Green power and technological innovation

Editorial note: For the latest developments taking place in green energy, we advise you to take a look at the magazine: Renewable Energy World

Linkhttp://www.renewableenergyworld.com/index.html

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SummaryRenewable Resources: The Impact of Green Energy on the Economy (02.2017)

Linkhttps://www.business.com/articles/the-impact-of-green-energy-on-the-economy/

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Summary: How will we source clean energy for all? (07.2017)

Link: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170711-how-will-we-source-clean-energy-for-all?ocid=ww.social.link.email

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Summary: The Breakthrough in Renewable Energy – Documentary 2016

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjH92Al0_WA

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General

Summary: Is Houston missing the next energy wave? (08.2017)

Linkhttp://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Is-Houston-missing-the-next-energy-wave-11812880.php?cmpid=email-mobile

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Summary: CNNMoney – Michelin wants to use cardboard and hay to make tires  (08.2017)

Linkhttp://money.cnn.com/video/technology/future/2017/08/08/michelin-wants-to-use-cardboard-and-hay-to-make-tires.cnnmoney/index.html

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Summary: Making money and doing good: Impact investing is catching on – CNNMoney (08.2017)

Linkhttp://money.cnn.com/2017/06/27/investing/impact-investing-growth/index.html

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Summary: India diverts Rs 56,700 crore from the fight against climate change to Goods and Service Tax regime (07.2017)

Link: https://scroll.in/article/844528/india-diverts-rs-56700-crore-from-the-fight-against-climate-change-to-goods-and-service-tax-regime

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Summary: The electric jolt that roused Big Oil (07.2017)

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/07/29/electric-jolt-roused-big-oil/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_em

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Summary: CNN Money: China is crushing the U.S. in renewable energy (07.2017)

Link: http://cnnmon.ie/2tlRov5

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Summary: The Rockerfeller Foundation: What the U.S. Can Learn from India on Climate Change and Energy Access (06.2017)

Link: https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/blog/u-s-can-learn-india-climate-change-energy-access/http://cnnmon.ie/2tlRov5

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Summary: Why India’s renewable energy revolution is racing ahead (06.2017)

Link: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/06/15/india-renewable-energy-climate-change/102882370/

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Summary: Could biofuel for planes be grown in desert? (07.2017)

Link: http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/12/middleeast/iseas-abu-dhabi-aviation-biofuel/index.html

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Green cities

Summary: Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

In 2008, Masdar City broke ground and embarked on a daring journey to develop the world’s most sustainable eco-city. Through smart investments, Masdar City is successfully pioneering a “greenprint” for how cities can accommodate rapid urbanisation and dramatically reduce energy, water and waste.

Link: http://masdar.ae/en/masdar-city/live-work-play

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Solar power

Summary: Time to shine: Solar power is fastest-growing source of new energy (10.2017)

Linkhttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/04/solar-power-renewables-international-energy-agency?CMP=share_btn_link

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Summary: Is the US solar industry about to tear itself apart? (09.2017)

Linkhttp://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41352259

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Summary: China opens panda-shaped solar power plant (07.2017)

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-40723015/china-opens-panda-shaped-solar-power-plant

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Summary: This solar farm floats atop a flooded coal mine (06.2017)

Link: http://www.cnn.com/videos/cnnmoney/2017/07/18/china-floating-solar-farm-orig.cnn

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Summary: How do we know how good a solar cell is? (06.2017)

Link: http://www.euronews.com/2017/06/26/takeaway-how-do-we-know-how-good-a-solar-cell-is

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Summary: SoftBank, Foxconn Deliver Some of World’s Cheapest Solar in India (05.2017)

Link: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/05/softbank-foxconn-deliver-some-of-world-s-cheapest-solar-in-india.html

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Summary: Why the Future of Africa Lies in Solar Power (05.2017)

Link: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/05/why-the-future-of-africa-lies-in-solar-power.html

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Summary: Indian solar power prices hit record low, undercutting fossil fuel. Plummeting wholesale prices put the country on track to meet renewable energy targets set out in the Paris agreement (05.2017)

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/10/indian-solar-power-prices-hit-record-low-undercutting-fossil-fuels?CMP=share_btn_link

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Summary: Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”), through its Mexican renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power México (“EGPM”), has started construction works at its 754 MW1 Villanueva solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Viesca, Coahuila State, which is the largest PV facility under construction in the Americas and Enel’s largest solar project worldwide. (29.03.2017)

Link: https://www.enel.com/en/media/press/d201703-enel-begins-construction-of-the-americas-largest-solar-photovoltaic-plant.html

Summary: India’s big move into solar is already paying off (03.2016)

Link: http://money.cnn.com/2016/03/07/technology/india-solar-energy-coal/index.html

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Vehicle technologies

Summary: Electric cars already cheaper to own and run than petrol or diesel – study (12.2017)

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/01/electric-cars-already-cheaper-to-own-and-run-than-petrol-or-diesel-study?CMP=share_btn_link

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Summary: GM: The future is all-electric – CNNMoney (10.2017)

Linkhttp://cnnmon.ie/2g54pAt

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Summary: China looks at plans to ban petrol and diesel cars (09.2017)

Linkhttp://www.bbc.com/news/business-41218243

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Summary: James Dyson to invest £2.5bn on ‘radically different’ electric car (09.2017)

Linkhttps://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/26/james-dyson-electric-car-2020?CMP=share_btn_link

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Summary: Mercedes-Benz to Produce EQ Brand Electric Cars in the U.S. (09.2017)

Linkhttps://motiondigest.com/2017/09/22/mercedes-benz-to-produce-eq-brand-electric-cars-in-the-u-s/

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Summary: The eco guide to Electric Vehicle hype (08.2017)

Linkhttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/20/the-eco-guide-to-electric-vehicle-hype?CMP=share_btn_fb

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Summary: GM is selling a $5,000 electric car in China (08.2017)

Linkhttp://money.cnn.com/2017/08/07/autos/gm-china-electric-car/index.html

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Summary: The Guardian view on electric cars: they’ll change the world | Editorial (08.2017)

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/06/the-guardian-view-on-electric-cars-theyll-change-the-world?CMP=share_btn_link

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Summary: Britain to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 (07.2017)

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/25/britain-to-ban-sale-of-all-diesel-and-petrol-cars-and-vans-from-2040?CMP=share_btn_link

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Summary: France to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040 (07.2017)

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jul/06/france-ban-petrol-diesel-cars-2040-emmanuel-macron-volvo?CMP=share_btn_link

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Summary: When will hybrids and electric cars really take over? (07.2017)

Link: http://money.cnn.com/technology/powering-your-world/

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Summary: Is a car maker about to save the planet? (07.2017)

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/10/volvo-motor-industry-electric-car-environment?CMP=share_btn_link

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Summary: Electric car revolution: calculating the cost of green motoring (07.2017)

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/08/electric-car-revolution-calculating-the-cost-of-green-motoring?CMP=share_btn_link

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Summary: All Volvo cars to be electric or hybrid from 2019 (07.2017)

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jul/05/volvo-cars-electric-hybrid-2019?CMP=share_btn_link

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Summary: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-40436446/driving-a-car-made-from-biodegradable-materials (06.2017)

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-40436446/driving-a-car-made-from-biodegradable-materials

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Summary: Exclusive: Green energy tycoon in eye of the storm over electric car charging prices (06.2017)

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/24/exclusive-green-energy-tycoon-eye-storm-electric-car-charging/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_em

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Summary: Petrol cars will vanish in 8 years, says US Stamford University report (05.2017)

Link: http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/news/92592333/petrol-cars-will-vanish-in-8-years-says-us-report

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Summary: Scottish Mortgage Stock Stories – Tesla

Link: https://www.bailliegifford.com/individual-investors/intellectual-capital/?video=2017-q2-sm-james-anderson-stock-stories-q2-sm-james-anderson-stock-stories-tesla

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Summary: Can China’s electric cars kill off petrol? (04.2017)

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39650588

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Summary: Is hydrogen the future of the car?

Link: https://www.eniday.com/en/technology_en/is-hydrogen-the-future-of-the-car/

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Summary: Hydrogen: the fuel of the future?

CNN’s Nick Glass, on Make, Create, Innovate explores the potential of hydrogen as a power source with Intelligent Energy, a British company pioneering its use.

Link: http://edition.cnn.com/videos/tv/2016/03/23/make-create-innovate-hydrogen-power.cnn

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Summary: Hydrogen Vehicle

A hydrogen vehicle is a vehicle that uses hydrogen as its onboard fuel for motive power. Hydrogen vehicles include hydrogen fueled space rockets, as well as automobiles and other transportation vehicles. The power plants of such vehicles convert the chemical energy of hydrogen to mechanical energy either by burning hydrogen in an internal combustion engine, or by reacting hydrogen with oxygen in a fuel cell to run

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AXU2wqQe00

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Summary: Hydrogen cars: new Government funding for fuel cell vehicles

Link: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/93180/hydrogen-cars-new-government-funding-for-fuel-cell-vehicles

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Summary: Battery electric cars are a better choice for reducing emissions than fuel cell vehicles, Stanford study finds (11.2016)

Link: http://news.stanford.edu/2016/11/14/battery-electric-cars-better-choice-reducing-emissions-fuel-cell-vehicles/

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Waste technologies

Summary: Plastic-eating worms could help wage war on waste (04.2017)

Wax moth larvae are usually bred as fish bait, but a chance discovery has revealed their taste for plastic – which could be used to beat polluting plastic

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/24/plastic-munching-worms-could-help-wage-war-on-waste-galleria-mellonella?CMP=share_btn_link

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Summary: Plastic-eating bugs? It’s a great story – but there’s a sting in the tail (04.2017)

Breeding wax moth caterpillars to devour our waste sounds good. But they would attack bee colonies too, and ultimately put crops at risk

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/25/plastic-eating-bugs-wax-moth-caterpillars-bee?CMP=share_btn_link

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Summary: ‘Electric’ bacteria can purify sewage water – fast

Harnessing bacteria that produce electricity and break down organic waste, a European research project is developing a new, environmentally friendly way to purify sewage water in small communities.

Linkhttp://www.euronews.com/2017/05/01/electric-bacteria-can-purify-sewage-water-fast

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Wind power

Summary: World’s first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland (07.2017)

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40699979

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Summary: Think windfarms are ugly? It’s not only a matter of perception, but policy too (05.2017)

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/12/think-wind-farms-are-ugly-its-not-only-a-matter-of-perception-but-policy-too?CMP=share_btn_link

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Summary: Full tilt: giant offshore wind farm opens in North Sea (05.2017)

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/09/full-tilt-giant-offshore-wind-farm-opens-in-north-sea?CMP=share_btn_link

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Summary: Offshore wind, clever concrete and fake meat: some of the top climate change innovations from businesses (05.2017)

Linkhttps://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/05/climate-change-innovations-fake-meat?CMP=share_btn_link

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Research reports et al.:

Summary: OECD/IEA Green Growth Studies – ENERGY

Abstract: The OECD and IEA are actively supporting the transition to a greener model of growth. At its 50th Anniversary Ministerial Council Meeting in May 2011, the OECD launched a Green Growth Strategy to help policy makers and stakeholders to address the major environmental challenges of today’s world, while expanding economic opportunities. The Strategy encompasses both policy recommendations to make economic growth “greener” and a set of indicators to monitor progress towards green growth. The Strategy is first and foremost about implementing change and achieving a common purpose: a world that is stronger, cleaner, and fairer.

Link: https://www.oecd.org/greengrowth/greening-energy/49157219.pdf

Summary: G20 public finance for fossil fuels ‘is four times more than renewables’ (07.2017)

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/05/g20-public-finance-for-fossil-fuels-is-four-times-more-than-renewables?CMP=share_btn_link

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Summary: Renewables to account for entire new power capacity in 10 yrs: Ajay Mathur, DG, TERI (04.2017)

Link: http://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/videos/renewables-to-account-for-entire-new-power-capacity-in-10-yrs-ajay-mathur-dg-teri/58031325

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Summary: India headed for a green energy revolution: Harvard scientist (01.2017)

Link: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/science/india-headed-for-a-green-energy-revolution-harvard-scientist/articleshow/56715744.cms

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