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Tata and Rockefeller launch India-focused clean energy microgrid unit

Two giants in financing and Indian power are collaborating on a clean energy microgrid operation they claim will deliver power to five million Indian households with 10,000 grids over the next decade. Tata Power, one of India’s heavyweight distribution companies and solar power developers, has tapped The Rockefeller Foundation to launch TP Renewable Microgrid Ltd.

2019-11-06T09:58:27-06:00Tags: |

Sustainability “just makes good business sense”..

Brianne West is in her laboratory creating new beauty bars which she hopes will add to her goal of washing the world of plastic cosmetic bottles. Winner of the Women of Influence Business Enterprise Award, the 32-year-old scientist and beauty entrepeneur started her brand, Ethique, in her kitchen seven years ago when she made four

2019-10-27T06:59:38-06:00Tags: |

Rapid manufacturing on-demand could put warehouses into the past

Northwestern University researchers have developed a new, futuristic 3D printer that is so big and so fast it can print an object the size of an adult human in just a couple of hours. Called HARP (high-area rapid printing), the new technology enables a record-breaking throughput that can manufacture products on demand. Over the last

2019-10-18T08:42:09-06:00Tags: |

Ranked: Countries with the Most Sustainable Energy Policies

Ranked: Countries With Most Sustainable Energy Policies The sourcing and distribution of energy is one of the most pressing issues of our time. Just under one billion people still lack basic access to electricity, and many more connect to the grid through improvised wiring or live through frequent blackouts. On the flip side of the

2019-10-13T09:58:38-06:00Tags: |

So, You’ve Got 100% Renewable Energy — Now What?

Manufacturers seeking to decarbonize have a long row to hoe. They can order up a package of renewable energy and carbon offsets to power their factories and offices, but that’s just for starters. To be honest about the effort, they have to dig deeper. For some insights into the ins and outs of decarbonization, last

2019-10-11T10:14:23-06:00Tags: |

How garbage from landfills is advancing UC’s clean energy future

Under a recently-signed deal with Anaergia Inc., a global technology leader in organic waste to renewable energy solutions, UC is expanding its shift away from natural gas to biogas, a form of renewable energy that actually cuts greenhouse gas emissions. The university has agreed to purchase approximately $42M worth of renewable biogas from Anaergia over

2019-10-04T08:13:24-06:00Tags: |

A new way to turn heat into useful energy

An international team of scientists has figured out how to capture heat and turn it into electricity. The discovery, published last week in the journal Science Advances, could create more efficient energy generation from heat in things like car exhaust, interplanetary space probes and industrial processes. "Because of this discovery, we should be able to

2019-10-01T08:29:51-06:00Tags: |

Which countries are leading the way in sustainable energy?

As the threat of global warming continues, countries around the world are working hard to build a more sustainable way of living. One way they are doing this is focusing on delivering more sustainable energy solutions. So, which countries are leading the way in sustainable energy and why are they doing better than some other

2019-07-01T06:05:59-06:00Tags: |

LED bulbs often cost more in poor neighborhoods

In many low-income neighborhoods, upgrading to energy-efficient lightbulbs costs more than twice what it does in higher-income areas. Tony Reames of the University of Michigan led a research team that surveyed 130 stores across Wayne County, which includes Detroit. Reames: “Fewer stores in higher poverty areas even carried LED bulbs, but when they did, they

2019-05-11T08:21:00-06:00Tags: |

Crowd Oil – Fuels From Air-conditioning Systems

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the University of Toronto have proposed a method enabling air conditioning and ventilation systems to produce synthetic fuels from carbon dioxide (CO2) and water from the ambient air. Compact plants are to separate CO2 from the ambient air directly in buildings and produce synthetic hydrocarbons which

2019-05-06T07:59:20-06:00Tags: |

Scientists 3D-print all-liquid ‘lab on a chip’

Researchers at DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have 3D-printed an all-liquid device that, with the click of a button, can be repeatedly reconfigured on demand to serve a wide range of applications -- from making battery materials to screening drug candidates. "What we demonstrated is remarkable. Our 3D-printed device can be programmed to

2019-04-26T08:42:54-06:00Tags: |

The shockingly simple way to make packaging more sustainable

If you quickly scan through the products under your sink–counter spray, window cleaner, dish soap–they all have one thing in common: Water is their main ingredient. Until now, few consumers thought this was a problem. But as a growing number of people become increasingly aware of both climate change and plastic pollution, the outsize environmental impact

Thermodynamic magic enables cooling without energy consumption

Physicists at the University of Zurich have developed an amazingly simple device that allows heat to flow temporarily from a cold to a warm object without an external power supply. Intriguingly, the process initially appears to contradict the fundamental laws of physics. If you put a teapot of boiling water on the kitchen table, it

2019-04-22T08:02:45-06:00Tags: |

Scientists turn carbon dioxide back into coal

Researchers have used liquid metals to turn carbon dioxide back into solid coal, in a world-first breakthrough that could transform our approach to carbon capture and storage. The research team led by RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have developed a new technique that can efficiently convert CO2 from a gas into solid particles of carbon.

2019-03-06T06:32:50-06:00Tags: |