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A Big Energy Company Wants You to Go Green by Playing a Smartphone Game

Published: 
Wed, 08/26/2015 (All day)

One of the more popular mobile video games these days has nothing to with honing your war craft, committing grand theft auto, or crushing candy.

It’s about green power. And it was made by a giant energy company.

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Study shows how to power California with wind, water and sun

Published: 
Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:13am
Category: 
Energy

Imagine a smog-free Los Angeles, where electric cars ply silent freeways, solar panels blanket rooftops and power plants run on heat from beneath the earth, from howling winds and from the blazing desert sun.

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Solar Panel Acreage Needed to Power the Entire Planet: 158 mi x 158 mi

Published: 
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 2:41pm
Category: 
Energy

The three squares on the map, below, represent how much solar panel acreage would be needed to power Germany (marked "D"), Europe (marked "EU"), and the entire planet (marked "Welt"):

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Crowdfunding campaign raises $2.2M to build solar roadways

Published: 
Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:15pm
Category: 
Energy

It's crazy. It'll never work. They cost too much. They'll crack. They're too delicate. You'll slide off them. Oil companies will never let it happen.

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Hopes for Impact of Carbon Rules in U.S. Are Modest

Published: 
Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:27am
Category: 
Energy

The new carbon pollution rules the Obama administration announced on Monday will help spur the natural gas industry and renewable energy like wind and solar power, but executives and analysts said they did not see the nation’s reliance on coal disappearing anytime soon.