United Airlines signed an agreement with AltAir Fuels of Seattle, a participant in the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest (SAFN) initiative, to purchase 15 million gallons of biofuel. According to United, the fuel will be a drop-in replacement for conventional fuel and is expected to reduce carbon emissions by 50 percent with no loss in performance and no engine modifications required.
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The aviation industry has endorsed an agreement to reduce carbon emissions, but environmentalists say the agreement is vague and lacks teeth.
When it comes to power grids, a major issue is the difference in consumption at different times. The solution could come in the form of giant batteries that store energy during off-peak hours – and release it when necessary.
Can Congress and federal agencies play a significant role in developing innovative solutions to the nation’s most intractable problems?
At a conference in Orlando last week (full disclosure: Marriott covered travel costs to Orlando), Marriott International executives had a message for some three thousand general managers of the company’s hotels. From now on, said the executives, Marriott would be tailoring its hotels – and its marketing efforts – toward Millennials, the generational cohort that … Continued
Using the starch from tapioca, social enterprise Ecopia produces a fully degradable, recyclable, and non-GMO bio-plastic, referred to as ECOPLAS®, while also seeking to drive social value within the communities that create its product.
Though it still accounts for 50% of global demand, PV growth slowed considerably YoY in the EU in 2012. A record-setting year in the Americas and Asia-Pacific took up the slack. 31.1 GW of PV systems were installed globally in 2012, up from 30.4 GW in 2011; as PV remained the third most important renewable energy source in terms of globally installed capacity, according to the European Photovoltaic Industry Association’s latest “Photovoltaic Barometer.”
Do massive investments from Wall Street mean the solar powered revolution is here to stay? Billions in investment and new financing systems help solidify the solar industry and make solar power more accessible to businesses and households.
More partners pulled out of Desertec, and Morocco’s opening of a new solar plant could kill the $560 billion plan to send Saharan solar energy to Europe.
So-called “eco-drones” are helping a growing variety of public and private sector groups monitor, collect and analyze high-resolution images and data to address some of our most pressing social-environmental issues. A report from UNEP’s Global Environmental Alert Service highlights the advantages, benefits and challenges posed by their use.