Mobile tech empowers residential energy efficiency

Energy efficiency is, hands-down, the most effective way for us to get to a low or no carbon future. According to an analysis by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (see above), it’s the absolute cheapest source of energy, by a 3 to 1 margin, that we can explore. It’s (relatively) easy, it’s inexpensive, and the technology is proven and effective already. Yet the industry remains nascent. Part of the challenge is that people are unaware of the opportunities. In terms of greening a…

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Humanihut Start-up Makes Portable Refugee Shelters

Australian start-up Humanihut has designed and built refugee shelters that are durable and highly portable. They are insulated and contain sanitary facilities. Each is powered by solar panels on the roof.

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1st Electric Car Highlights From 1st Cleantech Revolution Tour Conference

Originally published on CleanTechnica. The initial Cleantech Revolution Tour conference that we held in Berlin was a lot of fun, and the presentations were packed with interesting facts, figures, charts, and jokes. We had a blast, and there’s no way to share all of the conversations, connections, and laughs (which is why I encourage you to come to our Leipzig conference or another future event). But I did spend essentially the whole day going through some of the electric vehicle presentations in…

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Solar Power Entrepreneurs at UConn

Two UConn Students Develop Solar Power Plan For Africa

Two students at UConn have formed a business that sells solar power equipment to places that have no access to an electrical grid. Equipment to recharge digital devices and keep medical supplies refrigerated are among their products.

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Tell us Your Sustainability Story!

That’s right, we want to hear from you! Important Media (the parent company of Green Living Ideas and 20+ other sites!) is offering you a chance to share your story with our readership to help us move the global sustainability conversation forward. We’re looking for the good stuff here: stories that will truly benefit our readers, inspire others start a green business, or help someone move their career or education towards sustainability. Whether you’re working in a cleantech startup or…

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Watly Uses Sun To Purify Water, Make Electricity, And Provide Internet

Watly is a 15 ton machine that can turn contaminated water from a river, ocean or even sewage into drinking water. In addition, it generates enough electricity to power digital devices and is a wifi hotspot one kilometer wide. Watly is designed to solve three major infrastructure needs — access to clean water, electricity to run electronic devices and internet connectivity. Around the world, 783 million people do not have access to clean water, 1.2 billion lack access to electricity, and…

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