December 2017

Costa Rica runs 300 days just entirely on renewable energy

By | 2017-12-13T18:01:00+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Going Green|

Image Source: Costa Rica has set the standards high in the context of clean energy and environmentalism, as reports have stated that the country has run a course of 300 days completely on renewable energy sources! The country has had its good records the past years, just like in 2015 when it generated 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources for 299 days! And in [...]

November 2017

New Reforestation Project Aims to Plant 73 Million Trees in Amazon Rainforest

By | 2017-11-22T22:56:00+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Going Green|

Image Source: Good news has come for the Amazon rainforest, as a new and promising project aimed at reforestation has been laid out to help restore this natural wonder back to its original glorious state. Conservation International, which is the world's largest-ever tropical reforestation effort, leads the project that expects to plant a whopping 73 million trees in the Brazilian Amazon by the year 2023. Wow! [...]

Cheaper biofuel production now possible because of a synthetic biology breakthrough

By | 2017-11-20T22:41:38+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Going Green|

It has been known that the process of biofuel production is quite expensive. However, it can now become cheaper and more efficient when the efforts of a US Laboratory and start-up are realized. This comes after the development of a trailblazing cloning system. The system has now been licensed by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) through the company SimPath. ORNL assembles and generates the biological [...]

September 2017

China is halfway on its target of reducing coal capacity by 800m tonnes

By | 2017-10-13T14:21:58+00:00 September 10th, 2017|Going Green|

In 2016, China produced 3.64 billion tonnes of coal, down 9 percent from the previous year, based on National Bureau pf Statistics. As part of China's efforts to modernize its country's economy and taper down greatly polluting industries such as steel and coal, they wanted to reduce the coal mining capacity by 800m tonnes a year by the end of 2020. So far, [...]

August 2017

India Launches Energy Saving Solar-Powered Train Coaches

By | 2017-10-13T14:47:37+00:00 August 5th, 2017|Going Green|

India has done an impressive feat once again, as it has recently launched its new troop of solar-powered train coaches from Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi. These Diesel Electric Multiple Units (DEMU) are fitted with 16 roof-mounted solar panels used to power all the gadgets on board the train, including the lights, fans, electronic display boards, and other electronics.  At the peak hours of sunlight, the power generated [...]

July 2017

India breaks record as it planted 66 million trees in 12 hours

By | 2017-10-13T14:59:25+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Going Green, Nature|

Image Source: It’s an awesome start of the month for India as it has reportedly planted more than 66 million trees in just 12 hours! This record-breaking event occurred in Madhya Pradesh, a large state in central India, between 7am to 7pm. A multitude of volunteers including children and elderly planted 66.3 million tree saplings. The previous record-holder in 2016 was set by India (still), as [...]