Satellite images showed noxious pollution vanishing over China and Europe when the world shut down in response to the coronavirus pandemic. But on the ground in Milan, environmental economist Valentina Bossetti was puzzled the air wasn’t cleaner.
Anyone who’s lived or worked in old buildings knows that their heating and cooling systems can’t compare to the efficiency, insulation and consistency of those in new buildings.
The United States could achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 with a $600 billion investment, according to a professor’s sneak preview of a Princeton University study due out this fall.
A research group led by Prof. Chen Tao and Prof. Zhu Changfei, and their collaborator Prof. Hao Xiaojing at UNSW, developed a hydrothermal deposition method for the synthesis of antimony selenosulfide for solar cell applications.
The UK plans to build huge batteries to store renewable energy – but there's a much cheaper solution
The UK electricity system is undergoing significant and rapid change. It has the world’s largest installed capacity of offshore wind, has effectively stopped generating electricity from coal, and has recorded a 20% drop in demand since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s clear enough from the discarded masks and gloves polluting landscapes and the ocean that many humans have not grasped the environmental message of the coronavirus pandemic.
Public attitudes regarding the scientific certainty of climate change have undergone an enormous shift since the mid-aughts, when former Vice President Al Gore’s movie An Inconvenient Truth first hit the theatres.
If “virtual” meetings can allow companies to gather without anyone being in the office, then remotely distributed solar panels and batteries can harness energy and act as “virtual power plants.”
Both climate change and the coronavirus pandemic are global crises that require thoughtful and significant action on the part of government, individuals, and businesses.
Ecosia, the green search engine that uses its advertising revenues to plant trees in areas affected by deforestation, today planted the 100th million tree in its campaign to restore devastated forests and woodlands across the world.
More than 40% of energy consumption in the European Union is by buildings and 63% of this figure is due to residential dwellings. Furthermore, more than 75% of domestic energy consumption is related to heating and the production of clean hot water.
My wife Ayana thinks I am crazy, but I started composting in recent weeks. She doesn’t think that I am crazy because of composting itself.
For all the advances enabled by artificial intelligence, from speech recognition to self-driving cars, AI systems consume a lot of power and can generate high volumes of climate-changing carbon emissions.
The National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center forecasts that about two-thirds of the continental US will likely face excessive heat in the second week of July.
The conversation around climate change has understandably taken a back seat in recent months, but as reports emerge that we have only six months to avert climate catastrophe, it is clear that the world’s pandemic recovery plan must also include drastically reduced energy consumption.