The Trement Electric nPower PEG can harness kinetic energy to power small devices such as iPods or cellphones.Photo courtesy of Tremont Electric When it comes to renewable energy, we hear plenty about the latest developments in solar and wind. But what about the latest developments in kinetic energy? Kinetic energy is created through movement -- like walking or running. It can be applied on a small scale, using the vibrations you create when you go hiking to power a cell phone or MP3 player. On a larger scale, it has the potential to take vibrations created by waves as they …
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Andrea Buffa joined Apollo Alliance in July 2009 after working for two years at the University of California, Berkeley, Center for Labor Research and Education, where she studied the impact of climate change policies on jobs and workers.