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Jul 05, 2020

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Nuclear 'Power Balls' May Make Meltdowns a Thing of the Past

Jul 5, 2020: I have seen a few articles and posts about this nuclear fuel alternative on the site, but not this particular version.

Renewable energy investments swelling, oil & gas giants’ energy transition speeding up - Offshore Energy

Jul 5, 2020: Growth for offshore windJoin Dr Massey and I 5 August for:The Essential Offshore Wind Masterclass | Energy Central  …

UK gives go-ahead to giant windfarm project off Norfolk coast | Wind power | The Guardian

Jul 4, 2020: Good news for the growing offshore wind supply chain in UK  Join Dr Massey and I on 5 August:The Essential Offshore Wind Masterclass | Energy Central …

Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Funding Program | Department of State Growth

Jul 4, 2020: May interest the community?Join me on 28 July;The new hydrogen economy - a practical guide for market entrants |...  …

How is California creating a hydrogen economy? | Engineer Live

Jul 4, 2020: Creating a hydrogen economy in California discussed in this article.. Interested?  Join me on 28 July for:The new hydrogen economy - a practical guide for market entrants |... …

Dutch North Sea goes from gas to green

Jul 4, 2020:  The Netherlands plans to repurpose its declining North Sea and onshore assets to serve the energy transitionWith Dutch gas production crumbling to its lowest level in nearly 50 years, the Netherlands’ North Sea infrastructure is ripe for decommissioning. But what if instead of pulling it apart, some of the platforms, pipelines and empty reservoirs found a new life in the..

List of Papers Posted to Energy Central by Subject - Second Quarter 2020

Jul 4, 2020: This document contains links to all of the major / educational papers I have written and posted to Energy Central. I originally posted this document at the end of 2018. This will be the seventh update of this, at the end of the second quarter (June) of 2020.

Itochu, Vopak to develop ammonia marine fuel supply chain in Singapore

Jul 3, 2020: Japan’s Itochu Corporation and its electric services firm Itochu Enex, along with terminal operator Vopak Terminals, have come together to study the feasibility of developing infrastructure to support the use of ammonia as marine fuel in Singapore. Join me on 28 July:The new hydrogen economy - a practical guide for market entrants |...  …

Equinor Floats 800 MW Wind Project Offshore South Korea | Offshore Wind

Jul 3, 2020: Not mentioned in this article but,  I suspect, a very much part of the bigger picture is South Korea's hydrogen ambition ....'South Korea’s government defined an energy plan in 2017 to have at least 20% of electricity produced by renewables by 2030. New wind capacity is expected to make 16.5 GW, with nearly 12 GW being offshore.In February 2019, Equinor and KNOC signed..

Eos Bioreactor uses AI and algae to combat climate change

Jul 3, 2020: A new AI invention could prove to be an effective solution to mitigating climate change.

Energy in Brazil: how to become competitive?

Jul 3, 2020: Energy in Brazil: how to become competitive?This week I asked this question. The answers were consolidated into 5 suggestions.1st) Market driven outlookThe energy sector should be open. The current system, although with competitive appearance, is in fact associated with state owned power companies. Brazil is the most expensive (USD/MWh) among the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South..

The Invisible House is a reflective building that mirrors its desert surroundings

Jul 3, 2020: The Invisible House is a mirror-clad home designed to look like a New York skyscraper flipped on its side.

Green-roofed Hive home opens and closes with the sun

Jul 3, 2020: Ahmedabad-based Openideas Architecture has completed Hive, an adaptable and sustainable family home that takes inspiration from nature in more ways than one. Located in Vesu, an up-and-coming area in Surat, Gujarat, the luxury home was commissioned by a client who sought to manufacture a flawless home inspired by his work with diamond industry machinery.

Electric Vehicle Stock News: Tesla (NASDAQ: $TSLA) Q2 2020 Vehicle Production & Deliveries

Jul 2, 2020: PALO ALTO, Calif. - July 2, 2020 ( Newswire) (NASDAQ: TSLA) In the second quarter, we produced over 82,000 vehicles and delivered approximately 90,650 vehicles.

Crystal structure discovered almost 200 years ago could hold key to solar cell revolution

Jul 2, 2020: Solar energy researchers are shining their scientific spotlight on materials with a crystal structure discovered nearly two centuries ago.

10 Clean Energy Stocks for 2020: June Update

Jul 2, 2020: by Tom Konrad, Ph.D., CFA The coronavirus pandemic no longer has the United States by its financial center throat, the New York City area, but is instead is now gnawing ravenously at its arms and legs.  In June, the stock market seems to be just starting to get a clue that this is also a […]…

Energy-neutral school in Utrecht enhances biodiversity

Jul 2, 2020: At the Winkerlaan in Utrecht, Dutch architecture firm EVA architecten has completed SO Fier, an energy-neutral primary school for Special Education Cluster 2 students that emphasizes sustainability, flexibility and connections with nature.

This sustainable Jackson Hole residence has a LED-lit indoor slide

Jul 2, 2020: The Jackson Tech House has spectacular views and state-of-the-art features.

The South Pole is warming 3 times faster than anywhere else

Jul 2, 2020: Researchers are nearly certain this disturbing trend is due to human activity.

Cleantech and Climate Change Podcast: Omnia Family Wealth CIO, Alon Ozer, Shares insight into strategy moving forward - "Clean Energy Must Be a National Priority"

Jul 2, 2020: Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - July 2, 2020 ( Newswire), a global news source and leading investor resource covering cleantech and renewable energy stocks ( issues today's edition of the Cleantech and Climate Change Podcast, talking about today's problems and solutions for the future.

Flexible material shows potential for use in fabrics to heat, cool

Jul 2, 2020: A new study finds that a material made of carbon nanotubes has a combination of thermal, electrical and physical properties that make it an appealing candidate for next-generation smart fabrics.

Wellesleys Global Flora greenhouse can generate all of its own energy

Jul 2, 2020: A net-zero greenhouse has joined Wellesley College in Massachusetts.

Tropicfeel launches hemp capsule clothing collection

Jul 2, 2020: Hemp makes for lightweight, durable and versatile clothing.

Bloom Energy Shares Charge Higher on Partnership with Samsung for Clean Powered Ships

Jul 2, 2020: July 2, 2020 ( Newswire) Shares of clean fuel cell technology company Bloom Energy traded 30% higher after the firm reported it is advancing plans for clean power ships in a joint development agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries.

Spintronics: Faster data processing through ultrashort electric pulses

Jul 2, 2020: Physicists have developed a simple concept that could improve significantly magnetic-based data processing. Using ultrashort electric pulses in the terahertz range, data can be written, read and erased very quickly. This would make data processing faster, more compact and energy efficient. The researchers confirmed their theory by running complex simulations.

Villa in Vietnam prioritizes natural light and green space

Jul 1, 2020: Step into K-Villa+, located in Cần Thơ, Vietnam. Finished in 2020, this villa maximizes open spaces for natural light and prioritizes environmentally-inclusive design with a green roof and tropical-style garden. The villa is located near the Mekong River in the center of Hưng Phú, a newly-established residential area close to public transportation.

California passes landmark rule for zero-emission trucks

Jul 1, 2020: California has passed a landmark rule requiring all truck manufacturers to sell more electric trucks starting in 2024. This rule comes amid efforts to reverse climate change's effects in America.

Energy-saving servers: Data storage 2.0

Jul 1, 2020: A research team has developed a technique that will potentially halve the energy required to write data to servers and make it easier to construct complex server architectures.

Effects of COVID-19 lead to increased deaths of Florida manatees

Jul 1, 2020: While many species are enjoying a break from humans during the pandemic, Florida's manatee death rate is up this year.

Are you up for the Plastic Free July challenge?

Jul 1, 2020: The global movement is asking people around the world to be part of the plastic pollution solution.

Gardens grow on all floors of Saint-Gobains crystalline HQ

Jul 1, 2020: On the outskirts of Paris, French architecture firm Valode & Pistre has completed a crystalline tower for a building materials company.

The Tide has Finally Turned for Solar & Wind - J Peter Lynch

Jul 1, 2020: Point Roberts WA, Delta BC - July 1, 2020 ( Newswire), a global news source and leading investor resource covering Cleantech and renewable energy stocks issues today's Cleantech column at and with J.Peter Lynch.

Mathematical noodling leads to new insights into an old fusion problem

Jun 30, 2020: Scientists have gained new insight into a common type of plasma hiccup that interferes with fusion reactions. These findings could help bring fusion energy closer to reality.

Study reveals magnetic process that can lead to more energy-efficient memory in computers

Jun 30, 2020: Researchers have made an important advance that could lead to more energy efficient magnetic memory storage components for computers and other devices.

This glamping hideout in Bali is made entirely out of bamboo

Jun 30, 2020: Adventurous glamping meets the soft sounds of the Indonesian rainforest at Hideout Horizon.

Mount Rushmore fireworks display sparks concerns

Jun 30, 2020: Despite a decade-long ban on fireworks at Mount Rushmore on environmental and public health grounds, President Trump is planning a fireworks show at the famous site on July 3.

Can manufacturing green sand beaches save our planet?

Jun 30, 2020: Project Vesta is experimenting with olivine on beaches to remove carbon dioxide from the air.

Tiny living helps this family cut costs and find balance

Jun 30, 2020: When one tiny house is just a bit too tiny, why not get two? One single mom who flipped houses for a living decided to do just that, choosing not one but two tiny homes that she placed side-by-side to provide room for herself and her two daughters.

Electric Vehicle Stock News: LOOPShare (TSXV: LOOP) (OTCQB: LPPPF) Completes Electric Scooter Sale and Provides Update on Interim Financial Statement Filing

Jun 30, 2020: Vancouver, British Columbia - June 30, 2020 (Newsfile Corp.) ( Newswire) LOOPShare Ltd. (TSXV: LOOP) (OTCQB: LPPPF) (FSE: 3KZ) ("LOOPShare" or the "Company") announces that it has completed delivery of a fleet of 110 scooters that have been sold to a California based developer of large residential communities.

Buzzing to rebuild broken bone

Jun 30, 2020: Healing broken bones could get easier with a device that provides both a scaffold for the bone to grow on and electrical stimulation to urge it forward, engineers report. Although minor bone breaks usually heal on their own, large fractures with shattered or missing chunks of bone are more difficult to repair. A biocompatible, dissolving polymer device can mimic the body's natural electrical field and help the cells regenerate.

Newly renovated Seventh Generation HQ focuses on sustainability

Jun 30, 2020: Seventh Generation has unveiled the green renovation of its HQ in Burlington, Vermont.

Size matters for bioenergy with carbon capture and storage

Jun 30, 2020: New research has shown that Drax power station in North Yorkshire is the optimal site for the carbon capture and storage facilities that will be needed reduce carbon emissions and achieve the targets of 2016 Paris Climate Agreement.

Understanding of relaxor ferroelectric properties could lead to many advances

Jun 29, 2020: A new fundamental understanding of polymeric relaxor ferroelectric behavior could lead to advances in flexible electronics, actuators and transducers, energy storage, piezoelectric sensors and electrocaloric cooling, according to a team of researchers.

These solar-powered cabins are made of natural materials and shungite plaster

Jun 29, 2020: The Karg Cabin provides owners with a cozy opportunity for off-grid living with 100% solar-power capabilities (and that’s not even its most sustainable feature).

UNStudio unveils future-proof energy-generating education building for TU Delft

Jun 29, 2020: UNStudio has unveiled designs for Echo, a new multipurpose academic building for TU Delft that will generate its own energy via solar panels.

Interview on the Bigger Than Us Podcast

Jun 29, 2020: Here’s an interview I did for the Bigger Than Us podcast. I’m very impressed with Raj Daniels, the interviewer… he saw patterns in my approach to investing (and life in general) that, before he drew them out of me and put them into words, I had not even recognized myself.

IceWind demos new residential wind turbine in Texas

Jun 29, 2020: Residential micro wind turbines may one day become a popular way for people to produce their own power at home.

New solar forecasting model performs best

Jun 29, 2020: A new mathematical model for predicting variations in solar irradiance has been developed. It may help to promote more efficient use of electricity from solar energy. In tests of various data models, the model proved capable of making highly reliable forecasts, and emerged as the best for this purpose in some respects.

Ottan Studio transforms green waste into home decor

Jun 29, 2020: Green design start-up Ottan Studio is committed to producing upcycled decor out of food and green waste. By collecting materials such as fruit peels, expired grains, vegetable residues, tree leaves and grass, the company can create colorful and trendy furniture with absolutely zero waste.

New study finds microplastics in fruits and vegetables

Jun 29, 2020: Scientists have detected microplastics in popular produce, including apples, carrots and kale.