Geothermal Resources Council announces the best presentations showcased at the 40th GRC Annual Meeting in Sacramento, California, USA
Laura A. Shepard for Popular Science: Picture a giant toilet bowl looming larger than life outside the UN headquarters in New York. It sounds like an absurd scene, but the stunt from three years ago was not a childish prank. It was a serious statement to mark the first World Toilet Day and raise awareness of the fact that one third of the world's population lacks access to toilets. Addressing the global sanitation crisis is a top priority among the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, and it now has an exciting solution. In fact, science may soon make your toilet bowl a viable alternative energy source. Your flushes can produce two or three gallons of biofuel per year when the wastewater is treated using a process, developed scientists and engineers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, called hydro-thermal liquefaction (HTL). HTL emulates the way crude oil forms naturally, when biomass decays under high pressure and heat for millions of years - but it only takes 45 minutes. Cont'd...
Many companies don't realize that they can generate their own power on-site and in a cleaner and more cost-effective way.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized increases in renewable fuel volume requirements across all categories of biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.
Throughout the world, about 128 new plants will be commissioned in 2015 and 2016. Most of this increase will happen in Asia, which is becoming ever more important as a market region. However, the European market also shows some signs of revival.
Renewable energy industry group adopts new focus for marketing.
Renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has appointed Guy Milligan as Senior Renewable Heat Engineer. Guy joins the business from a developer and operator of biomass district heating networks in Aberdeenshire.
The renewable and energy efficiency industries have created over 2.5 million jobs in the United States. Solar now employs more Americans than than oil, natural gas and coal combined. The nation's fastest growing occupation is, believe it or not, the wind turbine technician; which is still projected to grow 108% in the next 7 years.
Renewables have now reached such a critical mass, utilities can no longer ignore them as a way to augment their capabilities in producing power cheaper, smarter, better. At this point, the tide has turned for utilities and there is no going back.
Five geothermal units obtain Ministry Acceptance in 5 days
ABC's first-ever "Longevity Awards" dominated by DVO
Potential Speakers Can Submit Abstracts for One of Four Tracks
SMi Group release new interview with Waste Service Manager, Jarno Stet, Ahead of his Keynote at the 9th Annual Energy from Waste Conference next month.
Standard Solar Completes 3.4 MW Net-Metered Municipal Solar System; Town of Stafford, Connecticut Achieves Record Setting Energy Independence
Standard Solar, Inc., a leading solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of commercial solar electric systems nationwide, has completed the installation of a 3.4 megawatt (MW) solar system for the Town of Stafford, Conn.
Project will heat NH's environmental protection and public health agencies building
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