Zuidas: a Vision for the Future

Jennifer Keesmaat, the Chief Planner for the City of Toronto, posted a photo showing a series of rain gardens implemented in an urban district in Amsterdam.  The area is called Zuidas, and has a strong focus on sustainable systems.

There are some PDF resources online which show how the district’s development unfolded, and they detail future plans for the area.

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Workhorse Considers a Consumer Version of its W-15

Recently, Workhorse Group Inc. posted an online contact form dedicated to gauging consumer interest in its W-15 range-extended electric pickup truck.  Up until now, the vehicle was marketed exclusively to fleet operators.  The Ohio-based OEM states on its website that it currently has nearly 5000 letters of intent from municipalities, corporations, and public utilities. The preliminary specifications of the W-15 are 460 horsepower with an 80 … Continue reading Workhorse Considers a Consumer Version of its W-15

The Ocean Cleanup Announces their Next Phase

Ocean Cleanup Founder and CEO Boyan Slat unveiled details about the start of the project in the Pacific Ocean. He said that advances in the technology will allow the cleanup to begin within 12 months. Slat also stated that they expect to reduce the plastic in the targeted area by 50% in five years. Continue reading “The Ocean Cleanup Announces their Next Phase”

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Tesla Opens Solar Roof Orders

On Wednesday, Elon Musk announced via his Twitter account that Tesla was opening solar glass roof orders.  He tweeted that the “solar roof can be ordered for almost any country. Deployment this year in the US and overseas next year.”  He went on to say “black glass smooth and textured will be first. Tuscan and French Slate in about six months.” Continue reading “Tesla Opens Solar Roof Orders”