Fermin Koop
4 years ago | 43 IMPRESSIONS
Scotland to reach this year 100% renewable energy goal
Fossil fuels are one of the main drivers of climate change, so shifting towards renewable energy is one of the main changes a country can make. That’s the case of Scotland, which is in line with having an energy matrix fully based on renewables this year. ...
Julia White
4 years ago | 256 IMPRESSIONS
Microsoft will be carbon negative by 2030
The scientific consensus is clear. The world confronts an urgent carbon problem. The carbon in our atmosphere has created a blanket of gas that traps heat and is changing the world’s climate. Already, the planet’s temperature has risen by 1 degree centigrade. ...
Sam Morgan
4 years ago | 23 IMPRESSIONS
Poland, Germany get largest slices of Just Transition Fund
The European Commission’s €7.5-billion-strong Just Transition Fund (JTF) is set to allocate €2 billion to Poland and €877 million to Germany under a proposal sent to national governments on Wednesday (15 January). ...
4 years ago | 40 IMPRESSIONS
The year 2019 on electricityMap [europe]
January 2019 - December 2019 Taken from https://www.electricitymap.org. ...
electricity map
4 years ago | 34 IMPRESSIONS
Live CO2 emissions of electricity consumption
electricityMap is a live visualization of where your electricity comes from and how much CO2 was emitted to produce it. ...
Andrew Lee
4 years ago | 21 IMPRESSIONS
Denmark got 50% of power from wind and solar in 2019
Denmark got half its power from wind and solar last year in what its grid operator hailed as an important milestone in its hugely ambitious energy transition push. Wind accounted for more than 47% of Danish electricity in 2019, with solar taking green power to the 50% mark, said Energinet. ...
4 years ago | 29 IMPRESSIONS
Air Pollution Tied to Brain Cancer: Study
Inhaling combustion-produced particles may lead to the development of brain tumors. For the first time, ultra-fine particles produced by burning fuel have been linked to the development of malignant brain tumors, according to a study published in Epidemiology on November 6. ...
air pollution
Forbes Editors' Picks
5 years ago | 22 IMPRESSIONS
EU Leaders Agree 2050 Climate Target - Without Poland
One day after Ursula von der Leyen unveiled her European Green Deal, the EU commission president has already been dealt a setback after EU prime ministers failed to unanimously endorse the deal’s headline target of completely decarbonizing by 2050. ...
5 years ago | 30 IMPRESSIONS
DIY Solar Heat Pump System
​​Most of the solar energy that a PV panel absorbs is lost as heat. Even the best cells will only convert up to ~25% of that energy into electricity, and the hotter they get, the less efficient they are. So that amounts to quite a bit of wasted potential with conventional PV installations. ...
heat pump
Wojciech Zurawski
5 years ago | 23 IMPRESSIONS
Poland plans new coal mines despite EU's call for carbon neutrality
JASTRZEBIE ZDROJ, Poland (Reuters) - Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party plans to introduce legislation that will allow the government to open new coal mines without the approval of local authorities, its energy minister said on Wednesday. ...
5 years ago | 42 IMPRESSIONS
The fight for clean air in Poland requires both knowledge and determination
The problem of smog in Poland is multi-dimensional - requiring a multi-pronged policy approach. Summer in Poland is coming to an end, which means months of cloudy weather and low temperatures ahead. This also means that smog will make its annual appearance—a huge problem the country has grappled with for years. This is most clearly illustrated by the fact that 33 of the most polluted cities in European Union are in Poland. Tens of thousands of people die prematurely every year because of poor air quality ...
clean air
5 years ago | 25 IMPRESSIONS
Solar-powered desalination plant in Kenya gives fresh water to 25,000 people a day
We are only at the beginning of an increasingly more perilous worldwide water crisis. The ability to turn seawater into drinking water will be able to turn the tides on this problem before it grows. Desalination on an industrial scale would change the world. ...
5 years ago | 47 IMPRESSIONS
Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2018
Renewable energy has become an increasingly competitive way to meet new power generation needs. This comprehensive cost study from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) highlights the latest trends for each of the main renewable power technologies. ...
5 years ago | 34 IMPRESSIONS
Energy Storage Investments Boom As Battery Costs Halve in the Next Decade
This 122-fold boom of stationary energy storage over the next two decades will require $662 billion of investment, according to BNEF estimates. It will be made possible by further sharp declines in the cost of lithium-ion batteries, on top of an 85% reduction in the 2010-18 period. ...
energy storage
Amy Gawlak
5 years ago | 21 IMPRESSIONS
Five Simple Tips for Cooling your Home in the Summer
Summer is upon us, and cranking up the air conditioner is usually the first thing that comes to mind when trying to escape the heat during a long, hot summer day. ...