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Can high-tech photosynthesis turn CO2 into fuel for your car?

Can high-tech photosynthesis turn CO2 into fuel for your car? | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
It’s not science fiction: research groups all over the world have been working to develop artificial photosynthesis, which could greatly reduce our dependence on crude oil and make use of the growing amount of manmade carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to climate change. The concept received a nod from US President Barack Obama when he mentioned “turning sunlight into liquid fuel” in his State of the Union speech in January.
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A container-sized generator that converts waste heat into energy

A container-sized generator that converts waste heat into energy | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

"What if hot air could become electricity? That is the goal of clean technology startup company, Alphabet Energy, based in California. It has a new so-called thermoelectric material which it says can turn waste heat – such as that from car exhausts and industry – into usable electric power more cheaply and efficiently than ever before, saving both money and the environment. “It is the first really low-cost efficient thermoelectric material for waste heat recovery,” says CEO and founder Matthew Scullin."

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Energy from waste and urban mining: modern businesses for sustainable growth

Energy from waste and urban mining: modern businesses for sustainable growth | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Food, electronics and logistics companies are developing innovative recycling, reuse and efficiency programmesThe mantra of growth is central to modern business.
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2013: The Best Energy Stories | MIT Technology Review

2013: The Best Energy Stories | MIT Technology Review | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Tesla’s profitable cars, cheap LEDs, half-price nuclear, and cheaper carbon capture are highlights of this year’s progress in clean energy.
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Wind turbines trash the landscape for the benefit of billionaires / UK

Wind turbines trash the landscape for the benefit of billionaires / UK | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Simon Jenkins: Energy policy is chaotic and incoherent. The myth that wind power is 'free' has driven Britain's politicians mad
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Are biofuels worse than fossil fuels?

Are biofuels worse than fossil fuels? | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Environmentalists say biofuels made from some food crops contribute more greenhouse gases than the fossil fuels they are designed to replace. With your help, Karl Mathiesen investigates
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Japan shuts down its last nuclear reactor

Japan shuts down its last nuclear reactor | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Japan faces its longest period without nuclear power for four decades, as it shuts down its last reactor amid public concerns after Fukushima.
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..."Before the accident, which was caused by a massive earthquake and tsunami, nuclear plants supplied about 30% of Japan's power"....

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10 Energy Breakthroughs of 2014 That Could Change Your Life

10 Energy Breakthroughs of 2014 That Could Change Your Life | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Hoverboards aside, 10 technologies debuted to save energy—and the planet.
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Revolucionarios desarrollos en el campo de la energía que van contribuir decididamente a reducir la huella de carbono de las ciudades.

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New technique gets pure hydrogen out of splitting water

New technique gets pure hydrogen out of splitting water | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Physically separates the oxygen and hydrogen production steps using chemistry.
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13 Unexpected Sources of Energy that Could Save the World

13 Unexpected Sources of Energy that Could Save the World | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
If humans are going to keep living in the style to which we're accustomed, we need to find alternatives for fossil fuels. Partly that's because we need to reduce pollution — and partly because those fossil fuels are going to run out.
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The future of energy: Clear or cloudy?

The future of energy: Clear or cloudy? | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Minnesota.gov GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN—We know the future of energy usage that we want: a rapidly decreasing reliance on fossil fuels with a greater share of global energy use going to people in the developing world.
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Food-based biofuels allowance to rise by 50% under EU plans

Food-based biofuels allowance to rise by 50% under EU plans | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Planned EU cap on biofuels produced from food crops to be raised from 4.7% to 7% for 2020
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Más de 100.000 personas se suman a la compra colectiva de energía

Más de 100.000 personas se suman a la compra colectiva de energía | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Más de 100.000 personas ya se han sumado a a la primera compra colectiva de energía organizada por la Unión de Consumidores y Usuarios (OCU) bajo el lema Quiero pagar menos luz, una campaña que se lanzó hace solo una semana y cuyo objetivo es...
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