Tag Archives: innovation

Infographic: Subsidies – Solar vs. Fossil Fuel

Over sixty percent of electricity in the U.S. is created by the burning of coal, an energy source that will enter a terminal production decline in just 20 years. Skeptics say that solar can’t compete on price without public subsidies, but the history of coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear power shows that no energy sector was ever developed without subsidies. Coal couldn’t have competed with wood, steam, or watermills as an energy source without subsidies.

Rural Communities: So far behind, they’re ahead

With consumerism in the United States at an all time high, many steps are being taken by households and communities to be more efficient. Being a product of a rural community myself, some of the “green” ideas being considered in urban populations nearly seem like no-brainers, as they are practiced today and always have been outside […]

Noodle Zoo Spectrum

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Lincoln Park Zoo acts as a new ecological form in the often scraggly, while sleek, city of Chicago. The resulting form stands as a noodled Zoo. No longer just a regular plot tucked into a small corner of the city, Lincoln Park Zoo now zigzags through neighborhoods, suburban outlets and farmlands […]