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IEA: how the EU can progress towards an "Energy Union"

Lunedì, 1 Dicembre 2014
IEA review praises bloc's low-carbon leadership but notes that deeper market integration is essential to manage costs of clean-energy shift

The European Union has made progress in liberalising energy markets, and its global leadership on climate change is to be commended, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today as it released its review of EU energy policies.

UN: Global carbon neutrality should be reached by second half of century

Mercoledì, 19 Novembre 2014
UNEP's "Emission Gap Report 2014": greenhouse gas emissions including non-CO2 must shrink to net zero by 2100. Emissions gap may widen by 2030 but low carbon path offers opportunities for the future

Nine out of ten barrels in undeveloped oil sands projects at risk from eroding oil price

Lunedì, 17 Novembre 2014
Investors in Canadian oil sands are at a heightened risk of companies wasting $271 billion of capital on projects in the next decade that need high oil prices of more than $95 a barrel to give a decent return, the Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI) revealed.

Investors in Canadian oil sands are at a heightened risk of companies wasting $271 billion of capital on projects in the next decade that need high oil prices of more than $95 a barrel to give a decent return, the Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI) revealed ina new report.

Signs of stress must not be ignored, IEA warns in its new World Energy Outlook

Giovedì, 13 Novembre 2014
In the central scenario, the entire carbon budget allowed under a 2°C climate trajectory is consumed by 2040, highlighting the need for a comprehensive and ambitious agreement at the COP21 meeting in Paris in 2015.

Residential Solar Energy Storage Market to Grow by Factor of 10 from 2014 to 2018

Mercoledì, 12 Novembre 2014
The global market for grid-connected residential photovoltaic (PV) solar installations coupled with energy storage is predicted to grow tenfold to reach more than 900 megawatts (MW) in 2018, up from just 90 MW in 2014, according to new analysis from IHS Technology

The global market for grid-connected residential photovoltaic (PV) solar installations coupled with energy storage is predicted to grow tenfold to reach more than 900 megawatts (MW) in 2018, up from just 90 MW in 2014, according to new analysis from IHS Technology.

Global Wind Energy Outlook: 2000 gigawatts by 2030

Lunedì, 27 Ottobre 2014
The Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International released the 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook. The report shows that wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030, and supply up to 17-19% of global electricity.

Analysis: EU Can Cut Natural Gas Imports By Half, Achieve 49% Carbon Reductions

Martedì, 21 Ottobre 2014
By ramping up cost-effective investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency the European Union can cut its dependency on natural gas imports in half, according to new analysis released yesterday.

Energy sector is key to powering prosperity in sub-Saharan Africa

Lunedì, 20 Ottobre 2014
IEA World Energy Outlook Special Report finds that action in the energy sector could unleash an extra decade of growth

Superfast charging lithium-ion batteries can be 70% recharged in two minutes

Venerdì, 17 Ottobre 2014
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University developed next generation of lithium-ion batteries characterized by titanium dioxide tiny nanotubes particles which allow superfast charging. This new batteries will enable electric vehicles to charge 20 times faster than the current technology.

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have developed a new battery that can be recharged up to 70% in only 2 minutes. The battery will also have a longer lifespan of over 20 years.

Unplugged: 3D Printing Goes Solar

Lunedì, 13 Ottobre 2014
Michigan Tech researchers create two mobile open-source solar-powered 3D Printers for distributed manufacturing in off-grid communities