Saturday, June 26, 2021

solar panels over canals; win-win!


Their feasibility study, published in the journal Nature Sustainability, finds that if applied statewide, the panels would save 63 billion gallons of water from evaporating each year. At the same time, solar panels across California’s exposed canals would provide 13 gigawatts of renewable power annually, about half of the new capacity the state needs to meet its decarbonization goals by the year 2030.


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You save water, don't use any extra land, and have a stretched-out source of electricity!  Win-win-win!



Is Amazon the most wasteful company in the world?


"In one week in April, a leaked document from inside the Dunfermline warehouse showed more than 124,000 items marked 'destroy'. To repeat, that's just for seven days. In contrast, just 28,000 items in the same period were labelled 'donate'. The same manager admitted to us that in some weeks, as many as 200,000 items could be marked 'destroy'."


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Is Amazon the most inefficient distributor in the world?  Needs more investigating.