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ENERGY: “UK renewables out-generate fossil fuels”

ENERGY: “UK renewables out-generate fossil fuels”

UK renewables out-generate fossil fuels for an entire quarter Massive new offshore wind farms are now working, and more are on the way. Enlarge / Components of an offshore windfarm await transport in Billingham, England. The third quarter of 2019 saw the UK’s renewable generation pass that of fossil fuels for the first time, according to an analysis by the climate and energy policy group CarbonBrief. The shift is driven by the completion of several enormous offshore wind farms and…

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ENERGY: The spiralling environmental cost of our lithium battery addiction

ENERGY: The spiralling environmental cost of our lithium battery addiction

As the world scrambles to replace fossil fuels with clean energy, the environmental impact of finding all the lithium required could become a major issue in its own right AMUR RIVER, THE CHINA/RUSSIA BORDER This cold, remote region is where around 100 Chinese electric-car manufacturers test prototypes, such as the Chinese/Slovenian joint venture APG Elaphe, pictured. Global annual sales of electric vehicles exceeded one million for the first time in 2017, with more than half of these in China Matjaž…

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ENERGIE: “Energie in de wachtkamer”

ENERGIE: “Energie in de wachtkamer”

“De echt grote doorbraak die nodig is, gaat over opslag. Grootschalig gebruik van zon en wind is steeds goedkoper aan het worden, maar kunnen we die energie ook vasthouden? Kunnen we energie even in de wachtkamer laten plaatsnemen, om op afroep beschikbaar te zijn?” Grootschalig gebruik van wind en zon is steeds goedkoper aan het worden.Foto: Getty Images/iStockphoto. FD 27-07-2019

ENERGY: “100 cities with renewable energy”

ENERGY: “100 cities with renewable energy”

5 September 2018 There are now 100 trailblazing cities mostly powered by clean energy. Not-for-profit environmental impact researcher CDP has reported that of the 570 plus global cities on their books, over 100 get at least 70% of their electricity from renewable sources such as hydro, geothermal, solar and wind. The list includes large cities such as Auckland (New Zealand); Nairobi (Kenya); Oslo (Norway); Seattle (USA) and Vancouver (Canada), and is more than double the 40 cities who reported that…

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ENERGIE: ‘renewable energy’

ENERGIE: ‘renewable energy’

Renewable energy will be world’s main power source by 2040, says BP Annual energy forecast predicts record surge in wind, solar and other renewables. The UK-based oil company said wind, solar and other renewables will account for about 30% of the world’s electricity supplies by 2040, up from 25% in BP’s 2040 estimates last year, and about 10% today. read more: the Guardian 4 Feb 2019

ENERGIE: ‘world’s biggest solar farm’

ENERGIE: ‘world’s biggest solar farm’

Dutch engineers build world’s biggest sun-seeking solar farm The 15 floating solar islands will possess sunflower-like ability to turn to face the sun Growing resistance to the construction of wind turbines or fields of solar panels on land has led the renewable energy industry to look for alternative options. Large islands of solar panels are under construction or already in place in reservoirs and lakes across the Netherlands, China, the UK and Japan. read more: the Guardian Sun 21 Apr…

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ARCHITECTURE: “the Seasteading Institute”

ARCHITECTURE: “the Seasteading Institute”

Reimagining Civilization with Floating Cities The Seasteading Institute is a nonprofit think-tank promoting the creation of floating ocean cities as a revolutionary solution to some of the world’s most pressing problems: rising sea levels, overpopulation, poor governance, and more… Supported by over a thousand donors, we perform expert-led research, work to catalyze a global movement, and negotiate with coastal countries who are interested in passing legislation for SeaZones in their territorial waters. Read on: www.seasteading.org/ seasteading part III seasteading part…

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ENERGIE: “Onderzoeksteam aan KU Leuven ontwikkelt zonnepaneel dat waterstofgas produceert”

ENERGIE: “Onderzoeksteam aan KU Leuven ontwikkelt zonnepaneel dat waterstofgas produceert”

26 februari 2019 MILIEU Een team bio-ingenieurs van de KU Leuven is er voor het eerst in geslaagd om met een zonnepaneel en wat waterdamp rechtstreeks waterstofgas te maken: een alles-in-één-systeem dat ook nog eens CO2-neutraal is. Twintig van zulke innovatieve zonnepanelen zouden voldoende zijn om het gemiddelde gezin een jaar lang te voorzien van stroom en warmte. KU Leuven Johan Martens (midden) en zijn team slaagden er voor het eerst in om met een zonnepaneel zonlicht rechtstreeks om te…

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