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‘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

2019-11-11T18:45:42-06:00Tags: |

Balancing the demands of renewable energy self-sufficiency

Energy “autarky” — a term that roughly means self-sufficiency — has obvious social and community advantages. They include reducing the reliance on centralized suppliers and power imports from far-off destinations as well as aiding local development. While the political ramifications of decentralized energy supply is much debated, there are cost issues. It can be less

2019-10-25T08:47:44-06:00Tags: |

Philadelphia launches regional collaborative to tackle climate change

When Philadelphia officials announced an agreement one year ago to purchase nearly a fifth of municipal electricity from a solar farm, they began fielding calls from curious businesses, universities and others: How can we get in on that? Now, there might be a path. On Wednesday, city officials were to announce the creation of the

2019-10-20T17:31:25-06:00Tags: |

Croissant making inspires renewable energy solution

The art of croissant making has inspired researchers from Queen Mary University of London to find a solution to a sustainable energy problem. Croissants are made by pressing and folding dough to create a layered pastry. The researchers applied this technique to a dielectric capacitor, which is a device that stores energy like a battery.

2019-10-18T08:29:53-06:00Tags: |

India Energy Storage Summit (IESS) 2019

The India Energy Storage Summit (IESS) 2019, a two-day interactive summit, was organised by underwriters laboratories, the not-for-profit organisation within UL, in partnership with centre for battery engineering and electric vehicles (C-BEEV), IIT Madras, and with the support of GE Global Research and the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) on September 23 and 24,

2019-10-16T12:00:12-06:00Tags: |

Top 10 countries with the most sustainable energy systems

European nations have been leading the way in terms of human prosperity and progress. So, I wasn’t surprised to see them near the top of the World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index, which assesses a country’s ability to provide sustainable energy. Here we take a look at the top 10 countries with the most sustainable

2019-10-11T10:10:36-06:00Tags: |

Radical transition needed to meet sustainable energy targets

UN energy forum opens with call for more decisive policies and increased energy investments Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The 10th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development opened today with delegates underscoring the need for greater collaboration between government and the private sector, and for inter-regional dialogue if the global energy transition is to be

2019-10-08T08:12:57-06:00Tags: |

U. signs agreement with India’s largest renewable energy producer

The University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), and the top independent renewable energy producer in India, ReNew Power, have agreed to combine resources for future collaboration in the field of renewable energy. As a member of the New Jersey division chosen by the economic development group

2019-10-03T07:29:20-06:00Tags: |

Walking the walk – Energy sustainability program..

Demand for action on the human-created climate crisis built over the past several weeks as climate strikes, rallies, and marches involving millions of people spread around the world, but one group of local students is doing more than taking to the streets. Kris Humphreys was already walking the walk but on Sept. 27 joined students

2019-10-02T09:10:14-06:00Tags: |

Three EU countries bump up renewable energy goal for 2030

France, Greece and Bulgaria have pledged to update their national targets for renewable energy and bump up the share of wind, solar and other renewables to 33%, 35% and 27% of their energy consumption respectively by 2030. The announcements were made on Tuesday (24 September) as part of a public debate among EU energy ministers

2019-09-30T12:06:34-06:00Tags: |

Pre-built solar makes renewable energy cheaper

For many homeowners, the idea of finding an affordable solar company and retrofitting their homes with solar panels is too costly and time-consuming. What if homeowners could instead buy a solar-powered house straight off the production line? These self-powered homes may be coming to a neighborhood near you in a not-so-distant future. On Wednesday the

2019-09-29T12:28:49-06:00Tags: |

A New Partnership Pursues Democratic Renewable Energy

Solar Sisters are doing it for themselves – and now with a little help from their friends. Pursuing a joint vision to make renewable energy technology affordable and accessible, US company Palmetto has partnered with them to expand the delivery of clean energy to homes across Africa. Palmetto is a rapidly growing clean technology enterprise

2019-09-26T07:02:55-06:00Tags: |

Australia is the leader in building new renewable energy

In Australia, renewable energy is growing at a per capita rate ten times faster than the world average. Between 2018 and 2020, Australia will install more than 16 gigawatts of wind and solar, an average rate of 220 watts per person per year. This is nearly three times faster than the next fastest country, Germany.

2019-09-25T09:12:24-06:00Tags: |

Humanity’s fight against climate change is failing.

Iceland is cold. But it sits atop one of the world’s hottest underground regions, giving the country the ability to tap into a massive store of geothermal energy held by live volcanoes beneath Icelanders’ feet. Drill down only a few hundred meters, and trapped water will come gushing out as high-temperature steam. It’s easy enough

2019-09-24T19:00:48-06:00Tags: |

Scientists Call for Rethink on Sustainability

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and the University of Sheffield in the UK, have called for a redefinition of sustainability stating, "it should be defined as being able to live harmoniously with nature in a shared planet with other species, without exploiting it." They say that this redefinition is essential if society wants to mitigate climate change

2019-09-23T17:01:23-06:00Tags: |

New Device Can Make Renewable Energy from the Cold Night Sky

No sun? No problem. A new thermoelectric device can generate electricity for an LED light bulb even during the blackest night, according to a report by researchers. The secret is using a phenomenon known as radiative cooling, which happens when surfaces on the ground radiate heat into the atmosphere. This process can make a surface

2019-09-22T18:25:34-06:00Tags: |