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The era of energy dinosaurs is coming to an end

The era of energy dinosaurs is coming to an end | Sustainable Living Through Technology and Nature | Scoop.it
The big, slow-moving dinosaurs of the energy world face increasing competition from a swarm of smaller, fast-moving mammals. Energy companies will update their strategies for a changing world, or t...

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Interesting the move from the "Old Energy to the Newer One"

 

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"But a shifting environment means increasingly replacing dinosaur heuristics with mammal heuristics: efficiency, flexibility, responsiveness, open data, transparency, coalitions."

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The Benefits Of Having A Green Roof

The Benefits Of Having A Green Roof | Sustainable Living Through Technology and Nature | Scoop.it
A green roof is definitely something different. It's something not everyone has and not exactly anyone's first choice when building or remodeling a home. W
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Green Building Council celebrates 50 Green Star SA certifications | GBCSA

Green Building Council celebrates 50 Green Star SA certifications | GBCSA | Sustainable Living Through Technology and Nature | Scoop.it
50th Green building in South Africa
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New San Diego Building May Be Largest U.S. Carbon-Neutral Commercial Office Building

New San Diego Building May Be Largest U.S. Carbon-Neutral Commercial Office Building | Sustainable Living Through Technology and Nature | Scoop.it
LPL Financial opened its new headquarters last week, which features fuel cells that convert biogas into enough electricity to power the building and an additional 750 homes.
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Using fuel cells converting Biogas to electricity to generate surplus power. Would like to see what effect radiant heating would have done to the HVAC costs
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Tiny English Village Blocks Giant Fracking Operation, Announces Plans to Build Community-Owned Solar Power Plants

Tiny English Village Blocks Giant Fracking Operation, Announces Plans to Build Community-Owned Solar Power Plants | Sustainable Living Through Technology and Nature | Scoop.it
REPOWERBalcombe seeks to crowdfund its own community-owned power plants.
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Fracking is as sustainable as oil!!!
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Virgin Buildings: the world’s greenest skyscrapers - Virgin.com

Virgin Buildings: the world’s greenest skyscrapers - Virgin.com | Sustainable Living Through Technology and Nature | Scoop.it
dff Video by Bloom Studio and Thousand Yard Films.
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The greenest building around
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Earth Hour saves Eskom 575 megawatts | eNCA

Earth Hour saves Eskom 575 megawatts | eNCA | Sustainable Living Through Technology and Nature | Scoop.it
Earth house saved 576Mwatts equivalent to one of the 6 boilers at Kendal power station
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We saved only just over 1percent of our over load come on we can do better than that 575 mwatts of the 32 000 mwatts
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Window Socket: Portable Solar-Powered Outlet Sticks to Windows, Charges Small Electronics

Designed by Kyuho Song & Boa Oh, the Window Socket is a fabulously simple portable outlet that gets its power from a small solar panel on one side.
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Record-breaking inflatable wind turbine to float 1000 feet above Alaska

Fairbanks, Alaska, will be home to the demonstration project of the next generation Buoyant Airborne Turbine, which will fly 1000 feet off the ground.
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The way to go float air turbine
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Walmart rolls out testing of radical carbon fiber truck

The radical new WAVE design, built to be 20 percent more aerodynamic than most other trucks, can run on a variety of fuels.
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Very interesting using aircraft materials for trucks
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‘Boring’ Energy Efficiency Is Biggest CO2-Cutting Tool

Energy efficiency is the best tool for cutting greenhouse gases and must shed its “boring” image to stimulate spending, the International Energy Agency said.
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The low hanging fruit is the easiest way to reduce carbon emissions - Insulation in buildings, vehicle emission and appliance standards
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ROTEX HPU gas hybrid Heat Pump receives Plus X Award 2014 for Innovation - ROTEX Heating Systems GmbH

ROTEX HPU gas hybrid Heat Pump receives Plus X Award 2014 for Innovation - ROTEX Heating Systems GmbH | Sustainable Living Through Technology and Nature | Scoop.it
Just launch a gas/heat pump Hybride integrated hot water with space heating and cooling. Using the heat pump for the major energy source and gas as a back up
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Myth busting: Air Source Heat Pumps

Myth busting: Air Source Heat Pumps | Sustainable Living Through Technology and Nature | Scoop.it
5 myths about Air Source Heat Pumps busted! Air source heat pumps are one of many emerging renewable solutions that are technically misunderstood or vetoed early on in a heating strategy discussion...
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Five myths of heat pumps explained
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Flight of the robobee: the rise of swarm robotics

Flight of the robobee: the rise of swarm robotics | Sustainable Living Through Technology and Nature | Scoop.it
From the repair of coral reefs to mass pollination, tiny robots could become an essential part of the conservationist's toolbox. Tim Smedley reports
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Many small robots or a Swarm of them carry task of one large robot. Future of robotics. Maybe even a robotic bee
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Most Expensive U.S. Home Sale Ever: Connecticut Estate Goes For $120 Million

Most Expensive U.S. Home Sale Ever: Connecticut Estate Goes For $120 Million | Sustainable Living Through Technology and Nature | Scoop.it
see photosClick for full photo gallery: Greenwich's $120 Million Copper Beech Farm Ladies and gentlemen, a new record has been set: Copper Beech Farm is now the most-expensive home sale in the United States--ever.
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Anybody got R120 million dollars. USA highest residential house sale ever
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Green Building Council celebrates 50 Green Star SA certifications | GBCSA

Green Building Council celebrates 50 Green Star SA certifications | GBCSA | Sustainable Living Through Technology and Nature | Scoop.it
Sustainability gaining ground
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Going Under the Sea for Clean Energy

Going Under the Sea for Clean Energy | Sustainable Living Through Technology and Nature | Scoop.it
An underwater turbine in Northern Ireland is harnessing tidal power that generates enough electricity to power more than 1,000 homes.
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Seattle's first Passive House "could be heated with a hairdryer"

Seattle's first Passive House "could be heated with a hairdryer" | Sustainable Living Through Technology and Nature | Scoop.it
Park Passive House is Seattle's first certified Passive House, and boasts excellent design along with lots of sustainable technology. It uses up to 80 perce...
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A truly sustainable house 80% less energy to run it
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13 Things You Never Knew About The Eiffel Tower

13 Things You Never Knew About The Eiffel Tower | Sustainable Living Through Technology and Nature | Scoop.it
A world monument that was only meant to stand for 20 years.
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The facts about the Eiffel tower
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Earth Hour

Earth Hour | Sustainable Living Through Technology and Nature | Scoop.it
#Earthhour did you turn off your excesses
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ArchitectureAtlas

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Tyrolean Festival Hall Delugan Meissl Associated Architects
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Renewable energy: facts and figures - Telegraph

Renewable energy: facts and figures - Telegraph | Sustainable Living Through Technology and Nature | Scoop.it
The Government has announced plans to slash subsidies for large-scale solar installations to divert money to smaller alternative energy projects. Here we look at some interesting facts about the renewable energy sector.
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The sunlight falling on the earth in one year is enough energy to power the world in one year. Why do people still resist solar power
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Living Innovative: 20 ways to make this year a reusable one

Living Innovative: 20 ways to make this year a reusable one | Sustainable Living Through Technology and Nature | Scoop.it
What's the true cost of your lifestyle?
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We need to replace re-cycle to re-usable. Re-view your life style and it's impacts
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ROTEX HPU gas hybrid Heat Pump receives Plus X Award 2014 for Innovation - ROTEX Heating Systems GmbH

ROTEX HPU gas hybrid Heat Pump receives Plus X Award 2014 for Innovation - ROTEX Heating Systems GmbH | Sustainable Living Through Technology and Nature | Scoop.it
Just launched a Hybride integrated hot water with space heating and cooling! The unit has an integrated Thermal store for Domectic hot water and space heating - radiant water based. Underfloor water...
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The ideal integrated hot water with heating and cooling system
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Generation gap: wind opens big lead over nuclear in China

Generation gap: wind opens big lead over nuclear in China | Sustainable Living Through Technology and Nature | Scoop.it
In China, wind power is leaving nuclear behind. Electricity output from China’s wind farms exceeded that from its nuclear plants for the first time in 2012, by a narrow margin. Then in 2013, wind pulled away—outdoing nuclear by 22 percent.
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Interesting the Chinese are sustainable too
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Untitled — A new installation of underfloor radiant water...

A new installation of underfloor radiant water heating. This installation will have two Thermal Stores with Solar collectors and a gas back. The system will be primarily be heated by solar thermal
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The future of heating and cooling using water as the transport medium
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