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GoSun Solar Oven — Kickstarter Project Can Cook You Dinner In 20 Minutes With Nothing But The Sun

GoSun Solar Oven — Kickstarter Project Can Cook You Dinner In 20 Minutes With Nothing But The Sun | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Originally published on Ecopreneurist.

A lightweight, portable solar oven that can cook you dinner in 20 minutes? Reaches temperatures as high as 550 degrees Fahrenheit? Can be used to bake, boil, or fry?
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France Unveils New Efforts to Renovate Buildings | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

France Unveils New Efforts to Renovate Buildings | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

This week, the French government unveiled a new series of efforts due to tackle the lack of thermal renovations in French buildings.

As I found out while writing my Master’s Thesisyears ago, there are no less than twenty million housings to be weatherized in France. This would lead to significant amounts of money savings and decreased greenhouse gas emissions.

 
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Food Waste and Global Needs | The Energy Collective

Food Waste and Global Needs | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Food has a huge environmental footprint: 24% of greenhouse gas emissions, 40% of land use, 70% of water use and 75% of deforestation.
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Give Up the Shale Gas Fantasy and Profit When the Bubble Bursts: Interview with Bill Powers

Give Up the Shale Gas Fantasy and Profit When the Bubble Bursts: Interview with Bill Powers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bill Powers is an independent analyst, private investor and author of the book "Cold, Hungry and in the Dark: Exploding the Natural Gas Supply Myth." Powers is the former editor of Powers Energy Investor, Canadian Energy Viewpoint and U.S.
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Virtual Audits Uncover Surprising Trends in Building Energy Efficiency

Virtual Audits Uncover Surprising Trends in Building Energy Efficiency | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Over the last few years, the handful of startups developing virtual energy auditing services have analyzed over a billion square feet of commercial buildings.
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iAG Energy's curator insight, December 5, 2013 11:55 AM

Energy audits don't only reap energy efficiency benefits, but also serve as great informational reference points for building owners.

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New Tesla Patent: 400-Mile Battery Pack Using Metal-Air & Lithium-Ion Batteries

New Tesla Patent: 400-Mile Battery Pack Using Metal-Air & Lithium-Ion Batteries | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Tesla Motors is exclusively an electric car maker, with Elon Musk expressing disdain for cars like the Chevy Volt and BMW i3, which pack gas-powered range-extenders. But Tesla may be working on a different kind of hybrid; a hybrid battery pack that could extend the range of cars like the Tesla Model S by up to 40%, allowing for 400 miles of driving between charges.

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Former Halliburton employee faces charges for destroying oil spill evidence

Former Halliburton employee faces charges for destroying oil spill evidence | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Company's 2010 cementing technology director charged for deleting data related to the deadly BP oil spill
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It’s Not Just Obama’s Carbon Rules That Are Killing Coal. It’s Cheap Gas. | TIME.com

It’s Not Just Obama’s Carbon Rules That Are Killing Coal. It’s Cheap Gas. | TIME.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New regulations from the EPA will make it almost impossible to build a new coal plant. But cheap natural gas was doing that already
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How energy efficiency measures are becoming big business

How energy efficiency measures are becoming big business | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Efficiency-minded investors could make huge amounts of low-cost capital available to tackle climate change
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Tesla Motors says car dealers are trying to hinder its sales

Tesla Motors says car dealers are trying to hinder its sales | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors fights back, says California car dealers claim that it inflates the benefits of its financing option is without merit.
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Mary Robinson: Climate change is a 'very serious issue of human rights'

Mary Robinson: Climate change is a 'very serious issue of human rights' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, speaks to RTCC about climate justice, the UN, and why climate sceptics make her angry
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Journalists Should Talk About Climate Change More Like A Pension Policy, Study Suggests

Journalists Should Talk About Climate Change More Like A Pension Policy, Study Suggests | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When journalists talk about climate change, they usually focus on some sort of uncertain doom, rather than an explicit risk, according to a new study released on Wednesday by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.
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Colorado House Republicans Unanimously Support Flood Relief, Unanimously Opposed Sandy Aid

Colorado House Republicans Unanimously Support Flood Relief, Unanimously Opposed Sandy Aid | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Colorado Republican Reps. Mike Coffman, Cory Gardner, Doug Lamborn, and Scott Tipton support disaster relief for their state but voted against emergency aid for Superstorm Sandy victims.
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Most “Social” Electric Cars (Infographic)

Most “Social” Electric Cars (Infographic) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Here’s a fun infographic on the most “social” electric cars out there today.

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2014 Chevy Spark EV Test Drive (CT Exclusive)

2014 Chevy Spark EV Test Drive (CT Exclusive) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Can an electric vehicle be powerful, cheap, and fun to drive? The answer to all three questions is yes in the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV.
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“Peak Oil Demand” = Peak Oil

“Peak Oil Demand” = Peak Oil | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new phrase has entered our energy lexicon—peak oil demand.
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As the Middle Class salaries continue to decline, or remain flat, there will be a continuing decrease in demand for petroleum across the board, as the Middle Class decreass over all consumption, and seeks cheaper alternatives. 

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BMW i3 Production Starts In Leipzig, Germany

BMW i3 Production Starts In Leipzig, Germany | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Editor's note: If you stop into Leipzig to check out manufacturing of the BMW i3 in action (or for any other reason), a pizza place right in the center of town has the best pizza I think I've ever tasted.
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GM Working On $30,000, 200-Mile EV That Could Compete With Tesla Model E

GM Working On $30,000, 200-Mile EV That Could Compete With Tesla Model E | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Editor's notes: Assumption is that Tesla's affordable, 2017 EV will be called the Tesla Model E; Tesla's use of lithium-ion batteries (a different kind than used in laptops) will not result in a worldwide shortage of such batteries (video on that...
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Solar Power & Wind Power Now Cheaper Than Coal Power In US

Solar Power & Wind Power Now Cheaper Than Coal Power In US | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

It’s less costly to get electricity from wind turbines and solar panels than coal-fired power plants when climate change costs and other health impacts are factored in, according to a new study published in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.

In fact—using the official U.S. government estimates of health and environmental costs from burning fossil fuels—the study shows it’s cheaper to replace a typical existing coal-fired power plant with a wind turbine than to keep the old plant running. And new electricity generation from wind could be more economically efficient than natural gas.

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yongyee yang's comment, September 27, 2013 10:41 AM
I think that its nice to have cleaner fuel that is cheaper than the fossil fuels we have been using. Its really great how technology has advanced to the point where we can start using smarter energy resources and keep the world and everything in it cleaner.
Mallory Christy's comment, September 27, 2013 12:06 PM
I also agree with Yong.
Vanessa Chapman's curator insight, September 29, 2013 3:38 PM

This article is a great example of why we should change to wind and solar electricity! I don't understand why big factory producers still continue to use coal. Facts show that wind/solar power is cheaper. Producers would make more money from using wind/solar electricity. They would also be helping the enviroment and the Earth. If we can start a change in how we produce electricity with solar/wind instead of coal, we can help our Earth! Wind turbines spin creating electricity. The sun also can provide electricity in and eniromentally friendly way. These are both acts of nauture and great sources of power. Cloudy days, or non-windy days should't effect it to much because the energy can be stored from previous days. It would be amazing if we could get more factories to change to wind/solar power and stop endangering the Earth!

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Time to Act on Climate Change

Time to Act on Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Today, the auto industry is thriving, and American consumers save about $8 thousand at the pump over the life of their vehicle. We can't solve climate change overnight -- but we can get closer to a solution.
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Delaying climate action will triple costs

Delaying climate action will triple costs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It will be a lot cheaper to start fighting global warming today than it will be 15 or so years from now.
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In The Wake Of Colorado’s Devastating Floods, 5,250 Gallons Of Crude Oil Spill Into Major River

In The Wake Of Colorado’s Devastating Floods, 5,250 Gallons Of Crude Oil Spill Into Major River | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The spill could be the first of many as flood waters swamp Colorado's extensive oil and gas infrastructure.
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Luis Obil's curator insight, September 30, 2013 7:45 AM

The floods in Colorado have proved to be more devastating than we thought.  The oil and gas lines have been compromised, making an environmental catastrophe waiting to happen.  This problem will cost the state millions to fix.  Add that to the roads, buildings, home, etc, and the costs keep rising.

 

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Climate Change Threatens Madagascar’s Towering Baobab Trees: Scientific American

Climate Change Threatens Madagascar’s Towering Baobab Trees: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Ewe people of Togo, among others in Africa, have a proverb: “Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it.” Indeed, the grand specimens of the genus Adansonia can live more than 1,000 years, with trunks 30 feet across.
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Did a hyper-black hole spawn the Universe?

Did a hyper-black hole spawn the Universe? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Big Bang was mirage from collapsing higher-dimensional star, theorists propose.
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Global warming "hiatus" unlikely to last - draft U.N. report

Global warming "hiatus" unlikely to last - draft U.N. report | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Factors including a haze of volcanic ash and a cyclical dip in energy emitted from the sun may have contributed to a slower warming trend
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