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Couple Slash Utility Bill 86%

Jan 20 2017 08:15 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

Since Mike and Jan Lister, . . . added a rooftop solar system, . . . with a Tesla Powerwall energy storage battery to their home, . . . they have seen their utility bills drop by a stunning 86%. "Our Powerwall now means: . . . . . . that we are no...

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China 2016: 34 Gigawatts Solar Pv

Jan 18 2017 03:55 PM | eds in Solar Power

China's cumulative solar capacity totals . . . 77.42 GW. 1-18-2017 Source: China 2016: 34 Gigawatts Solar PV

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China Canceled 104 New Coal Plants

Jan 18 2017 03:15 PM | eds in Non-Renewable

Back in 2013, . . . China was using as much coal as the rest of the world combined, and . . . it looked like coal use would keep growing astronomically forever. Now the Chinese government ordered, . . . 13 provinces to cancel, . . . 104 coal-fired proj...

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Uk's Non-Emergency Medical Phone Line

Jan 16 2017 06:15 PM | eds in Health

NHS 111 (the UK's non-emergency medical phone line) . . . will trial Babylon’s app serving roughly 1.2 million people, . . . requiring people to type symptoms into the app. . . . . . . App call time = 1 minute 12 seconds, VS human = 15 minutes, ....

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Ikea Spends Billions

Jan 16 2017 01:50 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

Ikea’s global energy fund, . . . has so far helped construct projects across the world - including its own . . . . . . 327 wind turbines, and almost: . . . . . . 700,000 solar panels on top of stores and distribution centers. The firm owns and operates...

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Battery Storage For Electricity

Jan 16 2017 01:35 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

IRENA estimates that battery storage for electricity, . . . could increase from less than . . . 1 GW today to . . . 250 GW by 2030. Renewables are gaining ground by nearly every measure. . . . Accelerating the pace of the energy transition, and . . ....

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20-Cent, Hand-Powered Centrifuge

Jan 12 2017 06:05 PM | eds in Health

A centrifuge made of 20 cents of paper, twine, and plastic, that could spin at . . . 125,000 RPM, generate 3,000 G's, and process samples in 1.5 minutes. "To the best of my knowledge, . . . it's the fastest spinning object driven by human...

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Driverless - Ship?

Jan 12 2017 03:10 AM | eds in Green Living

The Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship, . . . an over 100ft in length, revolutionary trimaran vessel, . . . powered only with renewable energy, . . . will use state-of-the-art wind and solar technology, . . . enabling an unlimited range. 1-11-2017 Sou...

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Dutch Kids The Happiest In The World?

Jan 10 2017 07:30 PM | eds in Health

In 2013, Unicef released a ‘report card’ that assessed children’s wellbeing in . . . 29 of the world’s richest countries. It concluded that Dutch children are the happiest of all, . . . based on 5 categories: . . . . . . Material wellbeing, . . . . ....

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Why Is Beijing's Smog So Bad?

Jan 09 2017 11:00 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

Why is Beijing's smog so bad?

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