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Indiana's Amish embracing wind, solar power

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Northeastern Indiana’s large Amish community is starting to embrace wind and solar energy to power their homes’ lights, refrigerators and other equipment. Although many Amish rejected high-voltage electricity in the early 1920s because … Read More

Solar PowerSolar Powered Parking Meter -Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

A solar powered parking meter on Collier Street in downtown Barrie, Ontario. Read More

Indiana's Amish embracing wind, solar power

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Associated Press – August 30, 2008 5:24 PM ET GRABILL, Ind. (AP) – Northeastern Indiana’s large Amish community is starting to embrace wind and solar energy to power their homes’ lights,… Read More

Solar

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Of course the panels are not laid out on the ground, but are set angled at an elevation to gain maximum insolation but the area gives a reasonable illustration of what we can expect to do if we want to run electric trains on solar power … Read More

Prose watch: Obama acceptance speech (Politico via Yahoo! News)

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

As a record 38 million tuned in to watch Barack Obama accept his party’s nomination on Friday and 85,000 more saw the speech live from Mile High Stadium, the nominee seemed determined to disprove Mario Cuomo’s adage that “You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.” Read More

Elephant grass plantations could fuel Scotland’s cars (Sunday Herald)

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

elephant grass across the Highlands could provide enough biofuel to drive every vehicle in Scotland and perhaps the whole of the UK, experts will tell a conference in Glasgow this week. Read More

Wind turbines generate bonus for homeowners (Times Online)

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Homeowners who splash out on wind turbines and solar panels are being paid for the electricity they generate, even when they use it all themselves. Read More

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