Clean drinking water from seawater with the push of one button
MIT researchers have developed a portable, solar-powered desalination device that automatically removes particles and salts from seawater. It produces drinking water that exceeds WHO safe drinking water standards. The device doesn’t rely on filters like traditional desalination machines.
Huge carbon bomb projects will drive climate catastrophe
The world’s leading energy economist has warned against investing in large new oil and gas developments after the revelation that fossil fuel companies were planning 200 huge ‘carbon bomb’ projects. These would have little impact on the current energy crisis and soaring fuel prices but spell devastation to the planet.
Six insights to accelerate the energy transition
High energy prices, risks of energy supply shortages, and shortfalls in meeting climate goals now threaten energy affordability, security, access, and sustainability. Energy market volatility presents an opportunity to supercharge the energy transition by ramping up clean energy investments.
Diversity is key to a climate resilient food system
The world’s farms produce only a handful of varieties of bananas, avocados, coffee and other foods. This lack of diversity in crops mass produced for food is making them vulnerable to climate change. If no action is taken, it will become increasingly difficult to grow crops, with devastating consequences.
How to expand our economy without carbon emissions
Achieving the SDGs requires breaking the link between economic growth and fossil fuels. Our resource-hungry economic activity has to be de-linked from environmental pressures by decoupling GDP growth from the resources it requires and from its impacts down the line such as GHG emissions.
Leading innovative energy companies in 2022
A fundamental shift is needed in the world of energy. Fast Company listed the most innovative energy companies that are finding new ways to speed up the transition. The startup Twelve, for example, turns captured CO2 into chemicals for manufacturing that are currently made from fossil fuels.