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Novel wind and solar energy-harvesting flags

Novel wind and solar energy-harvesting flags

The University of Manchester has announced on the eurekalert website about newly developed energy harvesting flags that are capable of powering remote sensors and small-scale portable electronics which can be used for environmental sensing such as to monitor pollution, sound levels and heat for example. The aim of the study is to allow cheap and … Continue reading

Concerns about renewable energy dependent on non-renewable resources such as rare earth elements

Concerns about renewable energy dependent on non-renewable resources such as rare earth elements

Parakram Pyakurel, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering at Southampton Solent University writes on The Conversation website about concerns such as energy security because of the dependence of renewable energy technologies on non-renewable resources. Lithium is finite – but clean technology relies on such non-renewable resources Renewable energy is generally … Continue reading

Spanish utility now using blockchain to “guarantee” that the energy it supplies to its customers comes from 100 percent renewable sources

Spanish utility now using blockchain to “guarantee” that the energy it supplies to its customers comes from 100 percent renewable sources

Blockchain technology is starting to become an important tool for many industries. Anmar Frangoul explains how the energy company Iberdrola is using it to promote renewable energy in an article on the CNBC website.   Iberdrola uses blockchain to ensure renewable energy supply Major utility provider Iberdrola has used blockchain technology to “guarantee” that the … Continue reading

Important lessons from the energy transition in Spain

Important lessons from the energy transition in Spain

The Transnational Institute (TNI) published an article on its website about important developments in Spain’s energy transition. What do you think?   A renewable energy model based on participation, collective ownership and gender equity The Spanish electricity sector has undergone major changes since 1997, when the government of José María Aznar adopted a decision to … Continue reading

EEA report shows progress on increasing the use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency is slowing across the European Union

EEA report shows progress on increasing the use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency is slowing across the European Union

Progress on increasing the use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency is slowing across the European Union, putting at risk the EU’s ability to achieve its energy and emissions reduction targets. Rising energy consumption, particularly in the transport sector, is to blame for the slowdown, according to preliminary data released today in the European … Continue reading