Here’s a concept from Ford that strikes me as totally asinine.
As we all know, it’s possible to put solar PV on the roof of an electric vehicle car to charge the battery, but the area of the roof is insufficient to provide a meaningful amount of charge, ever under ideal conditions. Read more ›
The world is acutely aware that, in some cases, plugging in an electric vehicle means burning more coal, and that this is a net negative to the environment, not only in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, but in terms of toxic chemicals as well.
While the big automakers don’t talk about this openly, they are, to their credit, coming up with programs like this, in which they partner with large solar installers to minimize the use of electricity from the grid—regardless of its ultimate source.
Good stuff, IMO.
Renewable energy is one of the few eco-friendly ways of powering homes and saving on overall energy bills. Solar energy leads the charge when it comes to generating green energy, helping homeowners control electricity costs and contributing towards the ongoing green revolution.
Considering this, governments in some countries have instructed power corporations to buy energy back from homeowners. Read more ›
Our society needs a greater reverence for science, especially at this important point in the evolution of humankind, where we’ve come face-to-face with all manner of existential threats: climate change, ocean acidification, nuclear proliferation, loss of biodiversity, the end of a functioning democracy, etc. It seems to me that this is the wrong time to abandon science, and make important decisions based on other ways of looking the world.
Yet, this awe-inspiring video on the movement of large flocks of starlings serves as a reminder that science is a long way from having all the answers. I do hope you’ll check out the video; it’s amazing.
Making a “green living” at home conserves valuable resources and it’s better for the environment too. So, jump on the bandwagon of loving mother earth and save energy as well as money while you are at home or you are away from home. Small changes made by you can add up to big changes for the environment. Following are a few points, which must be kept in mind for saving energy in individual capacity: Read more ›
As I mentioned, the video-taped sessions on the main stage at the ARPA-e show are online. I keep returning mentally to the talk on the future of the grid that featured David Crane, CEO of NRG Energy, the second-largest power producer in the U.S., and Richard Lester, professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT.
What are the issues at stake here? We’ll, there are several.
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I was deeply disappointed that a family matter forced me to skip what is most certainly the world’s single best conference on energy innovation: the ARPA-e (Advanced Research Projects Agency – energy) show in Washington, DC.
We’re talking about a) the presence of 3000 high-level people in the industry, b) a very well-vetted set of 250 exhibits showcasing cutting-edge technologies, and c) some really good sessions with the planet’s top experts on the subject. The good news is that, though it pained me to miss out on the first two ingredients, the third was videotaped and put online for the benefit of us all. I spent a fair amount of time on this today, and I plan to work my way through all of it by the end of the week.
In her brilliant and poignant keynote on the ecological devastation that humankind is wreaking on the waters of Earth, legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle (pictured) ended her talk on an upbeat note Read more ›
If you are a university student, then you may be paying for quite a few things for the first time in your life as you begin on your path to independence. You should therefore learn to save energy so you can lower your overall bills.
If you are billed for your electricity, then you will need to find out the rates at which you’re paying it.Under a schedule for pricing like that you will be charged with a different amount, depending on the time of usage. Read more ›
Many companies both large and small have been successfully saving money after becoming more environmentally friendly, and, in today’s uneasy and somewhat lean economic times, being a little more financially responsible will do wonders for the inherent success of your business. Although people may typically imagine that doing this will involve a large amount of stress and turmoil for all concerned, businesses are gradually becoming both eco-friendly and fiscally accountable, and all with no huge company-wide headaches. Read more ›
With people across the UK leading ever more hectic lives, finding the time to take care of our environmental responsibilities can be increasingly difficult. Although the world of technology is often forced to take much of the blame when it comes to environmental damage, in many ways it is working incredibly hard to right the wrongs it has perhaps been unfairly burdened with.
Taking Responsibility for Our Energy Read more ›