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Sustainability World News

Australia’s First Solar Panel Recycling Facility Is Now Operational

Andrea D. Steffen
Australia’s very first solar panel recycling facility is up and running in Thomastown, Melbourne. The plant was completed in September 2020 by Melbourne-based co-operative Lotus Energy. The establishment reportedly recycles 100% of end-of-life photovoltaic modules...
Sustainability World News

11 Hydrokinetic Projects Receive $35 Million From The US Department of Energy

Andrea D. Steffen
The US Department of Energy (DOE) dished out a new round of funding for hydrokinetic technology (underwater renewable energy systems) worth $35 million. It’s a technology you don’t hear much about because it’s challenging to...
Sustainability World News

Businesses Flourish After Kenya Installs 50 MW Solar Power Plant

Luana Steffen
In 2019, Kenya installed a 50 MW solar power plant connected to the national grid in the country’s northern part. Over a year since its launch, the plant has already changed many lives for the...
Sustainability World News

South Korea Plans To Downsize Nuclear & Coal While Quadrupling Renewables By 2034

Andrea D. Steffen
South Korean President Moon Jae-in previously committed to moving away from nuclear power and toward renewable energy. Now, the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy has released the final draft of the Ninth Basic Plan...
Sustainability

Amazon Funds A Record 26 Renewable Energy Projects In 8 Countries

Andrea D. Steffen
This month, retail and technology company Amazon announced the purchase of 26 new utility-scale wind and solar energy projects, making it the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in the world. The projects, located in...
Sustainability World News

This Hybrid Renewable Energy Megapark In India Will Be The Size of Singapore

Andrea D. Steffen
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently laid the foundations for the world’s largest renewable energy park in his home state, Gujarat. The massive 30 gigawatts (GW) wind and solar project will spread over 72,600 hectares...
Sustainability Technology

Floating Nuclear Power Plants Are An Affordable And Clean Alternative To Fossil Fuels

Andrea D. Steffen
Danish startup Seaborg Technologies says it can make affordable nuclear electricity a viable alternative to fossil fuels. It says its floating barges fitted with advanced nuclear reactors could provide electricity across the developing world as...
Sustainability

This Circular Battery Strategy Could Lead A Green Battery Revolution

Andrea D. Steffen
As the world decarbonizes to combat climate change, one of the moves is switching to electric vehicles that run on batteries instead of fossil fuels. That means there will soon be a lot of explosive...
Innovation Sustainability Technology

This Device Generates Electricity From Vapor In The Air

Luana Steffen
Scientists at UMass Amherst have figured out how to generate electricity from nothing but the air around us. Electrical engineers Jun Yao and Derek Lovley developed a device, called ‘Air-gen’ or air-powered generator, that uses...