Power Over Energy
yesterday at 23:25. Facebook
SPARE THE AIR: An Italian architect – famous for his plant-covered skyscraper in Milan – has designs to create entire new green settlements in a nation plagued by dirty air. #WeCanDoBetter

'Forest cities': the radical plan to save China from air pollution

theguardian.com
Power Over Energy
yesterday at 12:42. Facebook
A new power supply system uses "energy packets" to cut resting power consumption by up to 50 percent. Designed specifically for powering electronic sensors, wireless radios, and other small devices, it will eventually connect the #InternetOfThings. #IoT

MIT researchers built an energy-sipping power converter

engadget.com
Power Over Energy
yesterday at 00:36. Facebook
PANE IN THE GLASS: Windows that can collect solar energy, called photovoltaic windows, are the next frontier in renewable #energy technologies.

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Energy harvesting windows one step closer to reality

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Power Over Energy
02/21/2017 at 13:05. Facebook
DAM SHAME: “We’re seeing evidence of more extremes. To ignore that would be a mistake.” #ActOnClimate

Climate change means more Lake Orovilles

grist.org
Power Over Energy
02/20/2017 at 23:03. Facebook
LEAFY GREENS: While a new device's flapping leaves can generate clean #energy, extracting it is far from a breeze.

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Are Artificial Trees the Future of Renewable Energy?

smithsonianmag.com
Power Over Energy
02/20/2017 at 12:25. Facebook
Texas, the most oil-rich and fracking-friendly of states, has found itself with the improbable status of being a national leader in a wind #energy boom.

'The wild west of wind': Republicans push Texas as unlikely green energy leader

theguardian.com
Power Over Energy
02/19/2017 at 14:08. Facebook
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration released new data showing an iceberg the size of Manhattan cleaving off of Antarctica's rapidly melting Pine Island Glacier on the southwest coast of the continent. #ActOnClimate

Antarctica just shed a Manhattan-sized iceberg, and a bigger one is coming soon

mashable.com
Power Over Energy
02/18/2017 at 13:12. Facebook
PLUG AND PAY: Ever wonder how much it's costing you to leave your smartphone and tablet chargers plugged in 24/7? Should you unplug them when they're not in use?

How much power is your smartphone charger wasting when it's not in use? | ZDNet

zdnet.com
Power Over Energy
02/17/2017 at 13:15. Facebook
A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that renewables, primarily #solar and wind, could jump from 4% of global power generation to as much as 36% by 2035, reshaping global electricity markets in the process. #WeCanDoBetter

Renewable Energy ‘Taking Off’ Globally

barrons.com
Power Over Energy
02/16/2017 at 23:46. Facebook
FLOWER POWER: The Smartflower ground-mounted system produces #solar energy in your backyard via a tracking system that keeps its panels oriented directly at the sun throughout the day. #innovation

Blooming solar sunflower follows and collects energy from the sun

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Power Over Energy
02/16/2017 at 12:28. Facebook
BRIGHT IDEA: A new building in #Copenhagen is covered by 12,000 colorful solar tiles, making it one of the largest building-integrated #solar power plants in Denmark.

This Danish School Has Installed The World's Largest Solar Facade

dailyplanet.climate-kic.org
BUGGING OUT: Although wind turbines produce 4% of the planet’s #energy, they only work well when the wind is blowing just right. Now, scientists have found a way to make wind turbine blades more efficient at producing energy by drawing inspiration from the flexible wings of insects. #WeCanDoBetter

Wind turbines inspired by insect wings are 35% more efficient

sciencemag.org
SEA-ING IS BELIEVING: Engineers from South Korea have just developed a seawater battery that runs on water and salt, which could soon rival the current lithium-ion battery's performance. #WeCanDoBetter

This new battery runs on seawater

treehugger.com
In the great #energy transition, which side are you on? The shape of the future is becoming clearer, as #solar, wind and battery power are getting better and cheaper. #WeCanDoBetter

Renewables are no longer ‘alternative.’ Fossil fuels are ‘legacy.’

medium.com
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COOL FOR SCHOOL: Engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a thin, artificially structured “metamaterial” that could cool buildings and power plants without the use of water or #energy. #WeCanDoBetter

Newly engineered material can cool roofs, structures with zero energy consumption

colorado.edu
A city’s ability to provide renewable #energy, along with its means to efficiently manage energy storage, will be increasingly important as governments around the globe employ big data and Internet-of-Things applications to improve many aspects of daily life. #smartcities MORE: [ Bit.ly Link ]

How smart cities are building the future

poweroverenergy.org
EASY BREEZY: Wind power is growing so fast it could become the largest source of renewable energy in America and Europe. #WeCanDoBetter

Wind energy is beating the pants off of other renewables.

grist.org
ALTERNATIVE DRILLING: Researchers investigating the feasibility of volcano-powered electricity successfully drilled into the core of one in Iceland, reaching a record-breaking depth of nearly 3 miles (4.8 kilometers). #WeCanDoBetter

Scientists drill deep to harness the awesome energy of volcanoes

poweroverenergy.org
MOSTLY SUNNY: New jobs data suggests that the real growth in #energy jobs is coming from the sky, not the ground. Solar employs twice as many people as coal, and it's growing faster too! #WeCanDoBetter

New Job Numbers Show Bright Future For Solar Energy

forbes.com