For real change, you need direct democracy. The fossil corps buy politicians in bulk -they just won MORE seats in Congress- and use the subsidies they get to keep it that way. It's a vicious cycle. Colorado got the nation's first Renewable Energy Man
The transition to renewable energy could be really complex or it could be really simple. At the current costs of renewable energy technologies, we have to consider our renewable energy options today. The savings could be extremely significant ove
I have recently watched HBO's John Oliver's show on youtube. I think there are some powerful lessons to be learned from the way he picks issues, exposes outrageous events, makes it all amusing while being educational. After exposing the context, he u
Indian weddings at times are disrupted due to power cuts. In one of the Bollywood movie ‘3 Idiots’ a hilarious scene casting lead actor ‘Amir Khan’ talks about a strange but out of the box concept of an alternate power source.
Tommy Hilfiger recently started selling solar panel jackets that charge mobile devices on the go. (http://usa.tommy.com/shop/en/thb2cus/7655931) While the jacket is quite costly at $599, I find the idea intriguing. Giant solar farms and solar panels
We need more innovative ways to motivate individuals. We also need to address marketing-related issues to facilitate community-wide transition to renewable energy. There is a powerful marketing machine at work through various think-tanks sponsored by
We are wasting awful amounts of energy and clean water by flushing everything down.
Composting toilets everywhere could be a better solution - though we need to improve the design drastically! The compost could then be used to heat the building,
I read a great book about 2 months ago: This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein. Apart from creating a strong sense of urgency this book offers many tried and tested strategies that can create very dramatic results, especially if adopted widely. The a
It is always said
Prevention is better than cure.
I have ventured amazing UV use of killing germs and harmful bacteria while using our daily light sources in health centres, hospitals, schools and community centres.
I want to introduce germicid
It's not a new idea or the first time its been done but the Gap Filler initiative from Christchurch, New Zealand, combined a natural disaster induced empty lot with community interests, renewable energy and FUN resulting in a bike-powered outdoor mov
Basically, as Spain's small but growing solar energy providers grow, the government is catching up in taxing the sun. The solar police even has the authority to inspect any private residence' home, if they have any suspicion that people are harvestin
Innovation often comes from an intersection, remix and/or transposition of ideas.
"If you look at history, innovation doesn't come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect."
Rather than proposing a specific means to lead to a rapid transition to renewable energy, I will share a personal story, which I hope will offer encouragement to this cause by exemplifying that getting people to make a small change in their life can
I remember watching this TED talk a while ago and wanted to share it here. I'm not sure if someone already has, but I wasn't able to find it here, so I thought I would share.
Professor Donald Sadoway talks about the missing link to renewable ene
Electricity gathered from the weight of traffic on a crystalline surface. These were proposed for Israel and California but I can't find any working data. Supposedly 1Mw per kilometer, but that seems optimistic. Even so, worth harvesting. Maybe eve
Consuming precious electrical energy gives off heat. The electrical energy is converted into heat energy. The bi-product of heat energy is much feared, but could it be harvested and reconverted into a useful form?
We consume mostly electrical ener