technology

Energy By The Numbers: An Energy Revolution

21 Oct , 2016   Video

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a new report that highlights the accelerated deployment of five clean energy technologies:

  • wind turbines
  • solar technologies for both utility-scale and distributed photovoltaic (PV)
  • electric vehicles (EVs) and
  • light-emitting diodes (LEDs)

The report, Revolution…Now, was announced by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz during a discussion at The Atlantic’s Washington Ideas Forum.… [Read the rest]

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Join the fight against climate change with Mission Innovation

20 Oct , 2016   Video

Join the Department of Energy, President Obama and 19 world leaders, and 28 investors from 10 countries in accelerating the transition to a clean energy economy. The innovation culture needs you.… [Read the rest]

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Business Models,cityscapes,Homesteading,ideas & concepts,technology

Living Buildings: Thinking Outside the Pipe and other resources

13 Sep , 2016   Video

livingbuildingchallengeIf you live in any area that's prone to drought, you are already thinking about how to manage water. Here are some creative ways that others have come up with to meet the challenge of preserving water.… [Read the rest]

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technology,Zero Waste

Congratulations to Banka BioLoo!

12 Sep , 2016  

We were happy to hear that Banka BioLoo has been elected as the private sector representative to the Steering Committee of Sanitation and Water for All! Let's keep going.

http://sanitationandwaterforall.org/news/sanjay-banka-is-elected-first-private-sector-representative-of-swa-steering-committee/

We wish you the best on your sanitizing journey.… [Read the rest]

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Homesteading,technology,tools

Open-source farm machine blueprints (TED Talk)

7 Sep , 2016  

Marcin Jakubowski is helping to make the blueprints for 50 farming machines open source. His efforts should help anyone to build their own tractor or other tools from scratch and help make our lives more self-sustaining.… [Read the rest]

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affordablility,Business Models,cityscapes,new products,technology

Biomass gasification-derived bricks and concrete

6 Sep , 2016  

New materials for closed loop systems?

What would you build a house with? A technical report published by ISTC claims that the ash produced from biomass gasification can become bricks and concrete.… [Read the rest]

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technology

Fuel from Sunlight, Water and Air

3 Jun , 2016  

Have you heard about this? In 2011, MIT published an article about MIT Professor Daniel Nocera and his team. They'd done something impressive: they'd created an "artificial leaf".

Leaves convert carbon dioxide, water, and some salts into carbohydrates via photosynthesis, a complex process that uses the energy from the sun and chlorophyll (the green pigment in leaves).… [Read the rest]

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affordablility,Business Models,technology,tools,Upcycling,Zero Waste

The red pill or the blue pill?

10 May , 2016  

precious_plastic-problemOkay, we've got a problem with plastic. It's a big one. No surprise. It doesn't break down into something useful for other creatures, like leaves or twigs do. It can kill wildlife when left out in the wild.… [Read the rest]

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technology

How the oceans can clean themselves (with our help)

8 Dec , 2015   Video

For all the nay-sayers out there, here is one person who thought to do what many of us only just dream of doing.

plastic-pollution-cleaningA young inventor proposes one technological solution to plastic pollution in our oceans.… [Read the rest]

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