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Canadians active in a global competition to create technology that converts CO2 into valuable products

Canadians active in a global competition to create technology that converts CO2 into valuable products

Many argue that innovation is key to us addressing the global climate challenge. Laura Kane from the Canadian Press writes on the Globe and Mail website about the activities of Canadian scientists to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in their participation in a global competition.   Canadian scientists turn carbon-dioxide emissions into useful products What if … Continue reading

Latest innovation in solar panels

Latest innovation in solar panels

Tesla, the American automobile maker and energy storage company, has just unveiled roof tiles that are designed to shake up the solar panel industry. Dave Lee reports about the launch on the BBC News website.   Tesla shows off solar roof tiles Roof tiles with built-in solar panels have been unveiled by Tesla chief executive … Continue reading

Good example of using heat from sewers

Good example of using heat from sewers

While there are several examples around France and elsewhere, the news service Reuters provided a good article in The Guardian about a recent heating installation in a Parisian swimming pool using the heat from the sewer system.   Drain brain: Paris pool uses sewer heat to cut costs and emissions A Paris swimming pool has … Continue reading

Keeping cool with a new wardrobe

Keeping cool with a new wardrobe

We have been pursuing various types of passive buildings to reduce our cooling loads in hot climates but now scientists in the US have come up with a new low-cost textile that could cool us when woven into clothing. For the fashion industry, this may bring a new meaning to “being cool.” The Bangkok Post … Continue reading

Environmental concerns seem to be the exception, not the rule, in the world of computing

Environmental concerns seem to be the exception, not the rule, in the world of computing

Nathan Ensmenger, an associate professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, provides a fascinating article on the environmental impact of computers on the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists website. He reflects on four environmental aspects of the online economy that deserve serious scrutiny from consumers, producers, and regulators alike. You should … Continue reading

New solar storage system on the Australian market

New solar storage system on the Australian market

Brisbane company Redback Technologies, backed by researchers from the University of Queensland, says it has cracked the formula for the most cost-effective solar storage system on the Australian market. Joshua Robertson discusses latest developments in The Guardian.   Half the price in half the time: solar storage innovation harnesses new energy frontier If Tesla’s Powerwall … Continue reading