Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
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…)
Monday, August 29th, 2011
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…)
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Wind power is often criticized for the harm wind turbines can cause to birds. Now the American Wind Energy Association has launched a campaign to counter claims that turbines are bird-grinders and that, in fact, wind can be beneficial to wildlife.
“Expanding the use of wind power improves (more…)
Monday, August 22nd, 2011
Energy Star, the governmental initiative to promote energy efficiency, has launched a video challenge to give the public a platform to engage with each other.
People can record a video telling everyone what they are doing in their homes, schools, workplaces and communities to become more energy efficient with Energy Star (Check out our energy saving tips). (more…)
Friday, August 12th, 2011
British AFC Energy, a developer of low-cost alkaline fuel cell technology, yesterday announced that it has completed the commissioning of its first commercial-scale, beta fuel cell system at its premises in the United Kingdom.
The Beta System will now be used primarily for (more…)
Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
Jeremy Rifkin, the founder and president of the Foundation On Economic Trends, talks about the impact that climate change will have on human civilization and what can still be done if we want our species to continue existing.
At roughly 15 minutes into his talk, he talks about (more…)
Monday, July 18th, 2011
MIT researchers have developed a method for producing photovoltaic cells on paper and fabric.
Innovative solar technologies are popping up at a staggering rate. Last week MIT announced a new method for producing PV cells that’s compares in price and simplicity to printing photos at home. (more…)
Friday, July 8th, 2011
Most people think of massive wind farms when they think of wind power. But there’s a small revolution going on, and one that some people are, quite literally, screaming from the rooftops about.
One small wind technology recently appeared in Time Magazine’s list of Top 20 Green Tech Ideas. (more…)
Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
Transportation is one of the major sources of greenhouse gas emissions, therefore switching from fossil to alternative fuel sources is an imperative. Many cities across the U.S. are getting ready for electric vehicles as part of the drive towards cleaner transport. Meanwhile some companies are (more…)
Monday, June 20th, 2011
Last week our Get Some Sun webinar featured the Center for Resource Solutions’ Robin Quarrier covering proposed “Green Guides” updates from the Federal Trade Commission. Robin’s presentation was a real eye-opener for our team and should be required viewing for anyone involved in marketing (more…)