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Potassium's potential in rechargable batteries

Sustainability Matters

January 20, 2020

The team’s paper — published in Chemical Reviews — discusses the development of KIBs and compares the different materials used in lithium-, sodium- and potassium-ion batteries. Rechargeable batteries are used in most portable electronic devices, electric and hybrid vehicles and renewable power-generation systems due to their low-cost, recyclable technology. They are also an

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Energy


'To wean Europe off fossil fuels, we have to invest in the bio-economy'

Ethical Corporation

January 16, 2020

Our current growth model has cashed in on the unbridled use of fossil fuels, setting off a carbon explosion that we now urgently need to contain – and we have just decades to do so. But our economy needs to be brought in line with this reality if any significant change is to be made. In other words, we need to transform our fossil-fuel reliant economy into a bio-economy. Quickly. The bioeconomy already

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Ecosystems, Wildlife & Biodiversity, Energy


Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches metrics tool in bid to speed circular economy

Ethical Corporation

January 15, 2020

Transitioning to renewable energy and boosting energy efficiency would only get us 45% of the way towards keeping global temperature rises within 1.5C, according to a recent report by The Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Another 55% will have to come from transforming our production and consumption systems to reduce their use of the planet's dwindling resources. Image: Channels: Supply

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Energy: Change or Be Changed

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GreenMoney Journal

July 18, 2016

Human nature often resists change. We struggle with moving from familiar surroundings to new, unknown territories. Yet, when it comes to the greatest single challenge we face today, our resistance to change will surely cause massive, uncontrollable, and unforeseeable changes. Climate change is upon us. We know with certainty that our behavior is impacting the planet we inhabit. The last time atmospheric

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Energy, Environment & Climate


The Future of Energy: It’s the Developing World’s Turn to Shine

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GreenMoney Journal

July 18, 2016

A Changing Climate By 2050, the world will consume 61 percent more energy than it does today. This should be good news, for, as access to reliable, affordable energy increases, so does the quality of life for hundreds of millions of people. Energy keeps schools and businesses running, computers working, cities shining, and cars moving. Without the availability of energy, the global poverty rate could not have

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Energy, Environment & Climate


Three Reasons The Energy Transition Is A Bumpy Ride

WI

Worldwatch Institute

June 3, 2016

The energy world is changing fast. Investments in renewable energy are outpacing investments in traditional energy. But both traditional power providers and startups are struggling to find viable business models for an industry in transition. Among the first to feel the sweeping changes in the energy sector were utilities in developed countries that have a high share of renewables in the electricity

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Energy, Environment & Climate


Four Unexpected Champions of the Clean Transportation Revolution

WI

Greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector are growing faster than those from any other sector. With the transportation sector already accounting for nearly one-quarter (23 percent) of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, investing in public transportation is a critical strategy to address global climate change. Strategies to curb transport emissions, such as by transitioning to

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Energy, Environment & Climate