Big Brother? Masdar Monitors Student Energy & Water Consumption

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A one-year investigation by  researchers will hopefully reveal what incentives are most likely to encourage energy and water conservation among Masdar’s student body. There’s nothing sinister about it really. Masdar City in Abu Dhabi is aiming for carbon neutrality in an unforgivingly hot and dry environment teeming with young students. Naturally these twenty-somethings – among […]

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Helen Caldicott on the Nuclear Debate

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Dr. Helen Caldicott has campaigned against nuclear energy for decades. Today she talked to Green Prophet about how no nuclear event is merely local. We had a skype conversation with Dr. Helen Caldicott today, during which she stated in no uncertain terms that there is only one side to the nuclear question. Dr. Caldicott is […]

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Dr. Helen Caldicott: Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Much Worse Than Chernobyl

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There are good reasons not to eat apricots and hazelnuts from Turkey (after Chernobyl). Japan’s reactor is much worse. Brace for future horrors says expert Dr. Helen Caldicott. Although several months have passed since the devastating earthquake and tsunami occurred in Japan, the resulting nuclear power plant crisis, and the effect on the world environment […]

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GP Exclusive Interview: Turkey Beginning to Lay Infrastructure for Hydrogen Economy

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Hydrogen-fueled vehicles and power systems could be feasible in Turkey by 2020, says Mustafa Hatipoğlu, managing director of the UN’s International Centre for Hydrogen Energy Technologies in Istanbul. Since it was established  in Istanbul eight years ago, the International Centre for Hydrogen Energy Technologies (ICHET), a project of the United Nations International Development Organization, has been […]

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World’s First Integrated Renewables Combined Cycle Power Plant To Be Built in Turkey

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General Electric’s design integrates a traditional combined cycle plant with wind and solar energy, allowing it to generate electricity with unprecedented efficiency. Less than 100 kilometers from the planned site for Turkey’s first nuclear power plant, another alternative energy “first” has been planned. But this one promises high energy returns for low emissions without any […]

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Bosphorus To Become Center of Hydrogen Energy Production If Second Canal Is Built

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The proposed canal has been slammed by Turkish environmentalists. But authorities at Turkey’s center for hydrogen energy technology see a silver lining: the canal could enable Turkey to become one of the world’s most important producers of hydrogen energy. When Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced his self-termed “crazy project” last month – a […]

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Hydropower Could Meet More Of Turkey’s Energy Demand — But At What Cost?

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A planned dam in southeastern Turkey would submerge Hasankeyf’s 10,000-year-old cultural relics and displace 50,000 people from the region. How many kilowatt hours is that worth? Electric energy demand in Turkey is projected to more than double over the next decade, to approximately 450 billlion kilowatt-hours. Traditional sources of power, such as coal- and natural […]

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Debunking the ‘Green’ Biofuel Myth

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Is biofuel from the Jatropha tree- which Jordan is experimenting with- really as green and sustainable as we think? In a recent article, I debated whether we should encourage the Middle East to embrace biofuels as a real and sustainable alternative to the region’s current dependence on gas and oil. It followed an announcement from […]

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As Japan Nuclear Plants Approach “Meltdown” What Can the Mideast Learn?

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Japanese soldiers prepare for the worst. The China Syndrome? Is the worst yet to come? Radiation from damaged reactor cores at Japan’s Fukushima Diiachi nuclear power plant now appear to be reaching dangerous proportions according to statements being issued by governmental authorities and assessments being made by nuclear energy safety analysts. Some experts in Israel […]

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Japan Nuclear Meltdown Will Seriously Affect World Environment

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Checking for radiation in Japan. Wouldn’t happen if a solar power plant is damaged. Japan’s situation involving its damaged nuclear reactors is heading into “critical mass”  following more reactor failures from last week’s mega earthquake and subsequent tsunami tidal waves. Worries about this kind nightmarish scenario happening elsewhere, especially in the Middle East has been […]

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