There’s nothing better than a cup of joe, except a cup of joe brought to life by the power of the sun! Behold Wheely’s Café, one of the first among mobile coffee-serving restaurants, powered by the sun! This solar powered cart is as revolutionary as revolutionary gets and is an “ecological café bike”. The little bike-cart has everything needed to brew a cup of coffee, tea and serve all of this alongside soft drinks and pastries.
Nike has stunned the world previously on several accounts with its revolutionary designs. The sporting goods giant has done so yet again, having teamed up with Arthur Huang, founder of upcycling company MINIWIZ, creating a one-of-a-kind aerostatic dome supported by a helium-filled canopy! This creation by Nike and Huang is the first architectural structure ever created that uses zero compressive elements.
The British multinational alcoholic beverages company Diageo, also one of the biggest of its kind in the world, has switched to more eco-friendly practices. The company has begun burning unwanted grain by-products, wood chips and other types of biomass as a substitute to expensive fuel oil and gas. A few years ago, the company had swung open the doors of a massive distillery in Roseisle, Speyside in Scotland. With no access to a gas line, Diageo instead settled for a bioenergy plant capable of generating up to 10 megawatts.
One of the biggest automobile manufacturers hailing from the United Kingdom, Jaguar Land Rover, has recently taken a step towards energy efficiency. The company has topped its new plant in South Staffordshire with the largest rooftop solar array in the UK! The company’s Engine Manufacturing Centre now plays home to more than 21,000 photovoltaic panels on its roof. The solar panels have a joint capacity of 5.8 MW and Jaguar plans to increase this to at least 6.3 MW soon!
There are more energy efficient ways to power up homes and office spaces than incandescent bulbs. This is exactly why the world has quickly begun swinging towards LED and fluorescent lighting solutions. However, the rest simply won’t break away from the good old incandescent, given the fact that most LED lighting solutions available today simply don’t “feel” right! Keeping that in mind, electronics giant Philips has unleashed an LED bulb that literally looks like an incandescent bulb and also gives off a similar glow!
Aah, Tesla. That cheerful automaker that has managed to silence most of its peers with its revolutionary electric cars has done it again. The company’s Model S has won favor globally from car aficionados, who’ve crowned it to be one of greenest ways to ride. The car has been extremely well received in Norway and nearly 1493 Model Ss were sold in the country just last month alone! That’s twice as much as the number of VW Golfs sold last month!
Soon, New Yorkers will need to shell cash to have their groceries packed in plastic bags. The NYC City Council recently introduced a proposal to kick off a 10-cent fee on plastic bags. Simply put, shoppers at supermarkets, bodegas, drug stores and the like will need to shell out a few extra cents for a plastic bag. The move hopes to encourage citizens to begin using reusable and recyclable bags instead of plastic bags.
One of the many reasons petrol-heads despise electric cars, despite the fact that they perform equally well as their gas-guzzling counterparts, is the fact that most EVs are as silent as mice and when it comes to the supercar domain, the more the noise, the bigger the head turner! To put an extremely long sentence into perspective, German automaker BMW understands how important it is for a supercar to roar and has given its brainchild, the BMW i8, a distinct growl. When switched into Sport Mode, the car begins to produce quite an ear-pleasing sound, despite the fact that it possesses a smaller gas-powered engine.
As an accompaniment to the market launch of the A3 e tron, Audi is offering customers in Germany green electricity – Audi energy. With Audi energy, the A3 e tron is totally emission-free when operated electrically. The power all comes from renewable energy sources and is generated exclusively at hydro-electric power stations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The Audi A3 e‑tron can be recharged when parked at your home with Audi energy. At the same time, the entire household is supplied with eco-friendly electric power.
The Republic of Palau, is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean, has decided to keep commercial fishing away to preserve its marine life. Just recently, Palau’s President Tommy Remengesau Jr. declared the nation a marine sanctuary. Simply put, all marine commercial fishing activity near the island will be banned and fishing contracts with Japan, Taiwan and several private companies will expire.