Archive for Renewables

How to use sunlight to produce hydrogen?

April 17, 2019 No Comments

Water splitting by using sunlight is really a form of artificial photosynthesis where sunlight is used to produce hydrogen from water. How does this process work? First we have water splitting devices that are made of light-absorbing materials. These materials are capable to absorb different parts of the solar spectrum ranging from infrared to ultraviolet […]

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What is the Paris Agreement and its accompanying 2020 targets?

April 17, 2019 No Comments

Governments across the globe have been joining forces to try to find an answer to our problems. Nearly 200 countries within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) came to a consensus in 2015 to cut greenhouse emissions and have committed to limit temperature rises worldwide by no more than 2C above pre-industrial […]

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What is stopping offshore wind development in US?

April 17, 2019 No Comments

The rapid growth of wind energy installations throughout the United States has been remarkable. In fact, in the last ten years U.S. has tripled its wind power capacity, and wind is together with hydropower the largest source of renewable energy in the country. The only downside of this US wind energy story is the fact […]

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Schneider Electric launches new digital ecosystem

April 16, 2019 No Comments

Schneider Electric, the leader of digital transformation in energy management and automation, announced the launch of Schneider Electric Exchange, the world’s first cross-industry open ecosystem dedicated to solving real-world sustainability and efficiency challenges. Schneider Electric Exchange is empowering a diverse community of solvers to create and scale business solutions and seize new market value. As […]

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Eni and Biogas Consortium to promote Italian advanced biomethane

April 10, 2019 No Comments

Eni and the Italian Biogas Consortium (CIB) today signed an agreement to promote the production of advanced biomethane from animal waste, agro-industrial byproducts and dedicated winter crops for use in the transport sector. The agreement also involves new opportunities for Consortium member companies by launching business initiatives which will be developed in partnership. A taskforce […]

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Eni and FCA have developed A20

April 10, 2019 No Comments

Within the scope of the agreement signed in November 2017, Eni and FCA have teamed up to develop “A20”, a new fuel with a low level of emissions due to its 15% methanol and 5% bio-ethanol alcohol content. By harnessing its low carbon content, bio component and high octane number, the new alternative fuel emits […]

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Clean drinking water a bigger global threat than climate change, EPA

March 21, 2019 No Comments

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler said that “most of the threats from climate change are 50 to 75 years out” in an interview with “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday. The U.S., Wheeler said, has a number of clean water financing programs that provide grants and loans. He wants those to be models for international […]

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Nevada legislators introduce 100% carbon-free bill

March 21, 2019 No Comments

U.S State of Nevada legislators introduced a bill on Monday that would double the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 50% by 2030, and require 100% carbon-free emissions by 2050. The state’s solar potential is “unrivaled” and a number of previous clean energy initiatives have cleared the state’s path to a smooth clean energy transition, […]

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Gambia receives funding boost for solar project

March 18, 2019 No Comments

Gambia has received US $161m from a partnership of the European Investment Bank, World Bank and European Union to harness solar power and clean energy. Gambia’s Finance Minister Mamburay Njie confirmed the reports and said the funds will be a boost towards addressing Gambia’s current power shortages. It will also ensure reliable energy supply across […]

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Zambia commissions solar power plant

March 18, 2019 No Comments

Zambia has commissioned its largest solar plant project and also the county’s first utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) farm, constructed at a cost of US $60m. The project was flagged off by Zambian President Edgar Lungu. The solar plant was developed by a joint venture of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and Neoen, a French based […]

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