Search Results for: greenhouse gas emissions

Flame-farting Dung Beetle art turns plastic waste into usable energy

A giant colorful metal ball shoots plastic-fired farts 6.5 feet into a dark night sky. This is how Alliance Earth’s Dung Beetle made its recent debut during South Africa’s annual Burning Man event, AfrikaBurn. It’s a fitting venue too. Burning … Continue reading

Creative Energy Infrastructure for Better Mind and Body

There’s no escaping it: humans need energy to survive. We need it to bake our bread, to refrigerate our medicine, and to light up the night after sundown. But dominant sources of fuel used to power global contemporary life are killing us — and … Continue reading

Plastikoleum Tower

(concept and renderings by Robert Ferry, Studied Impact Design) click to see larger image We designed the Plastikoleum Tower after being impressed with the idea that the Japanese inventor Akinori Ito came up with to convert plastic waste back into … Continue reading


click on the image to view larger The latest in our information graphic series is a study of how much surface area would be required to replace all of the BTUs of energy that can possibly be extracted from the … Continue reading


Could be the near future for offshore wind turbines? SWAY turbines are as large as 10MW (so far) each and they pivot to follow the wind direction. This movement ability with the wind allows the blades to be larger (less … Continue reading

Surface Area Required to Power Bitcoin with Solar

Click on the information graphic above to see a high resolution version. Or click here to download a PDF version Have you heard that the electricity used by Bitcoin will exceed 33 terrawatt-hours (TWh) in 2017? That is a lot … Continue reading

The Surface Area Required to Power California with 100% Renewable Energy

click on the image above to access the full-size PDF California has enacted an ambitious carbon reduction policy to bring emissions down to 40% below 1990 levels by the year 2030. We decided to take a look at what the … Continue reading

Absorption Chilling

Masdar has recently installed solar powered absorption chillers to air condition their site offices. This is really welcome news. I had often wondered during my visits there about the prominence of the condensing units located all around the periphery of … Continue reading


zeroplus Designed for Site #2 in Abu Dhabi, between Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. zeroplus (Joshua Brevoort, Lisa Chun, and Ian Campbell) with Jennifer Dixon Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: In … Continue reading