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Although solar energy in India is quickly catching up, biogas may present a practical, cheap and quicker solution to the problem – especially as India moves to double the number of towers in the country.
The CTA is in need of improvements to reduce crowding, renovate dilapidated stations, make stations handicapped assessable, and eliminate slow zones. Funding these improvements through cutting service and increasing fares is unsustainable.
Since 2004, the San Francisco Giants have offered free, secured valet parking for folks arriving via bicycle to see games (staffed by volunteers from the SF bike coalition). It’s a marvelous way to get to the stadium, far faster & cheaper than pretty much any other way, and a lot more sustainable to boot.
SPECIAL SERIES: The Rise Of The Sharing Economy
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) released a proposal this week that could legitimize and give a shot in the arm to ridesharing companies.
Metabolix markets two biopolymer resins: Mirel™ which is certified biodegradable and just recently announced Mvera™, a film grade product which is certified compostable. Both share the physical properties of petroleum-based resins and can be processed on existing equipment with similar productivity and post-processing techniques. These resins are made using a patented fermentation process and plant-derived sugar. Like nearly all bioplastics and organic matter, Mirel and Mvera will not biodegrade in conventional landfills due to the oxygen-deprived environment.
For the last year, the village of Meerwada in Central India has been learning to live with solar energy. Located some 90 minutes from the nearest city by way of a rocky 4×4 dirt road, this small town sits on the cutting edge of a modern-day industrial revolution that may one day transform rural India.
A century ago, Jewish chemist Chaim Weizmann invented a method of producing acetone for explosives – helping the British with WWI efforts. Now, scientists at UC Berkeley have found a way to utilize the same formula in order to generate a greener version of diesel fuel made from plants.