Aloha to biogas in Hawaii
Sep14

Aloha to biogas in Hawaii

In the United States it is estimated that heat and embedded energy extracted by clean water agencies contain enough energy to meet up to 12% of U.S. electricity demand. In addition to providing revenue from surplus energy, the extraction/conversion of energy at wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) contributes to overall energy independence, smaller community carbon footprints and saves ratepayers money. Aloha to biogas in Hawaii In...

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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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