Let us pray for the world of technology and scientific research.
Lord, you have endowed human beings with the ability to search out your laws and have given them the freedom to apply their knowledge as they choose.
We ask your blessing on all engaged in scientific research and technology and on those who provide the resources for such work;
that choice may be made of projects which both enhance human life and have regard to the safety and well-being of the natural order.
May we thus be true stewards of your bounty, to our own inner satisfaction and your greater glory. Amen.
I find myself with little inspiration this week for YLBG. So, I thought I’d go to my ‘happy place’ in terms of environmental information – Happy Eco News. I thought I’d share with you some exciting advancements in technology that will help lessen our impact on creation.
There is a new British company developing windows with water between the panes of glass. This system helps heat and cool a building, and the energy savings is estimated to be at least 25%. If you apply this concept to office buildings, the energy savings will be monumental. I’m not sure I totally understand how it works, but you can read it for yourself.
In Hawaii on the island of O’ahu, there is an incentive program for individuals with rooftop solar panels. This program offers cash and bill credits for homeowners to add rooftop batteries to their systems. These batteries are then discharged back into the grid for 2 hours a day. Sending this power back to the grid help reduce the stress on the grid daily. It lowers overall fossil fuel use. This system could be implemented in any sunny state.
Solar panels are going clear. Yep, you read that right. There is a company in California developing solar panels that are clear and can be used like regular windows in every building. This could save 40% in the energy costs of a building. The technology is very new, and not yet available.
Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that climate change is not inevitable. Yes, we have done some permanent damage already, but we can and must prevent catastrophic damage. So, we continue the fight.
There is an interesting article from the founder of Happy Eco News, Grant Brown. He talks about the ‘different greens” of environmental activism. Are you a light green, a dark green, or a bright green? I do think it takes is all and as he points out it takes us all working with, not against, each other. What shade of green are you? How can you work with the other greens?
Are you a light green, a dark green, or a bright green? I do think it takes is all and as he points out it takes us all working with, not against, each other. What shade of green are you? How can you work with the other greens?