Brilliant street lighting, the Smart City’s new nervous system

Eyes on stalks! This graphic representation shows how GE is enabling streetlights, an essential civic service, with intelligent sensing capabilities that minimise city power bills and simultaneously make cities more liveable. Well, how happy will you be to be directed via GPS or smartphone to the nearest available parking space, to have streets optimally lit […]

All-weather come rain or shine solar cell design generates electricity no matter what the weather

A team led by Qunwei Tang is developing solar cells that generate electricity not only from the sun, but also raindrops. Numerous research efforts have already demonstrated the potential for graphene to improve the efficiency of solar cells. Now a team of researchers in China has leveraged the remarkable properties of the wonder material to […]

RENEWABLE ENERGY OUTSTRIPS FOSSIL FUELS BY FAR

Malcolm Turnbull’s big spend on clean energy One billion dollars will be spent by the Government on clean and renewable energy. Courtesy ABC News24. Wind and solar have grown seemingly unstoppable. While two years of crashing prices for oil, natural gas, and coal triggered dramatic downsizing in those industries, renewables have been thriving. Clean energy […]

Enabling the Future of Electrically Powered Systems

The world’s consumption of electrical energy is rapidly expanding, driven by growing mobile media, cloud computing infrastructure, the expansion of industrial power demand, and an emerging electric vehicle market. Worldwide consumption of electricity has grown by more than 47% from 2000 to 2012 (Figure 1), and is expected to expand even faster in the future. […]

LATEST NEWS ON WORLDWIDE RENEWABLE ENERGY

The renewables climate What is putting some countries ahead of others in the renewable-energy game? As Australia’s RET sits stalled at the curb, we ask Peter Cowling, GE’s general manager of renewable sales in the Asia Pacific region for his informed take. Who on this fast-warming, slow-cooking planet is getting it right? GEreports: What makes some […]

CONTAINER SHIPPING USE MEGA TONNES OF POLLUTION WAY ABOVE EARTHS VEHICLES

MEGA ECO POLLUTERS ARE THE HUGE CONTAINER SHIPS & NOT CARS April 23, 2009 The Guardian has reported on new research showing that in one year, a single large container ship can emit cancer and asthma-causing pollutants equivalent to that of 50 million cars. The low grade bunker fuel used by the worlds 90,000 cargo […]

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES SURVEY IN QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA

As someone interested in QWESTNet, we value your input. We are continually striving to improve QWESTNet to meet your needs. With your help we can continue to bring together sustainable technology users and retailers to provide the opportunity for like-minded participants to network and build business relationships. The following survey will gather information regarding the […]

SANITATION NOT AVAILABLE FOR 2.6BILLION PEOPLE

Creating sustainable sanitation in the slums of Kenya It’s estimated that around 2.6 billion people around the world make do without any sanitation, including more than 10 million in the slums of Kenya. Still more have to use thinly disguised holes in the ground. A group of MIT students have joined forces to try and […]