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  • newThe energy transition of Asia Pacific
    As Asia Pacific’s power demands and potential for energy production continue to grow, we discuss the region’s energy transition with Vestas’s regional President and CEO, Clive TurtonAsia Pacific represents one of the most diverse markets on p…
    - 16 hours ago, 1 Apr 20, 9:25am -
  • newRadix augments CEMIG with AI technology
    Brazillian engineering and software company Radix is driving efficiency for electricity provider CEMIG with its new AI solutions.Dubbed the ‘R&D 0650’ project, Radix’s objective is to implement omnichannel, AI and Big Data technologies to str…
    - 20 hours ago, 1 Apr 20, 5:58am -
  • Trina Solar boosts smart energy with ‘Vertex’
    Trina Solar, a leading Chinese manufacturer of integrated PV (photovoltaic) panels and smart energy solutions has announced its ‘Vertex’ modules.Capable of energy conversion efficiencies up to 21% better than the market standard, Vertex PV modu…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 5:28am -
  • OX2 to develop third-largest wind farm in Finland
    Swedish renewable energy company OX2 has stated its intention to build the third-largest wind farm in Vaala, North Ostrobothnia, Finland.The 132 MW Metsälamminkangas site will be constructed following at agreement with Lundin Petroleum, which is c…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 4:40am -
  • Eastern renewable energy projects gather momentum
    New wind and solar projects in Hungary and Turkey are beginning to turn the tide of national reliance on fossil fuels. A 131.4 MW allocation of solar PV capacity was recently auctioned by the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authorit…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 5:44am -
  • VERA nuclear simulation software goes live
    The VERA software product, one which has been in development for almost a decade has been granted its first commercial application.VERA (Virtual Environment for Reactor Analysis) is described as a ‘stunningly accurate’ package and could soon pr…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 4:26am -
  • Moving with the times: embracing blended energy
    With commercial energy prices hiking and grid insecurity concerns increasing, blended energy programmes are becoming commonplace. For the typical householder, choosing a suitable energy provider is relatively straightforward. Simply enter your det…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 8:02am -
  • Energy transition: leave no man behind
    As renewables advance, what happens to the existing infrastructures and workforce?History teaches that energy transitions are not easy. For decades, whale oil was considered indispensable for a variety of applications, until it was gradually replac…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 7:44am -
  • Eni’s Badamsha wind farm commences production
    Italian oil and gas company Eni has announced that its Badamsha wind farm in Kazakhstan is ready to begin commercial operations.Developed through Eni’s renewable energy subsidiary ArmWind LLP, the 48MW site is located in the Aktobe region in the…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 7:33am -
  • Water scarcity: UK at risk of drought by 2050s
    A new report by the National Audit Office postulates that the UK’s demand for water will soon exceed the available supply by 2050.Estimating that the daily water demand was 14bn litres in 2018, the Committee on Climate Change has concluded that a…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 5:33am -

MIT Energy Initiative

MIT Technology Review: Energy

National Geographic: 360 Energy Diet

  • Summing Up Round Three of the Energy Diet
    Now that third round of the 360º Energy Diet has come to an end, we can sum up the highlights as yet another group of dieters from diverse locations around the world showed how a little bit of attention can lead to a great deal of change when it com…
    - 6 Jan 12, 12:50pm -
  • Part of a Whole
    It’s hard to believe that I have been dieting for 8 weeks and not seen any results. I’ve been going to the gym and everything. Stupid cookies. Blast you, eggnog. Oh wait, we’re talking about energy dieting, aren’t we? Oh riiiiight. That’s a…
    - 15 Dec 11, 2:48pm -
  • What I Have Learned
    As we come to the conclusion of the Energy Diet, it’s time to look back on our efforts and try to identify the main take-home message for each one of us. Unexpectedly, through I have introduced several practical changes in the way I interact with m…
    - 15 Dec 11, 12:46pm -
  • In Matters of Climate Change We Must All Dig for Victory

    In Matters of Climate Change We Must All Dig for Victory

    I found myself tracking the COP17 climate talks this year with a heavy heart. It is shameful the way world leaders have acted to stall and block any meaningful progression on a solid, legally binding global plan to cut carbon emissions. It is complet…
    - 13 Dec 11, 3:50pm -
  • Make a Difference

    Make a Difference

    So the energy diet is nearing the end, and in the 8 weeks I’ve managed to complete a number of tasks showing that I can make a difference and reduce my energy usage and more importantly, wastage. The initial score at the start of the diet was 235 p…
    - 13 Dec 11, 3:41pm -
  • Not the End, Only the Beginning!
    We have reached the end! At the beginning of the 360° Energy Diet we considered two main objectives: 1. Succeed in distribution to our family and friends, by example, good practices to reduce carbon footprint in our homes 2. Of all the actions we to…
    - 13 Dec 11, 12:04pm -
  • Canada’s Wrong Choice
    This week, Canada withdrew from the Kyoto Protocol. A shame for a country like Canada, once seen as innovative and socially responsible. A shame considering our politicians used an old and false paradigm for their propaganda: reducing greenhouse gas…
    - 13 Dec 11, 11:26am -
  • Worst Examples of Energy Waste: Your Answers

    Worst Examples of Energy Waste: Your Answers

    At the core of the 360º Energy Diet lies the assumption that we all have areas where we could cut back on energy use, no matter how “green” we think we are. This week on Twitter, National Geographic asked: What is the worst example of energy was…
    - 9 Dec 11, 5:16pm -
  • An Inconvenient Truth
    After last week’s post encouraging everyone to “green” up their holidays, I’m ashamed to admit that I have not been practicing what I preach. Between all of the Christmas cards written and stamped, the oven working overtime turning out dozens…
    - 9 Dec 11, 2:15pm -
  • Local Is Lekker

    Local Is Lekker

    To non-South Africans, “Local is Lekker” is a common phrase meaning the things close to home are often the best. Lekker (adjective) actually means delicious, but is also used to describe something as nice, cool, awesome and many more similar desc…
    - 7 Dec 11, 10:43am -

The Great Energy Challenge

  • The Future of Coal Passes Through Kosovo

    The Future of Coal Passes Through Kosovo

    In 2013, the World Bank pledged to stop loaning money for new coal energy projects, unless no financially feasible alternatives exist. President Obama has said the same for the United States, in a 2013 speech: “I’m calling for an end of public fi…
    - 15 Apr 15, 12:05pm -
  • Sustainable Cities: Challenges and Opportunities in Jakarta

    Sustainable Cities: Challenges and Opportunities in Jakarta

    By Jon HeggieSome of Indonesia's foremost thought leaders on sustainability, energy and environment convened in Jakarta for "Sustainable Cities: Challenges and Opportunities in Jakarta," a roundtable discussion on how we plan, create and manage t…
    - 31 Mar 15, 11:07am -
  • New U.S. Fracking Rules Earn Disdain from Both Sides—and a Lawsuit

    New U.S. Fracking Rules Earn Disdain from Both Sides—and a Lawsuit

    No sooner had the Interior Department released new fracking rules for public lands on Friday than industry groups announced a lawsuit to halt what they called “a reaction to unsubstantiated concerns.” The new regulations pertain to hydraulic frac…
    - 20 Mar 15, 2:41pm -
  • The Value of Sugar Palm in Indonesia

    The Value of Sugar Palm in Indonesia

    When conservationist Willie Smits got married in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, in 1980, the dowry cost six sugar palm trees, a fact that intrigued him. The six trees equaled almost one month’s income for most locals. What made sugar palms so valuable?…
    - 18 Mar 15, 11:03am -
  • Cheap Oil Won’t Stop Gulf of Mexico’s Resurgence

    Cheap Oil Won’t Stop Gulf of Mexico’s Resurgence

    Nearly five year after the worst oil spill in U.S. history occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, oil production in the region is once again on the upswing.
    - 3 Mar 15, 4:03pm -
  • Tracing the Northern Gateway: View from the East

    Tracing the Northern Gateway: View from the East

    Standing on the outskirts of Edmonton and looking northeast, a cluster of twinkling lights amid tall silvery smokestacks puffing out steam and smoke rises up out of the horizon. Driving northeast towards those lights, following along the North Saskat…
    - 25 Feb 15, 2:19pm -
  • Obama’s Keystone Veto Elicits GOP Outcry—and Hollywood Applause

    Obama’s Keystone Veto Elicits GOP Outcry—and Hollywood Applause

    Obama's veto gets criticism from Keystone supporters but praise from Hollywood A-listers such as best-actress Oscar winner Julianne Moore.
    - 24 Feb 15, 6:14pm -
  • U.S. Homes Are Getting Bigger, Again, But More Energy Efficient

    U.S. Homes Are Getting Bigger, Again, But More Energy Efficient

    After a downsizing during the Great Recession, U.S. homes are once again upsizing and using more energy—though less per square foot.
    - 18 Feb 15, 11:42am -
  • Keystone Pipeline Has New Headaches – Beyond Washington

    Keystone Pipeline Has New Headaches – Beyond Washington

    The never-ending saga of the Keystone XL pipeline has new obstacles to overcome that go beyond Washington politics.
    - 17 Feb 15, 4:51pm -
  • Fiery Oil Train Derailment in West Virginia Involves Newer Tank Cars

    Fiery Oil Train Derailment in West Virginia Involves Newer Tank Cars

    Another train carrying crude oil has derailed in the United States—this one erupting in flames in West Virginia. Yet it involved newer and supposedly tougher tank cars than are typically used in the rail industry, which is now facing stricter U.S.…
    - 17 Feb 15, 11:59am -
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Phys.org: Energy & Green Tech

  • Investments in biking routes improve access to jobs in US metros

    Investments in biking routes improve access to jobs in US metros

    First-of-its-kind research from the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota ranks the 50 largest (by population) metropolitan areas in the United States for connecting workers with jobs via bicycle.
    - 25 Jul 19, 10:40am -
  • Thousands left in the dark during NYC power outage

    Thousands left in the dark during NYC power outage

    On the anniversary of a 1977 blackout that hit most of New York City, a massive power outage brought the curtain down on Broadway shows and stalled traffic on Manhattan streets. Underground, the power outage affecting 73,000 customers for hours also…
    - 14 Jul 19, 10:16am -
  • In Paris, cars forced to make way for the two-wheel revolution

    In Paris, cars forced to make way for the two-wheel revolution

    With the wind rushing through their hair, they zip past on bikes, electric scooters and mono-wheels, effortlessly passing lines of hot-and-bothered drivers stuck in the endless Paris traffic.
    - 13 Jul 19, 5:10am -
  • Montana energy storage project lines up financial partner
    Construction on a $1 billion energy storage system in central Montana could start as soon as next year after its sponsors said Friday they reached a financing agreement with a Danish firm that invests in renewable energy.
    - 12 Jul 19, 4:54pm -
  • Shifts to renewable energy can drive up energy poverty, study finds
    Efforts to shift away from fossil fuels and replace oil and coal with renewable energy sources can help reduce carbon emissions but do so at the expense of increased inequality, according to a new Portland State University study.
    - 12 Jul 19, 4:43pm -
  • How digital technologies can help Africa's smallholder farmers

    How digital technologies can help Africa's smallholder farmers

    digitization could change the game for agriculture in Africa. That's a key message in a report recently released by an international institution that enhances smallholder farming in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.
    - 12 Jul 19, 9:20am -
  • Harley-Davidson's electric Hog: 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds

    Harley-Davidson's electric Hog: 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds

    Harley-Davidson is releasing details about the electric motorcycle it's rolling out this year that it hopes will capture the imagination of a new generation of riders and put a charge into its diminishing sales.
    - 11 Jul 19, 2:32pm -
  • A crystal clear step closer to commerical solar cells

    A crystal clear step closer to commerical solar cells

    A synthetic approach developed by KAUST researchers generates homogeneous and defect-free crystals that could fast-track the commercialization of perovskite solar cells.
    - 11 Jul 19, 11:09am -
  • Solar power system that works at night a renewable energy game-changer

    Solar power system that works at night a renewable energy game-changer

    An innovative thermal battery being developed by Curtin University researchers will be key to a solar power system capable of producing electricity overnight, rivaling fossil fuels as a viable source of power for commercial and heavy industries aroun…
    - 11 Jul 19, 9:20am -
  • Choking India gets first fully-fledged electric car

    Choking India gets first fully-fledged electric car

    Motorists in India, home to some of the world's most polluted cities, can now buy a fully-fledged electric car after Hyundai unveiled a model that can travel 452 kilometres (281 miles) on one charge.
    - 10 Jul 19, 9:06am -

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