• Australian suburb to be the first ever Tesla Town

    Posted in Other Stuff on July 25, 2016

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    Kew, a suburb just 4 miles from Melbourne is set to be the world’s first ever “Tesla town”. It encapsulates a combination of single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments summing up to 2,500 units, each equipped with energy-efficient lighting and appliances, a solar roof, and a built-in Tesla Powerwall.

  • Longest suspension bridge in Africa lights up with Philips LEDs

    Posted in Other Stuff on July 25, 2016

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    The recently completed Mohammed VI Bridge in Morocco prides itslef on being the longest cable-stayed bridge in Africa, and is situated on outskirts of the country’s capital city of Rabat. With the help of Philips LED lights adorning the bridge, it has transformed into an iconic landmark. These energy efficient and cost effective LED lighs can illuminate in over 16 million color, which the bridge’s operators can choose from to create a fantastic light show.

    New York may soon be home to the largest offshore windfarm in the US

    Posted in Alternative Energy on July 18, 2016

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    New York may soon be home to the largest offshore wind farm in the US, if the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) approves the project as expected next week. The 90 megawatt project is set 30 miles east of Montauk, and will be powered by 15 turbines. This project is thrice as big as the only other offshore wind project currently under construction in the US (off the coast of Rhode Island). Deepwater Wind is backing both the projects; the firm also aims to eventually build a string of turbines stretching between along the East Coast to generate 1,000 megawatts of power.

    Sky Ya, a superyacht with a dash of green

    Posted in Transport on July 18, 2016

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    No yacht can be super without a dash a of green, so Russian architect and yacht designer Max Zhivov sacame up with this 47-metre beauty. Sky Ya is a superyacht concept, focusing on energy saving and sustainability.
    Its semi-displacement hybrid motor combines a modern yacht design with state of the art solar energy technology, making it an environmentally-conscious vessel.

    India plants a record 50 million trees in just 24 hours!

    Posted in Awareness and Hype on July 15, 2016

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    In a record breaking attempt, 50 million trees have been planted in India and some of us may have already noticed the smog in our cities decreasing, also our cities are suddenly looking a lot greener. The initiative started in Uttar Pradesh, on Monday, one of the most populous states in northern India’s. Over 800,000 people from varied backgrounds, such as students, housewives to government officials as well. All in a collective effort planted 49.3 million tree saplings in just 24 hours. The saplings included 80 different species of trees from 950 nurseries across the state.

    Blue Loop and TenCate design the first ever denim tent made from recycled jeans and plastic

    Posted in Recycle on July 14, 2016

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    Blue Loop Originals, a Dutch firm, prides itself for making the first ever 100 percent recycled denim jeans and now also the very first recycled denim tent!

    The Dutch label has collaborated along with TenCate, an outdoor fabrics manufacturer to create the denim tent. The duo have embarked on this joint project to “shine a new light on sustainable camping.”

    Siemens has built the worlds first highway for electric truck in Sweden

    Posted in Transport on July 6, 2016

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    With technology moving ahead by leaps and bounds, Sweden may actually be able to meet its goals of ending its reliance on fossil fuels in the independent transport sector by 2030. It’s the most crucial step forward in building the world’s first eHighway system, which is a huge step forward in terms of attaining sustainable road development. The project has been spearheaded by Siemens with truck manufacturer Scania, who got hybrid trucks to operate on these futuristic highways.

    The all new BMW i8 set to launch in 2017!

    Posted in Transport on June 29, 2016
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    Despite reports stating that standard i8 maxes out at a total-system output of 357 horsepower in its hybrid mode, Autocar reports that its prototype’s electric motor will produce an output of 268 hp. These engines are supposedly more compact than the current i8 engine.

    6 Easy Ways to Plan an Eco-Friendly Funeral

    Posted in Awareness and Hype on June 28, 2016

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    Those who want to reduce their carbon footprint after they die can plan a green funeral that is eco-friendly. More so now than ever before, people are becoming concerned with the impact that common funeral practices have on the planet. Burials take up valuable land, while cremations produce a lot of greenhouse gasses. But new practices such as green burials and chemical cremations can be expensive. So we’ve gathered together some easier and cost-effective tips to help you plan a funeral that’s a little more earth friendly!

    BMW i3 unveils at the EVS29 event in Montreal!

    Posted in Transport on June 23, 2016

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    BMW i, leading innovation in electromobility since 2011, has announced a stationary energy storage system solution integrating its BMW i3 vehicle battery, making them the first automotive manufacturers to make use of a complete automotive high-voltage battery for energy storage. This system seamlessly integrates with charging stations and solar panels. This helps customers offset energy costs and also enjoy the added security of an available backup energy supply during power outages.

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