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Tag Archives: Energy

Innovation ‘must consider water, energy and land jointly’

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 25 May 2012. When considering the sustainability of natural resources it is important to understand that is not only biological species that share symbiotic relationships, these are also relevant to water, energy and Land. A new European report explores these interdependencies and will be submitted for discussion at Rio+20. More technological innovation is needed to …

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Beirut to host 2012 Levant Region Trade & Export Finance Conference

Committed to spreading awareness about the latest ways to manage energy in the world, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, launched an e-learning website under the name Energy University to provide the latest information and best practices training courses for energy efficiency. In addition to learning new ideas and innovative ways to conserve energy and achieve overall well-being …

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Rio+20 must push past politics with achievable targets

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 16 May 2012. Some countriess are worried that signing up to Sustainable Development Goals might force restrictions on them using their natural resources or force them into spending money they don’t have.  Negotiators at Rio+20 hope to assuage these fears and reconcile development and sustainability. Officials meeting at the UN Conference on Sustainable …

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Science academies urge action on environmental issues

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 15 May 2012. G8 countries to meet and discuss ways of integrating research and policy with regards to food security, energy needs and water supply. These issues are deemed the most important that have not yet been tackled by the G science initiative. Governments are to be supported by science academies to achieve …

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The PowerPot: New Technology Promises to Bring Electricity to the Developing World

To address this challenge, Power Practical, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has developed the PowerPot, a thermoelectric generator that doubles as a cooking vessel. When placed on a stove or fire it converts the transfer of heat into electricity. This makes it useful for charging phones, meaning it could be a literal life saver. Designed for use over an open …

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Africa, new magnet for the world economy

The first New York Forum AFRICA will be held in Libreville in Gabon, from 8-10 June 2012 45 days to go until the first New York Forum AFRICA (http://www.ny-forum-africa.com) to be held in Libreville in Gabon, from 8-10 June 2012, and numerous personalities are responding to the call of a continent which from now on is one of the players …

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Wind power ‘can be cheaper’ than photovoltaics, study says

Generating wind energy is more than twice as cheap as solar photovoltaic (PV) energy production, a study of alternative energy in six developing countries has found. The findings, published in Nature Climate Changelast week (15 April), could help inform global debates on financing initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries. The authors note that differentiating technologies or countries is one of the …

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Qatar Shell sponsors engineering students in trip to US for research presentation

DOHA, Qatar — Three Texas A&M University at Qatar students, sponsored by Qatar Shell, traveled to the American Chemical Society’s 2012 National Spring Meeting in San Diego, CA, US, from 24 – 29 March to present cutting-edge research on synthetic jet fuels. The research project, supported by Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) and Qatar National Research Fund’s (QNRF) Undergraduate Research Experience …

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Creating an ‘energy Internet’ for the poor

The world’s poorest countries can jump directly from the pre-electricity era into a new industrial revolution through an “energy Internet” — the uptake of renewable energy shared through communication technologies, argues economist Jeremy Rifkin. “The great economic revolutions in history occur when new communication technologies converge with new energy systems”, writes Rifkin. And now — with industrial civilisation at a crossroads and the …

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Saudi Arabia: Potato and plantain batteries show promise

A simple battery powered by potatoes may soon become a reality as scientists in developing countries move closer to commercialising their research. The idea of batteries made out of vegetable matter sandwiched between zinc and copper plates is being trialled by several groups around the world, including Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. Suliman Abdalla, professor of physics at King Abdulaziz …

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