The issue of climate change is a hot topic across the globe, and many countries believe that they should take action to combat it. Many studies indicate that climate change is a result of global warming that in turn is caused by human activity.
Activities like industrialization and the use of fossil fuels in different sectors across the economy contribute to the emission of greenhouse gasses. These gases form a shield over time in the space and trap heat which leads to warming of the earth. The phenomenon of global warming has adverse effects such as rising seas, droughts as well as floods in different parts of the globe.
The aspect of climate change can pose a severe threat to the lives of humans, animals and the environment at large. It is against this background that in December 2015, the United Nations (UN) member states signed the historic Paris Agreement accord on climate change.
The Paris Agreement is a framework upon which different member countries can draw their environmental policies to combat the challenge of climate change. All the member states pledged to fight climate change by maintaining temperature rises below two degrees Celsius.
The International Labor Organization (ILO), a UN organ believes that a green economy can combat the challenge of climate change. ILO’s 2018 report on World Employment … Read More
Wind turbines play crucial roles in generating power for various domestic and commercial uses in different sectors. The devices operate well in entirely open spaces meaning that they experience all weather elements. The turbines run continuously as long as there is sufficient wind to turn the blades.
The major issue with wind turbines is that blades or other components can develop cracks or other forms of anomalies in the long run. When you want to prevent this scenario, it is essential to inspect the blade using imaging methods since the device is always in motion. The measure is to avoid extensive damage to the turbine and to lower repair costs.
Cop testing, drones, and ground cops are some of the methods previously used to inspect the device for faults. The problem with these inspection methods is that they only focus on the exterior surface of the blade for the issues. However, problems that develop into big problems are often deeper inside the blade.… Read More
The key to green electricity production in America lies in the profitable, accessible generation of renewable energy.
For many, this means increased reliance on solar power, the most obvious, affordable and available option. However, there are various other types of green energy out there, which is the reason behind ignorance of geothermal resources.… Read More
Each and every day the sun’s rays provide energy sufficient to satisfy the energy needs of the entire planet for approximately twenty-seven years.
This solar power is just one of the alternative renewable energy solutions available to the householder. Wind turbine power and geothermal power are the other kinds of alternative green energy that are also available.
This article will hopefully provide you with some information on the options mentioned above. The main reason you should take a look at alternative energy is the fact that supplies of the conventional fuels we use are rapidly in decline and will eventually be used up.… Read More
Finally, it is here; the historical and incredibly groundbreaking Block Island Wind Farm, Americas first offshore wind farm has completed its testing phase and is ready for action.
Based in Rhode Island, the sole purpose of this offshore wind farm is the delivery of clean, reliable energy to the New England power grid on a continuous basis and the nation could not be more excited for this first of many offshore wind farms to be up and running.
Deepwater Wind, as well as their team of engineers and technicians, are the brains and brawn behind this amazing project. Thanks to their incredible innovation and ingenuity, the Block Island Wind Farm will be spinning its five massive turbines for years to come, alongside many other wind farms that will be built along the East Coast.… Read More
Tidal Power Benefits
Today, everywhere around the world, more and more people are paying closer attention to the conservation and preservation of the environment. One of the effects of the increased environmental concern is that there is a greater demand for renewable and sustainable sources of energy.
Indeed, there is a great urgency to identify renewable and eco-friendly alternatives to fossil fuels (e.g. coal, petroleum and natural gas) which are slowly getting depleted. Experts have identified hydropower as one of the best alternatives to non-renewable sources of energy.… Read More
DOE Solar Decathlon 2017 Competition Announced By Department Of Energy
The DOE Solar Decathlon, which is an initiative by the U.S. Department of Energy, is a competition that aims at encouraging the construction of houses that are energy efficient, cost-effective and at the same time, aesthetically pleasing.
The competition is driven by the need to convert to the use of renewable energy in homes as well as the need to produce the energy required for the home with great efficiency. The solar decathlon also has the goal of creating awareness about the cost benefits as well as the environmental benefits that accrue from using clean energy and clean designs in housing.… Read More
Is Solar Industry At Risk?
Climate change and the need for eco-friendliness have triggered demand for sources of alternative sources of energy. One such source is the sun. Without a doubt, solar energy is becoming more popular among people.
Unfortunately, solar energy is facing one major challenge; the complexity associated with installing solar panels on the house’s roof. Many times, people do not even have the option of installing solar panels on their roofs simply because of three reasons; wrong direction, too old or too much tree shading.… Read More
The International Builders Show (IBS) went down on January 10th-12th 2016 in Orlando, FL and it attracted participants from all over the world. Innovation, good designs, builders/consumer friendly and functionality were the parameters used by the judges to determine winners in various categories.
The following is the list of the finalists and the winner of best green technology & green building products category.… Read More