Visiting their site and typing in ‘London’ and then clicking on the weather for Friday brings up a weather forecast so fearsome, nay Biblical, that we expect to see wild panic in the streets swiftly followed by a screaming stampede out of the metropolis.
AMEE, a company that provides Internet-based calculation and storage of the carbon footprints, has received ‘substantial’ Series A funding from O’Reilly Alphatech Ventures (OATV), Union Square Ventures (USV) and The Accelerator Group (TAG).
When you hear of the vision behind AMEE — The Avoiding Mass Extinction Engine — you’ll know that this project is both hugely ambitious and is serious about helping us all change the way we lead our everyday lives.
The vision? To aggregate all of the energy consumption data on earth.
It doesn’t stop there. Their intention is that by informing people of their power usage, they can modify their behaviour, thus reducing their energy usage.
This is not just hot air and dreams. AMEE have made a very strong start to this already and you may well have used the services without knowing.
It’s Energy Saving Week, so it’s highly applicable that we bring you a device that will help you monitor your energy usage – and through being aware of how much power you’re using, lower the amount you use.
CurrentCost is one such device.
The video below shows what happened when we received the Current Cost and quite how easy it is to setup. The summary – amazingly easy.
Within about five minutes you’ll be watching your pounds drain away on electricity!
Pace, UK suppliers of digital TV products, have become the first company to receive an award under the new Energy Star Program.
Energy Star is voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency.
There’s been many stories in the newspapers about how bad the aviation sector is at producing emissions harmful to the environment.
A survey carried about by Global Action Plan, an environmental charity, has indicated that the IT sector in the UK has a similar carbon footprint to the aviation industry. As the usage of computing rapidly expands, it’s impact could well be over that of the airlines.
Continue reading UK IT Usage Rivals Airlines In Carbon Emissions
The all-things-eco Website, Treehugger, has sold to US TV network Discovery.
Treehugger and it’s UGC site, Hugg.com, will fit into Discovery’s initiative called Planet Green, which has committed over $50m to spread the Green message, including the aim to introduce the first 24Hr Green TV Channel.
Continue reading TreeHugger.com Sells To Discovery
Further to our piece earlier today on The Nag, a newly launching site that aims to help those keen to change what they can in their lives to make the world a greener place, here’s the interview that we did with Briony at the Takeaway festival at the Dana Centre yesterday.[audio:https://digital-lifestyles.info/media/audio/the-nag-launch-brinoy-greenhill.mp3]
Environmental stories feel like buses today – you don’t hear about one for ages, then two come along at once.
Nokia has now discovered the joys of energy saving, something they need to do as removing mobile phone chargers from the wall socket, is oft sighted as a simple thing that everyone can do to reduce the amount of electricity that is wasted.
To address this, Nokia are releasing the first mobile phones to include alerts to encourage people to unplug their charger once the battery is full. By their reckoning, this could save enough electricity to power 85,000 homes a year – not to be sneezed at.
There’s a million different uses for the Internet – many wasteful, quite a few that are useful and some that are vital. There’s a new site launching today that, if it’s founders wishes come true, could actually change the world.
The Nag hopes to assist all of us who are conscious that we (the world’s population that is) aren’t treating the world quite as well as we should be and would like to make positive changes, but don’t quite get around to it.
Continue reading The Nag: Change The World One Click At A Time