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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, ...

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, ...

Emission reductions under the American clean energy and security act

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Jun. 25, 2009)

This analysis provides an assessment of reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions relative to total U.S. emissions that could be achieved by cap-and-trade proposals currently submitted in the 111th Congress. A full description of the methods and assumptions behind this analysis can be found in the Appendix of the PDF document. This assessment ...

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 ...

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 ...

Clean jobs coalition calls for updated renewable energy laws in Illinois

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

On February 4, 2015, the newly formed Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called for an update of the renewable portfolio standard (RPS) that was put into place in 2007. The Coalition proposed a plan to create as many as 32,000 jobs annually by ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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