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A 50% share of variable renewables can save up to 6% on system costs
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The REserviceS project - led by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and involving other stakeholders from across the electricity system and academia - also found that creating markets to trade grid support services (GSS) can provide revenue streams for generators, in addition to energy-only markets. Wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy is capable of providing GSS such as frequency and ...

Cities launch global alliance to lower carbon emissions
calendar 01/10/2014 · 0 Comments

More than 2,000 cities have banded together in what the UN calls the largest effort by cities so far to curb their greenhouse gas emissions. The goal of the Compact of Mayors is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 454 million tonnes a year by 2020 — equivalent to the carbon dioxide emissions from 130 coal power plants — through knowledge sharing and transparent and accountable ...

Oil and Gas Companies Join Partnership to Capture Methane
calendar 01/10/2014 · 0 Comments

In the last two decades, natural gas has become the fuel of choice for power generation, because electricity produced with gas has half the carbon dioxide emissions of coal power. Many see it as a "bridge" to a low-carbon energy future; in 30 countries, it already fuels more than half the electricity. But to the extent that gas isn't burnt for power, but escapes into the atmosphere, it harms the ...

US Hotel Suites Eliminate the need for traditional Water Softeners
calendar 01/10/2014 · 0 Comments

The owners of a new 82 room facility were looking for an alternative to the conventional methods that they had been using to prevent scale build up at their other hotels. For example, at a similar sized property $300 to $400 / month was being spent on salt for an ion exchange water softener. This Candlewood Suites has three water heaters and it was specifically water heaters that had caused the ...

Nuclear waste tank OK`d to keep leaking for 1 year
calendar 01/10/2014 · 0 Comments

A new deal allows a radioactive waste storage tank to continue leaking for more than a year before its contents are pumped out at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear site. The deal to pump nuclear waste tank AY-102, announced late Monday, is between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Washington State Department of Ecology. Under the deal, pumping of the ...

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