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Covid-19 crisis to accelerate global renewable energy growth?

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Worldwide Covid-19 crisis could actually lead to more renewable energy sources in years to come. Why? Because renewable energy sources such as solar and wind are far more resilient to the massive energy shock caused by coronavirus pandemic than fossil fuels.

Recent report by International Energy Agency (IEA) states that the coronavirus crisis will cause the most severe decline in energy demand since the second world war. It has been estimated that the demand for oil and other fossil fuels will decline seven times greater than it was during the global financial crisis.

In the meantime, renewable energy development is expected to grow regardless of this crisis.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2020 11:17 Read more...

Used Cooking Oil Recycling: Unique Traits of a Recycling Company

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The more you use cooking oil, the more you realize that it changes color as well as the emergence of bad smells. Worst still are toxicity and flammability that result from oil. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), that the oil submits, leads to these unwanted effects.

You don’t have to experience these. You can seek services of an expert recycling firm of used cooking oil. However, you need to identify a company that preaches quality. Again, an expert recycler values environment as well as sustainability.

You should be aware of every nitty-gritty as far as used cooking oil collection is concerned. Besides, you should equip yourself with knowledge as far as collection is concerned. Let’s dive right in.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2020 08:17 Read more...

Can solar cells achieve efficiency above 50%?

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Solar cells need to be more efficient than they are today in order for solar power to become primary source of global energy.

Another step in the right direction comes from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) where researchers have created solar cell with the efficiency of 47.1%.

This is current world recod in solar cell efficiency and it is really only a matter of time before solar cells reach efficiency above 50%.

However, creating these cells in laboratory is only the first step. The most difficult task is making production of these cells commercially viable.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 April 2020 08:58 Read more...

Can Australia reach net zero emissions by 2050?

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Australia has one of the highest per capita emissions of carbon dioxide in the world, well above the developed world average.

The Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has hinted he won’t sign up to a net zero target before he can quantify the costs of action. Luckily, the CSIRO research suggests that Australia can reach net zero target by 2050 without a major hit to the economy or to wages.

There are certain goals that must be met if Australia is remain within 2C warming.To start with, the country would need at least half of all new cars in 10 years time to be electric vehicles.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2020 12:13 Read more...

UK starts using hydrogen for home heating

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UK has introduced zero-carbon hydrogen into its gas network for the first time by using 20% hydrogen and natural gas blend to heat 100 homes and 30 faculty buildings at Keele University in Staffordshire.

The working principle is not that complex. First, hydrogen is captured using an electrolyser, which runs electricity through water to split it back into hydrogen and oxygen and this can then be injected into existing modern gas networks, with no need for customers to change their pipework.

Keele University was chosen as an ideal location for testing purposes, because it owns and operates a private gas network that can be isolated from the main network.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2020 07:45 Read more...

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