Nicolai Roan

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What is IoT’s disruptive role in the rise of sustaintech?

Environmental technology is breaking out of its shell and transforming into what is becoming today’s new buzzword: sustaintech, a combination of cleantech and smarttech.<p>What does the emergence of sustaintech mean? It signals that we are witnessing how disruptive innovations are breaking down the …

Internet of Things

Graphene electrodes add flexibility and transparency to solar cells

Solar panels are great and all, but they can be a bit of an eyesore. While companies like Tesla are disguising them as roof tiles, others are finding …

Nanotech

Will Fintech Investment Funding Reach an All-Time High in 2017?

• Tatjana Kulkarni<br>• July 28, 2017<br>• DataBank, Uncategorized<br>• 0<p>Bookmark<p>This year could be the year that VC- backed fintech investment deals and funding reach …

North America
Off-grid

AR's future is more than just games, it will change the way we make decisions

According to research by Goldman Sachs, the virtual and augmented reality industry will become a $85 billion market by 2025. However, while a lot of the conversation surrounding VR and AR is focused on gaming and video, a huge part of the market value is being driven from non-entertainment use …

What artificial intelligence means for sustainability

It’s hard to open a newspaper these days without encountering an article on the arrival of artificial intelligence. Predictions about the potential …

This New Material Could Let Phones And Electric Cars Charge in Seconds

Can't wait to stop waiting!<p>Finding time to stop, plug in and recharge could become history, with scientists developing a new electrode design that …

Clean Energy

China's Continued Solar Explosion

2017 was supposed to be a transition year in which solar installation growth was going to take a breather.<p>For various reasons the three biggest solar …

The blockchain's emerging role in sustainability

<i>The following article is excerpted from our State of Green Business (SOGB) 2017 report. Published by GreenBiz in partnership with Trucost, it</i> …

Blockchain

6 Reasons Why ISSP Certification Will Last

ISSP Certification is a new professional development program for sustainability practitioners worldwide.This program was developed by the …

Sustainability

China's first vertical forest is rising in Nanjing

Stefano Boeri Architetti is bringing the vertical forest concept popularized in Milan to Nanjing, China with the Nanjing Towers. The two green towers …

2017 Global 100 results

Vincent Callebaut Architectures' Plans for Eco-Neighbourhood in Brussels

Vincent Callebaut Architectures has released plans for the development of a radical eco-neighborhood at Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium. Covering an …

A bunch of architects want to build a $26 billion underwater city in Tokyo — take a look

If sea level rise triggers flooding in our cities, if climate change makes it impossible to grow food for billions of people, or if there's some other as-yet unthinkable apocalyptic disaster, humans will need a new home.<p>The architects at Shimizu Corporation, a Tokyo-based firm, want to build …

Sea Level

This impressive treetop hotel by Snøhetta ‘floats' above a forest floor

With a suspended net terrace for star-gazing<p>This treetop hotel is not your ordinary treehouse. Located in Harads in northern Sweden, the impressive 55-square-meter (592 square feet) space appears to float ten meters (approximately 33 feet) above the forest floor and camouflages itself within the …

Architecture

Behind the scenes with the most active investor in the UK green economy

Emily McDaid talks to the managing director of the UK’s Green Investment Bank about the future of green energy.<p>UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) was …

Urban agriculture pioneer Lufa Farms opens third rooftop greenhouse farm

There were two important beginnings in Mo Hage’s world last summer: In July he and his wife, Lauren Rathmell, welcomed their daughter into the world. …

$12 trillion seen in key goals - Business

Companies could unlock at least $12 trillion in market opportunities by 2030 and create up to 380 million jobs by implementing a few key development …

World Economic Forum

How Businesses Can Be Net-zero by 2050

Every business wants to cash in on the green trend these days. But those who are serious about the environment often do it through site-specific …

Renewable Energy

China’s war on coal continues — the country just canceled 104 new coal plants

Because China is such a behemoth, its energy decisions absolutely dwarf anything any other country is doing right now. Case in point: Over the weekend, the Chinese government ordered 13 provinces to cancel 104 coal-fired projects in development, amounting to a whopping 120 gigawatts of capacity in …

China

You Can Embrace Green Building Without Breaking the Bank

Tenants can affect real change by making the most of existing spaces. Smart retrofits could be as simple as installing energy-efficient lighting and upgrading to functional furniture solutions.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sustainable buildings appeal to commercial …

Green Living

Bill Gates follows Musk into cleantech with $1 billion Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund

Reddit Email Comments<p>Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder, is joining a cleantech fund that will invest in companies developing low-cost, low-carbon …

Fintech and Sustainable Development - Assessing the Implications - UN Environment Inquiry

Fintech and Sustainable Development – Assessing the Implications<p>The report, a companion to the second edition of “The Financial System We Need”, …

Fighting for the future – sustainable development and the battle for ideas in 2017

Simple narratives in 2016 harking back to a ‘golden age’ of national power seemed to resonate strongly with those who feel left behind, ignored or …

Tesla Flips Switch on Gigafactory to Accelerate World's Transition to Renewable Energy

Elon Musk's Master Plan to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy is becoming reality. Tesla and Panasonic have officially kicked …

Tesla
Fabrication

BitFury Group to Launch Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) in Davos This January

The Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) was formed to increase awareness of the distributed ledger technology and highlight the latest …

Israel harnessing sunshine with world's tallest solar tower

In sunny Israel, solar energy supplies only a small percentage of the nation's power needs, leaving it far behind countries with cloudier and colder climates.<p>Now the fledgling solar industry is trying to make a leap forward with a large-scale project boasting the world's tallest solar tower, as a …

Renewable Energy