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Derek Markham Derek lives in southwestern New Mexico and digs bicycles, simple living, fungi, organic gardening, sustainable lifestyle design, bouldering, and permaculture. He loves fresh roasted chiles, peanut butter on everything, and buckets of coffee. Catch up with Derek on Twitter, Google+, or at his natural parenting site, Natural Papa!



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Cleantech News Roundup: Alberta Tar Sands, Honda Clarity, Electric Maserati, Tesla Motorcycle, Wind Turbine Myth, & India’s Solar Appetite

June 21st, 2018 | by Derek Markham

In this edition of the cleantech news roundup, we've got a Honda Clarity review, a Tesla motorcycle nothingburger, an electric Maserati Alfieri GT, an electric Mustang and a Volvo 142 electric conversion, a debunked wind myth, Canada's tar sands "investment" (which should be pronounced 'money down the drain'), and even an easy sesame noodle recipe


New Mexico Solar Toolkit Launched By Senator Heinrich

April 26th, 2018 | by Derek Markham

In a bid to help more New Mexican residents, businesses, power providers, and municipalities go solar, US Senator Martin Heinrich has launched an online solar toolkit that offers resources for those considering solar power, along with solar success stories and information on potential funding sources.


Cleantech News Roundup: Audi Truck, Tesla Autopilot 2, Bioplastics, Volvo Sustainability, & Hippie Pants

January 10th, 2018 | by Derek Markham

We've got stories about Tesla Autopilot 2, Audi electric truck concept art, a proposal for how EVs should sound, bioplastics, a weird front-wheel drive bike, a whole heckuva lot of pollution and litigation news, a green Christmas in Denmark, the myth of "the" blockchain, homemade natural deodorant that actually works, hippie pants, and more in today's cleantech news roundup


Solar & Wind Powered Caravan Rotates To Track The Sun

September 6th, 2017 | by Derek Markham

Whether it's primarily for road trips or just for living more simply, the idea of going completely off the grid while enjoying the amenities of modern technology is a worthy goal, and the sCarabane is an attempt to flesh out that concept.


Alison Launches Free Online Solar Energy Certificate Course

August 21st, 2017 | by Derek Markham

The Ireland-based e-learning platform Alison, or Advanced Learning Interactive Systems Online, generally considered the first massive open online course (MOOC) provider, is making it easier for more people to get a basic education in solar energy with its latest launch.



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