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Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2014

by The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)  (Jan. 16, 2015)

Executive Summary The competiveness of renewable power generation technologies continued improving in 2013 and 2014. The cost-competitiveness of renewable power generation technologies has reached historic levels. Biomass for power, hydropower, geothermal and onshore wind can all now provide electricity competitively compared to fossil ...

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 ...

Monitoring greenhouse gases from biofuel crops

by Gasmet Technologies Oy  (Jan. 10, 2015)

Global issues such as climate change and energy security have driven rapid growth in renewable energy production - wind, solar, tidal, geothermal, hydro, biofuels etc. However, logically, each of these methods should deliver a net benefit in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, so researchers in the United States have employed portable FTIR ...

Renewable Heat Incentive to Boost Solar Installations in the UK

by ReportsnReports  (Jan. 7, 2015)

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which was initially launched in November 2011 for industrial, business and public-sector organizations, is now open to homeowners, private landlords, social landlords, and self-builders. The scheme pays participants to use renewable energy to heat their homes and is expected to boost revenue in the household ...

Techno economic performances of a dry cooling solar power tower plant under Algerian climate

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 17, 2014)

The Sahara represents more than 80% of the total area of Algeria. This region is characterised by the high level of solar energy potential. On the other hand, concentrating solar power plants represent 70% of the total power to be installed in the framework of the national plan of renewable energy and energy efficiency which consists of installing ...

Case study - fuel-free power from solar thermal

by ElectraTherm  (Nov. 21, 2014)

Middle East Technical University Campus, North Cyprus, Turkey Application Type: Solar Thermal Nominal Power Output: 18kW Thermal Heat Input: 200 - 400kW Hot Water Input Range: 170 - 225°F Hot Water Flow: 185 GPM Cold Water Input: 80-100°F Cold Water Flow: 220 GPM Date Commissioned: Q4 2010 Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus ...

Utilizing Waste Heat For Power

by ElectraTherm  (Dec. 2, 2014)

Continuous duty gen-sets provide base-load power generation in diverse applications around the globe. However, high fuel costs and engine maintenance are pain points felt by operators. A low-maintenance path to significant fuel savings and lower emissions is what the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) had in mind when they approached ElectraTherm to ...

6KW Off grid Solar Powerd Generator with DG

Main Equipment: modules ...

Wind & solar energy and nature conservation

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Dec. 1, 2014)

Climate change and the degradation of ecosystems and biodiversity cannot be solved in isolation. Land and marine ecosystems play a crucial role in the climate system, capturing roughly half of carbon dioxide emissions generated by human activities (UNEP, 2009). Protecting biodiversity preserves ecosystem services that are important for regulating ...

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