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04 12 2021 | 09:12

China creates vast research infrastructure to support ambitious climate goals

Carbon-neutrality institutes, and other initiatives to support a pledge to achieve net zero by 2060, are popping up like mushrooms across China. China, the world’s top carbon emitter, has for the…

28 11 2021 | 08:30

Cameroonian Fishermen Harvest Invasive Aquatic Fern to Create Energy Source

DIZANGUÉ, CAMEROON —  Cameroon's largest lake, Lake Ossa, has been invaded by Salvinia molesta, an aquatic fern native to Brazil that hinders navigation, makes fishing impossible and blocks water…

23 11 2021 | 15:25

A farce’: experts dismiss government claims a controversial and unproven technology will cut emissions by 15%

Burning vegetation and injecting emissions underground ‘ecologically risky’ and ‘should be avoided’ Experts have questioned how a controversial energy technology that doesn’t currently exist in…

18 11 2021 | 10:09

The cool tech Mat Santamouris is working on now

Mat Santamouris will detail at Moonshot 2030 how his building coating product can slash ambient heat from 40 degrees to 25 degrees on materials with his coating. See him speak on Tuesday during the…

14 11 2021 | 09:08

Can Moomba live up to the hype? Santos’ $220m carbon capture and storage project

The first project registered for the government’s CCS carbon credits program is also claimed to be one of the world’s biggest About 800km north of Adelaide in the middle of the South Australia…

04 11 2021 | 15:11

New report tracks emergence of Egypt as African tech startup powerhouse

Substantial increases in startup activity and a massive inflow of capital has seen the Egyptian startup ecosystem establish itself as one of Africa’s “big four” within a relatively short period of…

03 11 2021 | 14:45

Toyota announces the bZ4X: the carmaker’s first mass-produced electric vehicle

New vehicle a change for Toyota, which has to date relied heavily on hybrid technology. Toyota has released details about its first mass-produced electric vehicle in a significant step for the world…

03 11 2021 | 14:35

Reasons to be hopeful: the climate solutions available now.

We have every tool we need to tackle the climate crisis. Here’s what some key sectors are doing The climate emergency is the biggest threat to civilisation we have ever faced. But there is good news…

03 11 2021 | 14:18

One-gigawatt wind-plus-battery projects on tap for Chile, Kazakhstan

Statkraft has been awarded a tender of public lands in Chile to host a wind power project and Total Eren is developing a 1GW wind power project in Kazakhstan: both would be paired with large-scale…

02 11 2021 | 11:51

Nigeria becomes first African nation to roll out digital currency

Nigeria’s central bank earlier in February outlawed banks and financial institutions from transacting or operating in cryptocurrencies, saying they posed a threat to the financial system. The…

31 10 2021 | 20:12

Climate change: How technology is helping cities tackle climate disasters

The threats to our cities seem endless - from flash flooding to pollution, overcrowding to the risk of pandemics. To help avert crises, many cities have invested in technology - the theory being…

16 10 2021 | 13:01

China launches first 100-gigawatt desert renewables phase

China has started building work on the first 100GW phase of a solar and wind buildout that is likely to see hundreds of gigawatts deployed in the country’s desert regions. Speaking via video link at…

16 10 2021 | 12:23

Ford Announces $11.4 Billion Investment in Electric Vehicle Manufacturing

Ford Motor Company announced plans on Monday to invest $11.4 billion to accelerate their electric vehicle manufacturing, the single largest investment in the company's history. In a joint venture…

16 10 2021 | 12:18

Top 10 future technologies you’ve definitely never heard of

And how they will change the world CRISPR, Quantum, Graphene, Smart Dust, Digital Twins, the Metaverse… You’ve heard about it all. Seen it all. Read it all.

01 10 2021 | 12:26

US plans 14.5 gigawatts of battery storage online by 2025

The US has over 14GW of battery storage capacity planned to come online from 2021 to 2024, according the Department of Energy (DoE). The DoE’s statistical arm – the US Energy Information…

01 10 2021 | 12:25

European glass-glass PV modules particularly climate-friendly

Researchers at the Fraunhofer ISE have calculated that silicon photovoltaic modules manufactured in the EU produce 40 per cent less CO2 emissions than modules manufactured in China. See here why that…

01 10 2021 | 12:05

The computer chip industry has a dirty climate secret

As demand for chips surges, the semicondutor industry is trying to grapple with its huge carbon foot print. The semiconductor industry has a problem. Demand is booming for silicon chips, which are…

24 09 2021 | 14:33

World’s First Battery-Powered Freight Train Unveiled in Pittsburgh

The world's first ever battery-electric freight train was unveiled in Pittsburgh on Friday.

24 09 2021 | 14:26

Global windfarm installations expected to surge after Covid drop, says report

Offshore energy boom in China will grow world’s windfarm capacity by more than 12GW in 2021. Windfarm installations are expected to double to record global levels this year, after a short-lived…

17 09 2021 | 15:58

How a new app helps fishing boats avoid endangered species

The discarding of fish at sea – known as “bycatch” – happens when fish have no commercial value or annual quotas for a commercial species are limited. It is widely regarded as a wasteful and…