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3 steps for creating your company’s renewable energy strategy

At the Global Climate Action Summit this fall, stakeholders from around the globe will meet in San Francisco to discuss how we can take climate ambition to the next level. Business can play a significant leadership role in accelerating the transition to a lower-carbon economy, and as we have seen through initiatives such as the

2018-08-16T08:46:48+00:00 Tags: |

A step closer to sustainable energy from seawater

The research group led by Leiden chemist Marc Koper has discovered a catalyst that minimizes the production of chlorine gas during salt water electrolysis. The invention can enable the direct production of hydrogen from seawater. The article has been published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. "In the electrolysis of salt water, such

2018-08-11T09:28:18+00:00 Tags: |

The Sun Powers a Women’s Bakery in Brazil’s Semi-arid Northeast

POMBAL, Brazil, Aug 2 2018 (IPS) - “The sun which used to torment us now blesses us,” said one of the 19 women who run the Community Bakery of Varzea Comprida dos Oliveiras, a settlement in the rural area of Pombal, a municipality of the state of Paraiba, in Brazil’s semi-arid Northeast. “Without solar energy

2018-08-08T08:42:52+00:00 Tags: |

ASU helping Pakistan take on energy sustainability challenges

A lack of sustainable energy sources in far-flung underdeveloped regions is among the most daunting roadblocks to quality of life still plaguing much of the world. The challenge is not only technological — requiring advances in engineering and science — but also economic, cultural, educational and governmental. Those causal factors figure into the pursuits of

2018-08-03T04:15:56+00:00 Tags: |

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wind Power

10. Human civilizations have harnessed wind power for thousands of years. Early forms of windmills used wind to crush grain or pump water. Now, modern wind turbines use the wind to create electricity. Learn how a wind turbine works. 9. Today’s wind turbines are much more complicated machines than the traditional prairie windmill. A wind turbine

2018-07-31T07:20:14+00:00 Tags: |

Top 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Solar Energy

Installing a concentrating solar power system in Gila Bend, Arizona. The curved mirrors are tilted toward the sun, focusing sunlight on tubes that run the length of the mirrors. The reflected sunlight heats a fluid flowing through the tubes. The hot fluid then is used to boil water in a conventional steam-turbine generator to produce

2018-07-31T07:14:31+00:00 Tags: |

Strangford Lough’s pioneering sustainable energy research

Research carried out in Strangford Lough is at the cutting edge of the global search for sustainable energy. For around a decade locals have been used to the Seagen tidal turbines out in the sound between Strangford and Portaferry. Although the tower is still there, it is no longer working. But the next generation of

2018-07-26T11:50:07+00:00 Tags: |

EnergyPath 2018: It’s prime time for sustainable energy growth, speakers say

For the sustainable energy sector, business is picking up for an industry that's been drawing more interest from companies and consumers. That’s according to several speakers who discussed some of the topics and trends at EnergyPath 2018, a sustainable energy conference presented by Sustainable Energy Fund today at DeSales University in Upper Saucon Township. The

2018-07-26T11:41:42+00:00 Tags: |

New battery could store wind and solar electricity affordably and at room temperature

A new combination of materials developed by Stanford researchers may aid in developing a rechargeable battery able to store the large amounts of renewable power created through wind or solar sources. With further development, the new technology could deliver energy to the electric grid quickly, cost effectively and at normal ambient temperatures. The technology --

2018-07-23T19:48:59+00:00 Tags: |

Guardrails For A Sustainable Energy Future

Although a great deal of attention has rightly been paid to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change, there are other equally important planetary boundaries that must also be accounted for if there is to be a fair transition toward the sustainability of global energy systems. The Paris Agreement is indeed a landmark accord that provides

2018-07-21T06:55:00+00:00 Tags: |

Generating electrical power from waste heat

Directly converting electrical power to heat is easy. It regularly happens in your toaster, that is, if you make toast regularly. The opposite, converting heat into electrical power, isn't so easy. Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories have developed a tiny silicon-based device that can harness what was previously called waste heat and turn it into

2018-07-10T06:25:23+00:00 Tags: |

West Africa Moves Ahead with Renewable Energy Despite Unpredictable Challenges

The West African nation of Guinea may be a signatory of the Paris Agreement, a global undertaking by countries around the world to reduce climate change, but as it tries to provide electricity to some three quarters of its 12 million people who are without, the commitment is proving a struggle. Mamadou Bangoura, head of

2018-07-08T06:57:53+00:00 Tags: |

Unprecedented Political Consensus On Renewable Energy Initiative In Denmark

The fight to be greener A month ago, I wrote about the ruling party Venstre launching its energy initiative called “Energy — for a green Denmark,” to which the opposition party Socialdemokratiet replied one week later with a much more ambitious plan with the confident name “Denmark will once again be a green superpower.” Since the


Big Data to Speed up the Production of Sustainable Energy

We are actively leveraging different sources of renewable energy on a daily basis. Sun, wind, and water are some of the common sources of renewable energy. Even though there are numerous benefits of using sustainable energy, it comes with its own set of problems. The problems associated with sustainable energy have mostly got to do

2018-07-03T08:20:38+00:00 Tags: |

Floating Solar Panel Industry Makes a Splash

Floating solar panel technology has been gaining traction as a favorable and cost-effective alternative to land-based photovoltaic systems. Thriving on the cusp of a massive inclination toward renewable energy adoption, the floating solar panel market stands as one of the highest-potential verticals in the go-green landscape. The rather stringent regulatory framework advocating mitigation of greenhouse

2018-07-02T08:30:39+00:00 Tags: |