Category Archives for "Energy Efficient"

Three-Story Water Battery Will Save University $100 Million In Energy Costs

A university in Queensland, Australia, is trying an experimental three-story water battery to save on the cost of energy while also allowing it to become carbon neutral by as soon as 2025, EcoWatch reports: “The University of the Sunshine Coast … got a boon from the success of the experimental battery, which was turned on […]

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It May Soon Be Possible To Generate Clean Energy From The Darkness Of The Night Sky

Aaswath Raman still recalls growing up and visiting his grandparents in Mumbai, India, where the daily temperature often reaches 100 degrees Fahrenheit and the humidity is stifling. But what Raman recalls most is how hot the house his grandparents lived in was during the day, especially since they refused to buy an air conditioner: “It’s […]

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Dutch Warehouse Is One Of The Greenest Industrial Buildings In The World

On the outskirts of the Dutch city of Tilberg sits a building that immediately catches people’s attention due to its futuristic shape and sleek curves. Known affectionately as “The Tube,” the World Economic Forum recently highlighted the warehouse as one of the greenest on the planet: “Judged one of the most sustainable industrial buildings in […]

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Trump Administration Rolls Back Energy Efficiency Standards On Light Bulbs

In yet another blow to the environment, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced this week that it will eliminate energy efficiency standards which were set to take effect in January of 2020, a move that will likely add millions of tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, according to CNBC: “The Trump administration on […]

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Inexpensive Polymer Film May Soon Be Used To Cool Buildings Instead Of Electricity

Big cities and metropolitan areas use lots of electricity. And the design of buildings such as skyscrapers — which are often made of steel and glass — causes those structures to warm quickly, especially with global climate change raising temperatures across the planet. But researchers at the University of Buffalo have designed a revolutionary new […]

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Volkswagen rises again by making electric cars even more eco-friendly

“In the darkness, we found the light.” That’s the new tagline in the latest Volkswagen commercial advertising the automaker’s brand new I.D. series based on the iconic van line popular among hippies in the 1970s. Only this vehicle is electric and more eco-friendly than ever before. Volkswagen sure did go through a dark time recently […]

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Tiny Houses company wins sustainability award for providing practical solution to environmental issues

Ever just want to move your house with you wherever you go and be off-the-grid and energy independent at the same time? Well, tiny houses are not just for the homeless, and one company that constructs them just won an award for environmental sustainability. Tiny houses began as an idea to shelter the homeless but […]

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Finland announces move to ban coal one year earlier than planned

Finland had initially planned to phase out coal power by 2030, but the move toward clean energy is going much quicker than expected. As climate change threatens the world, multiple nations are rushing to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources that will reduce humanity’s carbon footprint. In fact, we have ten years to […]

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The future of glass skyscrapers just got greener with transparent solar panels

Solar power has been around for a long time. And with the increasing construction of glass structures such as skyscrapers, it’s about time the technology caught up. And it finally has. Glass structures are woefully inefficient and contribute to the massive carbon footprint produced by cities every day. In fact, a new study shows that […]

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