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  • 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 New York Times clearly illustrates. Source: New York Times On the tipping point to a hothouse earth The…

  • 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…

  • E-mobility: gentle giants of the road

    How electric buses change our transport system Better hold your breath! Or not? Have you ever found yourself next to a city bus when walking down the street or riding a bike?  The exhaust not only smells awful, it’s bad for your health. The stench comes from nitrogen oxides created by combustion of diesel fuel…