Monday, June 29, 2009

Algae farm to convert CO2 to ethanol for fuel and plastic


Algae to be used for cheap ethanol production.

In an effort to fuel the world with clean and cheap energy, Dow Chemical and Algenol Biofuels have partnered to build algae farms that can convert carbon dioxide into ethanol, which can either be used to power vehicles or can also be used to produce plastic by replacing the use of natural gas. The team has announced that they will build a demonstration plant that would effectively convert CO2 into fuel.

The plant is worth applause not just because of the end result, but also because algae cultivation doesn’t require much space and the output can be produced in an efficient manner. The companies plan to grow algae in “bioreactors,” which are actually troughs covered with flexible plastic and filled with saltwater. The water is saturated with carbon dioxide, which helps algae grow. The algae that grows inside these bioreactors uses photosynthesis to convert CO2 and water into ethanol, oxygen and fresh water.


The oxygen generated can be used to burn coal in a power plant in a much cleaner way, and the carbon dioxide emitted by the burning of coal can in turn be fed into the algae bioreactor for the process to continue in a carbon neutral way. Currently the company has about 40 bioreactors in Florida and they plan to install 3,100 units on a 24-acre site at Dow’s Freeport, Tex., site. Algenol Biofuels believes that their demonstration plant can produce over 100,000 gallons of ethanol each year with the cost being as low as $1 a gallon.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Energy saving tip of the day

MICHAEL JACKSON WAS POISONED


MICHAEL JACKSON WAS POISONED SAID BRAIN OXMAN IN HIDDEN WORDS. MICHAEL JACKSON'S FRIEND BRAIN OXMAN IN AN INTERVIEW TO CNN ABOUT 30 MIN AGO SAID THAT MICHAEL JACKSON WAS POISONED WITH BAD MEDICAL PRESCRIPTION. MICHAEL JACKSON'S DEATH WAS CONFIRMED ABOUT 15 MIN AGO ON CNN.

CNN JUST CONFIRMED THAT MICHAEL JACKSON IS DEAD


CNN JUST CONFIRMED THAT MICHAEL JACKSON IS DEAD ABOUT 1 MIN AGO! JIM OF CNN CONFIRMED THAT MICHAEL JACKSON IS DEAD. CNN ALSO STATED THAT MICHAEL JACKSON WAS IN BAD HEALTH AS MICHAEL JACKSON'S FRIEND AND ATTORNEY BRAIN OXMAN SAID IN AN INTERVIEW ABT 10 MIN AGO.

MICHAEL JACKSON DEATH BRAIN OXMAN AND RANDY JACKSON CRIED


MICHAEL JACKSON FRIEND BRAIN OXMAN AND MICHAEL JACKSON BROTHER RANDY JACKSON CRIED 10 MIN AGO AT UCLA MEDICAL CENTER IN L.A. MICHAEL JACKSON FRIEND BRAIN SAID THAT MICHAEL JACKSON WAS PHYSICALLY WEEK AND WAS TAKING AN INTENSIVE AMOUNT OF MEDICATION. MICHAEL JACKSON FRIEND BRAIN OXMAN SAID HE WAS ALWAYS AFRAID OF HIS DEATH AND IS NOW OUT SIDE THE UCLA MEDICAL CENTER BECAUSE HE CANT GET RECEPTION OUT SIDE. MICHAEL JACKSON FRIEND BRAIN OXMAN IS JACKSON FAMILY'S ATTORNEY.

IS MICHAEL JACKSON DEAD


MICHAEL JACKSON IS BEING REPORTED DEAD. MICHAEL JACKSON WAS RUSHED TO UCLA MEDICAL CENTER IN L.A. MICHAEL JACKSON WAS RUSHED TO UCLA MEDICAL CENTER FOR A CARDIAC ARREST. MICHAEL JACKSON WAS ALMOST 51. MICHAEL JACKSON WAS RUSHE IN A PERAMADICS VAN THAT SAID 71 ON ITS BACK. POLICE HAS BLOCKED MICHAEL JACKSON HOUSE AND MICHAEL JACKSON FANS ARE GATHERED AROUND UCLA MEDICAL CENTER IN L.A. MICHAEL JACKSON FAMILY HAS YET NO CONFIRMED MICHAEL JACKSON DEATH AND THE HOSPITAL CANT CONFIRM UNDER HIPAA LAW.MICHAEL JACKSON DEATH HAS NOT BEEN CONFIRMED BY CNN AS YET.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

treeda the eco car

Energy Saving tip of the day

Joke of the day: 25-06-09


Q: What did the lightbulb say when it was switched off?

A: “I’m delighted!”

Comic of the day: 25-06-09




Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wood iPod Puts Nature In the Palm Of Your Hand


iPod is almost like hugging a tree, except it fits in the palm of your hand. So perhaps it’s more like giving a tree a handshake and hearing your favorite tunes at the same time. Josh D, from Australia, took his Apple iPod Mini apart and built a brand new case from red cedar to update the otherwise outdated gadget into a stylish, natural, and woodsy
Rather than just recycling his old trusty iPod Mini when Josh got a new one, he decided to take care of a little mini project he had been meaning to do for some time. He took apart the Mini, removed the original cover and designed a new hardwood case using the original guts of the iPod. With the use of his trusty Dremel tool, he retooled a hardwood cover out of Australian Red Cedar and a clickwheel out of Camphor Laurel. Josh used brass plates for the bottom and top as well as brass screws to keep it all together.

The crafting of the clickwheel seems to be the most impressive aspect of the project. Josh shaved down the circular wooden piece to just a few millimeters thick and used double sided tape to adhere it to the iPod electronics. In his words, “the wooden clickwheel ended up being just as responsive as the original plastic clickwheel. I ended up shaving the clickwheel to only a couple millimetres thick, and the ipod’s sensor picks up the signal no worries.” There’s even wooden accessories to go along with it - Josh re-coverd the iTrip module in Light Red Cedar as well as the iPod mini dock in Camphor Laurel.

The result is a beautifully finished piece that is likely to long outlast its cheap plastic counterparts, and would go perfectly with a set of slick wood speakers. We hope John will continue to update the casing with the latest guts, and compost it once it has lived through its useful lifecycle.

(Energy saving tip of the day)

world’s largest solar project


World’s largest solar power plant to be constructed in Sahara.

Taking advantage of the dryness of Sahara Desert, renewable energy giants are prepping up the installation of the world’s largest solar power plant that collectively will generate a whopping 100GW of concentrating solar power. Promoted by Desertec Foundation, the plant will be built by 20 blue chip German companies, who would be gathering together to discuss plans and investments to create the massive project.

The companies involved in the planning state that similar installations have to be constructed to end the gripping energy crisis. The €400bn project would take 10-15 years to go online, but once constructed it will help other countries of the world to aim towards renewable energy generating plants to end their dependence on fossil fuels.

Unlike other solar power plants, which are usually built on a single location, this massive plant would be scattered throughout politically stable countries in northern Africa. The collective output of the plant would be 80 times larger than a similar plant being planned for the Mojave Desert. The power output would be transported across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe on high-voltage DC lines that will finally supply 15% of the energy demand.

Joke of the day: 24-06-09

An environmentalist dies and reports to the pearly gates. St. Peter checks his dossier and says, "Ah, you're an environmentalist -- you're in the wrong place." Thinking that heaven could never make an error, the environmentalist reports to the gates of hell and is let in.

Pretty soon, the environmentalist gets dissatisfied with the environment in hell, and starts implementing eco-friendly improvements. After a while, global warming, air and water pollution are under control. The landscape is covered with grass and plants, the food is organic and the people are happy. The environmentalist has become a pretty popular guy.

One day God calls Satan up on the telephone and says with a sneer, "So, how's it going down there in hell?" Satan replies, "Hey, things are going great. We've clean air and water, the temperature is better and the food tastes better, and there's no telling what this environmentalist is going to fix next."

God replies, "What??? You've got an environmentalist? That's a mistake - he should never have gotten down there; send him up here." Satan says, "No way. I like having an environmentalist on the staff, and I'm keeping him." God says, "Send him back up here or I'll sue." Satan laughs uproariously and answers, "Yeah, right. And just where are YOU going to get a lawyer?

Picture of the day: 24-06-09

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Energy saving tip of the day


Water pipe insulation tubes, insulate your hot water pipes coming out of your hot water tank. This helps reduce heat loss from the pipes

Monday, June 22, 2009

(World’s fastest electric airplane hits the sky)


Research indicates that aviation is the fastest growing source of CO2 and with more and more people opting for the fastest way to commute, the figures are bound to reach staggering heights in the next couple of decades. Greening airplanes isn’t an easy and a practically feasible task considering the demand for speedier planes is ever increasing. SkySpark, which took the sky for the first time on June 10, is definitely a stepping stone toward greener aviation.

The 100% electricity-powered airplane made a world record by reaching a top speed of 250km/h. The airplane is a specially built Pioneer Alpi 300, which is now powered by a 75KW brushless electric motor fueled by an array of lithium-polymer batteries. The team behind the development is looking forward for better range and more speed using engine technology that runs on hydrogen fuel cells.

Deborah – the Recycled Airplane Wing Desk


If you were told that a recycled desk would cost you $5000, then you would obviously think we are crazy or kidding. But that’s no ordinary desk. The creative folks from Reestore have once again conjured up recycling innovation with aviation trash to create a desk out of an old airplane wing. Dubbed Deborah, it looks unusual for an office desk, but the appeal of setting your files on an old Boeing 747 wing is an alluring prospect indeed.

Initially crafted for business tycoon Theo Paphitis, Reestore is now going commercial with this expensive, yet exclusive desk. Supported by stainless steel legs and topped with toughened glass, the desk measures in at 2100mm x 1000mm x 900mm.

Recycle and reuse is a concept that is not very popular in the aviation industry and that is one of the reasons why it gets plenty of slack. I guess Reestore is giving them a whole new way of reducing waste and making some profits too!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Comic of the day: 6-21-2009

Green joke of the day: 6-21-2009



President Obama is starting to get concerned about global warning, which is why he's trying to rekindle the COLD war.
Source : 
Jay Leno


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Playfully stylish home furniture


Nitidus by SturlesiDesign is one playfully stylish seating system to compliment any modern home décor. Lounge chair/seat with a transparent polymer filled with sand and a sustainable material lets you playfully relax and have a sip of coffee. Available in white and black finish, this smart home furniture asks you to insert the ball cum seating in the space provided or anywhere around it, choice is entirely yours.

A green thrill


Niklas Palm, a design student at the Umeå Institute of Design, has shared with us his latest creation, the Audi IceKraft_, which is a wind and solar powered vehicle to make your icy rides green. The vehicle has a computer-controlled sail that is connected to an electrical engine that turns the sail to the optimum position. The power comes from solar cells that are covering the entire body of the vehicle.
The driver is positioned on his stomach facing forward and controls the Icekraft_ with two handles attached to the front blades. When for example the left handle is pulled toward the driver’s body, the vehicle leans to the left and creates a carving effect that makes the vehicle turn left.

Friday, June 19, 2009

A private solar shower


Changing your attire on the beach with a more relaxing outfit hasn’t been possible, unless you are one of those who don’t mind undressing in front of hundreds of individuals. Guide Gear has unveiled a new product that becomes your personal cabin and bathroom in seconds. The easy to carry shelter only needs some unzipping at the beach to get converted to a 4X4X6.6 feet cabin.

Apart from providing you with the much needed privacy, the portable shelter is also equipped with a 5-gallon PVC Solar Shower, which harnesses heat from the sun to give you a good relaxing shower or a nice rinse in the sandy beach environment. The system is constructed with a fiberglass-pole frame that provides the adequate level of stability.

Dirty Industries Have a Long Tail of Consequences

In recent years there has been a great deal of national attention focused on the improvement of industrial environmental standards. Even as we attempt to rebuild our economy, we seem to be focused on not only restoring industry, but also using this as an opportunity to do it in a way that is not environmentally destructive. This provides us the opportunity to improve all aspects of these industries, including the workplace hazards among workers and the health hazards affecting members of the surrounding communities that were all too common.

What many people may fail to realize is that not only does the health of our planet depend on improved environmental standards, but our health may as well. Health complications of industry can essentially be divided into two categories, both direct and indirect.

Direct health conditions which have arisen as a result of the burning of fossil fuels, for instant, are increased asthmas rates in areas with high smog indices. Even mild cases of asthma can deteriorate overall respiratory capacity over time and leave breathing seriously diminished if the quality of the air people breathe is unimproved. Release of chlorofluorocarbons into the atmosphere has shown to lower our filtered sunlight, increasing ultraviolet light exposure. Ultraviolet light has been conclusively link to skin cancer. Perhaps it is no surprise then that skin cancer incidence in countries like South Africa and Australia, where the atmosphere is most diminished, is much higher than other areas of the earth.

Indirect health consequences include those which can be attributed to antiquated industrial infrastructure, including toxin exposure among workers. Oil refinery workers, for instance, are shown to have a much higher chance of developing mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, than those in cleaner industries. While asbestos was banned for most uses in the late 1970s several of these refineries and factories are still using pre-ban equipment which is exposing workers to harmful asbestos fibers.

We see then, that there is a clear advantage to implementation of cleaner, more sustainable energy policies and environmental attitudes, not only for the health or our planet and our posterity, but that of world’s population even today.

June 18, 2009

Written by Bill Hawthorne, representative of maacenter, the web's leading organization for relevant and authoritative information regarding asbestos and health complications associated with asbestos exposure, including the rare cancer mesothelioma. Our organization is staffed entirely by writers and other developers who recognize the importance of building awareness in the fight against cancer.

Green Living--Improving Health Today and Tomorrow

Much attention has been paid in recent years to what seems to be a growing environmental conscience in the United States. Going green used to be considered expensive and a luxury for those who could afford the trend. Now it appears that we are learning that not only is adopting more environmentally conscious attitudes good for our economic situation, but also our….health? Yes, if we dig a bit deeper we can see that dirty industries and backwards policy is actually harming the health of the earth for our children and the health of her inhabitants today.

How Does Environmental Policy Affect Public Health?

There are two levels of health consequences associated with dirty industry, both direct and indirect. The direct consequences are examples like increased asthma rates in areas with high smog indices. Chlorofluorocarbon release into the atmosphere has shown to decrease the filter of direct sunlight on the planet, resulting in more concentrated ultraviolet light reaching the surface of the earth. Perhaps it is no surprise then that in countries with depleted atmospheric gas, skin cancer rates are among the highest in the world.

The indirect health consequences are harder to see immediately, but closer examination reveals that these are, in fact, perhaps the most hazardous. Bi-products of dirty and backwards industries, such as coal and oil processing, include cancer causing substances like asbestos and benzene. A U.K. study conducted in 2002 indicated that coal and oil industry workers are at a much higher risk of developing mesothelioma (associated with asbestos exposure) and leukemia (traced to benzene and heavy-metal exposure). Dr. Valerie Rusch among many other doctors who specialize in this area understand that these are substances that can be directly traced to antiquated pre-regulation equipment in industries whose environmental hazards are even more inherent.

Can we really afford to continue on the path we were on before? Investment in clean industry means not a healthier planet for our children and grandchildren, but also a healthier place for us to live today.

--June 18, 2009 Written by Bill Hawthorne with the maacenter

Thursday, June 18, 2009

pcStudio creates a digital environment


With the growing needs of modern education, technology has become an integral part of contemporary classrooms to complement conventional methods and compete with the best in business. Blending modern style with traditional structure, the “pcStudio” from Zukun Plan is common yet flexible school desks that molds conventional classrooms into a hi-tech computer lab, allowing teachers to control the class pace and organize content to all of the workstations in the classroom. Supporting a digital course structure, the pcStudio lets students download all the assignments onto a small flash drive, which they can install on their home PCs.

With latest developments of a particular subject or topic at their disposal, students can definitely enhance their knowledge and skills not only for examination but for job careers as well. Allowing students to display videos, web pages, text pages or notes, installed by the teacher, the pcStudio functions like a regular PC, enhancing their working computer skills without spending time and money for special computer courses. Moreover, the pcStudio comes with a touch sensitive display that permits the use of a stylus to write papers, solve math equations, highlight text and take notes, creating a digital classroom environment for students.

Energy starved New York


High-flying kites could generate enough wind energy to power New York.

The energy starved world of today is looking for possible ways using which the maximum amount of renewable energy could be generated that could not just power a city block or a small town but the largest cities in the world and probably the entire world as well. Scientists at the Carnegie Institution and California State University have identified New York as one of the prime locations where high-flying kites can be used to convert high-altitude winds into energy.

Unlike winds close to the surface of earth, winds in the upper regions of the atmosphere preferably those which make the jet streams can be harnessed to produce tens of times of output than conventional wind turbines that are used on the surface. Ideally, the turbines, which would be high-altitude flying kites tethered to the surface, would have be placed at a height of around 30,000 feet.

Jet stream winds are generally 10 times faster than winds near the ground and most importantly they’re steady as well. More wind speed means more energy, which made scientists at these universities believe that they can power entire cities by flying these kites, a process which looks simple on paper but might get complicated if actually planned. These scientists predict up to 40MW of electricity can be generated by the current designs and transmitted to the ground via the tether, which is about four times the output of current designs used on the surface.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Jazib's Gone Green!

Jazib's gone green with his Prefab office built out of an old shipping container, Jazib's prefab office is finished with cheap Formica :( and has a LU too!

Old shipping container being placed for Jazib's Prefab office!















Interior of Jazib's Prefab office














Jazib has a LU too! One wonders where does it flush to!














As a appreciation of going green GOD gifted Jazib with horns so splendid









And we at Sustainable Living Award you the Greenest personality of Mid term 09!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Toyota Prius Vs Honda Insight

WHICH IS A BETTER CAR Toyota Prius OR Honda Insight. IS Toyota Prius GREENER THEN Honda Insight OR Honda Insight IS MORE EFFICIENT THE Toyota Prius
Toyota Prius Vs Honda Insight

Thursday, June 11, 2009

INTRODUCING FIREWINDER

FIREWINDER



FIREWINDER is an innovative ECO friendly light

FIREWINDER reacts to subtle variations in wind speed

FIREWINDER uses 14 ultra bright LED's

FIREWINDER is visible from 250m in high winds

FIREWINDER is 100% Wind Energy oriented

FIREWINDER uses Helical wing to capture Wind Energy

FIREWINDER is made up of recycled materials

FIREWINDER has a weather resistant desing

FIREWINDER has stainless steel fixing points

FIREWINDER has a quick release mounting system

FIREWINDER is clean and Green light

FIREWINDER represents the infinite supply of Renewable Energy.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Toyota Prefab Homes



Toyota Prefab Homes sounds just rite simply because modern Japan is Prefab. Prefab Homes in Japan are being Manufactured and sold in mass by non-other then the automotive giant Toyota! In fact Toyota has been making & selling these Prefab Homes for the Past 20 years now. Well Toyota Prefab Homes sound just the thing for Japan not because Japan is a fast pace country but simply because Japan is an ever shacking country. While manufacturing the Prefab Homes Toyota adapts automobile manufacturing technology. This results in stylish, earthquake-resistant Prefab Homes in Japan.
Toyota Prefab Homes only make 0.5% of Toyota’s sales every year but with dropping car sales due to international recession Cheaper Toyota Prefab Homes might help support Toyota through the thin times. Toyota’s Prefab Homes are built from six or more modules in 45 days. These Prefab Homes have a conservative home model called the Smart Stage that sells for $200k & is about a 1000 sf, two-story home. More expensive, custom-built Prefab Home is 2600 sf that sells for around $800k. Toyota Prefab Homes are strong and guaranteed for about 60 years, which is twice the average lifespan of a home in Japan.
Toyota Prefab Homes were sold in large numbers between 2006 to 2009 some 15000. But what's interesting about Toyota Prefab Homes number is that it shows how effectively Prefab homes can be manufactured using the same techniques that are used in the auto industry. The Toyota Prefab Homes unit is profitable, and Green too as Toyota Prefab Homes compliment the plug-in hybrid Prius by Toyota.

Introducing Studio 804’s Springfield House


Studio 804’s Springfield House is an eco-friendly house in Kansas City

Studio 804’s Springfield House meets LEED Platinum standards

Studio 804’s Springfield House is off course Off-Grid

Studio 804’s Springfield House has been designed & made by graduate students at the University of Kansas

Studio 804’s Springfield House is a two-story residence

Studio 804’s Springfield House is made mostly out of reclaimed wood of an old abandoned warehouse

Studio 804’s Springfield House is equipped with a radiant floor and geothermal heat pump

Studio 804’s Springfield House is designed for passive solar heating to keep it warm and comfortable during the winter

Studio 804’s Springfield House has a roof photovoltaic system and a vertical axis wind turbine which will allow it to operate off-grid

Studio 804’s Springfield House allows rain water to pass behind the screen where gutters and downspouts are hidden to carry rainwater to an underground rainwater reclamation system

Studio 804’s Springfield House is an impressive ECO Friendly House.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

ECO KEYBOARD CHAIR


An innovative chair designed from discarded keyboard keys.

Dante Bonuccelli and Lamn have come up with an exceptionally innovative eco idea of designing a stylish and modern KEYBOARD chair created from discarded keyboard keys. This incredible eco “text-ile chair” is a great idea saving on things that would otherwise go for a waste.

li and Lamn have come up with an exceptionally innovative eco idea of designing a stylish and modern KEYBOARD chair created from discarded keyboard keys. This incredible eco keyboard “text-ile chair” is a great idea saving on things that would otherwise go for a waste.


The eco keyboard chair is said to be comprising of 40 different keyboards. Though not much has been talked about the degree of comfort this chair has to offer but it definitely looks like a good piece of furniture that one can flaunt.
The eco keyboard chair is said to be comprising of 40 different keyboards. Though not much has been talked about the degree of comfort this eco keyboard chair has to offer but it definitely looks like a good piece of furniture that one can flaunt.

GLOBAL WARMING SHOCKER

TO FIND MY GLOBAL WARMING SHOCKER PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW!




GLOBAL WARMING SHOCKER

MY GLOBAL WARMING SHOCKER IS THE AFTER EFFECT OF CALCULATING MY GLOBAL WARMING CONTRIBUTION.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Smart Meter Turkey


Almost 1.5 million Smart Meter for gas/water/electricity were implemented by Elektromed in Turkey. 1 million of those Smart Meter are gas meters and the rest are prepayment electric and prepayment water meters. Number of prepayment Smart Meter for water will reach to 500.000 pieces at the end of 2008 which means highest record in the world for Smart Meters usage.

GLOBAL WARMING

GLOBAL WARMING IS A REALITY.
GLOBAL WARMING IS A CHAIN REACTION.
GLOBAL WARMING IS TAKING IT TOLL ON MANKIND.
GLOBAL WARMING CAN BE STOPPED BY CONSCIOUS DECISIONS.

GLOBAL WARMING




Global warming means increase in the average temperature of Earth’s surface air and oceans. Global warming is basically increasing greenhouse gas concentrations resulting from human activity such as fossil fuel burning and deforestation. Due to Global Warming Global surface temperature increased 0.74 ± 0.18 °C (1.33 ± 0.32 °F) during the last century. According to IPCC natural phenomena such as solar variation and volcanoes produced most of the Global warming from pre-industrial times to 1950. Global warming increases with the increase in human’s carbon foot print. Global warming is a calculated and agreed upon phenomena and many are considering Global Warming as a bigger threat to man kind then a 3rd world war. Accusers accuse irresponsible human developmental and capitalism for Global warming. Honesty demands self accusation for Global warming as every action taken by man kind has a consequence and can contribute towards warming. ECO Watch dogs are blaming Global warming on major industrialized countries. Owing to Global warming an IPCC report indicate that global surface temperature will probably rise a further 1.1 to 6.4 °C (2.0 to 11.5 °F) during the twenty-first century. Increase in Global Warming will cause sea levels to rise and will change the amount and pattern of precipitation, probably including expansion of subtropical deserts, as Global warming is causing continuous retreat of glaciers, permafrost and sea ice is expected, with the Arctic region being particularly affected. Most studies about Global Warming focus on the period up to 2100. However, Global warming is expected to continue beyond 2100 even if emissions stop, because of the large heat capacity of the oceans and the long lifetime of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Global Warming’s other likely effects include shrinkage of the Amazon rainforest and Boreal forests. Global Warming is being blamed for sudden increases in the intensity of extreme weather events such as floods, tsunamis and acidic rains. Extinctions of many species and changes in agricultural yields are credited on Global Warming too. Global warming continues to be a hot Political and public agenda.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Smart Meter North America

Smart Meter Canada

Smart Meter technology in Canada has been developed by the Ontario Energy Board in Ontario. Canadian government deployed Smart Meters to 800,000 homes and small businesses in 2007.

A Smart Meter



Smart Meter United States


Smart Meter
is actively pursued in Jurisdictions such as California are. Smart Meter was approved On July 20, 2006, by California's energy regulators to roll out conventional meters. Smart Meter in Northern California territory of PG&E reports electricity consumption on an hourly basis. This enables PG&E to set pricing that varies by season and time of the day, thus Smart Meter rewarding customers who shift energy use to off-peak periods. Other then Smart Meter the smart grid also allows PG&E to give customers timing and pricing options for upload to the grid.
Smart Meter was chosen by the largest municipal utility in the U.S the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), to expand its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) serving its commercial and industrial (C&I) customers. Smart Meter is creating potential for reducing their monthly electricity bill and, at a broader level, contributing to global energy conservation.

SMART METER ITALY


Smart meter’s & largest "smartest" Smart Meter deployment was undertaken by Enel SpA, in Italy. It has about 27 million customers of Smart Meter. Between 2000 and 2005 Enel deployed Smart Meters to its entire customer base.
These Smart Meters are fully electronic and Smart, with integrated bi-directional communications, advanced power measurement and management capabilities. These Smart Meters are integrated with software-controllable disconnect switch, and an all solid-state design. These Smart Meters communicate over low voltage power line using standards-based power line technology from Echelon Corporation to Echelon data concentrators at which point they communicate via IP to Enel's enterprise servers.
This Smart Meter system provides a wide range of advanced features. Enel’s Smart Meters include the ability to remotely turn power on or off to a customer. These Smart Meters can read usage information from a meter & detect a service outage. Smart Meters could also detect the unauthorized use of electricity & change the maximum amount of electricity that a customer can demand at any time. Enel’s Smart Meters remotely change the meter's billing plan from credit to prepay as well as from flat-rate to multi-tariff.

Smart Meter


Smart Meter is an advanced Meter usually an electrical Meter. Smart Meter identifies consumption in more detail than a conventional Meter. Smart Meter is also considered as ECO meters. By 2010, every home and small business in Ontario will have a Smart Meter as Smart Meters can manage and reduce your electricity costs. Smart Metering, is the new options for managing and reducing your electricity costs. Smart Meter also has a positive impact on the environment.

Smart Meter Purpose
• Smart Meter Implementations
o Smart Meter Italy
o Smart Meter Canada
o Smart Meter United States

o Smart Meter Turkey
o Smart Meter Australia
o Smart Meter New Zealand
o Smart Meter Netherlands
o Smart Meter Nordic countries
• Smart Meter Imminent implementation
o Smart Meter Ireland
o Smart Meter United Kingdom
• Smart Meter Technology


Smart Meter Overview

Smart meter often refers to an electrical meter, but it can increasingly also mean a device measuring natural gas or water consumption. Term Smart meter, usually refers to an efficient meters. Smart Meters usually involve a different technology mix, such as real-time or near real-time sensors, power outage notification, and power quality monitoring. These additional features in Smart Meter are more than simple (AMR). Smart Meters are also believed to be a less costly alternative to traditional interval or time-of-use meters and are intended to be used on a wide scale with all customer classes, including residential customers. Smart meters may be part of a smart grid, but alone do not constitute a smart grid.


Smart Meter Purpose


Smart Meters can improve the inception of electricity deregulation. Government regulators have been looking for a means to match consumption with generation. Traditional electrical meters only measure total consumption. Smart Meters provide an economical way of measuring this information, Smart Meters allow price-setting agencies to introduce different prices for consumption based on the time of day and the season.

Smart Meter ECO Factor

Smart Meter is and Eco friendly product, simply because smart meter help us measure the consumption of energy and the loss of energy. Smart Meter not only measures the consumption of energy but also points at the loss of energy and helps us control theses losses.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

GOING TOWARDS ELECTRIC CARS



SOURCE: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/shai_agassi_on_electric_cars.html

HAVE YOU VISITED THESE TOP GREEN SITES

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Friends of the Earth

Inhabitat

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The Green Shopping Guide

A Self Sufficient Life

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