Eco Business


IKEA Is Now Selling Solar Systems, No Allen Key Required

Source: treehugger.com Published: August 3, 2017 Updated October 11, 2018 © IKEA battery pack By Lloyd Alter So far the panels and batteries are only offered in the UK but it might spread to sunnier North American climes. Watch out, Elon Musk! Tesla’s subsidiary...

LEGO Tests Bricks Made from Wheat in Effort to Ditch Plastic

Source: ecowatch.com Published: July 31, 2017 Lorraine Chow Fresh after meeting its 100 percent renewable energy milestone, LEGO is making progress towards its 2030 goal of replacing 20 types of its traditional, petroleum-based bricks with sustainable alternatives....

China Plans 100 Panda-Shaped Solar Plants on New Silk Road

Source: reuters.com Published: July 24, 2017 Reporting by Muyu Xu and Ryan Woo in Beijing and Pak Yiu in Hong Kong; Editing by Joseph Radford BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – In a country where you can find everything from chopsticks to slippers designed to look...

Vertical Farming Startup Raises $200M

Source: bbc.com Published: July 19, 2017 Plenty’s first farms will grow lettuce and other greens. Getty Images Plenty, a San Francisco vertical farming start-up, has raised $200m (£154m) from big-name investors that include Japanese media giant SoftBank,...

Wave Power Is Not Just for Surfers Any More Dude!

Source: solarthermalmagazine.com Published: July 19, 2017 The power of wave energy will soon be for more than just surfers Huge waves crashing into a beach. Imagine the power, the sheer force of the water as it spends itself on the sandy shore. Now imagine this...

With Materials Scarce, Cuban Designers Master Recycling Chic

Source: reuters.com Published: July 12, 2017 Sarah Marsh Olaff Alejo’s salt lamps are eerily beautiful and designed to purify the air. Yet the Cuban designer must rummage through trash bins and scour the sidewalks of Havana for scraps of wood and obsolete electrical...

Tour the World’s Largest Indoor Vertical Farm

Source: ecowatch.com Published: June 26, 2017 Stefanie Spear Check out this great 360° virtual reality video by NowThis on the world’s largest indoor vertical farm, AeroFarms. Located in Newark, New Jersey, AeroFarms grows more than 2 million pounds of greens a year...