Oriental Hornet: Expert Solar Power Harvester

Alternative Energy News

Environment and Sustainability | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar Power Do you know who is the most competent solar power expert, according to a research team from Tel Aviv University? It is the humble common Oriental hornet found in our gardens! Much to the astonishment of the scientists and researchers, the hornet utilizes solar power much like a plant and it produces electricity. Think how […]. Environment and Sustainability Photovoltaic Cells Solar Power solar

Brooklyn Bridge Park: Greenest Destination in New York City

Alternative Energy News

Energy Politics | Environment and Sustainability | Solar Power New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge Park is getting even greener with the addition of a solar powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station – the first of its kind in New York City. Brooklyn Bridge Park has already added a number of green areas with lush grass, making it a great spot for both locals and […]. Energy Politics Environment and Sustainability Solar Power solar


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UK tots up £6bn in climate finance for developing counties since 2011

Business Green

Totting up the UK's International Climate Finance (ICF) since 2011 in an update report published on Tuesday , the government said it had mobilised £4.1bn public and £2.2bn private finance for climate change efforts in developing countries over the period.

This marine studies building doubles as an emergency shelter

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building pays homage to the 2011 tsunami in Japan

Can Facebook, Google and Microsoft inspire data center innovation at Climate Week?

EDF + Business

Business-Policy Nexus Energy Efficiency News Commentary climate change facebook - 2011 UN Climate Summit Google Microsoft Climate Summit data centers DeepMind clean economy 100% cleanBy Tom Murray One focus area at this week’s UN Climate Action Summit is Energy Transition , where one of the expected outcomes is bold new “commitments from the IT sector (individually or collectively) on energy efficiency and the leveraging of technology.”.

Nina+Co sustainably furnishes a zero-waste London restaurant

Inhabitat - Innovation

Launched in Australia in 2011, Silo was heralded Locally sourced and recycled materials by Nina+Co decorate the London location of Silo, a zero-waste restaurant focused on sustainability.

Shutting Down All Of Japan’s Nuclear Plants After Fukushima Was A Bad Idea

Jim Conca

By now, more Japanese have died from the closing of Japan's nuclear power plants following the 2011 Tohoku quake than from the tsunami and the earthquake combined, which was about 20,000 people. But no one has died from any radiation released by the crippled reactors

Heimplanet celebrates 9 years of innovative inflatable tents

Inhabitat - Innovation

The company first released a line of inflatable tents in 2011; now, with summer 2020 approaching, Heimplanet is reminding outdoor enthusiasts that there has never been a better time to go camping

Indigenous belief systems bolster mangrove reforestation in Palawan


From 2011 to 2013, mangrove restoration efforts were initiated in Palawan as part of the Philippines’ National Greening Program, but, as elsewhere in the country, the initiative performed far below target


Commentary: Shutting Down All Of Japan’s Nuclear Plants After Fukushima Was A Bad Idea

CleanTech Alliance

31, 2019 By now, more Japanese have died from the closing of Japan’s nuclear power plants following the 2011 Tohoku quake than from the tsunami and the earthquake combined, which was about 20,000 people. Source: James Conca, Forbes, Oct. Of course, no one has died from any radiation released from the reactor, and no one ever will. […]. Commentary

Guest commentary: Solar supply chain ethics and how to make them better

Solar Power World

Since 2011, China has invested more than $50 billion into new solar PV supply capacity, 10-times greater than all of Europe.… By Arjun Kumar Supply chain ethics spans three key areas: economic, environmental and social. In the solar industry, the three are currently heavily at odds.

Indonesia’s forest-clearing moratorium underdelivered — but so did donors


million tonnes of emissions reductions that Indonesia achieved from keeping its forests standing between 2011 and 2018 represents just 4 per cent of its reduction target under the Paris Agreement, a new study calculates The 86.9


10 Best States for Solar Power

Green Living Guy

Renewable energy continues to become more popular across the United States, with wind power production nearly tripling since 2011 and solar power production multiplying by 23 times in the same time period.

DOE makes loan to Syrah Technologies to expand active anode material processing facility


The DOE says it is the first loan from the program since 2011. The DOE ’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) closed a $102.1-million loan to Syrah Technologies to increase the production capacity of an active anode material processing facility.

Renewables could meet US energy needs by 2035, study finds

Renewable Energy World

Today, the US produces over 23 times as much solar power as in 2011, enough to power more than 12 million average American homes. Other key findings of the study include: The US has nearly tripled its wind power capacity since 2011, enough to energise more than 31 million homes.

Every Transformation Begins with Listening


subsidiary back in 2011, she did so knowing she had been recruited, not to be a traditional CFO, but a CFO change agent. On today’s show we speak with Melissa Ballenger, CFO of Mosaic. When Ballenger stepped into a deputy CFO role for TD Bank’s U.S.


Zola Electric raises $90 million to expand off-grid energy access

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, September 27 — Amsterdam-based Zola Electric launched in 2011 as Off Grid Electric to connect millions of energy-poor households to low-cost, renewable.

Ubiquitous Energy scores $30 million for solar-powered windows

Impact Alpha

based Ubiquitous Energy was founded in 2011 by MIT and Michigan State University scientists and engineers looking. ImpactAlpha, January 18 — Redwood City, Calif.-based The post Ubiquitous Energy scores $30 million for solar-powered windows appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Victorian home in Canada offers beautiful urban views


However, their completion dates are ten years apart, with the first in 2011 and the second in 2021 In a heritage district in Toronto, Canada, two houses sit side by side to tell a story of Victorian design, modern construction and historical relevance. Dubbed the Robert Street Residences, the two homes were designed by Taylor Smyth Architects.

Ÿnsect acquires Protifarm to produce mealworms for human consumption

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, April 13 — French agtech Ÿnsect, which has raised insects for animal feed and fertilizer since 2011, is expanding its production of. The post Ÿnsect acquires Protifarm to produce mealworms for human consumption appeared first on Impact Alpha.

SEPA household waste statistics 2019 highlight positive trends on recycling, carbon emissions and reduced landfill use

Envirotec Magazine

million tonnes of CO2 equivalent from 2011. The 2019 metric shows a continued downward trajectory since 2011 in Scotland’s household waste carbon impact. million from 2011. This is the eighth consecutive decrease in household waste landfilled since 2011 – and for the third consecutive year there was more Scottish waste recycled (1.1 achieved in 2011. Carbon impact of waste down 1.1

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LeapFrog backs Shubham to deliver housing loans for low-income buyers in India

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, July 5 — LeapFrog Investments has invested in Gurgaon-based Shubham Housing Development Finance Company, a mortgage lender that launched in 2011 to.

Landfill and recycling both down, and incineration on the up: Scotland waste summary 2020 published

Envirotec Magazine

million tonnes of CO2 equivalent from 2011. achieved in 2011. The amount of Scottish household waste landfilled in 2020 was 660,000 tonnes, a reduction of 98,000 tonnes (13.0%) from 2019, and a reduction 794,000 tonnes (54.6%) from 2011. million TCO2e since 2011.

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Japan – Asia’s Biggest Energy Market Opportunity in 2019?

CleanTech Group

The 2011 earthquake and the subsequent Fukushima nuclear accident triggered a major overhaul of the energy market in Japan. One of the largest economies in the world and the fourth largest consumer of electricity, Japan has long been a recognized leader in energy technology development. As a result, local and foreign innovators are now looking […]. Asia Energy Efficiency Energy Storage Geographical Insights Energy Transformation Japan's Energy Landscape

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Family business falls into solar — and loves it enough to go full-time

Solar Power World

Founder and president Mike Kilpatrick started the electrical subcontractor Southern Tradesmen Service Group back in 2011. There are many roads that lead to a career in the solar industry, and STG Solar (No.

M-KOPA secures $75 million for pay-as-you-go financing for unbanked Africans

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, March 2 — Nairobi-based M-KOPA launched in 2011 to help low-income rural households in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda replace dirty and expensive.

‘For Sama’ Is A Must-See Documentary On Life In War-Torn Aleppo

Forbes Green Tech

When in 2011 the first student protests against Bashar al-Assad's oppressive regime erupted in Aleppo—at the time, Syria's most populous city—business student Waad Al-Kateab picked up her camera and started filming


Fukushima reborn as Japan wind and solar hub

Forbes Green Tech

Japan's Fukushima Prefecture – hit hard by the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster – could soon become a beacon for the country's clean energy future with a new $2.75

He Left His Job As A Stanford Professor To Disrupt An Age-Old Industry And Now His Company Is Worth Billions

Forbes Green Tech

In 2011, Impossible Foods founder Pat Brown could either continue his job as a Stanford Biochemistry Professor or startup a company to take on the animal agriculture industry.

SEPA figures show recovering recycling rate in Scotland

Envirotec Magazine

Carbon impact of Scotland’s waste increased by 53,000 tonnes CO2 equivalent (CO2e) in 2021, but is down 860,000 tonnes CO2e since 2011. below 2011 levels, the carbon impact of Scottish household waste generated and managed was 12.8% (0.86 million tonnes CO2e) below the 2011 level.

Josh Genderson, Erudite CEO Of Holistic Industries: Wine, Weed And The Grateful Dead

Forbes Green Tech

In 2011, I saw an opening in Congress which has oversight of D.C.’s Fast forward a few years and Washington D.C. became one of the first on the East Coast to embrace medical cannabis. s budget and worked with advocates and staffers to help craft new cannabis legislation


Americans need new incentives to save energy at home as are Expiring

Green Living Guy

Back in 2011, tax incentives that once rewarded Americans for energy-efficient improvements were slashed. A recent national poll was released, showing that incentives will be needed to persuade Americans to make energy-efficient improvements to their homes.

The Caribbean Has A Big Seaweed Problem - And It's Costing Millions

Forbes Green Tech

However, since 2011, inhabitants of the region have noticed an increase in the amount of macro-algae washing up on their beaches As part of a natural biological cycle, seaweed has grown in small amounts in the Atlantic before being carried by currents into the Gulf of Mexico for thousands of years.


ESG is rewriting the job description for CSOs


With investors driving environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration, the field has grown by more than 228 percent, from just 29 CSOs in 2011 to 95 CSOs in 2021. Women hold 54 percent of CSO positions, up from 28 percent in 2011. ESG is rewriting the job description for CSOs.

HydroLand acquires two North Carolina hydroelectric facilities

Renewable Energy World

million in capital since receiving its 30-year Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license in 2011. Bryson is subject to a FERC hydropower license issued in July 2011 for 30 years, expiring on June 30, 2041.

Why Are Sharks Important?

Green Living Guy

Back in 2011 was when my affinity for sharks came into sight. Let’s just cut to the chase. Sharks are essential to the entire ocean food chain. Without them as the “keystone” species, meaning their extinction would be catastrophic.


Ocean-dumping for Fukushima wastewater: Japan’s complex decision remains contentious

Envirotec Magazine

Japan has ended years of speculation over the fate of radioactive wastewater stored in tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant since the 2011 disaster. Aerial drone photography of explosions at the Fukushima plant in 2011 (image credit: deedavee easyflow , CC BY-SA 2.0

RapidEye Constellation to be Retired in 2020

Planet Pulse

Here is a series of images collected as a tribute to RapidEye’s contributions: From June 2011 to April 2012, Puyehue-Cordón Caulle covered 16 square kilometers of the Andes in a lava flow about 30 meters thick. c) 2011 and 2019, Planet Labs Inc. c) 2011 and 2019, Planet Labs Inc.

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Floating Solar Panels: A Viable Solution?

Alternative Energy News

Hydro Power | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar Power Since 2011, French Company Ciel & Terre has been developing large-scale floating solar solutions. Their innovative Hydrelio Floating PV system allows standard PV panels to be installed on large bodies of water such as: drinking water reservoirs, quarry lakes, irrigation canals, remediation and tailing ponds, and hydro electric dam reservoirs. This simple and affordable alternative […].

Lessons in frontier finance from 40 impact investments

Impact Alpha

Omnivore, an India-based venture fund, for example, invested in Delhi-based Skymet Weather Services in 2011 to generate better weather data necessary for crop insurance and lines of credit for India’s small farmers. ImpactAlpha, Sept. 11 – The big opportunity in “frontier finance” for small and growing businesses: solving large problems for large populations.

Liz Truss Hires Anti-Green Aides With Ties to Libertarian Think Tanks


Porter wrote articles in 2011 supporting economic “austerity” and urging then Prime Minister David Cameron, who went on to “ cut the green crap ”, not to be “timid” about cuts to government spending.

Solar developer specializing in R&D lowers the financial bar of entry for solar

Solar Power World

118 on the 2020 Top Solar Contractors list) of White River Junction, Vermont, was founded in 2011 by Joel Stettenheim and Troy McBride, both of whom have backgrounds in research and development (R&D). Norwich Solar Technologies (No.

£1.25m award for using space and AI technology to restore Surrey’s wildlife habitats

Envirotec Magazine

Launched in 2011, the Dream Fund gives charities a chance to deliver projects they have always dreamed of but never had the opportunity to bring to life. Dormouse (image credit: Terry Whitakker, 2020VISION).