Today’s Solutions: May 25, 2024

Floating seawater reservoirs c

Floating seawater reservoirs could help Helsinki become carbon neutral

As humans, we pride ourselves on our ability to innovate and adapt to a variety of environments. This has led us to develop technology that can support civilization, even in extreme environments. However, this technology largely relies on fossil fuels. Now, there’s a global push to put human Read More...

New solar panels are cheaper,

New solar panels are cheaper, more environmentally sustainable

Scientists from Northwestern University have created a new type of solar panel that is less expensive to produce, better for the environment, and could eventually be more efficient at capturing the suns rays and turning them into energy. Perovskite solar panels, solar cells with a crystal structure Read More...

Danny Kennedy: Solar energy en

Danny Kennedy: Solar energy entrepreneur

Actress Cate Blanchett applauds Danny Kennedy's work in the solar power industry. He helped in turning the Sydney Theatre Company into a green building. Cate Blanchett | Jan/Feb 2010 issue   I first met Danny through my husband, Andrew, and have followed his work on clean energy for years. Read More...

Passive House: Super energy ef

Passive House: Super energy efficient housing

How a new kind of home which produces more energy than it consumes, can drastically reduce fuel bills and CO2 emissions. Ursula Sautter | June/July 2009 issue Governments around the world are scrambling to address the twin crises of our times—the recession and climate change—by investing in Read More...

Passive House Resources

Passive House Resources

Passive houses are leading the way toward a carbon-neutral future by producing more energy than they use and drastically reducing fuel bills and C02 emmissions. To find out more about passive houses, architect Rolf Disch and how to make your house a passive house take a look at our passive house Read More...

Blue Energy: A potential sourc

Blue Energy: A potential source of renewable energy

What do you get when saltwater and fresh water meet? A clean, renewable source of power called blue energy. Diane Daniel | March 2009 issue The blades stutter a bit at first, but after a couple of halting starts, the tiny propeller on the miniature windmill is soon turning at top speed. The fuel: Read More...

On the right foot

On the right foot

The newly popular idea of Global Footprintlets us measure the ecological impact of how we liveMarco Visscher | June 2004 issue “It is the best way to calculate our performance on sustainability,” declares Carwyn Jones, Minister for Environment, Planning and Countryside for Wales, explaining Read More...

Where did the night go?

Where did the night go?

Light pollution is more than an aesthetic problem Carolyn Steel | March 2006 Read More...

How to tame a tornado

How to tame a tornado

Wind power is for wimps. Louis Michaud wants to turn twisters into the renewable energy source of the future. Andrew Tolve | March 2008 issue Of all the natural phenomena that wreak havoc on planet Earth, tornadoes are perhaps the most fearsome. With wind speeds reaching upward of 300 miles (500 Read More...

Welcome to the hydrogen age

Welcome to the hydrogen age

Hydrogen fuel cells will never be a practical source of power, right? Wrong. The technology is set to take off sooner than you think. Jerry Brown, Rinaldo Brutoco and James Cusumano | October 2007 issue You may think hydrogen power is some futuristic fantasy, fit only for science-fiction writers. Read More...