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Microsoft Is Testing Hydrogen Fuel Cells as Backup Generators
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Microsoft Is Testing Hydrogen Fuel Cells as Backup Generators

Diesel ones are dirty, costly, and don& 39;t do much but sitting there 99 of the time anyway.July 28, 2020Like many conglomerates, Microsoft is also seeking to become carbon negative. They set their aims to become carbon negative and abolish all their diesel fuel use by 2030.Diesel emissions actually account for less than 1 of Microsoft& 39;s emissions.

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Five popular green building innovations

Sustainable construction, or & 39;green building& 39; has become increasingly popular over the last few years as homeowners, construction companies and other concerns attempt to make their projects and their homes more energy efficient and greener. The term refers to construction methods that are environmentally friendly and resource-efficient throughout the life-cycle of a building, utilizing products ranging from solar panels to mini-wind turbines and very often certified by standards such as the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in the US or the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) in the UK.
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Five Top Solar Inverters

Inverters are the main component in solar PV arrays when it comes to transmitting power since they convert the Direct Current generated by the solar panels into Alternating Current (AC) for regular use. Some of the DC power is used by the inverter itself, so efficiency is usually around 95 percent maximum.
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Bamboo as a Replacement to Steel

Before we started using steel to reinforce structures, bamboo remained the core component in the construction of buildings. Even today, you’ll see the use of bamboo in building houses and other structures in underdeveloped areas.However, most people have a skewed opinion about bamboo. People tend to associate bamboo with weak structures.
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Circular Economy: What It Is and Why We Need It?

If you follow the news, you may have heard the phrase circular economy bandied about. But what exactly is the circular economy, and why do we need it?The concept of the circular economy is based on several earlier theories and schools of thought, most of which draw their inspiration from nature. Over time, many have pointed out the fact that nature mostly works in cycles.
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Company Creates Floating Mooring System to Minimize Impact on Seafloor

The Seafloats come in different shapes and sizes.July 10, 2020As you well know, boats drop their anchors in order to remain in one spot. In places where many boats crowd in to drop their anchors, the seafloor and marine life around it suffer from these heavy pounding weights.A French company, Seafloat, has created a mooring system (also called Seafloat) that reduces this impact on the seafloor, allowing numerous boats to & 34;anchor& 34; in one spot safely and soundly.
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The Possibility of Infinite Technological Development on a Finite Planet

The last few hundred years have seen more growth in wealth and human basic living standards than the entirety of human history. While not mutually exclusive, this is, in part, thanks to a level of economic growth and technological innovation never before thought possible.Most human existence has been described as & 34;& 39;nasty, brutish and short,& 34; with growth and improvement in living standards relatively flat for long periods of time.
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Microsoft Is Testing Hydrogen Fuel Cells as Backup Generators

Diesel ones are dirty, costly, and don& 39;t do much but sitting there 99 of the time anyway.July 28, 2020Like many conglomerates, Microsoft is also seeking to become carbon negative. They set their aims to become carbon negative and abolish all their diesel fuel use by 2030.Diesel emissions actually account for less than 1 of Microsoft& 39;s emissions.
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This Website Shows Big Companies' Network of Supply Chains

Things will hopefully take a turn for the better for ethically-sourced products.August 13, 2020When you buy a new t-shirt you sometimes check where it& 39;s been made. Oftentimes, the source of our clothing, but also homeware, tech hardware, food, etc isn& 39;t ethical or sustainable, but how do you find out beforehand?
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Amsterdam Gets Sustainable Urinals to Reduce Public Peeing

The urine is turned into clean water or fertilizer.August 24, 2020Let& 39;s be honest, you& 39;ve either witnessed or been involved in public urination. It& 39;s not a pretty sight, nor is it good for the surrounding areas (think dying grass or corrosion of buildings).A company in the Netherlands called Urban Senses has created GreenPee as a solution to this particularly pressing issue.
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