Can Elon Musk’s solar roof tiles replace fossil fuels in housing?

At the National Governors Association Summer Meeting in July, Elon Musk  claimed that the U.S. can run solely on solar energy. “If you wanted to power the entire U.S. with solar panels,” he said, “it would take a fairly small corner of Nevada or Texas or Utah; you only need about 100 miles by 100 miles… Read More Can Elon Musk’s solar roof tiles replace fossil fuels in housing?

First Ever Living and Breathing Chandelier that Purifies the Air

How incredibly exciting to have the world’s first living and breathing chandelier on display at the V&A Museum for the London Design Festival. The chandelier called Exhale features transparent glass petals which contain live green algae. These micro-organisms use the basic principles of photosynthesis to take carbon dioxide out of the air and convert it to oxygen, turning the chandelier into a large… Read More First Ever Living and Breathing Chandelier that Purifies the Air

Karyl Sisson Unlikely Materials Into Fine Art

When I first saw Karyl Sisson artwork I was mesmerized.  How did she do this?  Everyday items were elevated to an artist level I’ve never seen before, mundane items were transformed.  Which of course is the objective of recycle/up-cycled art but her artwork has another dimension. I had the opportunity to see her artwork first… Read More Karyl Sisson Unlikely Materials Into Fine Art

“There are significant reasons why the repository at Yucca Mountain has not been built,”

Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., said he found it “troubling that the Trump administration is moving swiftly to advance the Yucca Mountain facility.” Raskin cited concerns with volcanic and seismic activity in Nevada, as well as the potential of groundwater contamination from nuclear waste storage within the Nye County ridge. “We feel that volcanism and seismic… Read More “There are significant reasons why the repository at Yucca Mountain has not been built,”

Mountain’s Edge Baseball Park Artwork

This year Luis Varela-Rico, H. Michael Andrieu and myself formed an artist team called Renewable Envoy. We were one of three Nevada artist/artist team selected to present a proposal to the Clark County Public Art Committee. We are a very excited and proud to announce we have received an award letter for the Mountain’s Edge Baseball… Read More Mountain’s Edge Baseball Park Artwork

A Proterra electric bus just drove 1,100 miles on a single charge

The Catalyst E2 Max went 1,101.2 miles, thanks to a 660kWh battery. Proterra revealed that one of its Catalyst E2 Max electric buses just set a new world record for the longest distance traveled by an electric vehicle on a single charge. The bus, which packs a hefty 660kWh of storage—equivalent to 11 Chevy Bolts—drove… Read More A Proterra electric bus just drove 1,100 miles on a single charge

The troubling ‘tactics’ politicians are using to attack rooftop solar

As commercial solar energy continues to grow, there are signs that rooftop solar installations may be slowing as political attacks create roadblocks. Policy changes are seeking to drive up the costs of residential solar and make it unaffordable for many Americans. Those moves could hinder efforts to fight climate change and reduce the resiliency of America’s power… Read More The troubling ‘tactics’ politicians are using to attack rooftop solar