Global Electric Car Market Reached 740,000 Units In 2014

The global electric car market hit yet another high last year with regard to sales — with more then 320,000 new EV registrations taking place worldwide in 2014.

 

 

Dr Nawal Al Hosany Talks Zayed Future Energy Prize & Youth Empowerment in UAE

Continuing on with my video interview series with Dr Nawal Al Hosany, director of sustainability at Masdar and director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, this next video features her discussing how critical the youth component of the Zayed Future Energy Prize is, including the involvement of UAE leadership in requesting and growing this portion of the prize.

 

 

Nissan LEAF Glowing In The Dark While Traveling Down Glow-In-The-Dark Highway (Video)

If you've ever that there were no streetlights and all travel at night was done via glow-in-the-dark cars and roads... Then I've got just what you're looking for. (No? Just me then I guess.)

 

 

Dr Nawal Al Hosany Talks Zayed Future Energy Prize & Sustainability in UAE

During Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, I had the opportunity to talk with Dr Nawal Al Hosany, director of sustainability at Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, and also director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize. Despite interviewing dozens of wonderful people throughout the week, this opportunity was one of the ones I was most excited about.

 

 

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New ABB Azipod D Electric Marine Propulsion System Uses 25% Less Power

ABB's new Azipod D electric marine propulsion system delivers considerably improved power requirements, according to recent reports — with the system using up to 25% less installed power than previous models/systems.

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While current energy outlooks to 2030 and beyond retain a dominant role for fossil fuels in the world’s energy mix, simple mathematics indicate that at the current pace of renewable energy investment (~0.3% of global GDP) the energy available to humans at the end of the century will be a small fraction of the current..

 

 

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How to Sustain Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is entering a period of uncertainty that mirrors the increasing uncertainty about oil prices.  Will increased demand from China and revitalized Western economies maintain oil prices at current levels in the face of increased supply from fracking and possibly from Iran?  If so, government support for renewable energy should remain strong.  If oil prices fall, however, then as in the 1980s many governments may cut their investments in new energy technologies so that alternative energy sources are unavailable when oil prices rise again.  What can we do now to ensure continuing support for renewable energy initiatives in the face of possible short term economic and political pressures?

 

 

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New ABB Azipod D Electric Marine Propulsion System Uses 25% Less Power

ABB's new Azipod D electric marine propulsion system delivers considerably improved power requirements, according to recent reports — with the system using up to 25% less installed power than previous models/systems.

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Do we really care?

Our Planet is not doing very well. Desertification, devastating storms, droughts, flooding, loss in biodiversity and many more increasingly worrying environmental / climate change related threats. Why are we not changing this? Do we have the power, the strength to change? Do we care?

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Does the global Sustainable Energy Transition pace need to accelerate? If yes, how should we acceler

While current energy outlooks to 2030 and beyond retain a dominant role for fossil fuels in the world’s energy mix, simple mathematics indicate that at the current pace of renewable energy investment (~0.3% of global GDP) the energy available to humans at the end of the century will be a small fraction of the current..

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Carbon Capture and Storage as Part of our Future Energy System

Energy outlooks to 2030 and beyond indicate growing global energy demand and a continued dominant role for fossil fuels in the world’s energy mix, even as utilization of renewable energy sources expands rapidly…

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How to Sustain Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is entering a period of uncertainty that mirrors the increasing uncertainty about oil prices.  Will increased demand from China and revitalized Western economies maintain oil prices at current levels in the face of increased supply from fracking and possibly from Iran?  If so, government support for renewable energy should remain strong.  If oil prices fall, however, then as in the 1980s many governments may cut their investments in new energy technologies so that alternative energy sources are unavailable when oil prices rise again.  What can we do now to ensure continuing support for renewable energy initiatives in the face of possible short term economic and political pressures?

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