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UK capacity market will benefit old coal, not new gas

by Bloomberg New Energy Finance  (Jul. 24, 2014)

The UK government’s new capacity market, which will support electricity generating plants that can be switched on to deal with shortages and so help to prevent black-outs, will prolong the lives of some of the country’s coal fleet. These coal-fired power stations have an average age of 42 years and produce higher carbon emissions per ...

Biomass calculator launched

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Jul. 24, 2014)

A scientific calculator has been developed that investigates the impact on carbon emissions of biomass sourced from North America to produce electricity. The calculator finds that biomass, when sourced responsibly, can be used in a low carbon and sustainable way. The government’s Bioenergy Strategy published in 2012 made clear only bioenergy ...

European Commission proposes a higher and achievable energy savings target for 2030

by European Commission  (Jul. 23, 2014)

New opportunities for European businesses, affordable energy bills for consumers, increased energy security through a significant reduction of natural gas imports and a positive impact on the environment: these are some of the expected benefits of the energy efficiency target for 2030 put forward today by the European Commission in a ...

VacuDry® goes Australia

by econ industries GmbH  (Jul. 24, 2014)

Middle of May our latest VacuDry® plant arrived at our customer in Melbourne, Australia. More than 250t finest, German high-precision mechanical engineering packed in 23 40ft containers and further 1.450m² timber packing found its way down under. Supervised by our “econeers” on location the installation is already on going. ...

Wind Farm Noise Assessment by XL2

by NTi Audio AG  (Jul. 24, 2014)

Wind Farm Noise Assessment by XL2 One of the largest acoustic consulting firms in Australia, “Renzo Tonin & Associates” was engaged by the New South Wales Department of Planning ...

`WTH IS CHP`? ENER-G publishes guide to energy industry acronyms

by ENER-G  (Jul. 27, 2014)

A guide to the energy industry's most baffling acronyms has been published by cogeneration specialist ENER-G to improve customers' understanding of combined heat and power " CHP is a complex technology and there's a long list of other associated industry abbreviations ...

First-Of-Its-Kind Report Ranks U.S. Electric Utility Companies’ Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Performance

by Ceres  (Jul. 24, 2014)

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prepares for July 29th – August 1st listening sessions on its Clean Power Plan for existing power plants, a new report from Ceres and Clean Edge ranks the nation’s largest electric utilities and their local subsidiaries on their renewable energy sales and energy efficiency savings. The ...

$1.3m funding for wave power development in Australia

by Climate Action  (Jul. 24, 2014)

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will use the funding to undertake an innovative wave resource mapping and modelling project. Australia’s only wave power development – Carnegie Wave Energy Limited’s Perth Wave Energy Project off Garden Island in Western Australia – will be monitored ...

US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution

by Associated Press  (Jul. 25, 2014)

One of Germany's newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100-year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world. Now the coal comes the other way. The 750-megawatt Trianel Kohlekraftwerk Luenen GmbH & Co. power plant relies completely on coal imports, about half from the U.S. Soon, all of ...

Tamar Energy’s Basingstoke Biogas CHP Plant

by Clarke Energy  (Jul. 28, 2014)

Tamar Energy’s Basingstoke anaerobic digestion (AD) facility is located in Hampshire. It was commissioned in 2013. The AD plant converts food waste into biogas. This renewable fuel generated is used on-site (power and heat) and the electricity is exported to the national grid, reducing carbon emissions while improving the environment. The ...

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