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Clean energy study questions cost-effectiveness of Site C project

by GLOBE Foundation  (Oct. 19, 2014)

The Independent Power Producers Association of BC (Clean Energy BC) has released a report it commissioned from an independent British strategic advisory professional services firm that suggests smaller clean-energy plants might be a viable option to the proposed Site C dam.* The study from London Economics International (LEI) finds the savings ...

How some climate “wins” can lead to other uphill battles in the clean energy fight

by Ensia  (Oct. 14, 2014)

Proponents should consider all possible reactions in order to create a smoother path forward for clean energy. As the adage goes, following every action is a reaction. As elsewhere, this is true in politics, where every move is followed by a series of countermeasures. Lately, climate and energy have increasingly been at the political fore. It ...

A Cleaner Energy Future

by ASTM International  (Oct. 16, 2014)

As renewable energy plays an increasingly important role in the world’s energy portfolio, the standards of ASTM International Committee E44 are helping to pave the way for innovation in clean energy sources. A growing population and improving living standards around the world are causing significant increases in energy demand and competition ...

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

by US Department of Energy  (Oct. 20, 2014)

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 ...

With more investment, the developing world can lead the way to a low-carbon future

by Ensia  (Oct. 9, 2014)

Global business can find good investments that also address climate change by looking to the world’s most vulnerable populations. When it comes to helping the world transition to a low-carbon future, developing nations are in a unique position to lead — but they can’t do it alone. Investments are needed. Luckily, the ...

RO membrane cleaning using microbubbles at 6,800m3/day Wastewater RO Plant in UAE.

by Genesys International Limited  (Oct. 6, 2014)

It is well known that any fouling of the membrane surface has a dramatic effect on energy consumption and plant efficiency; this is particularly true for waste water RO plants due to the higher fouling rate. Such fouling can be very difficult to clean using commodity chemicals or even speciality chemicals. This paper explores the use of a novel ...

Hey, America: It’s time to talk about the price of water

by Ensia  (Oct. 6, 2014)

Recent woes have drawn unprecedented attention to the worth of fresh, clean water. Can it change the way we pay for the world’s most undervalued resource? This summer, a 90-year-old water pipe burst under Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, sending a geyser 30 feet into the air and a flood of troubles over the UCLA campus. Raging water and mud ...

Aviation fuel cleanliness

by Energy Institute (EI)  (Sep. 1, 2014)

This autumn sees the launch of the second edition of the EI’s handbook, 1550; a title which has become a key industry reference for everyone involved in handling aviation fuel since the first edition was issued in 2007. Martin Hunnybun, EI Technical Team Manager – Fuels & Fuel Handling, describes the new content. With over 20 ...

Clean urban transport can drive emissions cuts

by Climate News Network  (Sep. 24, 2014)

Here’s a way to save $100 trillion and stop 1,700 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from getting into the atmosphere every year by 2050: cycle, walk or take public transport. A new report by the University of California Davis and the Institute for ...

Keep Your Solar Lights Squeaky Clean

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (Sep. 24, 2014)

There are two schools of thought when it comes to cleaning your solar lights: either you should never have to do it, or you should do it regularly as part of the unit’s maintenance. As is often the case, there is truth in both sides. One of the major selling points for solar lighting is how low-maintenance it is. Enter the ...

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