Power in numbers: Tapping the Australia-China solar energy alliance

  by John Grimes, Chief Executive, Australian Solar Energy Society (AuSES). Greg Combet’s recent visit to China for the annual Australia-China Climate Change Forum was a timely reminder of the strong action China is taking to cut its carbon pollution levels and the importance of the partnership between Australia and China in reducing global greenhouse […]

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Solar Powered Ship Completes Historic Round The World Voyage

Solar Ship Back Home The first, historic, around-the-world voyage by a solar-powered shiphas just been completed in Monaco by MS Turanor PlanetSolar. The sleek, 31 metre-long, 95-tonne catamaran is made of carbon-fibre, and is powered by 530 square metres of SunPower solar panelspartnered with 10 tonnes of lithium batteries. She is the largest solar-powered ship […]

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The ‘Artificial Leaf’ Powering Ahead.

Artificial Leaf Background The burning of fossil fuels pollutes our air and water, degrades our landscapes and soils, and contributes to global warming. Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources is one of the greatest tasks we face. Of the many fields of research into renewable energy currently (no pun intended) being pursued, one of […]

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Atmospheric CO2 Level Hits 400ppm. Milestone

On May 9th., 2013, humanity reached new heights. But not a high we can be proud of. The American National Oceanograhic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that the 400 parts per million mark for atmospheric CO2 had been passed at it’s Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. The Mauna Loa Observatory (MLO) is a premier atmospheric […]

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