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The Scoop on Zinc Batteries

The Scoop on Zinc Batteries

As the demand for carbon-neutral power becomes greater, utility providers are seeking new solutions. Wind and solar power have become especially popular. One especially important component of alternative power solutions is storing the power they produce. That requires...

Indoor Agriculture and Microgrids

Indoor Agriculture and Microgrids

Indoor vertical farms are one solution to food insecurity in a world where climate change and sustainable development are becoming an ever-present concern for the common person. Access to affordable, nutritious, and sustainably grown produce is nearly non-existent in...

The Impact of the Solar Cycle on Technology

The Impact of the Solar Cycle on Technology

Understanding Sunspots Sunspots are dark spots on the surface of the sun. They're cooler than other parts of the sun, and are trending area for events such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections. Solar winds caused by increased solar activity can disrupt or...

The Impact of Climate Change on Australia’s Bushfires

The Impact of Climate Change on Australia’s Bushfires

After a spate of rainstorms, officials announced that over 60 bushfires have been contained in Australia's state of New South Wales since September. However, this relief is only temporary, and not just because the state must now deal with flooding because of the...

Lessons from Zero-Carbon Energy Systems

Lessons from Zero-Carbon Energy Systems

In recent years, reducing carbon emissions has been an important goal for countries around the world. As it becomes more and more clear that most greenhouse gas emissions come from carbon-based fuels, there's ever more pressure to develop better alternatives. A few...

Definitive Renewable Energy Developments for 2020

Definitive Renewable Energy Developments for 2020

This year is a big year for renewable energy projects. Because of the rapid results of climate change in the world, renewable energy developments are becoming more important. Looking at this year's planned spending developments we see clearly that solar and wind...

Iceland’s Sustainability Model

Iceland’s Sustainability Model

Iceland, a small country located between Canada and Scandinavia in the North Atlantic, has remarkable success in becoming a sustainable nation using renewable energy sources. Until the 1970s, Iceland was dependent on fossil fuels, but geographical and economic reasons...

New Methods in Storing Renewable Energy: Frozen Air

New Methods in Storing Renewable Energy: Frozen Air

Renewable energy has come a long way this year, even as certain challenges seem to block its progress. One of these major hurdles is developing new ways to store energy, since not all storage methods work in the same places. Here's a look at new storage solutions,...

Renewable Energy Gains In Southeast Asia

Renewable Energy Gains In Southeast Asia

Vietnam is leading Southeast Asia in renewable energy gains with ambitions to rely on wind and solar power. The region has long been criticized for its reliance on coal and its lagging efforts to adapt to more sustainable ways. As a developing region, environmental...