Disinfecting the Ganga River

Disinfecting the Ganga River with hydro-dis tech

Hydro-dis Managing Director Mark Carey said the Hydro-dis technology creates chloride ions from salt already present in the water, making it suitable for freshwater and saltwater sources.

The Ganga River water will be disinfected. Hydro-dis Water Treatment Systems (Australia) has developed an ‘effective and cost-efficient technology’ that supersedes traditional treatment systems.

Hydro-dis Managing Director Mark Carey said the Hydro-dis technology is a simple alternative to other treatment methods and is suited for rural communities. Read More

Dutch Tides Power Station Operational

climate change, CO2, electricity, energy, footprint, Green power, Ocean waves, pros & cons, renewable energy, renewables, smart grid, technology, tidal energy, tidal wave power, wave power, Tocardo

Dutch engineers want to optimize these turbines and supply the station with more turbines. Enough for two thousand households

Last week. the tidal power station in the Dutch Eastern Scheldt commissioned.

From now, five water turbines supply power to the grid.

The turbines are generating enough electricity for over one thousand households.  Read More

Research and innovation to accelerate Europe’s energy transformation

renewables, funding, smart grid, storage, technology, EU, Plan 2020, integration, green electricity, Gemini, Wind Energy

The SET-plan is about maximizing the potential of the innovations that already are happening by better linking it together. More cross-border, cross-sector integration.

Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete told the audience in his speech last week that Europe needs a more targeted,integrated, and transparent approach to solve the Energy demands of the future. 

Cañete: A rapidly changing energy and climate landscape requires realignment in the way we work.

His SET-Plan is based on three principles: Read More

Underground water buffer resolves freshwater deficit Agriculture

water storage, fresh water, technology, agriculture, sustainable infrastructure, reverse osmosis, salty water, climate change

The underground water buffer creates a robust freshwater supply, without expensive reversed osmosis

Climate change must take into Northern parts of the world with wetter winters and drier summers. That means less fresh water in the period when farmers there are most in need.

Underground water buffers will help the farmers. Since the summer 2015, a new underground water storage technique has been tested successfully. Read More

Billions for waterworks to make the Netherlands climate proof

water, flood, water management, delta, city, technology, the Netherlands

The Delta Program is like a kitchen where new recipes are developed, which then could also be highlighted on the international market.

The next years billions of euros will be spent on waterworks which will make the Netherlands climate proof.

Investments that are not confined to the increase of one dike, but also focus on a regional approach.

An approach that encourages cooperation, and shines the light on the specialized knowledge from the Dutch. Read More

Matt Damon: Ambassador For Water

Matt Damon, World Economic Forum, Climate Change, Global issues, milieu activist, sustainable

Matt Damon has been speaking with world leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos (early 2015)

Matt Damon  has chosen to tackle the ultimate global threat: clean drinking water. Global water sanitation is a huge problem but there are a lot of proven solutions for it.

On his travels in developing countries, he realized that practical solutions already existed. But they need more attention. That’s why he started Water.org in 2009.

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Tidal Wave Energy, Pros & Cons

Wave power, Tidal power, climate change, renewables, Ocean waves, Reza Alam, energy, Tidal energy, wave power, renewable energy, climate change, CO2, footprint

Harnessing tidal power has positive impact on climate change because it produces no greenhouse gas emissions.

Tidal wave energy is among the key sources of renewable energy available on our planet. 

Wave energy is as source of power that comes from the endless march of the waves as they roll into the shore then back out again.

Humans harness this power along the coastal regions of the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia. The best thing about wave energy is that it will never run out.  Read More

Green African Deserts

Kenya is expected to grow by 5% this year, with a boosted power supply expected to attract an increased pool of investors into the East African country

Kenya is expected to grow by 5% this year, with a boosted power supply expected to attract an increased pool of investors into the East African country

One of the most green countries of Africa is Morocco. The country has few hydrocarbon reserves but it makes up for it in wind and sun. The new wind farm installation in Tarfaya spans 10,000 hectares. When fully operational in October this year, the 131 turbines will generate up to 300 megawatts of power. Read More

Creating Water in the Peru Desert

Clean water, technology, drought, drinking water, climate change, sustainable solution

Fog Catchers Bring Water to the desert in Peru

Capturing water from the fog and producing food on the driest place on earth: the Atacama Desert, Peru. 

This water has two purposes: clean drinking water and to grow food. Watch this inspiring video from young inventors. 



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Decreasing amount of CO2 at the production of Cement

Climate change, CO2 emission

An atlas of pollution: the world in carbon dioxide emissions

Worldwide, the cement sector has been very active in reducing its emissions from cement production.

On three levels:

  1. energy efficiency
  2. alternative (bio)fuels
  3. clinker substitution

Through the combination of these efforts, the emissions per ton of cement have been reduced by 16% from the 1990 levels of 750 kg CO2/ ton of cement. Good news for CO2 emissions, the greenhouse gas and climate change. Read More

Ansari XPRIZE 10th Anniversary (video)

You’re Invited to the 10th Anniversary Celebration for the Ansari XPRIZE for Suborbital Spaceflight!


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EU Emissions -/- 40% by 2030


EU Emissions -/- 40% by 2030

Climate change needs new thinking

Reconsider proposed 40% cut by 2030 if governments fail to agree on a binding deal, says Gunther Oettinger, EU’s energy chief.

In October 2015, EU leaders are expected to sign a package of targets for 2030 that will include:

  • 40% cut in Europe’s emissions
  • legally enforceable Europe-wide targets of a 27% market share of renewables
  • 30% improvement in energy efficiency

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Power-to-gas: an option for the energy system of the future?

The Netherlands

From wind-energy to gas. It’s a great opportunity for the Dutch 

The Netherlands had always a lot of gas in the North East but the gas is decreasing. Since a few years, renewable energy is growing fast with solar panels and wind parks. But storage of electricity remains a question.

ECN examined the role of power-to-gas in the Dutch energy system of the future.

Power-to-Gas (P2G) is a technique in which electrical energy is converted by electrolysis gas. A way to store renewable energy.

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WavePower: This Florida company comes with a Deep Ocean Energy Turbine

New: A Deep Ocean Wave Power Turbine from Florida

New: A Deep Ocean Wave Power Turbine from Florida

Power generating turbines with running under water on the flow of the water. That Crowd Energy achieved through a campaign on IndieGoGo. The project was detailed to the folks at Livescience, with the goal being to create turbines deep in the ocean that use currents to generate power. Crowd Energy was founded by Todd Janca, who came up with the idea and discussed it in detail recently.  Read More

Semprius has come up with three key innovations for cheaper solar power

A stacked solar cell made by Semprius

A stacked solar cell made by Semprius

Stacked solar cells could achieve more than 50 percent efficiency and 5 cent per kilowatt hour costs in 3 to 5 yearsSemprius has come up with three key innovations for cheaper solar power. 

Still the batteries – as far as we know, based on chemical reactions – need innovations quickly to take advantage of this great new technology.

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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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Ghana invests in Tidal energy

Underwater hydro plant Ghana

Underwater hydro plant Ghana

About 1 million households in Ghana wil profit from energy out of the sea in the future.

Ghana harnesses tidal energy to generate 1,000MW of power from the Ada Esuary. Therefore Swede Energy has signed an agreement with TC Energy Ltd in Ghana to jointly develop the largest wave power project in the world.  Read More

Wave power fit worlds energy demand. Including pros & cons


Wave Power development and converters for green energy

The earth is covered for 70% with oceans. This hughes seas could produce up to 80,000TWh of electricity per year.

Five times more than is needed right now. Worldwide we need cooperation because it is a technology challenge to explore this green power efficient. But if we can we have enough energy to cover the global demand for energy.

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China invests in water treatment solutions

The environment is high on China’s political agenda. It’s all about 'war on water pollution'.

The environment is high on China’s political agenda. It’s all about ‘war on water pollution’.

The environment is high on China’s political agenda. It’s all about ‘war on pollution’. The message is clear: policies to tackle pollution and water scarcity will ‘spill over’ to impact industry. Financial analysts are trying to quantify the financial implications of these regulations. On the flip-side, there is increased interest in the water & wastewater treatment and waste-to-energy sectors.  Read More