Green technology partnership formed between Panasonic and National Trust

Some of the historic properties in the UK will run on renewable energy. Panasonic has announced that it will be working with National Trust, a conservation charity, to install innovative green technology at some of the most famous historic properties in the United Kingdom that are managed by the charity. During the long-term partnership, Panasonic will be able to “showcase” its technologies. The first phase of the partnership will involve Panasonic carrying out marketing initiatives at the National Trust properties. Visitors will be able to try out Lumix cameras and…

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Green technology to lead to new jobs at British manufacturing company

Naylor Industries Plc has received funding for a green energy project that will boost its sales and employment. The Barnsley-based manufacturing company that specializes in building and constructing products such as clay pipes, plastic ducting and drainage, and concrete products, intends to invest a large sum of money into its Cawthorne factory to upgrade it with green technology that will include smart utility metering, energy efficient lighting, and a plastic reprocessing plant. The £2.5 million project will help to lower energy consumption in the factory. The project, which has received…

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Green technology used in cement cleans the air

Biodynamic cement has been used to construct the 6 story Palazzo Italia in Milan, Italy. Italy’s second most populous city is getting ready for Expo Milano 2015, a massive environmental and sustainability exhibition taking place next May, and the Italian Pavilion, which will be hosting the event, has been made out of biodynamic cement, a type of green technology that actually purifies the air. The aesthetically appealing geometrically-shaped building is also equipped with solar panels. Designed to look like a petrified forest, the impressive and huge structure looks more like…

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Green technology used to create huge indoor farm in Japan

Ten thousand lettuce heads are produced daily using LED lights. What was once a Fujitsu semiconductor factory, has been turned into one of the largest indoor farms in the world by Japanese plant experts, who wanted to explore green technology methods that could be used to help keep up with growing food demands, but that would sidestep the risks caused by crop disease, drought and natural disasters. The farm opened in July and is almost half the size of a football field. The bacteria-free indoor farm churns out 10,000 heads…

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Green technology could lead to massive employment opportunity in Britain

Thousands of jobs could be created in Northern England from new power station project. Yorkshire, England could develop into a global center for the embryonic CCS (carbon capture and storage) industry with the building of a new power station, a green technology project which received millions of pounds in funding from the European Union (EU) and could eventually employ thousands of people in the region. The EU is to support the project by providing £200 million in funds. Called the White Rose Project, the power station will be constructed near…

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Recycling technology results in clean and reusable rubber

Researchers at a Canadian university have discovered a cheap and clean way to recycle tires. The recycling technology was invented by Costas Tzoganakis, a chemical engineering professor at the University of Waterloo, and was commercialized by Tyromer Inc. a green company that recently won a tech startup award from TiE50, which is TiE Silicon Valley’s premier annual awards program, for its clean tire recycling method. The recycled rubber process is chemical-free. The machine that was developed for the recycling process transforms rubber crumbs, small pieces of shredded scrap tire, into…

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Green technology may help combat air pollution

New report reveals U.S. cities with the worst air pollution. The United States may need to start exploring their green technology options because according to a recent report from the American Lung Association, Las Vegas, Fairbanks, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Visalia, Fresno and Modesto are among the places that topped the list of the U.S. cities with the worst air pollution. Too many cars on the roads are contributing to the problem. In California, trucks and cars are a huge part of the air pollution problems within the state’s…

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Green technology revolutionizes Canadian greenhouse

A greenhouse in Ladner, B.C. has introduced innovative clean energy technology. In recent green technology news, the first on-site quadgeneration project for a greenhouse began at a Village Farms greenhouse in Ladner, a community located in Delta, British Columbia, Canada. The $7.5 million project utilizes fuel cell technology. Dubbed the “clean-tech” project, this multi-million dollar plan was the result of a partnership formed among Village Farms, FuelCell Energy Inc., Quadrogen Power Systems Inc. and the National Research Council of Canada. The project was funded by a number of agri-food organizations.…

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Hydrogen fuel powered bus makes green technology news in Alabama

This public transportation vehicle starts a new pilot program with no exhaust and no emissions. The U.S. Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx, was in Birmingham, Alabama on Wednesday for the launch of a hydrogen fuel cell powered city bus that will begin a brand new green technology pilot program in the region. This bus represents the start of what is hoped to be a much larger environmentally friendly effort. The hydrogen fuel powered bus will be operated by the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority and the UAB and will produce no…

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Green technology being tested on the Californian electric grid

Solar farms have been installed on a large scale, as have thousands of rooftop installations. In the latest green technology news, the California electric grid is now testing out new renewable energy options that are made up of massive solar farms and other contributing sun-powered panels. At the center of this effort is a nonprofit corporation that is monitoring and managing the power flow. Jim Blatchford is the manager of short term forecasting at the organization, the California Independent System Operator (ISO). That corporation is responsible for making sure that…

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Green banks emerge to support renewable energy projects

Clean power is finding more support from the private sector thanks to green banks Renewable energy often hinges upon the financial support it can receive. Energy projects without sufficient financial support tend to stagnate and, eventually, cease to be. Governments around the world are becoming less inclined to invest in clean power because of the risky nature of these investments. As such, the energy sector is beginning to turn to the financial service space in order to find the support it needs from the private sector. Governments turn to green…

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Virginia Tech makes a breakthrough in green technology

Research team develops new battery that uses sugar as an energy storage medium A team of researchers from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University have developed a new battery that runs on simple sugars. Researchers suggest that their battery could be a major breakthrough in energy storage technology. Energy storage has been a problematic issue for several years and this issue has become more pronounced as renewable energy has gained popularity. Modern energy grids are not built to accommodate the energy produced by clean technologies, and much of the…

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Green technology investments fall around the world

Investments in clean technology are diminishing globally The United Nations has released data concerning investments in green technology. According to this data, investments are dropping quickly across the entirety of the renewable energy spectrum. The exact reason behind this drop in investments is, of course, multi-faceted and involves the economic fragility in Europe and other countries as well as shifting political positions on the issue of climate change. According to the United Nations, if investments in clean technology do not quadruple within the coming years, there may be no way…

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