“IKEA Group investments into wind and solar energy generation contribute to the shift to a low carbon economy, and from a business perspective, help to secure our future as we become energy independent.” – Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA Group
87 of the world’s leading companies are now members of RE100.
Together they have a creating demand for around 107 Terawatt hours (TWh) of renewable electricity – around the same amount of power consumed by the United Arab Emirates or The Netherlands. Read More
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In 2000, Ford launched it’s Global Water Conservation Initiative. Global manufacturing facilities were ordered to decrease their water use.
The multinational succeeded. Since 2000, Ford saved more than 10.5 billion gallons of water – a 62.4% reduction.
Per vehicle, water use has decreased nearly 45 percent from 2000 to 2009. Read More
Adani Group, the India-headquartered industry, has connected half of the solar power plant to the grid. Location: Tamil, India
Half of the largest solar park in India is now connected to the national grid. The plant is located near Kamuthi in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
ABB that it commissioned five substations to connect the 648 MW solar park. announced
Of the total 648 MW of capacity, 360 MW is now connected to the grid. Read More
Hydro-dis Managing Director Mark Carey said the Hydro-dis technology creates chloride ions from salt already present in the water, making it suitable for freshwater and saltwater sources.
The Ganga River water will be disinfected. (Australia) has developed an ‘effective and cost-efficient technology’ that supersedes traditional treatment systems. Hydro-dis Water Treatment Systems
Hydro-dis Managing Director Mark Carey said the Hydro-dis technology is a simple alternative to other treatment methods and is suited for rural communities. Read More
This will translate into huge savings, as inverters represent one of the costliest components of the solar PV project
More solar power with less solar panels? It’s possible with the new Solar Inverter from ABB.
has started shipping its latest PVS980 central inverter, which significantly increases the incoming power from the solar panels. ABB
According to ABB, developers will now have to use fewer panels and fewer inverters.
India is interested in innovative solutions, that are preserving the environment and are preventing disasters because of climate change.
intends to invest in cities in order to make them future proof. The next five years, the Indian government wants to create a hundred smart cities throughout the country. India
The government is interested in innovations in the sectors water, waste management and mobility, in order to keep the cities smart, liveable and accessible for the increasing population. Read More
Global New Investment in Renewable Energy by Region from 2004 to 2014
beautiful news. Since 2013 the world develops more capacity for the generation of green electricity than there is for coal, gas and oil together! Bloomberg New Energy Finance reported
143 GigaWatts renewables versus 141 GigaWatts fossils.
And even better: the developing countries , India and Kenya have been investing more in renewables than all OESO countries together! Brazil Read More
An atlas of pollution: the world in carbon dioxide emissions
The final declaration of the G20 summit in Antalya (Turkey) seems to be not an great start for the next climate summit in Paris. Especially and India will not cooperate. To limit the rise in Saudi Arabia , all countries must reduce greenhouse gas emissions. global temperature to below two degrees Celsius
India and Saudi Arabia have rejected an ambitious climate agreement at the next summit in Paris.
Even after twenty hours of negotiations, both countries refused to agree a passage which included periodic monitoring of the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
The Airport, inaugurated a massive 45-acre solar plant with 46,000 panels, which will provide about 12 MW.
It’s president Modi’s dream to . This is one of the reasons that India has been implementing solar energy on a large scale. transform India to a fossil free country (100GW of solar power by 2022)
Read about of the thousands of solar panels supplying green energy to
, fuel stations , railway stations and villages. And since August 2015. the Cochin International Airport runs on solar power. water canal projects Read More
Because of sea level rising, historical cities will be lost
Researchers of NASA are now able to simulate a heavy storm, typhoon or hurricane and help local authorities saving their people in an early stage.
The researchers used data, including temperature, pressure, humidity, wind speed and direction. With this model they can predict a disaster because of the climate change. Read More
Building with Nature: wood is used for the restoration of mangrove forests in Indonesia
10 cities are in danger because of . And 44% of all people on Earth live within 100 miles of the shore. Sea Level Rising
Luckily, a growing number of studies have measured the risk from rising oceans, in different areas. They made predictions for sea level rising in 2030, 2050 and 2070. Read More
Gujarat to become India’s largest solar Power Producer
Coming soon: a mega solar/wind power project in (India) up to 5 GW. Gujarat
The integrated wind and solar energy park will include about 800 MW of wind energy and 4,2 GW solar power capacity. Read More
The solar power system should fully pay for itself in less than 3 years
Indian Oil Corporation is set to increase the number of solar-powered petrol pumps from 2,000 to 10,000 in 2017 by equipping rooftops with solar power systems.
The company operates 24,000 petrol pumps across India.
3.5 million people in Delhi have shortage of clean drinking water
In a slum in Vasant Kunj (India), a young woman, Fatima, keeps her entire week’s supply in five 50-litre plastic containers lined up next to her bed.
They take up a third of the 3.5-metre metal box where she, her husband and child live. There is only one way for her to get water: she must walk to the neighbourhood spigot with heavy cannes, before filling them up and lugging them home.
Indian railway stations become solar power plants
The Indian Railways have proposed to install solar power plants of about 8.8 Mega Watt (MW)-capacity at railway stations, railway office buildings and level crossing gates.
The provisions include of 10 KWp solar PV modules each at 200 stations under various Zonal Railways, provision of total 4.05 MWp Solar Photo Voltaic (SPV) at roof top of 21 railway office buildings and provision of total 1.3 MWp capacity Solar Photo Voltaic (SPV) plants at 2000 Level Crossing gates on Indian railways.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised the sacred river would be clean in five years
One of the first public gestures that India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi made on his election was a visit to Varanasi along the Ganges, India’s most famous and most threatened river.
As millions watched on television, Modi promised the sacred river ‘Mother Ganges’ would be clean in five years. Read More
WSUP supplies water for the poor
Every five seconds, the world’s urban population increases by 10 people. Everyone needs access to clean water and sanitation, putting a huge pressure on city service agencies. In response, Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor has turned the traditional charity model on its head by developing commercially-viable models to bring water and sanitation to communities in urban slums. Read More
In one country, you have to give someone a gentle handshake. In another country two kisses. This video from ‘Business Insider’ gives us an insight of the use of a number of countries.
Solar energy purifies water
Purification – or the treatment of salt and/or – dirty water into drinking water exists in many countries. New solutions must be sought in small scale and local applicable technologies.
A well-known technique is electricity from solar panels, which only need the sun as an energy source. Read More