Another Look at United Nations Environmental Assembly

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Last month we spoke with Zintro expert Rick Rybeck about the first United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA) taking place in Kenya. The Associate Press described it as a weeklong event… Read More

Inquiry Roundup – Renewable Resources

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Green Building Convergence of renewable energy and energy efficiency and building performance…. View inquiry Hydroelectricity Russian strategic consulting co is looking for international expert(s) in hydroelectric industry with profound knowledge of… Read More

United Nations Environmental Assembly Meets in Kenya

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Areas such as climate change, pollution, land degradation and access to water effect people all over the world, regardless of their country. The first United Nations Environmental Assembly opened in… Read More

SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers and BMW Group Invest $200M

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After already investing $100 million in the facility, SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers and BMW Group announced plans to invest $200 million to triple carbon fiber (CF) capacity at their plant… Read More

Examining Climate Finance

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Climate finance is the focus of the last chapter in the most recent 1,000 plus page report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), representing the first time in… Read More

CCEI Partners with ExxonMobile for Renewable Chemicals Project

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The Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI), a U.S. Department of Energy-Energy Frontier Research Center led by the University of Delaware, is partnering with ExxonMobil on a two-year research project… Read More

Tesla Motors in the Fast Lane?

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Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors Inc. is back in the news. The company just released the first few renderings of their new Model S, designed by high-performance sports car manufacturer… Read More

Nanotechnology May Be Worth the Wait

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University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) researchers have developed a formula for creating a nearly perfect compound semiconductor that could lead to more efficient photovoltaics, safe and high-resolution biological imaging… Read More

First Solar Seeks New Opportunities: Another Look

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A recent Zintro post discussed solar-panel maker First Solar’s plan to seek deals with industrial sites and warehouses to increase sales. First Solar has been looking for new opportunities as… Read More

Encouraging Institutional Investors to Divest From Fossil-Fuels

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According to the Wall Street Journal, the D.C. Council is considering a bill that would encourage big institutional investors to divest from companies in the fossil-fuel business. This news follows… Read More

EMerge Calls for DC Power Initiative

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The advantages of DC power in commercial building spaces have led Emerge Alliance Chairman Brian Patterson to call for an initiative to extend DC power to homes and small businesses…. Read More

Will Hybrid Price Cuts Increase Sales?

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Many automakers have cut prices on hybrid vehicles in order to spur sales, which have lagged below expectations. Recently Toyota dropped the price of the 2014 Prius base hybrid plug-in… Read More

Do Giant Pandas Hold The Key To Sustainable Fuels?

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When considering the production of biofuels, concerns over the possible impact on food supply, and subsequently prices, arise. In response scientists have turned to plant waste such as corn cobs… Read More

Could The Sun Be The Answer To Nuclear Waste Disposal?

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In recent years, discussions surrounding the disposal of nuclear waste have reemerged. Since the sun is a constant nuclear reaction much larger than the Earth, it could hypothetically serve as… Read More

Scientists Develop Ability To Pattern Liquids Into Arbitrarily Shaped Microstructures

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Researchers at North Carolina State University discovered a way to pattern liquids into arbitrarily shaped microstructures using 3D printing. The team found an alloy of gallium and indium that’s liquid… Read More

Will Obama’s New Action Plan Mitigate Climate Change?

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President Obama’s new climate action plan commits the U.S. to lower carbon emissions to 17% below those recorded in 2005 by the year 2020. The agenda proposes that this be… Read More