Energy


Ultrathin Device Harvests Electricity from Human Motion

Source: news.vanderbilt.edu Published: July 21, 2017 By David Salisbury Click here to watch “Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion”: https://youtu.be/4j4w_36X0nU Imagine slipping into a jacket, shirt or skirt that powers your cell phone, fitness...

Refrigerants with Low Global Warming Potential

Source: facilityexecutive.com Published: February 10, 2017 By Brian Fricke, Ken Schultz, and Xudong Wang With the ratification of the Montreal protocol in 1987, chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) and hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerants, such as R11, R12, R22, and R123,...

Chile Launches Demonstration of Alternative Refrigeration Technology

Source: ccacoalition.org Published: January 18, 2017 Jumbo supermarket in Valdivia, Chile installs transcritical carbon dioxide refrigeration by CCAC secretariat A supermarket in Chile has become the first in the country to adopt new refrigeration technology in an...

Smart Highways

Source: activesustainability.com Published: July 18, 2017 Guest post written by José María Castrillón Montes from ACCIONA Construction The concept of smart mobility is nothing new. People were talking about the subject back in the 1980s. Since then, though, the focus...

If You Fix This, You Fix a Big Piece of the Climate Puzzle

Source: nytimes.com Published: July 13, 2017 By LISA FRIEDMAN Curbing 87 percent of the climate change pollutants found in air-conditioners by 2050 could eliminate 89.7 gigatons of emissions. Source: “Drawdown,” edited by Paul Hawken Fixing air-conditioning is, let’s...