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  • Louis Palmer – around the world on solar power

    Today I was part of the WAVE Trophy – the world’s largest e-mobility rally! Give it up for e-mobility!! The WAVE is currently touring through Austria and made a pit stop at the Fronius production facility in Sattledt today. I took the chance to have a chat with WAVE tour director Louis Palmer. Louis is…

  • Hothouse earth?

    Summers Are Getting Hotter Heatwaves are rolling through the Northern Hemisphere – again. Is this still an exception to the rule? Summer temperatures have shifted drastically in the past decades as the graphic below from the New York Times clearly illustrates. Source: New York Times On the tipping point to a hothouse earth The term hothouse earth…

  • 6 Ways You Can Save Energy This Summer

      Save more energy this summer with these simple tricks:   A/C Have your air conditioner serviced at the beginning of summer (or if you have an older model upgrade to a more energy efficient one). Make sure to clean filters regularly. Turn off your aircon before you leave the house or at the very…

  • Sun Facts: 9 Facts About The Sun You Probably Didn’t Know

    Solar energy – it’s clean, renewable, abundant, infinite and free. In short: it’s pretty awesome! But what do we really know about the sun? Here are 9 facts worth knowing about the central star in our solar system. I was most surprised by fact number 7…   My favourite facts about the sun   fact…

  • Celebrities Who Actively Work to Protect the Environment

    These 5 celebrities use their fame to promote environmental protection:   Stella McCartney „Only 1% of clothing is recycled. What are we doing?“ Image: Twitter @StellaMcCartney Stella McCartney lives and breathes fashion but condemns how harmful so-called fast fashion is to the environment. She is one of the pioneers of the “sustainable fashion” movement. In…

  • Costa Rica: A small country with big ideas

    Monica Araya talks about how Costa Rica, home to nearly 5 million people, is pioneering a vision for development without fossil fuels. What comes next? Letting go of fossil fuels for good with electric mobility. „It is time to debunk the myth that a country has to choose between development on the one hand and…

  • 5 more brilliant solar inventions

    By popular demand, I present to you *drumroll* 5 more gadgets straight out of the wonderful world of solar inventions:   1. Solar plug socket Source Stick it on a window and plug in your electronic device. All you need is a window and some sun.   2. Solar camera strap Source   Keep your…

  • Reasons to love renewables – #3 quality of life

    Quality of life encompasses the presence of physical, mental and social well-being. An important part of social well-being is access to energy. You see where I am going with this… Almost one billion people currently don’t have access to a public power supply. The vast majority of them live in remote regions and are reliant…

  • Saving energy: 8 tips to lower your bill

    Save energy at home Saving energy can be so easy. Have a look at the infographic below. Incorportating just a few simple energy saving tricks in your home may make quite the differnce to your electricity bill.   Source: temporarypowersolutionsuk and Visualistan Find more energy saving tips check out the 5 energy saving tips for your home blog post.…

  • A Windfarm Floats off the Coast of Scotland

    Blinter, blowder, bliffert, brattle, blaster bleester, gandaguster, law, flan…  –  the Scots have almost as many terms for wind as they have Whsikeys distilleries. The blustery wind here on the coast of Scotland isn’t always safe for a bird like me — if I’m not careful, it can blow me way off course. But when it comes to…