Green tech finds (9/24/09)
Yep, it’s that time again… here are this week’s green tech finds.
- Fighting the downturn with rooftop windfarms: Co-op and condo building owners are exploring wind and solar energy options as a way to cut building costs during the down economy.
- Deep water floating wind turbines go online: Norwegian company Statoil has flipped the switch on the world’s first floating wind turbine. (via EcoGeek)
- Big TVs and energy efficiency: That monster 54-inch plasma television likely consumes a lot of energy. A flat-screen upgrade doesn’t have to involve significant increases in electricity use, though: CNET’s Martin LaMonica has the facts.
- E. Coli to the rescue: You still don’t want this bug in your food, but, according to British researchers, it might be a good (and cheap) tool for cleaning up uranium wastes from mining. (via Cleantechnica)
- Greenwashing… the Game: Think you understand greenwashing? Test yourself: Terrachoice has released a new online game (also available as a Facebook app) called “Name that Sin” (based on the report The Seven Sins of Greenwashing).
- New electric mountain bike takes you up 45 miles on 9 cents: Is this the future of personal transportation? Gas 2.0′s Tim Hurst review the Optibike OB1.
- Wind turbine prodigy moves on to water drilling: Malawian William Kamkwamba made international news when he built a working wind turbine as a boy. Now in high school, he’s thinking its time to move on to water drilling technology… see his TED talk above. (via Treehugger)
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