Energy efficiency

14 August 2019

Solar energy storage market to grow at over 35%

According to a new research,  the Solar Energy Storage Market will surpass an annual installation of 3 GW by 2025. Industry players have been working on the integration of cost competitive and performance-oriented storage units. Moreover, volume manufacturing practices coupled with the infusion of economical products from the Chinese manufacturing industry to sustain the upsurge […]

9 August 2019

LafargeHolcim develops world’s first full-cycle system for CO2 capture and reuse

LafargeHolcim in partnership with Inventrys and Total) have launched an ambitious project to develop the first full-cycle solution to capture and reuse CO2 from a cement plant. Through Project CO2MENT the consortium will demonstrate and evaluate Inventys’ CO2 Capture System and a selection of CO2 utilization technologies. The project being implemented at Lafarge’s Richmond, BC, […]

6 August 2019

Athens builds ‘green corridors’ to combat climate heatwaves

After decades of intense urbanisation, Athens is pioneering the design of green, nature-based infrastructure to cool the city and counter climate change. The urban fabric of Athens is made up of dense constructions that cover 80% of the city’s surface. All that asphalt and concrete retains the heat during the extended heatwaves to which the […]

2 August 2019

BUILD UPON2: next phase in boosting low carbon building renovation

The World Green Building Council’s European network in collaboration with eight cities and partners announced the launch of BUILD UPON 2, the next phase of the world’s largest collaborative project on building renovation. With cities across the world declaring climate emergencies and climate action high up on the agenda for the European elections, this European Union […]

31 July 2019

Report: Energy storage to exceed 1,000GW milestone by 2040

Energy storage installations are poised for a 122-fold increase between now and 2040, as the uptake of renewable energy and electric vehicles (EVs) and falling costs of technology provide an ideal platform to drive demand for storage solutions. The latest BloombergNEF’s (BNEF) new Energy Storage Outlook report predicts that the energy storage market will surge […]

30 July 2019

Morocco embarks on second mega solar project

Morocco has one of most ambitious energy targets in the world. The goal is for 42% of its power to come from renewable sources by 2020. The Noor-Ouarzazate complex, which is built on an area of more than 3,000 hectares in area – the size of 3,500 football fields – is already nearing completion and […]

19 July 2019

Consortium plans high-wave floating solar panel parks in the North Sea

A Belgian consortium has launched a project in high-wave offshore solar technology with the aim of building floating solar parks in the North Sea. The partners of Tractebel, Jan De Nul Group, DEME, Soltech and Ghent University believe that solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in offshore waters are one of the essential future green energy sources. […]

12 July 2019

Battery storage and rooftop solar could change future of grid electricity

Developments in battery storage technology open the way for rooftop solar installations on residential and office buildings could drive a revolution in the energy sector and turning the concept of a national electricity grid upside down. Batteries as a means to store electricity are nothing new. But with solar photovoltaic units now found on many residential […]

25 June 2019

Eurima calls for coordinated EU action plan to deliver sustainable building stock by 2050

Better buildings can play a decisive role in addressing the biggest challenges facing the European Union in the coming years, but this requires a proper coordination structure at the EU-level to maximise the societal benefits of sustainable renovation. In a White Paper drawn up by Eurima (the European Insulation Manufacturers Association), policies affecting one of […]

19 June 2019

Wind and solar to deliver half the world’s power by 2050

The latest New Energy Outlook (NEO) report from Bloomberg reveals that its projections for the global renewables sector have been upgraded once again thanks to “deep declines” in wind, solar, and battery costs. Rather than peaking in 2027, as previously estimated, power sector emissions may have peaked last year and are now on track to fall […]

11 June 2019

EU launches €10 billion fund for low carbon technologies

An investment programme worth over €10 billion has been launched by the EU to fund the development of low-carbon technologies in several sectors. The Innovation Fund will focus on highly innovative technologies and big flagship projects with European value added that can bring on significant emission reductions, cross-cutting projects on innovative low-carbon solutions, and also small-scale projects. It aims to support project promoters […]

31 May 2019

Groundbreaking CO₂ carbon removal technology project launched in US

A potential solution for cutting carbon being emitted to the atmosphere lies in the form of direct air capture (DAC) – technology which uses low-carbon electricity to power fans and motors that remove CO₂ from the atmosphere. One of the leading developers in this field, the Canadian clean energy company Carbon Engineering, has begun the […]

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