2017

Are We Finally Going To Help Puerto Rico Power Up?

Jim Conca

Puerto Rico and USVI arein the largest blackout in U.S. history. But it appears that a more serious contractor, Louis Berger, will be coming to the islands to help resurrect the their electrical and power systems and make them more resilient to future super storms. And that is a big lift

Is Circular Economy the Future of Coffee Shops? Kaffe Bueno is Here to Prove That

Green Tech Challenge

Kaffe Bueno: a case of successful entrepreneurship Kaffe Bueno , is a novel coffee startup based in Copenhagen. It is the first coffee company in the world, with a circular business model. Selling and recycling coffee by using it in natural cosmetics. The 3 founders are from Colombia.

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Why Useless Data Is Worse Than No Data

Ambisense

To characterise a process, data is a necessity. In the absence of data, important parameters of a process are not tracked, their significance cannot be evaluated and their behaviour over the course of time cannot be understood.

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India Auctions 500 Megawatts Rooftop Solar Capacity With Lowest Bid At 3.4¢/kWh

CleanTechies

India has auctioned the largest capacity of rooftop solar power projects in history and the results are extremely promising and could provide a much-needed boost to the rooftop solar power… Renewable Energy India India Rooftop Solar Power india solar power SECI Solar Energy Corporation of India

How does a home solar system work?

Sunrun

Solar Panels Solar panels are made of photovoltaic cells that convert sunlight to direct current electricity (DC electricity). As long as the sun ray’s are making contact with your roof, your panels are converting solar radiation into DC electricity. And if it’s cloudy out?

5 Tips to Make Your Home Remodel Energy Efficient

Energy Refuge

If you’re thinking about remodeling soon, why not kill two birds with one stone and implement energy saving trends to make your home more efficient?

Living Green Technology Partners with Our Reedemer's Lutheran Church to Recycle Electronics in Ballard & Seattle

Living Green Technology

Last week, Living Green Technology teamed up with Our Reedemer's Lutheran Church, Goodwill, Earthcare, and another clothing company in Ballard to collect and recycle electronics from the local community and Greater Seattle area.

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More Trending

The Surprising Green Lining at 2017 NAIAS

EcoGeek

For an EcoGeek, there were many surprises at the 2017 edition of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). We’ve been watching the emphasis on green cars decline for a number of years.

Better Ventures Invests in Apostrophe to Scale Healthcare Access and Savings

Better Ventures

We are thrilled to announce our latest investment: Apostrophe ! Apostrophe is a Denver, CO-based healthtech startup that administers self-insured employer healthcare plans, making best practices available to employers while making high-quality care available to employees. We led the company’s $1.15M seed round, alongside co-investors TechStars and Royal Street Ventures. Apostrophe is addressing the underlying healthcare problems of high costs, extreme complexity and frustrating user experience.

Web Portal – Modernized for Today’s Consumer

Bidgely

Today’s typical consumer spends hours on Facebook, Instagram, Amazon and the like, so they’ve come to expect all digital interactions to be personalized. What’s the modern utility to do? Well, Bidgely’s recently-updated web portal solution is the answer, helping to deliver an engaging digital energy experience personalized to each consumer. In fact, one utility recently found that 90% of consumers gave the ? to their Bidgely-powered offering! What makes the web portal so great?

Nuclear Energy Gets An Early Christmas Present In Georgia

Jim Conca

Christmas came early to Georgia yesterday when the Georgia Public Service Commission unanimously approved the completion of two new nuclear reactors at the Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Generating Station

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How to save money, the world and shower with style!

Green Tech Challenge

Flow loop makes sustainable showering simpler. After initiating the shower in the regular mode, all you need to do is step on the drain cover - which will automatically activate the circulation mode.

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Lost Without Data

Ambisense

“In God we trust – all others must bring data” is a quote from reputed statistician Edward Deming, regarded as a forefather of modern business management practices.

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India Cancels Solar+Storage Auctions Due To High Costs

CleanTechies

India’s first attempt to include battery-based storage with utility-scale solar power projects has failed. Solar Energy Corporation of India recently announced that it had to cancel two solar+storage auctions. SECI… Renewable Energy India Kadapa Solar Park Pavagada solar park SECI Solar Energy Corporation of India

How does Sunrun compare to other solar companies?

Sunrun

You have a choice when it comes to solar providers. Actually, a lot of choices. With everybody competing for your business, your ability to compare solar companies effectively is critical.

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How to Make a Period Property More Energy Efficient

Energy Refuge

Period properties are beautiful, but they can also be problematic. Modern building methods are very different and we don’t have to contend with issues such as lead paint or asbestos when buying a modern home.

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Seattle protestors build massive wall of cups to protest Starbucks recycling policy

Living Green Technology

Stand.earth , a Bellingham-based group, used almost 10,000 cups to build a giant monster and wall in Sodo to protest Starbucks' alleged lack of environmentally-friendly cups. "(Starbucks) "(Starbucks) uses 8,000 cups a minute, every minute of every day of every year.

U.S. EPA Healthy School Renovation Training in Los Angeles

Green Technology

EPA will be offering a free training on environmental health issues frequently encountered during school renovations and is intended for school facility managers, environmental health staff, administrators, and other school district professionals.

Moroccan water nets supporting adaptation and empowering women

Climate-KIC

This week, Aqualonis’s Cloud Fisher nets that capture drinking water from cloud vapour caught our attention. Cloud Fisher, which was awarded the UNFCCC Momentum for Change prize in 2016, is a particularly critical technology for drought-stricken areas.

Family-sized Solar Car to Race in World Solar Challenge

Alternative Energy News

Battery Technology | Electric Cars | Solar Power | Transportation Solar Team Great Britain has started a kickstarter page to help fund their design for entry in the 2017 World Solar Challenge.

Consumer Wish List: Itemization

Bidgely

Modern utilities are undergoing a transformation: no longer are they thinking of their customer base as “ratepayers”; they are instead viewing them as consumers, and focusing on providing them with value-add services above and beyond the delivery of electrons.

Stanford's 100% Renewables A Roadmap To Nowhere

Jim Conca

Stanford Prof Mark Jacobson is the prophet of a religion claiming the world can be fueled by 100% renewable energy. But other scientists better not question him or he’ll excommunicate you. And by excommunicate, I mean sue in court. Jacobson filed suit against a scientist who dared to criticize him

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Green City Solutions fights air pollution with IoT, biotech and moss

Green Tech Challenge

Air pollution is becoming a global threat as 90% of urban populations breaths polluted air. We have all seen the images of a smog-filled China city, people wearing masks and authorities banning people to go outside.

Enviro Influencers Series: An Interview with Matt Georges

Ambisense

Preface: Technology is disrupting industry value chains and business models the world over.

Indian State Asks Solar Developers To Voluntarily Reduce Tariffs Two Years After Auction

CleanTechies

15 project developers on the verge of commissioning their utility-scale solar power projects in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh recently received a shock when the state’s regulator asked them… Renewable Energy India india solar power Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission Uttar Pradesh Solar Power Uttar Pradesh Solar Power Auction

What happens at a solar installation?

Sunrun

After your sign your Sunrun agreement, you’re ready for solar panel installation. The best part? You don’t have to lift a finger because we take care of everything from scheduling to submitting permits, to working with the city, and securing those big, beautiful panels to your roof.

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DEELAT Solar Powered Motion Light Review

Energy Refuge

This review is of the DEELAT solar powered motion light which we had the pleasure of testing recently. This light is useful for home use as a security system to alert a homeowner to motion nearby and is also ideal for pathways, parking lots, and campuses.

Electronics Recycling Monthly News Roundup - Living Green Technology

Living Green Technology

As the months go by, more progress is being made in electronics recycling. Companies and consumers are becoming more aware of the environmental impact of technology and are taking more responsibility.

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In the Expo

Green Technology

This week’s look at exhibitors for the 2017 Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit includes solutions for clean air, water harvesting and building envelopes. Camil US.

Photo series displays wildlife alongside symbols of mortality—illustrating the urgency of climate change

Climate-KIC

Environmental artist Anne de Carbuccia’s ongoing series “One Planet One Future” uses photography, film, and art installations to highlight human-caused threats to the planet, including water scarcity, species extinction, and pollution.

Illinois’s NextGrid: What’s in it for Solar?

Vote Solar

Illinois is poised to lead the nation toward the grid of the future. That was the message reiterated by ICC Chairman Brien Sheahan last week during a session held by E2?—?Environmental Environmental Entrepreneurs.

Best Green Roof Solution

Green Roof Technology

The Best Green Roof Solution… by Jörg Breuning, the Green Roof Patroller. The Best Green Roof Solution: Education & Experience.

How California Overreaches With Cellphone Cancer Scare

Jim Conca

The California Dept of Public Health issued guidelines for reducing exposure to RF energy from cellphones as if there was a need to re-scare everyone about brain tumors. There's no evidence cellphones increase cancer risk but this nonsense does distract from real dangers, like texting while driving

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Crickets for the Future: a Juice Size Portion

Green Tech Challenge

Syngja (former Insekt KBH) founded in august 2016, is the world’s only provider of functional beverages – enriched with crickets. Philip Price (26) and Jakob Rukov (39) met at an Insect Cocktail event in Nørrebro. With an interesting mix of backgrounds (Philip Brand- Development/sales and Jakob Ph.D.

3 Mistakes Not to Make When Deploying Environmental Technology

Ambisense

3 Mistakes Not to Make When Deploying Environmental Technology In a world of rapid technological development, the key concepts of device accuracy and precision – the cornerstones of instrumentation within the disciplines of science and engineering – have never been more relevant.

Too Much Solar Power: Indian State Refuses Power From One Of Country’s Cheapest Solar Projects

CleanTechies

Solar power market in India seems to have expanded at such an astounding pace that now states are unwilling to accept more solar power market, such a case has propped… Renewable Energy Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Engie India india solar power Kadapa Solar Power Park Solairedirect

How Does Solar Compete Against Fossil Fuels?

Sunrun

Solar Gives Peace of Mind While Helping The Environment In the past, only well-to-do, environmentally conscious individuals were able to afford to cut back on their carbon footprint by purchasing solar.