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Clean-Energy Innovation Essential to meeting Climate Goals – IEA Report

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 4, 2015)

A concerted push for clean-energy innovation is the only way the world can meet its climate goals, the International Energy Agency says as it released its flagship energy technology report. The report, Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 (ETP 2015), shows that despite a few recent success stories, clean-energy progress is falling well short ...

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 ...

Notus Clean Energy LLC – Cape Cod, MA - Case Study

by Boreal Renewable Energy Development  (May 17, 2012)

The owners of a Falmouth, MA industrial park parcel saw the potential in 2004 for a utility-scale wind turbine sited in a large, well-elevated location. A large turbine could supply electricity for the complex and create surplus power that could be delivered back to a regional utility. Despite receiving more than 100 letters of support from ...

4 Insights on Unlocking Finance for Clean Energy Access in Africa

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Jan. 30, 2014)

January heralds the start of not just a new year, but a new decade: the U.N. Decade of Sustainable Energy for All. In declaring the Decade, the U.N. has urged its members to help “make universal access to sustainable modern energy ...

Sustainable power and innovation provide clean drinking water and energy

by Trunz Water Systems AG  (Mar. 1, 2011)

In many areas in Kenya, access to clean drinking water is lacking. About 88% of the population must travel long distances to get to the nearest source of clean water or is forced to drink contaminated water. Children in particular suffer from waterborne diseases. Systems Provide Energy-Independent Water Treatment To try to provide a long-lasting ...

Clean energy for all: strategies for expanding access in the developing world

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Jun. 8, 2012)

Accessing reliable energy is one of the greatest obstacles the developing world faces. Globally, about 1.3 billion people go without electricity, while 2.7 billion lack modern energy services. Providing these populations with energy is difficult—ensuring that generation occurs in environmentally sustainable and cost-effective ways makes the ...

Integrated Solutions - Organics Management, Clean Water and Renewable Energy

by BioCycle Magazine  (Feb. 1, 2002)

California’s Chino Basin Organics Management Strategy uses creative ways to protect its watershed while expanding composting and digesting capacity for manure and biosolids. CLEAN WATER is a vital commodity in the semiarid environment within the coastal plain of southern California. About two-thirds of the water supply is imported from often ...

Santa Clara converts low concentration landfill gas to clean energy

by Waste Advantage Magazine  (Sep. 1, 2011)

Landfills are an excellent source of methane-rich gas that can be used to generate renewable power. Methane is produced at a landfill as trash decomposes and can be used as fuel for a gas generator to produce electricity. Since 1986, the City of Santa Clara had successfully done this, and had been able to export power to a local utility. However, ...

A global clean fossil scenario

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jul. 24, 2003)

In this article, a so-called Clean Fossil Scenario (CFS) [1], valid for the year 2050, based on a bottom-up demand analysis, is described. It is proposed to mitigate the rise of atmospheric CO2 concentrations by disposing of the CO2 in deep sea and in other reservoirs to limit its liberation to the air. The scenario is clean, because emissions to ...

Is `clean` coal possible?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Apr. 23, 2007)

VANCOUVER, April 18, 2007 (GLOBE-Net) - Coal is the world’s most commonly used fuel to produce electrical energy, and will continue as such for some time. Yet it is one of the ’dirtiest’ of all fossil fuels. It is a major source of toxic air pollutants and the leading source of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. Many believe ’clean coal’ ...

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