Posts tagged "energy"

Design Night: Energy Hacking, Talk by Saul Griffith

Guest speaker Saul Griffith mesmerized the crowd and we learned how we can all make a difference. From making solar fans thanks to Tech Shop to low carbon blueberry smoothies via bicycle, plus such interesting tidbits from PG&E, we were having so much fun.

Saul Griffith – Infrastructure and Climate Change Podcast

Griffith began with an eyeroll at the first round of responses in the US to reducing greenhouse gases, a program he calls “peak Al Gore.” Some activities feel virtuous —becoming vegetarian, installing LED lights, avoiding bottled water, reading news online, using cold water detergent, and “showering less in a smaller, colder house”—but they demand constant...

Global Green Building Organisations Agree Common Carbon Metrics

The world’s leading green building organisations have reached a ground-breaking agreement to adopt a common global language for the measurement of the carbon footprint of buildings. Just weeks ahead of COP15 in Copenhagen, this is a critical and timely step that will enable the world to realise the unparalleled, cost-effective carbon mitigation potential of buildings,...

Dutch homes get warm water from disused coal mine

Disused for more than 30 years, a Dutch mine that once yielded polluting coal has been revived as a source of greener energy — heating household radiators using warm water flooding its abandoned shafts. … Read full aticle at France 24.

Energy – (R)evolution – Greenpeace Report

Our Energy [R]evolution outlines a global plan for a sustainable renewable economic future. It shows us how we can get from where we are now, to where we need to be to avoid a climate change disaster. It was developed with specialists from the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and...