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Plotting a green Covid recovery: How the EU, US and China stack up

2021-04-23T09:29:36+00:00April 23rd, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 23 April 2021 Plotting a green Covid recovery: How the EU, US and China stack up Covid-19’s impact on the world economy has prompted Brussels, Washington and Beijing to invest in bumper stimulus plans to help ride out the pandemic. How do their efforts compare? A wind farm on the San Gorgonio Mountain Pass in California.The [...]

Climate Pledge: Amazon’s net-zero initiative passes 100 corporate signatories

2021-04-23T09:28:24+00:00April 23rd, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 23 April 2021 Climate Pledge: Amazon's net-zero initiative passes 100 corporate signatories Colgate-Palmolive, PepsiCo and Sainsbury's are among the 52 businesses joining The Climate Pledge, co-organised by Amazon and Global Optimism, today (21 April). Many of the new signatories already have standalone net-zero commitments. Image: edie From edie newsroom. Amazon co-created the Climate Pledge [...]

Ikea earmarks €4bn for renewable power projects

2021-04-22T09:46:05+00:00April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Media, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Media. 22 April 2021 Ikea earmarks €4bn for renewable power projects Image: Bloomberg From The Financial Times. The retail arm of Ikea is to invest €4bn in the next decade in renewable energy especially in countries where the flat-pack furniture company has little wind and solar power so far such as Russia, India and Australia. [...]

Spotlight on Australian solar – what’s working, why, and where there’s room to grow

2021-04-22T09:44:49+00:00April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Media, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Media. 22 April 2021 Spotlight on Australian solar – what’s working, why, and where there’s room to grow Perth-base company Solahart has delivered a heartening snapshot of solar Australia. It found the country deploys renewable energy 10 times faster per capita than the global average, four times faster per capita than in Europe, China, Japan [...]

Global database for PV system performance

2021-04-21T07:37:33+00:00April 21st, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 21 April 2021 Global database for PV system performance The database brings together photovoltaic performance data and meteorological values from PV systems located in all climate zones. It is being built by an international consortium including the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP, and the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences. The database is currently [...]

Carbon emissions ‘set to surge in 2021′

2021-04-21T07:33:15+00:00April 21st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Media. 21 April 2021 Carbon emissions ‘set to surge in 2021’ Image: Unsplash/Maxim Tolchinskiy From reNEWS. Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions are on course to see their second-largest increase in history, a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report released Tuesday shows. IEA’s Global Energy Review forecasts emissions to surge by 1.5 billion tonnes in 2021, [...]

Cold room powered 100% by solar

2021-04-20T09:49:59+00:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Media. 20 April 2021 Cold room powered 100% by solar The Cryosolar solution consists of a 20-foot or 40-foot container equipped with a plug-and-play PV system installed on the roof. It has 180 mm thick insulation and 10 to 35 cubic metres of storage with shelves. The solar cold room Cryosolar. Image: Valorem From pv magazine. [...]

Green hydrogen and the cable-pipeline dilemma

2021-04-20T09:23:16+00:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|Tags: , , , |

Media. 20 April 2021 Green hydrogen and the cable-pipeline dilemma New research from Singapore has found that gas pipelines for the onshore transport of green hydrogen and the cables for the transport of electricity to produce it at a distant location have similar costs at a 4000 km transmission distance. For longer distances, gas pipelines [...]

‘Commitment to cooperate’: US and China pledge renewables-led decarbonisation

2021-04-19T09:32:01+00:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 19 April 2021 'Commitment to cooperate': US and China pledge renewables-led decarbonisation Superpowers' special climate envoys proclaim 'shared goal' to step up action to meet Paris climate targets and support developing nations' transition away from fossil fuels U.S. special envoy for climate change John Kerry speaks during a round-table meeting with the media in [...]

I’ve got solar over my skin

2021-04-16T09:30:53+00:00April 16th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 16 April 2021 I’ve got solar over my skin Researchers in Japan have built a PV-powered device to measure volumetric variations in blood circulation. The system, which is just a few microns thick, was built with an organic solar module, a polymer light-emitting diode (PLED), and an organic photodetector. Photoplethysmography (PPG) is most commonly [...]

5 milestones in green energy

2021-04-16T09:26:53+00:00April 16th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 16 April 2021 5 milestones in green energy Solar array. Image: Unsplash/Moritz Kindler From the World Economic Forum. COVID-19 has not slowed the rise globally in sustainable energy sources. 2020 saw unprecedented demand, adding 260GW of capacity. Solar power is now the cheapest source of electricity in history, says the IEA. Energy accounts for two-thirds [...]