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Visitor 1 Feedback always welcomed... Please keep gotwind informed of your hard work, it helps us all. You can send pictures and ideas either by email or via theforum Scotland's Peter Davie emailed: I built one of these dynohub generators. Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access Skip to Content Font Size Home Ocean Current Energy The relatively constant flow of ocean currents carries large amounts of water across the earth’s oceans. Technologies are being developed so that energy that can be extracted from ocean currents and converted to usable power. Ocean waters are constantly on the move. Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Wind Turbine 4 Foot Wind Turbine - option for 6 Foot Sweep There are 2 parts to this project: Building the Wind Turbine There are several DIY wind turbine science projects on the internet. This project is appropriate for high school level and was originally sourced from a very good site, maintained by a couple living off-grid. Their site is definitely worth a look.

Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture Image and Text Collections SEE THE NEWEST ADDITION TO OUR ONLINE TEXTS with underlying transcript to allow searching within the book:Handwritten Notebook of American Colonial craftsman John Widdifield (1673-1720) The Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture collects and creates electronic resources for study and research of the decorative arts, with a particular focus on Early America. Included are electronic texts and journals, image databases, and information on organizations, museums and research facilities. Made possible by the Chipstone Foundation, the site was created and is maintained at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries.

Complying with President Trump's Executive Order on Energy Independence On March 28, President Donald Trump signed the Executive Order on Energy Independence (E.O. 13783), which calls for a review of the Clean Power Plan. The event signaled a commitment to the rule of law, cooperative federalism, and sound scientific rulemaking at EPA. We will continue to post updates as available as we implement this executive order. Scientists Make Lithium-Air Batteries That Hold Their Breath When Tesla Motors revealed its plan to buy solar panel maker SolarCity, the thread tying them together was battery storage. The idea, according to chief executive Elon Musk, is to combine solar panels with Tesla’s stationary Powerwall batteries. On cloudy days or in the evening, the stored energy could run your dishwasher or charge your Tesla Model S sedan. For the batteries inside its cars and Powerwall systems, Tesla is betting on the same lithium-ion chemistry used in smartphones and hover-boards. Other companies and researchers think there is a better option. Many are experimenting with new lithium-air batteries that are smaller, lighter, and more energy-efficient than their forebears.

Historic New England American manufacturers were proud of their domestically produced goods. The billhead of Appleton Prentiss boasts an image of the American eagle and the words “AMERICAN MANUFACTURE” above rolls of different patterns he made. Many of these patterns can be identified in Historic New England’s collection. What is the Clean Power Plan? A Climate Game Changer Power plants account for about 35 percent of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. On August 3, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized new rules, or standards, that will reduce carbon emissions from power plants for the first time. Previously, power plants were allowed to dump unlimited amounts of carbon pollution into the atmosphere — no rules were in effect that limited their emissions of carbon dioxide, the primary driver of global warming. These standards, known as the Clean Power Plan, have been developed under the Clean Air Act, an act of Congress that requires the EPA to take steps to reduce air pollution that harms the public's health.

Scientists: How the New Focus on 1.5C is Reshaping Climate Research Limiting global temperature rise to 1.5C has long been the goal of developing countries and those most at risk from climate change. Since becoming enshrined in the Paris Agreement last December, the 1.5C goal has come under increased scrutiny and examination. How do climate impacts at 1.5C and 2C compare? How fast would the global economy need to decarbonise? Jobs - NEWH GLAVE & HOLMES ARCHITECTURE – Richmond, VA General: Glavé & Holmes Architecture, an expanding and award-winning multi-disciplinary architecture, interior design and planning firm, seeks a dynamic, experienced leader for the… MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL – Bethesda, MD Director, Interior Design (Full Service – 17001DWF) POSITION SUMMARY Design is a life love, not just a job. It is in fact a physical manifestation… MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL – Bethesda, MD INTERIOR DESIGN MANAGER (Marriott Select Brands-Moxy & Element) 17001DWO POSITION SUMMARY Design is a life love, not just a job.

Clean Power Plan - Wikipedia United States energy plan from President Obama The Clean Power Plan was an Obama administration policy aimed at combating anthropogenic climate change (global warming) that was first proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in June 2014.[1] The final version of the plan was unveiled by President Obama on August 3, 2015.[2] The 460-page rule (RIN 2060–AR33) titled "Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units" was published in the Federal Register on October 23, 2015.[3] The Obama administration designed the plan to lower the carbon dioxide emitted by power generators.[4] The plan was widely expected to be eliminated under President Donald Trump,[5][6][7] who signed an executive order on March 28, 2017 mandating the EPA to review the plan. On June 1, 2017, the United States withdrew from the Paris Agreement.[8][9][10] Aims[edit] Requirements[edit] Benefits[edit]

Society of Building Science Educators Carbon Neutral Affordable Housing: A Guidebook for Providers, Designers and Students of Affordable Housing This recently completed guidebook may be downloaded by clicking this link. The Carbon Neutral Curriculum Materials Project is a joint research effort between members of the Society of Building Science Educators (, the American Institute of Architects (, and a private donor, the purpose of which is to provide practitioners, faculty and students with the means to meet the 2030 Challenge ( that is, to be able to design and construct buildings to a state of carbon neutrality by the year 2030. Please use the links at the left to find out more about designing buildings to a state of carbon neutrality.