Norway climate neutral 2030

Norway plans carbon neutral by 2030

Lawmakers have voted for Norway, a major energy-producing nation, to become carbon-neutral by 2030, two decades ahead of schedule, as a result of the UN’s December 2015 climate accord.

Norway wants to become climate neutral by 2030. The Norwegan Parliament approved radical proposals to cut carbon emissions. This new Norwegan goal is set 20 years earlier than planned. 

Last tuesday night, the parliament voted for an accelerated programme of CO2 cuts and carbon trading to offset emissions from sectors such as Norway’s oil and gas industries, which are unlikely to be phased out in the near future.

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High Tech Pavilion built of residuals

High Tech Paviljoen built of rest materials

The hollow columns are designed to store rainwater.

To accelerate the Clean Tech Innovation, green architect GertJan Scholte has built a high tech pavilion of residuals in Amsterdam.

Building with bio-composites needs repetition – and therefore modular solutions – because the molds are expensive. 

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Shell moving towards Green?

Shell moving towards Green?

Shell has been operating in wind energy with 9 projects in North America and Europa, together 500MW of installed capacity.

Last May, Shell launched a new division for renewable energy, Martin Wetselaar, now responsible for integrated gas (including LNG), will lead the division ‘New Energy‘. Is Shell moving towards renewables?

The new division will be transferred to the existing activities in hydrogen, biofuels and renewable power generation. It will also be used as a basis for new activities in wind energy. Read More

Drones to plant billion trees

planting trees, using drones

Drones plant thousands of times more seeds and only needs one worker to pilot multiple drones

Drones to plant a billion trees?

According tot Lauren Fletcher, former engineer at NASA and CEO of BioCarbon Engineering, this is possible.

Flatcher has developed drones that will carry pre-germinated seeds, dropping them in pods from 3 meters above the ground. With drones, he claims to be able to replant 36,000 trees a day.

That’s about one billion trees per year at 15% of the costs of hand plantation. Read More

G7 stops rising temperatures. Call for cities

Circular Economy, reduces, remanufacture, repair, reuse, recycle your waste

Circular Economy: reduces, reuse, recycles and gets green

Just ahead of the major negotiations on an intended climate accord, the G7 reached an agreement on rising temperatures with maximum 2 degrees Celsius, compared with 1990!

A great advantage for Industries, cities, citizens and politics to start emission reductions pledges.

The aim is to continue to strengthen momentum ahead of the climate conference scheduled for Paris in December this year.

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Two more breakthrough technologies 2014

BetterWorldSolutions Trending: Booster Program

BetterWorldSolutions gives great new concepts a boost

These advances technologies 2014 solve thorny problems or create powerful new ways of using technology.

They are breakthroughs that will matter for years to come.

 

 

 

5 Easy Steps to Reduce Water in Industries

 

reduce industrial water, footprint, climate, CO2, recollect, recycle, reuse

Industries: decrease your water footprint

Out of 3% water water is consumed for industrial purpose. The increasing world population will also increase industrial water consumption.

Experts think of 15-20% by 2030. But we are running short of water, world wide. So what can industries do to reduce their water consumption? Read More

New Energy needs a long term scope because climate change is a long-term issue

Top 100 U.S. Organizations Using Renewable Energy

Climate change is a long-term issue

Bill Gates and Jigar Shah started an excellent discussion – and good science should spark debate. But, when determining policies pertaining to emissions reductions – for the electricity or any other sector – the scope needs to be long term because climate change is a long-term issue. Read More

Prepping for the ‘New Normal’ (weather patterns)

On BetterWorldSolutions you see top solutions that influence the world

On BetterWorldSolutions you see top solutions that influence the world!

Here at BetterWorldSolutions we want to bring you ‘good news’. And we offer marketing power for ‘good news’. Good news on the ingenuity of mankind, our stamina and creativity, our adaptive capacities. ‘Good news’ in contrast to: wars, conflicts, raised tension and powerplay, but foremost of course good news in relation to climate change. But is the opposite real? Are things that bad concerning climate change? Read More

Latin America is dehydrated

El Nino treathens Central America

El Nino treathens Central America

Latin America suffers from the worst drought in decades. The largely failed harvests and rapidly shrinking cattle herds in several countries lead to serious food shortages. Famine threatens hundreds of thousands of families.
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New Dutch Rainwater Approach: No Wet Feet, Lots Of Birds And A Beautiful View

peak water disposal system

Water Board let polder Haastrecht deflate again.

We saw it this summer in the Netherlands. The rainfall the last years is extraordinary. Climate is changing and the regular water systems can not always get rit of the rainwater. Therefore, the Netherlands use a relatively new weapon against water: the peak water disposal system. Read More