Environmental Concept Bus and Truck by Volvo As overcrowding and air pollution in our cities continue to escalate, Volvo, the Swedish motor manufacturer, is attempting to produce two vehicles which create "the least possible environmental burden". The Environmental Concept Bus and Truck have been developed as prototypes and are viable concepts, even if they are not commercially feasible at the present time.
Running time: 295 seconds
Wind Turbines in the Netherlands Not only utility companies use the wind as renewable energy in the Netherlands, also dairy farmers see advantages in using wind turbines.
Running time: 232 seconds
Micro-Hydro Scheme in Rural Peru In 1996, only 4% of rural population had access to electricity. An IT micro-hydro project in Huacataz, Peru found that the community demand for electricity was for domestic use (lighting & television) and for powering the grain mill. The solution was to introduce a scheme where the grain mill was positioned centrally and served a secondary function as a battery charger.
Running time: 309 seconds
Solar Thermal Energy and Technology Solar thermal power is an appropriate energy source for countries located in the "Sunbelt", that is, countries that are thirty degrees or more north or south of the equator, where there is high direct solar radiation all year round.
Running time: 278 seconds
Fredericia Recycling Project in Denmark The town Fredericia in Denmark participated in a environmental friendly project to recycle their rubbish and make their own compost.
Running time: 274 seconds
Using Bio Gas As a Source of Energy Bio gas is produced by the action of bacteria on organic material in airless conditions which is why the process is also known as anaerobic digestion. Bio gas is a well established fuel for cooking and lighting in a number of developing countries. Bio gas makes a meaningful contribution to the energy supply and it saves fossil energy, such as coal, oil and gas. In this episode a German farmer talks about how he makes bio gas.
Running time: 248 seconds
China Green Lights Programme China is responsible for emitting the second largest amount of carbon dioxide and "greenhouse" gases in the world. If it continues to grow at its current rate, it will overtake the United States and become the largest emitter in the 21st Century. The Beijing Energy Efficiency Centre (BECon), a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization promotes energy efficiency and environmental protection in China, with the Green Lights Programme.
Running time: 270 seconds
How to Save on Home Decor Rhiannon got some great tips from Jennifer Adams on how you can add some distinctive touches to your home without making a big imprint on your wallet.
Running time: 202 seconds
Using Coconut Oil as Fuel In Vanuatu people use coconut not only for their cooking, but also using it as fuel for their cars. Extracting coconut oil is not hard and could compete with diesel oil, if the prices would be equal.
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Biodegradable Plastic Production Mater-Bi is a substance extracted from corn kernels to make plastic. It requires less than half the energy of petroleum based plastics, but it's more expensive to produce biodegradable plastic than normal plastic.
Running time: 320 seconds
E-fuel Turns Your Waste into Ethanol The U.S. Navy is installing a $1.9 million solar-powered parking lot at its California base; E-fuel turns your waste into ethanol; and does working from home save energy?
Running time: 147 seconds
Eco-Friendly School Supplies From recycled chipboard to biodegradable pens, accessing green back-to-school supplies is easier than ever before.
Running time: 149 seconds
Flat Rock Cellars and Winery Ange and Ed move into the cellar and are surrounded by wine as they continue their discussion about Flat Rockâ€™s plan for the winery building.
Running time: 266 seconds
Dealing with Locust Plagues by Using Green Pesticide Locust plagues have been menace to many farmers. The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture created a green pesticide, Green Muscle, to combat the locust and grasshopper plagues in a natural and environmental friendly way.
Running time: 271 seconds