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Carbon Dioxide Converted to Fuel

Posted on Sep 18, 2017 12:34:00 PM

Scientists are taking a lead from nature as they explore ways to eliminate CO2 from the atmosphere.

Labs around the world are searching for a method to use photosynthesis to produce fuels using little more than sunlight and the CO2

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Topics: Ethanol, Carbon Dioxide, Lawrence Berkeley, Research

Mars Pledged $1bn To Tackle Climate Change

Posted on Sep 13, 2017 1:35:30 PM

Confectionary giant Mars Inc. has pledged to spend US$1 billion on a new initiative aiming to tackle climate change and poverty, and improve well-being of staff and local communities within in its supply chain.

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Topics: Climate Change, Carbon Footprint, Paris Agreement, Mars

France To Ban Fossil Fuel Exploitation

Posted on Sep 12, 2017 11:36:00 AM

France is continuing to take a lead in combatting climate change by introducing legislation to ban the exploration for, and exploitation of, oil and gas within its territory, both at home and overseas.

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Topics: Climate Change, Paris Agreement, Macron, France

Offshore Wind Reaches Price Tipping Point

Posted on Sep 11, 2017 1:50:00 PM

Three UK offshore windfarm projects have won subsidy auctions to secure a guaranteed price as low as £57.50 MWh, leading to calls for a rethink on the government's nuclear policy

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Topics: UK, Offshore Wind, Nuclear, Government Subsidies

Europe Remains on Target for Renewables

Posted on Sep 6, 2017 11:14:22 AM

The European Union nations were amongst the first in the world to embrace binding targets for the take-up of renewable energy, and the EU as a whole is on course to have a 20% renewables mix by 2020.

The share of renewable energy in Europe continues to grow to such an extent that the sector accounted for 86% of all new generating capacity installed in 2016.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Europe, Wind, Solar, EU

Hydrogen Could Be Energy Storage Solution

Posted on Sep 4, 2017 1:27:00 PM

The prospect of moving the global energy system to 100% renewables currently seems a distant prospect, with many problems to be solved.

The key may lie in finding a solution to the issue of energy storage, and the answer might be found in the universe's most abundant element – hydrogen.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Energy Storage, Hydrogen

Coming Soon – the OPEN Investors Club

Posted on Aug 30, 2017 11:57:00 AM

Exciting news for all members of the OPEN Cleantech community – our brand new OPEN Investors Club is well on course for launch.

We are planning to give our investors an exclusive space to access the latest project news, including investment updates, videos and webinars featuring key information from cleantech companies and clean energy projects within the OPEN pipeline and portfolio, as well interviews with respected industry specialists.

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Topics: Investment, OPEN, Cleantech, Investors, Investors Club

Latin America set for Renewables Growth

Posted on Aug 29, 2017 12:09:00 PM

The presence of some of the world's best wind, solar and bio-fuel resources promises to rapidly accelerate growth of the renewable energy sector in Latin America in the coming years, according to industry commentators.

In fact, parts of the region have long relied on sustainable fuel and energy – bio-fuels and hydro power in countries such as Brazil and Costa Rica being notable examples.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Investment, Latin America

Renewable Energy: Saving Lives and Billions of Dollars

Posted on Aug 23, 2017 12:18:25 PM

A new study supports a reality which OPEN had already foreseen - the world is already benefitting from renewable energy and clean technology in terms of human life, as well as billions of dollars' worth of savings.

The Lawrence Berkeley National Lab says its research shows a boom in wind and solar energy has helped prevent thousands of premature deaths and saved the US economy billions of dollars in healthcare and climate change costs

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Wind, Pollution, Solar, Health

Schwarzenegger Takes Lead in Climate Change Battle

Posted on Aug 22, 2017 12:03:00 PM

When it comes to the fight against climate change in the USA, Hollywood star and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has stepped in to try and provide the leadership vacuum created by President Donald Trump.

The USA Schwarzenegger Institute has just launched an online database, which he hopes will become an invaluable tool for local and state legislators seeking for ways to advance the environmental cause.

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Topics: Climate Change, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Environment, Environmental Digital Legislative Handbook

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