January 29, 2015, No comments

An interesting and potentially very exciting project was unveiled today at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. It combines biofuels and aquaculture to produce a combination of food and fuel in the […]


Solar Impulse Inspires as it Blazes New Frontiers

January 27, 2015, No comments

As if there wasn’t enough to see here already at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, the area was blessed with the appearance of a rare migrating bir ...


Bloom Energy Raises $130 Million for Fuel Cell Expansion

January 27, 2015, No comments

Fuel cell technology involves clean and efficient conversion of chemical energy into electrical power in an electrochemical process that is virtually ...


A Visit to Shams-1: Abu Dhabi’s Unique Solar CSP Hybrid Power Plant

January 22, 2015, 1 Comment

One of the first questions I asked upon arriving in Abu Dhabi, a very modern city in a very oil-rich country, with a very progressive stance towards r ...

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    Looking Ahead to 2030
    January 20, 2015, No comments

    Last month I wrote an liquid fluoride thorium reactors (LFTR), a compact and purportedly safer nuclear technology that enjoys a cult-like following, at least among physicists. Friedberg acknowledges that LFTR [...]

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    Rural India to Get Solar Too
    January 9, 2015, No comments

    Last week I wrote about India’s ambitious plans for Rockefeller Foundation, CSE India, and the Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency. The Rockefeller Foundation has committed $75 million to its Smart [...]

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    Are The Forests Still Breathing?
    January 6, 2015, No comments

    Each year, as a species, humans dump about 8.8 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere, 6.5 billion tons from fossil fuels and 1.5 billion from deforestation. But less than half that [...]