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  • Joint Venture Designed to Speed Up Smart Grid Adoption

      Today’s utilities face unprecedented challenges to improve performance and efficiency at a time when infrastructure costs are up, energy consumption is down and regulatory policy is uncertain. ...


  • ISA develops a complete solution for energy management in hospitals

    ISA has installed an energy management system in the University of Coimbra Hospital (HUC), which gives this health unit capacity to monitor and control its electricity consumption. With this system the hospital can access detailed information about the quality of the power supply which is a crucial aspect for technical management of any health unit of this size and characteristics. ISA- ...

  • Run cars on green electricity, not natural gas

    With the dramatic increase in oil prices earlier this year translating into higher prices at the gas pump in the United States, concerns over US dependence on foreign oil are once again part of the national discussion on energy security. Combined with the growing understanding that carbon emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels are driving global climate change, the debate is now focused on ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Building a resilient system

    Africa is the second largest continent in the world, with the majority of its people surviving every day with little or no access to electricity – 50% of the 1.2bn people lacking access to electricity globally are in Africa, earning less than $2/d and living in remote locations where conventional grid extension makes little economic sense. Tackling energy poverty is the key to ensuring ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Matthew Orosz awarded Echoing Green Fellowship to further off-grid energy work

    Newly minted MIT PhD selected for two-year social entrepreneurship fellowship. Written by Nathan Birnbaum.You can read the original new in MIT NewsMatthew Orosz MEng '03, SM '06, PhD '12 had a lot to be proud of on June 7. Not only was he invested with ...

  • How Secular Stagnation is costing the earth

    A stagnating West, including the USA, the EU and Japan, is the subject of much economic conjecture. Secular stagnation, as suffered by Japan since 1990 is beginning to infect the rest of the developed world. Conventional economists and other commentators have shown signs of becoming panicky ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Smart grid: How big is big?

    A Cisco executive attracted some eye rolling after commenting that smart grid could be “even bigger than the Internet.” But the statement isn’t farfetched when you think about what smart grid encompasses: a convergence of three industry giants: information technology, telecommunications and the electric grid, the world’s biggest machine. A report this week by Greentech Media made clear just how ...

  • Study examines anaerobic digestion’s role in water, agriculture, and biofuels issues

    According to a new analysis, working on both clean water and biofuels production in tandem may reap significant environmental and economic benefits. For example, using anaerobic digestion to treat manure could prevent nutrient-runoff pollution and create a renewable energy source, according to the study by EcoEngineers and Goss & Associates. Looking at Iowa farming, the analysts estimated ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • NNI Publishes Supplement to President`s 2016 Budget

    The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) published on March 11, 2015, its supplement to the President’s 2016 budget submitted to Congress. NNI states that the supplement serves as the NNI annual report. According to the annual report, in 2014, federal agencies invested $1.57 billion in ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Energy Company Of The Future

    Mary Powell, CEO, is leading Green Mountain Power to be a positive force for change, taking the path of lower cost, clean energy. “I am driven to make things better and am not afraid of doing things differently and taking risks,” she tells BioCycle. Mary Powell, is a Keynote Speaker at BioCycle REFOR15, October 19-22, 2015, Boston, MA Mary ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Exclusive Interview with Andreas Umbach, President & CEO, Landis+Gyr, Switzerland

    Exclusive Interview with Andreas Umbach, President & CEO, Landis+Gyr, Switzerland. Landis+Gyr is Platinum Sponsor of European Utility Week 2013. Smart Grid developments are happening at quite a pace within Europe and the ...


    By Synergy Events

  • Getting to 100% Renewable: Dream or Reality?

    Attending the Future of Energy Summit last month, an annual event hosted by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, I was struck – for the second year running – by the rapid pace of cost reductions and ...


    By The World Bank

  • Wind & solar energy and nature conservation

    Climate change and the degradation of ecosystems and biodiversity cannot be solved in isolation. Land and marine ecosystems play a crucial role in the climate system, capturing roughly half of carbon dioxide emissions generated by human activities (UNEP, 2009). Protecting biodiversity preserves ecosystem services that are important for regulating the climate and helping us to adapt to the impacts ...

  • What are the barriers to solar energy adoption?

    The solar energy market is hampered by multiple barriers to adoption in the EU and worldwide, according to a new review. Researchers from Sweden and Spain found that lack of government commitment as well as various sociotechnical, management and economic barriers prevent photovoltaic technologies from being more readily adopted. The EU has a well-developed solar energy market compared to other ...

  • Why smart utilities are embracing distributed electricity

    Power companies that take initiative now can position themselves for a bright future in tomorrow’s clean energy economy The growth of distributed energy generation, particularly in the form of solar energy, leaves the aging, monopolistic electric utility system a daunting choice: Come out swinging in defense of the status quo or boldly jump into the cockpit, put on the ...


    By Ensia

  • Green Energy: The highlights of 2015 - 2015 was a banner year for green energy

    No question, 2015 will be remembered as a banner year for clean energy in Canada. Perhaps surprisingly Alberta led the way as the new government there pledged to invest in clean energy. “Alberta is going to move away from coal and towards clean power,” said Premier Rachael Notley when, in November, she announced ...


    By Green Energy Futures

  • Off-grid CPV in Latin America

    As company project pipelines for the Latin American market increase CPV’s biggest customer may not be the utility companies of America and Europe but instead industrial and commercial uses may provide the biggest opportunity for CPV in Latin America. London, February 13th 2013 Tecate, Mexico will be the site for the biggest CPV plant in the world. Using a ...

  • Morocco`s first CSP plant forges path to tech-led cost cuts

    The imminent start-up of Morocco's Noor I CSP Plant will be followed by lower cost adjacent plants thanks to technology gains such as larger trough apertures which have eclipsed the impact of higher cost dry cooling systems, Driss Berraho, Business Development Manager at ACWA Power, told CSP Today. A consortium led by ACWA Power started construction on the ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Winning the Future: Grand Ronde Solar Projects Reduce Pollution, Cut Costs

    Challenge: Situated on nearly 12,000 acres in the heart of Western Oregon’s scenic coastal range, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon has a strong connection to the earth and nature and a deep commitment to environmental stewardship. Landless from 1954 until 1983 when the Grand Ronde Restoration Act returned a portion of its land base, the Tribe has ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Italy: the next CSP hotspot?

    Italy could potentially have a booming CSP market, thanks to high DNI levels in the southern parts of the country and in the main islands of Sardinia and Sicily – where one of the newest CSP plants, the 50 MW Mazara, is being built. Feed-in-tariffs (FiTs) for CSP generation and industrial needs for process heat should make the market even more attractive. So why aren't developers flocking ...


    By FCBI Energy

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