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  • Kinect Energy: How CSR initiatives can have a transformative impact on indigenous populations
    From corporate to community - Janu Ramchandani of Kinect Energy Group, discusses how CSR initiatives can have a transformative impact on indigenous populations in areas that need help.Did you know around 1.2. billion people – almost the populatio…
    - 46 days ago, 7 Feb 19, 9:47am -
  • Pod Point discusses why travel shouldn’t damage the Earth
    With the company having recently hit 60,000 charging points shipped, Pod Point’s CEO talks to CSO Magazine about future goals for the forward-thinking firm.Pod Point was founded on the belief that travel should not damage the Earth. With that in…
    - 46 days ago, 7 Feb 19, 7:01am -
  • Hanergy is launching the first $1bn solar industrial park in the Middle East
    Hanergy Thin Film Power Group has signed an Memorandum of Understanding with Ajlan & Bros to launch the first solar thin-film industrial park in the Middle East in a $1bn investment.The agreement was signed at the launch event of Saudi Arabia Nat…
    - 47 days ago, 7 Feb 19, 6:48am -
  • FreeWire – Driving sustainability through minimisation of EV infrastructure
    FreeWire CEO Arcady Sosinov discusses FreeWire’s success as a developer of mobile EV charging solutions and how its technology circumvents the challenges of installing EV charging infrastructure...As the uptake of electric vehicles continues to g…
    - 48 days ago, 6 Feb 19, 5:50am -
  • CDP report: World’s biggest businesses cut 633 million metric tonnes of CO2 from supply chains
    With greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in supply chains on average 5.5 times those of company’s direct operations, a new report by CDP, the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform, reveals a step-change in corporate awareness and action…
    - 48 days ago, 6 Feb 19, 5:15am -
  • AT&T: sustainability on a massive scale
    We speak to Shannon Thomas Carroll, Director of Global Environmental Sustainability at AT&T, to see how the telco giant is harnessing sustainability across its massive operations…Aligning the notion and practice of sustainability within the bigge…
    - 48 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 11:05am -
  • Tesla to acquire Maxwell Technologies for $218mn
    Tesla, the world leader in the manufacture of electric vehicles, announced this week that it has agreed to acquire San Diego-based Maxwell Technologies, inc. The acquisition will see Tesla pay US$4.75 per share for Maxwell, with the deal expected to…
    - 48 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 9:30am -
  • ACWA Power set to expand power generation capacity with $35bn investment in next five years
    The Saudi Arabia-based power generation company, ACWA Power, has confirmed plans to increase its water desalination and power generation capacity and grow during the next five years with investments valued at approximately $35bn, according to Trade A…
    - 49 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 6:49am -
  • Enel X achieves a 36% market share of demand response in Irish capacity market
     Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy services business line, has been reconfirmed as Ireland’s demand response leader following the award of 154 MW of capacity in the latest auction held by EirGrid Group, Ireland’s Transmission System Ope…
    - 49 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 5:47am -
  • The launch issue of CSO is out!
    Welcome to the launch issue of CSO Magazine!The world is undergoing dramatic change and sustainability is at the forefront of this global shift as it influences and defines business operations across virtually every industrial sector. As a result,…
    - 50 days ago, 4 Feb 19, 4:57am -

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 -
Emergency Comeback
Emergency Comeback
Emergency Comeback
Emergency Comeback

Phys.org: Energy & Green Tech

  • newStudy examines commercial hybrid-electric aircraft, reduced carbon emissions

    Study examines commercial hybrid-electric aircraft, reduced carbon emissions

    Although we're still a long way from commercial airplanes powered by a combination of fossil fuel and batteries, a recent feasibility study at the University of Illinois explored fuel/battery configurations and the energy lifecycle to learn the trade…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Mar 19, 1:14pm -
  • newPumped storage hydropower a 'game-changer'

    Pumped storage hydropower a 'game-changer'

    A series of Pumped Storage Hydropower (PSH) projects planned across 5 states could triple Australia's electricity storage capacity, according to a new study by a researcher at The Australian National University (ANU).
    - 10 hours ago, 25 Mar 19, 10:10am -
  • First-of-its-kind US nuclear waste dump marks 20 years

    First-of-its-kind US nuclear waste dump marks 20 years

    In a remote stretch of New Mexico desert, the U.S. government put in motion an experiment aimed at proving to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep underground, rendering it less of a threat to the environment.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Mar 19, 2:47pm -
  • Are these tiny, 'inherently safe' nuclear reactors the path to a carbon-free future?
    In the six decades since the Shippingport Atomic Power Station near Pittsburgh began operating as the nation's first commercial nuclear reactor, the industry has built ever larger plants to improve the economies of scale. A typical commercial reactor…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Mar 19, 10:40am -
  • Skip this chore: Cleaning your air conditioner condenser probably won't make it work better

    Skip this chore: Cleaning your air conditioner condenser probably won't make it work better

    I asked my neighbor who hoses off his air conditioner condenser every spring why he does it. "Because my dad always told me I had to," he said.
    - 3 days ago, 22 Mar 19, 10:00am -
  • First textbook in marine renewable energy explores harnessing ocean power

    First textbook in marine renewable energy explores harnessing ocean power

    Offshore renewable energy is an emerging and rapidly growing industry in the United States and around the world. With projects in motion to install approximately 24 gigawatts of proposed capacity for offshore wind energy in the U.S., the ocean presen…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Mar 19, 9:50am -
  • Hydrogen mobility from clean energy gaining momentum in Europe

    Hydrogen mobility from clean energy gaining momentum in Europe

    Although the mass roll-out of fuel cell electric vehicles is still years away, efforts to make hydrogen-powered cars mainstream have intensified in recent years. With Europe's ambitions to become a leader in zero-emission mobility in the transition t…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Mar 19, 8:20am -
  • Energy stealthily hitches ride in global trade

    Energy stealthily hitches ride in global trade

    Fulfilling the world's growing energy needs summons images of oil pipelines, electric wires and truckloads of coal. But Michigan State University scientists show a lot of energy moves nearly incognito, embedded in the products of a growing society.
    - 4 days ago, 21 Mar 19, 4:36pm -
  • Researchers create new way to power electric cars

    Researchers create new way to power electric cars

    A team of UMass Lowell researchers has pioneered a new, more efficient way to power electric vehicles.
    - 4 days ago, 21 Mar 19, 4:16pm -
  • Quick charging system for E-bikes

    Quick charging system for E-bikes

    The e-bike market is booming. Thanks to electric support, cyclists can choose their routes more freely, elderly people can stay mobile, and commuters reach their workplace stress-free. This makes many people use bicycles instead of cars. Presently, c…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Mar 19, 11:28am -

Renewable Energy Magazine

Scientific American: Alt Energy Tech

Scientific American: Energy Tech

GreenBiz: Energy & Climate

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