Eco-Innovation and Circular Economy

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HS: Wärtsilä’s calculations question merits of nuclear power projects in Finland

Wärtsilä projects that the share of wind power of electricity generation could surge from less than five to over 40 per cent in Finland by 2030. …

Hydroelectric Power

How we can effectively shift to a global circular economy

Five ways that the world wastes so much stuff (and why it's not just consumers' fault).

Sustainability

Trump's NASA Chief Changed His Mind on Climate Change. He Is a Scientific Hero.

In 2013, then congressman Jim Bridenstine, a Republican from Oklahoma, stepped onto the floor of the House of Representatives and said these …

Climate Change

Britain should force companies to report climate risk exposure: lawmakers | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain should force large companies, pension funds and other big investors to report their exposure to climate risks by 2022 at the latest, a cross-party group of lawmakers said in a report published on Monday.<p>Concerns in the investment community that assets are being mispriced …

Environmentalism

Towards the circular economy - Reports - World Economic Forum

A circular economy is an industrial system that is restorative or regenerative by intention and design. It replaces the end-of-life concept with …

Using Digital Innovations to Accelerate​ Sustainable Development and Social Impact

We are in a society where everything is governed by Digital Innovation. However, we must not get myopic into focusing only on advancements in …

P&G’s circular economy strategy now includes water and (yes) diapers

Will the giant consumer packaged goods company place itself head and shoulders above the rest?

EPA’s war with California proves America needs a carbon tax

Last week, Trump’s EPA announced that it will repeal the vehicle fuel efficiency standards set under the Obama administration and replace them with weaker requirements. EPA also threatened to revoke California’s ability under the Clean Air Act to impose its own greenhouse gas standards. If they do …

Fossil Fuels

Fish populations in Great Barrier Reef collapse after devastating coral bleaching events

The coral bleaching events that have devastated the Great Barrier Reef in recent years have also taken their toll on the region’s fish population, …

The circular economy could save life on Earth – starting with our cities

Imagine a future where human prosperity does not translate into sacrificing nature.<p>A world with no wastes, no pollution, where animals and plants on …

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Researchers announced this month that a massive global coral bleaching event is jeopardizing the health of coral reefs around the world, and the …

Dubai's $3.8bn solar park continues to break world records

The fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park will feature the world’s tallest solar energy tower, according to officials, …

Renewable Energy

Blockchains Use Massive Amounts of Energy—But There’s a Plan to Fix That - MIT Technology Review

It’s a staple of any argument over whether Bitcoin has a long-term future: “Yeah, super-cool that it eliminates the need for a trusted authority when …

Blockchain

Peugeot boss demands government commitments on electric-car charging networks | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - PSA Group (PEUP.PA) boss Carlos Tavares said he will introduce demands that EU governments commit to develop electric-car networks in exchange for previously agreed CO2 emissions goals taking effect in 2020-21, backed by heavy fines.<p>FILE PHOTO: Carlos Tavares, Chief Executive …

Diesel collapse gives automakers carbon headache

GENEVA (Reuters) - The accelerating demise of diesel, long used by carmakers to boost fuel-efficiency, is undermining their plans to meet looming European Union CO2 goals and avoid big annual fines.<p>Executives gathered on Tuesday at the Geneva auto show are grappling with unpalatable choices: …

Autos

The Internet of Growing Things

Connected sensors and big data are changing how farmers grow crops and raise livestock—making food safer and better for everyone.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is turning the ancient practice of farming into precision agriculture. Sensors implanted in the soil can tell you when and where to irrigate. …

Farming

Living without plastic | Part 3: Taking aim at the supermarkets

Each year, Country Life's Rosie Paterson issues herself a challenge for Lent. This year she's attempting to give up plastic and plastic packaging for …

Sustainability

How To Debunk A Climate Change Skeptic

Is there anything more frustrating than a climate change denier? How do you even engage in conversations where the arguments are circular, based on …

It’s a simple idea: strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale?<p>It’s nothing much to look at, but the tangle of pipes, pumps, tanks, reactors, chimneys and ducts on a messy industrial estate outside the logging town of Squamish in western …

Bill Gates

Are we circular yet? Focus on critical raw materials in circular economy - Tue, 16/01/2018 - 17:44

Critical raw materials are not used to their full extent as part of the circular economy and there are several improvement opportunities to reuse and …

Finland offers a better version of capitalism

Reformers of the world economy!<p>Do you remember the little country in northern Europe that educates top-level experts although pupils have time to …

New York delivers huge blow to the fossil fuel industry

New York just sent a big message to the fossil fuel industry. The state is freezing all fossil fuel investments – and they are divesting almost $400 …

Fossil Fuels

Can We Suck Enough CO2 From The Air To Save The Climate?

As we try to slow our carbon emissions, we also need to get carbon out of the air. A new industry is springing up to meet the challenge, but can it scale fast enough?<p>If humans stopped emitting greenhouse gases tomorrow, we’d still have a problem: Since the industrial revolution, fossil fuels and …

Digital Transformation On Purpose

Digital technology has great potential to address many challenges facing the world, but its effects on society are being experienced at such …

Cotec | Cotec inicia un nuevo grupo de trabajo sobre Economía Circular

Cotec inicia un nuevo grupo de trabajo sobre Economía Circular<p>Publicado a las 09:50h en Economía<p>Imprimir<p>La Fundación Cotec para la Innovación ha …

99% of Ocean Plastic Waste Is Invisible, But This Method Could Help Find It

It's still out there.<p>The oceans are full of plastic. We know it, and we know it's a big problem. What we don't know is precisely <i>how</i> big the problem …

China: Towards the Digital and Ecological Revolution?

This article was written by Dr Jean-Michel Valantin (PhD Paris) for The Red (Team) Analysis Society and published originally on its website, The Red …

Electric cars won’t eradicate gridlocks and air pollution, but carbon footprints could be cut by favouring pedestrians, cyclists and mass transit<p>The spectre of our cities choking with unhealthy air has prompted numerous governments to mandate a transition to electric cars. Their concerns are well …

Urbanization

Elon Musk says he can rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid with solar

<b>Renewable energy entrepreneur Elon Musk says he could rebuild Puerto Rico's shattered electrical infrastructure with his solar energy technology.</b><p>The vast majority of the island territory remains without power, weeks after it was hit by Hurricane Maria.<p>On Twitter, Mr Musk said his technology, which …