Lisa Airplanes Hy-Bird | The Future of Ultra Rich Private Flight

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You may not know this, but our cross-country and continental jauntsI don’t usually get excited about new technologies that claim to be the “future” of this or that, but Lisa Airplanes’ Hy-Bird is making me take a step back. The plane is light at just over 2,000 pounds, it’s powered by Lithium-polymer batteries, and it will generate about 10% of its own electricity from solar arrays that cover the wings. Lisa has planned the first around-the-world trip to happen sometime in 2009, which makes the plane pretty much a reality.

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Is Prince Charles the Green Poster Boy for Britain?

thefaceof green britian princecharles Is Prince Charles the Green Poster Boy for Britain?

Who would have guessed that a big pusher for a greener Britain would turn out to be none other than Prince Charles? The Prince of Wales, who published details of his personal carbon footprint in 2007 and is also trying to reduce those of the royal household, has long been a campaigner for the natural world. And it appears that his latest project will allow HRH to meld his interests in architecture, organic produce, sustainability and the environment, all into one… town.

Dubbed “eco-town”, planners from the Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment and the developer Red Tree have been granted permission to build “Sherford, a brand new town for 12,000 people, in South Devon that is billed as Britain’s greenest settlement”.

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