Architects turn to crowd for FOUNDhouse micro-house funding

Architects turn to crowd for FOUNDhouse micro-house funding.

For the price of the Iraq war we could have built a renewable energy system

For the price of the Iraq War, the U.S. could have gotten halfway to a renewable power system
David Roberts, grist.org

Discussions of how to respond to climate change often involve Very Large Numbers — the needed investments to transition to a fully renewable energy system are in the hundreds of billions. The brain sort of shuts down when it encounters numbers lik…

Can the U.S. Create Its Own German-Style Energy Revolution?

BioNova: Biobased pools and water purification systems

By Osha Gray Davidson, bloomberg.com

InsideClimateNews.org (Phoenix, Ari­zona) — From a block away, the house was hard­ly vis­i­ble, hid­den by a dense stand of native mesquite and palo verde trees and tall clumps of prick­ly pear cac­tus. Close up, you could see the con­crete block…

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Can the U.S. Create Its Own German-Style Energy Revolution?

Germany Sets New Solar Record

Germany Sets New Solar Record By Meeting Nearly Half of Country’s Weekend Power Demand | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Diane Pham 5 Tips to Cut Your Electricity Bill With Energy Efficiency Expert David Johnston Cutting back on your energy usage is one of the best ways to bring down your electricity bill. But did you know that making simple changes to not just your wattage consumption but the way your home retains and expels air can dramatically transform the way you experience your spaces and use electricity? Joining us […] READ MORE >, inhabitat.com

Ger­many fed a whop­ping 22 gigawatts of solar power per hour into the nation­al grid last week­end, set­ting a new record by meet­ing near­ly half of the coun­try’s week­end power demand. After the Fukushi­ma dis­as­ter, Japan opted to shut down …

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An energy model for Boston from European cities

Germany definitely has the right idea: convert ugly old buildings to biofuel factories and kick start the green economy. But we’re still in the mode of “drill baby drill.”

An energy model for Boston – Boston.com.