KiteGen thinks that current wind technology only scratches the surface of what’s possible with wind energy. That’s because wind turbines cannot reach higher and touch altitude wind. Rarely wind farms are sited at more than 100m above the ground; the higher they go, the heavier, more unstable and expensive the apparatus becomes. (more…)
Use recycled materials to create a musical keepsake for your loved one. It’s an old timey gift with a 21st century sound track!
Looking for a DIY gift for your daughter or niece? This is the perfect project for an experienced tinkerer–all you need is a cigar box, an old MP3 player, and a few hours of time. The great thing (more…)
Landfills are a constant reminder of all the waste we produce, but a new innovation could throw out the notion of a “dump” by turning them into solar power dynamos.
It’s impossible not to be impressed with the efforts to be green made by Hanna Fathy, a 28-year-old Cairo-based garbage collector.
Despite living in a city blighted with grinding poverty and surrounded by trash, he is firm on his intent to live a sustainable life. And this includes producing alternative energy to avoid pollution by fossil fuels. (more…)
Yesterday morning Paula Mints from Navigant Consulting shared her insights on the latest global solar PV market trends with us – a timely webinar topic given the highly publicized fallout from those very global market dynamics. Paula put a firm kibosh on assertions that the aforementioned Solyndra failure (more…)
Sure, a bike is a great way to get to the farmers’ market or library on a lazy Saturday morning, but what about M – F? No one wants to show up to work sweaty or rain-soaked. But what if there was a bike that made it easy to switch from pedaling to public transit to walking, according to the circumstances? (more…)
A new advocacy film called Freedom wants Americans to wean themselves off oil and embrace alternatives to fossil fuels, which it says is killing us.
Freedom adopts an unabashedly patriotic approach to sustainability advocacy. The trailer includes shots of graveyards where soldiers who’ve died in oil wars (more…)
While I think no piece about electric bikes is really complete without touching on the Optibike electric mountain bike I had the thrill of taking on a week-long test drive two years ago, this piece by energyNOW!’s Josh Zepps about the trajectory of the e-bike industry in a changing world economy and (more…)