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Need is real for risk assessments of energy infrastructure

by ABS Consulting  (Apr. 1, 2007)

Damage to fixed and floating structures, pipelines, onshore terminals and refineries during the past few hurricane seasons has reinforced the need to develop accurate risk assessments not only to determine overall risks for particular operators but also to identify the components of that risk so that appropriate mitigations can be undertaken. ...

The Economics of Grid defection

by HOMER Energy LLC  (Jul. 4, 2015)

Distributed electricity generation, especially solar PV, is rapidly spreading and getting much cheaper. Distributed electricity storage is doing the same, thanks largely to mass production of batteries for electric vehicles. Solar power is already starting to erode some utilities' sales and revenues. But what happens when solar and batteries join ...

Fossil-Fuel Divestment: Where Should the Money Flow?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 15, 2015)

In January 2014, a group of 17 foundations preceded the Fund, committing to divest $1.7 billion, which has grown to over 100 foundations and over $5 billion in pledges over the past 18 months. In early June 2015, the Norwegian government committed to ...

UK offshore load factors accelerate on tech breakthroughs: 10-year study

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

UK offshore load factors accelerate on tech breakthroughs: 10-year study The Crown Estate’s Offshore Wind Operational report 2015 shows there has been a gradual increase in the load factor for the UK fleet since 2004 on the back of more productive wind turbines, wind farms being built at windier sites and improved plant availability. The ...

The The `Design for Autonomous Net-Zero Water Buildings` Project Funded By NSF

by Water Online - VertMarkets, Inc.  (Aug. 24, 2015)

The students at the University of Miami will know firsthand the importance of rethinking the way we handle wastewater and water with a Net-Zero water treatment system on site.   The project showed the viability and feasibility to take buildings off the water grid to provide water recycling and how it can be achieved without raising the ...

Water: At a Tipping Point

by DelAgua Group  (Aug. 26, 2015)

The Stockholm World Water Week’s focus on “Water for Development” comes at an opportune time. Water as a sector in world affairs is reaching a tipping point. Over the next two decades and more, the global push for food and energy security and for sustaining urbanization will place new and increasing demands on the water sector. ...

How Pain Keeps us from Acting on Climate Change

by DelAgua Group  (Jul. 31, 2015)

In my daily work, I read a lot of online articles about climate change—both the science and the politics—and out of curiosity I’m invariably drawn to the comments section at the end of the page (first rule of the internet—never read the comments!). What I’ve observed is that these comments tend more often than not to ...

The Clean Energy Voyage

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Oct. 28, 2013)

The United Nations Climate Convention meeting in Warsaw, Poland, comes with less than two years to go for governments to deliver on their promise of a universal new agreement by 2015 - this is the time for ambition rather than caution to define the international climate negotiations. We have in some ways been here before: the Copenhagen UN ...

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 ...

Implications of Asset Management on Capital and O&M Financing

by Water Environment Federation (WEF)  (Oct. 22, 2006)

ABSTRACTAsset management is often used to assess asset repair and replacement (R&R) costs and project timing. However, asset management can also be used to reduce overall asset life cycle costs, from creation through disposal. For example, by purchasing technologically advanced assets today, an agency can greatly reduce operations and ...

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