Q&A: How Can I Monitor My Solar Power System?

October 2, 2019 by  
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Earth911 Podcast, Sept. 23, 2019: CBD Sustainability, Solar Installation Contracts, & Indoor Vertical Gardens

September 23, 2019 by  
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Is My Water Safe to Drink?

September 23, 2019 by  
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Google’s jaw-dropping renewable procurement proclamation

September 19, 2019 by  
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Its new 1.6-gigawatt solar and wind portfolio represents almost as much capacity as all of last year’s corporate deals, combined.

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Why Amazon’s plan to buy 100,000 EVs is huge and hard

September 19, 2019 by  
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It’s a game changer, but it won’t be easy.

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Hey big tech, history is watching you

September 19, 2019 by  
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While Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon and Google are progressive on some fronts, their overall corporate strategies to avert climate change have sketchy.

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Eco-friendly crematorium is envisioned for Santa Monica

September 5, 2019 by  
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Experimental architect Margot Krasojevi? has proposed a fantastical, solar-powered crematorium in Santa Monica that would not only use renewable energy for cremation, but would also give people the option to turn the ashes into tattoos, a concrete reef or even fireworks. In addition to the solar-powered cremation chamber, the design includes an open-plan chapel with a congregation area and an “animated zoetrope garden of remembrance” featuring holographic projections of the deceased. Because Margot Krasojevi?’s ECO CREMATION – Holographic Recycling Cremation project was envisioned for Los Angeles , the architect took inspiration from the city’s piers, boardwalks and coastline to create the undulating architecture and landscape. According to the architect, an average of 20,000 kilograms of wood are used every year for funeral pyre cremations. To reduce the environmental footprint and operating costs of the crematorium, Krasojevi? proposes powering the facility with solar energy and a backup generator fueled by biomass, biogas or a CNG or PNG backup burner. Parabolic reflectors would be installed around the solar cremation chamber to ensure the strongest solar concentration. Related: Entrepreneur sells mushroom suits that decompose your body after death “As the intention is to provide an ecologically friendly pyre, the solar chamber uses combined layers of dichroic and Fresnel glass to concentrate on the sun’s rays,” the architect explained. “The dichroic panels give the illusion of a burning fire, which is an aesthetic used in ceremonial cremations if requested — a spiritual, ceremonial alternative to an open burning fire that pollutes the environment. Once again, the origin of funeral cremations and their current uses throughout the world are addressed by the portrayal of smart material reflecting a dynamic light during the process.” After processing, the ashes can be stored for collection underground or used to memorialize the deceased by transforming them into tattoos, fireworks or a concrete mixture for the creation of an ocean reef. All services would be provided at and by the crematorium. Metals collected from the ashes would be recycled or sold for industrial purposes. At night, the landscape around the crematorium would be illuminated by digital projections of the deceased. + Margot Krasojevi? Architects Images via Margot Krasojevi? Architects

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Entrepreneur Jigar Shah reflects on clean energy finance, the importance of plain speaking

August 22, 2019 by  
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What gives the founder of Generate Capital joy? Getting the best ideas unlocked.

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How Organic Valley lit up 10 communities with solar while meeting its clean energy goals

August 8, 2019 by  
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The backstory on how the Butter Solar Project spreads solar across the Midwest

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Why NGOs top the list of those advancing sustainable development

August 8, 2019 by  
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Why do experts point to NGOs as making the greatest contribution to advancing progress on sustainable development?

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