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‘Tesla Effect’ Hits Nevada Schools as Interest in STEM Surges

‘Tesla Effect’ Hits Nevada Schools as Interest in STEM Surges | blog writing | Scoop.it
The car company's 'gigafactory' will employ thousands, but Reno might not be up to the STEM challenge before investment and reforms.

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This article written by D. Frank Smith for edtech magazine, indicates that universities in Nevada can see the need to include subjects that explain the links between chemistry, science, technology, engineering and maths when lithium batteries are designed for manufacturing applications. 

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Apple To Build Billion-Dollar European Solar Data Centers To Power iTunes, App Store, Maps

Apple To Build Billion-Dollar European Solar Data Centers To Power iTunes, App Store, Maps | blog writing | Scoop.it
Apple said Monday it would spend about $1.92 billion (EUR1.7 billion) to build and operate two data centers in Europe, each completely powered by renewable energy. The facilities, located in County
Galway, Ireland, and Jutland, Denmark, will power Apple's online European services including iTunes, App Store, iMessage, Maps, and Siri.

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Powered by renewable energy means these data centres will be  sustainable going into the future.

 

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An 'Irish goodbye' to fossil fuels

An 'Irish goodbye' to fossil fuels | blog writing | Scoop.it
Ireland's rolling hills may already be green, but the European nation is also making moves to green its economy.

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The Irish have natural energy sources such as wind and tidal power that will form the basis of their 2050 sustainable energy plan. 

 

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Energy Efficiency May Be the Key to Saving Trillions

Energy Efficiency May Be the Key to Saving Trillions | blog writing | Scoop.it
Advocates say doing more with less power may be an even more critical weapon in the fight against climate change than renewable technologies.

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doing more with less power is a mind wave change that in combination with renewable technologies can have a dynamic effect!

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Duane Tilden's curator insight, December 1, 2014 8:14 PM

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“Some people call energy efficiency low-hanging fruit. I would even say energy efficiency is fruit lying on the ground. We only need to bend over and pick it up.”

Realizing those energy savings would be a huge boon to the climate, ease illness-causing air pollution, reduce many nations’ reliance on fuel imports and increase competitiveness by lowering costs, the advocates say. It creates jobs in fields like upgrading buildings, and is generally cheaper than the alternative of constructing new power plants and buying more energy, they argue. [...]"<