Ever Wanted To Start Your Own Country? With Your Help, We Can Try It!

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2021 15:07:36 +0000

Have you ever wanted to start your own country? We’ve probably all had that thought, especially around election time when politics are at their worst. Plus, if you were in charge of your very own country, you could run it the right way instead of watching the clowns run it, right? If I know CleanTechnica’s […]

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A Crappy CleanTech Topic: Designing The Toilet Of The Future (Part 3)

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2021 18:05:34 +0000

In parts one and two, I explored the problems with our current toilets (and the systems that support them), and looked at off-grid toilet designs for better ideas. Ultimately, the composting toilet is the best available option because it’s the lowest impact in just about every way. That having been said, getting people to use […]

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Why Mazda’s MX-30 Only Has A 100-Mile EPA Range (There’s Actually A Good Reason Behind This)

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2021 16:05:23 +0000

There’s a lot to like about Mazda’s foray into electric vehicles, but you have to take a step back and not just go with the gut reaction most of us have to the fact that its first EV will have only a 100-mile range. Yeah, I felt that same reaction at first, too. My 2018 […]

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Supermarket Giants Race to Net Zero, Beating the Do-Nothing Australian Government

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2021 03:10:57 +0000

Whereas Australia’s federal government will not commit to a net-zero-by-2050 target, the three biggest supermarket chains in Australia are making massive strides towards sustainability. Woolworths, Coles, and Aldi not only have targets but are putting their words into actions, and that includes buying a lot of solar panels.  By the end of this year, Aldi will […]

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New Innovations Bolster American Workforce & Advance Building Envelope Retrofits

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2021 03:30:16 +0000

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced 10 winners for the first phase of the Envelope Retrofit Opportunities for Building Optimization Technologies (E-ROBOT) Prize, a $5 million competition focused on fast-tracking advanced robotics solutions for building envelope retrofits. Each finalist will win a $200,000 prize and move on to Phase 2, where they will build a prototype of their solution and compete for part of the $2 million […]

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Decarbonized Buildings & Vehicles Create Good Missouri Jobs

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2021 22:20:13 +0000

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Gabrielle Habeeb & Ashok Gupta  Eliminating carbon emissions from our building and transportation sectors will be critical to maintaining a healthy and livable climate. This week’s IPCC report makes it clear that heat waves will continue to worsen — so we must rise to the challenge in addressing and […]

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Why Heat Pumps Are The Answer To Heat Waves

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2021 21:30:45 +0000

Article courtesy of RMI. By Lacey Tan & Mohammad Hassan Fathollahzadeh  As a record-breaking heat wave scorched the Pacific Northwest earlier this summer and again this week, killing hundreds of people in the United States and Canada, many residents realized the predictably mild summers they knew no longer exist. Scientists are clear that climate change will make these extreme heat events more common […]

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Ductless Heat Pumps Demystified

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2021 01:30:26 +0000

Climate change has the odd effect of making many of us inordinately excited about appliances we never used to care about. Suddenly, all the background machines, which have up to now been unconsciously powering our lives, have taken on outsized importance. Some of them have the potential to provide the essential services we depend on […]

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