THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Monday

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Hi! Here is your daily dose of useful links and articles related to renewable energy and technology. Enjoy!


Start-up of the week: Tinder for carpoolers

”Your sneak preview of the future” is the slogan of Innovation Origins, and that’s just what we will highlight with our Start-up of the Week column. Over the past few days, five start-ups of the day have been featured and on Saturday we will choose the week’s winner. We shall consider various issues such as sustainability…


Can rooftop solar on public housing bridge the energy divide?

New public housing properties may offer six-star energy efficiency and split-system air conditioners but rooftop solar that might allow tenants to use them without fear of bill shock is not part of the package. While 100 per cent of the ACT’s electricity will be sourced from renewable sources from January this year and the ACT Government touts its…

This would help people in public housing save money on their power bills, and for these people, these savings could make a big difference. And more solar energy means less climate pollution from fossil fuels. The ACT Government is already showing leadership by improving the energy efficiency of public housing, and there’s potential to do more here.

Better Renting executive director Joel Dignam

Five apps to help you tackle climate change in the 2020s

Headlines about climate change are pretty regular nowadays, sometimes even becoming front-page news as has happened in the case of the fires currently engulfing Australia – an event blamed on summers becoming continually hotter in the country. In this piece, I’m going to run through a collection of apps available on both Android…

If you’ve been watching and wondering what you can do about climate change and found the subject a bit daunting then hopefully these apps will help you clarify things such as your carbon footprint and who the best retailers are when it comes to sustainability.


Blockchain Technology To Innovate In The Renewable Energy Market

In a research paper published By Ireland’s Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), authors Mel Devine, Marianna Russo, and Paul Cuffe have proposed using a blockchain-based mechanism for forward selling green energy generation. The suggested idea focuses on simplifying the management and trading of clean energy…


Spanish Energy Company Invests $500 Million In South Australian Renewable Energy Park

Recently, Spanish renewable energy company Iberdrola announced that it would invest $500 million in an Australian renewable energy park. Set to be located in Port Augusta, South Australia, the 320MW hybrid solar and wind farm will be operational as soon as 2021. Currently, Iberdrola already has over 30GW of…


Mineral supply for green tech should be part of climate negotiations -scientists

An international team of researchers published a paper in Science stating that the global low-carbon revolution could be at risk unless new international agreements and governance mechanisms are put in place to ensure a sustainable supply of rare minerals and metals. According to the scientists, the main risk emerges from the…

AS THE GLOBAL ENERGY LANDSCAPE CHANGES, IT IS BECOMING MORE MINERAL AND METAL INTENSIVE. THUS, THE SUSTAINABILITY AND SECURITY OF MATERIAL SUPPLY CHAINS IS ESSENTIAL TO SUPPORTING THE ENERGY TRANSITION” – MORGAN BAZILIAN, CO-AUTHOR OF THE STUDY AND PROFESSOR AT THE COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES


What it takes to power the Middle East’s renewables revolution

The Paris climate agreement was a watershed moment for many reasons. It caused a tidal wave of change, sending ripples through governments, policymakers and thought leaders as they have pledged to restrict global warming to below two degrees Celsius after the treaty was adopted in late 2015. But it is not just words and intentions that have…

Since 2015, the Gulf Co-operation Council’s renewable project pipeline has reached almost 7GW of new power generation capacity by 2018, following record-breaking bids in renewable energy auctions here in the UAE and next door in Saudi Arabia that has made solar power a cost-competitive solution.


Wind energy, an increasingly effective engine for the sustainability of the planet

Spain has 23,484 MW of wind power after growing 392 MW in 2018 v the CSIC confirms that the country is entering an era of wind speed increase, which increases interest in this technology. Wind energy has become in the last five years one of the main technologies of the energy system in Spain, providing 19% of the electricity consumed, which is…

The decrease in wind speed on surfaces continental has been interrupted since 2010, and a strengthening of winds on a planetary scale is detected from then on.

CSIC researcher César Azorín Molina, one of the authors of the study

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