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Carbon Offsetting - Invest in the Future

Amid other problems, one of the UK’s major challenges in modern times is how to tackle the ever-present issue of climate change. As our population and economy has grown dramatically, so has the pressure on the environment as the demand for energy spikes.

Fire Protection for Stationary Lithium-ion Battery Energy Storage Systems

This challenge can be addressed effectively by means of an application-specific fire protection concept for stationary lithium-ion battery energy storage systems, such as the one developed by Siemens through extensive testing.

Upcoming Webinars - PV Mounting in Asphalt and Metal Roofs

This is a Technical webinar with tips on installing both rail-less and rail option Roof Tech systems. Building a long lasting array and code compliance are important topics.

Assessment of Ransomware Event at U.S. Pipeline Operator

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reported on 18 February 2020 on a ransomware incident impacting a natural gas compression facility at an unidentified U.S. pipeline operator.

What is the Safest Energy for the Future?

Energy’s deathprint is the number of people killed by one kind of energy or another per kWhr produced. Coal is the worst. According to the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, and the National Academy of Science.

Is Waste to Energy Set to Increase in the Coming Years?

There are currently 71 waste to energy (WTE) plants in the United States. WTE plants only account for 0.4% of total electricity generation, although there is great potential to increase this percentage in the future.

How Will Automation Impact the Sustainability Sector?

Automation is rapidly gaining momentum around the world. Many people talk about the advantages it can bring in aiding productivity and scalability. Those perks are important, but how might automation promote sustainability?

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'HYDROGEN ECONOMY' OFFERS PROMISING PATH TO DECARBONIZATION

The falling cost of making hydrogen from wind and solar power offers a promising route to cutting emissions in some of the most fossil fuel dependent sectors of the economy, such as steel, heavy-duty vehicles, shipping and cement.

Helping Georgia Get REDI for the Future: Solar FlexRack Grabs Significant Solar Market Share in the Peach State

Simply put, the beginning of the new decade will be transformative for Georgia’s solar industry. The next few years will see Georgia become one of the top-producing renewable energy states in the nation.

Clayton & McKervey offers tips for business survival during COVID-19, including utilization of "rolling 13-week cash flow analysis"

The realities presented by the COVID-19 health crisis have businesses focused on survival. The most important step to take after ensuring the safety of the team is to protect the company’s cash position to the degree that’s possible.

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OMG Roofing Products Introduces the PowerGrip Universal 7

Compatible with All Commercial Roofing Systems

Guide to complying with updated heat network regulations

Switch2 Energy has published a free downloadable eguide to help district and community heating scheme operators to comply with the updated Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations.

American Wind Energy Association Statement on New York Renewable Energy Siting Reform Passed as Part of State Budget

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after the New York Legislature passed a state budget that includes critical improvements to the way that renewable energy projects are sited and developed in the state.

New York Begins Solar Market Recovery With Permitting Fix for Large Scale Projects

Following is a statement from David Gahl, senior director of state affairs, northeast for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

Renewable Power & the Energy Mix (Online Course)

Presented across five informative sessions, this online course explains and illustrates the key impacts of renewable power integration into modern energy systems, based on global lessons and examples. Most importantly it provides attendees with a market assessment framework and recommended approach to identifying and quantifying how these integration challenges change the specific new opportunities and risks facing their own businesses.

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Emily Folk - Contributing Author

Emily Folk - Contributing Author

Emily is an environmental writer, covering topics in renewable energy and sustainability. She is also the editor of Conservation Folks.