Lego Turbine

A three metre lego turbine is displayed at Customs House August 16, 2007 in Sydney, Australia. Engineers without Borders are constructing a 7,000 LEGO brick fully functioning three-metre tall wind turbine in Customs House Square as part of a three day technology extravaganza to highlight the organisation's work in developing countries. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
19 Oct 2011 10:11:00

A visiter is attracted by the chairs covered with solar panels at the factory of Yingli Green Energy Holding Company, also known as Yingli Solar, on June 20, 2011 in Baoding city of Hebei Province, China. According to a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), China overtook America as the world' s largest energy consumer in 2010. New energy industries are becoming even more important than in the past. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
21 Jun 2011 10:50:00

Wind turbines stand in the Baltic 1 offshore wind farm on April 29, 2011 in the Baltic Sea near Zingst, Germany. Baltic 1, a project of German energy utility EnBW that includes 21 turbines rated at 2.3 megawatts each, will be Germany's first commercial offshore wind farm once it officially begins operation on May 2. Germany has thus far lagged in offshore wind farm construction when compared to neighbors like Great Britain and Denmark, though German Chancellor Angela Merkel has vowed to invest heavily into offshore wind farms as part of an overall policy to encourage renewable energy production. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)
30 Apr 2011 12:54:00