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New Energy Technologies That Reduce Climate Impact

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It can be easy to get discouraged when looking at the impact that humans are making on the global climate. This post focuses on the positive advances that are being made, and technologies used to help reduce greenhouse emissions (especially carbon and methane).

 

Efforts To Reduce Dependence On Fossil Fuels

Wind Turbine Advancement

Solar Advancement

Hydro Turbine Advancement

Nano Turbines

Kinetic Energy Generators

  • Foot traffic generates electricity

Fuel Efficient Cars

Innovative Forms of Transportation

Alternative Fuels

Traffic Signal Synchronization

Alternative Heating

Alternative Lighting

Fusion/Fission

Carbon Capture Technology

Energy Storage

Common Ways To Reduce Climate Impact

  • Reduce/Reuse/Repair/Recycle (including with packaging)
  • Reduce the use of heat & air conditioning. Replace filters.
  • Insulate and prevent heat loss (i.e weather stripping, caulking, etc…)
  • Lower temperature of water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Insulate water heater. Install low flow shower heads.
  • Use LED or CFL bulbs. Turn off lights, when not in use.
  • Use bikes, public transportation, walk, or carpool. Plan your trips to drive less. Live close to work to minimize commute. Don’t idle your car.
  • Teleconference and telecommunicate more & drive less.
  • Maintain vehicle operations and tire pressure.
  • Buy energy efficient appliances and other products. Hang dry clothes.
  • Turn off electronics and chargers when they are not in use. Power down systems that run in the background.
  • Eat less meat and less processed foods. Buy local foods and eat the food you buy.
  • Use cloth towels instead of paper, and use multiple times before washing.
  • Use reusable bags. Take lunch in Tupperware.
  • Plant a tree and maintain the health of existing trees.
  • Encourage others to conserve, particularly by setting a positive example.

Students did not want to stop there. This year, students are pursuing one of the topics that came up, protecting the world from plastic pollution.

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