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.

Trend: The bots are coming (to ratings and reporting)


Roughly 20 percent of S&P 500 companies published a sustainability report in 2011. Corporate reporting on sustainability has grown more than fivefold in the past 10 years. In 2018, that number rose to 86 percent. Artificial Intelligence Reporting State of Green Business 2020 Technology ESG

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

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

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.

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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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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‘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


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.

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


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.

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

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.

Solar installer Freedom Forever expands into Utah and Texas

Solar Power World

Founded in 2011, Freedom Forever currently serves customers in California, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois and Nevada. Freedom Forever, the residential solar energy installer, announced its expansion into Salt Lake City, Houston and Dallas.

Contractors Corner: O3 Energy knows every aspect of C&I solar

Solar Power World

When O3 Energy started in 2011, company founders identified a need in the market — commercial building owners didn’t know where to start when going solar. From development to financing to construction, O3 promotes itself as well-versed in all aspects of C&I solar and seeks out corporations with little experience in the finer details of… The post Contractors Corner: O3 Energy knows every aspect of C&I solar appeared first on Solar Power World.

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.


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

Nature takes root on the balance sheet


Back in 2011, the company worked with Trucost to develop an environmental profit and loss (EP&L) account to help measure and manage environmental impacts across its operations and supply chain. Nature takes root on the balance sheet. Richard Mattison. Mon, 03/08/2021 - 00:15.

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.


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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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.

Ideanomics acquires wireless charging specialist WAVE


Founded in 2011, and headquartered in Salt Lake City, WAVE is a pioneer in the field of inductive (wireless) charging solutions for medium- and heavy-duty EVs.

Swiss car-sharing firm to install hundreds of charging stations


The company’s first foray into electrification was a bit too early—it began offering EVs in 2011, but later took most of them out of service.

Germany Settles Nuclear Phaseout Legal Disputes for $2.9B


In the wake of the Fukushima disaster in 2011, the German government closed down eight reactors and announced all the nation’s nuclear power would close by 2022. The only party to vote against the 2011 accelerated nuclear phaseout did so because they wanted an even shorter timeline

BlackRock Targets Storage With New Multibillion-Dollar Renewables Fund


Since 2011, BlackRock claims to have channeled $5.5 In 2011, BlackRock was the only big asset manager offering a renewables-only equity fund. “People had these negative storylines in their head,” Torres said, noting Solyndra’s high-profile bankruptcy in 2011.

Joe Biden can be the president for a sustainable private sector


Today, 90 percent of S&P 500 companies publish sustainability reports, up from 20 percent in 2011. Joe Biden can be the president for a sustainable private sector. Lisa Woll. Mon, 02/15/2021 - 01:00.

2nd Sustainable Rice Conference & Exhibition


Launched in 2011, SRP is co-convened by the UN Environment and the International Rice Research Institute, and works in collaboration with over 100 institutional partners in the public and private sectors as well as the research, international development and NGO community The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) is a multi-stakeholder partnership to promote resource efficiency and sustainability both on-farm and throughout the rice value chain.

Healing the Future


My 2020 profile image is from a slide used in 2011, for a Green Vision presentation, entitled Time to Heal the Future. At the start of each year there is a searching for new, we feel we need something new, a new tool, a new message, a new tagline to recharge our sustainability approaches.

So Big It’s Boring: The Rise of Utility-Scale Solar


In 2011, utility solar reached 1 gigawatt. In 2015, I was sitting with representatives of Strata Solar, Southern Company and the Arkansas Public Service Commission, waiting to go onstage. We were the last session of the last day of the conference in question — a tough time slot.

Texas leaders failed to heed warnings that left the state’s power grid vulnerable to winter extremes, experts say


Clearly we need to change our regulatory focus to protect the people, not profits,” said Tom “Smitty” Smith, a now-retired former director of Public Citizen, an Austin-based consumer advocacy group who advocated for changes after in 2011 when Texas faced a similar energy crisis.

The Mobility House to provide charging management for Austrian Post’s EV fleet


Austrian Post has been using electric delivery vehicles in daily delivery operations since 2011,” says Austrian Post’s Head of Group Fleet Paul Janacek. Austria’s postal service has selected The Mobility House to support its rapidly-growing EV fleet with intelligent charging.

Decarbonization Investment: Can Investors Do Well While Doing Good?

E8 Cleantech Angels

We set out to answer those questions for ourselves recently by examining the investment vehicles available to individual investors in both public and private markets and tracking the returns from 2011 to the present. From the beginning of 2011, the S&P 500 has realized 12.0%

ComEd’s Favorable Regulatory Treatment for Grid Investments Comes Under Fire


For the past nine years, Chicago-based utility ComEd has earned excessive profits from a regulatory structure set in place by a 2011 state law whose passage has been linked to a bribery scandal that’s embroiled key state lawmakers and ComEd’s former CEO.

Air pollution and premature death: Life expectancy impacts described in Bristol study

Envirotec Magazine

The study shows that an eight year old child (born in 2011) could die up to six months early if exposed over their lifetimes to air pollution, even taking into account the anticipated reduction in air pollution from 2011 to 2030. The table below shows the estimated burden (from the estimates derived by using information from multi-pollutant model results from 4 different cohort studies) of effects on annual mortality in 2011 of 2011 levels of anthropogenic PM2.5

The electronic waste collection conundrum


Stokes founded her first electronics recycling organization in 2011 as a social purpose corporation and later sold Homeboy Industries. The electronic waste collection conundrum. Heather Clancy. Thu, 07/16/2020 - 01:15.

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Trend: The bots are coming (to ratings and reporting)


Roughly 20 percent of S&P 500 companies published a sustainability report in 2011. Corporate reporting on sustainability has grown more than fivefold in the past 10 years. In 2018, that number rose to 86 percent.

Better Ventures closes $32 million fund to spur early impact tech

Impact Alpha

Since 2011, the founders of Better Ventures have provided first-in investment capital to founders of 27 impact tech companies. ImpactAlpha, October 7 – Breakthrough technology is time and resource intensive to get off the ground. Four of those are investments from its newly closed, $32 million third fund: Portland-based Knock Software, whose Ride Report app The post Better Ventures closes $32 million fund to spur early impact tech appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Greentown Labs’ Startups Milestone: $1 Billion Raised

Greentown Labs

Greentown was founded in 2011 as the industry rose from the ashes of the cleantech bubble burst, and there was little capital to be found.