Viganella is a village in Italy where the sun never shines. So locals installed a giant mirror to project the sun’s rays back onto them. Image via The Atlantic. There are companies and apps that do it already from the comfort of your own home: you can check the solar panel potential output from your […]
If you want to make forward-looking decisions, save money in the long run, and make an active contribution to climate and environmental protection, you can’t avoid renewable or green energy. Every day more and more households are trying to use renewable energy. The regional and international playhouses are no exception. It is extremely important not […]
Energy is the big strand in a web of U.S.-Saudi economic ties that has grown in the six years since an American-led army rolled back Iraqi aggression in the Persian Gulf.
Michael Moore’s explosive documentary, Planet of the Humans, full documentary can be seen below, shows how the renewable energy business can never be sustainable. Part of the reason is really about raw materials and where we source them from, like graphite. Lithium ion batteries in electric cars for instance are so energy intensive and have […]
Deserts may not look like much, but there is a slow building up of life organic and inorganic in the soil. We need to preserve them from damage.
Renewables are perfect for Africa where more than half of all people don't have access to clean power. Microgrids powered by renewables are the future.
With a bounty of sun, the giant island nation and continent of Australia is landlocked. Like any island nation that is restricted from movement because of political or territorial disputes, nations like Australia, Switzerland or Israel learn that they need to be self-sufficient and fend for themselves. They create a local and sustainable food supply, […]
The decade of action for renewable energy.
There are several steps for backend developers to implement a reliable containerization strategy. Many modern software development teams are taking advantage of container technology in order to guarantee enhanced storage security and accelerated application delivery. Even with various containerized networks available, there are several steps to take before you can launch a reliable strategy. Taking the […]
How much does the Internet contribute to global warming and can we switch to carbon neutral servers?
Ten years ago I was flown into Helsinki with a handful of other bloggers, from Grist, TreeHugger, Greentech Media. We were to spend several days in Finland learning about its bold and practical solutions to doing better business by the environment. We met a factory that was developing heat pumps to be used in homes […]
Adolescent men in the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) are recruited by warlords because they are desperate. A new German fund will help keep farming in the family and guys like this in his father's arms. Bigger steps are needed from the top down: Investing in renewables is the answer.
Ethiopia has been building Africa's largest hydro-electric dam since 2011. $4 billion later and it is about to go online. It could drain Egypt's Nile so that life in Egypt as they know it (at least since the 70s) will never be the same again.
The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (likened to USAID and the UK and German’s foreign aid) announced last week that it will provide renewable energy loans to 8 projects around the world. The projects will go to building resilience, mainly in island communities which will be able to repay the loans after the renewable energy […]
It's easy. We need 31% more renewable energy to play it climate safe. It will cost $750 - but this can be investment stimulus people, and wind and solar can get us there. Let's do it!
IRENA was founded a decade ago to solve the world's energy problems. It's like the United Nations of Renewable Energy and anyone who is a serious stakeholder in renewables from government to news to suppliers goes to this annual event.
Remember ten and 15 years ago when everyone was talking about investing in biofuels? Scientists like Helmut were against the efficiency claims... While we love the idea of renewable energy crops for palm oil and sugarcane used in ethanol and biofuels have pushed out food producers, causing an alarming shift to rising costs for food. While we might not feel it in the price of a falafel or hummus, biofuels threaten those people already food insecure.
"We don't want to play Russian roulette with our children's health," a Haifa resident said before the natural gas purge.
Israel's natural gas well starts flowing, amid protests and fears over pollution at sea and in the air. Conflict constraints have forced well operators to build rigs closer to shore than normally recommended.
Why is so little reported about potential danger to Israel's northern coast town from the first stages of the Levianthan gas drill operation?
Refugees don't plan on staying for a long time, but a new study in Iraq shows how renewable energy can make temporary living more bearable.
The Energy and Mines World Congress shows that 2019 will be considered the tipping point for solar and wind projects in the mining sector The Energy and Mines World Congress that took place in Toronto provided great insights into the recent developments of onsite renewable energy applications at remote mines. Getting power lines to remote […]
Sorry Greta, World to produce 120% more fossil fuels by 2030 – drastically at odds with warming limit
It’s kind of like the Shaggy song, even when he’s caught red handed: it wasn’t me. Greenhouse gas production from coal and oil are on the increase. No one is taking responsibility. We are in deep, deep trouble, new UN “Gap” report unveils today. So it’s time to wake up Middle East! The Production Gap […]
We hate this picture. From the West Bank in Israel all the way to China, children are picking through e-waste for pennies or dollars a day. There is no way to trace the polluters, maybe, until now.
Air conditioners pull water from the air, literally. It's distilled so not great to drink, but useful in other ways.
Natural gas is an earth-friendlier option to fuel our needs. Some options are better than others