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

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.

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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?

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?

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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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

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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.

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.

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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With Great Insects Comes Great Nutrition

Green Tech Challenge

(Jessica, Left - Malena, Right) Company Intro & Background Dare to Eat is a company that wants to create a more healthy and sustainable food industry by introducing edible insects to the Western Food Culture. Founded by Jessica Buhl-Nielsen (26) and Malena Sigurgeirsdottir (27) in January 2017.

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.

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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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.

Hydro, Solar Bring Down Electricity Prices In El Salvador

CleanTechies

Increased hydro power generation and a newly commissioned solar power project has reduced the overall cost of electricity in El Salvador, the power regulator of the country – Siget recently… Renewable Energy El Salvador El Salvador Electricity Prices El Salvador Solar Power Siget

After the Hurricanes: Asking the Hard Questions to Ensure a Stronger & Healthier Tomorrow.

Earth Gratitude

Soldiers assigned to the Texas Army National Guard arrive in Houston to aid citizens in areas heavily flooded by the storms of Hurricane Harvey Aug. 27, 2017. Army National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Zachary West) www.dvidshub.net. Public Domain photo.

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.

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.

Iowa’s Next Energy Frontier: Harnessing the Sun

Vote Solar

Iowa is a wind energy superpower, second only to Texas in total wind generation. The Hawkeye State generates enough wind energy to power nearly two million homes and employ more than 9,000 up and down the wind energy supply chain.

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?

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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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.

Better Ventures Backs TheTownKitchen to Support Urban Youth Employment

Better Ventures

We are thrilled to announce the newest member of the Better Ventures family, TheTownKitchen , an Oakland-based startup delivering healthy lunches for businesses and upward social mobility for at-risk youth.

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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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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Toyota Planning 1st Megawatt-Scale, 100% Renewable Energy Powered Hydrogen Generation Station In World

CleanTechies

The world’s first megawatt-scale hydrogen fuel cell generation plant powered entirely by renewable energy is now being planned for development at the Port of Long Beach by Toyota Motor North… Articles Clean Transportation Recycling & Waste Mgmt. Renewable Energy California hydrogen hydrogen storage hydrogen vehicles Shell Toyota

Power to the People. Action Plan for 2017 & Beyond.

Earth Gratitude

Anti-Nuclear Power Plant Rally on 19 September 2011 at Meiji Shrine Outer Garden. WikiMedia Commons. Used with permission. Power to the People! An Action Plan For 2017 and Beyond. Over the past few weeks, I’ve seen a long list of “I Will Not” circulating on the Internet.

Beautiful sustainable housing could cover up scaffolding in cities

Climate-KIC

Homed is a sustainable housing project proposed by Oslo and New York City-based Framlab, which aims to capitalise on unused vertical space to address homelessness in cities.

More to see in the Expo

Green Technology

Exhibit Hall at the 2106 Green California Schools Summit. Photo by David McNew). Another look at the companies that attendees at the 2017 Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit will find in the Green Solutions Expo on November 28-29. Interface.

Eclipse Shines Light on California’s Clean Energy Leadership

Vote Solar

Susannah Churchill is the California Director at Vote Solar. This blog was originally published at votesolar.org. On Monday, August 21, a solar eclipse will pass over much of the United States.

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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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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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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