Simple, Cheap and Portable: A Filter-free Desalination System for a Thirsty World

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With climate change exacerbating water scarcity globally, seawater desalination is stepping in to fill the void. A solar panel is another option, especially in a disaster zone, where there might not be an accessible electric power source.

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Rhodium Group estimates US GHG fell 2.1% in 2019, driven by coal decline

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An increase in natural gas generation offset some of the climate gains from this coal decline, but overall power sector emissions still decreased by almost 10%. Natural gas generation made up much of the gap last year, as it has consistently in recent years, due to extremely cheap gas prices.

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Royal Society Report Concludes Geoengineering and its Consequences May be the Price for Failure to Act on Climate Change; Recommendations for Plan B

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From: Geoengineering the Climate (2009) Click to enlarge. Geoengineering is defined as the deliberate large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climate system in order to moderate global warming. It is an unpalatable truth that unless we can succeed in greatly reducing CO 2 emissions we are headed for a very uncomfortable and challenging climate future, and geoengineering will be the only option left to limit further temperature increases.

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The Coming Construction Boom

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Concurrently, rising sea levels caused by climate change will swamp many coastal cities throughout the world, forcing them to rebuild parts of themselves on higher ground. Other techniques are changing what we can expect buildings to look like.

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UTA researchers demonstrate one-step solar process to convert CO2 and H2O directly into renewable liquid hydrocarbon fuels

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Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have demonstrated a new solar process for the one-step, gas-phase conversion of CO 2 and H 2 O to C 5+ liquid hydrocarbons and O 2 by operating the photocatalytic reaction at elevated temperatures and pressures. The process uses cheap and earth-abundant catalytic materials. The solar photothermochemical alkane reverse combustion (SPARC) uses the sun process to provide both photons and heat.

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Perspective: Despite Solyndra’s death, the future of solar energy is sunny

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by Steven Pleging, CEO/President of Quantum Solar Power Corp. I believe that the loss of industry players Solyndra, Evergreen, and SpectraWatt opens the market for more innovative solar companies to succeed with smarter tactics and mainstream products that fit into existing manufacturing models. We’ve seen a considerable reduction in solar panel costs, but that is exactly why there is reason to be optimistic. I believe most people fail to understand the solar sector.

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That Super Sexy Clean Tech Roundtable, Part II of a Greenius Exclusive

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And by sexy I mean hot and arousing, the way I get when serious people talk serious talk about renewable energy, about the revolution that’s needed to respond to climate change and about the reality of current world situation. And if we pass that tipping point some of the more horrendous consequences of climate change will be irreversible. Second, recently the NY Times reported a health study equating 300,000 deaths a year to climate change and the impacts of it.

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Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, built their climate change bill last year in large measure around it. The legislation would also provide new incentives for domestic oil and gas drilling, nuclear power plant construction, carbon capture and storage, and renewable energy sources like wind and solar. As Senators Graham, Kerry and Lieberman try to resuscitate the climate change bill by introducing a revised bill in mid-to-late April, twenty-three U.S.

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ACS Meeting Symposium Focuses on Conversion and Utilization of CO2 for Fuels and Chemicals

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CO 2 conversion to hydrocarbons over catalysts has been known for several decades but has been shown very little research and development attention, as other technologies have been much cheaper and efficient in yielding cheap oil. Synthesis and characterization of ferrite materials for thermochemical CO 2 splitting using concentrated solar energy. CO 2 splitting via two-step solar thermochemical cycles via metal oxide redox reactions: Thermodynamic and kinetic analyses.

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IPG to demo Flameless Ceramic Turbine for clean, off-grid power in EV charging

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IPG’s project will demonstrate the role of Flameless Ceramic Turbine technology in bringing EV charging to high-use and remote locations through clean, cheap, grid-independent power generation.

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CalSEED awards $4.2M to early-stage clean energy innovations

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Five of the 28 innovations will help protect the grid from wildfires/PSPSs, four of these five will provide climate and weather risk prediction to electric infrastructure and services, and one is a hard tech innovation to reinforce transmission lines. Cypris Materials, Inc is developing paintable solar reflective coatings for the built environment to decrease cooling costs, improve energy efficiency, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

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S. Korean researchers develop new catalytic pathway for direct conversion of CO2 to liquid hydrocarbon fuels

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A team led by Professor Jae Sung Lee at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), with colleagues at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), have developed a new pathway for the direct conversion of CO 2 to liquid transportation fuels by reaction with renewable hydrogen produced by solar water splitting. Making hydrocarbons out of CO 2 must overcome two challenges—chemical stability of the CO 2 molecule and a cheap and renewable hydrogen source.

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Geo-engineering could be ‘our only hope’

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Geo-engineering technologies were found to be very likely to be technically possible and some were considered to be potentially useful to augment the continuing efforts to mitigate climate change by reducing emissions. Geo-engineering and its consequences are the price we may have to pay for failure to act on climate change.”. The report assesses the two main kinds of geo-engineering techniques – Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) and Solar Radiation Management (SRM).

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Mad Power thoughts

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Climate Change. And while preventing working people earning a livelihood may make them feel good, it does nothing to solve the real problem of climate change. . Yet this crisis is a mere harbinger of the candle-lit future that awaits us if we do not change course.

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Feature: Going Green on Car Care, Repair and Insurance

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You may be wondering if electric and hybrid cars are cheap to insure. If you’re able to find an alternatively-powered charging station, like solar charging , for example, you can go even further in reducing your emissions. Exploring Ways to Green Your Current & Future Vehicles.

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Singapores A*Star Awards S$27.5M In Research Grants for Technologies for Sustainable Development

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The funding from A*STAR’s Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) will support research teams from A*STAR research institutes and local institutes of higher learning to develop solutions to manage environmental deterioration, pressures on natural resources and climate change brought on by rapid growth and urbanization. Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) has awarded S$27.5

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Naysayer Alert – the hydrogen red herring

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Hence its supply would not be cheap, renewable nor sustainable in the long term. But there is yet another increasingly discussed advantage to the battery electric vehicle: the ability to be charged/fuelled from one’s own domestic solar panels. (Guest Post by John Murray).

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Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

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He identified three major themes in 2009 for renewable energy: “ Energy markets are undergoing their most fundamental changes since the 1930s; cap and trade is the most complex issue outside of health care; and schisms exist within the energy community that will grow stronger over time. Energy Markets in a State of Change. Dr. Paul addressed a positive change—the days of increasing US oil consumption may be over. “ Will climate legislation provide funds? ”.

Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog -

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

So imagine a million electric cars on US roads which all need to change these batteries in say 2015. Furthermore, changing the battery pack on say a Toyota Prius often costs a fortune, at least in most European countries, so such cars better be VERY cheap, but they’re not. If you charge with solar, is way less. How will the pressures of climate change, limited fossil fuel resources and the mainstreaming of "green" consciousness reshape society?

Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog -

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The Next ‘Better Place’ Is Australia New Subsidies for Electric Cars in Britain Tesla Motors to Build Battery Packs for Other Car Makers Previous post Group Says European Cap-and-Trade System Reduced Emissions Next post Cutting Costs With Solar Walls From 1 to 25 of 29 Comments 1 2 Next » 1. The vision is fuelled by the fear of climate change and the need to find green alternatives to dirty coal, unpopular nuclear power and unreliable gas imports from Russia.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Cleantech Blog, the premier cleantech site for commentary on news and technology relating to clean tech, greentech, energy, climate change and carbon, and the environment. Ontological Shock An Open Letter to Fred Krupp Report from GridEcon Conference SGS Climate Change Head on the First Carbon Credit. Solar, Wind and Biofuels Grew 53 Percent in 2008 Green Education = Environmental Religion? Its better solar transfer/storage than a battery.

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Buffett's Chinese electric car company

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Sign Up Login All Posts | About & Contact Us | Get a TEC Badge | Getting Started with The Energy Collective Cutting-edge insight on energy and climate that you wont find anywhere but here. As if that were not enough, I’m hearing now that BYD is on the verge of a breakthrough in the solar power business and that the company has big plans to make rechargeable batteries at a utility scale to store energy from intermittent, renewable sources like wind and solar.

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

They think BYD has a shot at becoming the worlds largest automaker, primarily by selling electric cars, as well as a leader in the fast-growing solar power industry. His engineers investigate a wide array of technologies, from automobile air-conditioning systems that can run on batteries to the design of solar-powered streetlights. His people at MidAmerican have studied clean technologies like batteries and wind power for years because of the threat of climate change.

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