Over the past several months, SunEdison has acquired a portfolio of 757 megawatts of renewable-energy assets (wind, solar and hydro) through nine transactions in seven emerging markets. And SunEdison has made a believer out of big-money investors, having attracted a $175 million equity stake from the private equity firm the Blackstone Group and two others.
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Rolling blackouts and energy shortages plagued South Africa for most of 2015. The nation’s power-hungry mining industry, Africa’s largest, causes much of the strain – while struggling to cope. But South African miners, having already penetrated off-grid areas, are discovering benefits of renewable energy.
This turns out to be quite a week for green aviation. First, an incredible milestone in the historic journey of the Solar Impulse as the fuel-free aircraft successfully completed a five-day crossing of the Pacific from Japan to Hawaii, the longest solo manned flight in history. Then, United Airlines, announced that it would invest $30 million in a program that would produce jet fuel from trash.
Geoff Livingston visited the Trans-Jordan landfill in Utah as part of a documentary team. The Photographer and blogger was tasked with producing digital content for the carbon-offset program Audi supports in partnership with 3Degrees. This program offsets the assembly, distribution and the first 50,000 miles of driving for the Audi A3 e-tron, a plug-in hybrid electric car coming this fall.
Imagine spending four months driving 12,400 miles from Bangkok, Thailand, to Toulouse, France. Now imagine doing so in an electric rickshaw called a tuktuk to raise awareness for renewable fuels. Meet the Pilgreens.
Last year, TriplePundit took a deep dive into the world of seafood with a special series that made a big splash with readers. So, what’s new in sustainable seafood since we wrapped our series? To find out, we headed to Industry Lab at Sustainable Seafood Week New York City.
Ford is about to launch a data-driven initiative to track urban cyclists as they commute through city streets. By mounting a device on a thousand bikes across the country, the automaker hopes to understand more about urban cycling and how it fits into a modern multi-modal transportation system.
Monsanto took to the Web in an unusual question-and-answer session last week, as part of Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) platform. The questions were fast and furious, and the answers were, for the most part, revealing. Did we learn anything? Yes.
What can a tiny nation smaller than Lake Michigan teach a state like California? According to Mother Nature, plenty. Israel, which has had its own challenges with long-term droughts, says it has learned a few tricks of the trade when it comes to water conservation and agricultural water use. But overcoming the challenges may mean dramatic changes to the way water is managed and used in the Golden State, as it did for Israel’s burgeoning cities two decades ago.
Ben & Jerry’s believes that making ice cream and saving the world go together like their tasty flavors and your taste buds. Earlier this year, it asked: “How can we reduce our emissions?” It turned to CoClear, a New York consultancy that conducts lifecycle analyses (LCAs) on products.
Ford’s finance arm, Ford Credit, just announced a six-month experiment that will help them get involved with and learn about how the sharing economy is reshaping the transportation world into one of smart mobility.
We are now entering into an exciting new age of wearable tech, one of the most important eras in the history of computing. Wearable technology is adding new layers to our personal relationships by extending the reach and power of how we communicate and share details about ourselves