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About Steve Hanley

Steve Hanley Steve writes about the interface between technology and sustainability from his home in Rhode Island and anywhere else the Singularity may lead him. His motto is, "Life is not measured by how many breaths we take but by the number of moments that take our breath away!" You can follow him on Google + and on Twitter.



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Aviation Biofuel Research Kicks Into High Gear

March 20th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Researchers at the DOE Joint Biofuel Institute say they are getting closer to making jet fuel from plants at a cost that will be competitive with convention jet fuel. Few things are as important as reducing or eliminating the more than 2 million tons of carbon dioxide that the airline industry creates every day.


GAF Energy Introduces Integrated Solar PV Roof System

March 20th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

GAF Energy will begin offering its new integrated solar roof systems through conventional roofing contractors this year. It may not look like a Tesla SolarRoof, but it will be less expensive and it's available now in 9 states.


Climate Change Comes To American Heartland

March 19th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Floods are devastating large parts of the Midwest, due in part to changes in local weather patterns created by a warming planet, yet many still do not understand the distinction between weather and climate.


BMW & Mercedes Discussing EV Cooperation

March 18th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

BMW and Mercedes are considering a partnership to develop a new chassis for electric cars. They are also cooperating on autonomous car technology as convergence in the industry continues.


Volkswagen Hints At Family Of Affordable EVs Based On MEB Chassis

March 15th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

In Wolfsburg this week, Volkswagen officials suggested that a family of urban electric cars with a range of 125 miles and starting at around $22,500 would be on sale by 2023. They will be basic transportation but still be capable of over the air updates.


New Harvard/MIT Geo-Engineering Study Says Less Is More

March 12th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Scientists at Harvard and MIT think geo-engineering by injecting sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere could help cool the Earth without severe impacts on most of the regions of the world. But the research is still very preliminary, Meanwhile the world continues to move toward disaster with few concerned enough to take meaningful action.



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