Today’s Solutions: April 17, 2024

Energy

Transitioning to a world powered by renewable energy is key to tackling climate change. Here you can find the latest good news related to our clean energy transition, covering wind, solar, green hydrogen, hydropower, and more.

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Solar-powered solutions for Gaza's water crisis illuminate a path through the darkness

In the heart of the Gaza Strip, amid a humanitarian catastrophe exacerbated by violence, war, and blockades, a ray of light shines via the creative use of solar electricity. Mohammed Assalia, a local citizen, is leading a unique attempt to ease the region's acute water scarcity by using solar Read More...

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Revolutionary window film reduces heat and energy consumption

What's a room without windows? Windows are undoubtedly an important feature in our homes, offices, cars, and public spaces. They provide views and natural light, but they also contribute to heat input, which increases energy usage for cooling, a problem in an era of rising temperatures.  When Read More...

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Self-sustaining batteries powered by the body's oxygen

Imagine a world in which medical implants may run perpetually without the need for battery refills. This futuristic potential could soon become a reality owing to a remarkable invention by a team of Chinese scientists. Introducing the concept of the self-sustaining battery  The researchers Read More...

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The leading startups transforming CO2 into everyday wonders

For Stafford Sheehan, a cofounder and chemist at Air Company, perfume-making is more than simply creating an enticing scent. Air Company, established in New York, uses technology that transforms carbon dioxide into ethanol, which is then blended with essential oils and water to create the pale Read More...

How Uruguay achieved 98% renew

How Uruguay achieved 98% renewable energy 

During the 2000s, as global fossil fuel costs skyrocketed, Uruguay faced a tremendous issue. Uruguay, as a country heavily reliant on foreign oil, found itself in an energy crisis. With a population of 3.4 million, the surge in energy demand surged by 8.4 percent in the preceding year. As a result, Read More...

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China's monumental climate shift: embracing a “post-peak" era in the coming years

China, the world's economic giant, is on the verge of a watershed moment in its environmental history. After decades of rapid development and skyrocketing emissions, signs point to a near-term peak in carbon output, providing hope for global climate efforts. According to the Center for Research Read More...

Cultivating climate resilience

Cultivating climate resilience at COP28: 7 game-changing food and agriculture innovations

The convergence of global pressures, such as climate change and the mounting demands of a fast-growing population, has shone a bright light on agriculture's critical role in addressing these challenges. This important priority was highlighted at the recent United Nations climate conference, which Read More...

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New Zealand's groundbreaking shift to renewables promises massive emissions reductions

New Zealand launched its most ambitious emissions reduction initiative to date in an incredible undertaking. The government announced a historic switch from coal to renewable energy at Glenbrook, the country's largest steel factory. This transition is expected to eliminate the emissions equivalent Read More...

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European Commission President christens world's first "green shipping container"

On September 14th, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen christened the Laura Maersk, the world's first green container ship, in a historic ceremony. This extraordinary vessel, owned by the Danish business Maersk, is expected to change the future of marine transportation by running Read More...

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Could California’s solar canal project be an answer for climate resilience?

In a state beleaguered by drought, high temperatures, and growing wildfire dangers, the idea of placing solar panels over irrigation canals to address both water loss and climate pollution is finally getting traction. Solar AquaGrid creators Jordan Harris and Robin Raj envisioned a game-changing Read More...