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Scientists at Mexico’s Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico have developed a solar powered air conditioner that is appropriate for their country’s hot and humid climate.
I imagine that there is a lot of hurting going on right now at desks and on couches across the country from D.C. to San Francisco. If you follow environmental news, the depressing word just got out. Some of the headlines include "Senate Democrats abandon comprehensive climate bill" (Washington Post) and "Democrats pull plug on climate bill" (Politico).
My friend Tim Hurst has written a great piece on Celsias titled "6 Things Getting in the Way of the Smart Grid, and Why We Shouldn't Worry."
Last week Peru's government approved wind, solar, micro hydro, and biomass energy projects that will add 500 megawatts of clean, renewable energy, meeting 12% of the current electricity needs of the country.