Solar Impulse Foundation
500 solutions labelled after two years
Two years after launching the Efficient Solution Label, the Solar Impulse Foundation is halfway through its #1000Solutions Challenge. At reaching this milestone, the team took a closer look at some of the data collected through all applications and gathered some interesting insights.
From the frontline
10 lessons learned for a gender-equal world
Pandemics affect women and men differently and worsen inequalities for girls and women. Women Deliver, the global advocate for women’s rights, recommends 10 actions as part of COVID-19 response and recovery efforts to build a more gender-equal world.
Climate change data
Adapting to diseases carried by mosquitos
As Europe warms up, it becomes a more suitable home for the Asian tiger mosquito. To help authorities understand related health risks, VITO used data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service to create a tool that shows how conditions help this virus spreader prosper.
Climate change mitigation
On track to fulfil CO2 storage scenarios
The current rate of growth in the installed Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) capacity is on track to meet climate change targets identified in IPCC reports. Research and commercial efforts should focus on maintaining growth while identifying CO2 storage space.
Developing silica-rich cosmetic products
Icelandic national power company Landsvirkjun and MýSilica are partnering to develop silica-rich cosmetics sourced from geothermal water. The partnership confirms Landsvirkjun‘s drive to increase value from its geothermal stations’ energy and material streams.
Clean energy computing
Google redefines what ‘100% renewable’ means
Google announced the launch of a new technology designed to shift electricity demands of its largest data centres to match clean energy supply. Using renewable forecasting data, non-urgent computing tasks are scheduled for when renewables are plentiful and cheap.