Tag Archives: Alternative and sustainable energy

The race to make green hydrogen competitive is on

One type of hydrogen production uses electrolysis, with an electric current splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen. If the electricity used in this process comes from a renewable source then some call it “green” hydrogen. Alex Kraus | Bloomberg | Getty Images Siemens Energy and Air Liquide have announced plans …

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World’s largest hybrid ship to ferry passengers between UK, France

An artist’s impression of the Saint-Malo at sea. According to Brittany Ferries will have a battery capacity of 11.5 megawatt hours. Brittany Ferries A ship set to carry passengers between the U.K. and France in the next few years will be the largest hybrid-vessel ever built, according to operator Brittany …

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Clean energy set for $1.4 trillion boost in 2022, IEA says

Coal and a wind turbine in Hohenhameln, Germany, on April 11, 2022. A number of major economies have formulated plans to reduce their reliance on Russian hydrocarbons in recent months. Mia Bucher | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Global energy investment is on course to jump by more than 8% …

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Volvo has started testing trucks with fuel cells powered by hydrogen

According to Volvo Trucks, fuel cells for the vehicles will be provided by cellcentric, a joint venture with Daimler Truck that was established in March 2021. Tomohiro Ohsumi | Bloomberg | Getty Images Volvo Trucks said Monday that it had begun to test vehicles that use “fuel cells powered by …

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Huge offshore wind farm to use recyclable turbine blades

A wind turbine at the Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm, in the Irish Sea. With governments around the world attempting to ramp up their renewable energy capacity, the number of wind turbines worldwide only looks set to grow, which will in turn increase pressure on the sector to find sustainable solutions …

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Meta’s Silicon Valley home plans to decarbonize 95% of buildings

A giant digital sign is seen at Facebook’s corporate headquarters campus in Menlo Park, California, on October 23, 2019. Josh Edelson | AFP | Getty Images Technology hub Menlo Park, California, home to Meta, is teaming up with Brooklyn, New York-based BlocPower in a new form of public-private partnership to …

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UN chief slams new fossil fuel funding

In remarks delivered to the Austrian World Summit in Vienna via video, Antonio Guterres issued a sobering assessment of the planet’s prospects. “Most national climate pledges are simply not good enough,” he said. Michael M. Santiago | Getty Images News | Getty Images The U.N. Secretary General has slammed new …

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Goodbye gasoline cars? EU lawmakers vote to ban new sales from 2035

Traffic in Paris, France, on May 12, 2020. The European Parliament now supports the European Commission’s goal of a 100% cut in emissions from new passenger cars and vans by 2035. Ludovic Marin | AFP | Getty Images European lawmakers have voted to ban the sale of new diesel and …

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Iberdrola sets up firm focused on recycling wind turbine blades

Wind turbine blades photographed at a site in Denmark. The issue of what to do with blades when they’re no longer needed is a headache for the industry. Jonathanfilskov-photography | Istock | Getty Images Spanish energy firm Iberdrola has jointly established a company that will recycle components used in renewable …

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Prince William in rallying cry for the environment

Prince William delivers a speech in London on June 4, 2022. In his speech, the Duke of Cambridge said “decades of making the case for taking better care of our world” meant environmental issues were “now at the top of the global agenda.” Daniel Leal | AFP | Getty Images …

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