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Oct 28, 2020

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The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) exploration of the hydrogen opportunity.

Oct 28, 2020: Hydrogen: A Pathway for Energy Transition and Deep Decarbonisation of IndustryIt's good to be involved with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, UNIDO. Falling costs for hydrogen produced with renewable energy, coupled with the urgency of cutting greenhouse-gas emissions, has given hydrogen unprecedented political and business momentum. Hydrogen has the potential to..

Climate Policy in the End Days of the Trump Administration

Oct 28, 2020: Climate Policy in the End Days of the Trump AdministrationDo not go gentle into that good night,… burn and rage at close of day;Rage, rage against the dying of the..

Like the VHS and typewriters, coal is obsolete

Oct 28, 2020: Coal is dying in America, the victim of obsolescence and development of more efficient, less polluting technologies. It's time to let it go.

Ensuring Electric Grid Supply Chain Security

Oct 28, 2020: Ensuring Electric Grid Supply Chain Security: Establishing A Compromised Equipment Kill ChainThis is the third of five installments reviewing a White Paper by Dr. Paul Stockton, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs, and an expert on cybersecurity and infrastructure resilience.  This piece is focused on the second..

Oil companies to battle with renewables firms for massive Norwegian offshore wind acreage | Upstream Online

Oct 28, 2020: Norway's plans to open up two areas for some 4.5 gigawatts of large-scale offshore wind development have drawn interest from Norwegian and international companies, setting up a potential battle between oil companies and renewable energy companies.Norway with its deeper waters will favour floating wind and a battle beeween new and old players may be in train.  In the back ground the..

BP, Eni, Equinor, Shell and Total team up to develop North Sea carbon capture infrastructure - News for the Oil and Gas Sector

Oct 28, 2020: The North Endurance Partnership (NEP) brings together BP, Eni, Equinor, Shell, Total and National Grid with the aim of developing offshore carbon dioxide (CO2) transport and storage infrastructure in the UK North Sea. Interested, join me and a community of like-minded individuals at the CCS and Hydrogen Professional Group Dr Massey and I..

Ensuring Electric Grid Supply Chain Security

Oct 27, 2020: Ensuring Electric Grid Supply Chain Security: Developing and Sharing a Holistic Threat AssessmentThis is the second of five installments reviewing a White Paper by Dr. Paul Stockton, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs, and an expert on cybersecurity and infrastructure resilience.  This piece is focused on the first..

Wärtsilä Installs Utility-Scale Energy Storage System

Oct 27, 2020: Test-bed deployed in Singapore will facilitate low-carbon energy The Finnish technology company Wärtsilä has deployed a 2.4 MW Energy Storage System for Sunseap Energy Ventures of Singapore. This is a test solution supported by Singapore’s Energy Market Authority (EMA) and SP Group, a leading energy utilities company in the Asia Pacific region and it represents an important step..

New NETWORKS, Part 2: Mineralization for GHG Capture

Oct 27, 2020: This paper covers several potential methods using mineral incorporation (a.k.a. mineralization) to store and/or permanently sequester carbon dioxide (CO2), the main greenhouse gas (GHG). Section 2 is about a simple process that will combine two hazardous industrial wastes, alkaline mineral waste and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process creates a stable mineral that can be safely buried or..

Moving Distributed Intelligence and Device Interoperability from Lab to Reality | SEPA

Oct 27, 2020: One challenging aspect of the energy transition and expansion of DER, per FERC Order 2222, will be handling the plethora of legacy interfaces used to manage grid devices. A NAESB standard, OpenFMB, is an enabling technology that overcomes these legacy interface challenges by providing a common interface to help manage these multi-protocol legacy devices. This article describes a DOE..

Vegan hotel in Scotland wins National Geographic Award

Oct 27, 2020: Scotland's first vegan hotel opened in June 2019, and it's already winning awards. National Geographic just bestowed a "Good Egg" award on the Saorsa 1875 for its commitment to sustainability. The 11-room Victorian lodging features vegan dining, upcycled furniture, eco cleaning products and runs on renewable energy.

Japan aims to be carbon-neutral by 2050

Oct 27, 2020: Japan hopes to rely solely on renewable energy in the next 30 years.

Aleph Zero program plans to grow slaughter-free meat in space

Oct 27, 2020: Would you eat meat cultivated in space?

Modular Tree-House School concept connects kids with nature

Oct 27, 2020: Could this be the school of the future?

This weekend, Voxan and Max Biaggi will attempt to set 12 new electric motorcycle world speed records

Oct 27, 2020: October 27, 2020 ( Newswire) Max Biaggi and electric motorcycle constructor Voxan are set to attempt to break no fewer than 12 world speed records, on the runway of Chateauroux airport in France.

Global power industry contracts in Q3 2020: Biopower technology down 11%

Oct 27, 2020: October 27, 2020 ( Newswire) Biopower technology contracts activity in Q3 2020 saw 25 contracts announced, marking a drop of 11% over the last four-quarter average of 28…

The Night Ministry building is a stunning showcase of adaptive reuse

Oct 27, 2020: The new headquarters for Chicago's The Night Ministry is a three-story adaptive reuse project that truly showcases what this building stands for: refuge and recovery.

2020 QBE AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge Recognizes Effective Use of Energy from Plants to Power Cities

Oct 26, 2020: Boston, MA - October 26, 2020 ( Newswire) The 2020 QBE AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge, hosted by Leading Cities in partnership with QBE North America, concluded today with the City Solution of the Year awarded to the green electricity startup Bioo.

Trump Administration's Interior Supports $336 Billion in Economic Activity and 1.9 Million Jobs

Oct 26, 2020: WASHINGTON - October 26, 2020 ( Newswire) Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt released the Department of the Interior's Economic Report for Fiscal Year 2019…

Affordable and sustainable fashion trends for fall

Oct 26, 2020: Here's how to dress comfortably, stylishly and sustainably this fall.

Climate change in the final presidential debate

Oct 26, 2020: In the final debate, Trump pushes fossil fuels while Biden promotes clean energy.

Impossible Foods is testing revolutionary plant-based milk

Oct 26, 2020: Impossible Foods changed the game for meatless burgers. Now, it's working to do the same for plant-based milk.

Powering the future: New insights into how alkali-metal doped flexible solar cells work

Oct 26, 2020: A group of scientists has discovered that the amount of alkali metal introduced into crystals of flexible thin-film solar cells influences the path that charge carriers take to traverse between electrodes, thereby affecting the light-to-electricity conversion efficiency of the solar cell. Given the immense application potential that such solar cells have today, this finding could be key to ushering in a green future.

Extending battery life in smartphones, electric cars

Oct 26, 2020: A researcher is working to make portable devices and electric vehicles stay charged longer by extending the life of the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries powering them. He is doing this by making the batteries more efficient, with some of his latest work focusing on keeping the anode from falling apart over time.

Hothouse installation grows tropical plants in the middle of London

Oct 26, 2020: London-based architecture practice Studio Weave has filled a greenhouse with tropical plants in London to highlight the reality of climate change.

Beautiful Washington bridge with lace-like metal walls shimmers at night

Oct 26, 2020: The newly completed bridge is now an iconic community asset that connects the elevated Grand Avenue Park with the city’s growing waterfront district.

Europe power plant tenders activity up 103% in Q3 2020

Oct 26, 2020: October 26, 2020 ( Newswire) There were 81 power plant tenders announced in the Europe region in Q3 2020, marking a rise of 103% over the last 12-month average of 40…

Montana Heritage Center renovation will celebrate the states history and geology

Oct 23, 2020: The project will focus on the local land, with expansions appearing to emerge from the earth to reference the Lewis Overthrust.

Burger King announces reusable container pilot program

Oct 23, 2020: Burger King and Loop are launching a reusable container scheme.

Companies in Japan launch edible single-use bags to save Nara deer

Oct 23, 2020: Local companies have developed an alternative to plastic bags that can be safely digested by deer.

Design experiment examines safety of food grown in urban vertical gardens

Oct 23, 2020: A team of experts are studying the interaction between the urban environment and horticulture.

Alternative battery technologies crucial for sustainable transportation, says GlobalData

Oct 23, 2020: October 23, 2020 ( Newswire) Electric vehicles, which are deemed to be decisive for sustainable transportation, are currently powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that majorly rely on heavy metals like cobalt and nickel.

Renewable energy to power 2024 Olympic aquatic center

Oct 23, 2020: The architectural team of VenhoevenCS and Ateliers 2/3/4/ have revealed plans for a timber aquatic center in Paris, which will use a smart energy system to provide 90% of needed energy from recovered or renewable energy sources for the 2024 Olympics. The complex will also include a vast pedestrian bridge connecting it to the existing Stade de France.

Charging electric cars up to 90% in 6 minutes

Oct 23, 2020: POSTECH Professor Byoungwoo Kang's research team uncovers a new Li-ion battery electrode material that can achieve high-energy density and high power capability per volume without reducing particle size.

Clean Energy Jobs Pay 25% More Than National Median

Oct 22, 2020: WASHINGTON - October 22, 2020 ( Newswire) Clean energy jobs paid 25% more than the national median wage in 2019 and were more likely to include health care and retirement benefits, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis of federal occupational wage and benefits data prepared for E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs), the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), and the Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI) by BW Research Partnership.

Collaboration sparks new model for ceramic conductivity

Oct 22, 2020: As insulators, metal oxides - also known as ceramics - may not seem like obvious candidates for electrical conductivity. While electrons zip back and forth in regular metals, their movement in ceramic materials is sluggish and difficult to detect.

Europe power industry contracts up 21% in Q3 2020

Oct 22, 2020: October 22, 2020 ( Newswire) Europe power industry contracts activity in Q3 2020 saw 540 contracts announced, marking a rise of 21% over the last four-quarter average of 447…

Pennsylvania scientists develop 100% leather waste fiber made from scraps

Oct 22, 2020: Sustainable Composites is turning leather scraps into a new product called Enspire Leather.

World's largest solar power plant to supply energy to Australia and Singapore

Oct 22, 2020: The world's largest solar power station is planned for Australia.

Media alert for dynaCERT Inc. (TSX: $DYA.TO) (OTCQX: $DYFSF) (FRA: DMJ) - Telematics and carbon credits: DynaCert hits the 21st century sweet spot

Oct 22, 2020: Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - October 22, 2020 ( Newswire), a global news source and leading investor resource covering cleantech and automotive stocks issues a media alert for dynaCERT Inc. (TSX: DYA.TO) (OTCQX: DYFSF) (FRA: DMJ).

Turning streetwear into solar power plants

Oct 22, 2020: Researchers have developed a material that works like a luminescent solar concentrator and can even be applied to textiles. This opens up numerous possibilities for producing energy directly where it is needed, i.e. in the use of everyday electronics.

Arkansas schools save millions by adopting solar power

Oct 22, 2020: Schools in the U.S. are using solar energy to cut down on expensive electricity bills. With funds freed up, schools can then improve the quality of education. As a report by Generation180 shows, over 7,300 schools use the solar power approach to save on utility bills.

South and Central America power industry tenders up 190% in Q3 2020

Oct 22, 2020: October 22, 2020 ( Newswire) South and Central America power industry tenders activity in Q3 2020 saw 87 tenders announced, marking a rise of 190% over the last four-quarter average of 30…

Middelkerke Casino blends into the surrounding Belgian sand dunes

Oct 22, 2020: A new, competition-winning hotel and casino will preserve the dune landscape while boosting the local economy of Middelkerke, Belgium.

Reviewing multiferroics for future, low-energy data storage

Oct 22, 2020: Big data and exponential demands for computations are driving an unsustainable rise in global ICT energy use. A new study reviews the use of the 'multiferroic' material bismuth-ferrite, which allows for low-energy switching in data storage devices and could be applied in a future generation of ultra-low-energy electronics.

Thailand's low carbon goal to hinge on gas-based generation and renewables expansion, says GlobalData

Oct 22, 2020: October 22, 2020 ( Newswire) Thailand's power sector is heavily dependent on fossil fuels with 81% share in the generation mix meeting the country's growing power demand. With countries across the globe setting timelines for completely shoving coal out of the generation mix…

Plant a unique indoor garden with this modular living wall kit from Horticus

Oct 22, 2020: Designed by Horticus, these modular living walls offer a stunning way to reconnect with nature by creating a vertical hanging garden indoors, no matter how small the space.

Conscious consumers demand data-backed green clothing claims, says GlobalData

Oct 22, 2020: October 22, 2020 ( Newswire) The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that data is fast becoming a prerequisite for green claims by fashion brands and retailers…

Cleantech and Climate Change Podcast: Bamm Brewer Talks about Charging Buffalo Facility and how One Spirit has Healed the Broken Circle with the Buffalo for the Lakota People

Oct 21, 2020: Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - October 21, 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.

Wood dome amphitheater produces artificial rain shower in the Belgian forest

Oct 21, 2020: Clad in soft brown cedar, the dome comes complete with a stage designed to host open-air performances with the structure acting as a natural, sculptural backdrop.