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100% Renewable Energy is Within Our Reach

Posted by on April 23, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
100% Renewable Energy is Within Our Reach

America’s twisted politics may slow the transition to renewables, but other countries are now pushing the pace. In July of 2017, for instance, the Chinese announced that Qinghai Province—a territory the size of Texas—had gone a week relying on 100% renewable energy, a test of grid reliability designed to show that the country could continue its record-breaking pace of wind and solar installation.

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Would You Live in an Egg? The Ecocapsule Is a Cute and Modern Off-Grid Tiny Home

Posted by on February 13, 2018 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 0 Comments
Would You Live in an Egg? The Ecocapsule Is a Cute and Modern Off-Grid Tiny Home

It looks like the tiny home of the future, but it’s available now. Check out the Ecocapsule!

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Electric Cars and Surging Solar Spell Market Doom for Fossil Fuels

Posted by on October 24, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Electric Cars and Surging Solar Spell Market Doom for Fossil Fuels

As an increasing number of nations make plans for banning gas and diesel vehicles within the coming decades, and drivers gain an awareness of the benefits associated with electric vehicles, researchers are prediciting notable consequences for dirty energy sources as the public shifts toward favoring renewable alternatives.

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This Portable, Off-Grid Solar System Is Powerful Enough to Be Your Emergency Back Up

Posted by on October 16, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 15 Comments
This Portable, Off-Grid Solar System Is Powerful Enough to Be Your Emergency Back Up

Want an ideal emergency home power source? The portable solar charger is described as an “off-grid home solar system in a box,” and it could be a much safer option for home backup power than a gas generator.

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US Generates 10% Of Its Electricity From Renewables For First Time Ever

Posted by on June 16, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
US Generates 10% Of Its Electricity From Renewables For First Time Ever

Based on weather patterns from previous years, the EIA predicted that the country would again generate over 10 percent of its electricity from renewables in April.

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Tesla’s Virtually Indestructible Solar Roof Tiles Are Literally Guaranteed For Infinity

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Tesla’s Virtually Indestructible Solar Roof Tiles Are Literally Guaranteed For Infinity

Orders have now begun pouring in from around the planet for Tesla Inc.’s radical, renewable resource — solar roof tiles — which blend into to a structure’s architecture to provide energy from the Sun without the garish appearance that makes traditional panels stick out like sore thumbs.

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Solar Bike Path Creates More Energy Than Expected and Is Being Expanded

Posted by on March 22, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Solar Bike Path Creates More Energy Than Expected and Is Being Expanded

The Dutch have a lot of good ideas. And since they ride a lot of bikes, a solar bike path seems like a good one. Check out this interesting source of energy.

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It’s Finally Happening: Solar Becoming Cheapest Form Of Electricity Production Globally

Posted by on December 25, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
It’s Finally Happening: Solar Becoming Cheapest Form Of Electricity Production Globally

New statistics from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) released show that solar has become a cheaper form of electricity production than wind power, and is also out-competing coal and natural gas for the first time. It appears that global energy markets are set to undergo a major transformation as the world begins to finally shift to energy that is both affordable and renewable.

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Solar Can Already Generate More Energy Than Oil, Study Says

Posted by on December 14, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Solar Can Already Generate More Energy Than Oil, Study Says

The world has also seen solar energy continue to gain momentum as just last month, the Tesla company announced that they will begin selling solar roof panels in 2017 that will likely be more cost effective than a “regular roof.” Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk said of the announcement: “It’s looking quite promising that a solar roof will actually cost less than a normal roof before you even take in the value of electricity into account.”

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Could “Plug-and-Play” Solar Be the Next Clean Energy Wave in the U.S.?

Posted by on December 9, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Could “Plug-and-Play” Solar Be the Next Clean Energy Wave in the U.S.?

You may be able to use solar – even if you don’t own your home – with this new “plug-and-play” solar technology.

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The True Experience of Living Off-Grid (Over 100 Sites Visited)

Posted by on August 12, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 7 Comments
The True Experience of Living Off-Grid (Over 100 Sites Visited)

Contrary to the belief that most off-grid enthusiasts are chasing the heels of a sort of Chris McCandless idealism, most are far from ascetics.

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Akon Has Done More For Africa In One Year Than Most Charities Have In Decades

Posted by on June 21, 2016 in Activism, Conscious Living, Inspirational with 66 Comments
Akon Has Done More For Africa In One Year Than Most Charities Have In Decades

Akon is gifting Africans solar power and providing them jobs in the process. So far, he has helped to provide electricity for 600 households.

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The Tell All Book The Fracking Industry Doesn’t Want You to Read

Posted by on June 7, 2016 in Environment with 6 Comments
The Tell All Book The Fracking Industry Doesn’t Want You to Read

We have clean, healthy alternatives to fracking — solar and wind — and yet we continue to literally beat up our environment… why???

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This Man Built A Floating Solar-Powered Fortress Made Out Of 150,000 Recycled Water Bottles

Posted by on March 11, 2016 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions, Sci-Tech with 4 Comments
This Man Built A Floating Solar-Powered Fortress Made Out Of 150,000 Recycled Water Bottles

Off the cost of Isla Mujeres Bay in Cancun, Mexico, environmentalist and architect Richart Sowa lives comfortably on his island made of over 150,000 recycled water bottles. Sowa first built his floating abode in 2005, but harsh weather destroyed the island. On his third attempt of rebuilding his home— this time in calm waters—he succeeded in developing a sturdy home.

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World’s First 360° Rotating Solar Home Generates Renewable, Emissions Free & CO2 Neutral Energy — 5X than it Uses

Posted by on February 18, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 10 Comments
World’s First 360° Rotating Solar Home Generates Renewable, Emissions Free & CO2 Neutral Energy — 5X than it Uses

The Heliotrope in Freiburg, designed by the German architect Rolf Disch, is the world’s first home that generates more power than it uses.

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