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Pulverisation the secret to green, clean and sustainable e-waste

Researchers at Rice University and the Indian Institute of Science have an idea to simplify electronic waste recycling - crush it into nanodust.

Recycling

Energy

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    SOLV deploys O&M platform to improve solar performance

    SOLV, the independent solar O&M service provider in America, has begun deployment of QOS Energy’s Qantum software to monitor and support the operations and maintenance of more than 1 GW of solar PV plants in the United States.

Carbon Footprint

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    25th US city pledges 100% renewable energy

    25 US cities have now committed to transition entirely to clean and renewable energy, following city council votes establishing 100% renewable energy goals in Madison, Wisconsin and Abita Springs, Louisiana.

Highlights

Education

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America’s colleges and university can lead US shift to 100% renewables

America’s colleges and universities are positioned to lead the transition to 100% renewable energy, according to a report from Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Centre.

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Iran could adopt fully renewable electricity system by 2030

Iran can transition to a fully renewable electricity system and financially benefit from it by 2030, according to researches.

Finance

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UK’s clean energy industry growing faster than rest of economy

A new report by the Government’s advisory body the Committee on Climate Change highlights the benefits that wind and marine energy bring to the economy by growing new industries, and to consumers by providing insurance against volatile international fossil fuel prices.

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Siemens, Gamesa merger gains antitrust clearance

The merger of Siemens' Wind Power business and Gamesa has received unconditional clearance from the European competition authorities.

Logistics

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UK injects £23m into hydrogen-powered vehicles & infrastructure

A new £23 million fund to accelerate the take-up of hydrogen vehicles and roll out more cutting-edge infrastructure has been unveiled by the UK government.

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Biofuels reduce jet engine pollution, says NASA

Using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70%, in a new study conclusion that bodes well for airline economics and Earth’s environment.