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Solar Lamps, Electric Taxiing Plane Systems and More Sustainable Energy and Transportation Solutions
In 16 countries, 8D Technologies provides a smartphone app that streamlines your biking route and checks for station availability. Meanwhile, a solution from First African Bicycle Information Organization, also known as FABIO, shows how biking can mean the difference between life and death in Uganda.
Sustainia’s research team reviewed more than 900 projects in transportation, energy and eight other sectors before selecting the 10-category list of 100. The Sustainia100 Advisory Board consists of 21 sector experts from 11 international research organizations.
- Proterra: Rapidly charging electric buses for public transport
- 8D Technologies: Bike-sharing app connects users worldwide
- Maersk Container Industry: Refrigerated shipping cuts energy consumption
- BlaBlaCar: Ridesharing for people-powered transportation
- Transrail Sweden and Trafikverket: IT system for fuel-efficient railways
- LATAM Airlines Group and Honeywell: Second-generation biofuel for commercial flights
- ChargePoint: Large-scale EV charging with real-time availability
- Bhopal Municipal Corp.: Less congestion with bus rapid transit system
- Honeywell and Safran: Electric taxiing system for planes
- FABIO: Bicycling for better health in low-income communities
- Hydrogenics Corp.: Bridging renewable energy and natural gas dystems
- Gram Power: Smart microgrids for renewable energy access
- Energy Development Corp.: Harnessing geothermal energy while preserving forests
- Aquion Energy: Saltwater batteries to store the sun’s energy
- Government of El Hierro, Endesa and the Canary Islands Technological Institute: Autonomous energy system for remote islands
- Opower: Saving energy through data and cloud software
- SunLife: Solar lamps to replace kerosene lighting
- Abengoa: Solar plant with molten salt thermal energy storage
- Ambri: Liquid metal batteries for renewable energy storage
- Bjarne Schläger Design and Alfred Priess: Self-sufficient solar street lighting
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By Sabrina Kessler
Far-reaching allegations about how a climate-sinning American multinational could shamelessly lie to the public about its wrongdoing mobilized a small group of New York students on a cold November morning. They stood in front of New York's Supreme Court last week to follow the unprecedented lawsuit against ExxonMobil.
By Alex Robinson
Leah Garcés used to hate poultry farmers.
The animal rights activist, who opposes factory farming, had an adversarial relationship with chicken farmers until around five years ago, when she sat down to listen to one. She met a poultry farmer called Craig Watts in rural North Carolina and learned that the problems stemming from factory farming extended beyond animal cruelty.
Temperatures plunged rapidly across the U.S. this week and around 70 percent of the population is expected to experience temperatures around freezing Wednesday.
In April, he claimed they caused cancer, and he sued to stop an offshore wind farm that was scheduled to go up near land he had purchased for a golf course in Aberdeenshire in Scotland. He lost that fight, and now the Trump Organization has agreed to pay the Scottish government $290,000 to cover its legal fees, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
By Paul Brown
When countries run short of food, they need to find solutions fast, and one answer can be urban farming.
By Lakshmi Magon
This year, three studies showed that humor is useful for engaging the public about climate change. The studies, published in The Journal of Science Communication, Comedy Studies and Science Communication, added to the growing wave of scientists, entertainers and politicians who agree.