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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.

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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 move through water and turn them into energy that powers homes and businesses.

Kinetic energy is at the heart of a new clean energy business in Cleveland, Ohio called Tremont Electric. Tremont plans to move kinetic energy into the American mainstream — and create local clean energy manufacturing jobs in the process.

Tremont Electric was formed in 2007 by Aaron LeMieux. He was inspired to research kinetic technology after hiking on the Appalachian Trail and being forced to stop, repeatedly, in small towns to re-charge his CD player. After that experience, LeMieux began ex... Read more

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