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GravityLight: lighting for a billion people

GravityLight is a revolutionary new approach to storing energy and creating illumination. It takes only 3 seconds to lift the weight which powers GravityLigh...

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What a great humanitarian project.

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Access to light during the dark hours can have a profound impact on children's educations.

Christopher Whelan's curator insight, October 24, 2013 7:15 PM

This type of product is a great reminder that innovation is everywhere and that ideas are never truly complete. A great example of forward thinking, the Gravity Light tackles the kind of problem that should be focused on more. Just because most people living in the United States can afford electricity does not mean there should not be alternative solutions available such as this. Although this device was created to help the less fortunate (and by the looks of it, it will) does not preclude the privileged from benefiting as well. Inventions such as this have the ability to not only promote the world's standard of living, but also stimulate the minds of others.

Dave McKeague's curator insight, October 26, 2013 4:01 PM

This is a product that Brand Project should invest in.

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David Sandalow: Is the Paris Climate Conference Already a Success?

David Sandalow: Is the Paris Climate Conference Already a Success? | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
From President Obama to the Pope, there are growing signs of consensus for tackling climate change at a global scale.
This has been a big summer for climate diplomacy. So big, the 21st annual...
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Layered nanoparticle converts invisible near-infrared light to higher energy - Gizmag

Layered nanoparticle converts invisible near-infrared light to higher energy - Gizmag | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Scientists have created a new multi-layered nanoparticle that effectively converts low-energy light into high-energy light, which may help drive more efficient energy harvesting, novel bio-imaging techniques and superior anti-counterfeit protection.
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Throw The Switch and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint — BLUEdot register

Throw The Switch and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint — BLUEdot register | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
One of the easiest ways to reduce your electricity bill is to, well, not
use electricity.  Simple, right?
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Power from the Sewer: One Person’s Wastewater is Another’s Electricity - GE Reports

Power from the Sewer: One Person’s Wastewater is Another’s Electricity - GE Reports | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
It takes water to create energy and energy to treat water. But wastewater treatment plants are also often one of the biggest users of electric power, sending electricity down the drain. Engineers at GE, however, have hit on solutions that could solve both problems in one fell swoop. “What if you can have it all,” …
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SimpliPhi Power: Store your own energy from the Sun on your roof is becoming easier and cheaper

SimpliPhi Power: Store your own energy from the Sun on your roof is becoming easier and cheaper | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
  Driven by the explosion of domestic solar energy, the market of particular energy storage - which attracted little interest before this year, when Tesla annou
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#Sustainability #Solar #Power #Tesla #PowerWall

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Tesla Gigafactory progressing ahead of schedule?

Tesla Gigafactory progressing ahead of schedule? | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Nevada state officials suggest the plant will be operational and producing batteries within a year.
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#FutureIsClean #Tesla #EV #Batteries


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To be rational about Tesla is to miss the point - FT.com

To be rational about Tesla is to miss the point - FT.com | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Look at the numbers; they are borderline insane. For every car it had sold by the end of last year, Tesla Motors had burnt through about $40,000 in research, development and capital expenditure. The company is worth about half as much as BMW, which
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#FutureIsClean #Solar #Energy #Power #EV

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A small, modular, efficient fusion plant

A small, modular, efficient fusion plant | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it

It’s an old joke that many fusion scientists have grown tired of hearing: Practical nuclear fusion power plants are just 30 years away — and always will be.


But now, finally, the joke may no longer be true: Advances in magnet technology have enabled researchers at MIT to propose a new design for a practical compact tokamak fusion reactor — and it’s one that might be realized in as little as a decade, they say. The era of practical fusion power, which could offer a nearly inexhaustible energy resource, may be coming near.


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Eating Sustainably: Do Well By Yourself and the Planet - U.S. News & World Report (blog)

Eating Sustainably: Do Well By Yourself and the Planet - U.S. News & World Report (blog) | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Here's how to achieve sustainability as you live and eat well.
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#Nutrition #Food #Organic #Gardening #Local #Farms

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Electric Powered Odyssey

Electric Powered Odyssey | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
A first electric motorcycle travels 12,000 miles from US to Patagonia sharing energy and stories of people along the way.
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Green Manufacturing and Sustainability - Manufacturing Talk Radio

Green Manufacturing and Sustainability - Manufacturing Talk Radio | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Environmental responsibility and financial costs needn’t be at odds for manufacturers to be successful at “going green.” Listen in as Danny Mishek, Managing Director and Co-Owner of SelfEco, Kate Bachman, Editor at the Sustainable Manufacturer Network and David Podmayersky, Chief Sustainability Officer of EarthColor, discuss with hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss manufacturers’ growing engagement …
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#Green #Manufacturing #Sustainability #FutureIsClean #Solar #Power #Energy

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Do You Understand What this Means?

Do You Understand What this Means? | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Green Energy Times is designed, utilizing 100 percent solar, off-grid with a 3.8 kW PV system. We are a people’s paper, published by a passionate band of Vermonters whose mission is to create radical Energy Awareness, Understanding and Independence.
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This 100 Percent Electric Eighteen-Wheeler Just Hit The Road In Germany

This 100 Percent Electric Eighteen-Wheeler Just Hit The Road In Germany | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
No word yet on when it could come to North America.
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Generating Lower Electricity Costs with the IoT | Product Lifecycle Report

Generating Lower Electricity Costs with the IoT | Product Lifecycle Report | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it

The rapid growth of renewable power generation delivers savings in terms of carbon dioxide emissions and climate change but not cost. Wind and solar power are typically generated far from where power is used and power transmission systems have capacity limits. ..Read More....

The rapid growth of renewable power generation delivers savings in terms of carbon dioxide emissions and climate change but not cost. Wind and solar power are typically generated far from where power is used and power transmission systems have capacity limits. - See more at: http://blogs.ptc.com/2015/12/11/generating-lower-electricity-costs-with-iot/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ptc-blogs+%28Product+Lifecycle+Stories%29#sthash.puWIfiIN.dpuf
The rapid growth of renewable power generation delivers savings in terms of carbon dioxide emissions and climate change but not cost. Wind and solar power are typically generated far from where power is used and power transmission systems have capacity limits. - See more at: http://blogs.ptc.com/2015/12/11/generating-lower-electricity-costs-with-iot/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ptc-blogs+%28Product+Lifecycle+Stories%29#sthash.puWIfiIN.dpuf
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#Electricity #Power #IoT #Sustainability

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The Environment and You -ETCG1

After posting the 'Dieselgate' video a few weeks back, I noticed many of you commenting on the environment in the comments. For that reason I decided to ...
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Billionaire Who Invented 5 Hour Energy Is Giving Away 99% Of His Fortune To Save The World!

Billionaire Who Invented 5 Hour Energy Is Giving Away 99% Of His Fortune To Save The World!
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GE Announces Energy Startup Current

GE Announces Energy Startup Current | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
GE announced today the creation of Current, a startup that combines energy hardware with a digital backbone to make power simpler and more efficient for customers. The company, which is backed by GE’s balance sheet, brings together GE’s LED, Solar, Energy Storage and Electric Vehicle businesses as a one-stop shop for early customers like Walgreens, …
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#Energy #Sustainability #FutureIsClean #Grid #IoT

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Sweeping 4K drone footage shows off Tesla's Fremont factory

Stephen Powelson recently flew his Phantom 3 drone over Tesla's battery factory in Fremont, California and recorded the flight. Almost as soon as he posted the video to a Tesla Motors Club forum,...
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#FutureIsClean #EV #TESLA #Factory #Drone #Video

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Five Benefits of Embracing Sustainability and Green Manufacturing

Five Benefits of Embracing Sustainability and Green Manufacturing | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Embracing sustainable and green principles is not just a trend. Cultivating sustainable and green practices helps organizations become more efficient, competitive and profitable. It’s more than simply “a good thing to do.” Manufacturers are realizin
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#Sustainability #Green #Manufacturing

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Could The ‘Fusion Engine’ Become a Reality Before 2020?

Could The ‘Fusion Engine’ Become a Reality Before 2020? | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
The pursuit of fusion energy has been a long and disappointing one thus far, given the inherent difficulty in producing stable reactions, but that doesn’t mean investors have given up hope
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#Sustainability #Energy #Fusion #FutureIsClean

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The Future of Energy is in Batteries Series - Infographic, Part 1 & Part 2

The Future of Energy is in Batteries Series - Infographic, Part 1 & Part 2 | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it

This year the world is abuzz with the word 'batteries', as Tesla releases its wall-mounted storage device for the home and the global race for the 'super…..Read More....

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Part One - http://bit.ly/1MHST9o

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IKEA and Apple Raise the Sustainability Bar by Buying Their Own Forests

IKEA and Apple Raise the Sustainability Bar by Buying Their Own Forests | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
IKEA just acquired an 83,000-acre forest plot in Romania, while Apple purchased 36,000 acres of forest in Maine and North Carolina
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How to Design Best Energy Efficient Lighting Using BIM?

How to Design Best Energy Efficient Lighting Using BIM? | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
BIM and COBie are more than mandatory for BIM professionals working on government projects. It’s a sorry state that a lot of engineers are not aware what COBie is, and they are also the ones who think “BIM is only for architects”.
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Exclusive: ‘Breakthrough’ $2.50 Battery Booster -- Batteriser's Big Promise, Lots of Questions

Exclusive: ‘Breakthrough’ $2.50 Battery Booster -- Batteriser's Big Promise, Lots of Questions | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Credit: Yahoo Makers) This tiny new $2.50 gadget could revolutionize the battery industry, save consumers millions, and make a big dent in the amount of junk dumped in landfills each year. Original Story on Yahoo Makers: No Joke: New $2.50 Gadget Makes Batteries Last 8 Times Longer Ahead of the Indiegogo launch, CEO Bob Roohparvar talked exclusively to Yahoo Makers about the product, its potential, and the harsh backlash it’s already provoked online. “We basically have the ability to get the r
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#Batteries #Charging #ReCharging #Sustainability #Environment #Recycle #Innovation #Crowdfunding

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Solar Impulse 2’s epic journey in pictures

Solar Impulse 2’s epic journey in pictures | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
The Solar Impulse 2  plane is undertaking a historic solar-powered journey around the globe.The lightweight plane, a larger version of a single-seat prototype that first flew five years ago, is made of carbon fiber and has 17,248 solar cells built into the wing that supply the plane with renewable energy, via four motors. The solar cells recharge four lithium polymer batteries, which provide power for night flying.  
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#FutureIsClean #FutureIsGreen #Tesla #Powerwall #Sustainability

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