Energy from Biomass Promising?

Irena report renewable energy to 2030

A new Irena report, examines the biomass potential in world regions and with different technologies for rapid and sustainable scale-up

Biomass Could Reach 60% of Total Global Renewable Energy Use by 2030.

Sustainable biomass can reduce global CO2 emissions, new IRENA report tell us.

For example: Algae-based biofuel absorbs carbon dioxide as it grows. This biomass energy source wastes CO2 and the wastewater can be used as nutrients. Algae give higher energy per-acre than other bio-fuels and can be grown on land unsuitable for other types of agriculture. Let’s have a look at the potentials of Biomass Power.

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Deforestation Of Amazon Rainforest Increased By 28% in 2012

Deforestation, climate change

South America is running out of water and one of the main issues is deforestation of the Amazon: the hart and lungs of the world

The devastation to the Amazon jungle increased by almost one-third in 2012, according to studies made by the Brazilian government. This development represents a dramatic reversal of what was formerly seen as solid progress made over the prior decade in the fight against deforestation of the largest tropical rainforest in the world: The hart and lungs of the world.

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Lockheed Martin’s R&D Fusion: clean power for the future?

Fusion power, sun, energy, nuclear, CO2, gas emissions

Nuclear Fusion is inspired by the sun. Is this the holy grail at the end of the energy process?

Lockheed Martin believes fusion energy is the future. In their opinion fusion energy is the ultimate form of renewable power. For scientists and engineers the sun is their inspiration because it is the biggest natural fusion reactor we know.

 

They think they will manage to have clean power for the world in 20 years. There is also skepticism about this Fusion project. Read More

Japan transforms to a ‘hydrogen society’

Japan, new energy, hydrogen, climate change

Japan leads the race for a hydrogen

After Fukushima, Japan (and Germany) changed it’s energy policy drastic. No nucleair energy any more for this country.

They now focus on hydrogen as a way to transform to a hydrogen society.  Read More

Does the world need a climate conference deal in Paris 2015?

Climate change, climate summit, walrus

Arctic ice is dwindling, and tens of thousands of walruses have taken notice, “hauling out” on an Alaskan beach in numbers never seen before

Last week in New York many countries, continents, industries and organisaties responded with ambitious goals and initiatives but no firm pledges during the UN Climate Summit 2014. Remember the promise of China who wants to reduce its CO2 emissions. On the fringes, major corporations trading in agricultural commodities grown on former rainforest land joined governments in signing a declaration promising to halve net deforestation by 2020 and end it by 2030! Read More

Earthquakes, river flooding, cyclones and tsunamis: world’s 10 riskiest cities

CHILE EARTHQUAKE

Powerful quake hits Chile, sparks 2-metre tsunami april 2014

What are the world’s riskiest cities when it comes to natural disasters? A reinsurance company set out to assess 616 cities around the world for their risk of earthquake, hurricanes and cyclones, storm surge, river flooding and tsunami. Here are Swiss Re’s overall top 10 most risky cities.  Read More