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2015 World Energy Issues Monitor - Energy price volatility: the new normal

by World Energy Council  (Jan. 20, 2015)

Energy is among the top strategic issues shaping the global agenda in 2015. The uncertainty and impact of energy and commodity price volatility has now established itself as the number-one issue for energy leaders worldwide. Emerging risks and the resulting need to redefine energy infrastructure resilience, changing market designs, evolving ...

5 things to know about Obama`s next climate move: methane

by Associated Press  (Jan. 14, 2015)

The Obama administration on Wednesday announced its latest move to combat global warming, this time trying to rein in heat-trapping methane gas that escapes from oil and gas fields. The plan relies on voluntary steps and new rules to reduce leaks from oil and gas production by 40 percent to 45 percent over the next decade. In a way, the proposal ...

NextGen GIS and the Environmental Database

by EarthSoft, Inc  (Jan. 23, 2015)

Next Generation (NextGen) Geospatial Information System (GIS) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cold War legacy sites environmental records—spanning nearly 40 years—in the Environmental Database, are managed by the DOE Office of Legacy Management (LM). As key LM assets, these records must be managed and maintained efficiently and ...

Infrastructure Maintenance - An Economic Opportunity

by ASTM International  (Jan. 15, 2015)

Public safety and the cost of doing business are deeply impacted when infrastructure is neglected. Here’s a look at the high cost of low maintenance and what can be done about it. A Bridge Too Far There are over 607,000 bridges in the United States. According to the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure,1 published by the ...

A Cleaner Energy Future

by ASTM International  (Oct. 16, 2014)

As renewable energy plays an increasingly important role in the world’s energy portfolio, the standards of ASTM International Committee E44 are helping to pave the way for innovation in clean energy sources. A growing population and improving living standards around the world are causing significant increases in energy demand and ...

Designing critical policy infrastructures by participatory systems analysis: the case of Fukushima's reconstruction

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 18, 2014)

Recent developments in service science and social design have resulted in new policy design methodologies. On the service science side, the concept of co–creation has appeared. On the social design side, methodologies of participatory systems analysis have emerged. Based on these developments, this paper proposes a participatory systems analysis ...

Waste to Energy shredding specialist recruits new sales manager

by UNTHA UK  (Jan. 7, 2015)

UNTHA UK – the industrial shredding specialist renowned particularly for its expertise in the niche Waste to Energy sector – has further strengthened its team with the recruitment of a new sales manager. Gary Moore joins UNTHA UK from Industrial Shredding Systems (ISS). With more than 25 years’ industry experience spanning the ...

Energy produced from waste – experiences from Norway

by Cambi AS  (Dec. 20, 2014)

Summary The system for waste treatment tends to be similar in all part of Norway due to national environmental strategy and legislation demanding the municipalities to recycle and prevent pollution. The amount of waste increases as economy grows. According to data from Statistics Norway total amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) has increased ...

Energy efficiency in water distribution systems – a path to an ideal network: AGS experience

by IWA Publishing  (Aug. 6, 2014)

Infrastructure asset management (IAM) gave a step forward in Portuguese water utilities due to recent legal obligations in developing IAM plans. An effort was made by AGS (Administração e Gestão de Sistemas de Salubridade, S.A.), private operator in 17 water utilities, to achieve a higher level of managing data. Data ...

From sand to power: an examination of the solar energy value chain in the Caribbean

by Inderscience Publishers  (Aug. 27, 2014)

The Caribbean region possesses some attributes which favour the development of the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry. Despite these advantages, the region has had limited success in the solar industry. There are currently challenges in the industry such as information asymmetry, high upfront installation cost, difficult in attaining financing for ...

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