Energy

$89 Trillion Investment Needed to Transition to Low-Carbon Economy

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April 19, 2015 - The World Bank, International Monetary Fund and United Nations held a powwow in the last week along with representatives from 42 countries.

Use Coke to Sequester Carbon - It Would Be Funny if it was meant to be a joke

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April 18, 2015 - I like my carbonated drinks and coke in its many branded iterations is my preference.

Harvesting Lake Kivu - Central African Nations' Deadly Gamble

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April 16, 2015 - What will stop humanity from continuing to pursue energy sources, even those that pose a great risk to the planet? It doesn't seem too far fetched to say, "almost nothing." Canadian energy companies continue to process bitumen even though the intensive nature of production contributes a significant amount of climate changing greenhouse gases.

Investor Groups Push BP and Shell to Disclose Business Cost of Climate Change

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April 12, 2015 - Shareholders resolutions by climate-conscious investors have been proposed to both British Petroleum (BP) and Royal Dutch Shell.

Gizmos & Gadgets: New Aluminum Battery Shows Disruptive Promise

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April 8, 2015 - Stanford University researchers, publishing in Nature this week, describe a prototype aluminum

Australian University Develops Battery Energy Storage System for Microgrids

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April 5, 2015 - Readers often ask me where I find my sources for the postings on 21st Century Tech blog.

Falling Battery Prices Making Electric Vehicles More Mainstream

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April 3, 2015 - A new study by the Stockholm Environment Institute appearing in the journal Nature Climate Change traces the cost of

The War Between Energy Utilities and Rooftop Solar

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March 9, 2015 - In an article posted on March 7, 2015 in the Washington Post,

Indonesia - The World's 6th Largest GHG Emitter Faces Coal Energy Challenge

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March 1, 2015 - In 2012 Indonesia's contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) global emissions amounted to 4.5%. That placed them sixth, well behind the United States, China and Germany.

Science, Technology and Islam - The Latest News

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February 19, 2015 - Some of you who are my readers may not know that when I graduated from university my degree was in Islamic Studies and Medieval History. I was very much aware of Islam's contribution to the science of mathematics, astronomy and chemistry during the golden age of the Islamic World, the 8th through the 10th century.

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