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3 Steps to Decarbonizing Development for a Zero-Carbon Future

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 11, 2015)

A new World Bank Group report lays out three steps countries can follow to reduce net emissions of greenhouse gases to zero and stabilize climate change: Plan for the end goal, not just the short-term; get prices right as part of a broad policy package that triggers changes in investment and behavior; and smooth the transition for those most ...

What`s at Stake: The debate over Arctic Drilling

by Associated Press  (May 14, 2015)

Royal Dutch Shell is planning to park two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle's waterfront before they head north - but the petrochemical giant will first have to get around protesters in kayaks and others who want to thwart the new frontier in oil exploration and spark a national debate about fossil fuels and climate change. Here's a ...

The Corporate Risk of Climate Change

by Triplepundit  (May 15, 2015)

We all know climate change is happening. And we here at TriplePundit spend a lot of time making the business case for action. There are indeed many reasons for companies to respond to the threat. Those near the coast might face flooding, and those with production overseas could see disruption in supply. However, when it comes to reporting on this ...

US plant shutdowns, grid focus drive storage growth: Greensmith CEO

by Wind Energy Update - part of the FC Business Intelligence Ltd group  (May 4, 2015)

Power plant closures and hiking transmission costs are driving up US utilities’ investment in renewable energy storage, John Jung, CEO of Greensmith, an energy storage services firm, told Wind Energy Update. Some 60 GW of US coal-fired capacity is set to close between 2012 and 2020, according to the EIA. Nuclear plant lifespans will end and ...

Benchmarking platforms: why more knowledge means more leverage

by Wind Energy Update - part of the FC Business Intelligence Ltd group  (Apr. 28, 2015)

Greater plant owner demand for high speed computing and benchmarking data analysis platforms will cause rapid development of power upgrade packages and create a basis for further OEM innovation. High speed computing is making a major difference in wind data analysis. Today, major advances in time series and spatial analysis as well as the wake ...

Sensors and Sensitivity - The need for smart environmental sensing technology

by G. Lufft Mess- und Regeltechnik GmbH  (Apr. 27, 2015)

With the rapid increase in technology, environmental sensors are required to perform for a multitude of systems and must also comply with the Internet of Things. Over the past 100 years, environmental sensors have mainly been used to forecast the weather. Over the past 10 years, these sensing technologies have spread tremendously and now help to ...

Brazil transmission: what impact on O&M?

by Wind Energy Update - part of the FC Business Intelligence Ltd group  (Apr. 21, 2015)

Brazilian wind developers may increasingly have to factor transmission links into their operations and maintenance (O&M) plans if grid connection delays persist in the market. Bloomberg earlier this year reported that firms such as CPFL Energia, Brazil’s largest private sector utility, with more than 1.3GW of wind farms in operation or ...

Canada’s Other Energy Boom – Energy infrastructure is on the move.

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 11, 2015)

When it comes to energy infrastructure, Canada is on the move. Of course, that may seem like nothing new, given Canada’s lengthy energy history, particularly in the oil and gas industries. In this latest chapter, however, electricity is playing a major role. A confluence of factors have helped spur the need for more generation, which in ...

Scaling-up investments in natural infrastructure

by Wetlands International  (Apr. 2, 2015)

Wetlands occur wherever water meets land. These deltas, marshes, rivers, lakes and watersheds are the water systems that link the natural world and human societies, and make it possible to clean, store and provide water to grow food and run businesses. As we prepare to participate in ...

Climbing the Solar Energy Ladder – New approach for energy-starved rural poor

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 12, 2015)

Access to electricity is crucial for sustainable economic development. Yet 1.3 billion people around the world live without basic access to electricity. Many of these people rely on unhealthy polluting kerosene lamps for nighttime lighting. Those with access to electricity in the developing world often rely on coal- or diesel-based grid power. ...

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