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  • Smart power for your plug-ins

    This sleek, energy-saving tower with integrated iGo Green™ Technology automatically reduces wasted standby power by more than 85%. Plug in your computer and other devices to save power without the hassle of unplugging your devices. iGo Green™ Technology automatically powers down outlets when not in use and powers back up again when devices need power.

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    Novothink Surge iPhone Charger

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    Here comes the sun-powered smartphone charger. $69.95

    Ah Novothink, you clever scoundrels. This is an ingenious product. The Surge allows you to power your iPhone 3G or 3Gs using nothing but the energy of the sun. Featuring lithium-ion battery cell technology, the Surge comes in multiple colors....read more

    Powermat Portable Mat

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    Travel-friendly wireless charging device. $59.99

    With its suite of wireless charging products, Powermat has waged war on the tangled messes of cords that plague modern existence. The brand’s foldable Portable Mat charger adds a travel-friendly weapon to the arsenal. Featuring a universal, Energy Star level 5 power supply, the Portable Mat can wirelessly charge up to three Powermat-enabled devices (like your smartphone) at once....read more

    Google PowerMeter

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    Google's new home energy web app means you can finally prove that your roommate's been fluffing his underwear in the dryer.

    A new, free web software released late last year by Google makes seeing how much energy your home is using as easy as opening a web browser. Google PowerMeter collects information from utility smart meters and in-home energy management devices, then visualizes it on the user's personalized iGoogle homepage, showing people how much energy their home is using - and what's using it. So......read more

    The Most Solar Town in America

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    Nipton, California taps the sun for its energy needs.

    A small town on the border of the Mojave Desert is the new leader in solar energy. Nipton, California, a town of about 250 people, gets 85% of its electricity from a new 80 kilowatt solar project. This proves that renewable energy technology is already advanced enough to power our homes and lives, albeit maybe just in small towns for now. But the possibilities are endless, and as a gateway......read more

    My Emissions Exchange

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    Online carbon trading community pays users cash for cutting emissions.

    When the Wilsons, a typical family living in Harrisburg, PA received a notice in the mail that their energy rates would be jumping up 30% (or more) in 2010 they got good and mad... and then they installed solar panels. Their install costs were $56,000, $36,000 of which was paid for by a federal tax credit combined with a hefty State rebate. The remaining $20,000 they had to finance on their own,......read more

    Mexican Megacrystals Shaped by Climate Change

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    Ancient climate swings responsible for creation of massive gypsum megacrystals in caves near Chihuahua, Mexico.

    The massive underground megacrystals discovered in caves in northern Mexico add more proof to the theory that the world's greatest designer is nature itself. In a report published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Italian researchers say that extreme swings in the climate of the region (i.e. climate change) are responsible for creating the gigantic crystals (yes, those are men in the......read more

    Paving the Future

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    Pedestrians pave the way for green energy.

    In London, tests are underway for glowing paving slabs that create energy simply by being stepped on. The green slabs, which contain a light that gets brighter according to how much energy is stored, are designed to ‘flex’ less that 5mm when walked over. Inventor Laurence Kemball-Cook says the patented Pavegen System slabs could be used to power anything from lighting at bus stops to ticket......read more

    Wind Could Power 20% of Eastern Grid

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    A photographic look at the connections and contradictions between life inside the city and out.

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wind energy could generate 20 percent of the electricity needed by households and businesses in the eastern half of the United States by 2024, but it would require up to $90 billion in investment, according to a government report released on Wednesday. For the 20 percent wind scenario to work, billions must be spent on installing wind towers on land and sea and about 22,000......read more

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