School in India Teaches Women to Improve Lives, Towns

Image by Barefoot Photographers of Tilonia via Flickr The following is from the excellent PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and his team. Imagine the opportunities, not just for solar power as in Bunker Roy‘s school, but for Tech Laureate D. Vidya Sagar’s stoves that protect rural people from indoor smoke and the external environment from …

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Long Slide For R&D Energy Spending

The US General Accountability Office recently reported in Advanced Energy Technologies: Budget Trends and Challenges for DOE’s Energy R&D Program that federal R&D dropped from $6 billion in 1978 to $1.4 billion in 2008, adjusted for inflation. Fossil and nuclear will get an increase of 34% and 44% respectively in 2009, while renewable energy R&D …

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New Member intro/Off-grid living

Hi Chemists Without Borders, I have just become a recent member of Chemists Without Borders with interests in clean water technology and renewable/alternative energy solutions for third world communities. I have spent many years working for testing laboratories and an environmental engineering company that focused on groundwater and soil testing and remediation resulting from hazardous …

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