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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 ...

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, ...

Turning biomass into clean energy inside an eco-business zone

by Yield Energy Inc.  (Jul. 14, 2009)

Sustainable business practices are becoming a competitive necessity, and businesses (as well as government) can do more for the environment working together than apart. The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) and Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA), in partnership with the Region of Peel and cities of Toronto, Brampton and Mississauga, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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