How can design students and professionals contribute to cleantech?

Category: Lifestyle, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin August 25, 2016


What has design profession got to do with cleantech? A lot, in my opinion. Other than engineers, design professionals perhaps represent the top most segment when it comes to making a difference to cle...Read more

Why can’t we simply desalinate sea water to overcome water scarcity?

Category: Lifestyle, Moderate, Profession, Water

Author : Admin August 23, 2016


OK, so we all have heard that many parts of the world are facing, or will soon be facing, serious water scarcity. At the same time, over 70% of our earth is covered by water. Why can’t we simply...Read more

Why aren’t millions of homes having small wind turbines, just as they have solar panels?

Category: Lifestyle, Moderate, Solar, Wind

Author : Admin August 20, 2016


You would have seen solar panels on quite a few rooftops. Some of you might have also seen small wind turbines on rooftops or right next to homes. These are just indications of a larger shift that is...Read more

What are carbon credits and how do they help fight climate change?

Category: Climate Change, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin August 7, 2016


It is widely agreed that climate change is caused owing to the emission of greenhouse gases, the chief among them being CO2. So, if we reduce CO2 emissions, we start fighting climate change and reduce...Read more

Can I get temperatures above 100 degrees C with solar water heaters?

Category: Moderate, Profession, Solar, Thermal

Author : Admin August 5, 2016


If you have used solar water heaters, you will know that you can at best get about 70 deg C (about 160 deg F) from it. However, some simple innovations and tweaks made to the traditional solar water ...Read more

How are computer technology and Internet enabling sustainable transportation?

Category: Lifestyle, Moderate, Profession, Transport

Author : Admin August 5, 2016


The Internet and computer technologies are playing significant roles to make transportation more sustainable and energy efficient. As it does in other industries, the critical component that informati...Read more

What are the main avenues to generate power from biomass?

Category: Bio, Biomass Power, Moderate, Profession, Renewable

Author : Admin August 1, 2016


In the last few years, biomass (If you are asking: What the heck is biomass? See here) based power generation has been seeing an increase the world over, as such generation is a carbon-neutral method ...Read more

Is biodiesel and biofuel one and the same?

Category: Biofuels, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin July 28, 2016


I answered a similar question for ethanol, and the answer for this is the same as well. Biodiesel is a bio-based fuel that is usually derived from vegetable oils such as palm oil, soybean oil, canola ...Read more

Is ethanol and biofuel one and the same?

Category: Biofuels, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin July 28, 2016


Biofuel, ethanol…you have heard these multiple times and got confused. Are these one and the same? Not really. Ethanol is a bio-based fuel that is usually derived from carbohydrate/sugar-based s...Read more

Is nuclear energy a clean source of energy?

Category: Management, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin July 28, 2016


Nuclear energy. Some love it. Many more don’t seem to. Love it, hate it, but let us ask ourselves a different question: Is nuclear energy a clean source of energy? Yes. Yes? Yes. If “cl...Read more

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