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  • Renewables outperform fossil fuels in Chile tender

    Last week Chile’s National Energy Commission awarded contracts for the supply of 1,200 gigawatt hours of energy to unregulated customers in Chile. Thirty-one companies competed for the 20-year contracts, with wind and solar projects going head-to-head on price with coal generation plant. As the winners were announced the results threw up some significant game changers which echo a new and ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Fossil Fuels Dominate Primary Energy Consumption

    Coal, natural gas, and oil accounted for 87 percent of global primary energy consumption in 2012, as the growth of worldwide energy use continued to slow due to the economic downturn, according to a new Vital Signs Online trend released by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org). The relative weight of these energy sources keeps shifting, although only slightly. ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Daimer Releases Pressure Washers Emitting No Fossil Fuels

    Daimer Industries, Inc.®, the leading name in advanced pressure washer machines to over 200 countries, is helping the environment by introducing a system that will not contribute to global warming. The company has launched a powerful and reliable commercial pressure washer system with zero emission of ozone-depleting fuels that lead to greenhouse gases. ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Denmark to become fossil fuel-free by 2050

    According to the Danish climate commission, Denmark could become fossil fuel-free by 2050, at a net cost of just US$2.95 billion. The report that sets the fossil fuel free goal makes the case for investing an amount equivalent to 0.5% of the country's annual GDP in renewable energy. The climate commission claims that prices of fossil fuels will rise over the next four decades, while renewables ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Fossil Fuel Development in the Arctic is a Bad Investment

    By Emily E. Adams Even master chess players can miss a great move when they have been primed to look for a different one. To explore this phenomenon, researchers tracked master chess players’ eye movements when given chessboards with different layouts. With the first board, players could reach checkmate using a familiar move. When given the second chessboard, the players' eyes kept looking ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Prices fail to reflect fossil fuels` real costs

    Forget the price of petrol at the pumps. The true cost of any fossil fuel is much greater if social costs are factored in, according to new research. A climate scientist in the US reports in Climatic Change journal that American motorists get a gallon of gasoline for at least $3.80 less than it really costs, and the price of ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Committee advises government on approach to fossil fuel generation

    The Committee has advised Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne, to consider extending the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) competition to include gas as well as coal demonstration projects, and to consider extending the proposed Emissions Performance Standard to cover new gas plant added to the system from 2020.  The ...

  • President Requests $842.1 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

    President Obama’s FY 2016 budget seeks $842.1 million for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to advance technologies related to the reliable, efficient, affordable and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels, implement ongoing federal responsibilities at the Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves, and manage the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve and Northeast ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • President Requests $711.0 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

    President Obama’s FY 2015 budget seeks $711.0 million for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to advance technologies related to the reliable, efficient, affordable and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels as well as manage the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and Northeast Home Heating oil Reserve to provide strategic and economic security against disruptions in U.S. oil supplies. The request ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • IEA calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies

    The chief economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA) has urged the world to slash hundreds of billions of dollars of fossil fuel subsidies or face the prospect of a catastrophic 3.5 degrees Centigrade rise in global temperatures. "Today $409 billion equivalent of fossil fuels subsidies are in place which encourage developing countries - where the bulk of the energy demand and CO2 ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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

  • The World`s Choice: Burn 40% More Fossil Fuel or Boost Global Wind Power by 2030

      - Global Wind Day on 15 June - By 2030 the world's primary energy consumption is expected to grow by 40%. The global population will rise from 7 billion people now to over 8 billion people in 20 years. More than half of the growing fossil fuel consumption would be used to generate power unless the world leaders boost wind ...


    By WindEurope

  • Global trends in green energy 2009: new power capacity from renewable sources tops fossil fuels

    In 2009, for the second year in a row, both the US and Europe generated more power capacity from renewable sources such as wind and solar than from conventional sources like coal, gas and nuclear, according to twin reports launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21). - Global investments in renewables top ...

  • Release of technical guidance document: Application of Film Forming Amines in Fossil, Combined Cycle, and Biomass Power Plants

    During the annual meeting in Dresden, Germany the IAPWS released the “Technical Guidance Document: Application of Film Forming Amines in Fossil, Combined Cycle, and Biomass Power Plants” which can be downloaded here. This document has been prepared by an international task group of technical ...


    By Kurita

  • Nuclear disaster will shift $200 billion investment to fossil and renewables

    In the next five years over $3 trillion will be invested in dynamic segments of the power, energy and water industries.  However, forecasts regarding the division of this investment made just months ago are now revised to reflect lower investment in new nuclear power plants and higher investment in alternatives.  This is the new conclusion in the McIlvaine continually updated online ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • US government focus on fossil fuels and nuclear is out of touch with mainstream America

    Are those in Congress and the White House who embrace the agendas of coal, oil, gas, and nuclear industries in sync … or out of touch … with the mainstream of America? A new survey of 1,049 Americans conducted October 21-24, 2011 by ORC International for the nonprofit and nonpartisan Civil Society Institute (CSI) finds that most Americans - including an often ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Renewables expert hits out at electricity supply subsidies for fossil generators

    One of the UK’s leading renewable energy specialists has accused the Government of “gross hypocrisy” over the electricity supply auctions that began this week - less than seven days after the UK signed up to the landmark Lima Accord designed to cut carbon emissions.   The controversial auction - which will see up to £1.8 billion in ...


    By UrbanWind

  • The enlarged EU can phase out fossil and nuclear energy

    Untitled Document Today, International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE)-Europe releases its vision for sustainable development for the 25 EU countries. It shows how the EU countries can ...

  • Department of Energy Releases $8 Billion Solicitation for Advanced Fossil Energy Projects

    As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department published a solicitation on December 12, making up to $8 billion in loan guarantee ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • LightManufacturing LLC Announces the Availability of Industrial Heliostats, Replacing Fossil Fuels and Electricity

    For decades it's been known that heliostats - sun tracking mirrors - have the potential to provide low-cost heat and light for buildings and even for industrial processes. Unfortunately, commercial heliostats have been plagued by reliability problems, high cost, and fragile mirrors, not to mention tricky-to-use control systems. And "consumer-grade" heliostats don't offer the flexibility and ...


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