Author Archive | Kevin Green

Underground Homes as Natural Disaster Shelters

It may seem obvious that underground homes often serve well as natural disaster shelters. This is especially true of the underground homes that are built from concrete and rebar. Some people use wood in their underground homes, but this is not as secure if you’re wanting your house to double as an emergency shelter. The […]

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Green Fallout Shelters for the Coming Apocalypse

Green Fallout Shelter So, you may think the Mayan calendar is a bunch of bunk and that survivalists are a bunch of weirdoes spending their lives preparing for a big nothing. And you could be right. But what if you’re not? FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) doesn’t take disaster preparedness lightly. And in addition, they […]

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Tata Pixel Clean Diesel High Mileage Concept Car

Tata Pixel Tata Motors of India has introduced a car conceptually designed for Europe. The Tata Pixel benefits from challenges Tata experienced in designing the earlier Nano. The Pixel concept car is a bit over nine feet in length, and it is purported to be the most efficient car that can still seat four adults. […]

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Wave Disk Generator Hybrid Car Engine May Revolutionize Industry

Researchers at Michigan State University are giving Motor City executives something to squawk about, a new wave disk generator for hybrid cars that is twice as efficient as a traditional gasoline-powered engine. According to Discovery News, “…researchers at Michigan State University have built a prototype gasoline engine that requires no transmission, crankshaft, pistons, valves, fuel […]

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Breakthroughs in Solar Energy

With the fossil fuel levels around the planet steadily declining, both governments and individual consumers are looking for alternate energy sources to reduce costs and carbon footprints. You might want to ask your handyman how you can convert your house to be more energy efficient. Solar energy, once an inefficient and expensive process, has had […]

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PowerTrekk Fuel Cell Backup Power for Small Electronics

Whether you are camping, vacationing on some tropical island, holed up on the back 40’s cabin or stuck in a snow bank and need emergency help there are many reasons to have backup power that don’t rely on typical batteries or electricity. Anyone who has read this blog for a while knows that I’m a […]

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AeroVironment Smart Charging Dock for EV and PHEV Owners

AeroVironment is used to building alternative energy devices and even vehicles. In January 2011, AeroVironment unleashed its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) called the Global Observer which was powered by hydrogen. Now, AeroVironment has unveiled it Smart Charging Dock for consumers in anticipation of large sales of electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs). The […]

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Audi PHEV – Plugging into What Green Consumers Want

Audi announced today that by 2014 they intend to bring a plug-in hybrid vehicle to market. Of course they are a little late to the game in this department with Toyota PHEV Prius and Chevy Volt preceding them. But, apparently competition is good in this department because Audi has now vowed that by 2020 they […]

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