Turbines driven by ocean waves

Turbines driven by ocean waves

Prototype Turbine

Professor Tsumoru Shintake of the Okinawa University in Japan intents to develop small turbines that generate electricity from the power of the flowing water.

Professor Shintake: “Using just 1% of the seashore of mainland Japan can [generate] about 10 gigawatts [of energy], which is equivalent to 10 nuclear power plants. That’s huge. It is especially huge in Japan, where nuclear power has a somewhat mixed track record.”

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New Global Centre on Climate Adaptation

New Global Centre on Climate Adaptation

Between the years 1986 and 2006, Toronto experienced not one but eight storms of the magnitude that had been predicted to occur no more than once in a quarter-century. The Finch Avenue Washout was the capper, a one-in-100-years storm for which the city’s infrastructure was woefully under-designed.

The Netherlands is to host a new Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaption (GCEA), set up by the Dutch and Japanese governments in collaboration with the UN environment programme (UNEP).

Paris agreement

The centre will advise countries, businesses and organizations on how to adapt their practices to comply with the Paris climate change agreement, which comprises measures designed to keep the global temperature increase below 2 degrees.

Last year it was ratified by 193 countries.

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Floating Power Plant

Floating power plant

The platform rotation is secured via the high wave absorption of 60-80% of the inherent energy in the waves.

This Floating Power Plant is targeting 
20GW, corresponding to €50bn potential revenue. The Power Plant is offshore proof and grid connected.

Denmark is convinced that this wind- and water energy plant is a significant step forward in world challenge to change into renewables. Read More

Hydrogen stations in Germany

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Driving on hydrogen seems to be the future. But the shown hydrogen cars ain’t completely green. Still Toyota and Hyundai have made a valiant attempt. Last year, Hyundai presented an existing SUV that had been converted to a hydrogen car. Toyota introduced the new Mirai, designed with a fuel cell.

The next few years, Shell will build a network of hydrogen filling power stations in Germany.

By 2023, 400 Shell service stations will be equipped with a hydrogen filling station.

Shell is investigating the opportunities in other countries. Read More

Futuristic Toyota Mirai seems ready for the road

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Japan leads the race for a hydrogen

Driving on hydrogen seems to be the future. But the shown hydrogen cars ain’t completely green.

Still Toyota and Hyundai have made a valiant attempt. Last year, Hyundai presented an existing SUV that had been converted to a hydrogen car.

Toyota introduced the new Mirai, designed with a fuel cell.
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Chaotic situations because of storm in Japan

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Catastrophe in Japan because of floods

In Japan, floods have caused devastations. Torrential rains are associated with former Tropical Storm Etau shifted north after dumping unprecedented rainfall on parts of eastern Japan, last Wednesday and Thursday.

More than a hundred thousand people had to flee because of the high water, which sometimes even carried houses along.
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Japanese breakthrough triples wind power

The Wind Lens could deliver five times more power than conventional turbines

The Wind Lens could deliver even five times more power than conventional turbines

Japanese researchers have created a technology called “Wind Lens” that at least triples the potential output of a wind turbine

The Wind Lens is a source of renewable energy that Japan has been introducing since the earthquake and tsunami of 2011.

Imagine: our entire society powered by the quiet “woosh” of a wind turbine. Kyushu University‘s Wind Lens Turbine is one example of the many innovations happening right now that could transform our world in a green world. Read More

Can hydrogen energy be stored?

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Toshiba runs the first car with hydro energy from solar power

Hydrogen is the lightest gas in the universe. One liter of this gas weighs only 90 mg under normal atmospheric pressure, which means that it is 11 times lighter than the air we breathe. If we want to use hydrogen, it has to be stored Read More