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Decarbonising the world energy system without nuclear

Decarbonising the world energy system without nuclear | IBIN Sustainable Energy News | Scoop.it
Nuclear power advocates believe the technology is essential to building a fossil fuel free world energy system. In fact it is optional, writes David Elliott - and not even very helpful. Efficiency and the 'new renewables' can do the job faster, and at much lower cost.
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This Clear Plastic Material Harvests Solar Energy Without You Even Knowing It's There

This Clear Plastic Material Harvests Solar Energy Without You Even Knowing It's There | IBIN Sustainable Energy News | Scoop.it
Researchers are developing transparent solar collectors that let sunlight in, while turning ultraviolet and near-infrared light into electricity
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Why Wave Power Has Lagged Far Behind as Energy Source

Why Wave Power Has Lagged Far Behind as Energy Source | IBIN Sustainable Energy News | Scoop.it
Researchers have long contended that power from ocean waves could make a major contribution as a renewable energy source. But a host of challenges, including the difficulty of designing a device to capture the energy of waves, have stymied efforts to generate electricity from the sea.
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Solar Roads Promising to Solve Humanity’s Energy Problems

Solar Roads Promising to Solve Humanity’s Energy Problems | IBIN Sustainable Energy News | Scoop.it
Electric vehicles look to be the future of our transportation now, unlike concepts from the 60’s, when they said we’ll drive rocket cars. But even though EVs have zero emissions, they still need to feed on electricity, which currently is not all being made using green techniques.
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RESOURCE CRISIS: The sower's strategy: how to speed up the sustainable energy transition

RESOURCE CRISIS: The sower's strategy: how to speed up the sustainable energy transition | IBIN Sustainable Energy News | Scoop.it

 In order to survive the double threat of resource depletion and climate change we need to move as quickly as possible to a sustainable society based on renewable resources. We are already moving in that direction, but we are still investing huge amounts of money to perpetuate our dependency on fossil fuels. Here, I argue that the transition can be eased and accelerated if we adopt the “sower's strategy.” Farmers, as well know, must not eat their seed corn; they must keep some of the harvest for the future.

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New Design May Reduce Bird Deaths In Wind Turbines On Altamont Pass

New Design May Reduce Bird Deaths In Wind Turbines On Altamont Pass | IBIN Sustainable Energy News | Scoop.it
Each year, thousands of birds die each year because they fly into wind turbines on the Altamont Pass east of Livermore. New technology could help reduce the number of bird deaths.
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Researchers in Korea greatly improve piezoelectric nanogenerator efficiency

Researchers in Korea greatly improve piezoelectric nanogenerator efficiency | IBIN Sustainable Energy News | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have increased the energy efficiency of a piezoelectric nanogenerator by almost 40 times, moving it closer to commercial flexible energy harvesters that can supply power infinitely to wearable, implantable electronic devices. The technique used to make this improvement, laser lift-off, allows the placement of a high-quality piezoelectric film on a sapphire substrate.
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Solar Fields Provide More Clean Energy

Solar Fields Provide More Clean Energy | IBIN Sustainable Energy News | Scoop.it

“For many customers — schools, farms, and others with little roof room but much open space — a “solar field” is a great option. A large solar array in a field can potentially reduce 100% of a customers electricity costs — even if they have many electric meters in other locations.

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Solar-powered roads: Coming to a highway near you?

Solar-powered roads: Coming to a highway near you? | IBIN Sustainable Energy News | Scoop.it
What if you could power your car with the road? A pair of Idaho natives have prototyped a solar-powered roadway made of durable textured glass.
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Ambri’s Better Grid Battery

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A tiny startup called Ambri wants to transform our energy system with massive liquid-metal batteries.
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Argentina's "Methane Backpacks" Turn Cow Farts into Green Energy

Argentina's "Methane Backpacks" Turn Cow Farts into Green Energy | IBIN Sustainable Energy News | Scoop.it
Argentina's methane-collecting backpacks are saving the world, one cow fart at a time.
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Big Oil’s New Toy: Robotic Solar Surfboards, Prowling the Ocean

Big Oil’s New Toy: Robotic Solar Surfboards, Prowling the Ocean | IBIN Sustainable Energy News | Scoop.it
The energy industry is using surfboard-like drones—powered by solar panels and propelled by wave action—as the latest weapon against offshore problems like oil spills.
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Bioenergy crops have potential as invasive species

Bioenergy crops have potential as invasive species | IBIN Sustainable Energy News | Scoop.it
Bioenergy crops have potential as invasive species
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Cultivation of large grasses for bioenergy production is gaining interest as a renewable fuel source.
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Solar power could be world’s main energy source by 2050

Solar power could be world’s main energy source by 2050 | IBIN Sustainable Energy News | Scoop.it
Energy agency predicts sun could overtake oil, gas as main source of energy on the planet.
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GADGET OF THE WEEK-Solar Powered Entertainment Lounger lets you chill without energy worries

GADGET OF THE WEEK-Solar Powered Entertainment Lounger lets you chill without energy worries | IBIN Sustainable Energy News | Scoop.it
It's getting hot out there, this latest solar powered gadget makes sure you keep cool in the heat...(see more)
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Algae biofuel can help meet world energy demand, researchers say

Algae biofuel can help meet world energy demand, researchers say | IBIN Sustainable Energy News | Scoop.it

Microalgae-based biofuel not only has the potential to quench a sizable chunk of the world's energy demands, say Utah State University researchers. It's a potential game-changer.

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Space age renewable energy plans should not eclipse our work here on earth

Space age renewable energy plans should not eclipse our work here on earth | IBIN Sustainable Energy News | Scoop.it
New and old routes of renewable energy 
In the past few years, there has been an historic surge in the development of solar energy. Nationally, politically, socially or in scientific forums, solar energy has taken a priority seat at the power generation table, directly or indirectly
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Three Reasons Investors Are Beginning to Take Sustainability Seriously

Three Reasons Investors Are Beginning to Take Sustainability Seriously | IBIN Sustainable Energy News | Scoop.it
Rapidly declining natural systems are bad news for business. There is a two-way street between the economy and the environment: Businesses damage the environment, and the damaged environment then creates risks to the bottom lines of businesses.

Three reasons explain why investors should include sustainability considerations in their decisions, and why doing so is compatible with fiduciary responsibility.
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Abolishing renewable energy target could cost billions

Abolishing renewable energy target could cost billions | IBIN Sustainable Energy News | Scoop.it
A new report warns that abolishing the renewable energy target could cost billions of dollars in investment.
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The Red Hot Renewable That Could Incite A Green Power Revolution

The Red Hot Renewable That Could Incite A Green Power Revolution | IBIN Sustainable Energy News | Scoop.it
Geothermal is a low-carbon, plentiful source of energy. More than 100 years after the first geothermal plant came online the industry is now approaching double-digit growth internationally.
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CentRec Receiver Stores Solar Energy in Ceramic Particles

CentRec Receiver Stores Solar Energy in Ceramic Particles | IBIN Sustainable Energy News | Scoop.it
DLR has developed a new type of radiation receiver, called CentRec, that uses ceramic particles for solar energy heat transfer and storage.
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Europe and Solar Energy Consequences

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One curious meme that developed over the last few years is that the US leads the world in tackling carbon emissions. This is typically followed by a sentence with the word ‘fracking‘. But if you actually look at the data you can see declining oil use was as big a driver in the cuts.
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Local Scientists Explore Wind Energy Development

Local Scientists Explore Wind Energy Development | IBIN Sustainable Energy News | Scoop.it
Local researchers embarked on a 10-day mission off the coast of North Carolina to map the ocean floor. The new data may reveal areas where offshore wind
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Consumers to be big winners in solar/storage revolution

Consumers to be big winners in solar/storage revolution | IBIN Sustainable Energy News | Scoop.it
The solar-inspired transformation of Australia’s energy market is likely to happen quicker than anyone thinks, says PwC. This includes the decline of retailers, the emergence of “crown funded” energy companies within 3 years – and lower bills and greater control for consumers.
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A Call for Countries & Companies to Support a Price on Carbon

A Call for Countries & Companies to Support a Price on Carbon | IBIN Sustainable Energy News | Scoop.it
Through a statement of support to be launched at the UN Climate Summit, countries and companies could work to strengthen carbon pricing policies and implementation.
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