Monthly Archives: April 2016

LET THE SUN SHINE ON YOUR ENERGY USE, GREENPEACE URGES RETAILERS

WOOLIES
Greenpeace has challenged South Africa’s top five retailers to up their game when it comes to renewable energy. In a report to launch its “Renewable Energy Champions” campaign‚ the environmental activist group says between them, the retailers use enough energy to power 178‚400 homes. “This campaign provides an opportunity for Pick n Pay‚ Shoprite‚ Spar‚ Woolworths and Continue Reading

ONE HUNDRED BILLION TIMES MORE POWER THAN HUMANITY NEEDS IS POSSIBLE

solar_round
One hundred billion times more power than humanity currently needs is available right now, out in space. It comes through solar wind, a stream of energized, charged particles flowing outward from the sun. Brooks Harrop, a physicist at Washington State University and Dirk Schulze-Makuch of Washington State’s School of Earth and Environmental Science, think they Continue Reading

COULD WE TURN COAL INTO ELECTRONICS?

electronics
MIT scientists have recently described how various types of coal could be used to create thin films with adjustable electrical properties. Eventually, according to the scientists, coal could be used to fashion solar panels, batteries, or various types of electronic devices. “When you look at coal as a material, and not just as something to burn, Continue Reading