How do you give four dated bunched offices a second life without wasting material? Simple: build circular.
Energy Company Liander did it.
We have seen it. And it’s an amazing ‘new’ future proof and circular building. Read More
Together with the Danish pension fund PKA, toy manufacturer LEGO invests 212 Million euro’s in a British wind park.
The wind park will be built with a capacity of 258 megawatts. Read More
10 challenges we should overcome in order to transform successfully to a sustainable, strong and secure green energy economy.
Buildings, transport, industry, ICT, user behavior, energy storage, solar energy, wind energy, bio-energy, CO2 capture and more … Energy is one of the biggest changes in this century and has many aspects.
Do you also have dry eyes and headaches in your office building? This new Facade System allows a building to ‘breathe’. Tobias Becker used biomimicry for a pleasant indoor climate.
The German engineer Ing. Tobias Becker has developed a glass facade system that requires minimal energy to generate a pleasant indoor climate. The system allows air through holes and makes buildings ‘breathe’. Read More
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
This is a great low cost, green and rapid solution for a new river barrier.
The UK suffered from floods in 2014. Neptune has an answer to it.
This barrier does not have to be knocked down and rebuilt. Its height can easily be increased on site responding to any unexpected increase in sea levels whenever they might occur. Read More
A rechargeable battery driven by bacteria? Lithium-ion batteries are limited by safety issues, high costs and other factors. Sam Molenaar and his colleagues from Wageningen University wanted to come up with a less expensive, more sustainable solution.
The research team combined two separate microbial energy systems. One system used bacteria to form acetate from electricity, while the other one converted the produced acetate back into electricity. Read More
Is Fusion the answer for the new energy world? Scientists create hydrogen plasma, what the sun is made of.
Max Planck researchers finally succeeded in building this breakthrough reactor. And for the first time, the scientists have successfully created hydrogen plasma, the key component to nuclear fusion, and held it in a contained environment. Read More
IKEA has decided to invest an extra € 1 billion to tackle climate change, including investments in renewable energy.
Since 2009 the company has € 1.5 billion invested in wind and solar energy.
“We have got a very good year,” according to IKEA Group President and CEO Peter Agnefjäll at the presentation of the Annual Review and Sustainability Report of the past year. “As a result we have been able to continue significant investments in sustainability, improving our product portfolio and more increasing the number of our stores.”
The next decade fossil energy companies will lose possibly $ 2.2 trillion in investments, according CarbonTracker in a recent report.
The money will be lost in a low carbon future.
Global action on climate change and renewable energy investments will ensure the waste for fossil energy companies. Research was done at the current and future projects from oil, gas and coal companies until 2025. It concluded which projects would stop because of political actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to below two degrees global warming.
The world in 2050: That world is a fair, high-tech and sustainable one – with advances that mean food for all, a reformed capitalism, and a circular economy.
But the road getting there will not be easy.
The more I look at the two sides – the environment and the economy – the more convinced I become that the way forward is to fully integrate resource efficiency into the way we live and do business in the world.
We know why a circular economy is a good idea. At the moment the world is still locked into a linear production chain that is resource intensive. We obtain resources and then discard them as waste.