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Sunbeams from Space Mirrors in dawn-dusk Polar Orbit feeding Solar fields on the ground for Low Cost Electricity

by JX Crystals  (Jul. 15, 2014)

A Space Power Satellite capable of providing solar electric power economically for 24 hours per day has been a dream for decades. However, the SPS concept is very complex since it assumes multiple energy conversion steps and includes specially constructed ground microwave receiver stations. The 5 km by 15 km Integrated Symmetric Concentrator SPS ...

Reducing Energy`s Water Footprint, Driving a Sustainable Energy Future

by IWA Publishing  (Jun. 16, 2014)

Water is an essential natural resource that impacts all aspects of life: Clean and abundant supplies of water are vital for supporting the production of food, public health, industrial and energy development, and a healthy environment. Water is an integral part of energy extraction, production, and generation. It is used directly in hydroelectric ...

The Emerging Power of Microgrids

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 3, 2014)

Over many decades, the centralized power grid — a one-way flow of electricity, generated by large, remote power plants and distributed over miles of transmission lines to homes and businesses — succeeded in delivering electricity across continents to billions. But in recent years the system’s shortcomings have become increasingly ...

More to Scrubber Pumps than Meets the Eye

by DESMI A/S  (Jul. 2, 2014)

One component, in particular, needs to be carefully selected to ensure safe and efficient sulphur removal. The time is now Shipowners are having to move fast to change fuel type to distillate fuel or LNG, or to install the exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGC systems) known as scrubbers. They’re reacting to new sulphur emission legislation set ...

Is Waste Going to be Our Apocalypse Without a Noah’s Ark to Save Us?

by ABCOV Companies  (Jun. 19, 2014)

Human beings have been dumping waste in water, including the ocean, since before the Agricultural Age. The Industrial Age brought with it new materials to dump, chemical wastes and by-products. Some materials are dumped into rivers and find their way to the ocean by running downstream. Other materials are dumped directly into the ocean from ...

Is China a market? A partner? A competitor? Yes. Yes. And yes.

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jun. 6, 2014)

Daily media reports on China are laden with coverage on both 1) massive resource-intensive industries and their devastating pollution footprints causing health scares, environmental protests, and economic constraints, and 2) debate on whether China will (or will not) be able to rejig the economic model onto a more sustainable footing amid ...

Turning Carbon Emissions Into A Revenue Stream

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jun. 9, 2014)

On the heels of the EPA’s new carbon rules proposed by President Obama on June 2, I wanted to take a closer look at a potential disruptive technological breakthrough: taking CO2 waste streams and turning them into saleable, value-added feedstocks. Certainly, the deployment of renewables, energy efficiency, smart grid, and energy storage ...

Asia Analysis: Battling climate impacts in low-lying Maldives

by SciDev.Net  (Jun. 3, 2014)

Going carbon neutral and protecting marine environment are key to fighting climate change in the tiny island nation, says Nalaka Gunawardene. ‘Raise your voice, not the sea level’ is the theme for this year’s World Environment Day, which falls on 5 June. The theme resonates with the United Nations designating 2014 as the ...

New Report Shows Decline in Carbon Dioxide and Other Pollutants from U.S. Power Plants, but State and Power Company Emissions Vary Widely

by Ceres  (May 28, 2014)

Electric Power Industry is Transitioning to Lower-Carbon Sources and Positioned to Meet New EPA Carbon Standards A new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the country’s top 100 electric power producers shows a downward trend in ...

Taking on the Challenges of an Increasingly Electrified World

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 12, 2014)

Electricity will increasingly power the world’s economies in the 21st century, rivaling oil as the dominant energy carrier, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. Actively managing this transformation is the only way to ensure we meet global energy security and climate goals economically, the report says. The report, ...

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