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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 ...

Clean energy investment reached records in 2010 thanks to Europe and China

by Vital Efficienci Ltd.  (Feb. 24, 2010)

Clean energy investment reached records in 2010, as asset managers are increasingly considering climate change risks in their ...

How clean energy can power Parking lot lights

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (Dec. 12, 2013)

Many cities have now opted to go green with parking lot lighting because it helps in a tight budget while also remaining environmentally sustainable. The use of green energy power through solar has the advantage of saving energy costs and can help in the reduction of carbon emissions. Energy efficiency is very important for any parking lot because ...

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, ...

New coal report underscores the urgent need for global clean energy development

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Dec. 20, 2012)

The latest International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Medium-Term Coal Market Report 2012 re-confirms the dangerous path the world is on–a path of increasing dependence on coal, which carries serious environmental risks for people and the planet. According to ...

Combined heat & power is a clean, efficient and economic energy solution

by Shenton Group  (Oct. 12, 2011)

The 21st century has highlighted a need for clean, efficient and economic energy, which has put Combined Heat & Power (CHP) into the limelight. By providing on-site power generation, waste heat recovery and system integration, CHP offers a realistic, near-term solution for exceptional energy efficiency and emission reduction. CHP systems can ...

DOE increases funding for clean and renewable energy in 2016 budget request

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Feb. 13, 2015)

On February 2, 2015, the White House released the 2016 fiscal year budget request for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Under this proposed plan, DOE ...

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 ...

Helping clean energy entrepreneurs turn on the lights in poor countries

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Jul. 12, 2013)

A social entrepreneur invests the little working capital she has to bring solar electricity to a community that –like 1.2 billion people worldwide– lacks access to electricity. The community used to use dirty, ...

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