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All Posts Tagged With: "alternative energy"

‘Bootleg’ electric cars thrive in China’s second-tier cities

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‘Bootleg’ electric cars thrive in China’s second-tier cities

In China, we meet a modern-day Thomas Edison who helped give birth to the country's "knockoff" electric car industry. Chinese consumers in second-tier cities can't get enough of these small, cheap electric cars that require 6 hours of charging to go 75 miles -- at a maximum of 35 mph. Video journalist Jimmy Wang produced the video for TIME and the Asia Society.

Posted: February 3, 2010 17:14   Comments: 6
Global auto industry slowly adapts to alternative energy

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Global auto industry slowly adapts to alternative energy

The automobile industry, hard hit by the recession, is facing a fundamental shift in direction. Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Vijay Vaitheeswaran, a correspondent for The Economist and the co-author of "Zoom: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future," about what he calls the coming "end of the age of oil."

Posted: February 3, 2010 16:53   Comments: 1
Island in Denmark produces more energy than it consumes

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Island in Denmark produces more energy than it consumes

John Larson travels to Denmark's Samso Island to report on its efforts to eliminate fossil fuel use. In 1998, Samso, population 4,000, devised a bold plan to completely switch to renewable energy. Today, the island is 100% carbon-neutral.

Posted: December 7, 2009 17:06   Comments: 17
Housing developments in Denmark slash energy use

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Housing developments in Denmark slash energy use

Worldfocus' John Larson has been reporting on Denmark's forward-thinking energy policy in the weeks leading up to the Copenhagen summit. Here, he visits a housing development outside of of Copenhagen where residents use astonishingly little energy.

Posted: November 30, 2009 17:24   Comments: 9
Efficient Danes use hydrogen cells to maximize wind power

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Efficient Danes use hydrogen cells to maximize wind power

Last week, we showed you how everyday Danes profit from pioneering wind power. But there's a challenge -- how to store that power when the wind isn't blowing. John Larson reports on how Denmark is searching for answers, including building Europe's first "hydrogen neighborhood" -- homes that are powered and heated with the help of hydrogen fuel cells.

Posted: November 24, 2009 17:00   Comments: 11
U.S. lagging behind in harnessing green energy

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U.S. lagging behind in harnessing green energy

In talks between President Obama and the Chinese president, climate change was high on the agenda. A recent report found that China is the world's leading renewable energy producer. Is the United States lagging too far behind other countries in developing renewable energy sources and businesses?

Posted: November 17, 2009 11:50   Comments: 28
Everyday Danes profit from pioneering wind power

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Everyday Danes profit from pioneering wind power

Long ago, Denmark pioneered wind power, which now accounts for 20 percent of its energy production. Everyday Danish citizens -- from farmers to art dealers -- invested in windmills. John Larson reports on how Danish citizens are capturing windfall profits.

Posted: November 16, 2009 17:38   Comments: 12
Taxes curb Danish oil use, promote energy independence

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Taxes curb Danish oil use, promote energy independence

Producer John Larson reports from Copenhagen, Denmark, on how changing lifestyles, taxing energy and subsidizing alternative technologies have reduced the country's dependency on oil and created thousands of new jobs.

Posted: November 5, 2009 18:29   Comments: 20
Weighing the costs and benefits of tidal power

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Weighing the costs and benefits of tidal power

Some don't think tidal power, a form of alternative energy, is as "green" as it is being made out to be. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History weighs the downsides and benefits of tidal power.

Posted: October 7, 2009 11:36   Comments: 0
Turning algae, wood and waste into biofuels

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Turning algae, wood and waste into biofuels

Along with green revolution trends like natural gas, nuclear power and ethanol fuel blends, people around the world are exploring a host of other “alternative” alternative fuels.

Posted: November 13, 2008 14:59   Comments: 2

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