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  • Novice founders and re-starters in Japanese business society

    We divide the 941 new Japanese entrepreneurs into 'novice founders' and 're-starters' in business, and compare the effects of their comparative advantages on economic performance. When observing the actual sales and the liquidity constraints at start-up, re-starters do not always suffer a disadvantage in Japanese business society. Good performance depends on the start-up industry. In this point, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • TQM, strategic management and business process re-engineering: the future challenge

    American industry was forced to realise that, in order to succeed in today's global market, they must produce high quality products. This paper addresses the importance of integrating TQM, strategic management and business process re-engineering. It also shows how US commitment to quality is paying off. Finally, the paper discusses the impact of quality on US industry both today and in the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 'Total environ-mentality' culture: re-engineering the American nuclear power industry through learning from multi-national, multi-level experience

    Applying lessons learned at the national, the utility, and the plant level, from selected segments of the world-wide nuclear power industry, might facilitate an environmentally acceptable renaissance in the US. It can be deduced that the core of all the continuous quality improvement and re-engineering programmes, championed by the top management of nuclear power utilities around the world, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A systematic approach to assessing the sustainability of the Renewable Energy Standard (RES) under the proposed American Renewable Energy Act (H.R. 890)

    Assessing sustainability is a complex challenge for policy makers, scientists and engineers. In an effort to evaluate industrial systems, a range of alternative methods have been developed; unfortunately, these methods stop short at demonstrating how industrial activity affects sustainability. In response to this need, the Population based Model for Assessing Sustainability Implications (PMASI) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rare Earth Metals: The Electrical Industry`s Newest `Issue`

    It seems that every year there’s a supply / demand issue our industry is faced with. Last year was the infamous ...


    By Connexion

  • The bottom line on renewable electricity standards

    What is a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES)? A RES requires that a minimum percentage or amount of electric power generation come from eligible renewable energy sources by a specified date. Retail electric power suppliers (also known as load-serving entities) must purchase power directly from renewable electricity generators, or in some cases, are allowed to purchase renewable energy credits ...

  • Oil Recycling - Case Study

    The problem: Waste oil recycling contributes very much to climate protection through (CO2) energy saving. Compared to the production of base oil the re-refining of waste oil uses 34 % less resources. In the sixties the German government was subsidising the re-refining of waste oil. Because of that the use of waste oil as a fuel was neglected. The used oil re-refining is the ...


    By Dirk European Holdings LTD

  • Heating and Cooling in the upcoming EU Renewables Directive

    It is crucial that the future EU Renewables Directive includes effective measures to promote renewable heating and cooling (RES-H). To reach the 20% target by 2020, almost half of the growth in renewables production has to come from RES-H alone. Heating is a primary human need. Supply shortage recently became a credible scenario. While reducing this risk, RES-H can achieve substantial cost ...

  • Renewable energy in Europe 2017: recent growth and knock-on effects

    Addressing climate change requires a globally coordinated, long-term response across all economic sectors. The 2015 Paris Agreement provides the framework for limiting global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and for pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Early in this process, the European Union has adopted ambitious and binding climate and energy ...

  • The bottom line on renewable energy certificates

    Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) provide businesses a means to support renewable energy generation and meet clean energy goals. This fact sheet answers some basic questions about RECs and REC purchasing. What are RECs? Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), also known as “green tags,” “green certificates,” and “renewable energy credits,” are tradable instruments which can be used to meet ...

  • Implementation of European energy saving initiatives in Greece and national perspectives

    Energy has been throughout history a necessary lever for development and evolution. Utilisation of various energy sources contributed in technological development and made the industrial revolution an actual reality. This process has had its price though, since the irrational use of natural resources and finite energy reserves by sole criteria the convenience in production and the maximisation of ...


    By LDK Consultants

  • 2012 and Beyond: State of-the-Art Radiation Monitoring Systems for Nuclear Power Plants and Accelerators

    Executive Summary: Demand for Electrical Power is Far Outpacing the Current Global Capacity. "Our modem industrial world stands or falls on the success of our People, Institutions and Infrastructure. Clean Electric Power including Nuclear Power is a central pillar of our global infrastructure requirement. " Robert Goldstein, 2011. The recognition of this critical element - ...


    By Technical Associates

  • Growing the green economy globally

    Strategies for global sustainability and growing the green economy must address current economic models driving today's unsustainable forms of globalisation. Technological innovation is needed to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy, recycling and redesign industrial processes. More fundamental strategy levels need re-examining: policy models, assumptions, institutional inertia and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Interview Vivienne Cox, ceo BP alternative energy: A time for choices

    The economic downturn is sharpening the focus of clean energy investment, says Vivienne Cox, the head of BP’s Alternative Energy business. Cox detects an increasingly business-like approach that the industry is taking towards new investment. ‘It is a time for choices.’ Of the major oil and gas companies, BP was an early mover in promoting and pursuing the business of clean energy, although the ...

  • Debbie Dooley: Making the Tea Party — and America — a little greener

    When you think of the Tea Party, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t renewable energy. Debbie Dooley, national coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots and founder of the Green Tea Coalition, is out ...


    By Ensia

  • `Sahara Power` needs pan-European grid operator

    A consortium of leading European – mostly German – companies plans to invest €400 billion in a megaproject to generate solar power in the Sahara desert. “Desertec”, as the project is called, could cover 15 percent of European electricity demand. The problem is, how do you transport this power to Paris and Berlin? ‘It will not work without a pan-European grid operator.’ The figures for the ...

  • 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 ...

  • TB 48: Wolsung nuclear power plant uses liqui-cel membrane contactors for dissolved oxygen removal to prevent corrosion

    Dissolved oxygen is a leading source of corrosion in water systems. The Korean Electric Power Institute (KEPRI) has installed Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors in the Wolsung nuclear power plant in South Korea. The membranes have been in operation since 2000 and have successfully met the rigorous demands of the nuclear power industry. The Wolsung unit 1 plant is a pressurized heavy water type reactor ...


  • An analysis of Grenada's power sector and energy resources: a role for renewable energy technologies?

    Presently, Grenada's power sector is fully dependent on fossil fuel imports for meeting the country's electricity demand. Electric utilities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), in general, face high cost of electricity generation due to diseconomies of scale in production, consumption and logistical aspects. Grenada's private power monopoly is no exception and the high cost of import ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • At the heart of progress

    Looking back at 100 years of the Energy Institute (EI), EI President Ian Marchant FEI welcomed guests to the 2014 IP Week Dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. ‘Ican’t pass up the opportunity to share with you that we have a very special birthday in the house – the Energy Institute (EI) is 100 years old, virtually to the day, and I would like to extend a very warm ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

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