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How to remove daily work stress with just 15 minutes each week

Of all the productivity habits I’ve studied and recommended, there is one that stands head and shoulders above the rest in its importance: the weekly review.<p>First named by David Allen in his best-selling book <i>Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity</i>, the weekly review has become an …

Productivity

6 million people in China used only renewable energy for a week

From June 17 to 23, the 6 million people living in the region in Northwest China only used hydro, wind, and solar power as their energy source. Based on local news reports, the trial was used to prove that it was possible to switch from coal-based energy on a large scale. The province used 1.1 …

Renewable Energy

World's Biggest Coal Company Closes 37 Mines as Solar Prices Plummet

The rapid growth in renewable energy continues to put a dent in the demand for coal.<p>Coal India, the world's biggest coal mining company and producer …

Fossil Fuels

Scientists develop drones that can plant one billion trees every year, advancement to help combat deforestation - Firstpost

<b>Melbourne:</b> Scientists have developed new drones that can identify ideal places to grow trees and sow one billion plants every year, an advance that …

Ecology

A new 'solar paint' lets you transform your entire house into a source of clean energy

PexelsPowering homes using clean energy is becoming easier thanks to a growing number of innovative technologies and initiatives. Some government programs help homeowners with the financial burden of equipping their residences with energy-generating solar panels, and Elon Musk's Tesla has developed …

Clean Energy

California is making so much solar energy the rest of the country looks like a joke

California is the poster child for solar energy: in 2016, 13% of the state's power came from solar sources. According to the Solar Energy Industries …

Renewable Energy

Singapore Is Planning The World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm

A tiny country with little space to spare looks to its water reservoirs to expand its use of renewable energy.<p>There isn’t much extra space in Singapore, since the entire country is smaller than New York City and fully developed. So when the government decided to install more solar power to help …

Renewable Energy

India cancels plans for huge coal power stations as solar energy prices hit record low

India has cancelled plans to build nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations – about the same as the total amount in the UK – with the price …

The world’s largest floating solar power plant just went online in China

China has announced that the largest floating photovoltaic (PV) facility on earth has finally been completed and connected to the local power grid. …

Renewable Energy

Tesla expands its Destination Charging network to over 5,000 locations

Tesla’s Supercharger network is by far the most exciting of the company’s two charging networks since it’s faster and enables long-distance travel, but the Destination Charging network also plays an important role in Tesla’s EV infrastructure.<p>It’s clear that the company is betting on it since the …

United Arab Emirates

Metal as fuel? These Canadian scientists are working to make it happen

Imagine one day fuelling your car with iron powder, rather than gasoline. That's the goal of some Canadian scientists who hope that metal will one …

McGill University

Energy is the new new internet

If you’re not paying attention to what’s going on in energy, you should. We’ve seen this movie before. Spoiler alert: There’s massive economic …

The sun is still rising – chasing ‘hot electrons’ and a 35% solar price reduction

Researchers at Purdue University and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have shown that a new crystalline material has the capacity to double the efficiency of solar cells, producing solar panels that are theoretically ‘two thirds’ efficient – instead of the current one-third efficiency …

NREL is a driver of cutting-edge research and industry

What you might already know is, America is closer to energy independence than we’ve ever been in modern times. What you might not know is, that’s …

Renewable Energy

Elon Musk: 100 Tesla Gigafactories Could Power the Entire World

The Gigafactory<p>The Tesla Gigafactory produces lithium ion batteries, supporting the Tesla vehicles and providing low-cost batteries using alternative …

Tesla

Discover the Past in Ireland's Ancient East

Drive through 5,000 years of history to discover Ireland’s rich and storied past.<p>Ireland’s east is a treasure house—sometimes literally so—of ancient sites. It’s a huge area, physically and temporally, taking in 17 counties and more than 5,000 years of history. So, in the words of the traditional …

Low-cost “solar absorber” could supercharge solar power plants

One of the major challenges in developing solar panels has been creating photovoltaic cells which can absorb as much solar energy as possible – …

Clean Energy

Trump’s Mindless War on Green Energy

The failure of Trumpcare was the product of a crusade to destroy Obamacare that had outlived any factual predicate — Republicans decided Obamacare …

World’s first solar-powered town opens in Florida

Babcock Ranch is set to become Florida’s sustainable, innovative, and the world’s first solar-powered town! to include eco-friendly features such as …

Solar Power
Moore's Law

Ireland's Ancient East: Top 10 heritage gems for your travels

Hidden heritage gems<p>Nicola Brady and Pól Ó Conghaile pick 10 top attractions in one of the world's great heritage hotspots.<p>1. Brú na Bóinne, Co …

Scientists made a detailed “roadmap” for meeting the Paris climate goals. It’s eye-opening.

Back in 2015, the world’s governments met in Paris and agreed to keep global warming below 2°C, to avoid the worst risks of a hotter planet. See here for background on why, but that’s the goal. For context, the planet’s warmed ~1°C since the 19th century.<p>One problem with framing the goal this way, …

Climate

New Japanese solar cell is closest to reaching maximum efficiency

Solar energy is the hottest thing in eco-living, and everybody wants in on it. People are installing solar panels in their homes, governments are creating smart grids and companies like Google want to run completely on renewable energy and help people do the same.<p>However, the more we start to …

Local's guide to Scotland: From midnight swims, chic motels, and pristine beaches

Spring has officially sprung this week, which means that holidays close to home without weather warnings are becoming a distinct possibility. To mark …

Scotland

This lucky family is currently flying around the world in luxury for free thanks to travel hacking

A family-of-four are currently the envy of many as they are flying around the world in luxury for free, thanks to travel hacking. Husband-and-wife, Pedro Pla and Grace Cheng, managed to save a total of $54,000 on their round-the-world business class air tickets, and are now in the middle of a …

National Parks

Trump’s budget sabotages America’s best chance to add millions of high-wage jobs

Trump guts clean energy funding as Beijing plans to invest $360 billion by 2020, creating 13 million jobs.<p>President Trump’s budget slashes investment …

The Beguiling Promise Of John Goodenough's New Battery Technology

Google’s Eric Schmidt tweeted this week about a new fast-charging battery technology from John Goodenough, the inventor of the lithium-ion battery, Dr. Maria Braga and his research team in the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas in Austin.<p>The new design uses a glass …

Clean Energy

This artificial island could soon power 6 countries

An artificial island which could power millions of homes using wind turbines will be built in the North Sea.<p>The island could power several nations – …

North Sea

Google's new sun map will tell you whether your roof needs a solar panel

Google has long stated its ambitions to run its global operations solely on renewable energy, and now it wants to lead by example. The company has updated its interactive Sunroof map that helps people estimate whether it makes sense to install a solar panel on their roof.<p>In a new blog post, the Big …