Featured guest post by Matthew Young From its first appearance in the late 1980s, 3D printing has opened the technological door to possibilities formerly limited to the realms of science fiction. 3D scanners and printers are becoming affordable for educational and home use. The materials used for ink range from human tissue to plastic, metal and everything in between. Experimentation
Analyzing 29 years worth of satellite images (1984-2012), a NASA Goddard Space Flight Center research team found nearly one-third of land cover has been changing to resemble landscapes in warmer ecosystems.
Records were set in new renewable power capacity and investment, while renewable energy investments in developing and emerging economies exceeded those in developed economies for the first time in 2015, according to REN21.
Though small in terms of kilowatts, The Cooperage community solar project highlights the multiple benefits community solar offers and adds momentum to a market GTM Research expects will expand at a 59% CAGR between 2015 and 2020.
The number of people around the world employed in the renewable energy industry rose 5% year-over-year in 2015 to exceed 8.1 million, according to a research report released today by IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency). That stands in stark contrast to recent trends in the broader global energy sector, where jobs numbers have been falling.