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Smart, Sustainable Innovations Innovation is a process through which we solve a problem or meet market needs, and so innovation generates social benefits. By understanding people’s needs and problems we can develop the best possible...

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Data centers are notorious for their massive energy consumption and general environmental impact. In fact if the cloud were a nation it would be one of the largest consuming countries of energy on our planet....

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A recent study found that the average American spends about 45% of their waking hours using information-accessing technology (computers, phones, etc). The computing equipment needed to maintain this level of activity is stored in facilities...

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President Obama has called for the United States to produce 80% of the nation’s energy needs from renewable sources by the year 2035. This is the moon mission of our generation. And just like the moon mission,...

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Geothermal Geothermal energy is an under-utilized resource which could cut power consumption and yet also produce it in certain areas. Places like Iceland use massive amounts of geothermal energy to power their country. Their volcanic...

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Solar Path Finder So you’ve decided you need solar panels in your life and you don’t know where to put them. A solar path finder will ensure that you have chosen the correct locale.  The...

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There is almost always more than one solution to any given problem. One of society’s compounding problems is the waste of energy and the fact that traditional energy is not being recycled. Thermoelectricity could be...

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Algae can be used for many things and is of the most efficient of all plant life at absorbing carbon dioxide from the Earth’s atmosphere. Algae is abundant and can be grown almost anywhere on...

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Since Roman times, humans have used wheels to harvest energy. Water wheels, like those associated with historic sawmills, harnessed kinetic energy.  Mills strategically dammed flowing waterways to take advantage of the natural tendency for water...

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One of the things proponents of sustainability and urban planning place a great deal of emphasis on is accessibility to clean energy. Sure there are lots of great sources of renewable energy available but is...

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