Nafisi F. Alnafisi

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With This Airbnb For Energy, Now You Can Buy Solar Power From Your Neighbor

The sharing economy meets renewable energy.<p>In the last six years, the price of solar power has fallen by at least 50%. And yet, for most Americans, that fact hardly matters, because they’re not able to take advantage. Either their roof is facing the wrong way, there’s too much shading from trees or …

The US just tapped into a surprising source of renewable energy for the first time

The project involves the Azura prototype, built by Northwest Energy Innovations. Azura is a 45 ton machine that moves with the swells of the waves capturing their complex motion in 360 degrees, making it more efficient than other wave generators that only capture a particular movement in the waves …

Renewable Energy

Internal Documents Show Fossil Fuel Industry Has Been Aware of Climate Change for Decades

<i>ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson supports a carbon tax, but insists climate models "simply are not that good" and don't justify a dramatic shift away from fossil fuels.</i><p>Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse created a stir recently when he speculated that fossil fuel companies may be violating federal …

Climate

Ironic Or Economic? Oil Giant To Build World's Largest Solar Project

Today the state oil company of Oman announced a landmark deal with California-based solar developer GlassPoint to build the world’s largest solar project. Named Miraah, the $600 million installation will cover 750 acres of desert with glass houses inside which long sheets of aluminum will catch sun …

Natural Gas

Subsidies at 16 Times Carbon Prices Stymie Pollution Curbs

Subsidies for fossil fuels are overwhelming efforts to curb pollution, the International Energy Agency said.<p>Tax-breaks, subsidized fuel prices and …

California-Quebec Carbon Permits Sell Out at $12.29 in Auction

California and Quebec, which together run North America’s biggest carbon market, sold out of greenhouse-gas allowances at $12.29 each, 19 cents above …

Masdar City unveils its first Eco-Villa

posted on 23/04/2015: 7322 views<p>Masdar City, Abu Dhabi's urban innovation ecosystem, yesterday launched a new concept for sustainable villas that …

Progress Eagle concept imagines zero-emissions air travel

We’ve seen a number of vehicular concepts, but some have turned their sights to the sky and envisioned what the future of traveling amongst the …

Ten tips for green living

<i>It’s Earth Day today, so an opportunity to think about how green our lives are. We have 10 simple actions you can easily implement into your every</i> …

Green Living

Downstream Solar Funds and Debt Finance Highlight Solar Funding Rebound

A surge in project development debt finance and investments in downstream residential and commercial solar PV funds highlighted a rebound in overall …

Solar Power

This Modern Stained Glass Window Doubles As A Solar Panel

What if the vast, beautiful stained glass windows of cathedrals could be used to generate energy? Dutch designer Marjan van Aubel explored this idea with her project Current Window, a modern, sustainable update on stained glass. The window is a fantastic example of a solution to a universal problem …

Stained Glass

The Apple Factor: First Solar Explains Its Landmark PV Deal With the Tech Behemoth

Smartphones with large screens have been popular in China and Japan for several years, but it took Apple’s iPhone 6/6+ release last September for the …

Audi Produces e-Diesel Fuel From Water, CO2, Renewable Energy

Cars are getting more efficient, but the fuels that power them may soon change too.<p>That's especially true when it comes to diesel, where the loose …

Biofuel

MIT Invention Turns Salt Water Into Drinking Water Using Solar Power

It could help farmers in developing countries<p>From plants to people, every living thing on this planet needs water. But getting enough to survive, and survive comfortably, that can be a little tricky. Just look at the furor around California's new water restrictions. If a state as wealthy as …

Audi has created diesel fuel by combining air, diesel and renewably sourced

Audi has created diesel fuel by combining air, diesel and renewably sourced energy.<p>The fuel, dubbed Audi E-diesel, can be mixed with conventional …

Save your solar power; Tesla to announce home batteries on April 30

The rumors are true. Tesla just “announced” that it will unveil new type of lithium-ion battery for homes and offices. In an email to investors, …

Tesla

Earth Day: 5 Foods to Save the Planet

Tomorrow (April 22) is Earth Day, and unless you have an earnest elementary-school child working on a science project or are in an eco-profession, it may go by unnoticed like so many Flag Days before it.<p>Our meal choices, from foods shipped from faraway places to our wasting 30 percent of the …

Tiny 'forest' advances artificial photosynthesis - Futurity

A new system of nanowires and bacteria mimics natural photosynthesis. Tests show its solar energy conversion efficiency is similar to that of a leaf.

Photosynthesis

GoSol could be the key to no-cost solar heat around the world

Imagine a world where everybody could harness free and powerful energy from the sun with local materials. Solar Fire Concentration Ltd (SFCO) hopes …

Solar Power

Step Inside The 10 Best Green Buildings of 2015

A few solar panels don’t impress anyone anymore.<p>When the American Institute of Architects first started handing out annual awards for sustainable architecture 19 years ago, green buildings were still somewhat rare.<p>Now, the opposite is true: Most new architecture contains at least some sustainable …

Forget Carbon Capture & Storage; Think Carbon Capture & Utilization

<b>Published on</b> July 25th, 2011 | <i>by Andrew</i><p>8<p>July 25th, 2011 by <b>Andrew</b><p>Rather than treating carbon dioxide as a waste, as is the case with high-profile …

How climate change will acidify the oceans

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1063000/1063930_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522202533_424b846c985e540aedbe10b03bc36dca<p><b>Off the remote eastern tip of Papua New Guinea a natural phenomenon offers an alarming glimpse into the future of the oceans, as increasing</b> …

Climate Change

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The Inconvenient Truth About A Green Revolution

“Green energy is the future!” “Green energy will create tens of thousands of new jobs!” Statements like these have become the new mantra for green …

Green Movement

US Greenhouse Gas Emissions Drop 9% Since 2005

The US saw a 2 percent increase in greenhouse gas emissions in 2013 from 2012 levels, but a 9 percent drop in emissions since 2005, according to the …

Sustainability