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If You're Founding a Growth-Focused Startup, Bootstrapping Probably Isn't for You | Inc.com

<i>What are the pros and cons of bootstrapping (on a services model) versus taking an investment, for a first time entrepreneur? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Todd Belveal, Founder</b> …

Startups

What will it take to kill fossil fuels once and for all?

Greener Pastures<p>The increased investment in renewable energy in recent years has been extraordinary, and renewables are now cheaper and more …

I’m a climate change researcher in Pittsburgh. What is Trump talking about?

From Pittsburgh to Paris, this is a global issue.<p>"I was elected to represent the people of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” said President Trump during a speech this week announcing the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.<p>I’m a climate change policy researcher at Carnegie Mellon …

Clean Power Plan

A Company in Japan Just Broke the World Record for Solar Panel Efficiency

The Rise of Solar Power<p>Solar power is certainly on the rise around the world. There are massive solar power generating installations across Asia, …

Solar Power

The fake “war on coal”: Trump moves to dismantle U.S. climate rules

President Trump signed an executive order last week aiming to overturn federal climate policies<p>President Donald Trump signed a sweeping executive order last week rescinding numerous federal climate policies and calling for the review and replacement of the Obama administration’s most ambitious …

Fossil Fuels

Elon Musk says he can fix Australia in 100 days. He might be telling the truth.

“That serious enough for you?”<p>Elon Musk, the eccentric Silicon Valley billionaire who heads such companies as Tesla and SpaceX, has a plan to save Australia.<p>On Thursday, Tesla’s vice president for energy products, Lyndon Rive, told the Australian Financial Review that he would “commit” to …

Tesla

Tesla unveils massive solar battery plant to power the island of Kauai

Remember when Tesla was just a small-time electric car company making Roadsters? Now CEO Elon Musk is in the business of generating and storing solar …

Denmark Just Ran Their Entire Country on 100% Wind Energy

Scandinavian Sustainability<p>Countries all over the world are making major strides in renewable energy. Many nations are investing in new clean energy …

Renewable Energy

Shell says it will start installing electric vehicle chargers at its gas stations this year

In a future where the world’s car fleet is rapidly transitioning to electric vehicles, gas stations will be forcefully downgraded to simple convenience stores and consequently, they will lose a significant revenue stream brought in by people stopping for gas but buying something at the convenience …

Alternative Fuel
Renewable Energy

The water crisis facing California – in pictures

Mustafah Abdulaziz has spent years documenting humanity’s relationship to a precious natural resource – water. His latest work focuses on the challenges facing California, a highly populated state and a major agricultural center. Water: California was the first prize winner in the Syngenta …

Water

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Six technologies that produce clean, safe drinking water

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>One in 10 people worldwide lack regular access to safe drinking water. In an effort to tackle this most basic humanitarian problem, engineers around the globe have developed a wide array of devices, large and small, that generate clean water. Each year, a slew of innovations aim to …

Thousands Work Daily at Japan Nuclear Plant Selling No Power

More than 6,000 workers cycle through the world’s biggest nuclear plant every day to operate and maintain a facility that hasn’t sold a kilowatt of …

Energy

Is Your Old HVAC Unit Damaging the Ozone Layer?

Chlorodifluoromethane, commonly known as R-22, is a chemical compound used for refrigeration purposes. Although numerous home cooling systems contain this gaseous substance, R-22 reliance is currently being phased out in the United States due to its hazardous environmental impact. Therefore, it's …

Startups

This Very, Very Detailed Chart Shows How All The Energy In The U.S. Is Used

Take a master’s level course in improving your energy literacy, down to the half a percent of our energy that we use to fly military jets.<p>Saul Griffith likes numbers. The serial entrepreneur and MacArthur genius once calculated the carbon footprint of every single action in his life–from buying …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Watch A Wind Turbine On Fire Fan Its Own Flames

A new kind of renewable energy.<p>A video captured in Palladam, a city in southern India, shows a wind turbine spinning wildly out of control, on flames. The combination of the fire and the rotation of the turbine's blades produces an incredible spiral smoke pattern which we see drift away with the …

Can Tesla go from sexy car company to clean energy empire?

If you're wondering about Elon Musk's latest vision for Tesla, think Apple.<p>Apple succeeded in turning a bland market for electronic devices into a coveted and connected lifestyle where your phone, your tablet, your computer, your watch and your television can all be bought in one place and work …

Engineering Exec Departs ULA After SpaceX Comments

A top executive at United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin (lmt) and Boeing (ba), is no longer in his post after commenting …

Space Travel

Saudi Arabia plans $80bn desalination schemes by 2025

The state-run Saudi Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has announced plans to invest about $80 billion by 2025 in a bid to boost desalinated …

Saudi Arabia
Water

Texas Governor visiting the Sorek desalination plant - IDE Technologies

<b>Texas Governor Gregg Abbott visited Tuesday the Sorek seawater desalination plant as part of an economic development mission to Israel, hosted by IDE</b> …

Abu Dhabi Desalination Plant to be Powered by Off-Grid Rooftop Solar

French engineering company Mascara will use off-grid, rooftop solar to power a desalination plant operated by clean energy group Masdar in Abu Dhabi …

Renewable Energy

Tunable, Strain-Controlled Nanoporous MoS₂ Filter for Water Desalination.

2016 Feb 23;10(2):1829-35. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.5b05250. Epub 2016 Jan 27.<p>Li W1, Yang Y1, Weber JK2, Zhang G3, Zhou R1,2,4.<p>1School for Radiological …

Nanotech

Is desalination part of the future of water in California?

When it comes to finding new sources of drinking water for residents of a coastal state mired in drought, some say desalination gets little respect …

A Nice Glass of Seawater? Drought Forces Australia to Rethink Desalination

On the southeast coast of Australia, a A$5.7 billion ($4.1 billion) processing plant to turn the ocean into a source of drinking water has sat idle …

Water

Are we doing enough to encourage next-generation sustainability pros?

Last November, on the eve of the COP 21 climate talks in Paris, a group of environmental activists sued the U.S. government for violating their …

UN Climate Change Conference

This Wall Can Heat And Cool A Building Without Electricity

Indoor heating and cooling accounts for half of Egypt’s energy consumption. And they’re not alone. In 2011, the provision of hot water, space heating and cooling were estimated to account for roughly half of global energy consumption in buildings, and they produce a large fraction of greenhouse gas …

Prefab Homes