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  • Sustainable improvement of drinking water quality by nanofiltration powered by renewable energy

    Desalination membrane technology is increasingly used for water production. However, the main disadvantage of desalination is related to energy consumption and CO2 emissions, so desalination powered by renewable energy (RE) is getting interest. In this study nanofiltration (NF) membranes have been used for drinking water quality improvement in a pilot plant (50 m3/day) powered by RE ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sustainable desalination technologies for future

    This paper deals with some aspects concerning the dual objectives of cost-effectiveness and favourable environmental impact of desalination plants, resulting in a sustainable alternative source of fresh water for future needs. These include some case studies on the use of waste heat for the thermal desalination plants, replacement of conventional pre-treatments in membrane plants with cleaner ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Climate change & clean technology: from challenge to opportunity

    Over the past few years, climate change and sustainability have been catapulted to the forefront of headline news. As ongoing public pressure for improved environmental stewardship continues to mount, governments are actively pursuing legislation, including regulations, to accelerate positive change. We have already witnessed significant regulatory, policy and legal changes related to lower ...

  • Battery Storage will have a Profound Impact on Smart Buildings

    Often the best ideas are the most simple and elegant. If electric vehicles and consumer devices can have battery storage why can’t buildings? And if buildings can pull electricity from the grid at off peak times and store it in batteries, wouldn’t that save money? Since 2009, Stem based in California, have been working on these questions and disrupting the energy storage industry. ...

  • Top ten long term trends of cleantech in the United States

    In the last decade, the United States have been continuing to decrease its dependence on fossil fuels by investing into clean technologies, including renewable energy and energy efficiency. Because of such, the United States has been able to make the country a lot healthier, decreasing fossil fuel usage, and making the environment better and healthier. The United States Military Becoming ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Popularity of reclaimed materials rises in Reno-Tahoe

    It aint exactly hugging a tree. But it's pretty darn close. While solar, wind and hybrid technology typically get most of the attention for going green, using reclaimed lumber and construction materials is one green trend that tree huggers still will appreciate. And apparently, it's a trend that's growing. Scott Gillespie, principal designer for Tahoe City-based design firm Sandbox ...

  • Green and growth, can we have both? Lessons from the transport sector

    Sometimes it is assumed that sustainability comes with a cost. However, the UK car manufacturing sector seems to have proved that this is not the case. Could this success be replicated in other sectors? Marc Height reports. The car manufacturing sector in the UK has been an underreported success story, both in terms of its economic achievements, and in its embrace of lower carbon technologies ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • U.S. headed for massive decline in carbon emissions*

    For years now, many members of Congress have insisted that cutting carbon emissions was difficult, if not impossible. It is not. During the two years since 2007, carbon emissions have dropped 9 percent. While part of this drop is from the recession, part of it is also from efficiency gains and from replacing coal with natural gas, wind, solar, and geothermal energy. The United States has ended a ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Legal Lookout: Executive Order Supports Alternative Fuel Use

    On Jan. 24, 2007, President Bush signed Executive Order (EO) 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy and Transportation Management, which mandates that federal agencies reduce oil consumption, use more alternative fuels and curb greenhouse gas emissions. In his 2007 State of the Union address, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The world is on the verge of a new economy…one that is transparent and motivated by making money while doing what’s good for society and the environment.

    On March 6th Bank of America, one of the world’s largest financial institutions, announced that they were committing $20 Billion to support growth of environmentally sustainable business enterprises and activities, especially those that address global climate change. For ...


    By AHC Group

  • Don’t let a financeable asset go to waste

    Try going to the conventional financial markets and see what’s available in the project finance arena. Not much, is there? Even if you are lucky enough to have access to something, is it attractive? Chances are, unless you are well capitalized already (and therefore may not need financing), the debt markets will require a substantial equity position if not a majority position by the ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Sea Water Desalination - Technical Article

    Sea Water Desalination is a specific process involving molecular separation via membrane technology to reduce the dissolved salt and mineral content of sea water to a level suitable for human and animal consumption, commercial/industrial and irrigation uses. This process involves three water streams namely sea water as the intake source, Product / Permeate water of potable drinking water quality ...

  • 5 ways to break the link between economic development and resource consumption

    Efficiency-promoting policies can go a long way toward sustainably boosting growing economies. The world is using its natural resources at an ever-increasing rate. Worldwide, annual extraction of primary materials — biomass, fossil fuels, metal ores and minerals — tripled between 1970 and 2010. People in the richest countries now consume up to 10 times more resources than ...


    By Ensia

  • Focusing on environmental pressures from long‑distance transport

    The European Environment Agency's (EEA's) annual Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism (TERM) report presents an overview of transport demand and pressures from the sector on the environment, as well as selected related impacts and policy responses. The report makes use of the latest available data in order to assess key trends and overall progress in meeting policy targets. The 2014 TERM ...

  • High Hopes for the Green Climate Fund: 5 Messages on Private Sector Engagement

    One day after the momentous inauguration of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) earlier this month, WRI, the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of the Republic of Korea, and the Korea Capital Market Institute co-hosted a conference ...

  • The future for desalination in the UK

    Documento sin título In this feature article, Anthony Bennett, Technical Director at Clarity, reports on developments in the application ...


    By Clarity Authoring

  • We’re all in this together — let’s start acting like it

    Vaccines have sparked a conversation about the need to collectively protect each other — a conversation we need to apply to environmental challenges. Ever since a small percentage of U.S. parents decided to delay or forgo vaccinating their children against diseases like measles and whooping cough — some of which have been ...


    By Ensia

  • Engineering Innovation into Driveline Design

    Introduction: thinking differently What is innovation? How can you harness innovation in practical ways to support your business goals? In the driveline industry and for engineering in general, “innovation” is often synonymous with the use of new or novel technologies/methods to achieve design and development goals - and ultimately deliver a higher quality product - in faster, ...


    By Romax Technology Limited

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