Japan is moving faster towards hydrogen

Japan is moving faster toward hydrogen

If you can prove something like a hydrogen society can work in a city like Tokyo, then it’s a matter of how do they scale it, how do the Japanese ensure that all the ancillary consequences have been addressed, and you only really do this by testing it out.

Japan is moving faster than expected toward an hydrogen energy future. Prime Minister Abe has become a vocal advocate for hydrogen – both to stimulate developments in technology and to help the resource-poor nation lower greenhouse gases. With Japan relying more on fossil fuels since the shuttering of most of its nuclear reactors after the Fukushima disaster almost six years ago, it’s a push that’s gained more urgency.

Toyota is at the forefront of Japan’s efforts to use hydrogen and fuel cells to power cars, heat homes and keep factories running. Other companies pursuing the technology include Panasonic Corp, Toshiba Corp and JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp. Read More

Shell cancelled billions project Canadian tar sands oil

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Greenpeace campagned to shut down Shell oil sand production

Forced by the low oil prices, Shell stops the Carmon Creek project in Canada for the extraction of tar sands oil.

The proposed construction of the production plant has been canceled. Read More

Hydrogen cars in London

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London Mayer Boris Johnson, made a deal with Toyota, bringing 12 hydrogen cars to the UK Capital by the end of 2015

Boris Johnson, mayor of London, announced that some of the world’s most advanced new hydrogen cars will come to London. He is promoting the cleanest, greenest, energy technology for the future of transport and infrastructure in the capital.

Johnson: “It’s tremendous to drive the hydrogen powered Toyota.”

Toyota made a deal to deliver 12 brand new Mirai hydrogen powered vehicles to London. Four will be taken on by Transport for London to assist with essential engineering and maintenance work carried out between bus stops and Tube stations.

The Mirai is the first hydrogen fuel cell sedan vehicle to be commercially mass produced. By the end of 2015,all 12 of the vehicles will be driving in London, used by private hire fleets and green minded businesses.

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Get Grid For Free. All about Sun Power

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Now it’s time to change to sun power

NEW: clean ‘battery’ Hydrogen Storage Solution

 hydrogen storage solutionEnergyH Project started an Indigogo campaign to raise funding for their Hydrogen storage solution.

They are convinced that Hydrogen is THE clean energy solution and their solution to store this renewable energy.

They need you to join by donating. EnergyH is a non-profit scientific project to leap the hydrogen storage gap for a bright energy future. Read More

Water quality is under threat from fracking

The water quality is under threat from fracking

The water quality is under threat from fracking

The water quality is under threat from fracking as well as the quantity available. Many chemicals used in the fracking fluid (the composition of which is often protected for commercial confidentiality reasons) have increasingly been found to be harmful both to the environment and to human health, yet poor regulations and legislation governing in the USA fracking often allow accidents which contaminate surrounding water sources.  Read More

More Efficient Production of Hydrogen is Possible says Stanford

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The scheme of hydrogen fuel cell. (Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy)

A more efficient production of hydrogen by electrolysis seems to be a step closer thanks to a discovery by researchers at Stanford University.

They developed electrodes from nickel and iron: low cost materials which are available in large quantities. Read More

The costs/rights of fresh drinking water (compromise included)

Ten thousands of children die of pollutioned water every

Ten thousands of children die of pollutioned water every year

Here at BetterWorldSolutions Headquarters we had a fight. Not physical, but a firm discussion it was. The discussion was about fresh water, the first basic need of virtual all living beings on Earth.

Eventually we met in the middle. Although it is not a really realistic middle (yet), it is a worldwide compromise to strive for, we reckon.

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Warren Buffett Spends Big on Clean Energy

Why is Buffett is betting on clean energy

Why is Warren Buffett is betting on clean energy

Buffett’s investment company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is spending billions of dollars on the construction of wind and solar power plants. Speaking at the Edison Electric Institute’s annual convention in Las Vegas on Monday, Buffett said that Berkshire Hathaway has committed $15 billion to renewable energy already. More importantly, Buffett said that he is ready to invest another $15 billion in the sector.
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