Denmark sets a Record for Wind Power

Denmark sets a Record for Wind Power

As wind power is coming into its own across Europe, ever newer records are being set on the continent. The latest record involving wind power comes from Denmark: Wind power accounted for a record high of 43.4% of the Scandinavian nation’s total electricity consumption last year. Denmark, a northern European…

The World’s first Fully Solar-Powered Car may be on its Way

The World’s first Fully Solar-Powered Car may be on its Way

Electric cars are the way to go towards a cleaner and greener future. But that does not mean they are perfect. For one thing, their batteries have to be recharged frequently, which can be cumbersome and time-consuming. But what if a car recharged itself on the go? Enter Lightyear One,…

Cow Dung as Renewable Energy? Yes

Cow Dung as Renewable Energy? Yes

Cows, like all large herbivores, produce lots of manure. Some of that manure can be used as a fertilizer or, when dried and caked, as fuel. Yet most of the dung produced by cattle still goes to waste. The Japanese automaker Toyota now wants to change that by making good…

Scientists are Growing Hardy new Corals in the Lab

Scientists are Growing Hardy new Corals in the Lab

Corals around the planet are in trouble. They are fragile creatures that are prone to suffer harm even from moderate changes in water temperatures, levels of salinity and degrees of acidity. Yet climate change has been battering the planet’s coral reefs, including those in the Pacific and in Malaysian waters,…

Plants are Made to Act as Lamps

Plants are Made to Act as Lamps

We like lamps. We need them to light up the dark for us. We also like plants. We need them to bring touches of greenery into our homes. Now imagine combining lamps with indoor plants. Would it not be cool? A team of researchers have done just that: create plants…

A Japanese Company wants to bring Eco-Toilets to Malaysia

A Japanese Company wants to bring Eco-Toilets to Malaysia

When nature calls, we have to answer. Yet how we do so can make a whole lot of difference to the environment. A Japanese company, which has a branch in Malaysia, says it has made answering nature’s call a lot more eco-friendly. DAIO International has designed self-processing bio-toilets that come…

A Startup Promises to Revolutionize Electric Car Batteries

A Startup Promises to Revolutionize Electric Car Batteries

Electric vehicles are on the rise across much of the world, but there are certain things that are still holding them back from going truly mainstream. One of those things is the current generation of car batteries. These batteries are expensive and have a rather limited drive range. You also…

A new Coal-like Biofuel can be a Clean and Green Energy Source

A new Coal-like Biofuel can be a Clean and Green Energy Source

Coal is one of the most commonly used fossil fuels across much of the world, yet it’s also one of the most pernicious. Coal-fuelled power plants release plenty of CO2, thereby worsening climate change, while the burning of coal is also responsible for horrendous air pollution. A typical coal plant…

A Car makes Drinking Water on the Go

A Car makes Drinking Water on the Go

It all started with a news report about a billboard. One day a few years ago Doug Martin, an engineer at the American automaker Ford, read an article about a billboard in a coastal desert in Peru: the billboard was designed to collect the water that condensed on the billboard’s…

Selangor’s Government ‘will Use’ only Electric Cars

Selangor’s Government ‘will Use’ only Electric Cars

Malaysia needs to reduce its carbon footprint and the Selangor government wants to lead by example in doing so. The government has announced that it will replace its current fleet of vehicles with electric cars. New charging stations will also be installed, in addition to the 88 already in operation…

Here come Transparent Solar Panels

Here come Transparent Solar Panels

Solar power is a truly great power source. It’s cheap, green, highly efficient and inexhaustible. But it isn’t without some drawbacks. For one thing, solar panels tend to be bulky and unsightly, occupying plenty of space. But they no longer have to be. Ladies and gentlemen (drum roll please!), here…

Recharging Malaysia’s EV Plans

Recharging Malaysia’s EV Plans

Many people remain wary of transitioning to electric cars for a variety of reasons. One reason is that electric vehicles still tend to cost considerably more than comparable models with internal combustion engines. Another reason is so-called range anxiety. Namely: people are concerned that on longer drives their car batteries…

Plenty more Green Tech Jobs are on the Horizon

Plenty more Green Tech Jobs are on the Horizon

Come 2030, there will be 200,000 jobs in all in Malaysia’s green technology sector. An ambitious goal, yes. A worthy one too. To make it happen, the government will invest RM180 billion as part of its Green Technology Master Plan (GTMP). “The GTMP lays the foundation for a holistic shift…

Government unveils ambitious Green Tech Master Plan

Government unveils ambitious Green Tech Master Plan

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to celebrate. Or at least it’s time to be cautiously optimistic. The reason: Malaysia’s government has just unveiled an ambitious strategic plan to create a resource-efficient economy with significantly lower carbon emissions. The announcement of this grand plan, dubbed the Green Technology Master Plan (GTMP),…

Making Cities Cleaner and Greener

Making Cities Cleaner and Greener

Already more than half of the world’s population (54%) lives in towns and cities. That number, according to the UN, could well swell to two-thirds, or 66%, by 2050 when another 2.5 billion people will have been added to urban populations around the planet. The question, though, is just what…