UC Berkeley & Power For All Launch New Partnership
The University of California–Berkeley’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) and the global decentralized renewable energy campaign group "Power for All" have come together for the creation of a new project intended to aggregate various types of relevant research.READ FULL STORY
Is driving your electric vehicle really green?
Going electric for your car is a great start to become more sustainable but is it really much cleaner than the fossil-fuel powered alternative? It depends on where exactly you are charging your electric vehicle!READ FULL BLOG
Pay-As-You-Go Solar Companies are Lighting up Africa!
The Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) model was first developed in East Africa in order to bring solar-powered electricity to people who had no access to the grid. PAYG is a payment method that allows off-grid customers to buy a solar home system with an initial down payment of 20% of the product price.READ FULL BLOG
The Remarkable Journey to Bringing A Sustainable Source of Energy to Five Rural Schools in Haiti
It is a well-known fact that technology helps shape the future for all nations. With Haiti Futur, we have decided to take the front seat in bringing sustainable innovation to rural communities through digital education in Haiti.READ FULL BLOG
Rethinking refugees camps: turning dilemma into innovation with the photovoltaic balloon
During the 21st UN Climate summit, the UN General secretary Ban Ki Moon said " We have only one planet. There is no plan B because there is no planet B." This quotation takes all its sense when you apply it to emergency situations such as refugees camps.READ FULL BLOG
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?READ FULL DISCUSSIONS
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..READ FULL DISCUSSIONS
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…READ FULL DISCUSSIONS
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?READ FULL DISCUSSIONS