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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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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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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 …

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Solar power and the rising clout of the energy “pro-sumer”

In Advice, Editor's Choice, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Greener Business, Investment, Renewables, Smart Grids, Solar, Sustainable Development by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

The next 10 years are going to bring a host of new energy choices and a lot more market clout for the so-called energy “pro-sumer”. This is the view held by Stellar Solar founding partner, Michael Powers, who believes that “pro-sumers” – utility customers who consume energy but also produce it, using their own rooftop solar systems – hold the …

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Solar-powered aircraft shows that a clean energy future is achievable now

In Clean Tech, Editor's Choice, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Green Technology, Renewables, Solar, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Economics, Transport by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

ABB and Solar Impulse partner on clean energy project that will see solar-powered aircraft embark on round-the-world flight. As Hawaii embarks on the complex transition from a fossil-fueled past to a clean energy future, Solar Impulse prepares to leave for the mainland U.S. and the continuation of its historic around the world journey.  For Solar Impulse and technology partner ABB, …

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California’s clean energy industry now has more than half a million workers

In Biomass, Editor's Choice, Electric, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Ethanol & Biodiesel, Greener Business, Hybrid, Renewables, Smart Grids, Solar, Transport by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

Employment in California’s clean energy industry grew 18% last year, six times the statewide employment growth rate. More than half a million California workers spend some or all of their time on advanced energy (energy efficiency, advanced electricity generation, biofuels, advanced grid technology, and advanced vehicles). At just over 500,000 workers, advanced energy employs three times as many Californians as …

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Researchers generate solar energy from bacteria

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

Researchers have taken the next step in the evolution of bacteria-powered solar energy. For the first time ever, researchers connected nine biological-solar (bio-solar) cells into a bio-solar panel. They then continuously produced electricity from the panel and generated the most wattage of any existing small-scale bio-solar cells – 5.59 microwatts. “Once a functional bio-solar panel becomes available, it could become …

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Greentech on green politics: UN to protect high seas, Australia announces Clean Energy Innovation Fund & investment in renewables hits record figures

In Clean Tech, Editor's Choice, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Green Technology, Innovation, Investment, Policy, regulation & finance, Renewables, Smart Grids, Storage, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Economics by William BlacklerLeave a Comment

Greentech’s fortnightly round-up of the biggest news stories in green politics from around the world. United Nations seeks framework for establishing marine habitats in international waters Australia to establish fund for clean energy technology New figures released on global investment in renewable energy   UN addresses the future of our oceans United Nations officials and representatives from UN member states …