Leading renewable energy underwriter accounts for 4 GW of Canada's total installed wind capacity
Natural gas could play an important role as a "bridging fuel" to a low-carbon global economy. Substituting coal for gas as a feedstock for power plants will cut greenhouse gas emissions by half. Gas is also touted as an ideal backup for intermittent renewable energy supply, at least in areas with established infrastructure.
Kristin Falzon for EcoWatch: Sundrop Farms, a tomato production facility that is the first agricultural system of its kind in the world, celebrated its grand opening in Port Augusta, South Australia, Thursday. Instead of soil, pesticides, fossil fuels and groundwater, Sundrop Farms uses only solar power and desalinated seawater to grow tomatoes across 49 acres. The water is pumped into the facility from the Spencer Gulf about 1.2 miles away where it is desalinated to water the farm's 180,000 tomato plants. Cont'd...
South Holland Provide Detailed Insight on their Heating Project Keynote Address at Energy from Waste 2016
SMi Group are thrilled to have Maya Van der Steenhoven, Director of Public, Private Cooperation Heating and Cooling from South Holland, present at the 9th annual Energy from Waste conference when it returns to Central London on 8th and 9th December 2016.
Large Heatpumps Are the Only Scalable Renewable Heating Technology Capable of Becoming Zero Carbon by 2050
Renewable experts are urging energy users to invest in renewable heating technology for the future while government incentives to support the uptake of heatpumps last.
by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx
Modular microgrid offers scalable, containerized solution for easy transport, fast and safe installation and commissioning
Diverse solar portfolio benefits all customers
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Germany and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratoratory NREL will collaborate on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research
The official launch will be Monday October 10, 2016 at the WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS in Stuttgart. Under this MOU, hydrogen and fuel cell technology experts from Germany and the United States will collaborate closely on research and development (R&D) activities to accelerate progress in these fields.
European Utility Week 2016 to focus on how utilities can meet the EU's COP21 climate change commitments
Denmark and Italy take centre-stage as partner countries and examples of change
Nick Mafi for Architectural Digest: A typical typhoon produces wind speeds between 98 and 120 m.p.h. and usually leaves behind a trail of destruction. But a Japanese engineer has plans to harness a typhoon’s incredible wind energy and use it to power the nation. Atsushi Shimizu has just invented the world’s first typhoon-powered wind turbine—a roughly 18-foot structure that, with its three distinct prongs, somewhat resembles an egg beater. Don’t be fooled by the simple design, however. According to the Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory, a mature typhoon can produce a level of kinetic energy equivalent to about half of the world’s electrical generating capacity. That means that after a single typhoon, Shimizu’s invention could power Japan for up to 50 years. Add in the frequency of the country’s typhoons—anywhere from three to seven each year—and the potential for massive quantities of renewable energy is unmistakable. Cont'd...
Statement issued by the World Energy Council on 9 October 2016 ahead of the 23rd World Energy Congress
Fastest Growing Critical Back-Up Power Solutions Company - Tristar Power Solutions - Announces Solar Power Endeavor with the Company's First Large Scale Solar Farm
Tristar Power Solutions, a Midwest-based company that offers a wide range of critical back-up power solutions, announced that in addition to the services they currently provide, they will also begin offering solar power solutions. Starting in Minnesota, the company will develop a large-scale solar farm - Tristar Power Solutions is the first in the critical back-up power industry to venture into the solar industry.
Grower Reaping Over $12 million in Gross Energy Savings and Eliminating 505 Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide Per Year
GetSolar.com sighting PEW Research: Solar Power in America has gained wide acceptance over the last few years as prices have dropped and solar panel installation has greatly increased. Nine out of Ten Americans (89%) support solar power, regardless of political affiliation, according to a new report. Energy costs and environmental concerns rank highest on the list of reasons for such unprecedented support. The Pew Research Center, a polling and research group focused on global trends released a report highlighting the changes in American's attitude towards (solar power) in particular, along with other sources of energy. Solar power gained the highest acceptance of any form of power (see chart), with only 9% of Americans opposing it. Wind Power came in a close second at 83%, with other forms of more traditional energy generation taking a serious back seat (with half or less the support of solar). Cont'd...
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