Study Calculates 2047 as the Year when Climate Exceeds Boundaries of the Last 150 years

According to a recent study prepared by the University of Hawaii and published in Nature scientific journal on October 10th, unprecedented global changes are about to happen. Scientists predict the year at which the Earth’s climate will shift beyond the past 150 years’ variability as early as 2047 under the business-as-usual scenario and 2069 if greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are stabilized. The “Projected Timing of Climate Departure from recent Variability” study adds new information supporting the global importance of switching to fossil-fuel free energy as soon as possible. Historic variability…

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Upstream Dashboard makes energy consumption a personal issue

Energy Consumption

Upstream Dashboard tool designed to help consumers understand their impact on the environment The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has developed a new online tool called the Upstream Dashboard that will help consumers understand the long-term impacts of their energy consumption habits. The Department of Energy has been keen to raise awareness surrounding energy consumption, efficiency, and conservation. The agency has made some progress in this endeavor, but believes that providing consumers with tools to help them understand the issue will make it more personal for them.…

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Airbus taps Magna Steyr to craft a reliable, safe storage tank for hydrogen fuel

The transportation industry has the largest dependency on fossil-fuels in the world. Of the various methods of travel available, none burns through oil more quickly than aircraft. In light of increasing awareness regarding environmental issues and the advocacy for alternatives to oil, several aerospace companies and investing in renewable energy in the effort to make air travel more eco-friendly. As companies investigate viable alternatives, hydrogen has become a popular option. On-board hydrogen fuel cells may be the answer to the oil problem. Hydrogen is no stranger to the sky. Researchers,…

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Talking green power on Earth Day 2011

Earth Day is here, bringing to mind the number of environmental issues currently facing humanity. While such issues are subject to vehement debate, it is clear that changes need to be made in the way people look at the world. Breaking society’s reliance on oil is one of the most widely agreed upon issues of today, but solutions to this problem have been few and far between. Ethanol, once lauded as the future fuel of the world, proved to be more environmentally costly than its supporters had claimed. This has…

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Survey leans towards strong growth for hydrogen cars

Hydrogen fuel cells seem to be on the minds of more car manufacturers these days. According to the 12th KPMG annual global automotive executive survey, 8 out of 10 executives believe that hydrogen powered vehicle sales will see profound growth over the next five years. The survey shows that there is still lingering skepticism about the fuel cells, however, as the adoption of fuel cells remains sparse throughout the industry. Ashleigh Raine-Botha, a senior research analyst at KPMG, says that the majority of respondents do not expect to see reliable,…

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Increase costs for fossil fuels spurs demand for commercial hydrogen uses

Ballard Power Systems, a hydrogen fuel cell developer… has confirmed the finalization of an arrangement to deliver hydrogen fuel cells to K2 Pure Solutions bleach plant in Pittsburgh, California. The plan was first announced in August last year and the company has been waiting on an air permit exemption from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District as well as a grant from California’s Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP). Ballard confirms that it has now received both the air permit exemption and the grant from SGIP. The fuel cell system…

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