2-3x energy production with the addition of a "wind lens". This reminds me a bit of the Dyson bladeless fan's multiplier ring or whatever it's called.
Ford's Bio-plastic Car
Canada's Geothermal Resources Could Power the Country One Million Times Over
Canada's federal Geological Survey Commission has released a report stating that the country's geothermal resources are so vast that they could power the country one million times over...A team of scientists from the agency said that as little as 100 projects could completely power the country while generating very few greenhouse gas emissions...
China's first solar chimney plant starts operating in desert
..."A feat of this facility is that an air door has been added to integrate wind power into the power supply, which enables the system to operate in winter when there is minimal sunshine. In this way, the system can operate 365 days of a year around the clock," he said.
Films, Animations, Interviews, Computer Simulations about Solar Chimneys and Energy Towers
By Dan Probst, Chairman of Energy and Sustainability Services, Jones Lang LaSalle
CHICAGO, Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ ó The worldwide movement toward sustainability has made significant progress over the past half-dozen years as companies and cities have pursued strategies that balance future and current societal needs. Now, sustainable development is entering a new phase, characterized by greater alignment within and between the public and private sectors.
The road to sustainability has been plagued with roadblocks, including an unprecedented global financial crisis and attempts by entrenched business and political interests to deny climate science. Perhaps the greatest obstacle has been the lack of consistent and comparable standards for defining and measuring sustainability. Although these issues have yet to be fully resolved, many well-coordinated initiatives in recent years have pointed the way forward for companies and cities.
In 2012, major trends shaping the sustainable development movement include:
Transparency Ė Buildings, companies and cities are measuring and disclosing energy usage, carbon emissions and other information relating to sustainability. Commercial building owners donít always have a choice: Five major U.S. cities and two states have enacted energy performance measurement and disclosure policies to date, and nine more cities and states have bills under considerations, to help tenants and investors make better informed decisions. Buildings in Europe are required to display energy performance certificates, and Australia is implementing similar requirements.
Corporations donít require legal mandates to encourage disclosure. In 2011, more than 3,000 companies, including 404 Global 500 firms, voluntarily reported their carbon emissions, water. ......... more............
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