Tag Archives: Renewable energy

09Oct/17

How coffee could power your car

A new one-step process that turns spent coffee grounds into biofuel could help in the fight to reduce our reliance on diesel made from fossil fuels, say researchers at Lancaster University. Jim Drury reports. Continue reading

08Oct/17

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA (OCTOBER 8, 2017) (BRIDGESTONE WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE) – The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday (October 8) with nearly 40 solar cars crossing Australia’s tropical north to its southern shores, a gruelling 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race through the outback. Continue reading

19Sep/17

China launches world’s largest ore carrier

China Central Television (CCTV)- China launched the world’s largest ore carrier on Tuesday in Qingdao City of east China’s Shandong Province.
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05May/17

Next stop outer space, as Solarstratos plane successfully passes first test flight

PAYERNE, SWITZERLAND (MAY 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – A unique prototype plane, covered with 22 square metres of solar panels and with a 24.8 metre wingspan, Solarstratos successfully achieved on Friday morning (May 5) its first test flight on the Swiss air base of Payern, the result of three years of work.
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20Mar/17

Google’s Project Sunroof shows huge solar potential of U.S.

Google launched a project called Project Sunroof in 2015, which measures solar potential of individual homes in the U.S. The result of the project shows most U.S. homes have great solar viability.
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19Mar/17

Renewable energy storage gets boost from Namibian meteorite

Meteorite fragments could be used as a high performing catalyst to help store renewable energy cheaply and efficiently, according to Swiss scientists. Amy Pollock reports.
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12Dec/16

Scientists say methane surge requires ‘urgent attention’

Researchers are warning that combating climate change also requires more controls over the rate at which methane in the atmosphere is now rising.
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07Dec/15

G7, EU pledge 10 bln U.S. dollars to aid Africa’s renewables plan

Group of Seven industrial nations and the European Union back Africa’s renewables plan with 10 billion U.S. dollars.

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27Nov/15

World Bank sets out plan to bolster Africa against climate change

The World Bank Group has unveiled a new plan that calls for 16 billion U.S. dollars in funding to help African people and countries adapt to climate change and build up the continent’s resilience to climate shocks.

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09Oct/15

Lego’s new toy – a 78 turbine wind farm

(BVO) – This isn’t the sort of construction most people would associate with Lego.

Seventy-eight wind turbines are in this farm 300 kilometres off the coast of Hamburg.

Lego and its partners, DONG Energy and William Demant say it will create power for 320,000 German households.
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