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Future solar cells may be made of wood

Future solar cells may be made of wood | Ali Fakih | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A new kind of paper that is made of wood fibers yet is 96% transparent could be a revolutionary material for next-generation solar cells. Coming from plants, the paper is inexpensive and more environmentally friendly than the plastic substrates often used in solar cells. However, its most ...
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È LIVINGBOX IL FUTURO DELL’ABITARE SOSTENIBILE

È LIVINGBOX IL FUTURO DELL’ABITARE SOSTENIBILE | Ali Fakih | Scoop.it
22/01/2014 - Si riaccendono i riflettori su Livingbox, l’unità modulare prefabbricata, trasportabile, riciclabile ed energeticamente effi..
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It May Look Like a Normal Stack of Wood, But When You Get Closer…WOW!

It May Look Like a Normal Stack of Wood, But When You Get Closer…WOW! | Ali Fakih | Scoop.it
From a distance, it appears to be an ordinary stack of firewood, but as you get closer, you begin to realize that this is way cooler than a stack of logs. Upon further inspection you notice that the black lines are actually seams.
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Solar’s Massive Growth In Top 10 Solar Countries (Interactive Charts)

Solar’s Massive Growth In Top 10 Solar Countries (Interactive Charts) | Ali Fakih | Scoop.it
Originally published on Shrink That Footprint.
In 2012, solar power produced just 0.5% of global electricity. It’s only a speck compared to coal (42%), natural gas (21%), hydro (15%), and nuclear (12%).
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Ecobonus fino al 2020 e prestiti a tasso zero per l'efficienza in edilizia?

Ecobonus fino al 2020 e prestiti a tasso zero per l'efficienza in edilizia? | Ali Fakih | Scoop.it
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La legge di stabilità potrebbe portare novità per le detrazione fiscali per l'efficienza energetica.

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University of Idaho professors transform dead trees into biofuel

University of Idaho professors transform dead trees into biofuel | Ali Fakih | Scoop.it
The trees killed by bark beetles are not viable and are a wildfire hazard. Some scientists are looking to change that.

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Stribrna Skalice House by Prodesi | Domesi

Stribrna Skalice House by Prodesi | Domesi | Ali Fakih | Scoop.it
The task was to build a contemporary weekend house. Our client wishes to spend mainly free weekends there, however during summer they might stay longer. From the original cottage only a massive stone basement has...
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Completata la prima casa passiva mediterranea d’Italia

Completata la prima casa passiva mediterranea d’Italia | Ali Fakih | Scoop.it
Dal freddo clima tedesco al mite clima del Bel Paese, ecco la prima Casa Passiva italiana costruita con standard mediterraneo, 100% green ed ecosostenibile.

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Recepire la direttiva sull'efficienza energetica per uscire più in fretta dalla crisi

Recepire la direttiva sull'efficienza energetica per uscire più in fretta dalla crisi | Ali Fakih | Scoop.it
Ricordava un recente studio Iea che l'efficienza ha un ruolo enorme nel mondo dell'energia e un potenziale ancora più grande.

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Norway Investments in Renewable Energy 'Could Change the World'

Norway Investments in Renewable Energy 'Could Change the World' | Ali Fakih | Scoop.it

Brandon Baker With more than $750 billion of holdings in its sovereign wealth fund, Norway is on the brink of potentially making renewable energy investments around the world.

Erna Solberg, who will be named Norway’s second female prime minister, has already heard proposals from her government to use sovereign wealth fund money to invest in sustainable companies and projects in developing countries, Climate News Network reported today. Leader of the conservative party, Solberg won the election in September.
She hasn’t publicly discussed the specific companies and projects the country might invest in, but there are already high hopes.
“If Norway actually does this, it will be an unprecedented shift in the global investment community and also for tangible action on climate change,” said Samantha Smith, head of the global climate and energy initiative at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
Financial analysts predict that other nations will follow Norway’s lead and also invest in renewable energy projects. Pension funds in Denmark and the Netherlands already support the renewables sector.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, October 15, 2013 4:01 PM

At least some countries have positive balances and know very well what to do with the extra money!

Organic Social Media's curator insight, October 18, 2013 9:58 AM

Brandon Baker With more than $750 billion of holdings in its sovereign wealth fund, Norway is on the brink of potentially making renewable energy investments around the world.

António Sousa Correia's curator insight, October 20, 2013 6:11 AM

An example to conscient and wealthy govenments...

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A passion for microgeneration - The Guardian

A passion for microgeneration - The Guardian | Ali Fakih | Scoop.it

Just over two years ago, Robert Llewellyn put up solar panels at his home in the Cotswolds, and is planning to add more next year. He's also gearing up to persuade his neighbours that they should band together and erect a wind-turbine that might power most of the village.

Best known for playing hapless robot Kryten in Red Dwarf and presenting Scrapheap Challenge, Llewellyn is now enjoying another role – as a passionate advocate of renewable energy, with a growing online following.

Llewellyn's enthusiasm for microgeneration sprang from an equal zeal for battery-powered cars. A visiting engineer who was installing electric-car charging points spotted the potential for solar panels. "I had assumed the roof was in shadow for half the day," Llewellyn said. "However, the engineer showed his slightly better grasp of the sun's trajectory because it's in direct sunlight from dawn until dusk."

As a result, Llewellyn became one of around half a million UK householders who now generate their own energy, according to figures from the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). One of the biggest barriers to the technology has been upfront cost that can reach up to high four figures, but its inclusion in the government's new green deal scheme - which allows householders to take out loans for such work - means the cost can now be spread out.

Llewellyn's 2.4kW array of 14 panels took three days to install including scaffolding work. The photovoltaic (PV) technology he chose converts sunlight directly into electricity, and the array generates almost 3,000kWh per year. When a second planned array is added, solar electricity will surpass the annual needs of his family, electric cars included.

 


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Passive House, active change: Green building that means business

Passive House, active change: Green building that means business | Ali Fakih | Scoop.it
"Passive House can shut down the XL pipeline."
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Another initiative to stop the oil dependency!

More ideas? Please share.

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Edifici, fanno slittare di un anno gli obblighi per le rinnovabili

Edifici, fanno slittare di un anno gli obblighi per le rinnovabili | Ali Fakih | Scoop.it
Un altro ‘colpettino’ alle rinnovabili, all’efficienza energetica e all’autoconsumo è stato sferrato oggi al Senato, nel corso della votazione sulla "Conversione in legge del decreto-legge 30 dicembre 2013, n. 150, recante proroga di termini previsti da disposizioni legislative" (Atto Senato n. 1214), meglio noto come decreto Milleproroghe.
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Il matrimonio verde della finanza e del green

Il matrimonio verde della finanza e del green | Ali Fakih | Scoop.it
Dai dati dell'Osservatorio VedoGreen emerge un'inedita convergenza tra industria e ricerca che dà ottimi frutti.
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LEED Certification’s Impact On America By The Numbers

LEED Certification’s Impact On America By The Numbers | Ali Fakih | Scoop.it
Green buildings create myriad benefits like reduced emissions and energy demand or happier and healthier employees, but those benefits can be hard to quantify, potentially creating skepticism about their bottom-line return on investment.

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L’eco-villaggio al cento per cento
dove cibo ed energia sono a «km 0»

L’eco-villaggio al cento per cento  <br/>dove cibo ed energia sono a «km 0» | Ali Fakih | Scoop.it
Ci vivranno 240 persone in 60 abitazioni. «Caso unico nel mondo»
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PassivHaus UK: via libera al nuovo villaggio autosostenibile

PassivHaus UK: via libera al nuovo villaggio autosostenibile | Ali Fakih | Scoop.it
Partirà a gennaio con la costruzione delle prime 15 abitazioni ecosostenibili, la realizzazione del nuovo villaggio PassivHaus nel Norfolk: uno smart town dove sprechi e consumi sono ridotti a zero.

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Meet the Winners of the First Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge

Meet the Winners of the First Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge | Ali Fakih | Scoop.it
Meet the winners of the first cradle to cradle product innovation contest. Four industry leaders were chosen thanks to their innovative ecologically-friendly products.
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Regione Toscana e Gse collaborano sull'efficienza energetica | Rinnovabili

Regione Toscana e Gse collaborano sull'efficienza energetica | Rinnovabili | Ali Fakih | Scoop.it
Sottoscritto l’accordo finalizzato a favorire la diffusione delle energie rinnovabili e interventi di efficienza energetica su territorio toscano.
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Make it sustainable, la nuova certificazione di ICMQ dedicata ad un nuovo concept abitativo

Make it sustainable, la nuova certificazione di ICMQ dedicata ad un nuovo concept abitativo | Ali Fakih | Scoop.it
La certificazione Make It Sustainable di ICMQ per il concept abitativo Living Box trasportabile e efficiente presentato al Made Expo come alloggio accessibile ed economico.
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How to build a Blackhouse

How to build a Blackhouse | Ali Fakih | Scoop.it
Blackhouses were built in Scotland up to the end of the 19th century when they were replaced by stone and lime motar homes.
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[dossier] Une maison en paille, késako ?

[dossier]  Une maison en paille, késako ? | Ali Fakih | Scoop.it

Oubliez les contes de votre enfance, la maison en paille est d’une solidité à toute épreuve et un mode d'écoconstruction remis au goût du jour en France depuis les années 80. Comment la construit-on, quels sont ses avantages et ses inconvénients ? On vous dit tout ! (...)


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Norway Investments in Renewable Energy 'Could Change the World'

Norway Investments in Renewable Energy 'Could Change the World' | Ali Fakih | Scoop.it

Brandon Baker With more than $750 billion of holdings in its sovereign wealth fund, Norway is on the brink of potentially making renewable energy investments around the world.

Erna Solberg, who will be named Norway’s second female prime minister, has already heard proposals from her government to use sovereign wealth fund money to invest in sustainable companies and projects in developing countries, Climate News Network reported today. Leader of the conservative party, Solberg won the election in September.
She hasn’t publicly discussed the specific companies and projects the country might invest in, but there are already high hopes.
“If Norway actually does this, it will be an unprecedented shift in the global investment community and also for tangible action on climate change,” said Samantha Smith, head of the global climate and energy initiative at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
Financial analysts predict that other nations will follow Norway’s lead and also invest in renewable energy projects. Pension funds in Denmark and the Netherlands already support the renewables sector.

To read the full article, click on the title.

 

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, October 15, 2013 4:01 PM

At least some countries have positive balances and know very well what to do with the extra money!

Organic Social Media's curator insight, October 18, 2013 9:58 AM

Brandon Baker With more than $750 billion of holdings in its sovereign wealth fund, Norway is on the brink of potentially making renewable energy investments around the world.

António Sousa Correia's curator insight, October 20, 2013 6:11 AM

An example to conscient and wealthy govenments...

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Renewable energy provides 11.82% of U.S. energy production

Renewable energy provides 11.82% of U.S. energy production | Ali Fakih | Scoop.it

Solar energy production grew by 32.46% in 2013. Renewable energy sources provided 9.81% of U.S. energy consumption and 11.82% of domestic energy... (RT @PVSolarReport: #Renewable #energy provides 11.82% of U.S.


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Sass Peress's curator insight, October 5, 2013 6:22 AM
Twenty-twenty (20% by 2020) is well within reach...