Solar Power at Innova Disc Golf

We spend about $100,000 on electricty every year just making discs. So we’ve been thinking about doing solar for awhile now. I’m Kobyn Dunipace. I’m Production Manager here at Innova Champion Discs in Rancho Cucamonga, California. With 280-some odd days of sunlight here in southern California, it just makes sense to take advantage of all […]

Fossil Fuels: The Greenest Energy

What if I told you that someone had developed an energy source that could help us solve our biggest environmental challenges, purify our water and air, make our cities and homes more sanitary, and keep us safe from potential catastrophic climate change? What if I also told you that this energy source was cheap, plentiful, […]

Why Do Wind Turbines Have Three Blades?

People have been harnessing the power of wind for thousands of years, the earliest recorded evidence of this can be seen over 1000 years ago in Persia. But these machine have evolved from simple devices used to crush grain and pump water to towering monsters generating enough electricity to power entire towns. Traditional wind turbines […]

Why You Should Love Fossil Fuel

Every year on Earth Day, we’re supposed to reflect on all the ways we’ve made the planet worse. But what if we try something different? What if we reflect on all the ways we’ve made the planet better? Try this thought experiment: Imagine that we transported someone from three hundred years ago, at the very […]

Science Song: Clean Energy

SOPHIE: Oh hi scientists! Sophie here. I’m a little winded thinking about all the different types of energy we use. [fast beat starts] [singing] We all use energy to live our lives when you drive a car or exercise but all forms of energy aren’t the same in fact some of them are pretty lame […]

How Close Are We to Zero-Emissions Electricity?

We’ve all heard the statements and stats about the ominous timeline our planet is on. To avoid the worst effects of climate change––from natural disasters to mass extinction––we know that we need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. And fast. And when we stop literally lighting things on fire to power our world, we can […]