Why hydrogen fuel cells are a boon for the military

September 27, 2017 by  
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About a decade ago, the United States federal and state governments began experimenting with hydrogen fuel cells, said Stan Osserman, director of the Hawaii center for advanced transportation technologies. The push was driven by high oil prices at the time. As the prices tapered, however, the development kept going. “The prices have come down and the weight has come down on [hydrogren fuel] equipment,” said Osserman. “Lots of companies are realizing this is a good business case on its own.” 

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The SDGs, one year in: Where do we stand?

September 24, 2016 by  
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It’s hard to believe it’s already been one year since the global adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals.The past year has been about enhancing understanding and appreciation of the development agenda the SDGs represent, and gradually accepting that within this new global framework, all countries are in need of further development.

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Integrated reporting as a strategic initiative

August 16, 2016 by  
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It’s time for integrated thinking — or the development of business models, strategies and decision-making that integrate concerns for society and the environment into the pursuit of profitability — in integrated reporting.

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Two solar power plants usher in “the birth of large-scale solar in Australia”

January 25, 2016 by  
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Australia isn’t known as a ‘sunburned country’ for no reason. The sun-drenched continent is the perfect place for solar power generation. For some time, the land down under has boasted the highest rate of residential solar panel installations, but it’s been lagging behind in the development of large-scale solar projects . All of that is set to change as two solar power plants have officially opened for business . Read the rest of Two solar power plants usher in “the birth of large-scale solar in Australia”

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BVN Donovan Hill’s Wooden Emergency Shelter Pops-up in Federation Square, Melbourne

May 3, 2013 by  
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How good design can have a role in the healing of a community has been conceptually explored by BVN Donovan Hill in their first working prototype of an emergency shelter. The design is part of the  Emergency Shelter Exhibition will be on display in Federation Square, Melbourne, until May 5, 2013, and it is one of many emergency shelters created by leading Australian architecture practices. The purpose of the event is to engage architects in the development of various types of shelters that can be assembled by non-skilled labor in one day. Read the rest of BVN Donovan Hill’s Wooden Emergency Shelter Pops-up in Federation Square, Melbourne Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BVN Donovan Hill , Emergency housing , emergency shelter , popup house , popup shelters , prefab shelter , ready made emergency shelter        

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Oman Plans Construction Of Massive 200 MW Desert Solar Farm

July 31, 2012 by  
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Oman, which boasts the one of the highest solar energy densities in the world, is currently investigating the development of a 200MW solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) project. If the project gets the go-ahead, then the solar farm could generate the entire country’s electricity supply from simply using a tiny percentage of the desert for its solar collectors, dramatically reducing the state’s dependence on domestic oil. Read the rest of Oman Plans Construction Of Massive 200 MW Desert Solar Farm Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , 200mw solar farm , alternative energy , concentrating solar power , middle east solar energy , oman , solar farm , solar photovoltaic , Solar Power , Sultanate of Oman

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Converj Greenlighted for Production as Cadillac ELR

August 18, 2011 by  
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The electric drive Cadillac Converj concept, which was unveiled in 2009 , has been greenlighted for development and will be joining the Cadillac fleet as the Cadillac ELR. The Converj was the second GM electric vehicle concept after the Chevy Volt. Although preliminary sales of the Volt have been behind those of the Nissan LEAF, and neither has been especially outstanding, GM is moving to expand its EV offerings with this announcement. With the development program just under way, the company says that “details on performance, price and timing will be announced later.” via: GM Media

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Bike Helmet With Built In Headset Lets You Ride And Talk At Same Time

January 10, 2011 by  
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image credit Gearlog TreeHugger often shows disturbing photographs from Copenhagen and Amsterdam showing people on bikes, without helmets, with KIDS riding double without helmets, while talking on cellphones. Fortunately this state of affairs no longer has to exist, thanks to the development of U Clear’s new bike helmet with embedded headset. …

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Hessnatur by Eviana Hartman Offers Wardrobe Staples with Eco-Chic Appeal (Photos)

January 10, 2011 by  
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Photo: Hessnatur In her second collection for organic apparel brand Hessnatur–don’t miss her first collection for fall 2010 –designer Evian Hartman (of Bodkin ) gives a stylish twist to modern day wardrobe staples. For spring 2011, Hartman imagines easy-fitting jumpsuits, relaxed blazers, chunky sweaters, and more. You’ll have to wai…

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Environmental Activist Exposed As Undercover Agent and Expresses Remorse

January 10, 2011 by  
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Photo: SchNEWS For seven years Mark Stone was an important and serious environmental activist. According to the Guardian , he took part in every major protest in the UK from 2003 onwards and traveled abroad to demo’s as well

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