Sustainability

Hot Weather Puts California Power Grid On Alert

The electricity sector and its incumbent electricity companies are undergoing an unprecedented, challenging but nevertheless critical transformation – a transition towards a more climate-resilient, less carbon-intensive power system which ends up “closer to the customer”. The widespread penetration of renewable energy sources into the electricity supply mix along with a constant push for more innovative… Keep reading →

German Astronaut Alexander Gerst Aboard The International Space Station

Four of nine ‘planetary boundaries’ have now been breached as a result of human activity and not natural variability, says a new research paper published in the journal Science entitled “Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet”. The ‘planetary boundaries’ framework was first introduced in 2009 by an international group of scientists led… Keep reading →

OPAL Pipeline To Connect To Baltic Sea

The big news today was an announcement that President Obama will not sign Keystone XL oil pipeline legislation currently working its way through congress. Interestingly, the announcement was made at the same time major oil and gas industry trade group American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard delivered the annual State of American Energy address, in… Keep reading →

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

U.S.-based energy companies are mostly failing to disclose their management of hydraulic fracturing operations that could have negative environmental impacts, according to a survey published last Thursday. The survey, by a group of investment advisers and shareholder advocacy organizations, found about three-quarters of 30 oil & gas companies surveyed are not fully disclosing their practices… Keep reading →

INVELOX sunset

This is the latest installment in our Energy Startup Series that gives executives at cutting-edge energy firms an opportunity to share insights and experiences about the energy industry, their careers and their companies.   With a background in finance and advising multinational companies, Mark Borman has found his calling at an innovative wind turbine company out of… Keep reading →

China Daily Life - Pollution

Many of China’s coal-fired power plants are equipped with air pollution scrubbers, but in some parts of the country they are seldom used. Scrubbers take energy to run which reduces total output and makes operating the equipment more expensive. The government often sends plant operators mixed messages that prioritize economic growth (which requires maximum power… Keep reading →

Corn Harvest For Generation Of Electricity

Natural gas use is growing throughout the world as new drilling techniques open up vast shale and other tight resources. The result is low-cost gas flooding the market. The environmental advantages of natural gas over other fossil fuels have put it in a favored position as emissions regulations continue to tighten around the world. But conventional… Keep reading →

Monarch Butterflies

Some of technology’s most elegant solutions come from emulating Mother Nature. One of the latest examples involves using the unique characteristics of milkweed fiber to engineer cost-effective absorbent tubes used for cleaning oil spills. And there’s an added environmental benefit from growing industrial milkweed crops – saving monarch butterflies. Milkweed has long been considered a… Keep reading →

Electronics Scrap Recycling At Aurubis

In an article for the World Economic Forum blog, Leo Schlesinger – CEO of MASISA México – makes the argument for the concept of a regenerative ‘circular economy’. This concept would basically embed sustainability firmly within society and effectively restore much of the life-supporting biosphere for our generation and future generations as well. He advocates… Keep reading →

Anti-Coal Protesters Form Human Chain Across German-Polish Border

Pollution is one of the many environmental challenges facing the world today. The impact of pollution is more severe in developing countries, leading to ill health, death and disabilities of millions of people annually. Developed countries have the resources and technologies to combat pollution. As a result of the health risks and the potential impact… Keep reading →

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