Korean Highway Has Bike Path With Solar Panels

From the point of view of generating electricity from solar power, this bike lane in the median of a busy Korean highway seems to be a good idea. With solar power, there is some concern about where to locate the solar panels if there are not rooftops available, because land can be very expensive depending on the location. Also, people need land for recreation and agriculture, and animals need it for habitat.

 

 

White House Talks Climate Change Health Impacts

Recently, the White House made an announcement about its plan to address some of the human health impacts of climate change. Educating healthcare professions with a new coalition, creating two government reports and disease-related projects from Google and Microsoft were mentioned.

 

 

A Sustainable Future is the Biggest Prize of All

It’s up to us to create the world we want to live in, and we all have the power to do so if we set our minds to it.

 

 

High School Students Lighting Up The World (Exclusive Videos)

It's fascinating every year to see the inspirational high school students who become finalists in the Zayed Future Energy Prize competition, as well as the interesting projects that get them there. This year, I had the pleasure of speaking with many of the finalists. Below are video interviews that you can watch to learn more about these students, their projects, and what inspired them to apply for the Zayed Future Energy Prize. Enjoy!

 

 

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UK Companies Could Save £2.6 Billion By Switching To EV Vans

Major companies in the UK could save as much as £2.6 billion on fuel costs by switching to electric vans, according to new research from the Go Ultra Low campaign — a joint government + industry initiative to educate the public and spur low-emission vehicle adoption.

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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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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

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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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UK Companies Could Save £2.6 Billion By Switching To EV Vans

Major companies in the UK could save as much as £2.6 billion on fuel costs by switching to electric vans, according to new research from the Go Ultra Low campaign — a joint government + industry initiative to educate the public and spur low-emission vehicle adoption.

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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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