Antonio Pasolini

Antonio Pasolini
apasolini@gmail.com
Corporate Social Responsibility writer for Justmeans, Antonio Pasolini is a journalist based in Brazil who writes about alternative energy, green living and sustainability. He also works as a translator (Portuguese-English) and promotes veganism and animal rights in Brazil. Pasolini recently launched a book of short stories in Portuguese called Ponto de Fuga.

Posts by This Writer

6 years 1 month ago

A thin, cheap solar concentrator to replace expensive solar cells in conventional flat solar panels may be a step closer to becoming a reality.

The news came from HyperSolar. The California outfit yesterday announced it has successfully completed a prototype design of its thin solar concentrator. Hypersolar's main goal is to develop a technology that magnifies sun power to increase the power output of solar cells.

The company is developing what is calls “the world's first thin and flat solar concentrator for standard solar cells”. When applied on top of solar cells, the...


6 years 1 month ago

Last week the Interior Department released draft voluntary federal guidelines on the impacts of wind energy on wildlife. But neither the wind industry and bird conservationists are happy.

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today released a statement to say it cannot support the guidance on wildlife because it “deviates significantly from the...


6 years 1 month ago

As China takes over as the global leader in wind power, a top European renewable energy company is looking to the east of the Old Continent for expansion opportunities. Spanish powerhouse Iberdrola Renovables recently announced it has secured a 50% share of Hungary’s wind energy market.

The company reached the mark upon completion of three wind farms called Scott, Csoma II and Amundsen. As a consequence, the Eastern European country has...


6 years 1 month ago

The Global Wind Energy Council has released new figures that reveal that global wind power installations increased by 35.8 GW in 2010, reaching a total of 194.4 GW. That represents an increase of 22.5% on 2009 figures. All the new added capacity in 2010 was worth $65bn in investments.

The Council also revealed that for the first time more than half of the new installations were carried out outside Europe and North America, traditionally the largest markets for wind energy. The continuing wind power boom in China drove the Asian leadership. New wind installations in China amounted to 16...


6 years 1 month ago

Bing Energy, a company that manufactures components for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), which recently entered a partnership with Florida State University (FSU), has been subcontracted by the University of Central Florida (UCF) to develop a low-cost and high-efficiency 500 W portable PEMFC system.

Bing Energy’s two-year subcontract is financed by a grant UCF recently received from the Department of Energy to assist in the Hydrogen, Fuel Cells &...


6 years 1 month ago

A report released yesterday by international conservation group World Wide Fund (WWF) said the world could be powered with renewable energy by 2050.

The Energy Report compiled by the NGO took two years to prepare and takes a global view of the issue and also includes transportation in the calculations.

“If we continue to rely on fossil fuels, we face a future of increasing anxieties over energy costs, energy...


6 years 1 month ago

A California-based company called OriginOil this week announced that it has received the first commercial order to deploy is algae oil extraction system in an industrial setting.

The order was placed by MBD Energy, a company that converts captured flue-gas emissions into oil-rich algal biomass, and an extraction unit will pilot at one of Australia’s three largest coal-fired power plants. OriginOil’s technology will support a pilot Bio-CCS (Bio-based Carbon Capture and Storage) algal synthesizer system at Queensland's Tarong Power Station.

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6 years 1 month ago

An Avatar-style battle is being fought out over the future of the Amazon region in Brazil and the prospect of turning the region into a hydropower hub. At the center of the battle is Belo Monte, a dam project to be built in the heart of the Amazon, which environmentalists and tribal populations have called an environmental and human disaster.

A new chapter of the battle started this week when the new government headed by President Dilma issued a partial licence to allow Belo Monte Dam Complex to break ground on the margins of the Amazon’s Xingu River.

The...


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