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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: |

‘Artificial leaf’ successfully produces clean gas

A widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels can instead be made by an 'artificial leaf' that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, and which could eventually be used to develop a sustainable liquid fuel alternative to petrol. The carbon-neutral device sets a new benchmark in the field of solar fuels, after

2019-10-31T08:48:31-06:00Tags: |

Going green: Strategies for your hospital

Have you ever thought about making your hospital’s operations more environmentally friendly? Making the effort to “go green” could be very beneficial to your facility. Hospitals as a whole have a fairly significant impact on their surrounding environment, according to data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Each day, the nation’s hospitals generate close to

2019-10-22T07:20:19-06:00Tags: |

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: |

Entrepreneur tackles medical device waste

oung entrepreneur Oliver Hunt took home one of the top honours at the Westpac Champion Awards last month, the Christchurch City Council Champion Business for Good Award. His business Medsalv works with hospitals to reduce their environmental impact and costs. Louis Day catches up with the 25-year-old. What is Medsalv? So Medsalv is New Zealand’s

2019-10-15T08:13:39-06:00Tags: |

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: |

AI is on its way to becoming the brain of the grid

In May 2017, Bill Gates wrote an open letter to college graduates offering some career advice. In it, he said if he was starting out today, he’d consider entering one of these three fields: artificial intelligence, energy or bioscience. On artificial intelligence (AI), he said, “We have only begun to tap into all the ways

2019-05-08T07:25:54-06:00Tags: |

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: |