Green Innovations for SMEs

By Eduardo Canela | This is a magazine dedicated to green practices and greening of SMEs. Articles will however have global appeal.

How Green Energy Really Works

After this week's vaporization of $29 billion of liabilities <i>($230 million of which was owed to the US Taxpayer)</i> amid Abengoa's bankruptcy (Spain's …

Green Energy

Apple plugs into solar power in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Tech giant Apple is going all out to tackle climate change, turning to solar power to run its entire Singapore operations, including its …

Renewable Energy

How Future Businesses Will Benefit from Clean Energy Storage

Why exactly should business owners be interested in clean energy storage? Let’s take a look at what the transformative technology promises.

Sustainable Business

Morocco to build world's largest concentrated solar power plant

<b>(CNN) —</b> It may be famous for its meandering medinas and the scenic Atlas Mountains, but Morocco might soon make its name as a solar superpower.<p>The north-western African nation is building the world's biggest concentrated solar power plant, which will supply electricity to 1.1 million Moroccans by …

Renewable Energy

Researcher develops material to create sustainable energy source

A Florida State University researcher has discovered an artificial material that mimics photosynthesis and potentially creates a sustainable energy …

Florida State University

15 Effective Home Improvement Ideas to Make It Energy Efficient (INFOGRAPHIC)

October 27th is celebrated as the Energy Star Day.<p>We talk about saving money around every financial turn, from buying discounted packaged dry goods in bulk to keeping up with the maintenance on our brand new vehicles. Yet, one area of homeowner costs literally and figuratively flies out the window. …

Home Automation

Europe's most popular source of 'renewable' energy is worse for the planet than coal

Europe's biggest source of renewable energy is actually terrible for the environment.<p>We're not talking about wind, solar, or hydroelectric power here. The biggest renewable in Europe is wood pellets.<p>Burning wood — technically labeled a "renewable" resource since more trees can be replanted and …

Morocco poised to become a solar superpower with launch of desert mega-project

World’s largest concentrated solar power plant, powered by the Saharan sun, set to help renewables provide almost half the country’s energy by 2020<p>Read this story in French<p>The Moroccan city of Ouarzazate is used to big productions. On the edge of the Sahara desert and the centre of the north …

Renewable Energy

Hundreds of renewable energy companies could be forced out of business due to 'dramatic' subsidy cuts

Hundreds of green energy companies could be forced out of business in months with the loss of tens of thousands of jobs as the Government appears …

Renewable Energy

Indian ‘Solar Village’ a Total Failure

A village in India that western environmental groups hoped would provide a model for green energy in the third world is now powered by coal-fired …

Israeli Startup Has Solution to Costly, Inefficient Solar Panels

Solar is the fastest growing source of renewable electricity in the world and in the United States, with a 40 percent global annual capacity growth …

Clean Energy

Build an Aquaponic Garden with Arduino

Grow fish, fruits, and veggies together in this compact, automated system. You can even control it via the internet.<p>Lots of creative aquaponics systems are being developed for raising fish and vegetables together in small spaces. Unfortunately — for you and the fish — most of these systems fail to …

Aquaculture

Finding the Energy to Save Money: How to Reduce Your Costs & Carbon Footprint

You're wasting energy. It's not your fault; you probably don't even realize it. Or maybe you do, and you just don't care. That's okay.<p>What I do think you care about though, like most people, is saving money. And right now, you are wasting a lot of that as well.<p>The thing is, while we know that …

Sustainability

Ledge Is A Mobile Peer-To-Peer Lending Platform Powered By Venmo

Launching today with $900K in seed funding, Ledge is an app that lets users easily borrow money from their peers.<p>Everyone knows it’s hard to lend money to family or friends. The process is awkward, and most people never actually get paid back. Ledge is trying to fix this issue by bringing …

Banking

RePhone Lets You Turn Anything Into A Phone

Making a cellphone is easy. You go into a mine, pull up some ore, extract various metals and then add components that you manufacture from other mines. Then you have to get FCC clearance and create lithium ion battery. Finally, you need to write a Snake game. If you can’t do that, try RePhone.<p>The …

Arduino

Leonardo DiCaprio just invested in this trash startup

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio has invested in a fast growing garbage startup as part of its latest round of funding.<p>The startup, Rubicon Global, …

Startups

ECOKAR SOLAR POWERED ELECTRIC RICKSHAW DESIGN STUDY HOW TO BUILD A

SOLAR POWERED RICKSHAWS<p>Solar powered and solar assisted electric vehicles will save millions of tons of CO2 being pumped into the atmosphere<p>EcoKar …

This tiny car can change shape, drive sideways

Why do we call the Mercedes Benz Smart Car smart — when it's really just small?<p>A truly smart car might be able to drive sideways, like the equally …

The car that runs on sunshine

Cars that run on the energy of the Sun have already hit the roads of the Australian desert. As the video above explains, they can even cruise along at the same kinds of speeds as a petrol engine.<p>Imagine a car that runs on the same power as a toaster.<p>That's what the student-run Stanford Solar Car …

Sustainability

Ecocapsule Provides A Hub Away From Home

The next step in high-tech glamping<p>An Airstream offers retro appeal, but it can’t compare to the sustainable, high-tech glamping you could do in an Ecocapsule. Developed by Slovakian firm Nice Architects, the portable living space runs on sun, wind, and rain alone. Throw in a cache of canned food, …

Energy

How To Build A 400sqft Solar Powered Off Grid Cabin For $2k

Basic information on solar energy<p>Solar energy is one of the world’s best and largest natural resources. Solar power is said to be green since, in …

The Globalization Of Clean Technology

The flat economic world isn’t just about jobs and trade: More and more it means that tech and expertise about reducing pollution and energy can easily move from country to country.<p>As the confetti is swept away and the world gets back to work, will 2014 be a banner year or will we be singing that …

World Bank Highlights $1.6 Trillion Clean-Tech Market Opportunity for SMEs

Germany continues to lead the way on renewable energy

Germany sees a major shift in its energy structure thanks to solar and wind power<p>Of all the countries that have shown interest in renewable energy, …

Renewable Energy