Eight Cool Green Ideas You Don’t Want to Miss


Studying-LuciWhile we must deal with the threat of climate change, it is great to read news about innovations that will help us battle this scourge. There is a lot going on in the wind and solar power spheres as well as in the fast growing electric-powered car industry. Some of the more fun ideas this week includes redesigning manhole covers to charge up vehicles and  ”Luci,” a little solar powered lantern that could. This innovation could help people the world over emerge from energy poverty or simply let you see your dinner at a campsite. Enjoy.

 


3 reasons to feel hopeful about the future of clean energy

3 reasons to feel hopeful about the future of clean energy

It looks like all that funding is paying off


Virtualization: Once Again, Your Best Energy Technology

Virtualization: Once Again, Your Best Energy Technology

San Francisco, Calif.—Virtualization and lighting. Those are pretty much the only two words you need to know if you want to reduce your energy costs, according to Mike Lucki, chief financial officer at construction giant CH2M Hill during a talk at Verge, a technology and sustainability conference taking place in San [...]


Arizona Utility Tries Storing Solar Energy for Use in the Dark

Arizona Utility Tries Storing Solar Energy for Use in the Dark

Utilities are experimenting with ways to store the sun’s energy as heat, converting it into electricity before dawn and after dusk.


Electric Car Chargers That Look Like Manholes Are Coming To NYC In 2014

Electric Car Chargers That Look Like Manholes Are Coming To NYC In 2014

A small network of discreet cords-free electric vehicle chargers that look like manholes and double as parking spots will arrive in NYC early next…


The little light that helped one man raise over $1.5 million

The little light that helped one man raise over $1.5 million

From the blog Power Pitch: Meet Luci—she’s a compact, waterproof, very cool-looking solar-powered lantern on a big mission to provide affordable and portable light to those who play or live “off the grid.” From recreational campers, to those in the aftermath of a natural disaster, to the Samburu tribe in a remote part of Africa, the makers of the Luci [...]


The Earth Has Enough Wind Energy Potential To Power All Of Civilization

The Earth Has Enough Wind Energy Potential To Power All Of Civilization

Hundreds of trillions of watts.


 Nasa fuel cell technology to power Al Gore's new London headquarters

Nasa fuel cell technology to power Al Gore’s new London headquarters

Fuel cell converts gas into heat and electricity without producing carbon emissions


The US corporate boom in solar power explained in five charts  –  Quartz

The US corporate boom in solar power explained in five charts – Quartz

The news on the green technology front has not been good of late. As we wrote yesterday, funding for new technologies has been declining sharply. But there’s one bright spot for clean energy startups: solar power. Global photovoltaic power capacity is expected to hit a record 36,700 megawatts (MW) this year, according to market research firm Bloomberg…

 

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