Radiator covers: A great new look, or a waste of energy?
It's a sad fact that old radiators can be a bit of an eyesore. If you get to the point where you can't stand the sight of them, you might think about covering them up with off-the-shelf panelling.Of course those of us with a talent for DIY might consider making their own. But experts advise a little caution."If you want the cladding to look good, you are going to need the right tools for the job," says Michael Pommer from Cologne's DIY Academy in Germany.Wood or metal?The choice of material is crucial, and right at the start of the planning stage you'll need to decide whether you want to use w...
Pinoy wins international award for turning rotten food into renewable energy
Pinoy wins international award for turning rotten food into renewable energyMANILA, Philippines — Mapua University Manila student Carvey Ehren Maigue put the Filipino genius at the centerstage again.The 27-year-old native of Binangonan, Rizal bested 1,800 entries from around the world by winning the first James Dyson Awards for Global Sustainability, an international design competition for engineers from more than 30 countries.Maigue created AuREUS, a renewable energy system for windows and building walls. Unlike solar power which relies on the sun alone, AuREUS gets its energy from the biolum...
Azerbaijani, UK officials discuss co-op on renewable energy
By TrendThe districts of Azerbaijan liberated from Armenian occupation have high potential in the field of renewable energy sources (RES), especially solar and wind energy, Zaur Mammadov, Head of the Office of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Energy of Azerbaijan, said, Trend reports citing the ministry.Mammadov made the statement at an online meeting with Director of the International Trade Department of the UK Embassy in Azerbaijan and Regional Head for Energy Joel Derbyshire.Mammadov noted that the liberation from the occupation of the Azerbaijani lands will ensure more reliable security of the cou...
Laxapana Batteries to diversify into renewable energy with Rs. 1 b investment | Daily FT
Announces Rs. 540 m Rights Issue to part-finance the ventureLaxapana Batteries Plc is to diversify into renewable energy with an investment of over Rs. 1 billion, of which Rs. 540 million will be sourced via equity.It has announced a Rights Issue of 12 new shares for 13 held at Rs. 15 each, which will entail issuance of 36 million shares worth Rs. 540 million.The Board of Directors has resolved that, in their opinion, the consideration for which the shares are to be issued is fair and reasonable to the entity and all existing shareholders. Net assets value per share as at 30 September 2020 was...
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Philippine renewable energy capacity boosted by 16%
Philippine renewable energy capacity boosted by 16%Catherine Talavera(The Philippine Star) – November 18, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — The country’s installed renewable energy (RE) capacity has increased by 16 percent this year, underscoring the growing shift toward cleaner and more sustainable energy sources.The Department of Energy said RE capacity has reached 5,713.3 megawatts (MW) as of end-September, higher than the 4,920.48-MW installed capacity registered at the end of 2019.There are now a total of 1,079 RE projects as of end-September, out of which 1,025 are for commercial use, ...
Israeli innovators in energy, agritech? Now is your chance to reach India
Israeli companies interested in breaking into the Indian market should know Wednesday marks the last day they can sign up for the Israeli Innovative Authority (IIA) application process and maybe get a spot among the 15 companies selected to participate at GITA Foundation Day.Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA) is an NGO created by the Indian Government and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CI) to promote India’s role as an innovative economy. This year, the event will be held online at the end of the month. The IIA is calling on Israeli startups in the water, agriculture, energy...
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Biden’s clean energy plans a blueprint for US transformation
Following a tense and polarized US election that revealed a deeply divided nation, Joe Biden’s victory presages a major change in direction on climate and energy policy following four years of climate change denial and active discouragement of the energy transition by the Trump administration.Biden’s election platform included ambitious goals, such as ensuring that electricity production would be carbon-free and largely renewable by 2035; achieving carbon neutrality by 2050; investing in research and development and new power infrastructure; upgrading the national electricity grid; extending a...
Azerbaijan, Germany mull cooperation in renewable energy field
By Ayya LmahamadOpportunities for cooperation in the field of renewable energy and identification of priority areas in this direction between Azerbaijan and Germany was discussed during an online meeting between the Azerbaijan Energy Ministry and German Energy Agency on November 13.During the meeting, the parties discussed the work done in the field of renewable energy in Azerbaijan and the current projects implemented.Moreover, the parties discussed specific measures to be implemented jointly for the development of the relevant area, along with wind and solar energy, bioenergy and geothermal ...
Parliament Amends Renewable Energy Law
PARLIAMENT HAS amended the Renewable Energy Act 2011 (Act 832) to promote renewable energy and reduce the burden of high tariffs on consumers that are emerging as a result of utility scale photovoltaic (PV) plants charging feed-in-tariff (FIT).The Renewable Energy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 thus provides for all future utility scale solar photovoltaic (PV) to be procured through competitive bidding.The amendment will pave the way for the establishment of a competitive procurement scheme and a net-metering scheme in respect to electricity generated from a renewable energy source, and empowers the m...
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Biden Can Leverage Larger Trends to Make Climate Progress
With the next president of the United States finally decided, we can now begin moving on to the work at hand.Joe Biden’s election creates an exciting opportunity for climate action. But there’s one clear hurdle: Unless the January runoff elections in Georgia for two Senate seats deliver surprising success to the Democrats, President-elect Biden will face a Senate led again by Mitch McConnell. That narrows the range of available policy instruments, but Biden should still be able to make real progress.He has the advantage of the tide moving in the direction of clean energy. Market forces are shi...