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Why millennials will be the driving force behind renewables & green tech

In Clean Tech, Editor's Choice, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Green Technology, Greener Business, Innovation, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Renewables, Sustainability, Sustainable Development by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

A survey carried out by Deloitte reveals that millennials’ concerns over the environment will push electric utility companies towards renewables and green technology.   According to Deloitte’s “Resources 2016 Study – Energy Management: Navigating the Headwinds”, a motivational trifecta of environmental sensitivity, practicality and affordability is driving residential consumers and businesses to find ways to utilise more renewables and expand …

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Genome Project-write to launch in 2016

In Agriculture, Forestry & Farming, Editor's Choice, Energy, Green Technology, Innovation, Sustainability, Sustainable Development by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

The Genome Project-write (HGP-write) marks the beginning of a grand challenge to understand the blueprint for life, which will benefit sectors from medicine to energy. A group of scientific, business and policy leaders have announced their intent to launch The Genome Project-write (HGP-write) in 2016. As detailed in Science (http://science.sciencemag.org/cgi/doi/10.1126/science.aaf6850), the goal of HGP-write is to reduce the costs of engineering …

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Europe’s first grid connected wave energy power plant opens in Gibraltar

In Editor's Choice, Energy, Renewables, Sustainable Development, Tidal & Ocean by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

Wave energy developer Eco Wave Power Ltd has opened its first wave energy project and is now exporting electricity into Gibraltar’s power grid. The Gibraltarian project was officially “switched on” by the Chief Minister of Gibraltar, Hon. Fabian R Picardo and by the Minister of Health, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Dr. John Cortes. The power generated by the project …

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Europe dominates 2016 ‘Smart City’ leaderboard

In Clean Tech, Editor's Choice, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Green Technology, Innovation, Policy, regulation & finance, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Renewables, Smart Grids, Sustainability, Transport, Waste Reduction by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

New research has revealed that 6 out of 10 global smart cities are based in Europe. Juniper Research has found that European cities are forging ahead with efforts to become smart cities, with 60% of the world’s leading smart cities based in this region. It was found that innovation to reduce congestion and energy consumption were key initiatives across many …

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Virtual reality storytelling to support solar energy project

In Editor's Choice, Energy, Green Technology, Innovation, Renewables, Solar, Sustainable Development by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

Empowered by Light wins sponsorship for virtual reality video storytelling to support high-impact off-grid solar projects. Global solar company Conergy has announced its support of the Empowered by Light Foundation, a high-impact non profit that aims to bring clean, reliable solar power to key communities throughout the developing world. Through its projects, Empowered by Light hopes to demonstrate to developing …

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The world’s first solar-powered Metro is here

In Editor's Choice, Energy, Low Emission, Rail, Renewables, Solar, Sustainable Development by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

A new agreement has been reached that will see the Chilean city of Santiago’s Metro supplied with electricity from a 100-megawatt solar power plant, covering up to 60 per cent of its energy demand. Total and SunPower Corp. have announced that SunPower has signed a power purchase agreement for the supply of 300 gigawatt hours per year of clean solar …

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Solar gets smart: how the energy sector is adapting to Industry 4.0

In Clean Tech, Editor's Choice, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Green Technology, Innovation, Renewables, Smart Grids, Solar by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

Industry 4.0, also known as the smart technology revolution, has swept across all industries worldwide and is now transforming the solar sector. Market research firm EnergyTrend anticipates that global PV demand will reach 60.3 GW and the industry will undertake massive capacity expansion in 2016. Though the solar energy sector is one of the most progressive and bullish industries, it …

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Electric vehicles could create virtual clean power plants

In Clean Tech, Editor's Choice, Electric, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Green Technology, Renewables, Smart Grids, Solar, Transport, Wind by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

San Diego based company Nuvve has recently been selected by Energinet.dk to be the first electric vehicle aggregator to support the Danish grid. Nuvve’s GIVe platform has been approved by different Transmission/Independent System Operators (TSO/ISO) in order to support the transmission of electric power, also known as Ancilllary Services, and is now adding one more TSO with Denmark-based Energinet.dk selecting …