Startup launches windows capable of producing solar energy

Solar Energy - Sun on windows

Physee offers another way to take advantage of solar energy A startup called Physee is looking to provide businesses and homeowners with a way to harness the power of solar energy using only their windows. The company has designed windows that are affixed with solar cells, allowing them to collect incoming sunlight and convert it into electricity. These windows are meant to help buildings become energy neutral and reduce their consumption of electricity produced through the consumption of fossil-fuels. Solar windows are already providing electricity to Rabobank Physee suggests that…

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Report shows that fuel cell vehicles may remain in the niche market for the time being

Fuel Cell Vehicles Report

New report highlights the ongoing issues facing fuel cell vehicles Strategy Analytics has released a new report highlighting the market for fuel cell powertrains for the light vehicle market. The report follows the recent formation of the Hydrogen Council at this year’s World Economic Forum. The Hydrogen Council is comprised of several large companies that have a vested interest in hydrogen fuel cells and vehicles powered by these energy systems. The report from Strategy Analytics is meant to showcase the potential for fuel cell vehicles in the global market. Fuel…

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Large companies come together to launch the Hydrogen Council

Hydrogen Council - Companies Come Together

Hydrogen Council seeks to help expand the use of hydrogen fuel cells Several leading automotive, energy, and engineering firms have come together to established the “Hydrogen Council.” The council was announced alongside the World Economic Forum’s Davos Summit and aims to establish hydrogen fuel as a tool that can be used to ease the transition away from fossil-fuels toward cleaner forms of power. BMW, Shell, Total, and Toyota are among the companies that have involved themselves in the new Hydrogen Council. Companies expected to accelerate their investments in the hydrogen…

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Renewable energy is quickly becoming less expensive than fossil-fuels

Renewable Energy - Solar and Wind Farm

World Economic Forum shows that solar and wind are quickly reaching a price parity with fossil-fuels Renewable energy has made major strides this year. Throughout the world, more countries have committed to supporting clean power projects, with some of the world’s leading superpowers choosing to work together in order to curb emissions production and build new renewable energy systems. Over the past year, both wind and solar power have become much less expensive than they were in the past. Now, according to the World Economic Forum, 2016 has become the…

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New solutions needed to combat growing marine plastic pollution crisis

Researchers say by mid century there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish. According to a new report titled “The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the Future of Plastics” from the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Ellen MacArthur Foundation, at the current growing rate of marine plastic pollution, there will be more plastic in the world’s oceans than fish (by weight) by 2050. Eight million tons of plastic waste presently finds its way into the sea every year. To put that into greater perspective, this astronomical amount is equivalent…

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Climate change disaster seen as largest global threat for 2016

The changing climate was ranked as a higher threat than weapons of mass destruction. According to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Risks Report 2016, failure to mitigate climate change and adapting to it is the biggest risk the planet faces, this year. Global warming has greater damage potential than even weapons of mass destruction, which ranked as the second highest global threat, said the WEF survey. An environmental issue taking the top spot of the report’s list of risks with the greatest possible impact was a first. The survey,…

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