Sustainability & energy

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‘’EVs, Solar Could Push Oil Down To $10 By 2025’’

Oil prices could fall to as low as $10 per barrel within a decade as a “tsunami” of threats could undo demand.<p>That prediction comes from Engie SA’s …

70% Decrease In Energy Storage Costs By 2030, Says Report

<b>Published on</b> January 25th, 2016 | <i>by Jake Richardson</i><p>22<p>January 25th, 2016 by <b>Jake Richardson</b><p>Energy storage costs could decrease up to 70% in the next 15 …

The world faces a 40% water deficit by 2030: Rabobank

In a report published this week, food and agriculture researchers at Rabobank said: <i>“Water challenges or water stress can happen to almost any given</i> …

By 2020 Denmark Will Run on Renewable Energy For an Entire Week

By 2020, Denmark is predicted to run on clean energy for a whole week. Several steps and provisions are being made in the field of renewable energy …

Weekly wrap: Solar tipped for 20% global energy share by 2027 | Climate Home

<b>Researchers eye sunny future, Vietnam to ditch coal, France plans climate diplomacy blitz, UK panned for weak green policies</b><p>A 100MW solar thermal …

Green jobs boom: meet the frontline of the new solar economy

The growth in renewable energy is fuelling new jobs in Asia and Africa. Meet three beneficiaries of the new green economy from Zambia, Pakistan and Kenya<p>While the price of oil is plummeting, taking with it a significant number of jobs, the renewable energy job market is booming. It is estimated …

Renewable Energy

Climate change may threaten $2.5 trillion in assets: study

Trillions of dollars' worth of financial assets may be under threat from global warming's effects by 2100, climate economists warned on Monday.<p>If …

AeroFarm is The Future of Agriculture

With industrialization slowly eating up most of the world's agricultural lands, it can be said that we may not have enough farming lands to produce …

How to Avoid “Zombie” Grids in the Age of Solar Power

The financing system for investing in and maintaining the electrical grid in countries around the world is rapidly eroding. At the heart of the …

Triton: The Ocean Device That Could Meet 15 percent of global power demand

The oceans represent an incredible amount of power and energy. But ocean energy is still an untapped resource.<p>A team of engineers from a company …

How microgrids may transform the future of energy

Much of the focus in the debate over the future of the energy and utility industries is focused on the efficacy of renewable power plans to displace …

Technologies That Can Save the Environment - OpenMind

We are living at a critical time, both for humanity and the whole planet. The need to protect and to seek more sustainable formulas for interacting …

Are solar satellites the future of energy production?

<b>Soaking in the sun's rays</b><p>One of the greatest challenges facing the 21st Century is the issue of power—how to generate enough of it, how to …

New Record Set for World's Cheapest Solar, Now Undercutting Coal - Bloomberg

Solar power set another record-low price as renewable energy developers working in the United Arab Emirates shrugged off financial turmoil in the …

Global water shortages to deliver 'severe hit' to economies, World Bank warns

The Middle East, north Africa, central Asia and south Asia due to suffer biggest economic hit from water scarcity as climate change takes hold, report finds<p>Water shortages will deliver a “severe hit” to the economies of the Middle East, central Asia, and Africa by the middle of the century, taking …

Geography

Scientists brew jet fuel in one-pot recipe

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have engineered a strain of bacteria that enables …

U.S. Department of Energy

Can Africa reach ambitious 2030 renewables goal?

Last December, as part of their contribution to the Paris climate talks, a coalition of African governments and the African Union set a hugely …

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy -- A 'Bionic Leaf'

Harvard chemist Daniel Nocera at the University of Chicago (Photo courtesy of University of Chicago).<p>The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. …

Energy

The World Nears Peak Fossil Fuels for Electricity

The way we get electricity is about to change dramatically, as the era of ever-expanding demand for fossil fuels comes to an end—in less than a …

Solar, wind costs could fall up to 59 percent by 2025, study says

The average cost of electricity generated by solar and wind energy could fall by up to 59 percent by 2025 if the right policies are in place, a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said on Wednesday.<p>Since 2009, solar photovoltaic (PV) module prices have fallen by 80 percent …

Renewable Energy

Iceland is fighting climate change by capturing CO2 and turning it into stone

Humans produced nearly 36 gigatons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2014 and, even with advances in renewable energy, we won’t significantly …

An Artificial Leaf Might One Day Be How We Make Fuel For Our Cars

We can use the power of the sun (plus some helpful bacteria) to create fuel.<p>In the future, instead of driving to gas stations, you might make your own solar-powered fuel at home—assuming that you don't have a self-driving electric car by that point.<p>Researchers at Harvard University have …

Researchers find new ways to make clean hydrogen and rechargable zinc batteries

Hydrogen fuel has long been touted as a clean alternative to gasoline. Automakers began offering hydrogen-powered cars to American consumers last …

Clean Energy

Scientists made it cheaper to produce hydrogen from water

A hydrogen-fuel economy could finally become a reality with the recent discovery of a cheap, stable and efficient means of getting hydrogen from …

Hydrogen

Norway says could achieve full carbon capture and storage by 2022

By 2022, Norway could realize every step in the development of a technology many see as critical to reducing global carbon emissions, carbon capture and storage (CCS), it said on Monday.<p>Oslo said it could capture carbon dioxide from an industrial plant, transport it by ship and inject it into an …

Energy

New discoveries about photosynthesis may lead to solar cells of the future

For the first time, researchers have successfully measured in detail the flow of solar energy, in and between different parts of a photosynthetic …

Clean Energy

Small and large scale solar to reach global grid parity by 2020, says Frost & Sullivan

The convergence of green energy targets, a desire for more energy independence and decentralization, clearer regulatory policy on solar support and …

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell prototype from Nissan moves toward eco-friendly transport

Nissan's Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell vehicle is making news. The company revealed what they say -the Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered prototype vehicle …

‘Clean’ power to produce half of U.S. energy by 2025

If the U.S. Clean Power Plan takes effect, renewable and nuclear energy will provide almost half of the country’s electricity production by 2025, the …

Renewable Energy