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Posted: May 15, 2018 - 3:42pm

hmm...

Solar and Wind Lock-In Fossil Fuels — And That Makes Saving the Climate Harder & More Expensive

Privately, many climate and energy experts admit that the fastest, easiest, and cheapest way to decarbonize energy supplies is with nuclear power.

How could they not? France and Sweden proved it.

As a result, the two nations enjoy vastly cheaper and cleaner power than solar and wind-heavy Germany and Denmark.

And yet many of the same experts proclaim publicly, “We need a clean energy mix!” — one that includes solar and wind. 

Why?

The reason has nothing to do with technology, engineering, or economics and everything to do with politics.

As a result, we are at grave risk of locking in fossil fuels and making the decarbonization of energy harder, slower, and more expensive than it needs to be.


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Posted: Jan 6, 2018 - 9:36am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Our electric provider offers something very similar. Our house was built in 1927 and is not terribly efficient, we know this. We do what we can; I'm working on putting R30 insulation in the attic, all of our light bulbs are LED and we use a programable thermostat. We also subscribe to our provider's wind-energy service.

 
well that's almost exactly what i've done 

i also upgraded my hvac to a much higher seer rating

my provider (florida power and light) claims to be one of the greenest outfits going

mainly they use nat gas and nuclear but they're going into solar in a relatively big way



i've glanced at their plans and map but yet to have the time/mind space to anal-yze it

Planning ahead to meet our customers' energy needs

At FPL, we’re committed to meeting our customers’ energy needs, now and in the future. We’re delivering on that commitment through sound planning and low-cost, reliable and environmentally responsible new generation resources. We plan years into the future and annually update our plans with the Florida Public Service Commission.

 




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Posted: Jan 6, 2018 - 9:21am

 miamizsun wrote:


maybe this isn't as popular as i thought it might be

 
Our electric provider offers something very similar. Our house was built in 1927 and is not terribly efficient, we know this. We do what we can; I'm working on putting R30 insulation in the attic, all of our light bulbs are LED and we use a programable thermostat. We also subscribe to our provider's wind-energy service.
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Posted: Jan 6, 2018 - 8:53am

 miamizsun wrote:

anyone using this service?

Clean energy made easy

Arcadia Power makes using clean energy at home easier than ever. It takes just 3 minutes to create an account and you can track your impact and energy usage in our easy-to-understand customer dashboard. Best of all, getting started is completely free.

 

maybe this isn't as popular as i thought it might be
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Posted: Mar 1, 2017 - 10:38am

 Proclivities wrote: 
that made me lol for real
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Posted: Mar 1, 2017 - 10:13am

Ruby Tuesday Waiter Warns Jill Stein Her Green Party Response To Trump Speech Disrupting Other Diners
green
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Posted: Sep 6, 2016 - 2:17pm

anyone using this service?

Clean energy made easy

Arcadia Power makes using clean energy at home easier than ever. It takes just 3 minutes to create an account and you can track your impact and energy usage in our easy-to-understand customer dashboard. Best of all, getting started is completely free.



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Posted: Apr 14, 2016 - 8:34pm

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That's pretty cool, I've always liked bikes with trailers. 

so how many allen wrenches does it take to assemble? < / obvious joke > 
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Posted: Apr 14, 2016 - 4:35pm

IKEA reinvents the city bike
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Posted: Nov 17, 2015 - 11:24am

Element 19 (which is the number for potassium on the periodic table) shines a light on the remarkable Caltech discovery of a renewable potassium-based catalyst. The catalyst can be used for the manufacture of essential chemical products and is both sustainable and affordable. Featuring PhD student and Dow-Resnick Fellow, Anton Toutov, Professors Robert H. Grubbs and Brian M. Stoltz, postdoctoral scholar Wen-Bo "Boger" Liu, and undergrad Kerry Betz, the film aims to broadly explain the implications of the team's groundbreaking work in sustainable chemistry in an accessible way.

 




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Posted: Nov 16, 2015 - 2:35pm

Green innovation: This company is growing the future of automated agriculture

 

If your goal is to create a stable food supply on Earth, or elsewhere for that matter, one path to steady, environmentally friendly and readily-available crops is via the indoor farm, or vegetable factory.

Consider the implications for the planet and for space exploration: Clean, low-to-no pollution agriculture that doesn’t even require real sunlight to achieve sustainable cultivation.

This is the vision at Spread, a Japan-based builder of the next generation of vegetable factories, and the company is at its next major threshold. As it prepares to open its flagship, highly automated factory in Kyoto, we look at what’s underway at Spread, and how the company stands to change the future of sustainably-produced food.




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Posted: Oct 23, 2015 - 7:31am

 Proclivities wrote:
greener

 
  1. Remember when the Playboy Club was supposed to be some mythically-cool place? 
  2. That looks like the Elks Lodge down the street here in Powell
  3. The Elks Lodge in Cody is actually way cooler than that.
  4. That dude is not of this earth.

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Posted: Oct 23, 2015 - 7:24am

greener
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Posted: Jul 6, 2015 - 7:05am

Discarded Plastic Fishing Nets Retrieved from the Ocean Used in New Shoe Prototype
shoes 
 "Adidas is now designing shoes from our oceans’ detritus, recently producing the world’s first prototype with parts constructed from ocean plastic and illegal deep-sea gill nets. The athletic apparel manufacture partnered with Parley for the Oceans as collaborators, a group of creators, thinkers, and leaders who design projects that aim to end the destruction of our oceans..."
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Posted: Feb 2, 2015 - 3:24pm

New Data Shows the Nest Thermostat Can Cut Your Heat Bill by 10 Percent

 

Just how much can you save on your utility bill if you switch to one of those Nest smart thermostats? Nest says it can finally give you an answer.

Today, Nest revealed that it had been quietly studying the energy- and cost-saving benefits of its smart thermostats since 2013—and that the results of this study are in: Over the past two years, the Nest Learning Thermostat has saved its users 10 to 12 percent on their heating bills and 15 percent on their cooling bills.

In monetary terms, Nest claims, this translates to an average savings of $131 to $145 a year. And since a brand new Nest thermostat costs $250, if you use it for close to two years, it will pay for itself, according to the company.

“No one’s been able to test this at this scale before,” says Ben Bixby, Nest’s general manager of energy services, “and to say that this thing that adds to the aesthetics of your home also pays for itself.”


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Posted: Jan 6, 2015 - 6:14am

 miamizsun wrote:

Bill Gates’ Plan to Help the Developing World Profit From Its Sewage


new version of Windows?
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Posted: Jan 6, 2015 - 6:04am

Bill Gates’ Plan to Help the Developing World Profit From Its Sewage

Bill Gates walks up to the water tap, but before he can drink, his entourage pulls him to one side. One woman takes off his glasses and rearranges his hair. Another dabs on a little makeup. And, at one point, someone hands him a Mason jar.

Once it’s filled with water from the tap, he takes a sip from the jar, and a Gates Foundation photographer captures the moment. Then there’s another water-sipping photo-op with Peter Janicki, the man who offered him this drink on the outskirts in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, about 70 miles north of Seattle. “It’s water!” Gates says, with mock surprise.

Bill feigns surprise because five minutes ago, the water was human waste pumped in from a local sewage facility. It was transformed into clean water by what’s called the OmniProcessor, a new kind of low-cost waste treatment plant funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and designed by Janicki’s company, Janicki Bioenergy. On this November day, Gates is taking his first tour of Janicki’s contraption, which he believes can transform global sanitation. Using an innovative blend of steam power and water filtration, according to Gates and his Foundation, this plant can convert up to 14 tons of sewage into potable water and electricity each day.



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Posted: Jan 6, 2015 - 4:52am

 miamizsun wrote:

i understand

in today's connected world is your privacy/anonymity is literally gone?

probably

i'm ok with sharing my data (preferably if it is voluntary)

my utility company forced smart meters on us some time back

these essentially turn the power grid into a network

how much or what kind of data is gathered/monitored?

who really knows?

big data doesn't scare me that much if there is a way to say no or object to its abuse (or if it's voluntary)

and you can always use the nest without the web connection

for me, aside from the convenience, the payoff should be in a couple of years (of course that may change but i'll loosely monitor it)

the connected home is coming  ;^)

 
We are going the other way.
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Posted: Jan 6, 2015 - 4:49am

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I was this close to buying one until the company was bought by Skynet Google. 
Since part of their DNA is gathering data, I'd rather not associate with that company unless I really have to.
 
i understand

in today's connected world is your privacy/anonymity is literally gone?

probably

i'm ok with sharing my data (preferably if it is voluntary)

my utility company forced smart meters on us some time back

these essentially turn the power grid into a network

how much or what kind of data is gathered/monitored?

who really knows?

big data doesn't scare me that much if there is a way to say no or object to its abuse (or if it's voluntary)

and you can always use the nest without the web connection

for me, aside from the convenience, the payoff should be in a couple of years (of course that may change but i'll loosely monitor it)

the connected home is coming  ;^)
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Posted: Jan 5, 2015 - 5:37pm

After Raising $150 Million In Stealth Mode, What The Heck Is Gogoro?

looks like a green smart scooter...

 


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