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  • Embedding nuclear physics rules and fuel chemistry limits in control algorithms for a fuel-efficient nuclear reactor

    In a nuclear reactor, the energy which is stored in the fuel is proportional to the amount of fissile material. The consumption of that amount, after a set burn-up, should and must result in delivering a set energy, barring leakages (losses). The loss of energy due to an inefficient control algorithm, after a set burn-up, is a problem that no one has yet addressed. Nuclear fuel chemists and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy efficiency: The unsung hero of our times

    As our economy continues to sputter, one little-noticed industry has been booming for a while now: energy efficiency. The sector is hiring like crazy -- a fact that speaks volumes about the close relationship between clean energy and the economic recovery that we're all waiting for. Energy efficiency could save us all. My firm works with utilities, government agencies, housing authorities, and ...

  • Energy efficiency: Big deals and new ideas

    The economic premise behind energy efficiency –  that it’s cheaper to save a unit of energy than to make one – has caught on in the US.  Energy efficiency spending is up, and our energy use is declining, measured both per capita and per dollar of gross domestic product, according to government ...

  • Energy efficiency in U.S. manufacturing: the case of Midwest pulp and paper mills

    Rising international energy and labor costs are combining with historically low natural gas prices and improving productivity in the U.S. to create an intermittent resurgence of American manufacturing. In a 2012 survey of company decision makers, the Boston Consulting Group found that 37 percent of manufacturers with sales greater than $1 billion were planning to bring back production to the ...

  • Commission Report Features Financing in Recommendations to Double U.S. Energy Efficiency

    The Alliance to Save Energy’s Commission on National Energy Policy included financing as one of the central recommendations in its recent report, “Energy 2030: Doubling U.S. Energy Productivity by 2030.”  The commission consists of some of the key leaders in energy policy and business in the United States. The commission’s ...

  • Energy sprawl: The next worry?

    Energy facilities take up space. Some, like wind farms, take up a lot of space. In fact, new energy production will consume more land than can be found in all of Nebraska by 2030, according to a recent report by The Nature Conservancy. This will create what the report describes as “energy sprawl,” a term I’m guessing we will start to see more in the legal briefs by NIMBYists. It’s a flashpoint ...

  • USDA revises renewable energy loan guarantees

    On December 29, 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published the final rule for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). REAP is intended to help mainly businesses, as well as some state, local, and tribal governments develop solar, wind, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • What price motivates customers to save energy?

    “Are we there yet?” We’ve heard that refrain often over the last couple of years. No, not from our kids in the backseat of the car, but from energy observers wondering exactly how much price pain the consumer will take before cutting back significantly on use.Two reports circulating this week indicate that we have arrived – or at least we are close.Americans drove their cars 4.3% fewer miles in ...

  • Top 10 Clean Energy Developments of 2013

    2013 was an exciting and inspiring year in many regards. And we’re not just talking the arrival of Prince George or the fact that the new Pope rides an electric bicycle. There were many remarkable clean energy developments that are helping to bring us closer to a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future. Here we ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Presidents’ reflections 100 – A century of energy professionalism

    1. In May 1978, I chaired the AGM which saw  members sensibly approve the motion that the  name of the Institute of Fuel be changed to the  Institute of Energy, despite strong resistance  from the “old guard” members of Council. My  period in office coincided with the “Winter of  Discontent” and the run-up to the May 1979  election, which ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Fuel reduction potential of energy management for vehicular electric power systems

    In the near future a significant increase in electric power consumption in vehicles is to be expected. To limit the associated increase in fuel consumption and exhaust emissions, smart strategies for the generation, storage/retrieval, distribution and consumption of the electric power can be used. This paper considers a vehicle configuration with a conventional drive train. Two energy management ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Green Deal promises to deliver £1.3 billion energy savings

    The government's Green Deal, which promises a revolution in energy efficiency, was officially 'soft' launched on 1 October 2012, with an initial focus on low energy installations within the social housing sector.  ...


    By ENER-G

  • Free guide shows energy managers how to build compliant supply chains

    How energy and environmental managers can reduce risk and increase supply chain compliance Supplier assessment and assurance specialist Altius has published a free guide to supply chain compliance to help energy and environmental managers focus on performance ...

  • Market-Proven Energy-Saving Systems (ESS) move to mainstream

    Now that Energy-saving Systems (ESS) such as DESMI’s OptiSave™, a pump control solution that feeds pumps with just the right amount of energy, have been thoroughly proven, shipowners finally have a cost-effective, simple solution to meet IMO emissions regulations. And everyone is getting on board. The case for compliance “It’s the first time we can ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • As Global Demand for Electricity Grows, Geothermal Energy Heats Up

    January 9, 2017 — At 2:46 p.m. local time on Friday, March 11, 2011, Japan was rocked by the largest earthquake ever to strike its shores. The 9.1 magnitude quake triggered a devastating tsunami that killed more than 15,000 people. It also took out the back-up emergency generators that cooled the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant complex, causing a series of ...


    By Ensia

  • A dangerous recourse? A critical relook at Section 17 of the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, 2010

    The newly created regime for civil liability for nuclear damage in India has been a fertile source of controversy. Section 17 of the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, 2010 and Rule 24 of the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Rules, 2011 are of particular interest, as they provide for the right of recourse, i.e. the extent to which suppliers of nuclear material can be held liable for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Profile of a white tag project

    Few topics we write about here draw as much attention as energy efficiency certificates. After we mention the certificates, we inevitably receive inquiries from data centers or other large energy users, who want more information.The certificates also are called “white tags,” a term trademarked by marketer Sterling Planet. Interest in the certificates likely stems from the increasing use ...

  • CEC ensures applying for appliance rebate made easy

    California As countries, states and municipalities begin to offer rewards and incentives as part of their sustainability and energy programs, these institutional entities look for partners to assist in administering the rebate process efficiently and cost- effectively. The California Energy Commissions (CEC) has been tasked to administer the State Energy Efficiency Appliance ...


    By FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS)

  • Introduction to Pinch Technology

    This document aims to give an overview of the fundaments of Pinch Technology. The reader will learn: How to obtain energy targets by the construction of composite curves. The three rules of the pinch principle by which energy efficient heat exchanger network designs must abide. About the capital-energy trade off for new and retrofit designs. Of the best way to make energy ...

  • There’s a new sheriff in town

    There’s a new sheriff in town DOE takes on enforcement of standards  By Marianne DiMascio    It’s likely that you’ve heard of EnergyStar and seen the recent headlines about US ...

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