Re: How to Save the Planet
I think one way people can get involved in the decreasing energy use from the biggest polluter in their lives, their homes (thought I was going to say cars didn't you? ), is to create a a central system where everything in the house can be controlled. It's a known tendency for us to enjoy controlling things in our lives from one place....ipod for all our music, lights and blinds and speakers from one place, entertainment system that controls TV, DVD, gaming, etc...
Why not have the same degree of control over our homes. It would not be terribly advanced technology to monitor the heating, windows, insulation, and electricity that's on in the house for one central place that tracks usages over time as well as up to the minute cost analysis. If people could see in real time how much energy they're using, and how much money a 5 or 10 degrees on the thermostat it costing them, they would automatically adjust to find the best of both worlds, energy/cost efficiency and comfort. There was something about this in the New York Times today:
It's not the only solution, and it certainly isn't enough by itself. But it's a start.
From computer hacking to biohacking, Dave Asprey has embarked on a quest to reverse the aging process.
- As a teenager, founder of Bulletproof, Dave Asprey, began experiencing health issues that typically plague older adults.
- After surrounding himself with anti-aging researchers and scientists, he discovered the tools of biohacking could dramatically change his life and improve his health.
- He's now confident he'll live to at least 180 years old. "It turns out that those tools that make older people young make younger people kick ass," he says.
French newspapers report that the trial hasn't lived up to expectations.
- The French government initially invested in a rural solar roadway in 2016.
- French newspapers report that the trial hasn't lived up to expectations.
- Solar panel "paved" roadways are proving to be inefficient and too expensive.
A new study estimated the untapped potential of wind energy across Europe.
- A new report calculated how much electricity Europe could generate if it built onshore wind farms on all of its exploitable land.
- The results indicated that European onshore wind farms could supply the whole world with electricity from now until 2050.
- Wind farms come with a few complications, but the researchers noted that their study was meant to highlight the untapped potential of the renewable energy source in Europe.