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  • British Columbia power costs to increase

    Gold medals last forever, but Olympic cheer won't withstand an energy upheaval in British Columbia. The Canadian province and its largest city Vancouver just hosted what many are calling the greenest Olympiad ever. With its reputation as a clean, coastal metropolis where quality of life is high, few observers or visitors seemed surprised that Vancouver set up online energy monitoring, made extra ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • CHP for the distillery and brewery supply chains

    The production of ingredients that go into alcoholic beverages such as beer and whisky, along with the production of the drinks themselves are energy intensive. Whilst British distillers such as William Grants have been producing low carbon power using ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Cutting costs is vital to increase market share in South Africa’s energy mix

    Concentrated solar power (CSP) is the only renewable technology that can dispatch electricity during day and night at a utility scale size. In order to achieve similar allocations to photovoltaic (PV) or wind, CSP has to lower its costs. CSP is a less mature technology compared to other renewable energies but it is able to dispatch electricity adapting to the demand curve. Right now, no other ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Controlling the cost of renewable energy

    Measures to deal with a projected over-allocation of renewable energy subsidies have been announced today (July 22. 2015). Reducing energy bills for hard working British families and businesses and meeting climate goals in the most cost effective way are Government priorities. The measures set out today will provide better control over spending and ensure bill payers get the best ...

  • Counting the Cost of Energy Subsidies

    Energy subsidies are projected at US$5.3 trillion in 2015, or 6.5 percent of global GDP, according to a recent IMF study. Most of this arises from countries setting energy taxes below levels that fully reflect the environmental damage associated with energy consumption. The ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Where energy efficiency increases energy consumption: a caution

    A new study warns policymakers to watch for unintended consequences of energy efficiency strategies. As energy efficiency leads to reduced usage, the price of energy falls. However, this could in fact lead to a subsequent rise in consumption of energy, if industry seeks to make the most of the low prices. Improving the efficiency of how energy is used in production, often defined as 'doing more ...

  • Thermal storage innovations are instrumental in increasing performance and reducing CSP costs

    Thermal storage will affect the Levelized Energy Cost (LCOE) of Parabolic Troughs. This is one of the findings of a new report from CSP Today “Concentrated Solar Power Parabolic Trough: Cost & Performance”.  According to the report, when adding storage capacity, the capital cost rises with the increased solar field size, while the capacity factor – and therefore the ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Changes to protect consumers from increased costs of support scheme

    Through our reforms to the energy market, we are proposing changes to the Renewables Obligation (RO) as part of the transition to the new Contracts for Difference (CFD) programme which will protect bill payers from extra costs in the future. The proposed changes would mean that generators who carry out new conversions from coal to biomass, or who increase the levels of co-firing (which is the ...

  • Thermal Storage Innovations are instrumental in increasing performance and reducing CSP costs

    Thermal storage will affect the Levelized Energy Cost (LCOE) of Parabolic Troughs. This is one of the findings of a new report from CSP Today “Concentrated Solar Power Parabolic Trough: Cost & Performance”.  According to the report, when adding storage capacity, the capital cost rises with the increased solar field size, while the capacity factor – and therefore the ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Energy Department Report: Emissions and Costs of Power Plant Cycling Necessary for Increased Wind and Solar in the West

    A new report released today by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) examines the potential impacts of increasing wind and solar power generation on the operators of coal and gas plants in the West. To accommodate higher amounts of wind and solar power on the electric grid, utilities must ramp down and ramp up or stop and start conventional generators more ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Homegrown BC wind energy a cost-effective and clean choice to meet increased electricity demand: Turbine prices drop 20 per cent while productivity increases 27 per cent since 2009

    Wind energy is a cost-competitive and clean choice to supply the significant amounts of new electricity the province will require due to increased industrial development. The cost of developing clean wind energy has dropped significantly in the past three years while technology improvements have increased productivity, an analysis by GL Garrad Hassan has found. The report commissioned by ...

  • Energy Department Takes Major Steps to Increase U.S. Energy Productivity and Manufacturing

    The Department of Energy today announced expansions of its Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative in support of the American manufacturing sector and a new initiative to support President Obama’s goal of doubling energy productivity by 2030. By advancing the development of innovative manufacturing technologies, investing in substantial energy efficiency upgrades at production plants across ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • US Department of Energy to increase energy efficiency in new federal buildings by 30%

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has established regulations that require new Federal buildings to achieve at least 30% greater energy efficiency over prevailing building codes.  Mandated by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), these standards apply to new federal commercial and multi-family high-rise residential buildings, as well as new federal low-rise residential buildings  designed for ...

  • Food price crisis the result of rising energy costs

    A recent International Food Policy Institute report suggests rising energy prices were chief among the many factors that contributed to sharp spikes in food prices that began in 2005 and peaked in 2007 and 2008. It also suggests there are many ways to prevent food prices from skyrocketing in the future. The IFPRI is a U.S.-based research centre that focuses on global agricultural and food ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Cost-efficient and environmentally friendly wind energy

    Gearbox failure is the primary reason for downtime in a wind turbine and is extremely costly to replace. One of the main and most damaging causes of gearbox failure is ferrous metal contamination under 10 microns in size which leads to bearing failure. Metal contamination, the primary contaminant produced by gear wear, suspends in the lubrication oil causing premature bearing failure as it ...


  • Survey Reveals Projections for Lower Wind Energy Costs

    The cost of producing electricity via wind power is expected to fall 24-30 percent by 2030 and 35-41 percent by 2050, according to a survey of the world's foremost wind power experts. Cost reductions are anticipated as a function of continued advancements in wind energy technology. These findings are detailed in new study published in the journal Nature Energy and conducted by the ...

  • Cost-efficient and environmentally friendly wind energy

    Gearbox failure is the primary reason for downtime in a wind turbine and is extremely costly to replace. One of the main and most damaging causes of gearbox failure is ferrous metal contamination under 10 microns in size which leads to bearing failure. Metal contamination, the primary contaminant produced by gear wear, suspends in the lubrication oil causing premature bearing failure as it ...


    By One Eye Industries Inc.

  • Manure `smells like money` as energy costs rise

    With energy prices driving the cost of agricultural inputs up, nutrient-rich manure is getting another look. 'Calls to Extension offices from people looking for manure and manure compost have increased in recent months,' says Tommy Bass, Montana State University Extension livestock environment associate specialist. Bass said that this shift in perception is good for water quality, too. 'As manure ...

  • UK Energy Crisis Report [EXTRACT] Policy Cost

    Drumbeat Energy Management is featuring extracts from the recent Liberum Capital Report ‘A crisis inUK energy policy looks inevitable’. The report identifies the possible triggers to the crisis. Download: ...


    By Drumbeat Energy Limited

  • Report: Fossile Energy Will Cost Double Renewable By 2030

    A commonly repeated mantra is that renewable energy technologies are too expensive, or require high investments. Which suggests that the alternative to renewable energy – the current fossil-based energy infrastructure - is cheaper, or requires less investments. But does that view hold true? A look at global energy cost developments shows – Fossil ...


    By SolaVis

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