As is my practice I’m going to post some good news on this blog because I don’t want it to be totally depressing.
While the adults have done everything possible to screw this planet up, it’s time to release the young people.
16 year-old develops cleaner, more efficient method of creating biofuel.
15-year-old creates flashlight that runs on body heat.
16-year-old student turns banana peels into bioplastic.
Why are all these young people girls?
“Solar-powered sedan hits Dutch streets”. A team of 22 Eindhoven University of Technology students creates Stella. “‘Stella’ is the first ‘energy-positive car’ with room for four people, a trunk, intuitive steering and a range of 600 kilometers.”
Now let’s hear from the older generation.
89-Year-Old Man Develops Bladeless Bird-Friendly Wind Turbine
Want to go fast? How about 204.2 MPH in an electric
The Solar Impulse
touched down at JFK at 11:09 p.m., completing the final leg of the cross-continental journey that started in California in early May. You can find a link on my blog to an earlier
posting on the Solar Impulse.
One quarter of all the world’s energy generation will be renewable by 2018.
“The cost of photovoltaic solar panels is expected to drop to 36 cents per watt by 2017″.
That’s it for the “good” news. I will continue to post the “good” as I find it.
Continuing with my desire to bring you some “good” or interesting news I’m going to link to the Solar Impulse Project. An all solar powered airplane is on it’s, “Across America” flight. It started in San Francisco on May 3rd and is currently in Dallas, Texas having landed on March 23rd.
“Powered solely by the Sun, Solar Impulse, which has the wingspan of a jumbo jet and weighs less than a compact car, successfully flew from Phoenix to Dallas on Thursday, May 23, to complete the longest leg of the Across America mission, which will conclude in New York. The 950 mile flight to DFW Airport set a new world distance record in solar aviation.”
“The trek across America is a warm up for an around-the-world solar-powered adventure that the Solar Impulse team plans for 2015. But, world records are not the goal. The Solar Impulse, was designed to demonstrate the viability of alternative power sources, clean energy technologies and lightweight carbon composites.” (Forbes)
Addition news can be found in this Reuters article.