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Renewable Energy.
Photo by Greg Rosenke on Unsplash  The way in which a telecommunications company operates and deploys its network has an enormous influence on its energy and carbon emission performance. The challenge 5G will cause an enormous rise in energy consumption and has the potential to be one of the biggest culprits in contributing to adverse...
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14TH SEPTEMBER 2020 BY: TERENCE CREAMER CREAMER MEDIA EDITOR The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has clarified that it is aiming to release bid documentation for the so-called fifth bid window (BW5) of the South Africa’s renewable-energy procurement programme in December, following receipt of the regulator’s concurrence with a Ministerial determination that clears the...
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Credit: University of Queensland SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 by University of Queensland Researchers have warned that mining threats to biodiversity caused by renewable energy production could surpass those averted by climate change mitigation. A University of Queensland study found protected areas, key biodiversity areas and the world’s remaining wilderness would be under growing pressure from mining the minerals required for...
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https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.104958 Abstract The goal of clean renewable energy production has promoted the large-scale deployment of marine renewable energy devices, and their associated submarine cable network. Power cables produce both electric and magnetic fields that raise environmental concerns as many marine organisms have magneto and electroreception abilities used for vital purposes. Magnetic and electric fields’ intensities...
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Credit CCO Public Domain by the University of New South Wales A group of researchers, led by a UNSW sustainability scientist, have reviewed existing academic discussions on the link between wealth, economy and associated impacts, reaching a clear conclusion: technology will only get us so far when working towards sustainability—we need far-reaching lifestyle changes and different...
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BERLIN, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) — German Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Svenja Schulze inaugurated a new government center on Wednesday to which citizens can turn with their health questions regarding the radiation of mobile networks and electricity grids. The minister stressed that digitization and the transition to renewable energies were “crucial...
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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/jul/08/the-next-era-of-human-progress-what-lies-behind-the-global-new-cities-epidemic Article by Oliver Wainwright. Monday 8th July 2019 The urge to build cities from scratch is not new – but this time they are being conceived by private multinational corporations as gilt-edged tax-exempt gated communities. Extracts: Songdo, South Korea’s self-styled “smart city”: A place where the garbage is automatically sucked away through underground pipes,...
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