Energy

Kia Wants to Replace Public Transportation With Micro-EV’s

Kia Motors is considering the future of public transportation by pushing for micro electric vehicles that can help people move around cities. The cars have a short range of 71km and a top speed of 45km/h. The company plans to begin in Europe and move to other parts of theRead More →

Relectrify is Uses Old Car Batteries to Provide Grid Storage

Relectrify, an Australian based company, has developed a way to recycle used electric car batteries to be used for battery storage. Traditionally, batteries are viewed as being only as strong as their weakest cell. Relectrifiy is able to control each cell in a battery to get the most out ofRead More →

ESS inc Raises $30 Million to Expand Battery Storage Manufacturing

A battery technology company has developed a way to store energy in a new way that is portable and absent of highly used lithium-ion or any harmful chemicals for that matter. The technology by ESS inc is an iron-based flow battery that provides over 20,000 cycles of power and isRead More →

What it Takes to be the Most Sustainable Company in the World

An energy company from Denmark has recently been named the most sustainable company in the world by Forbes magazine. The list includes companies from a broad range of industries from manufacturing to technology. Orsted tops the list due to their aggressive agenda to become the first carbon neutral and fossilRead More →

Ubiquitos Energy has Developed Transparent Solar Glass

Ubitquitos Energy has developed a new solar glass that is implementable on every building in the world. This is not the first solar glass to be brought to market but is the first to be fully transparent and look like regular window glass. The technology works by using an organicRead More →

Coronavirus Shows Renewable Energy Makes Society More Resilient

Families who have solar panels installed on their homes are feeling more secure during the coronavirus pandemic. During a global pandemic, homes running on solar and batteries have an increased sense of security. Solar users are energy independent and can often create enough energy to power a home without needingRead More →

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A New Proposal Could Heat and Cool Buildings Using Groundwater

In Minneapolis, a new proposal has been introduced for a city project that would include the use of a thermal energy system using an underground aquifer. The project includes a food hall and apartment complex on the edge of the Mississippi river. Minneapolis is known for being one of the coldestRead More →

BEST PRACTICES: USGBC’s Annual List of Top 10 States For LEED Green Building Certification

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced their annual list of the Top 10 U.S. States for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building, with Colorado at the top spot, based on 2019 LEED data. The Washington, D.C.-based USGBC created LEED, the most prolific green building frameworkRead More →

Researchers Have Found a Way to Make Graphene Out of Trash

Scientists at Rice University in Houston TX have found a way to create Graphene by using waste. The process, named flash graphene, works by heating carbon-containing materials to 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat this intense creates graphene in 10 milliseconds. This graphene can then be used in a wide range ofRead More →

BEST PRACTICES: Microsoft Corp States Ambitious Goal – Carbon Negative by 2030

Technology behemoth Microsoft, based in the United States (U.S.), made its position on corporate sustainability clear with a bold pledge late January – to be carbon negative by 2030, and further, a 2050 goal to eliminate all of the carbon the company has introduced since its inception in 1975. ManyRead More →

New Research Finds Hydrogen on Demand One Step Closer

Scientists have developed a way to produce Hydrogen power on demand. Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing and Tsinghua University, found a way to create a higher conversion efficiency that starts rapidly and runs quietly with the only byproduct being water.Read More →

Scotland is on Track to Reach 100% Renewable Energy Target by End of 2020

Scotland is on track to reach 100% renewable energy target by the end of 2020. In 2016, the country closed down its last coal fired power plant. The plant once powered 25% of homes in the country and was once the largest coal plant in all of Europe. The majority ofRead More →

Los Angeles Has 96 Million Plastic Balls in its Reservoir For a Good Reason

The L.A Reservoir has 96 million black balls floating on it. When the shade balls were introduced into the reservoir, many people had questions about the purpose and effectiveness. Read More →

Perovskite May be an Important Aspect of Future Solar Panels

A new mineral is being used for solar panels that could greatly improve the efficiency of solar panels. Perovskite is a calcium titanium oxide mineral found in the Ural Mountains of Russia in the 1800’s. Excitement about this mineral has grown due to its efficiency, unusual properties, and its lowRead More →

Cryogenic Energy Storage Can Store Energy Without Fossil Fuels or Batteries

The British company Highview Power Inc. has developed a process to store energy for the grid without the need for fossil fuels. The system involves cooling air, storing it efficiently, and using the re-gasification process to drive a turbine and create electricity without combustion. The Cryogenic energy storage process coolsRead More →

Inside Bill’s Brain Offers Peek Into the Billionaires Life and Nuclear Energy Dealings

A new Netflix documentary digs into the mind of Bill Gates and offers a glimpse into the way the billionaire and philanthropist thinks about important issues the world faces. Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates, looks at Gates’ path to where he is and the positive social work he isRead More →

A Solar Tech Startup Backed by Bill Gates Paves the way for Greener Manufacturing

A solar-tech startup backed by Bill Gates is pushing solar technology boundaries with its concentrated mirrors producing high temperatures. The ability to reach 1,000 degrees Celsius with solar, allows solar power to be used in the steel, cement, and petrochemical manufacturing processes. Until now, this type of solar-tech was onlyRead More →

Kanye West Announces New Eco Shoe Made with Algae

At the Fast Company Innovation Festival, Kanye West unveiled a new Yeezy shoe prototype made with algae. According to Design Boom, the shoe is made with a combination of petroleum-based ethylene-vinyl acetate and foam produced using algae. This clog is the first release in the company move towards sustainability. WestRead More →

“Artificial Leaf” Shows Promise for Sustainable Liquid Fuel Alternative

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have created an Artificial Leaf that can be used to develop a liquid fuel alternative for Syngas. Syngas is a widely used gas currently produced with fossil fuels. The carbon neutral device is powered by simply sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water. The device canRead More →

Sundrop Farms is Using Desalinated Water to Irrigate Their Indoor Farms

The Australia company Sundrop Farms has been using seawater to irrigate their indoor farm in Port Augusta, South Australia. The company has developed a system that doesn’t require fossil fuels, groundwater, or soil to grow a variety of produce. The system uses seawater and solar power to achieve the energyRead More →

The Lithium Industry Expected to grow Five-Fold by 2025

The solar industry continues to grow at a rapid pace. An important aspect of renewables, and the piece of the puzzle which makes them viable, is storage. The world is going to need more lithium batteries of all shapes and size, and fast. The demand for lithium is projected toRead More →