Technologies are one of the levers in tackling climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental degradation, but they should not be the one and only solution, nor the most important one.
Tag: energy saving
Between writers: The importance of persistence
We sat over brunch one Saturday morning for a chat about what we did on the blog this year, and why we should consistently continue the work.
Valentine’s day: buy me a flower or plant me a tree?
The beautiful bouquets we fall in love with every celebration, where do they come from? We explore the basics behind cut flowers in this article.
The 3 levers to decarbonize industries: their feasibilities and levels of efficiency
We'll discuss 3 levers to decarbonize industries, including the modification of the energy mix; reduction of waste heat and electrification; carbon capture, storage and utilisation of hydrogen.
A 2022 Challenge: Five actions to inspire a less-waste lifestyle
If you are looking for a meaningful fun challenge for your 2022, and if you are still perplexed with the complexity and grandeur of climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental degradations, this article is designed just for you 🙂
A diet of sound: mindful notes to enjoy music in the streaming era
In the era of music streaming, it seems that we are consuming less materials for recording music. Has the carbon footprint of recorded music been reduced? We shall explore the environmental impacts of different recording formats and suggestions for less energy-demanding ways to enjoy music.
Our growing addiction to energy: what could be the remedy?
What does it mean "moderate energy consumption", when it is almost impossible to name one activity in our lives without the use of large-scale produced energy? We discuss humanity's addiction to energy, individual choices on energy consumption and new hobbies developed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Different sources of energy: which one is less “bad”?
Any choice we make on our energy source will have an impact on the environment. Something that does not have an impact simply does not exist. In order to make informed choices, we'll examine here the advantages and disadvantages of different energy sources: coal, oil, natural gas, hydropower, wind power, solar power while comparing their energy density and carbon intensity.
Less waste, less energy: better ways to heat places in a temperate climate
In a temperate climate, heating takes up a big part of your energy budget - and the current solutions are not optimal. What are better ways to heat our home? We'll discuss underfloor heating, heat pump, passive house, tile stove, rocket mass heater and ancient thermal insulation objects such as folding screen, four-poster bed or Japanese food stove Kotatsu.