Sustainable Engineering News

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Aussie Team Tries to Bring Solar Power to African Villages
The Green Optimistic, 17 hours ago
Approximately 400 million people in India lack access to electricity. However, initiatives from an enthusiatic organisation of young and bright minds are readily addressing this issue with small-scale solar power. Pollinate Energy, founded by a small group of young Australians, has been actively inv...
EO Smart Connecting Car 2 - Social Electric Car That Can Drive Sideways
The Green Optimistic, 17 hours ago
The Robotics Innovation Centre (RIC), of the Artificial Intelligence Research giant DFKI (German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence), has developed the EO smart connecting car 2 (EOscc2), a prototype electric car, which can drive sideways and alter its shape, to drive through a street gridl...
Looking at Tesla's Gigafactory Through a Drone's Eyes
The Green Optimistic, 17 hours ago
I feel a bit?like a child getting up at 4am to have a sneaky look at the presents under the Christmas tree –?Emory Peterson used his brand new drone to fly over the new Tesla Gigafactory, currently under construction in Nevada. The Nevada local captured our first real glimpse of … The po...
Paul & Elizabeth Kaiser: Sustainable Farming 2.0
Energy Bulletin, 17 hours ago
Many of the practices they employ at Singing Frogs go beyond the standard ones used by traditional organic farmers, leading some to refer to their approach as organic farming 2.0.
Community Engagement and Transition Principles
Energy Bulletin, 17 hours ago
Ultimately, generosity attracts more interest than self-interest. Respect, collaboration and meaningful values are more likely to be successful in building community.
We Need a New Economic System
Energy Bulletin, 17 hours ago
If we want to reverse this trajectory — if we want an economy that delivers democratic rather than plutocratic outcomes — we need to democratize the economy.
Surge in Renewables Remakes California's Energy Landscape
Energy Bulletin, 17 hours ago
Thanks to favorable geography, innovative government policies, and businesses that see the benefits of clean energy investments, California is closing in on its goal of generating a third of its electricity from renewables by 2020.
Resilience Reflections with Claire Schosser
Energy Bulletin, 17 hours ago
Resilience means having backup systems in place in case the primary systems we''ve come to depend on falter or disappear.
North-west China Water Supply Impacted by Vegetation Restoration
Energy Bulletin, 17 hours ago
The nexus perspective emphasizes the interdependencies of environmental resources and their transitions and fluxes across spatial scales and between compartments
Ssa to Seed 2015 - A Sailboat Tour of Farming, Music, and Resilient Culture
Energy Bulletin, 17 hours ago
And it appears that the islands of the Coast Salish Sea, recognizing that there is an overarching structure that has not fed and supported us, is embracing this concept to truly “over grow the system.”
Infinyte I4: A Purely Electric Catamaran Cruiser
Alternative Energy Technology, 17 hours ago
Electric Cars | Future Technology | TransportationWhile solar-power electric hybrid vehicles are a proven success story on the roads, the time is ripe for the appearance of solar-electric watercraft. Already a pontoon boat – Loon – is available in the market. It is solar-electric powered...
Brooklyn Bridge Park: Greenest Destination in New York City
Alternative Energy Technology, 17 hours ago
Energy Politics | Environment and Sustainability | Solar PowerNew York City’s Brooklyn Bridge Park is getting even greener with the addition of a solar powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station - the first of its kind in New York City. Brooklyn Bridge Park has already added a number of gr...
Oriental Hornet: Expert Solar Power Harvester
Alternative Energy Technology, 17 hours ago
Environment and Sustainability | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerDo you know who is the most competent solar power expert, according to a research team from Tel Aviv University? It is the humble common Oriental hornet found in our gardens! Much to the astonishment of the scientists and researchers, ...
Photo: Hi damselfly!
TreeHugger, 17 hours ago
The term damselfly refers to a suborder of insects that are smaller and slimmer than dragonflies.
Transformer coffee table turns into dining room table
TreeHugger, 17 hours ago
This does a difficult job in a very simple way.
The Montreal Protocol on ozone-depleting substances is already saving your skin
TreeHugger, 17 hours ago
Hopefully someday we can say the same thing about an effective effort to combat greenhouse gas emissions.
Free solar panels for low-income CA homeowners, funded by cap & trade system
TreeHugger, 17 hours ago
The Golden State is investing some of its carbon cap & trade fees into clean energy for low income homeowners through a partnership with the nonprofit Grid Alternatives.
Support your neighborhood school; help fight climate change
TreeHugger, 17 hours ago
From playdates to PTA meetings to day-to-day drop offs, where you send your kid to school will have a big impact on your travel mileage.
Stair of the Week floats over recessed bookcase
TreeHugger, 17 hours ago
This multifunctioning stair hides a generous bookcase underneath.
The new Boston Public Market will sell only local, seasonal items
TreeHugger, 17 hours ago
This radical business plan is very exciting for conscientious consumers and farmers alike.