Graham Hill, the founder of architecture and design consultancy Life Edited, has been actively challenging the idea of luxury and space for the past 5 years. His 420-square-foot New York City studio apartment might sound like a tight squeeze — but with its innovative design, Hill has managed to create a transforming space that can actually function similar to a house two to three times its size. Dinner party with 10 guests? No problem. Two family members staying for the holiday weekend? Bring it on. For Hill, his apartment is an extension of his minimalist lifestyle. “Living with less” means “it’s easier to choose to focus on important stuff with a little more ease,” he told Business Insider. He shared some photos of his incredible apartment and its various space-saving hacks. This seemingly simple 420-square-foot studio actually has 1,000 square feet of functionality. While Hill was working at TreeHugger.com, he became increasingly aware of … [Read more...] about This tiny, 420-square-foot New York City apartment can be transformed to have more than twice the space
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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 26, 2018--C3 IoT, the leading AI and IoT software platform for digital transformation, today announced that the New York Power Authority (NYPA) has selected C3 IoT to provide the AI software foundation for NYPA’s strategic plan to empower customers to be smart, engaged stewards of their energy efficiency goals. NYPA’s statewide energy efficiency program is part of New York State’s Reforming the Energy Vision strategy to lead on climate change and grow New York’s clean energy economy.This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180426005603/en/“Our partnership with C3 IoT is an important step in NYPA’s journey to become the nation’s first end-to-end digital utility,” said Gil Quiniones, NYPA President and CEO. “We envision a future where customers play an increasingly vital role in understanding and … [Read more...] about New York Power Authority Selects C3 IoT for Customer-Centric Digital Utility Transformation
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Climate Supported by BySomini Sengupta April 5, 2018 UNITED NATIONS — Solar panels are everywhere: perched on thatched roofs in rural Kenya, helping Indian farmers pump groundwater for their fields, and powering United States military bases. Solar power accounted for more than a third of all electricity generated from energy sources that came online in 2017, a larger share than any other new source, the United Nations Environment Program said in a report issued Thursday. And But even as solar, along with its renewable energy cousins — like wind, biomass and geothermal power — expands, it still accounts for barely 12 percent of all the electricity that the world consumes. The greatest share still comes from fossil fuels like coal, and more coal-fired power plants continue to be built, contributing to the greenhouse gas … [Read more...] about Solar Power Is Burning Bright. But It’s Hardly Twilight for Fossil Fuels.
Tesla may team up with a subsidiary of Con Edison, the largest electric company in New York, to integrate its Powerpack batteries into New York power grids. If the proposal is accepted by the New York State Public Service Commission, it could represent a big step forward for Tesla’s energy business. The company has used its Powerpack batteries to supplement or replace elements of traditional power grids throughout the world. Con Edison, the largest electric utility company in New York, may start to integrate Tesla Powerpack batteries into power grids controlled by Orange and Rockland Utilities, one of ConEd’s subsidiary companies. Electrek first reported the proposal (Read the full proposal here), which was submitted to the New York State Public Service Commission on February 6. Under the proposal, Tesla would create, install, and operate 4MW/8MWh batteries that would be integrated into Orange and … [Read more...] about Tesla’s Powerpack batteries may be used to support New York’s energy grid
New York is getting serious about offshore wind. Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a plan earlier this month to develop $US6 billion of offshore wind projects off the southern coast of Long Island by 2028 and predicted that the industry would bring 5,000 jobs to the state. The plan calls for developing 2.4 gigawatts – enough to power 1.2 million homes – by 2030. It’s all part of New York’s Clean Energy Standard, which requires 50% of the state’s electricity come from renewable sources like solar and wind. The move comes as President Donald Trump earlier this month announced a five-year plan to open up areas of the East Coast to offshore drilling. “While the federal government continues to turn its back on protecting natural resources and plots to open up our coastline to drilling, New York is doubling down on our commitment to renewable energy and the industries of tomorrow,” Cuomo said in a statement. Cuomo has asked Secretary of the Interior … [Read more...] about New York’s $6 billion plan for offshore wind shows that oil drilling really is on the way out