Hydrogen vs batteries

Japan, new energy, hydrogen, climate change

Japan leads the race for a hydrogen

Many people argue that Hydrogen is not an energy source but an energy carrier. Hydrogen is certainly an energy source by itself but is to be derived from other primary sources such as water or natural gas because is not available in a free form.

Generation of Hydrogen from its sources require an additional energy but when such an energy is provided by renewable sources such as sun, wind and sea then the cost becomes secondary in the long run.

  • Therefore, battery may not be able to compete with hydrogen in the long run though it provides a temporary solution to pressing power problems in short term.
  • Moreover, batteries rely on materials like Lithium whose availability is limited even though they are recyclable.

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Top 10 Eco Cities

Top 10 Eco Cities Eco cities have a huge opportunity to impact the magnitude of climate exchange: after all, larger cities are consuming two thirds of the world’s energy and responsible for emitting over 70% of global CO2 emissions.

We analyzed the key objectives of the top 10 eco cities that were ranked highest in terms of environmental sustainability. Read More

First Hyperloop train in Dubai?

First Hyperloop train in Dubai?

With Hyperloop One, we will create a new means of transportation, keeping our region at the forefront of transportation technology and innovation

Hyperloop One has signed an agreement with the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority that could see the firm’s technology applied in the UAE in a new feasibility study.

The Hyperloop concept is based on the idea of people traveling in autonomous pods from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in just 12 minutes (typically a ~2 hour drive). Read More

The Maglev train travels 4,000 miles/hour

This Maglev train reaches a speed of 4,000 miles/hour. Perfect for international traveling

Speed in initial ET3 systems is 600km/h (370 mph) for in state trips, and will be developed to 6,500 km/h (4,000 mph) for international travel

The Maglev train uses magnets for propulsion.

It is fully suspended by a magnetic field and requires less than 2% of the energy planes use.

The train has no wheels, so nothing can wear up. Read More

LA goal: 100% renewables

LA goal: 100% renewables

The City of Los Angeles took a significant step toward realizing its global leadership potential. Mayor Garcetti released LA’s first-ever urban sustainability plan: the pLAn.

LA City Council members Paul Krekorian and Mike Bonin coauthored legislation for a fast route to 100% renewables for LA. With an appreciative nod from the Sierra Club, the news reported at 11district.com follows:

“LADWP is on the verge of making significant investments in its infrastructure, and with that 100-year-old power system in need of significant upgrades, the city has an opportunity to re-create its utility in a way that recognizes the potential for a fossil-free future, demonstrates global leadership in its commitment to clean energy, and protects ratepayers from the increasing costs of carbon-based fuels.”

Under the current plan, emissions are expected to drop. Under a new plan, they could drop to zero!

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Route Energy: 10 challenges

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We have to rush to limit climate change and to seize the economic opportunities that the transition entails.
This WindWheel has released an architecture design for the wind turbine of the future

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.

We present to you the ten important and urgent challenges, summarized by NERA. Read More

Suriname can earn billions on clean water

Suriname fresh water opportunities 350

The south of Suriname has a lot of fresh water. This region, with a few traditional living communities, is an area of natural beauty.

Suriname in South America, is almost bankrupt. President Bouterse has to cut on salaries and other government spendings.

What could help the Suriname economy? Water. Suriname can earn billions on clean water.  Read More

Futuristic Straddling Bus

3D bus

If the straddling bus will be charged with the help of electricity then the roof of the buses can be connected with the electrical powering channels

A giant bus that drive over cars to save space? Youzhou Song presented this futuristic concept. China will build some huge buses that will allow smaller cars to pass by under them in order to relief urban traffic.

It’s biggest advantages are: saving space and car emissions. This transport concept drives on electricity and solar power. Read More

City bus on formic acid

Bus runs on Formic Acid

Formic Acid is produced by using electricity. Wind farms or solar panels supply the power that is needed for the production of Formic Acid, thus it is completely carbon neutral.

It is coming: A city bus which is fueled by formic acid. 

VDL and the Team Fast – a student team at the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU / e) are developing the world’s first city bus that runs on formic acid. The bus is already operational.  Read More

In this small tulip county, already 3.200 jobs in electric transportation

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in 2014, companies in the electric transportation sector accounted for 820 million euro.

In 2014, the number of employments in electric vehicles increased by 25% to 3,200 jobs in the Netherlands. 

Young entrepreneurs

Dutch companies in circular electric transport are doing a great job. National and international. Important, because they do not only contribute to our economy but they also are part of the solution to the global energy and climate issues. Read More

Paris – Two CEOs stimulate international business climate action

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Monster greenhouse gas levels seen

Two Dutch CEO’s are firmly stimulating international companies to major climate action: Paul Polman (CEO Unilever) and Peter Bakker (president of the WBCSD) are leading the ‘Low Carbon Technology Partnerships Initiative (LCTPi).

Already 86 large enterprises have signed the LCTPi. Read More

Gasunie Presents European GasAtlas

GasAtlas

Future gas sourcing will have an impact on the supply of gas and together with the two key uncertainties for gas demand, will indicate the future gas transport needs.

The GasAtlas of Europe provides an overview of the evolution of demand for, and supply of gas in Europe in the next years. The ‘GasAtlas of Europe‘ is published by the GasUnie. 
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Shell cancelled billions project Canadian tar sands oil

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Greenpeace campagned to shut down Shell oil sand production

Forced by the low oil prices, Shell stops the Carmon Creek project in Canada for the extraction of tar sands oil.

The proposed construction of the production plant has been canceled. Read More

Hydrogen cars in London

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London Mayer Boris Johnson, made a deal with Toyota, bringing 12 hydrogen cars to the UK Capital by the end of 2015

Boris Johnson, mayor of London, announced that some of the world’s most advanced new hydrogen cars will come to London. He is promoting the cleanest, greenest, energy technology for the future of transport and infrastructure in the capital.

Johnson: “It’s tremendous to drive the hydrogen powered Toyota.”

Toyota made a deal to deliver 12 brand new Mirai hydrogen powered vehicles to London. Four will be taken on by Transport for London to assist with essential engineering and maintenance work carried out between bus stops and Tube stations.

The Mirai is the first hydrogen fuel cell sedan vehicle to be commercially mass produced. By the end of 2015,all 12 of the vehicles will be driving in London, used by private hire fleets and green minded businesses.

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The future of the world is urban

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From 1950 to 1980 the number of people living in favelas in Rio de Janeiro alone increased from about 170,000 to more than 600,000, and by the early 21st century it was estimated that there were as many as 1,000 favelas there.

Given the rate of change, our world will be a very different place by 2040. More and more people are moving to cities.

How will billions of city-dwellers access what they need without putting intolerable strains on the planet?

How can we plan now for more sustainable ways of life in a radically different world? 

In this post you will find six advices for megacities (a population in excess of 10 million people) Read More