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You no longer need to own a solar panel to reap the financial benefits of solar energy

For Americans, solar power can now come without the panel.<p>Solar energy isn’t an option for millions of people living in cities—who have no rooftop to call their own—or without reasonable solar prices. There are 113 million homeowners in markets with competitively-priced solar power—but because of …

Solar Power

The 14 Phrases Every VC Wants to Hear in Your Pitch

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

101 small ways you can improve your city

The least you can do to make a big difference where you live<p>On Your Street | In Your Neighborhood | At Your Parks | Along Your Route | With Your Neighbors | In Your Community<p>We've scoured cities all around the world for small ideas with huge potential, and asked some of our favorite urban thinkers …

Urban Design

Essential Yoga Poses for Beginners

Did the poses taught in your first yoga class pass in one ear and out the other in a blur of confusion as you tried to register what the teacher was …

In Israeli desert, world’s highest solar tower looks to future

AFP – In the middle of southern Israel’s desert, engineers are hard at work building the world’s tallest solar tower, reflecting the country’s high …

Apple Energy: Is This Apple's Next Billion Dollar Business?

Apple is planning to buy enough renewable energy to power all of its operations worldwide, including retail stores, on clean energy. Image source: Apple.<p><b>Apple</b> , the personal computing company, now has a new subsidiary, Apple Energy LLC, the wholesale electricity company. It's an unusual move for an …

Renewable Energy

Fracking produces tons of radioactive waste. What should we do with it?

The Marcellus Shale has transformed the Appalachian Basin into an energy juggernaut. Even amid a recent drilling slowdown, regional daily production …

Oil & Gas Industry

Solar cells for greener and safer energies - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Nowadays, our world is in search of cleaner energy sources to power our increasing industrial and economical needs. Solar energy is becoming an …

Brain Science Has Finally Figured Out How to Help Athletes Train 50 Percent Faster

By targeting specific areas of the brain, this headphone helps athletes pick up training regimens faster.<p>A new headphone is helping athletes train for their sport 50 percent faster.<p>The technology, based on the concept of neuropriming, is already helping the military to train fighter pilots and …

Greenlight Planet wants to bring light to millions with its solar-powered solutions

For more than two billion individuals across the world, going green is about more than saving the planet — it’s simply about accessing electricity. …

90 Instagram accounts to follow for daily graphic design inspiration

When it comes to getting a daily dose of inspiration for your graphic design projects, nothing beats the visual delights of Instagram. From global …

Graphic Design

Why the Middle East Is Betting on a Solar Future

Image source: First Solar.<p>Just how cheap has solar energy gotten? To give you an indication, Middle Eastern countries from Saudi Arabia to the United Arab Emirates are betting on solar to power their future, now the oil that has fueled their electricity plants for the past century.<p>The decision to …

Renewable Energy

Fire breaks out at world's largest solar power plant near Nevada border

A generating tower at the world's largest solar energy plant was shut down Thursday after a mirror misalignment caused sunlight to burn through electrical wiring and start a small fire, according to officials.<p>The blaze at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert broke out …

Renewable Energy

Jeremy Corbyn calls for new economics to tackle 'grotesque inequality'

Opposition leader says growth demands major change in way economy is run, as shadow chancellor vows to rewrite rules<p>Jeremy Corbyn said the UK needed a serious debate about wealth creation, as he called for a new style of economics to tackle Britain’s “grotesque inequality”.<p>Closing a Labour state of …

United Kingdom

Class war is making the deficit even worse

There are two very different ways to look at the world. The first is to obsess about inequality, including its psychological impact, and worry endlessly about the fact that some people are doing better than others. The second is to concentrate not on differences but absolutes, and to call for …

Income Inequality

Returning To Market Balance: How High Must Prices Be To Save The Oil Industry?

The global oil market is returning to balance based on the latest data from the EIA. That should mean higher oil prices but how high must prices be to save the industry?<p>Data suggests that oil producers need prices in the $70-80 range to survive. That is unlikely in the next year or so. Without more …

Oil & Gas Industry

Britain Doesn't Have One Third In Poverty: It Has Inequality

The latest poverty statistics are out from the Office of National Statistics and the usual suspects are crying wolf over it all. Some one third of the population experienced poverty in the first three years of the last government apparently. Others are pointing to the manner in which Britain does …

Economics

Portugal ran on renewable energy alone for four days

Solar power on earth is certainly easier, but much less efficient than going above the atmosphere.<p>Last week, Portugal hit a major milestone in its …

Renewable Energy

Home energy storage is the driving force of the future, claims Tesla trailblazer

When it comes to grabbing headlines with visions of the future, few can beat entrepreneur and inventor Elon Musk. He’s behind SpaceX, the rocket company that he sees as a vehicle to his dream of colonising Mars.<p>Better known, perhaps, are his Tesla electric cars, an increasingly common sight in the …

Climate changing for company profits

It's no secret that many countries want to shift towards a low carbon society. But big investors want to know what that means for company profits - …

Forget Obama, John Maynard Keynes Predicted Donald Trump And Bernie Sanders

It’s no major insight at this point to say that the presidential campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump signal something amiss within the electorate. Voters are plainly mad about something, and the something is likely economic. Does anyone seriously believe Trump and Sanders would be part of …

Economics

10 Great Breakfasts for Building Easy Muscle

Following on from last Thursday's column, which was all about developing muscle to get toned up for both summer and life. In keeping with my core …

Getting more energy from the sun: how to make better solar cells

Tara P. Dhakal, <i>Binghamton University, State University of New York</i><p>Global demand for energy is increasing by the hour as developing countries move toward industrialization. Experts estimate that by the year 2050, worldwide demand for electricity may reach 30 terawatts (TW). For perspective, one …

This Upper East Side luxury condo tower comes with a music studio designed by Lenny Kravitz

The Kent is an 83-unit tower built in an old-fashioned Art Deco style — but it's decked out with every amenity a contemporary buyer would want. That includes a one-of-a-kind "Sound Lounge" designed by Kravitz Design, helmed by famous musician Lenny Kravitz.<p>"The Sound Lounge was inspired by one of …

Trump Expected To Pander To Coal Country, While Some Politicos There Shutter Climate Science

Donald Trump may be combative but he is unlikely to get in the ring with coal country when he holds a massive rally there tonight. He saw what happened to Hillary Clinton when she made a swing through southern West Virginia and heard from several Obama-haters who think his administration is …

Fossil Fuels

This Is Why Oil Companies Should Stop Looking For Oil

There’s no need for expensive oil exploration, a new report says.<p>Oil companies are getting hammered by investors for being oil companies.<p>The price of a barrel of crude is down 60 percent in the last two years. The New York Stock Exchange index for oil and gas stocks has fallen about 25 percent over …

Oil

We've been mayors of New York, Paris and Rio. We know climate action starts with cities

If we want to reduce emissions, cities are key. But they need to be empowered if they are to have an impact<p>The Paris climate agreement, already signed by more than 175 countries, was successful in large part because national governments recognized cities’ progress in reducing carbon emissions. On …

Urbanism

Jane Jacobs Was Right About What Makes A Great City And Mobile Phone Data Proves It

Mixed use neighborhoods with dense streets create the “sidewalk ballet” that the famous urban theorist envisioned 100 years ago.<p>In her 1961 book <i>The Death and Life of Great American Cities</i>, the urban theorist and author Jane Jacobs wrote about what makes cities dynamic, safe, and humane. Responding …

Urban Design

Oil firms have 10 years to change strategy or face 'short, brutish end'

Business models employed by multinationals such as Shell and BP are no longer fit for purpose, warns energy expert<p>International oil companies such as Shell and BP must completely change their business model or face a “nasty, brutish and short” end within 10 years, one of Britain’s most influential …

Oil & Gas Industry

This Crude Canadian Zine Was into Punk Before It Existed

Started in the summer of 1971, "Denim Delinquent" covered the angry young bands that the high-minded rock press refused to touch.<p>By the dawn of the 1970s, rock 'n' roll had gone from being a rebellion to an august cultural institution, and both musicians and critics were taking advantage of the …

Writing