US power sector emissions poised to fall to two-decade low in transformative year

Annual records for renewable build, coal retirements and gas burn all expected to be broken in 2015

CONSERVING FOSSIL FUELS: PHOTOVOLTAIC-DIESEL HYBRID SYSTEMS ON THE RISE

In remote regions, photovoltaic-diesel hybrid systems are increasingly replacing power generation solely from fossil fuels.

GRC 2015 Annual Meeting - Call for Papers Deadline is this Week.

The paper submission deadline is this Friday, April 10.

Ocean Power Technologies to Proceed to the Next Phase of U.S. DoE Power Take-Off Technology Contract

The next phase of this project is included in OPT's backlog as listed in its 10-Q for the period ended January 31, 2015.

Cost-Breakthroughs Make Solar and Wind the UAE's Most Competitive Energy Sources

New study estimates $1.9 billion (AED 7 billion) in annual savings by 2030 if UAE can achieve 10% renewable energy mix

Discovery in alternative energy production by Virginia Tech researchers may be breakthrough for fueling hydrogen vehicles

The method uses abundantly available corn stover - the stalks, cobs, and husks - to produce the hydrogen.

ALL-ENERGY 2015: ALL READY FOR YOU

In just four weeks' time All-Energy 2015, the UK's largest renewable energy exhibition and conference will open in its new home, Glasgow's SECC, with the expectation that up to 7,000 people from home and overseas will visit the exhibition, to make new contacts and source new suppliers, attend the multi-stream conference over the two days (Wednesday 6 - Thursday 7 May), and relish the networking possibilities of its Giant Networking Evening.

As California Faces Record Drought Levels, Wind Energy Provides A Vital Service

In 2014, wind energy saved 2.5 billion gallons of water in California by displacing water consumption at the state's fossil-fired power plants, playing a valuable role in alleviating the state's record drought. Wind energy's annual water savings work out to around 65 gallons per person in the state - or the equivalent of 20 billion bottles of water, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).   According to AWEA, one of wind energy's most overlooked benefits is that it requires virtually no water to produce electricity while almost all other electricity sources evaporate tremendous amounts of water.   In California - where the state is combating record drought levels - Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed an executive order to reduce household water consumption by 25%, from about 140 gallons per day per household to 105 gallons. Wind energy's water savings are, therefore, equivalent to what would be saved by nearly one week's worth of the required reductions for a typical household.   In 2008, U.S. thermal power plants withdrew 22 trillion to 62 trillion gallons of freshwater from rivers, lakes, streams and aquifers and consumed 1 trillion to 2 trillion gallons. By displacing generation from these conventional power plants, U.S. wind energy currently saves around 35 billion gallons of water per year - the equivalent of 120 gallons per person or 285 billion bottles of water.

CMT's first ever Japan Biomass Market in Tokyo Assesses Country's Ambitious Biomass Power Roadmap

As a raft of new biomass power projects are on the anvil, the inaugural Japan Biomass Power Market on 18-21 May, 2015 in Tokyo will be a noteworthy platform to showcase the business opportunities for biomass feedstock suppliers, traders, technology providers and much more.

Ballard Customer Demonstrates World's First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tram

Vancouver, Canada and Qingdao, China - Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLD) today announced that the world's first hydrogen fuel cell powered fixed rail electric tram was successfully demonstrated at a ceremonial event held in March at the head office, production and testing facility of CSR Qingdao Sifang Company (CSR Sifang), a Chinese rolling stock manufacturer based in Qingdao, Shandong province.

Toshiba Reinforces Initiatives Toward a Hydrogen Economy

-Opens Hydrogen Energy Research & Development Center at Fuchu Complex-

Retrofitting Buildings to Improve Energy Efficiency

Making a building more sustainable while completing the retrofit could attract more higher-paying tenants, which would cause a greater appreciation by the time the owners plan to sell. Properties with Energy Star certification have sold for 2-5% more than buildings without such certification.

4th Biobased World Asia Leads Dialogue on Biobased Chemicals and Bioplastics Applications

CMT's upcoming 4th Biobased World Asia, incorporating dual summits – 5th Biobased Chem Asia & 9th Bioplastics Market on 21-23 April, 2015 in Bangkok, aims to examine advances in both biobased chemicals and bioplastics business, feedstock, capital and technology challenges.

Osaka - The City of Green Technologies

The Environmental Governance approach of Osaka is exemplary for the developing Asian cities who are trying to balance development and sustainability.

RESEARCHERS DEVELOP NEW APPROACH THAT COMBINES BIOMASS CONVERSION, SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION

Scientists have been working to harness the energy from sunlight to drive chemical reactions to form fuels such as hydrogen, which provide a way to store solar energy for future use.

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