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Kyocera’s Green Curtains are a big hit and now the company is planting them every spring at offices in Japan and various parts of the world. Foliage plants and vegetables are planted on trellises along walls, providing shade and reducing heat gain. Just having plants outside on walls lowers the indoor temperature inside about 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit during summer. They are not [...]
Call it what you will — the “industrial internet,” the “internet of things,” or “machine-to-machine communications” (M2M) — the seamless connectivity of devices is becoming one of the core drivers of the clean energy transition. There are now 1.3 billion M2M devices in operation around the world. By 2020, there will be 12.5 billion in [...]
Detroit automaker Ford has been experimenting with a new carbon fibre technology that could help lower fuel consumption for its customers. The carbon fibre bonnet for the Ford Focus was displayed at the Composites Europe event in Dusseldorf, Germany. It is constructed from the super-strong material usually associated with bespoke racing vehicles or high-performance sports [...]
A grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to Farmland Management Services (FMS) has helped reduce diesel emissions across six of the company’s Wisconsin cranberry farms.The grant, awarded under the EPA’s National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program, has curbed the amount of particulate matter and nitrogen oxides, which potentially cause adverse health effects, emitted [...]
Japanese automaker Nissan is lending a corporate hand to the city of Detroit. This past weekend, the company donated a Nissan Titan truck to the city’s annual tree planting event. ‘The Greening of Detroit’ organizes this yearly event, which works to create a greener city through planting and educational programs. “We rely heavily on trucks [...]
Envision Solar has taken a bold step forward in modularizing its iconic Solar Tree design. The California company announced this week that it has developed a process for pre-casting and shipping the concrete columns that form the trunks of its Solar Tree. “In the past we always poured the columns in place,” said Envision CEO [...]
UTC Power, a provider of fuel cells, has created an infographc illustrating the real world applications of fuel cells. “Fuel cells are not a futuristic power source, but rather a common and effective source of renewable clean energy”, the company said. Original Article on Energy Refuge
You may feel guilty some days eating that giant bag of chips, terrified your waist line is about to balloon. But it looks like Frito-Lay wants to tap your environmental awareness … even if its chips may gnaw at your calorie-conscious self. Frito-Lay is about to launch its first fleet of electric trucks, to ensure [...]
Tokelau, a small group of Pacific atolls off the coast of New Zealand, is well on its way to becoming the world’s first truly renewable nation. Housing 1,400 people, the island is currently dependent on diesel fuel generators, burning 200 litres of gas daily. However, the residents hope to shed this wasteful habit by October [...]
It’s a little bit mind-boggling to think that only a century ago, cars were just starting to become available to the average man. Fast forward to today and almost everyone in the modern world has a vehicle, if not two. Cars have become one of the most ubiquitous and important pieces of technology that we [...]
Last year, SolarCity partnered with U.S. Renewables Group Renewable Finance and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in a $1 billion effort to solarize military housing across the U.S. It’s making progress and surging ahead with new projects at sites owned and managed by Lend Lease. On July 17 SolarCity announced that it is partnered with [...]
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