Arrow takes on the challenge of bringing technology to people with no electricity. Miranda Ingram reports…
Every so often a concept comes along that is so simple and so effective that you can’t believe it didn’t already exist.
The DigiTruck, a mobile, solar-powered unit made from an old shipping container mounted on a trailer to create a fully computer-equipped classroom, is such a game changer. It drives 21st century technology to parts of the world still governed by the cycles of day and night.
The company's own photovoltaic facility on the roof of a new logistics hall at the Mercedes-Benz Global Logistics Center in Germersheim is being connected to the grid. The new facility will reduce annual CO2 emissions by 755,000 kilograms.
Living large in 432 square feet of master-crafted comfort.
GREEN BUILDER MEDIA and Shelter Dynamics have teamed up to introduce the Arc House, the latest in Green Builder Media’s forward-thinking VISION House series. This innovative “tiny home” integrates many facets of sustainability into one compelling, compact package, taking the concept to the next level with its unique form, craftsmanship and functionality.
When it comes to the environment, this election may go a long way toward determining the fate of humans on this planet.
The last time a major political party nominated a Clinton for President, the world was very different. Free trade, domestic crime, deficit reduction, and welfare reform were the critical issues then, and climate was all but ignored (only mentioned twice in the Democratic party’s 1996 platform).
Today, climate is one of the hottest, and certainly most contentious, topics in our national political debate, and it illustrates one of the sharpest contrasts between the Democratic and Republican parties.
The clouds are parting and the sun is shining. A growing number of people are realizing the benefits of harnessing the sun and are switching to solar. To answer the question, “Why is solar power becoming so popular?” Simply put, solar power makes sense – it’s abundant, consistent, and nearly free to use.
U.S. EPA recognizes Orion Assembly for its onsite renewable energy
LAKE ORION, Mich., July 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The General Motors Orion Assembly plant that builds the Chevrolet Bolt EV ranks as the eighth largest user of green power generated onsite in the United States among the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership Partners. Over half of the plant is powered by methane captured from decomposing trash in a nearby landfill.
With 16 solar installations in the United States, General Motors takes the top spot among automakers for solar energy use in the nation. Its latest array can be found at the company’s Rochester Operations plant in New York – a 466-kilowatt array expected to power 3 percent of the facility’s electricity. That’s enough energy to power nearly 57 single family homes in New York or charge 1,000 electric vehicles for a year.
Many businesses praise the EPA’s first rule limiting carbon pollution.
The Environmental Protection Agency recently finalized its Clean Power Plan. Under the plan, carbon emissions will be reduced 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. The Clean Power Plan marks the first official rule limiting carbon pollution. It specifically targets fossil fuel power plants, which are the top source of carbon pollution—resulting in one-third of U.S. emissions.
How did our dependency on fossil fuels begin? When did we start using fossil fuels? What did we do to cook our food or heat our homes?
Early History of Coal
Archeologists have found evidence of surface mining and household usage of coal in China dating back to 3490 BC. During the Middle Ages, small mining operations began to spread throughout Europe to supply forges, smithies, and breweries. When the British were running out of firewood to burn in the 1400’s, the invention of fire bricks made chimneys cheap to build. Thus, the market for coal was created.