Mega Water Project China Is Useless

water shortage, China, dehydration, pollution, irrigation, industry, climate change, economic growth, dehydration

Mega water diversion project China will only solve water shortage of 5%

Enormous water transportation from the South of China to the dryer Northern regions seems to be useless. This is one of the conclusions mentioned in a scientific report which is published in PNAS. China has been building a canal from the South to Peking. A distance of 750 miles (1200 km). Transportation of water will supply only 5% in the water needs of Beijing while the Southern exporting provincies will be running out of water. Read More

Build your energy neutral house and stop global warming

Build energy neutral

The energy neutral residence was the first passive house in Amsterdam – the Netherlands. It was designed by Pieter Weijnen of UPFRNT/FARO

Everybody who is involved at a better world, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change etcetera, thinks about his own possible contribution. For example by building a house which is climate neutral.

Maybe you haven’t notice yet but look at passive houses. Passive House (or Passivhaus) (PH) was first established in Germany and is quickly becoming a standard in many parts of the world.

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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

Car Diesel from Algae

Algea into Fuel proces

Algea into Fuel proces

Researchers think algae might be part of the answer to slowing greenhouse gas emissions at power plants, and ultimately climate change. Coal fire plants release gas into the air and now it’s being trapped and used to grow algae. Then the algae can be turned into other Jet Fuel and Car Diesel. 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

Enter and/or redesign the Cherokee-McDonough Challenge

Cherokee McDonough Challenge Finale 2013

Cherokee McDonough Challenge Finale 2013

Cherokee Fund in Raleigh, North Carolina USA, is an investment company that blends: capital with creativity, experience and resolve to provide superior financial, environmental and social returns for investors, partners and communities. One of their side-activities is the Cherokee-McDonough Challenge, for start-ups in sustainability.  Read More

Optimized BioMass Power Plants: The Revolution

With Citadel BioCat+ there is up to 17% less input  and the energy output almost doubles compared with conventional biomass power plants

With Citadel BioCat+ there is up to 17% less input and the energy output almost doubles compared with conventional biomass power plants

We are currently in a revolution. No revolution for power, but more of a – relatively speaking – sudden change of human tools, means and opportunities.

Scientists agree that we are currently in the tail of the latter. Especially visionaries and futurists dare to go further; we’re already in the next phase, or at least in the transition phase, where nanotechnology, network theory and biotechnology are major drivers. Read More

Solar road, save and green

Solar road: A nationwide system could produce more clean renewable energy than a country uses as a whole

Solar road: A nationwide system could produce more clean renewable energy than a country uses as a whole

Imagine this … Would you like to drive your electric car on roads that don’t have potholes, don’t need re-construction every year, roads that will ‘self clean’ snow or ice on them in the winter, and have illuminated lines that you can see? Solar roadways will be able to accomplish all of this with existing technology.

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5 finalists from Europe and Asia compete in the Green Challenge Competition

Bluerise prototype energygrid fpr Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)

Bluerise prototype energygrid for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)

Five green start-ups from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France and Vietnam will compete in the finale of the Green Challenge, an annual worldwide competition for green start-ups. September 11th finalists Diego Acevedo, Devin Malone, Arthur Kay, Pierre-Yves Cousteau and Trang Tran will present their ideas in Amsterdam. Read More