New Study Says 100% Global Renewable Electricity is Feasible

Solar and wind energy

Solar and wind energy. Credit: Public Domain

A global transition to a 100% renewable electricity grid is poised to be a reality, according to new research that was published by Finland’s Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT). The research highlights that the new system would be more cost-effective than the current fossil fuel-reliant system, and could also create millions of new jobs. Continue reading

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Germany Could Pay Customers for Electricity Usage as Renewable Energy Generation Hits Surplus

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Power Produces in Germany were reportedly all set to pay customers to use electricity recently. The wind generation was forecast to climb to a record on October 29, 2017, which would reportedly create more output than needed and drive the electricity prices to below zero. Continue reading

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Wood Waste to Facilitate Production of Green Electricity in Queensland

Timber Queensland

Timber Queensland

The Queensland timber industry is all set to alleviate the energy shortages that the country is facing as a result of the shutdown of coal-fired power stations. The industry reportedly could position itself to be at the vanguard of renewable energy by utilizing its wood waste.

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Sri Lanka Set To Achieve 100% Green Electricity by 2050

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Sri Lanka is set to meet it’s current and future electricity demand by a transformation to 100% renewable energy by 2050, according to a study by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). ADB’s Priyantha Wijayatunga and UNDP’s Alexandra Soezer reiterated that this will activate several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Continue reading

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North Korea’s Nuclear Threat to America’s Electricity Grid

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North Korea on September 3rd, 2017 conducted its sixth nuclear test and as per them, it was their first test of a thermonuclear weapon (hydrogen bomb) of 100-kiloton capacity. Continue reading

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California Targets 100% Renewable Electricity By The Year 2045

California is on the verge of passing a law of using 100% renewable electricity from sources like wind, solar, or hydropower by the year 2045, which is quite a bold disobedience of the Trump administration’s opposition to climate action.

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Twist and Stretch Carbon-Nanotube to Harvest Electricity

twistron yarn

twistron yarn. Credit: University of Texas at Dallas

A team of researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas and Hanyang University in South Korea has developed a new type of yarn spun from carbon nanotubes for energy harvesting. Continue reading

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Chile’s Astonishing Transformation to Clean Electricity

Ralco Hydroelectric Plant

Ralco Hydroelectric Plant. Credit: Roberto Araya Barckhahn

According to the World Bank report published in the beginning of the year 2017, Latin America has the world’s cleanest form of electricity.

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Electricity from a Biomimetic Tree

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Scientists from the Iowa State University in the United States have developed a unique gadget that can imitate the leaves and branches of a tree and help in electricity generation. Continue reading

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Are Electric Cars Environment Friendly and Non Polluting?

EMV Solo

EMV Solo. Credit: Creative Commons/Jennaemv

It is a fact that electric cars don’t pollute atmosphere while running on roads, as they are zero emission (tailpipe emissions) vehicles and also eliminate oil. But one must understand that they run on electricity. So apparently though they look environment-friendly, if the electricity required to charge the battery is coming from a coal fired power plant then the entire scenario needs to be re-looked carefully with proper research and analysis. As the coal fired power plants cause very high air pollution. Continue reading

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