Renewable energy: 2016 investment report

The data comes from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and tells us that – globally and not counting the hydroelectric sector – investments in 2016 in the renewable energy sector amounted to 287.5 billion dollars, i.e. 18% less than the…


Artificial photosynthesis to clean the air

The news comes from the University of California: Professor Fernando Uribe-Romo and his team of students has found a way to trigger a chemical process similar to photosynthesis in a synthetic material (metal-organic frameworks, MOF), which converts carbon dioxide into…


Recycling lubricating oils: the Italian record

Italy is at the top of a very virtuous European ranking: that of the collection and recycling of used lubricating oils. In the Bel Paese, in fact, more than 95% of used oil from cars and industry are sent to…


Energy: EU launches the “Winter Package”

Investments of 177 billion euros per annum, over 900,000 jobs expected and European GDP growth of approx. 1%. These are the forecast figures of the "Winter Package" signed yesterday in Brussels for renewable energy, which increases the energy efficiency target…


European Week for Waste Reduction

On Saturday, 19 November, the eighth edition of the European Week for Waste Reduction, EWWR, an initiative that aims to promote the implementation of awareness-raising actions on proper waste management and reduction through the pro-active involvement of citizens, institutions and…


Ecomondo 2016

Tuesday 8 to Friday 11 November will mark the return of Ecomondo, the exhibition dedicated to the recovery of materials and energy and sustainable development, which this year is celebrating its twentieth edition and every year hosts visitors from all…


Energy from floors

Research in the energy field sets itself no limits and, in order to produce and store energy, researchers take into account even the most strange and unthinkable solutions. An example is the attempt to capture the energy of the steps…


The first hydrogen-powered passenger train will travel in Germany

The first hydrogen-powered passenger train ever made in the world will travel on the tracks of the Buxtehude-Bremervörde-Bremerhaven-Cuxhaven line, in Lower Saxony (Germany), starting from December 2017. Coradia iLint, that's the name of the innovative fuel cell train, was recently…


Relentless growth of renewables

Global investments in renewable energies are constantly growing and, consequently, also the growth in the total installed capacity is relentless. Today, renewable sources account for over 30% of global installed electric power and 23% of electricity production. Over the past…

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