Irish scientists have recently made a groundbreaking discovery that involves tapping of a biomolecule to produce an impressive amount of electricity. The researchers at the University of Limerick (UL), Republic of Ireland, feel that this method could in future lead to novel ways of powering devices like smartphones, motion detectors and mobile phone speakers in cars and video games.
Egypt’s Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Shaker El-Markabi is all set to position the country as a regional hub for transferring and circulating electricity in 2018. He recently highlighted that the Ministry was doubling the country’s electricity production capacity and also expanding the T&D projects.
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Can you imagine a living lamp that will light up by touch? Imagine an entire forest giving off the same amount of energy as a power plant. Dutch entrepreneur and Designer, Ermi van Oers and her team have created a lamp called the ‘Living Light’ in collaboration with Plant-e. Continue reading
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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
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
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 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 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
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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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