Category: Policy

How Renewable Energy Would Help Pakistan’s Energy Security

How Renewable Energy Would Help Pakistan’s Energy Security

How Renewable Energy Would Help Pakistan’s Energy Security

11/13/18

“How would renewable energy be beneficial to Pakistan?”

 

As it stands, the nation of Pakistan currently imports large portions of its energy from other countries. But like many things, this can be solved with the use of renewable energy. Since wind and solar power would be generated right on Pakistan’s own territory, it would be entirely owned by the nation. This is How Renewable Energy Would Help Pakistan’s Energy Security.

Safety Tips for Air Pollution

Safety Tips for Air Pollution

Safety Tips for Air Pollution

11/12/18

“What are some safety tips for air pollution?”

 

Air pollution is one of the greatest dangers to human public health. As such, we here at Isaac’s Science Blog would like to give a few safety tips for staying safe.

 

  1. Stay inside in an insulated environment as much as possible
  2. If outside, wear a P-95 mask
  3. Don’t engage in any activity that creates smoke

 

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Why Air Quality is an Important Part of Resilience

Why Air Quality is an Important Part of Resilience

Why Air Quality is an Important Part of Resilience

11/11/18

“Why is air quality an important component for resilience?”

 

In order to build truly sustainable and resilient communities, we must look at all factors, and air quality is no exception. By making living areas more breathable, we can ensure solid public health and cut down on medical infrastructure strain. As a result, Air Quality is an Important Part of Resilience.

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How We Can Leverage Smart Building Data to Combat Climate Change

How We Can Leverage Smart Building Data to Combat Climate Change

How We Can Leverage Smart Building Data to Combat Climate Change

11/08/18

“How can we use data from buildings to make them better for the environment?”

 

The ascent of the Internet of Things is changing everything in its path, and the building sector is no different. With our newfound access to all sorts of building data, we can take much more control to ensure energy efficiency. Whether this means finding bottlenecks in the system, more optimal times to control HVAC systems or better building automation systems.

 

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Puerto Rico Might Go 100% Renewable

Puerto Rico Might Go 100% Renewable

Puerto Rico Might Go 100% Renewable

11/05/18

“Will Puerto Rico go 100% in on Renewable Energy?”

 

Puerto Rico has faced a tough time with its energy infrastructure recently. Hurricane Maria has knocked out the vast majority of its power generation capabilities and has left much of the island in the dark. But that doesn’t mean Puerto Rico is going down without a fight. Taking inspiration from the proven evidence that solar energy will provide it with resiliency and California’s recent audacious climate goals, Puerto Rico might go 100% renewable!!! If policymakers decide to act upon this, then not only will Puerto Rico be transformed but perhaps the entire region around it.

 

Photo: Power line workers in Puerto Rico. Credit: Lorie Shaull, Flickr Creative Commons

The Azraq Refugee Camp and Renewable Energy

The Azraq Refugee Camp and Renewable Energy

The Azraq Refugee Camp and Renewable Energy

11/03/18

“How does the world’s first renewable powered refugee camp work?”

 

The Azraq Refugee Camp is Jordan is not like any other. Built to accommodate 20,000 Syrian Refugees, the site is completely powered by a nearby solar energy farm. Currently at 2 MW of capacity, The farm provides enough energy for the residents to meet their daily needs and carry on their lives. The success of the Azraq refugee camp can serve as a template for other such sites around the world.

 

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