The automobile industry has invested billions reducing the weight of their cars to reduce fuel consumption and they don’t even have to lift them off the ground. So it’s no surprise to hear that airlines are saving millions by reducing weight. What’s surprising is that they haven’t done more of that sooner.
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When it comes to electrical usage, one should think of the age-old economic theory, the Tragedy of the Commons. The principle is simple: Individuals acting rationally and in their own self-interest can actually act against the best interests of the group, by wasting a common resource needed by the collective whole. You may not believe that you’re using an exorbitant amount of electricity, but over time, this usage adds up.
Sustainability is more than just company operations. At the Doe Run Co., sustainability is also about “protecting our workforce and neighbors”… to the tune of $2 million in savings!
Now that some homeowners with solar leases are putting their homes on the market, the deal doesn’t seem as sweet. Solar leases may scare off potential homebuyers, particularly if they don’t understand them.
While the 2014 World Cup is going to be bigger than ever, it’s also going to be one of the biggest energy-consuming, greenhouse gas-spewing World Cups in history.
New records for solar power production are coming and going at a fast pace in sunny Germany, where the latent effects of a democratic feed-in tariff continue to fuel adoption. All that solar energy capacity is driving innovation and the need for energy storage solutions.
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SolarCoin is a novel strategy for accelerating investment in solar power, but it’s not inherently socially equitable. Fortunately, there are ways to increase access to SolarCoins for those without the wealth to invest in solar or trade currencies.
Elon Musk has crafted a triple bottom line business template based on EVs, charging stations and solar energy. It’s not the only one pursuing such a vision. A recent hire by Miami’s CarCharging Group indicates they may be heading down a similar path.
Is it financially savvy to construct a super efficient home over a code-built home because of the reduction in operating costs? The simple answer is yes, but the more detailed answer is that it depends.