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Bitcoin consumes more energy than Switzerland! Can Crypto Go Green?

Hello again. Did you know that mining Bitcoin and Crypto-currency trading consumes more power than it takes to run some small countries… Incredible but true (estimated by CBECI*). The energy cost of simply running a datacentre is increasing exponentially. So what’s the vision? Is BitCoin going to end up on […]

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Solar Thermal (steam turbine) power could be one answer to solar power 24/7

Could Solar Thermal such as the unique thermosolar power station in southern Spain shrug off cloudy days?… Well.. YES: energy stored when the sun shines lets it produce electricity even during the night. The Gemasolar station, up and running since last May 2012, stands out in the plains of Andalusia.

Since then there have been a few more like this one in the US….. at the Ivanpah solar thermal plant in California (neat Vegas), a 400 megawatt facility that uses mirrors to reflect sunlight onto energy towers instead of burning coal to make steam.

Concentrated solar power (also called concentrating solar powerconcentrated solar thermal, and CSP) systems generate solar power by using mirrors or lenses to concentrate a large area of sunlight onto a small area.
See how it works:

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Greenhouse gas emissions in the UK will be cut to almost zero by 2050. 2

Aviation and farming will be the two big emitters by 2050 Greenhouse gas emissions in the UK will be cut to almost zero by 2050, under the terms of a new government plan to tackle climate change. Scotland have already pledged this months ago and 5 years sooner… However, by […]

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This country isn’t just carbon neutral — it’s carbon negative | Tshering Tobgay

Deep in the Himalayas, on the border between China and India, lies the Kingdom of Bhutan, which has pledged to remain carbon neutral for all time. In this illuminating talk, Bhutan’s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay shares his country’s mission to put happiness before economic growth and set a world standard for environmental preservation.

GNH vs GNP/GDP…….

Just watch and be inspired?

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WWW (World Wide Web) 30 Years Old Today

WWW (World Wide Web) 30 Years old Today Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist, invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989, while working at CERN. The web was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for automated information-sharing between scientists in universities and institutes around the world. “Suppose […]

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The Kids are on Strike and seem to be getting anxious, they have good reason…


So now the Children have to take charge

So now the Children have to take charge, I say “let them” because they will probably do a far better job than most adults, we have become so addicted to School results, University, Money, wealth, GDP that we are not seeing the “wood for the trees”…

What’s the point in Education if we completely ignore the Educated, the Science, the Evidence?

Climate change is not the only thing… There’s no denying… The state of the oceans, Species collapse, deforestation, pollution, inequality… the list goes on… the system is Broken, we need to fix it, or should i say the kids will have to… They are feeling it and are starting to panic… Good.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/embed/p070s7j2/47242477

Also see:
https://interreflectionsmovie.com/

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Drax Power Station – Carbon Capture and Storage 1

Hi there Folks. I just noticed the news about Drax Power station, which has become the first in Europe to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from wood-burning, Drax is not very far from my home town and in those days Drax was not there as I grew up, it didn’t exist, […]

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Maybe we should start “downing our tools” too? 1

This Swedish 15 year old and her school mates decided Not to go to school to raise awareness of Environmental issues and Climate change, maybe it’s the only tool we have left? Just watch this, it speaks for itself? How clear she is…. Tweet Share on Facebook

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Dutch microgrid communities can supply 90% of their energy needs – new report:

The power to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources could rest in the hands of local communities. New research suggests decentralized, smart microgrid systems are capable of providing most, if not all, of our future energy needs. The Netherlands is pioneering a new approach to generating and sharing […]

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Future in Brazil 1

Hi again. It may not be getting as much press as it should but the Election this week in Brazil and the president-elect Jair Bolsonaro win may have serious consequences for the future of the Amazon and the rest of the world? What’s even more interesting and concerning is that […]

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