As humankind faces its greatest challenge yet – how to combat the devastating environmental impacts of climate change – the need for new ideas to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and pollution has never been greater.
Farming sustainably and efficiently has gone from a big tractor problem to a big data problem over the last few decades, and startup EarthOptics believes the next frontier of precision agriculture lies deep in the soil.
Researchers have developed prototype technology that can double the power harvested from ocean waves, in an advance that could finally make wave energy a viable renewable alternative.
As more attention is focused on fighting climate change, green technology is catching another breath from a new cash infusion. The invention of a potentially breakthrough technology has not always led to large-scale commercial production as big investors have been loath to throw money into the big capital spending required for businesses like solar farms and battery before reaching profitability, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Examples of green tech include recycling (waste incineration/management), water purification, self-sufficient buildings (infrastructure that can be operated independently), and generation of energy (solar panels, hydropower dams, windmills, etc).
As more attention is focused on fighting climate change, green technology is catching another breath from a new cash infusion.
The world of clean energy is rapidly evolving. Solar power installations in the U.S. increased by 43 percent in 2020, and the price of solar decreased by nearly 90 percent between 2010 and 2020. Similarly, wind turbine capacity increased by a record 14.2 gigawatts last year alone.
Some of the biggest opportunities to reduce a company’s carbon footprint are lurking in its supply chain – a fact that’s spawned a new generation of innovative greentech start-ups
The European Union and an energy investment programme founded by Bill Gates plan to raise up to $1 billion to roll out the low-carbon technologies Europe is betting on to meet its climate change goals, the European Commission said on Wednesday.
First, there’s all the hype around the upgrades and benefits the new phone brings over the old one. Then, we have people clamouring over or even queuing (something we haven’t seen since the pandemic hit) for the new phone.
A decarbonized power sector will unlock massive opportunities across nearly every other sector, either via direct electrification or indirect electrification via the production of low-carbon fuels, like green hydrogen.
Gas heat recovery has become the name of the game for efficiency in the textile and garment industry to remain competitive in business and for a green transformation to save the environment and the next generation.
The world’s first fully recyclable, printed electronics are being developed in the US to combat gadget waste.
When engineers and companies think beyond profits and forge ahead to improve a perfectly working system, extraordinary ideas emerge. Combining the mechanical and electrical engineering expertise of its leaders, dominant South Korean pump maker Green Tech creates the world’s first internet of things (IoT) pumps by integrating a camera and intelligent software to conventional pumps.
President Biden has pledged to usher in a net zero-emission economy by 2050, electrifying government vehicle fleets, doubling offshore wind production and creating “millions of jobs in wind, solar, and carbon capture.” All of this sounds good on paper and makes for great political fodder in the battle against climate change. But in practice, it could mean creating a host of other environmental challenges.