Newsletter 41

Project Managing Sustainability

It seems that society is on a trek to electrification. However, the actual goal is lifecycle sustainability, not just operational sustainability. Things like energy efficiency are only passages on a route to that destination. The path is important though, since change needs to be managed. From this perspective maybe a gasoline perfume is actually of some value as a social lubricant? Happy reading.

Study Dispels Myth That Electric Cars Pollute As Much As Gas-Powered Cars Due to 'Dirty' Grid

Study Dispels Myth That Electric Cars Pollute As Much As Gas-Powered Cars Due to 'Dirty' Grid

Electric cars create pollution during manufacture and in generating stations, if not at their (non-existent) tailpipes. You need to pass a certain mileage to offset the high initial emissions, so the more you drive, the better it is for the environment right?

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Electrek, July 2021


Are Electric Motorcycles Really Better for the Environment?

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Revzilla Common Tread, March 2020


How Pedestrians Are Lighting Homes in Sierra Leone

How Pedestrians Are Lighting Homes in Sierra Leone

A young African engineer developed a piezoelectric device to harvest electricity from people’s footsteps. He is on a mission to encourage people to use power “efficiently and sparingly”. The access to clean electricity is life changing for locals.

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BBC, July 2021


Five Tips for Handling Multiple Projects at Once

Five Tips for Handling Multiple Projects at Once

How can engineers manage a number of different projects at different stages? How can you learn how to juggle without dropping some balls? One method of ring-fencing sufficient resource is to subcontract sections, which also prevents the blurred focus of multi-tasking.

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ASME, August 2021


Ford Created A Gas-Scented Fragrance for Electric Car Drivers

Ford Created A Gas-Scented Fragrance for Electric Car Drivers

Ford has created a gasoline-scented fragrance to help petrol-heads make the transition to battery-power. It may also help them with social distancing. There is no word on whether a motor oil skin cream will also be developed.

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Fox News, July 2021