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 4 months ago

Combining renewable plant sources and solar energy sounds like a green dream come true but that’s the ideal that BioSolar has been pursuing and finally launching commercially.

Headquartered in Santa Clarita, California, the company has been working to develop a new type of technology to produce bio-based materials from renewable plants that the company says could reduce the cost of photovoltaic (PV) solar modules. BioSolar calls its product BioBacksheet and instead of using the standard petroleum-based components, it replaces them with bio-based material.

The...


6 years 5 months ago

According to a new report titled "Reefs at Risk Revisited", 75 per cent of the world's coral reefs are currently threatened by both local and global pressures.

These pressures include warming sea levels and rising ocean acidification, which is caused by carbon dioxide. But local activities such as overfishing, coastal development and pollution also pose a great risk, and a very immediate one. They cause reefs to be degraded while rising sea temperatures and carbon dioxide pollution lead to coral bleaching.

The report is being...


6 years 5 months ago

Improving solar cell efficiency and lowering cost per watt  is one of the big challenges taken up by the solar industry. Various technology companies are working to achieve that. One of the latest news to emerge from within this field came from Solar 3D, a California company that develops a ‘breakthrough’ 3-dimensional solar cell designed to maximize the conversion of sunlight into electricity.
Last week Solar 3D announced that its design will take advantage of low cost semiconductor processes to enable mass production.
Solar 3D said it was...


6 years 5 months ago

China yesterday reinforced its commitment to renewable energy by entering an agreement with an Israeli company specialized in combined heat and power (CHP).

ZenithSolar signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Energy Bureau of Gansu Provincial Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China for cooperation in the development of CHP solar stations in the Gansu province. The MOU was signed at a ceremony in the provincial capital Lanzhou.

Under the agreement, ZenithSolar will provide the technology for the installation of two 10 megawatt (MW) cogeneration...


6 years 5 months ago

Solar Infra, a California-based manufacturer of mono and poly-crystalline photovoltaic (PV) modules with a market reach that covers the Americas, Asia and Europe, has chosen 3D design software SolidWorks (UK) as a key development and analysis tool.

The 3D software was used in collaboration with industry partners in the development of solar panels that would increase the reach of clean, renewable energy.

One and half million engineers use SolidWorks software around the world. The software enables engineers to create...


6 years 5 months ago

As environmental issues become increasingly mainstream, they are starting to become a fixture on the big screen as well.

Last year, The Cove, a film about the slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan, won the category. The Cove is a lavishly produced action thriller documentary that helped the plight of dolphins to cross over from the animal rights arena to a global media platform.

On Sunday, February 27th 2011, a couple of features related to environmental issues are competing in the best documentary category. And one of them deals with energy issues....


6 years 5 months ago

(Nokia is one of the companies who will be represented at Redefining Value: Integrated Reporting and Measuring Sustainability on March 25th, London. To find out more about the conference, go to: http://www.justmeans.com/pages/IntegratedReporting)

Since the early nineties, mobile phones and devices have become an ubiquitous part of everyday life.  The world is increasingly crowded with new gadgets that are marketed...


6 years 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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...


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