November 2017

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, [...]

June 2017

Worldwide Coal Consumption Drops For the Second Consecutive Year

By | 2017-10-13T15:33:06+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Going Green, Nature|

Burning coal seems to be slowly becoming a thing of the past, as the global demand for coal continues to go down for the second year in a row! Many nations have started this trend of declining the use of coal or black rock which is the most polluting fossil fuel, and have instead turned to other means. Image Source: A recent report has shown that [...]

Office developers in Dubai are paving the way towards going green!

By | 2017-10-13T15:34:16+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Going Green|

It is certain that the next generation offices of Dubai are going green! In fact, 81 percent of ongoing office project has LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification. This is the highest ration among global cities. Moreover, UAE is among the top 10 nations in LEED-certified buildings outside of the U.S. The LEED certification validates that a project is built and operates in specific optimum sustainable methods. [...]

May 2017

Two-Thirds of Germany’s Electricity is Now Powered By Renewable Energy

By | 2017-10-13T18:39:51+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Going Green|

While other countries burn coal to maintain their electricity supply, Germany made a great turn by using renewable energy as the source of their electricity. In fact, two-thirds of the whole country's electricity is now coming from the renewable energy. As per the data from Germany think-tank Agora Energiewende, an average of 64 percent of Germany's electricity consumption is now coming from renewable energy since the 30th of April [...]

Countries are Starting to Pave the Way Forward with Plastic Roads

By | 2017-10-13T18:53:28+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Going Green|

Roads paved with recycled plastics are greener, stronger, and require less maintenance. Roads are an important part of our everyday living, helping us get to where we need to go. But what if this useful inanimate thing would be of greater help when it comes to preserving our mother earth? That would be amazing, right? Good thing that some countries are now paving their way forward by using [...]