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Throughout the last year, many of the wealthiest companies around the globe put millions of company dollars towards environmental preservation projects. As many industrial fields look into “greener” methods of production and operations, they have also donated funding to charitable efforts that promote sustainability, reduce pollution, and protect wildlife. Looking back at six of the [...]
The public Presidential inauguration ceremony took place on Monday, January 21, and event organizers paid unprecedented attention to environmental sustainability. The official Inauguration Day was January 20th. However, as that date falls on a Sunday in 2013, the public swearing-in ceremony was held on Monday, January 21, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. ET, with the official [...]
The 2013 International CES show is the biggest trade show in the Americas and includes some of the newest eco-design and sustainable technologies. The show is organized by the Consumer Electronics Association and takes place in Las Vegas from January 8 to January 11. Last year 156,000 people attended CES 2012. The show is huge [...]
Recently, I’ve been watching Saul Griffith’s “Climate Change Recalculated,” a brilliant talk book about the connection between our individual carbon footprint (he presents his own in precisely measured details) and what it will actually take to power the future with clean energy. I’m coupling that with a read of Amory Lovins’ “Reinventing Fire,” which looks [...]
There are a few truths that make the fundamental case that investing in the emerging next economy is the clearest path to long term competitive portfolio performance. First, innovation – meaning improving economic output without increasing material or capital inputs – always wins. This is simply how capitalism works, money chasing the best ideas, and [...]
Combinations of onshore wind, offshore wind, and photovoltaic solar, paired with battery and hydrogen storage in a widespread grid system, could meet 90 percent to 99.9 percent of expected 2030 demand at almost no increased cost, according to a new study. “The common view,” University of Delaware researchers noted in their report, “is that a [...]
As the most vulnerable members of our societies, environmental destruction impacts children first and foremost. Children are also those who are most likely to endure the impacts of a polluted environment over the longest period. Climate change is already killing one thousand children every day. The importance of educating children about the environment was addressed at [...]
Green architecture, otherwise known as sustainable architecture or green building, is a form of eco-friendly construction whereby a property is built with the natural environment in mind. This may incorporate the use of alternative energy sources, recyclable materials, green roofing, waste reduction and other factors into the construction. Green architecture is a growing sector and [...]
At Suntech, we believe in practicing what we preach. Since our humble beginnings more than a decade ago, we’ve shipped more than 7 gigawatts of solar products to customers in more than 80 countries — that’s enough panels to generate roughly 9 terawatt-hours of electricity! (Check out the infographic here) As we’ve grown, we’ve made [...]
Virtually every aspect of our current electric grid is outdated. From the way we generate power to the distribution of that power to homes and businesses, our grid infrastructure is based on old technology that does not make sense in our modern world. Consider how we generate the majority of our electricity: by burning coal and [...]
Bounce Your Way to Work: We’ll start from the ground up, with the perhaps most fun form of transportation: a trampoline road. Estonian architecture studio, Salto, has built an inventive solution to the boredom of the morning commute—a 51 meter (170 foot-long) trampoline, that can be used to bounce to your destination. The trampoline, dubbed [...]
It’s only one person’s opinion, but we haven’t heard much of this kind of perspective on the cleantech industry before, so we thought it’s worth presenting to you. Each year, Dallas Kachan of research and consulting firm Kachan & Co. sets out predictions for the coming year, many of which have materialized, he says. He predicted [...]
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