Powerland http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19810/all en Powerland Mexico City: A bold community built on trash http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5647798 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>A 350-acre dump reinvents the way a neighborhood gets its power. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> John Dickie </div> </div> </div> <p> MEXICO CITY &mdash; Energy can be harnessed from the most unexpected places. In Mexico, it now even comes from trash.</p> <p> Recently, an enormous landfill in the east of Mexico City was sealed over and converted into a retail park, and underneath it, a unique system turns mountains of trash into megawatts of electricity.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="720" height="405" alt="Powerland Mexico City: A bold community built on trash" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/193f593213124-original.jpg?1306514282" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:06:13 14:28</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("193f593213124", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5647798" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Powerland Mexico Video Mon, 13 Jun 2011 18:28:00 +0000 John Dickie 5647798 at http://www.globalpost.com Powerland Rio: Rethinking Latin America's largest landfill http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5647799 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>When too much gas is a good thing. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Solana Pyne </div> </div> </div> <p> RIO DE JANEIRO &mdash; Latin America&rsquo;s largest garbage dump has a case of gas.</p> <p> As an estimated 90 million tons of trash decompose in Rio de Janeiro&rsquo;s Jardim Gramacho landfill, it emits thousands of cubic feet of methane and other gasses. Dump manager Lucio Vianna believes the flammable byproducts will soon be a formidable source of energy.</p> <p> &ldquo;The energy potential is really significant,&rdquo; said Vianna, who has managed the city-owned dump for two decades.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="720" height="405" alt="Powerland Rio: Rethinking a landfill" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/7f47cfaab55e0-original.jpg?1306515002" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:05:27 14:28</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("7f47cfaab55e0", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5647799" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Powerland Brazil Video Fri, 27 May 2011 18:28:21 +0000 Solana Pyne 5647799 at http://www.globalpost.com Powerland Cape Town: Meet the Joule http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5647809 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>An electric car that could drive a continent.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeffery Barbee </div> </div> </div> <p> CAPE TOWN, South Africa &mdash; The Joule. It&rsquo;s not just a word used to describe a certain amount of electrical or mechanical energy. It&rsquo;s also the name of a bold new electric vehicle, which is part of an African-driven project to create a cleaner, more energy efficient fleet of cars that could have a positive impact on climate change.</p> <p> The sporty-looking five passenger vehicle can travel about 150 miles on one charge and recharges from a simple wall outlet. The excess energy it generates can even be sold back to the electricity grid.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="720" height="405" alt="Powerland Cape Town: Meet the Joule" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/24b07e2d6416f-original.jpg?1306515337" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:05:27 14:28</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("24b07e2d6416f", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5647809" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Powerland South Africa Video Fri, 27 May 2011 18:28:40 +0000 Jeffery Barbee 5647809 at http://www.globalpost.com Powerland Shanghai: A green tower for Red China http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5660835 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Red China’s turning green, thanks to a new state-of-the-art tower.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Artiz Parra </div> </div> </div> <p> SHANGHAI, China &mdash; The skyline of Pudong in Shanghai has been a symbol of China&rsquo;s development the last three decades.</p> <p> The city went from a barren mudland at the beginning of the eighties to a wannabe financial center dotted by the highest skyscrapers in the country and, for brief periods, even in the world.</p> <p> In the early 2000s, the city added two supertall towers: the 88-floor Jinmao and the newest Shanghai World Financial Center, with its empty quadrangle in the top that locals started referring to as a bottle-opener.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="720" height="405" alt="Powerland Shanghai: A green tower for Red China" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/aa4f21cb0f4eb-original.jpg?1309204832" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:06:27 17:11</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("aa4f21cb0f4eb", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5660835" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Powerland China Video Mon, 27 Jun 2011 21:11:00 +0000 Artiz Parra 5660835 at http://www.globalpost.com Powerland Port-au-Prince: Waste not, want not http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5669440 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>In devastated Haiti, new biodigesters turn human waste into a green energy solution.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ross Velton </div> </div> </div> <p> PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti &mdash; Port-au-Prince is a city with problems. The devastating January 2010 earthquake caused many of them.</p> <p> But while houses wait to be rebuilt and people rehoused, the city might be closer to solving another problem: finding viable sources of clean, renewable energy.</p> <p> The problem here is that city residents use charcoal to cook, heat, and fuel their lives.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="720" height="405" alt="Powerland Port-au-Prince: Waste not, want not " src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/df714d2ff05fe-original.jpg?1309890471" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:07:05 16:23</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("df714d2ff05fe", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5669440" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Powerland Americas Video Tue, 05 Jul 2011 20:23:00 +0000 Ross Velton 5669440 at http://www.globalpost.com Powerland Paris: Digging deep for green energy http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5670557 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Welcome to the hot Paris underground. It's not what you think. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ben Barnier </div> </div> </div> <p> PARIS, France &mdash; Orly is the second biggest airport in Paris, but it leads the way in green technologies in the city.</p> <p> ADP, the company that runs Orly as well the Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris&rsquo;s largest, has just geared up a cutting-edge heating system that relies on geothermal power.&nbsp;It is a rare alternative energy initiative in a country where cheap and plentiful nuclear energy has left little appetite for green technologies.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="720" height="405" alt="Powerland Paris: Orly digs deep for green" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/94c3d832af44f-original_0.jpg?1310668595" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:07:14 15:16</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("94c3d832af44f", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5670557" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Powerland France Video Thu, 14 Jul 2011 19:16:00 +0000 Ben Barnier 5670557 at http://www.globalpost.com Powerland: Masdar City http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5671236 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>In the booming United Arab Emirates, a green city built on sand. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jon Jensen </div> </div> </div> <p> ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - The UAE may be sitting on the sixth largest reserves of petroleum in the world, but the leaders in this tiny Gulf sheikdom know that their oil wells will dry up sooner than later.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="720" height="405" alt="Powerland Masdar: A green city built on sand" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/ef4dd7a933b5c-original_0.jpg?1311355292" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:07:24 07:33</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("ef4dd7a933b5c", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5671236" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Powerland Energy Middle East Video Sun, 24 Jul 2011 11:33:00 +0000 Jon Jensen 5671236 at http://www.globalpost.com Powerland: Guatemala City's geothermal jackpot http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5671878 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>What do you do when a deadly volcano sits next door? Turn it to clean energy, of course. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Deborah Bonello </div> </div> </div> <p> GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala &mdash; The steam rising from the Pacaya volcano and the hills and rivers&nbsp;surrounding it on the outskirts of Guatemala&rsquo;s captial city hints at&nbsp;a power source that could give the country the energy security it&nbsp;craves.</p> <p> Geothermal steam and water some 2,000 meters below the surface&nbsp;of the green hills and mountains is being tapped by the global&nbsp;alternative energy company Ormat, converted into electricity, and fed into the city&#39;s main power grid.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="720" height="405" alt="Powerland Guatemala City: The heat is on" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/222770cd0a1d6-original.jpg?1311977422" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:07:30 08:41</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("222770cd0a1d6", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5671878" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Powerland Americas Geo Green Video Sat, 30 Jul 2011 12:41:00 +0000 Deborah Bonello 5671878 at http://www.globalpost.com Powerland: Windhoek, Namibia http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5672395 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>An ingenious idea in Africa uses a desert ecosystem to produce clean energy. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeffery Barbee </div> </div> </div> <p> WINDHOEK, Namibia &mdash; One-hundred miles southwest of Windhoek, Namibia, in the middle of the most&nbsp;forbidding desert, a group of scientists at the Gobabeb Training and Research&nbsp;Center in Namibia are working at the forefront of technology to create a hybrid&nbsp;energy system that could change the way cities and countries manage their&nbsp;electricity.</p> <p> Called a &ldquo;minigrid,&quot; the system uses solar and wind power connected to a&nbsp;special electrical converter and battery array that supplies energy to the 40&nbsp;researchers stationed here.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="720" height="405" alt="Powerland Windhoek: The sun also rises" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/e358fa41d6658-original.jpg?1312487072" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:08:05 06:49</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("e358fa41d6658", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5672395" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Powerland Energy Video Fri, 05 Aug 2011 10:49:00 +0000 Jeffery Barbee 5672395 at http://www.globalpost.com Powerland: Barcelona, Spain http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5672907 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>It's easy to be green in this buzzing, and sunny, Mediterranean tourist city.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lucija Stojevic </div> </div> </div> <p> BARCELONA, Spain &mdash; Barcelona is more than just a buzzing Mediterranean tourist&nbsp;destination. It&rsquo;s a city with ambitious goals to become one of Europe&rsquo;s greenest cities by&nbsp;2020.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="720" height="405" alt="Powerland Barcelona: Here comes the sun" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/ba62949085882-original_0.jpg?1313076452" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:08:11 17:54</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("ba62949085882", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5672907" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Powerland Green Energy Europe Solar Spain Video Thu, 11 Aug 2011 21:54:00 +0000 Lucija Stojevic 5672907 at http://www.globalpost.com Powerland: London's new green machines http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5673956 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>London's iconic red buses are going green. Here's how. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Anahi Aradas </div> </div> </div> <p> LONDON &mdash; London&rsquo;s iconic red buses are going green.</p> <p> The city has introduced a fleet of eight vehicles fuelled entirely by hydrogen, some of the least-polluting buses in Europe.</p> <p> The buses are powered not by a standard combustion engine, but by fuel cell in a big battery that generates enough electricity to drive the vehicle. The only emission is water vapor.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="720" height="405" alt="Powerland: London&#039;s new green machines" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/c1c80bf07b0e1-original_0.jpg?1314305884" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:08:25 21:02</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("c1c80bf07b0e1", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5673956" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Powerland Green Europe United Kingdom Video Fri, 26 Aug 2011 01:02:00 +0000 Anahi Aradas 5673956 at http://www.globalpost.com Powerland: Pretoria's new battery power http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5673957 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>If batteries are the holy grail of alternative energy systems, then this modest lab in South Africa is a high church.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeffery Barbee </div> </div> </div> <p> PRETORIA, South Africa &mdash; Scientists at the Center for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are among the leading innovators of the lithium ion technology found in cellphones, laptops and even hybrid cars.&nbsp;</p> <p> The global demand for batteries is over $70 billion dollars, and growing every year.</p> <p> This modest research center, which is the country&rsquo;s national lab, has led the world the world in creating systems that harness clean energy and use it in the most economical ways possible.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="720" height="405" alt="Powerland Pretoria: Batteries included" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/b5c8669d9d5b1-original_0.jpg?1314306452" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:08:26 14:53</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("b5c8669d9d5b1", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5673957" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Powerland Green Energy South Africa Video Fri, 26 Aug 2011 18:53:00 +0000 Jeffery Barbee 5673957 at http://www.globalpost.com Powerland: Santiago's energy saving buildings http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5674595 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chile's new energy efficient buildings dramatically reduce power consumption.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jimmy Langman </div> </div> </div> <p> SANTIAGO, Chile &mdash; The Chilean capital of Santiago is now home to innovative&nbsp;new architecture projects that are helping the country solve its energy&nbsp;challenges.</p> <p> Called Latin America&sup1;s economic tiger for its high economic growth rates, Chile&#39;s&nbsp;vibrant economy has meant rising energy consumption. Chile is&nbsp;projected to need twice as much energy by 2025.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="Powerland Santiago: Buildings for a greener future" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/057dc0479c622-original_0.jpg?1315004283" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:09:02 21:15</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("057dc0479c622", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5674595" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Powerland Green Energy Chile Video Sat, 03 Sep 2011 01:15:00 +0000 Jimmy Langman 5674595 at http://www.globalpost.com Powerland Tokyo: Power from the people — literally http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5675052 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Think footsteps that light the hallway and phones that recharge from the talking itself.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Condon </div> </div> </div> <p> TOKYO &ndash; Japan&rsquo;s central government isn&rsquo;t the only one re-examining its entire energy strategies after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown. Japanese companies and municipalities are as well.</p> <p> And Kohei Hayamizu, the CEO of Tokyo-based Soundpower Corporation, says he may have part of the solution for an alternative to centralized energy production, a signature of Japan&rsquo;s manufacturing might.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="Powerland Tokyo: People power" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/11a2ac92a1e00-original.jpg?1315691912" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:09:11 07:11</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("11a2ac92a1e00", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5675052" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Powerland Energy Japan Science Video Sun, 11 Sep 2011 11:11:00 +0000 Michael Condon 5675052 at http://www.globalpost.com Powerland Berlin: Avant-garde green http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5675687 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Making green fun in Germany, as well as functional. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ben Barnier </div> </div> </div> <p> BERLIN &mdash; A crop of designers from Berlin are working on what tomorrow&rsquo;s green technologies might look like.</p> <p> In Germany&rsquo;s funky capital city, long renowned for its creative vibe, these artists have designed devices that rethink how we interact with our environment.</p> <p> Their innovations are not just playful, but also produce electricity Hans-Peter Kadel and Myriel Milicevic &mdash; aka, the &ldquo;Energy Harvesters&rdquo; &mdash; make a point of inventing devices that are functional but that don&rsquo;t look too serious or scientific.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="Powerland Berlin: Avant-garde green" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/9adab46f995d0-original.jpg?1316447552" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:09:20 17:38</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("9adab46f995d0", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5675687" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Powerland Business Energy Europe Germany Video Tue, 20 Sep 2011 21:38:59 +0000 Ben Barnier 5675687 at http://www.globalpost.com