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Carbon Asset Risk: A Review of Progress and Opportunities

by Ceres  (Jul. 2, 2015)

The concept of carbon asset risk – that the world’s fossil fuel companies hold at least three times more oil, gas and coal reserves than can realistically be burned in order to avoid potentially catastrophic climate warming – has risen to the forefront as Wall Street analysts, investors, regulators and governments increasingly ...

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. ...

Waste to Energy Analysis

by UNTHA Shredding Technology GmbH  (Jul. 8, 2015)

The manufacturing of SRF in a single pass is not a new concept. However, with the environmental efficacy of alternative fuel production under seemingly increasing scrutiny, a one-step process is of growing importance, believes Peter Streinik, Head of Business Unit Waste at UNTHA. There can be no disputing that alternative fuel production is being ...

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 ...

Sustainable desalination: environmental approaches

by IDE Technologies  (Jun. 24, 2015)

Abstract The environmental issues of possible concern during construction and operation of desalination plants (mainly large-scale facilities) include impacts that are common to many coastal development projects (e.g. land use and aesthetic impacts), as well as specific impacts associated with the elements of the desalination system and auxiliary ...

EEA Signals 2015 - Living in a changing climate

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jun. 30, 2015)

Our climate is changing. Scientific evidence shows that the global average temperature is rising, and rainfall patterns are shifting. It also shows that glaciers, Arctic sea ice and the Greenland ice sheet are melting. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change′s Fifth Assessment Report shows that the warming since the mid-20th century is ...

Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

by Associated Press  (Jul. 21, 2015)

The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel. They have no other choice. As people in countries such as China, India and Indonesia get wealthier they are ...

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 ...

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 ...

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