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Canada as an Energy Superpower- A Concept Revisited

by GLOBE Foundation  (Apr. 19, 2015)

There have been many references over the past decade calling Canada an “energy superpower”. Apart from the political debate the term has engendered, many see the label more as a marketing ploy than as a statement of reality. There is no doubting Canada is a ‘super producer’ of energy, ranking among the five largest energy ...

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 ...

Changing the Business Climate in 2015

by Ceres  (Apr. 14, 2015)

The business of climate change has changed. Six years ago, when an international climate treaty in Copenhagen seemed distinctly possible, there was still a discernible gap between the concept of a low-carbon global economy and the capital market’s ability to deliver it. Nascent and costly clean energy technologies, skepticism of climate ...

HydroThane T&C case study

by HydroThane STP BV  (Apr. 14, 2015)

Application in Dairy Industry Technology & Contracting On January 2011 HydroThane has been awarded with a contract to supply design and the anaerobic hardware but also all auxiliary equipment and project management/supervision services for the dairy of TYRAS in Greece. Having the aim to achieve the required quality standard, the local civil ...

Can saltwater quench our growing thirst?

by Ensia  (Apr. 13, 2015)

An increasingly water-stressed world takes a new look at desalination. It seems simple enough: Take the salt out of water so it’s drinkable. But it’s far more complex than it appears at first glance. It’s also increasingly crucial in a world where freshwater resources are progressively strained by population growth, ...

New Mandatory GHG Reporting for the Oil and Gas Industry

by All4 Inc.  (Feb. 28, 2015)

On January 14, 2015, the Obama Administration announced an update to its March 2014 “Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector” (Strategy).  Within this announcement it was revealed that the Administration would be taking a host of future actions in order to achieve their methane reduction goals, including ...

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 ...

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 ...

Optimisation of PHEV/EV charging infrastructures: a review

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 15, 2015)

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) or electric vehicle (EV) has the potential to facilitate the energy and environmental aspects of personal transportation, but face a hurdle of access to charging system. The charging infrastructure has its own complexities when it is compared with petrol stations because of the involvement of the different ...

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