EU climate plan sacrifices carbon storage and biodiversity for bioenergy.
Nearly all strategies to meet climate targets or preserve global biodiversity require the world’s agricultural land area to be held at current levels or reduced.
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This November edition focuses on the reports and decisions of great nations. From Africa's climate change plans to the EU's bioenergy sacrifices, the articles explain these opportunities in great detail.
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📚 GREAT READS
African perspectives on climate change research. Wearable technology is emerging as a solution for various bio-mechanic and health-metric applications. Solar photovoltaic energy is a viable supplemental power source that can reduce battery size requirements in wearables. This study outlines the considerations for a wearable sleeve device and its associated power converter system using commercially-available flexible photovoltaic panels located on the forearm. Read more…
EU climate plan sacrifices carbon storage and biodiversity for bioenergy. Nearly all strategies to meet climate targets or preserve global biodiversity require the world’s agricultural land area to be held at current levels or reduced. More precisely, the world must decrease its ‘land carbon footprint’, which is the quantity of carbon lost from native habitats to supply agricultural products and wood. But rising populations and incomes put the world on track to require 40–60% more crops and 70% more milk and meat in 2050 than in 2010. Read more…
Energy requirements and carbon emissions for a low-carbon energy transition. Achieving the Paris Agreement will require massive deployment of low-carbon energy. However, constructing, operating, and maintaining a low-carbon energy system will itself require energy, with much of it derived from fossil fuels. This raises the concern that the transition may consume much of the energy available to society, and be a source of considerable emissions. Here we calculate the energy requirements and emissions associated with the global energy system in fourteen mitigation pathways compatible with 1.5 °C of warming. Read more…
Indoor photovoltaic energy harvesting based on semiconducting π-conjugated polymers and oligomeric materials toward future IoT applications. With the advancement of artificial intelligence computing systems that can collect, analyze, and utilize metadata from our activities and surrounding environments, establishing self-powered electronic systems/networks supported by energy harvesters is strongly desired. With the lowering of power consumption in contemporary IoT electronics such as wireless sensors, indoor organic photovoltaic devices (iOPVs), which can be driven under ambient indoor light, have recently attracted significant interest as self-sustainable eco-friendly power sources. Read more…
💡 LEARNING CONTENT
How Dubai is pioneering solar for the world
Dubai is a city long known for producing and exporting oil. But now, it is focusing on green energy. Currently, 12% of Dubai's energy comes from clean sources. The city is working toward 25% by 2030 and 75%by 2050. Some of the research in Dubai focuses on how to design superior solar panels — for instance, ones that are able to withstand the intense desert heat.
Dracula Technologies | Inkjet printed Flexible and Free Design OPV Modules for Indoor Application
Over the last decade, organic solar cells (OSCs) have become a promising technology for next-generation solar cells combining novel properties such as lightweight, flexibility, or color design with large-scale manufacturing with low environmental impact. However, the main challenge for OSC will be the transfer from lab-scale processes to large-area industrial solar cell fabrication. High efficiencies in the field of OSCs are mainly achieved for devices fabricated under an inert atmosphere using small active areas, typically below 0.2 cm2. So far, small lab scale devices have now reached performances above 18%.
📅 EVENTS WHERE YOU SHOULD GO THIS MONTH
We are sharing some nice webinars and videos.
December, 29-30 : International Conference on Energy Harvesting and Storage : International Conference on Energy Harvesting and Storage aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Energy Harvesting and Storage. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Energy Harvesting and Storage. Learn More…
January, 05-08 : CES 2023. CES® is the most influential tech event in the world — the proving ground for breakthrough technologies and global innovators.
This is where the world's biggest brands do business and meet new partners, and the sharpest innovators hit the stage. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, CES features every aspect of the tech sector. Learn More…
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