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Friday, December 3rd, 2010
11:20 am
[mactavish]
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20101201/od_nm/us_japan_eel
An aquarium in Japan is shocking visitors with its Christmas display -- using an eco-friendly electric eel to illuminate the lights on its holiday tree.
Each time the eel moves, two aluminum panels gather enough electricity to light up the 2-meter (6 ft 6 in) tall tree, decked out in white, in glowing intermittent flashes.
Saturday, February 21st, 2009
9:24 am
[mactavish]
Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
8:54 am
[mactavish]
Save the environment, drink beer.
Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
9:18 pm
[mactavish]
Steven Chu: Next energy secretary?
from http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/12/10/134719/64/695/671544: ". . .[Steven] Chu is a professor of physics and molecular and cell biology at the University of California-Berkeley and has been the director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory since 2004, where he has pushed aggressively for research into alternative energy as a way to combat global warming."
Friday, November 7th, 2008
8:47 am
[mactavish]


Late last month, the Australian Solar Sailor company announced they’d signed a deal with China's biggest shipping line, COSCO, to fit some of their jumbo jet sized solar-powered sails to a tanker and bulk carrier.
The 30 metre long sails, festooned in photovoltaic panels are expected to catch enough wind to reduce fuel costs by between 20% and 40%, whilst those PV cells will provide the ships with 5% of their electricity. A computer automatically angles the sails for maximum wind and solar efficiency, and if all goes to plan the sails will have recovered their initial cost within four years.


(diagrams, photos at the link)
Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
9:30 am
[lightning_rose]
Sunday, November 2nd, 2008
9:39 pm
[mactavish]
Monday, September 8th, 2008
11:52 am
[mactavish]
Monday, August 11th, 2008
2:10 pm
[mactavish]
Monday, June 30th, 2008
3:56 pm
[mactavish]
Thursday, April 10th, 2008
2:33 pm
[chaiya]
Roly Pig Composter
It's not quite alterna-energy, but my husband and I are now obsessing over the Roly Pig Composter. The company also offers solar panels and has links to a bunch of rebate info and stuff if you dig into the site. Just an fyi, but I thought folks might be interested. :)

Current Mood: productive
Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
7:46 pm
[mactavish]
Thursday, February 14th, 2008
5:52 pm
[mactavish]
Zombie power.

Seriously.
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008
11:45 pm
[mactavish]
Wednesday, January 9th, 2008
4:29 pm
[mactavish]
I squint just looking at this solar cooker.
Friday, December 21st, 2007
10:10 pm
[mactavish]
A Silicon Valley start-up called Nanosolar shipped its first solar panels -- priced at $1 a watt. That's the price at which solar energy gets cheaper than coal.

I can't imagine making these is nastier on the environment than coal.

I hope continuing to make them is environmentally sustainable.
Thursday, December 13th, 2007
8:01 pm
[mactavish]
Wednesday, December 12th, 2007
8:39 pm
[mactavish]
Maybe I should get an electric eel for the tree. . . .

(And LED lights to save the poor thing's energy)
Monday, November 5th, 2007
8:47 am
[mactavish]
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