Dan Morrison sur Twitter : "The Way Humans Get Electricity Is About to Change Forever #solar #innovation. The Way Humans Get Electricity Is About to Change Forever. The renewable-energy boom is here.
Trillions of dollars will be invested over the next 25 years, driving some of the most profound changes yet in how humans get their electricity. That's according to a new forecast by Bloomberg New Energy Finance that plots out global power markets to 2040. Here are six massive shifts coming soon to power markets near you: 1. Solar Prices Keep Crashing The price of solar power will continue to fall, until it becomes the cheapest form of power in a rapidly expanding number of national markets. Solar power will eventually get so cheap that it will outcompete new fossil-fuel plants and even start to supplant some existing coal and gas plants, potentially stranding billions in fossil-fuel infrastructure. Over MorgenWonen — MorgenWonen. Wingssprayer : Een #brabantse #innovatie De ...
As solar panels boom, it was the simple business model that the big energy players missed. Solar panels are now remaking the energy equation in the U.S. and breaking records for installations every quarter: There were more solar panels installed in the U.S. over the last 18 months than the last 30 years.
But when it comes to making money off of this solar boom, some of the largest energy companies in the U.S. have (so far) left money on the table. Why? It wasn’t that they didn’t have access to some obscure panel technology patent that was invented years ago in a university lab. Or that they didn’t have deep knowledge of how cheap solar panels would one day become. It was a drop-dead simple business-model innovation that they — for whatever reason — didn’t jump on. 7 lessons for successful cleantech investing. The “Blood and Gore” fund (because it was founded by Al Gore and David Blood), also known as Generation Investment Management, has been on a roll lately.
The firm, founded in 2004 with $10 billion under management, funds both startups and public companies in sustainability, and has seen big exits from some of its startup bets in recent years, including smart thermostat maker Nest (sold to Google for $3.2 billion), and solar installer SolarCity (went public in late 2012). De volgende stap in smart homes: sensors die hun eigen energievoorraad verzamelen. Tesla could be big disruptor, says GM – no kidding. General Motors is a company that represents both the endless possibilities of automotive technology, and the “old guard” that often seems just behind of trends in innovation.
Ampyx Power Airborne Wind Energy. Zes Nederlandse oplossingen in duurzame top 100. MIT Develops ‘GHG-Free Steel’ Researchers at MIT have found a way to manufacture steel without greenhouse gas emissions.
Steel from the new process should be of higher purity, and — once the process is scaled up — cheaper, according to a paper that was published this week in the journal Nature. Worldwide steel production totals about 1.5 billion tons per year. The prevailing process makes steel from iron ore — which is mostly iron oxide — by heating it with carbon; the process forms CO2 as a byproduct. Production of a ton of steel generates almost 2 tons of CO2 emissions, according to steel industry figures, accounting for as much as 5 percent of the world’s total GHG emissions, according to MIT. In addition to producing no emissions other than pure oxygen, the process lends itself to smaller-scale factories. The industry has met little success in its search for carbon-free methods of manufacturing steel. Dutch innovations in air quality. The environmental policy debate has been taken over by climate change for years.
With some backlash lately because of climate denialism. Most discussion about climate change focus on reducing the emissions of carbon dioxide into the air. In this post I will argue that it is better for both public health and fighting climate change to shift focus to non-CO2 greenhouse gases and air pollution for the short term, leaving the reduction of actual CO2 emission to the future. Do I hear some climate fighters cry wolf already? Biomimicry Solves Age-old Industrial Air Pollution Problem.
Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com/CC BY 2.0 One of the most interesting audits I ever conducted took place at a fragrance factory.
Every couple of steps, the odor of the air would change markedly, from roses to raspberries, from lavender to lemons, as small quantities of each scent escaped from the processing units. Chemists call the property that gives fragrances their rich perfume "volatility". Volatility means a substance evaporates easily, filling the air with molecules that trigger our sense of smell. In some cases, such as fragrances, the escaped chemicals may be harmless, or even pleasant -- although even fragrance factories must take caution with their air pollution equipment to ensure neighbors are not overwhelmed by a jungle of odors.
Controlling Volatile Air Pollutants To an air pollution control engineer, volatility means work: methods must be found to control these chemicals in the interest of keeping the air clean. Nature Offers a Better Solution Low Energy, Natural Air Treatment. How Corruption Is Strangling U.S. Innovation - James Allworth. If there’s been one topic that has entirely dominated the post-election landscape, it’s the fiscal cliff.
Will taxes be raised? Which programs will be cut? How a $20 tablet from India could blindside PC makers, educate billions and transform computing as we know it. IRWES: Wind of change. Clean tech is broeinest van innovatie - Vincent wil zon. Brabant krijgt glow-in-the-dark wegbelijning. Www.detechniekachternederland.nl. Energienulwoningen met een huurprijs inclusief energie. Banks in Danger of Becoming the "Dumb Pipes" of the Mobile Payments Industry. The industry movement created of any disruptive technology will create winners and losers.
What entities create value out of disruption in the early stages will set a base for future success. In the mobile payments sector we have talked a lot about the confluence of technology companies with payment processors and debated who will ultimately emerge as winners. One sector that is often forgotten in this discussion is the fact that banks already play a central role in the day-to-day lives of consumers. There is huge potential for the banks to profit from the mobile payments evolution and they need to move quickly before the industry passes them by. As Movies Debut on Facebook, the Era of Social Cinema Begins. If anybody could pull it off, it would be Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim.
The comedy duo and stars of the often demented Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! Have a rabid and loyal enough fan base that releasing their new movie in an experimental new way just might work. Tomorrow night, Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie will debut on Facebook, a full two weeks before it arrives in theaters. Raspberry Pi, a Tiny But Powerful $25 PC, Coming Soon. The holidays have been particularly jolly for the gang making Raspberry Pi, the tiny Linux-based PC that's going to cost just $25. If the reports coming from the site are to be believed, you could be able to buy one as early as next month.
Right before the holiday, the creators got a batch of circuit boards in for testing. The site says all the initial testing showed the boards to be performing "as solid as a rock," despite an issue with the power supply. However, that problem was easily fixed via a red wire and a quick soldering job, and the team promises it won't appear in any future units. City Windmills Enables Clean Energy And Unique Advertising Opportunites. Solar powered advertising boards have provided companies with ways to advertise their products in an environmentally friendly way, and it appears that wind power is following suit. UK-based City Windmills is giving companies the chance to not only generate clean power (and thus cheaper energy bills) for themselves, but to use their installation as a unique advertising platform.
With the XLT wind turbine, City Windmills creates wind arrays for companies that can achieve multiple objectives. Operating in groups of between 10 and 50, the wind turbines are primarily designed to generate low cost clean energy wherever it is needed. Making Solar Panels As Ubiquitous And Efficient As Leaves. Enough solar energy strikes the earth in one hour to power our civilization for a year, and futurists like Ray Kurzweil see us moving to an all-solar civilization in the span of a single human lifetime. But getting to a civilization powered entirely by renewables isn't going to happen with current technology. Traditional solar panels might become cheaper, but the laws of physics say they can't become that much more efficient. Not to mention that the resources required to build the kind of desert-spanning solar farms that would be required to replace even a percentage point or two of our current energy mix boggle the mind. Apple Wins Europe-Wide Blockade Of Samsung Tablets; Guess Which Tablet Apple Is Scared Of Most?
Man, is Apple ever freaked out by the Samsung Galaxy Tablet. We already pointed out that Apple succeeded in getting it banned in Australia, and now it's got an injunction blocking it in most of Europe as well. And, of course, the lawsuit in the US continues. It's really sad that Apple simply doesn't want to compete in the marketplace. The thing is, I've used both the iPad and the Galaxy Tab, and the iPad is nicer. The Galaxy Tab is definitely the best Android tablet I've seen so far, but Apple has the ability to compete and win in the marketplace. Innovatie vergt meer durf dan nu.
Oracle Deletes Jonathan Schwartz's Old Blog; Which Excitedly Celebrated Google's Use Of Java In Android. How The Patent System Is Like A Broken Web Cache. Rick Falkvinge has posted a thought-provoking piece that analogizes the patent system to various forms of web caching and their impact on discussions. Patents As Theft: How Oracle & Microsoft Seek To Profit From Android Despite Having Nothing To Do With It. Europe's Silicon Allee: Berlin on the Road to Becoming a Start-Up Mecca - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International. Break Down Bureaucracy to Get Breakthrough Technologies.
Washington policy wonks scoffed when the Obama Administration announced last year that the Department of Energy and Pentagon were going to collaborate in developing new clean energy technologies. Innovatiebeleid is obstakels opruimen. Europe Enacts Trillion-Euro Energy Accord, But It Ain't Totally Green. Chemie ageert tegen bezuiniging innovatie. The New Dutch Economy: Innovative, International and Involving.
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