An average motorcycle gets about double the mileage of even the most fuel efficient cars but the downside is that they emit about 15 times more pollution than an average four-wheeler. Ecofriendly motorcycles have been in vogue for quite some time now and are a big hit among environment lovers. If you are crazy about two-wheelers but at the same time are looking for the best environmentally benign products, then hit the break for a list of the 10 best ecofriendly motorcycles.
Imagine a refrigerator smart enough to cut your electricity bills.
Smart-grid start-up Tendril and General Electric later this year will test a smart-grid system that will allow GE’s networked home appliances to take advantage of cheaper electricity rates, the companies announced Wednesday.
The joint development deal calls for GE to speak to Tendril’s smart-grid software in a range of GE appliances–dishwashers, washing machines, refrigerators, and water heaters–over Zigbee wireless networks.
Green Britain day comes to us courtesy of EDF. That’s Electricite de France to give them their full name. EDF is a French, state owned nuclear power company. They are also the world’s biggest corporate producer of nuclear waste, and one of it’s biggest traders and burners of coal – with a tiny tiny fleet of windmills (0.7% of their generation). And to promote this campaign they’ve ‘borrowed’ (as Fred Pearce gently puts it in this week’s Guardian) someone else’s logo – the green union jack. This flag symbolises two things, Green and British. EDF are of course neither.
Russian and Italian engineering companies are reportedly working together to develop a massive iron ore mine that will “decimate” Mount Pinpet or “Pinetree Mountain” in the eastern Burmese state of Shan.
About 49% of Americans believe the Earth is getting warmer because of the burning of fossil fuels and other human activity, the survey by the Pew Research Centre and the American Association for the Advancement of Science said. Some 36% attributed global warming to natural changes in the atmosphere and another 10% said there was no clear evidence that the earth was indeed undergoing climate change.
A team of private investors have announced plans to develop a more conventional solar power plant that will be capable of generating 75MW of power, outshining the current world record holder in Spain, which generates about 60MW.
The solar photovoltaic plant, dubbed Teenaway Solar Reserve, is set to become the largest plant in its category when it is constructed on 400 acres of formerly-logged private property four miles north of Cle Elum, in Kittitas County, Washington
t’s hard to think of a sport more vulnerable to such changes than cricket. After all, it’s a game in which subtle variations in atmospheric conditions can play a huge role in determining both the type of match played and the outcome.But what will happen to the pitches and playing conditions in Australia, for example, if extreme drought conditions persist and become an annual occurrence? What will happen to the game in England and Wales if our summers see more in the way of heatwaves and less frequent, but more torrential downpours, as the Met Office seems to believe likely?
IT IS an old idea. Build solar power stations in the Sahara desert and transport the electricity produced to Europe using high-voltage, direct-current (HVDC) cables. It is simple in theory, but hard in practice—and very, very costly. But it is a carbon-dioxide-free way of making a lot of electricity, and a collecting area the size of Austria could supply the world.
17-year-old Andrew Loader wanted an electric vehicle not because of its low impact on the environment, but because he didn’t want to spend too much on gas.
The need turned Andrew into an automobile engineer, when he converted his clapped-out Ford Escort to run on electricity using some batteries, an old forklift motor and automobile engineering skills from the internet.