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One desert data company is showing the tech sector how to help save the climate

There are tech companies that say they care about the environment. And then there are ones that really and evidently try to protect it.<p>Switch, which operates massive data centers in Nevada, has shot to the top of an annual report released this week by Greenpeace that assesses exactly what tech …

Nissan emergency truck concept: electric-car battery for rescue power

At the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany, Nissan demonstrated an alternative use for the lithium-ion battery cells that comprise …

Save on Tesla Powerwall home batteries by joining a 'virtual power plant'

CrowdNett pays you for a small slice of power<p>Powering your home from sunlight is a dream shared by many, but cost-prohibitive for most. Solar energy might be free, but only after you pay for the panels, inverters, and storage systems, <i>and</i> pay someone to install it all. But what if you could …

Future of Energy: Utilities Need to Embrace Renewable Energy or It Will Kill Them

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Utilities across the U.S. are facing a crisis. Electricity demand isn't growing for the first time since Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb, meaning there's no demand growth to fulfill with new power plants. That would be a challenge in and of itself, but now customers …

Greenified Urban Space

Neutra used products that were off-the-shelf and purely industrial.<p>Board-formed concrete retaining walls double as ramps from the deck to the garden’s highest point.<p>A maple tree grows through an ipe deck in the garden that Mary Barensfeld designed for a family in Berkeley, California.<p>Two native …

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The Price of Solar Is Declining to Unprecedented Lows

The installed price of solar energy has declined significantly in recent years as policy and market forces have driven more and more solar …

Top 10 Clever Ways to Repurpose Your Kitchen Scraps

Vegetable peels, coffee grounds, corn cobs, dryer lint—they’re all waste for sure, but there’s treasure in that trash. You could compost them, that’s …