Electric-powered X Shore boats combine sustainability with luxury Scandinavian design

June 18, 2019 by  
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Promising minimal maintenance, lower operating costs and a gorgeous modern design, Swedish company X Shore is making waves in the marine industry with their 100 percent electric-powered yachts. Created as an environmentally friendly alternative to gas-powered boats, X Shore’s pure electric vessels not only offer a shift away from fossil fuels , but also a seductively silent ride that eliminates noise pollution and toxic fumes. Marketed with the tagline “Power of Silence,” the X Shore yachts can reach top speeds of 40 knots and even up to 100 nautical miles on a single charge. Founded by X Shore President Konrad Bergström, X Shore currently offers three models: the Eeltrek 8000, the Eelex 8000 and the Eelex 6500. All models feature an aerodynamic hull designed to reduce friction and reduce energy use by approximately 35 percent as compared to conventional vessels. The most important component of the X Shore boats is the X Shore propulsion system, engineered with single shaft construction for improved energy efficiency. Owners can choose between battery options of a 90kWh and 120 kWh. Vessels can be charged in as little as 8 hours, depending on the power source. Related: Hinckley unveils the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht In addition to innovative technology and engineering, the X Shore boasts modern luxury looks that draw from Scandinavia’s rich design culture. The sleek and minimalist crafts feature a modular interior rail system and can be customized according to the owner’s preferences, from number of seats and sunbeds to cargo storage options. Each vessel includes a 24-inch monitor with easy-to-reach control buttons that show how much battery charge is left in the boat. “X Shore boats are vanguard in technology, design and sustainability ,” says Bergström in a press statement. “Once you’ve experienced the sea without noise and fumes, there is no turning back. It’s magic. That is why we are so strongly committed to contribute to a fossil fuel free shift of the marine industry.” + X Shore Images via X Shore

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For the first time ever, all villages in India have electricity

April 30, 2018 by  
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India has just reached a major energy milestone: for the first time ever, every single one of its inhabited villages has electricity. There are nearly 600,000 villages in the country, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised that they would all be connected to power within 1,000 days of August 2015. Last Saturday, Leisang village was connected to India’s power grid, completing that promise. I salute the efforts of all those who worked tirelessly on the ground, including the team of officials, the technical staff and all others, to make this dream of a #PowerfulIndia a reality. Their efforts today will help generations of Indians in the coming years. pic.twitter.com/t8WjZgpNuT — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 29, 2018 While Leisang was connected to the main power grid, some villages have relied on off-grid supply networks, usually powered by solar . Pakol, a village in the same same state, was the last village to be powered by an off-grid system. The power initiative, which Modi tags as #PowerfulIndia, also seeks to strengthen metering and power distribution within the country. Leisang village in Manipur, like the thousands of other villages across India has been powered and empowered! This news will make every Indian proud and delighted. https://t.co/UCPEEITbIM #PowerfulIndia — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 29, 2018 Related: The Indian city of Diu is 100% powered by the sun A village is considered to have power if 10 percent of its buildings have access to electricity . That means India has a long way to go before everyone has working power, but the successful initiative is a milestone nonetheless.” Village electrification means that the infrastructure to supply power has now reached certain parts of the village. The next step should be to focus on providing connection to all households and ensuring adequate power supply to these homes,” former power secretary P Uma Shankar said. It is up to individual homes to seek electrification if they choose. Via Times of India Image via Deposit Photos

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Cap-and-Trade Program for Water Quality Gets a $1M Boost

August 30, 2011 by  
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The Electric Power Research Institute receives a $1 million grant from the US Department of Agriculture for its Ohio River Basin Water Quality Trading Project, which seeks to improve watersheds at lower cost.

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Artificial Leaves Increase Photosynthesis 10x

May 11, 2011 by  
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Synthetic photosynthesis has been around for more than a decade.

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Federal Fleet Slashes Fuel Use with More Efficient Vehicles

May 9, 2011 by  
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The Government Services Administration (GSA) — the agency that buys vehicles for federal agencies to lease — has announced that the new cars purchased so far in 2011 use 21 percent less fuel than the cars they replaced.  The average MPG for the new vehicles has gone from 19.1 last year to 23.4 this year.

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Robots to Replace People for Patrolling Power Lines

January 14, 2011 by  
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Photo credit Electric Power Research Institute Robots are becoming a more important tool for keeping our infrastructure working properly. From scurrying through underground water pipes to search for leaks , to now swinging from power lines to inspect their condition

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Wii Crushes Other Game Consoles in Energy Efficiency

December 22, 2010 by  
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A new report from the Electric Power Research Institute looked at the energy consumption of the three most popular video game consoles — the Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony Playstation 3 — and the Wii was far and away the most energy efficient, using one-sixth the power used by the other two. The researchers played one hour of Madden NFL 11 on each system and then recorded the power consumed.  The Wii used 13.7 watts, the Playstation used 84.8 watts and Xbox used 87.9 watts.  The reason for the huge disparity between the Wii and the other two is that the Playstation and Xbox feature much higher quality graphics and more powerful processors

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Peugeot to Lease iOn Electric Car for €499/Month in France

September 10, 2010 by  
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Photo: Peugeot Aimed Mostly at Fleet Buyers at First Peugeot has released some details on its iOn electric car, which is based on the Mitsubishi i MiEV . In France, the leasing price will be of €499 (about $643) for five years, and this includes: the vehicle and its battery, a 5-year warranty covering the battery and electric power train, servicing and maintenance for five years or 50,000 km (31,000 miles), specific electric assistance, and Peugeot Connect, Electric Driving (smart…

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Armoire Dressed In Fallen Birch Skin: Sawkille Co.

September 10, 2010 by  
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Photo: Chris Kendall via The New York Times Gleaming like arboreal wayfinders on a dark night, birches are trees that definitely stand out from the forest crowd. Birch bark was traditionally used for paper, clothing and construction; it also has medicinal properties, so it’s not too far a stretch to see them utilized in a decorative sense too, like in this gorgeous birch-skinned armoire by Rhinebeck, NY-based furniture designers Sawkille Co…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Green Fashion at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York: Ancient Uzbek Fabrics, Bark Belts, and More (Slideshow)

September 10, 2010 by  
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GULI Collection, Spring 2011 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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