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Upcycling Used Plastics. New Products from Discarded Plastic & Organic Waste

Upcycling used plastics is a revolutionary technology

Upcycling Used Plastics Upcycling Used Plastics to Create Nanotubes and Clean Fuel Upcycling used plastics is a revolutionary technology developed to reduce plastic and agricultural organic waste. Through a two-step process these waste streams are blended to produce high-value products including carbon nanotubes and clean liquid fuel.   Organic waste can be any plant-based biomass product from […]

STEM Project Based Learning – Hands-on Problem Solving

STEM Problem Based Learning

Educators and parents today are wondering what matters most in education: being able to learn material and answer questions on a test or apply that knowledge in life.

Solar Energy “greener” Cleaner Electricity. DOE Solar Future Study

Solar Energy DOE the Solar Future Study

Solar energy is fulfilling the need for a “greener” and cleaner source of electricity. According to “The Solar Futures” study completed by the Department of Energy, by the year 2035, solar power can potentially supply 40% of United States electricity demands.

Light Pollution Impacts and How We Can Reduce It?

Light Pollution impacts human and animal well being.

Light pollution is everywhere. The glow on the distant horizon of an approaching town or city. Attempting to look at the stars on a perfectly clear night only to see a few when you know a thousand points of light should be visible. Flying at night and gazing out the window to see dots of […]

The Environmental Impact of COVID-19

Covid-19 Environmental Impact is a Roller Coaster

Covid-19 presented a rollercoaster 2020 year for the environment. While a global pandemic wreaked havoc on the economy, the planet received a much-needed break from emissions-intensive sectors. Not only did large cities see some of the clearest skies in decades, but a surging trend in renewable energy could pave the way to similarly clear skies […]

DLC Horticultural Draft Policy V2.0

DLC Horticultural Draft Policy V2.0

DLC Releases Version 2.0 Updated Draft for Horticultural Lighting  New horticultural lighting standards are addressed in DLC’s 2.0 version. With a proposed effective date of January 4, 2021, Design Light Consortium (DLC) seeks comments by Tuesday June 16, 2020 for revisions to the proposed standard. Input should be submitted via the V2.0 Comment Form or by email to comments@desgnlights.org. DRAFT Technical Requirements for LED-based Lighting: Version 2.0  […]

STEM Education

STEM Education Students learning about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

An Introduction to America’s Strategy for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education  Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs arose from the 1976 creation of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Administered by the National Science and Technology Council the legislation is the principal means the Executive Branch of the United States […]

Blue Ocean Competitions

Renewable Energy Powering the Blue Economy

Powering the Blue Economy The U.S. Department of Energy continues to promote a series of competitions focused on Powering the Blue Economy. As the name implies these competitions tackle a range of ocean related business development opportunities. The competition “seeks innovators to integrate marine renewable energy with ocean observation platforms, ultimately revolutionizing our capability to […]

Rebate Programs – Understanding the Roadblocks!

Rebate from Utility and Govt Agencies

Understanding rebate program requirements from utilities or government backed programs can be a headache. The gambit of obstacles requiring navigation are numerous and time consuming to address. Understanding Rebate Roadblocks Rebate programs typically have set budgets. Once the money’s gone program incentives are either concluded or suspended until monies are reauthorized. The types and mixture […]

Are Tax Breaks Forthcoming for the Renewable Energy Sector?

Renewable Energy includes Solar, Wind, Hydro and Energy Storage

So, are the extension and/or expansion of tax breaks forthcoming for the renewable energy industry?  This is a possibility if draft legislation proposed by the House Ways and Means Committee is passed. The impetus driving the legislation is supporting and investing in technologies that combat climate change. The proposed bill builds on existing tax incentives […]