Install photovoltaic panels on agricultural plots to produce green electricity and ensure the operation's sustainability: this is the promise of the agrivoltaism pros. But beware of "alibi" agriculture, the authorities warn.
Banks require massive data centres, which are really carbon-intensive. By replacing these data centres with the cloud, banking can be made much more sustainable and immune to physical losses.
The post-pandemic economic recovery and the Biden administration's policy priorities are in jeopardy after the US inflation rate reached a 40-year high in June. Derailment of either would be a severe setback for American climate aspirations.
Aug 31, 2022Swarnendu Acharjee
Could the green hydrogen boom lead to additional renewable capacity by 2026?
It is predicted by IEA (International Energy Agency) that, by 2040, global energy demand will increase by 25-30%. This, along with the push for electric vehicles and net-zero targets, has created a ripple effect on the economy. To understand this effect, let us go into some details.
In commercial promotion, businesses and companies of all sorts are beginning to employ the term "sustainable." Moreover, organizations are becoming more eager to highlight their commitment to the environment, whether that be through the production of ethical cotton t-shirts or "ecological" vehicles. This appears to be excellent news. Since the climatic problem is the most significant threat to humanity's survival, shouldn't we be happy that businesses are promising to lower their carbon footprints? Sure, but not if they're greenwashing, of course.
Aug 31, 2022Aftab Alam
How Can Digital Technologies Help Track Carbon Emissions and What Role Does It Play to Alleviate Renewable Energy?
The Earth is on the verge of reaching tipping points in its life support systems. When this happens, self-reinforcing loops begin, which might lead to a 'hothouse Earth' condition.
Aug 31, 2022Toulika Das
Legal and Regulatory Objectives for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS)
The term CCUS, or carbon capture, utilization, and storage, is a crucial technique for reducing emissions that can be used across the energy system. Carbon dioxide (CO2) from fuel combustion or industrial processes is captured via CCUS technology, transported by ship or pipeline, and then used as a resource to produce valuable goods or services or permanently stored underground in geological formations.
Aug 31, 2022UMAR NABI
Carbon Markets: The Solution to a Sustainable Future in the Face of Climate Change
The world is changing, and with it, the way we produce and consume energy. Fossil fuels are becoming a thing of the past as countries worldwide begin to invest in renewable energy sources. This shift away from traditional forms of energy production has led to the creation of carbon markets.
The widespread death and economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted governments and international organizations to proclaim a global state of emergency. In particular, the energy sector has been under intense strain because of the pandemic.
The German government coined the term Industry 4.0 (Industrie 4.0 originally) while working on a project to digitize the manufacturing industry. In 2011, this term was made public, describing the potential paradigm shift in the industrial automation sector caused by the cyber-physical systems responsible for the evolution of new business models.
Aug 2, 2022Saipriya Iyer
Digitalization to Decarbonization: What Steps are Private & Public Entities to Erase Carbon Footprints?
The daunting issue of global warming has plagued major industrial sectors all over the globe. In a world characterized by increasing industrialization, urbanization, and a host of other issues including financial crises and food security, increasing carbon emissions stand out as a pressing problem that requires immediate action.
Aug 2, 2022Ragini Agarwal
India-UK ‘Green Grids’ Initiative Can Boost Transition to Clean Energy Worldwide
According to a recent assessment by the International Energy Agency, annual grid expansion and modernization investments should quadruple from $260 billion to $800 billion by 2030. Prime Minister Narendra Modi (India) and his British counterpart Boris Johnson jointly presented a new flagship global project, backed by over 80 countries, to significantly accelerate the global transition to sustainable energy at the COP26 World Leaders' Summit in Glasgow.
Aerogels are ultra-light solids that are composed of 99.8% air. Despite being very light, they have high thermal conductivity and can block out extreme cold or heat. This makes them perfect for solar devices and windows that need energy efficiency. Transparent aerogel applications are becoming more popular as researchers find new and innovative ways to take advantage of this unique material.
Innovation encompasses a wide range of topics, from artificial intelligence and big data to biotechnology and the creation of new financial services, all of which do not necessarily aim to improve our quality of life. However, by examining the amount of money invested by corporations in green technology, it is possible to determine which towns throughout the world are doing the most to influence the future world.
Electric vehicles (EVs) present a chance for the transportation industry to transition away from fossil fuels. Electrification of the transportation industry can also positively impact energy efficiency and local pollution. However, legitimate worries exist regarding fulfilling future energy demand for charging EV batteries using clean and renewable energy sources. More critically, the question of EVs' long-term viability is highlighted by the supply uncertainties associated with essential raw materials utilized in EV batteries. Extraction of some of these material resources has severe environmental consequences, in addition to social and ethical concerns.
Today, this new practice is booming, with increasingly innovative projects showing great promise. So what exactly is agrivoltaism? This technique combines agricultural production and photovoltaic energy production on the same plot, consists of placing photovoltaic louvres above certain crops.
Aug 2, 2022Toulika Das
Green Technology Round-up of 2021
The twenty-first year of the 21st century has been a year of revolution in the field of technology. A significant number of highly lucrative and widely used technologies from the early 2000s have completely disappeared, and newer, better ones have replaced them.
Green technology (GT) is a broad term that covers a wide range of new innovative technologies that are environmentally friendly. A green product uses its resources wisely and protects the environment. Efficacious technologies aim to reduce fossil fuel use, thereby promoting the sustainability of humans, animals, plants, and the environment.
Environmental issues affect many plants, but with the rapid spread of the Internet of Things (IoT), efficient, economical, and sustainable solutions are available. Innovative embedded IoT products benefit the environment while addressing some of these business challenges. It concludes by looking at IoT's exciting capabilities to provide economically and environmentally conscious solutions.
From the usage of hydrogen cells for electricity delivery in the Athletes' Village to the construction of over 160 hydrogen stations for fuel cell cars, hydrogen technology was used to power the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games. As an early adopter and developer of hydrogen-powered technology, Japan aims to cut emissions to less than a tenth of the present levels by 2050.