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Electricity out of thin air

Air-gen device generates clean energy 24/7

Laboratories at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have created the new Air-gen device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from air moisture. The new technology is non-polluting, renewable, low-cost and can generate power in areas with low humidity.

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Source: The Engineer
Nike reaches green milestone

On track to use 100% renewables by 2025

Nike’s North American facilities are now fully powered by renewable energy. Avangrid Renewables completed commissioning of a 307-megawatt wind farm in Texas. Nike is buying 100 megawatts of the power the wind farm generates.

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Source: Portland Business Journal
Harnessing the sun

Bringing fresh water to remote communities

Researchers at the University of Bath developed a desalination process using a 3D-printed system. As the process can be operated in mobile solar-powered units, it has the potential to supply communities in remote and disaster-struck areas with fresh water.

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Source: University of Bath
The Carbon Clean200

Leading the transition to a clean energy future

Around two-thirds of the world’s population now live in countries in which wind or solar are the lowest-cost ways of generating power. With economics shifting in favour of clean energy, investors look to pinpoint the companies leading the way to a clean energy future.

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Source: Corporate Knights
Solar water farm

Drinking water supply for 35,000 people daily

Due to a drought, residents of the coastal village of Kiunga in Kenya were forced to drink water from saltwater wells, a practice that may result in kidney failure. Powerwall batteries and solar panels are now being used to make saltwater suitable for drinking.

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Source: Tesmanian
Power generation

Carbon negative through geothermal energy

Close to 1% of the Philippines’ land area, that’s what it takes for the country’s Energy Development Corporation (EDC) to be carbon negative. The vegetation in EDC’s four geothermal reservations absorbed almost five times the amount of CO2 emissions in 2018.

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Source: ThinkGeoEnergy