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Construction Begins on DOE-Sponsored Carbon-Capture Project at Kentucky Power Plant

by US Department of Energy  (Jul. 21, 2014)

Today, construction began on an innovative $19.5 million carbon-capture pilot, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), at Kentucky Utilities’ E.W. Brown Generating Station near Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The 2 megawatt thermal system will be the first megawatt-scale carbon-capture pilot unit in the Commonwealth. Officials of the ...

Software developer doppelintegral launches Blockset for the Simulation of Solar Energy Systems

by doppelintegral GmbH  (Jul. 17, 2014)

doppelintegral GmbH, located in Stuttgart, Germany, has released the software INSEL 8.2 including the Renewable Energy Blockset for MATLAB and Simulink. As the software has more than 300 blocks out of photovoltaics, solar thermal energy and energy meteorology, MATLAB and Simulink users can now professionally plan, monitor and control renewable ...

Renewable Energy to Power 25 Percent of Electricity in the Americas

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 4, 2014)

The next decade and a half will see renewable energy raise its share of electricity generation capacity in the Americas from 7% in 2012, to 28% in 2030 (excluding the contribution of hydroelectric power), while the share of coal-fired capacity falls from 21% to 9%, according to a major report from research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The ...

Energy Department Announces First-of-its-Kind, High-Temperature, Downhole Rechargeable Energy Storage Device

by US Department of Energy  (Jul. 2, 2014)

The Energy Department today announced commercialization of a rechargeable energy storage device capable of operating in the extreme temperatures necessary for geothermal energy production. Industry partner FastCAP Systems successfully demonstrated an ultracapacitor that is fully operational in 200°C conditions, extending the upper limit of ...

EPA Finalizes Voluntary Quality Assurance Program for Renewable Fuel Credits

by Bloomberg BNA  (Jul. 2, 2014)

The Environmental Protection Agency finalized a voluntary third party auditing program to ensure the validity of renewable identification numbers (RINs) petroleum refiners use to demonstrate compliance with the annual renewable fuel standard. Refiners that choose to have their RINs verified would be eligible for an ...

Obama Says US Supporting Chilean Solar Power Plant

by Associated Press  (Jul. 1, 2014)

President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States wants to help Chile build Latin America's largest solar power plant. Obama touted the project during an Oval Office meeting with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, who has returned to office after winning election in March. Obama said Chile has been a model democracy in Latin America and ...

European Renewable Energy Investment Set to Surge By 2030 on Back of Nearly $1 Trillion of Investment

by Bloomberg New Energy Finance  (Jul. 1, 2014)

The next decade and a half will see renewable energy raise its share of European electricity generation capacity from 40% in 2012, to 60% in 2030, while the share of fossil-fuel sources such as coal and gas falls from 48% to 27%, according to a major report from research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The report, BNEF 2030 Market Outlook, ...

Jobs in Renewable Energy Expand in Turbulent Process

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 1, 2014)

There may now be as many as 6.5 million direct and indirect jobs in renewable energy, according to updated data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Earlier assessments had put the global estimate at 2.3 million jobs in 2008 (United Nations Environment Programme) and at 5 million jobs in 2012 (International Labour Organization). ...

Rotork Supports Advanced Environmental Protection Technologies At Shanghai Disney Resort

by Rotork plc  (Jul. 1, 2014)

Rotork valve actuators are supporting advanced environmental protection technologies at the Combined Cooling, Heating and Power Plant (CCHP) constructed to serve the spectacular new Disney Resort in Shanghai. As a key infrastructure project for the Shanghai International Tourism and Resorts Zone, the CCHP is a grid-tied, gas-fired power plant ...

DSI Turkey uses Divers for hydro electric power station

by Eijkelkamp Agrisearch Equipment  (Jul. 1, 2014)

DSI is the primary executive state agency of Turkey for Nations overall water resources planning, managing, execution and operation. DSI uses Diver water level loggers for the management of more than 100 overall water resources. Like here near Antalya at a hydro electric power ...

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