Greentech is one of Europe’s biggest growth areas this year. It’s an innovation vertical that has the potential to shape and influence our future, and investors and innovators are actively promoting development in this sphere.
The UK has been ranked fourth in Europe for green tech innovation, according to a study of the European clean energy sector.
The research placed the UK behind Germany, which topped the list, followed by Sweden. France and the Netherlands were placed in joint third according to the model, which analysed investments and patents.
The study, conducted by sustainable consumer goods firm Bower Collective, found that just under four in 10 green startups in the UK are working towards affordable and clean energy.
The global issue of climate change and its negative impact on the environment is a hot topic of conversation. While some efforts have been made toward sustainable development, many countries today still depend on nonrenewable energy resources.
Because of the current climate crisis, industry experts have suggested that green technologies could help build a more sustainable future. Investments in green technologies are increasing every year. These investments may allow more countries to adopt green technologies and ditch nonrenewable resources.
Imagine growing crops with 95% less water, or producing meat through methods that free up 80% of the world’s agricultural land. And how about eliminating the CO2 of global supply chains by simply moving production facilities closer to customers and cutting the parts used in the final product a hundredfold? What might sound like crazy ideas are solutions available today through green technologies.
It is essential that both the public and private sectors work together to drive through the innovation and green technology required to achieve the net zero goals set by governments and companies around the world.
Understanding, reporting and reducing carbon emissions is about to get a whole lot easier for Google Cloud customers thanks to the release of a new portfolio of intelligent tools called Active Assist.
Last year the search giant analyzed aggregate data from all of its cloud customers to find over over 600,000 gross kgCO2e in idle projects that could be cleaned up or reclaimed. In fact, doing so would have a similar impact to planting almost 10,000 trees.
With the passing of new regulations in support of the Paris Climate Agreement, the paradigm has shifted around the globe concerning the seriousness of our planet’s climatic condition. Societies are now feeling the heat—both figuratively and literally, and aims to achieve to net-zero CO2 emissions are causing integral systems to shift as businesses scramble to navigate tumultuous economic terrain.
THE great supply chain disruption of 2021, coupled with rising fuel costs, has put the entire industry through a stress test – but sustainability has not taken the back seat. Instead, issues such as carbon emissions and ethical sourcing are more prominent than ever.
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.