How this ‘tethered energy drone’ can help produce affordable clean energy with a small footprint – 10minmail

[ad_1] A simplified illustration of how an eWind Solutions kite — or “tethered energy drone” — could be used to soar over farmlands, generating power while creating a minimal footprint on the ground. (eWind Solutions Illustration) David Schaefer hesitates to call his technology a kite. It’s modeled on the same concept — a lightweight sail […]

Clean tech entrepreneurs head to Burning Man to model a post-fossil fuel future – 10minmail

[ad_1] Portable Electric’s VOLTstack and solar panels in use at Burning Man 2018. (Portable Electric Photos) In many ways, Burning Man is an eco-urbanist paradise. It is a (mostly) car-free city designed around pedestrians and cyclists, where respect for the land and reducing waste are deeply respected tenants. The temporary Black Rock City is constructed […]

Cantwell introduces bill package to invest in clean energy and shore up power grid against hacks – 10minmail

[ad_1] Sen. Maria Cantwell discusses net neutrality at a 2017 town hall in Seattle. (10minmail Photo / Monica Nickelsburg) Sen. Maria Cantwell introduced four bills Wednesday intended to modernize the federal government’s energy infrastructure. The Democrat from Washington state is a senior member of the Senate Energy Committee and a vocal advocate on tech issues […]