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11 08 2020 | 06:42

Floating wind farms – the power source of the future.

Giant turbines operating from anchored rafts can harness strong offshore winds. Offshore wind farm potential is enormous. They are no longer limited to shallow water but can operate from anchored…

10 08 2020 | 08:06

Mothballing of Petra Nova carbon capture project shows likely fate of other coal-fired CCS initiatives.

Red flags for investors - risks for Enchant Energy’s initiative in New Mexico and Project Tundra in North Dakota. August 3, 2020 (IEEFA) — A research brief published today by the Institute for…

10 08 2020 | 08:00

General Motors and EVgo Commit to Much Larger EV Fast Charger Network.

General Motors (GM) continues its push towards an all-electric, zero emissions future with theannouncement last Friday of the company’s partnership with EVgo. Together, the companies say they will…

10 08 2020 | 07:51

Pandemic takes toll on funding for low-carbon innovation.

“Recovery plans rooted in the energy transition represent a far-sighted investment.” So claims Irena, the International Renewable Energy Agency. It says too that for every million dollars invested…

10 08 2020 | 07:28

Total rooftop solar installations in Australia topped 2.5 million mark in July—Sunwiz.

Australia’s rooftop solar market has defied the disruption caused by Covid-19, setting new installation records in the month of July, and pushing Australia past 2.5 million total rooftop solar…

10 08 2020 | 07:22

Report: Existing solutions could prevent catastrophic climate change.

The nonprofit Project Drawdown analyzed the potential impact of a range of technologies and practices. It’s possible to avoid catastrophic climate change by ramping up solutions that already exist…

10 08 2020 | 07:20

Digitalisation and Africa's renewable energy sector post-Covid.

Rapid progression in increasingly more affordable storage technologies has enabled renewable energy units to become progressively more reliable. On account of their decentralised nature, renewable…

10 08 2020 | 07:17

Climate explained: could electric car batteries feed power back into the grid?

Why can’t I use the battery from my electric car to export solar power to the grid when I don’t need it? Technically it is possible. You could charge your electric vehicle (EV) with solar…

10 08 2020 | 07:11

Your iPhone is a Demonstration of the Importance of Embodied Carbon.

It matters so much more than operating emissions. If we are truly going to get a handle on climate change and carbon emissions then we have to deal with the issue of embodied carbon, or what I…

10 08 2020 | 06:48

How Underwater Microphones Are Helping Scientists Measure Climate Change.

Melting and crumbling glaciers are largely responsible for rising sea levels, so learning more about how glaciers shrink is vital to those who hope to save coastal cities and preserve wildlife. But…

04 08 2020 | 06:09

Online speed dating for the PV community.

On 17 June 2020, sixteen guests from industry and research organizations virtually met each other to explore the possibility of partnering up on future research projects related to the operations and…

04 08 2020 | 06:04

3E to support Antwerp with innovative floating PV system.

3E has been appointed by POM Antwerp to provide technical advisory services and guidance during the tendering process for the installation of a floating PV system at the Science Park University of…

23 07 2020 | 19:57

UK Government invest £40 million to kick start next-gen nuclear technology.

The UK government has announced £40 million of funding to unlock thousands of green jobs by developing the next generation of nuclear energy technology. The government have said that £30 million of…

23 07 2020 | 19:52

New Tool Enables Countries to Improve Their Food Systems.

A new tool called The Food Systems Dashboard aims to save decision makers time and energy by painting a complete picture of a country's food system. Created by the Johns Hopkins' Alliance for a…

23 07 2020 | 19:34

Satellites track unusual Saharan dust plume.

Every summer, the wind carries large amounts of desert dust particles from the hot and dry Sahara Desert in northern Africa across the Atlantic Ocean. Data from the Copernicus Sentinel satellites and…

23 07 2020 | 19:32

This photo of the Sun is the closest ever taken.

Close-up reveals a surface dancing with ‘campfires’. This image — the closest ever taken of the Sun — shows the corona teeming with thousands of miniature solar flares, which scientists have dubbed…

23 07 2020 | 19:31

Work begins in Lincolnshire on world's longest subsea power cable.

€2bn, 475-mile Viking Link cable will share renewable energy between UK and Denmark. Construction work has begun in Lincolnshire on the world’s longest subsea power cable, which will run between…

12 07 2020 | 08:35

Creating a five-year window into future climate.

Providing annually-updated five-year climate predictions at global and continental scales is the focus of a new international science collaboration co-ordinated by the WMO and led by the UK’s Met…

12 07 2020 | 08:28

VW to ditch petrol and diesel cars manufacturing at key factory.

Volkswagen is set to remove production lines for all internal combustion engine vehicles from one of its key factories this year, replacing them with electric vehicle production capacity.EURACTIV’s…

12 07 2020 | 08:15

Desert greenery.

Today marks the 25th anniversary of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (WDCD). Under its theme ‘Let’s grow the future together,’ the initiative celebrates the 25 years of progress made…