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USDA Announces Support for Producers of Advanced Biofuel

by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)  (Dec. 2, 2014)

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is making $5.6 million in grants to 220 producers across the nation to support the production of advanced biofuels, and is awarding more than $4 million in additional grants that will advance the bioeconomy and reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil. "Producing advanced biofuel is ...

G9 publish good practice guidelines for offshore wind safety

by Energy Institute (EI)  (Dec. 10, 2014)

The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), in partnership with the Energy Institute (EI), has published two good practice guidelines for offshore wind safety, which were presented to the industry at a Stakeholder Forum in London on 2 December. Available to download from the G9 website, www.g9offshorewind.com, the publications ...

Romax Technology shares knowledge to solve key reliability issues at Wind Energy O&M Forum Europe

by CSP Today - part of the FC Business Intelligence Ltd group  (Nov. 25, 2014)

Romax Technology will be demonstrating how to enable predictive maintenance as part of an in-depth, three-hour workshop taking place at Wind Energy O&M Forum Europe 20-21, January, Hamburg, Germany. With an increasing focus on cost reduction for the operations and maintenance of wind energy, European operators are turning to ...

What’s wrong with the circular economy?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Nov. 20, 2014)

Companies with circular economy business models currently struggle to raise investment because investors are generally unfamiliar with the concept of the circular economy According to research to be published by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the lack of information about financial risk is a key reason why investors are hesitant to invest in ...

Rethinking How We Live, How We Buy and What We Consume

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Nov. 11, 2014)

A new global report aimed at supporting the shift to a more resource-efficient world through sustainable lifestyles, was launched today by the Ministry of Environment of Japan, the Government of Sweden and WWF. The development of the 10YFP Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme (SLE) - jointly coordinated by the United Nations Environment ...

What’s at stake for our Energy future? $48 trillion

by GLOBE Foundation  (Nov. 24, 2014)

Decisions investors make today in the energy sector will make or break the sustainability of global energy systems for years to come, according to a new report from the World Energy Council. The report finds that as global energy systems are being placed under increasing strain and as governments limit their spending under tough economic ...

Speech at the Europe-Canada Energy Summit

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Nov. 18, 2014)

I want to start by extending a warm welcome to all our visitors from Canada especially my Ministerial colleague, Bob Hamilton. UK-Canada Relationship There exists an enduring partnership between our countries. Our common history, tradition of parliamentary democracy, shared values, and partnership on global issues bind us together. Energy ...

The Greening of Civil Infrastructure

by ASTM International  (Dec. 11, 2014)

Across many industries, manufacturers turn out the countless products we rely on in our daily lives. These processes also create something else: waste — lots of it. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, industrial facilities in the United States generate 7.6 billion tons of nonhazardous waste annually.1 To help keep this ...

New Climate Bonds Water Infrastructure Expert Committee

by Ceres  (Nov. 7, 2014)

A new Climate Bonds Expert Working Group, made up of key water sector and industry experts from around the world will be meeting for the first time today to develop criteria for water investments that can be used to back green and climate bonds certified under the Climate Bond Standard – an easy-to-use tool for investors and ...

Energy UK conference

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Oct. 22, 2014)

Introduction Many thanks Angela for that introduction. Let me take this opportunity to thank you for the efforts you have made over the last two years as Energy UK Chief Executive, to keep open the lines of communication between Government, the energy industry and the public. It hasn’t been easy at times. But I have always appreciated ...

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