The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Soitec, CEA-Leti, and Helmholtz Centre Berln have collaborated to produce a new world record in solar energy efficiency of converting solar energy into electricity. The efficiency has increased by 1.1% edging closer to the 50% mark with only 5.3% to go.
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A great example of how simple it is to take another step in the right direction towards a greener planet, just by improving a household appliance. Xeros debuts its new cleaning system that boasts more efficient cleaning, and huge savings in terms of water, electricity and washing detergent.
While the UK government has finally agreed to proceed with the ban against the insecticide neonicotinoid, it has still repudiated the claims that scientists have made in regards to the harmful effects it is proved to cause.
Green housing in the USA has been on the rise, especially after it was reported that having a Green home could up its worth by 9%. Traditionally these homes were built to save money on long-term expenses and to make a shift towards the sustainability drive, now the added bonus of a value increase is another enticing aspect of building or purchasing green houses.
The Green Building Councils of 98 countries are excited to announce World Green Building Week taking place on the 16th to the 20th September 2013. During this time interested people can expect a host of events and campaigns, including the showcasing of The Green Building Council South Africas's new “Green” office, situated in Observatory.
The world-wide pressure is on the motor vehicle manufacturing industries as governments across the globe press for emission reduction policies. This has led to an increase in popularity of electric cars as the the car manufacturers continue to develop new ideas to make electric cars more accessible to the public.