Hydrogen

There’s no denying that when hydrogen is mentioned the usual reaction is “Oh! Isn’t it dangerous?” and, from the controversially portrayed events of the 20th century, this reaction is not surprising. In May 1939, following a transatlantic flight, a German airship called The Hindenburg caught fire while mooring in New Jersey. Due to US restrictions...
Hydrogen

China’s Baofeng Energy Group said it started construction on the largest solar-powered hydrogen pilot plant in the world. The project will use a 200-MW solar power plant located in the Northwestern region of Ningxia to make hydrogen via electrolysis. Several reports indicate that the project is expected to cost about 1.4 billion yuan ($198 million)...
Hydrogen

While a pathway to deeper decarbonisation requires total energy investment up to $130 trillion (€119 trillion), the socio-economic gains of such an investment would be massive, according to IRENA’s Global Renewables Outlook. Transforming the energy system could boost cumulative global GDP gains above business-as-usual by $98 trillion (€90.2 trillion) between now and 2050. It would nearly...
Solar

The Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, Dr Fatih Birol, has urged governments to not lose sight of climate change challenges as they tackle the impact of the coronavirus. He says that while the spread of COVID-19 “is turning into an unprecedented international crisis, with serious repercussions for people’s health and economic activity… the...
Hydrogen

A Japanese consortium has launched the Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R), a renewable energy-powered 10-MW class hydrogen production unit, the largest class in the world. FH2R has been under construction since 2018 and is based in Namie town, Fukushima Prefecture. The consortium consists of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Toshiba...
Wind Power

‘International Women’s Day reminds us to celebrate the women who have already made history, but it also encourages women to continue making history,’ says Sarah Lancaster of Rotos 360. International Women’s Day took place on Sunday 8 March and its impact will continue to be felt throughout the year. Designed to celebrate the social, economic,...
News

On Monday via Instagram, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced that he is launching the “Bezos Earth Fund,” to offer grant money to scientists, activists, NGOs and others who are making an “effort that offers a real possibility to help preserve and protect the natural world,” he wrote in the post. An email from his public...