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Tag: Renewable Energy

Why China has become the world leader in renewable energy

China is the now world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gasses, using fossil fuels to drive rapid industrialization. But it has also become the world leader in renewable energy. The Economist investigates how the country is now investing billions of dollars in green technology. China’s investments into green tech can be clearly illustrated by the facts …

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Fortune Magazine: The coming renewable revolution panel discussion

Distributed solar generation, energy storage, and smart grids are disruptive technologies that will transform the way that energy is produced, regulated, and consumed. Pair solar with batteries and smart micro-grid technology and individuals and businesses will be able cut the cord to the old grid. What are the challenges and opportunities that this disruptive technology …

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Stellenbosch University: Helio100: breakthrough for modular concentrating solar power

The feasibility of concentrating solar power (CSP) as a realistic, cost-effective and clean alternative to fossil fuels, is set to be given a major boost with the launch of a pilot CSP facility at Stellenbosch University (SU) demonstrating a new solar collector system. Situated at Mariendahl, an experimental farm of SU, the Helio100 pilot facility …

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Arizona State University: From wastewater to renewable energy

When algae are put to work cleaning up wastewater, they can produce biofuel at the same time. A team of ASU grad students is working with the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation to clean up the environment while creating clean, renewable energy. Their project received initial funding from the EPA’s P3 program (People, …

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World Economic Forum: Philippines 2014 | Climate Smart Growth

How can government and business leaders prepare for a climate-resilient future? Dimensions to be addressed: – Capturing the opportunities for energy decarbonization – Catalysing climate-resilient investment: making it happen – Promoting liveable cities for future competitiveness Yolanda Kakabadse, President, WWF International, Switzerland; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on East Asia Dong Kwan Kim, Managing …

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Doug Arent: Renewable Electricity Futures

Published on Jul 25, 2013 (November 26, 2012) Doug Arent explains the Renewable Electricity Futures Study and its goal of finding a renewable energy supply that can meet the electricity demands of the contiguous United States. Talk hosted by Stanford University.  

Nobel Week Dialogue: The promised land of renewable energy

The promised land of renewable energy: where can the science take us, and how do we get there? Panellists: Steven Chu, David Gross, Alan Heeger, Hartmut Michel and Elisabeth Rachlew. Moderator: David MacKay The 2013 Nobel Week Dialogue was dedicated to Exploring the Future of Energy. This event brought together a unique collection of thinkers …

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