Category:Sustainability

October 21st, 2014

Tunisia to Export Solar Energy to Europe

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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One of the world’s first utility-scale solar export projects is under way in the northern African nation of Tunisia.

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October 3rd, 2014

Sustainable Packaging Symposium 2014
(SPS ’14)

By Idell Bryan | Comments (0)
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SPS’14 focuses on the impact of processes on natural resources, technology innovations, consumer mindsets, and economic interest in new biopolymers.

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August 19th, 2014

Testing Long-Term Energy Storage in New York

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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New York’s transit system is using CellCube because it provides hours of long-duration power, setting it apart from the lithium-ion batteries of Solar City.

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August 6th, 2014

NRG Breaks Ground on the World’s Largest Carbon Capture Project

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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All eyes are on Texas as NRG Energy breaks ground on a $1 billion carbon capture retrofit at the WA Parish power plant, the largest fossil fuel plant in the US.

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July 25th, 2014

Life Suddenly Changes for India’s First Solar-Powered Village

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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A small town in Bihar, one of India’s poorest regions, now holds claim to the title of the country’s first solar-powered village.

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July 24th, 2014

Starting Up the World’s First Retrofitted Carbon Capture Coal Plant

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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When SaskPower’s carbon capture plant is fully operational, it will capture 1 million tons of CO2 a year – about 95% – and have a 110 MW-generating capacity.

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July 22nd, 2014

World’s Largest Iron-Chromium Flow Battery Starts Up in California

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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Users and competitors watch anxiously as flow batteries convert chemical energy into electricity by pumping electrolytes through EnerVault’s Engineered Cascades Technology.

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June 25th, 2014

Prototype for 60% Solar Cell Efficiency Unveiled

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
Solar Cell

Sharp unveiled a small solar cell prototype that relies on exotic physics to double current solar cell efficiency.

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June 24th, 2014

Rigs-to-Reefs Program Saves Time, Money and Boosts Marine Life

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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Unused offshore oil platforms can be reefed, by bringing above-water parts ashore and chopping the jacket down, to allow sunlight to supply a thriving ecosystem.

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June 23rd, 2014

Tidal Energy Plants Coming to Florida

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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A Swedish firm is bringing its tidal technology to Florida, where it will build commercial demonstration plants that aim to harness the force of the Gulf Stream.

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