Singapore challenges you to a carbon-off
Aug31

Singapore challenges you to a carbon-off

Singapore launched its Climate Innovation Challenge 2016, which involved a 36-hour hackathon to promote innovative, cost-effective green solutions that safeguard the city-state’s environment. Singapore challenges you to a carbon-off Open to all eco-preneurs and tech wizards interested combating the climate crises the contestants focused on solving a range of challenges with prizes of up to $5,000 for grabs. The challenges were:...

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Australia lowering emissions from commercial buildings
Aug03

Australia lowering emissions from commercial buildings

In Australia the built sector accounts for approximately 20% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Emissions from this sector are the result of fossil fuel combustion for heating, cooling and cooking needs as well as the management of water and wastewater. Australia’s Commercial Building Disclosure Program lowering emissions To lower commercial GHG emissions, the Australian government’s Commercial Building Disclosure Program –...

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The ICT industry’s vulnerability to water insecurity
Apr27

The ICT industry’s vulnerability to water insecurity

Information and communications technology (ICT) hardware manufacturers are vulnerable to decreased availability of good quality water as the manufacturing process for computers and their components is water intensive. For example, an estimated 1,500 liters of water is required to manufacture a PC Click & Tweet! computer and monitor. Meanwhile, despite only 3 liters of water being required to make one computer chip millions are...

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Decoupling growth from carbon emissions in NRW
Mar11

Decoupling growth from carbon emissions in NRW

The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) is a supersized economy in Germany and Europe with a GDP of over EUR 500 billion per annum. 33 out of Germany’s top 100 companies, including coal and steel, chemical, machinery and automobile companies, are located in the state in addition to thousands of other smaller companies. With large economic output comes large demand for energy: 34% of Germany’s primary energy production occurs...

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Investing in green climate adaptation solutions
Feb17

Investing in green climate adaptation solutions

By 2050, 66% of the world’s population will be living in urban areas, increasing the concentration of people exposed to climate change extremities. To mitigate the risks associated with extreme weather events, particularly flooding, climate change adaptation strategies need to be incorporated into the designing and planning phases of all types of infrastructure. Current global spending on infrastructure and capital projects is...

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Developing the UK’s smart grid
Feb10

Developing the UK’s smart grid

In the UK, 53 million smart meters for electricity and gas will be installed across all households and small non-domestic premises between 2015 and 2020 to achieve a low carbon and energy-secure economy. The smart meters will form the basis of the country’s smart grid enabling real-time, two-way communication between energy suppliers and consumers. The current electricity grid is reliable and can deal with normal fluctuations in...

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