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What Will The Energy Industry Look Like in 2040? | Visual.ly

What Will The Energy Industry Look Like in 2040? | Visual.ly | green infographics | Scoop.it

Will we be depending on more energy or less?

This infographic explores the projection of global demands and effects in 2040...

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Same Energy, More Power: Accelerating Energy Efficiency in Asia

Same Energy, More Power: Accelerating Energy Efficiency in Asia | green infographics | Scoop.it

Energy efficiency refers to approaches or strategies that yield more service value from each primary energy consumed.


Making homes, vehicles, and businesses more energy efficient is seen as a largely untapped solution to addressing the problems of pollution, global warming, energy security, and fossil fuel depletion.

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Dawn Mullen's curator insight, July 17, 2013 2:17 PM

In areas of dense population, we should concentrate our efforts toward green and energy efficiency. Any improvement in energy efficiency would be compounded by the number of people this would be available to. That woould increase the cost effictiveness and impact on the planet quickly.

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Smart Highways by Studio Roosegaarde

Smart Highways by Studio Roosegaarde | green infographics | Scoop.it

Glow-in-the-dark roads and responsive street lamps were among the concepts to make highways safer while saving money and energy at the Design Indaba conference in Cape Town earlier this month.


The Smart Highways project by Studio Roosegaarde proposes five energy-efficient concepts that will be tested on a stretch of highway in the Brabant province of the Netherlands from the middle of this year.

The first of the concepts is a glow-in-the-dark road that uses photo-luminescent paint to mark out traffic lanes. The paint absorbs energy from sunlight during the day the lights the road at night for up to 10 hours. Temperature-responsive road paint would show images of snowflakes when the temperature drops below zero, warning drivers to take care on icy roads.

There are two ideas for roadside lighting: interactive street lamps that come on as vehicles approach then dim as they pass by, thereby saving energy when there is no traffic, and "wind lights" that use energy generated by pinwheels as drafts of air from passing vehicles cause them to spin round. Additionally, an induction priority lane would incorporate induction coils under the tarmac to recharge electric cars as they drive...


Learn more about these innovative proposals and associated technology at the article link.

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Norm Miller's curator insight, March 25, 2013 10:15 AM

First we learned to sequence traffic lights.  Now we can capture energy for better road marking.  Next we will have computer guided car tracks that let us travel more efficiently as a group better utilizing existing highways.  Add in more fuel efficient or electric cars and we have a pretty good outlook for cleaner cities and less dependency on non-renewable resources.

Jim Gramata's comment, March 30, 2013 9:09 AM
If there is one area that needs focus and improvement it is highways. Agreed!
Anji Connell's curator insight, April 13, 2013 9:59 PM

Great idea No !

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Infographic: How Big is Your Pile of Coal?

Infographic: How Big is Your Pile of Coal? | green infographics | Scoop.it
We all know that when we flip a light switch on the wall, illuminating a lamp on the ceiling as if by magic, it's not magic.

There's a long and extremely complex series of events that makes that little action possible, and, for many of us across the country, it begins in a coal fired power plant.

If you're one of the millions of Americans whose home is powered by coal, you may have wondered: just how much coal does it take to supply electricity to my house?

Our friends over at EnergySavvy have a great new infographic that explains how much coal it takes to provide air conditioning to an average home in the Southeastern U.S., compared to the amount of coal required to cool that same home with a more energy efficient air conditioning system; and then to cool that same home after it's been given a home performance upgrade (which includes adding insulation, air sealing, duct sealing, and other low cost measures)...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Green Cars 101

INFOGRAPHIC: Green Cars 101 | green infographics | Scoop.it

Are you in the market for a eco-friendly car or wondering what type of green car is better than another? Should you buy a hybrid like a Prius or perhaps an all electric vehicle like the LEAF? Here is an infographic that breaks down the differences for various green cars and potential myths. Enjoy!

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How efficient data centers can shrink companies’ carbon footprints - and costs

How efficient data centers can shrink companies’ carbon footprints - and costs | green infographics | Scoop.it
The growth of cloud computing and the use of data centers is supposed to be a good thing, right? Well, not necessarily -- when you consider how the Internet’s massive carbon footprint is expanding along with them.

The Internet accounts for an estimated 5% of global electricity consumption, and, with more and more people and companies going online every day, that’s steadily increasing the size of its energy footprint. 

But making data centers more efficient can save money and reduce their environmental impact. And when companies realize savings in their energy costs, they’ll also see their operational costs drop. 

 

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Beat the heat: EPA's infographic is a good place to start

Beat the heat: EPA's infographic is a good place to start | green infographics | Scoop.it

There are a few things to like about this infographic put out by the EPA's Energy Star program.

For one thing, it has a whole section on climate change instead of the usual single-minded fixation on saving energy. While their five energy-saving tips are pretty basic, they are not trivial. Recommendation 3, "seal your heating and cooling ducts", is surprisingly important, given that many people have their air conditioning ducts running through their very hot attics and are wasting serious money by cooling it instead of the space below.

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Energy Efficiency in Data Centers | infographic

Energy Efficiency in Data Centers | infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it

This infographic details the huge amount of energy used by data centers worldwide and how they can become more energy efficient...

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Smart Grid – Where Power is Going [infographic]

Smart Grid – Where Power is Going [infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it
Why should an everyday homeowner care that the smart grid can increase the U.S. electric grid's efficiency by 9 percent?

And what does that amount to in terms of energy and monetary savings? This infographic visually highlights those savings and what they actually mean to consumers.


The effort aims to connect the consumer with the smart grid, by explaining it simply and driving home the many benefits of smart grid technology, including: cost savings, energy efficiency, improved outage detection and resolution, as well as environmental benefits,.

“By highlighting the conveniences and benefits the smart grid can bring to consumers, the SGCC and its members can help consumers understand the smart grid just as they understand other, consumer-friendly, ‘smart’ technologies they wouldn’t consider living without – such as a smart phone, computer or television.”

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Green-o-meter: Is the government keeping its green promises?

Green-o-meter: Is the government keeping its green promises? | green infographics | Scoop.it
David Cameron's pledge to be the 'greenest government ever' goes on trial with the green-o-meter...

The current rating on the green-o-meter is a light-hearted attempt to track the serious matter of how the coalition is faring. It assesses the government's delivery on all aspects of the environment, from climate change, wildlife and conservation to energy efficiency, transport and renewable power, as covered by the stories below.

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U.S. Vehicle Fuel Economy Graphs

U.S. Vehicle Fuel Economy Graphs | green infographics | Scoop.it

This graph is from Vehicle Technologies Program: Fact #692- September, 2011 Fuel Economy Distribution for New Cars and Light Trucks:

Nearly 64% of new cars sold in model year (MY) 1975 had combined highway/city fuel economy of 15 miles per gallon...

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How Slowing Down 300 Million Electric Motors Will Save the World [Infographic] | Earth and Industry

Electric motors things like pumps, fans and blowers consume around 28 percent of the world's electricity. But that could change if we just had the ability to slow them down.
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