Posts tagged: renewable energy

Can Green Gas Help Us Meet Energy Targets?

The need to make the transition to a low-carbon economy means using all the renewable technologies in our toolbox. While wind and solar power often gain the most attention, and investment, it’s important to recognise the potential contribution from all sources, including bioenergy. For example, anaerobic digestion (AD) plants across the UK already have enough capacity […]

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What’s Under These Solar Panels Could Solve World Hunger

By: Kate Ryan Solar panels may be old news when it comes to scientific innovations, but Japanese farmers are repurposing them in a novel way. In an attempt to revive aging farming communities and contribute clean energy to the local grid, two farms in northeastern Japan are growing cloud-ear mushrooms underneath the solar panels. Together, the […]

Producing Ethylene Using Solar Energy

Scientists in Singapore have developed an artificial photosynthesis device for greener ethylene production. A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a prototype device that mimics natural photosynthesis to produce ethylene gas using only sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. They published their findings in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. Ethylene, […]

5,500 U.S. Schools Use Solar Power, and That’s Growing as Costs Fall, Study Shows

As renewable energy prices drop, schools are saving millions, while teaching students about technology. Their solar capacity has nearly doubled in three years. By: Lyndsey Gilpin In a field behind an elementary school in rural Middlesex County, Virginia, near the Chesapeake Bay, an ambitious plan has been taking shape: Schools Superintendent Peter Gretz and other […]

California Set to Eclipse Renewable Energy Target

By: Peter Miller California has consistently set the bar high when it comes to climate action, and in the case of renewable energy, the state has consistently over-performed. The latest report from the California Public Utilities Commission shows that major utilities have already met or will soon exceed the state’s renewable energy target of 33 percent clean […]