A new Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid posted an average consumption of just 3.8 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres is a great result, but is only a slow catch-up on already existing technology and comes with a significant price. We need more affordable hybrids.
In this section you will find some of my daily thoughts and ideas, reactions to news and articles read. Please beware that this will be highly subjective but might also inspire you, the reader.
US Conservatives Are Purposely Making Their Cars Spew Black Smoke To Protest Obama And Environmentalists
This is one of the most insane things I have seen and heard in a long time. While I can see that this a rather obvious sign of protest, it lacks any sense for health and safety even if we leave the environment totally aside – after all those people are not interested in environmental matters in the first place.
Was I shocked to learn that eating GMO foods can increase the rate of heart attacks, strokes, and bypass surgeries in multiple medical studies in humans?
No … because these studies don’t exist. As it says in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, “Avert the danger that has not yet come.”
NZ and in particular NPI has to offer more that matchstick buildings. However that requires a big deal of early cross-discipline coordination and communication as well as a digital workflow to optimize systems early.
Over the last few days, I learned a bit about Matariki, the Maori New Year. My personal thoughts: Time to think and re-think. Time for adaptation and change. Time to reflect what worked and what did not. I like the concept of Matariki. Have a think, have a chat. For yourself, with your family, about…
While it was a bit scary last month when the electric engine all of a sudden stopped working and I just made it home, I guess that is probably something that is not necessarily unexpected for a 13 year old car with more than 250,000 km on the clock.
It was just two months ago when I installed some additional security measures on our server to prevent illegal script exploits and login attempts.
As there are many shades of green, the same applies to recycling. There is downcycling, recycling and upcycling. I think those terms were used by Reiner Pilz first. Most of the time we are doing the lowest level: downcycling, ie your soft drink bottles are not turned into soft drink bottles any more but into…
So we have done it, we sold our good passive solar house with some tears in our eyes. Particularly the kids were quite sad. However we look forward to remodeling a 1960 Keith Hay home to a new standard.
After the referendum against asset sales showed that 2/3 people were against asset sales, the National Government can apparently still see no reason to stop the sale.