A New Cooling Technology Protects Against Severe Heat & Viral Spread

CleanTechnica

In the face of dangerous heat waves this summer, Americans have taken shelter in air conditioned cooling centers. The same air conditioning systems that keep us cool recirculate air around us, potentially spreading the coronavirus.

Radiative Cooling And Carbon Capture: New Technologies For An Overheated World

CleanTechnica

Climate Change Science Aaswath Raman Amazon carbon capture CarbonCure cement Klaus Lackner microsoft radiative cooling SkyCoolSome of you may have been absent the day your high school science teacher gave a lesson on how ancient people living in hot climates made ice without refrigeration.

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Super White Paint Helps Keep Buildings Cool

CleanTechnica

Buildings Science heat island materials science radiative cooling super white paint UCLAResearchers at UCLA have created a super white paint that can reflect up to 98% of incoming heat from the sun.

Monday Motorbikes: The Gateway To Cool

CleanTechnica

But they’re also cool. Clean Transport CleanTechnica Reviews Electric Bikes Electric Vehicles Motorcycles + Scooters Ban Cars cool electric bikes Monday Motorbikes Mopeds personal electric vehicleI’ve had my eye on Monday since it first popped up on my Instagram feed. They’re cute. They’ve still got that vibe of the Puch 50 they’re modeled after. But they also have a modern feel, all black-clad.

New Solution For Cooling Solar Panels

CleanTechnica

A new technique for cooling solar panels has been under development in Egypt. A mixture of water, aluminum oxide, and calcium chloride hexahydrate cools the PV modules from underneath. Clean Power Research Science Solar Energy Solar Panels Egypt solar research

How solar-charged HVAC keeps trucking cool

GreenBiz

How solar-charged HVAC keeps trucking cool. Most drivers spend their off-duty time in the sleeper compartments of their trucks, sometimes keeping the truck idling to get power and to cool or heat their space. Idling to keep cool. Mike Roeth. Tue, 08/11/2020 - 00:01.

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This new cooling technology also prevents viral spread

GreenBiz

This new cooling technology also prevents viral spread. In the face of dangerous heat waves this summer, Americans have taken shelter in air-conditioned cooling centers. The same air conditioning systems that keep us cool recirculate air around us, potentially spreading the coronavirus.

Utilities are the new cool

GreenBiz

Thriving in the age of climate change pivots around electricity, and that means electric utilities are at the center. Energy & Climate Innovation resilience Solar Utilities Wind Power Energy Storage

Tesla Video Game Is Cool

CleanTechnica

Someone has gone and created a simple little Tesla video game in which you can walk around, watch videos about Tesla, talk to a Tesla-loving "CyberGirl," click through to Tesla.com using the game creator's referral code link, listen to cyber Elon Musk and Franz Holzhausen relay some useful statements that real Elon and Franz made, and more. My favorite part is zipping into the sky for a good view of the city on a definite non-Tesla vehicle.

Unusually Cool Weather & Snow In Some Areas … In May

CleanTechnica

It's unusually cool outside here in Louisiana. It's even been snowing in some areas of the country. It seems that May and last October decided to play a switch-a-roo. Climate Change Research Science Global Weirding Polar Vortex

5 seriously cool climate innovators in fashion

GreenBiz

From carbon-negative polyester to dissolvable thread, here's a handful of surprising startups making waves in the apparel industry. Circular Economy Fashion In the Loop Innovation

Naturally cooled funicular offers spectacular views of the French Alps

Inhabitat - Innovation

Atelier 360 has given Les Arcs - Bourg Saint Maurice funicular a green renovation that emphasizes panoramic views and passive cooling

A cool new energy-efficiency policy

Eco-Business

A single change in our approach to energy efficiency can enable more people around the world to stay cool, benefit consumers, and flatten the curve on cooling-related energy demand and emissions

Rumor: Tesla To Begin Shipping Cars Made In Shanghai To Asian And European Markets

CleanTechnica

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Cool vegan recipes for a hot summer

Inhabitat - Innovation

What makes food summery? Our top summer food picks are lighter than winter meals. They're unfussy dishes that won't have you standing inside for hours over a hot stove when you could be enjoying a summer evening

George Takei Asks If Cybertruck Is “Creepy or Cool”

CleanTechnica

Is the new Cybertruck creepy or cool?". In a video uploaded by George Takei as a part of his "Oh myyy" thing, he asks the question: "What do you think friends? Autonomous Vehicles Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Vehicles George Takei Oh myyy Tesla Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla Made Electric Cars Cool, Auto Industry Has Been Slow To Follow

CleanTechnica

Tesla made electric cars cool. The importance of that masterpiece of marketing is hard to overstate. It was the centerpiece of the company’s strategy from the very beginning, and it continues to be the heart of the brand’s appeal today. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles EV Charging Elon Musk Tesla Tesla brand Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model S Tesla Model X

Nissan: Free Parking At Cool Pavilion For Your Electricity. Mmmkay, Thanks.

CleanTechnica

Nissan has rolled out a unique opportunity for electric LEAF drivers in Japan.

The Air Conditioning Conundrum: More Cooling Begets More Climate Heating

CleanTechnica

As the environment gets hotter, the demand for air conditioning increases, which leads to more carbon emissions from generating plants, which in turn makes the environment even hotter. Climate Change air conditioning Carbon Emissions global heating Hawaiian Electric

Green Product Placement Is Making Sustainability Cool & Normal

CleanTechnica

Green marketing faces the challenge of creating and marketing innovative green products and services while persuading consumers. Green product placement is helping. Cleantech News CleanTechnica Exclusive Energy Efficiency Green Economy Media existing norms FCC films green products Hollywood Marketing product placement Sustainability television

Infinite Cooling Has the Potential to Capture 400 Billion Gallons of Lost Water Annually

Greentown Labs

Photo courtesy of Infinite Cooling. Industrial cooling towers use about as much water as all U.S. Infinite Cooling uses electric fields to capture 20 percent of water losses from those power plants, data centers, and other industrial facilities. The recovered water can be reused in the cooling tower, reducing the plant’s water consumption and cutting its costs. This is one area where you can have a huge impact,” says Maher Damak, CEO and co-founder of Infinite Cooling.

Climate-friendly cooling can slow global warming

Eco-Business

As global temperatures rise and demand for air conditioning and refrigeration soars, all countries must adopt common-sense initiatives to make cooling more efficient, less emissions-intensive, and more affordable for consumers

A green roof naturally cools a bioclimatic mosque in Indonesia

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Bioclimatic Community Mosque of Pamulang follows passive solar principles and boasts and active green roof to reduce the urban heat island effect

MellowVans’ Cool Electric Delivery Vehicles Look To Power The Global Last Mile Delivery Market.

CleanTechnica

Stellenbosch-based MellowVans seeks to help firms across the globe in this space in their quest to unlock operational efficiencies and cost savings by providing them with low cost and emission-free transport. MellowVans develops, manufactures, and leases electric three-wheeler cargo vans that appear to hit the sweet spot of the delivery vehicle market.

Passively cooled Californian beach house channels Australian vibes

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Seaside Reef House celebrates indoor-outdoor living and sustainable design

This green wall uses upcycled clay tiles for natural cooling

Inhabitat - Innovation

These clay tile planters are an alternative to plastic flower pots

Cool retro boats restored with electric motors

Inhabitat - Innovation

For those planning a summer day on the waterways of Lake Michigan, there's a new ecological option that will help you spend the day boating in sustainable style. Located on the lake's eastern shore, Retro Boat Rentals has unveiled a collection of fiberglass boats from the 50s and 60s that have been restored using state-of-the-art electric motors

Sculptural aluminum roof keeps Cal Poly building cool

Inhabitat - Innovation

California State Polytechnic University's (Cal Poly) Pomona campus recently welcomed a new gateway building that not only consolidates academic services, but also serves as a sustainable campus landmark. Los Angeles-based firm CO Architects designed the 140,000-square-foot building, a two-wing structure topped with an eye-catching aluminum roof that spans two acres

Volkswagen Pivots Away From SEAT For Low-Cost EV As Chinese Market Cools

CleanTechnica

Volkswagen's quest to build an electric car for less than 20,000 euros has taken a step backward after a decision was made to not pursue a sales strategy for the car in China due to market conditions. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles China JAC SEAT volkswagen volkswagen e up! Volkswagen Group Volkswagen ID.1 Volkswagen MEB Volkswagen MEB chassis Volkswagen MEB platform volkswagen up

Will Southeast Asia warm to climate-friendly cooling?

Eco-Business

Eco-Business asked Professor James Trevelyan how the region can stay cool without cooking the planet [PODCAST] Air-conditioning is in hot demand in Southeast Asia, but the energy-guzzling technology exacerbates climate change.

'Hovering' gardens passively cool this energy-efficient home

Inhabitat - Innovation

This contemporary home is defined by its hanging gardens

Old Polish barn transforms into a cool contemporary home

Inhabitat - Innovation

Recently transformed from a decrepit old barn into a sleek contemporary home, the Silesian House by mode:lina incorporates timber and other natural materials

Volkswagen revamps classic 1960s microbus into a cool electric ride

Inhabitat - Innovation

VW has updated the classic T1 Samba Bus into an electric van called e-BULLI

To tackle global warming, countries must make cooling a part of post-pandemic recovery

Eco-Business

Amid rising temperatures, cooling technologies will be needed to protect people from heatwaves and keep vaccines and food fresh. Climate-friendly cooling could help humanity avoid 0.4°C

This tiny home on wheels features a cool laundry chute

Inhabitat - Innovation

The tiny home features modern technologies including solar power options and keyless entry