Tagged Sustainable

Can we get 100% of our energy from renewable sources?

By Michelle Froese This article comes from Science Daily, with materials provided by Lappeenranta University of Technology. Scientists have demonstrate that there are no roadblocks on the way to a 100% renewable future. Is there enough space for all the wind turbines and solar panels to provide all our energy needs? What happens when the…

CleanChoice Energy brings renewable option to Takoma Park, Maryland

By Kelsey Misbrener CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company providing 100% clean electricity to customers, has been chosen by the City of Takoma Park to supply residents and businesses with renewable energy on an opt-in basis. The new partnership reflects Takoma Park’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions citywide. Through the partnership, residents and businesses…

AWEA 2018: Storage is ‘like bacon’

UNITED STATES: At Day Two of the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Windpower 2018 conference and exhibition in Chicago (7-10 May), the CEO of the Energy Storage Association (ESA) said storage applications are central to sustainable grid. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Wind Power News & Analysis RSS Feed

A seat at the table with Executive Director of WRISE, Kristen Graf

By Michelle Froese Kristen Graf is a self-professed math and science nerd who loves puzzles, and is currently the Executive Director of Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy or WRISE (formerly Women of Wind Energy or WoWE). Kristen Graf, Executive Director of WRISE “I believe climate change is among one of the great puzzles…

WRISE recognizes women working toward a career in wind power

By Michelle Froese Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) has selected six 2018 Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellows and five 2018 Wind at Our Backs scholars. The organization, which works to promote the education, professional development, and advancement of women in renewables, plans to recognize the award recipients at WRISE’s luncheon during AWEA’s WINDPOWER…

Onyx Solar PV glass installed in Balenciaga’s new storefront in Miami

By Kelly Pickerel The Miami Design District welcomes Onyx Solar’s PV glass with the opening of Balenciaga’s most sustainable flagship store worldwide, which features an impressive storefront made of PV glass. Spearheaded by Balenciaga’s Artistic Director Demna Gvasalia, this is the 12th store of the luxury fashion company in the United States, and the first…

VW Group Accelerates Its Efforts To Deliver Advanced Mobility Solutions In China

By Blagojce Krivevski At today’s Volkswagen Group Media Event, held on the eve of the 2018 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, Volkswagen Group demonstrated the company’s commitment to delivering outstanding People’s Mobility solutions to Chinese consumers. The company outlined its vision to be a leading player in a new era of smart, people-oriented, sustainable mobility solutions….

Commissioners view video of loud turbine #MI

By National Wind Watch BAD AXE – A resident showed the Huron County Board of Commissioners video that he feels demonstrates issues with a wind developer’s sound protocol. Robert Gaffke of Bloomfield Township has a long-standing complaint against Heritage Sustainable Energy, which built the two Big Turtle Wind Farms in Huron County. Big Turtle II…

Global Bioenergies and SkyNRG to collaborate on ASTM-certification of bio-isobutene feedstock and conversion for sustainable aviation fuel

By mmillikin Global Bioenergies (GBE), the company developing a process converting renewable resources into isobutene via fermentation (earlier post), and SkyNRG, world market leader in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), will collaborate to accelerate the commercialization of Global Bioenergies’ approach to process isobutene into a jet fuel blending component. The companies will work towards the aviation…

Cbus closes landmark renewable energy deal

By Cbus Super Cbus Super, the $43 billion industry super fund for the construction, building and allied industries today announced a significant investment into renewable energy that will deliver strong, long-term returns to members and sustainable power to Western Australia. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

NUS-led research team develops cost-effective technique for mass production of high-quality graphene; 50x less solvent

By mmillikin A research team led by the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed an economical and industrially viable strategy to produce graphene. The new technique addresses the long-standing challenge of an efficient process for large-scale production of graphene, and paves the way for sustainable synthesis of the material. Graphene is a two-dimensional material…

Notre Dame team develops plasma-enabled catalysis for ammonia production at milder conditions at smaller scale

By mmillikin The Haber-Bosch process developed in the early 1900s relies on non-renewable fossil fuels and large, centralized chemical plants for the large-scale synthesis of ammonia at elevated temperatures (~700 K) and pressures (~100atm). Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have now developed a sustainable low-temperature and -pressure ammonia synthesis process using plasma-based catalysis….

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