Vegan Electricity Supply? Ecotricity Offers Green Alternative

ecotricity

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Imagine animal products lurking in electricity, a British power company highlights this fact and also decides to give consumers a choice by offering the world’s first vegan electricity. UK based Ecotricity, a renewable energy company professed that around half of the British homes were powered by electricity made from animal byproducts. And, announced that its electricity and gas would reportedly be certified vegan. Continue reading

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Siemens Opens Ammonia Energy Storage Pilot Project

Siemens headquarters in Munich

Siemens headquarters in Munich. Credit: Siemens
Siemens’ new headquarters in Munich.

A chemical compound could help the world boost its consumption of renewable energy. A pilot project, developed by Siemens in collaboration with the Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK, and the University of Oxford and Cardiff University, is the world’s first demonstrator. This development highlights the complete cycle of renewable power, the storage as ammonia (NH3), and the conversion back to electricity. Continue reading

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London City Pledges Sourcing 100% of Electricity from Renewables

London at night.

London at night.

The historic financial district in the City of London, the Square Miles is said to have announced to shift to clean energy by October 2018, sourcing 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources. Continue reading

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Tesla App Allows Optimising for Cheaper Electricity

Powerwall

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Imagine an efficient electricity system where if the electricity is expensive to generate you pay more, and if it is cheap then you pay lesser. This system would persuade ratepayers to conserve when the grid would be constrained and switch to using power when it’s clean and cheap, allowing savings on emissions and grid costs in the process. Continue reading

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Vietnam Plans To Triple Electricity Generation With Solar, Rare Earth

Vietnam intends to increase the amount of electricity it generates from renewable sources to threefold. This would reportedly push for a 26% increase in household solar energy usage by 2030 and cut the dependence on coal, according to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Continue reading

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Colossal Green Electricity Plant Launches in Northern Cape

Xina Solar One, Northern Cape.

Xina Solar One, Northern Cape. Credit: Abengoa Solar, S.A.

Spanish multinational Abengoa S.A. (MCE: ABG.B) recently launched its third solar thermal plant in South Africa. The power plant, Xina Solar One, is reportedly located near Pofadder, Northern Cape and has a total installed capacity of 100 MW. Many expect the plant to impact the local community and demonstrate the viability of renewable energy as a sustainable source of electricity. Continue reading

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Social Investors Reiterate Clean Energy Commitment in Sierra Leone

Solar and wind energy

In 2017, when London-based energy adviser, Michael Liebreich found out that three babies died at the Neonatal Intensive Care unit at the government hospital in the city of Bo, Sierra Leone, they promptly decided to act. The babies died due to a power cut, which stopped their oxygen supply. Liebreich set up Project Bo to provide a solar electricity to supply uninterrupted power to the oxygen devices at the hospital. Continue reading

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California Researchers Transform Waste Heat to Electricity

Rashba spin-Seebeck effect

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A team of scientists from University of California, Riverside (UCR) have successfully developed thermoelectric devices that can transform low-level waste heat into electricity. Continue reading

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Harvesting Electricity from Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a member of the Asphodelaceae (Liliaceae) family, with electrical properties. The plant has electrophysiology features with crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM). Continue reading

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Investments in Global Green Energy Surges in 2017

The pursuit of clean energy is at the heart of the aspirations globally for a better future. In this context, many countries all around the globe have committed to increasing their investment in renewable energy, which spells decreasing investment in other forms of energy. Continue reading

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