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New Story, a U.S. non-profit providing safe homes for people living in extreme poverty in developing countries, has teamed up with Icon, a construction technology company, to develop a 3D printer that can quickly build simple, quality houses for just US$4000. The new 3D printer for house construction, named Vulcan, was revealed last month at […] Read More

The number of cities around the world using mainly renewable energy has more than doubled since 2015, according to new research by environmental data group CDP.  The not-for-profit group analysed data submitted from 570 cities worldwide. It was found that 101 cities sourced at least 70% of their electricity from renewable sources, compared to only 42 […] Read More

Despite the Trump administration's recent decision to levy a 30% tariff on solar in the U.S., the co-founder and CEO of Sol Systems, Yuri Horwitz, recently explained in detail why he thinks solar is still set to become the dominant source of new electricity in the United States by 2022. Despite the obvious political headwinds, Horwitz […] Read More

Uncountable numbers of drink containers end up in the ocean every year. Shutterstock Qamar Schuyler, CSIRO; Britta Denise Hardesty, CSIRO, and Chris Wilcox, CSIRO Plastic waste in the ocean is a global problem; some eight million metric tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean every year. Read more: Eight million tonnes of plastic are […] Read More

Prices of solar panels are continuing to fall faster than even some bullish experts expected, CleanTechnica has recently reported. Jenny Chase, who closely tracks the solar industry, has indicated that over the past two years, “we have revised our experience curve down (again).” The unexpectedly lower costs of solar mean that it’s now beginning to […] Read More