Green Energy News From Around The World
President Obama made it abundantly clear that our climate is changing “faster than our efforts to address it”, and he insisted that, “… ladies and gentlemen, we have to change!”
Emma Thompson also made her way to Shell’s headquarters alongside a giant polar bear in protest of Arctic drilling.
Marissa Muller’s solar powered bike ride across America also came to a successful end this week as she managed to draw attention to renewables.
Have you been ready to go green but simply don’t have the roof space? Well, now you can use someone else’s roof!
Sempra U.S. Gas & Power received the “Power Player Of The Year” award at this year’s Energy Summit in Las Vegas, while Airlight Energy’s giant solar sunflower was named one of the 7 solar wonders of the world.
New study data released this week proved that renewables and public health are inextricably linked, and nowhere else is this more evident than in China!
South Africa also made the news again this week, and it seems that amidst allegations of going nuclear, they may finally be focusing on renewables to get a healthy “energy mix”.
Those who do not take climate change seriously are “not fit to lead”, according to President Obama.
The American President, who opened the Department of State’s GLACIER conference hosted in Anchorage with his forceful speech, went on to say that,”There’s not gonna be a nation on this earth that’s not impacted negatively. People will suffer, economies will suffer.”
Climate change is also the reason why the President will soon be running with Bear Grylls!
Airlight Energy, a Swiss-based company, has developed a new solar technology which resembles a gigantic sunflower. This amazing technology can harness the power of 5000 suns!
Concentrator photovoltaics (CPV ) may just be the way of the future, and this groundbreaking design makes use of HCPVT to generate electricity and hot water from solar power. It makes use of an array of mirrors (or heliostats) to focus a large area of the sun’s rays onto a small area, and this design offers several advantages.
Developers are confident that these sunflowers will be available to some early adopters by 2016, with full commercial manufacturing capacity being achieved by 2017.
Ever imagined going green but never had the roof space to install panels? A few weeks ago we reported on the Sunport, a device which allows you to make use of solar without owning any solar panels.
Well, now it seems you can even use someone else’s roof to convert to solar!
In essence, Yeloha links those who want to buy solar energy with those who have the roof space to accomodate for it.
You can either find a roof, or become a host.
Solar is likely to provide virtually all new generation capacity in the state by 2025, according to Dr. Mike Nahan, Western Australia’s Energy Minister and state treasurer.
“Sempra U.S. Gas & Power has provided vision and created opportunities in clean energy development, and demonstrated the direct and secondary benefits of developing the West’s, and the nation’s, renewable resources,” said Jennifer Taylor, the executive director of CEP
Kevin Sagara, president of renewables for Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, accepted the award on behalf of the company.
Pollution levels in China are some of the most concerning data ever seen.
Here are 23 of the most shocking images ever published of the radical pollution problem they face.
This week saw the completion of an epic solar bicycle journey.
On the 21st of May 2015, Marissa Muller set off to begin her 3000+ mile solo journey across the United Sates on a solar-charged electric bicycle.
Her plan along the way was to empower local municipalities, schools, and businesses with the wellness revolution and to educate them on the benefits of renewable solar energy.
Marissa said, “It’s the ultimate demonstration of freedom, a clean, electric vehicle, powered by decentralized energy, and an open road of opportunity.”
Here’s a video of Marissa showing exactly how the solar-powered bike works.
South Africa recently made the news after a small team from the University of Stellenbosch managed to solve a solar problem that stumped some of Google’s top employees.
So far, Shell’s Arctic efforts have been bogged down by lawsuits and disasters.
The 3-ton polar bear now has 6 people chained inside who intend to remain there as a symbol of mass defiance until drilling ends later this month.
“I’ve been to the Arctic, I’ve seen the beauty, I’ve seen the wildlife, and my heart breaks to think that Shell is up there right now, drilling for the oil that threatens not only their habitat but ours”, Thompson said, “I’m here to say no. I’m here to say this has to end. I’m one of millions of people demanding that this company pulls out of the Arctic and this huge polar bear is roaring with our voices.”
Shell, which has invested billions into arctic drilling, has only a few weeks left to explore the area for oil before winter begins.