advanced renewable energy Articles

  • Powering Renewable Programs: The Utility Perspective

    When considering how to build out a renewable energy portfolio, there are a lot of factors and many points of view to consider. For purposes of this narrative, we will take the point of view of the electric utility itself. Your electricity providers are quite familiar with the concept of a “smart grid.” According to the Department of Energy (DOE), a smart grid “generally refers ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • The whey to renewable energy

    When Tom Wilson with the Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension set out to study the feasibility of a community-based anaerobic digester in Mercer County, he initially analyzed processing manure collected from area dairies and food wastes gathered from the local college, nearby prisons and industrial food processors. But the economics of transporting the materials just did not make ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Renewable Energy to secure our future

    Clean energy is being talked about these years. From private blogs to various commercials, posters and mailings, people everywhere seem to be concerned about it. Even President Obama attached greater importance to a sustainable development than his predecessors. However, clean energy can refer to several subjects. What is clean energy referring to? How does clean energy benefit you? Does clean ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • The shifting landscape for renewable energy in the UK

    The UK Government has a commitment to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80 percent by 2050 (from 1990 levels). As a result, the UK landscape surrounding renewable energy is shifting rapidly to help deliver a low carbon future. Recently, there have been a number of national consultations which are likely to have a significant bearing on the future viability of non-fossil ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Saving Renewable Energy for a Rainy Day

    Despite advances in renewable energy technologies, one of the largest hurdles in their widespread adoption has been their intermittent reliability. Energy is only useful if it is available as the grid demands it, which is why concerns about carbon emissions are overridden in favor of the more dependable oil, coal and gas for baseload power. In order for renewable sources such as wind and solar ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Renewable energy from food wastes

    Food waste is an untapped energy source that mostly ends up rotting in landfills, thereby releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Food waste is difficult to treat or recycle since it contains high levels of sodium salt and moisture, and is mixed with other waste during collection. Major generators of food wastes include hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, residential blocks, cafeterias, ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • GWT- Green Communities Program Integrating Community Water Treatment with Advanced Renewable Energy - Case Study

    Genesis Water Technologies, Inc. was featured on the Emerald Planet TV program in April 2015 for the GWT Green Communities Program Initiative integrating community based water & waste water solutions powered by advanced renewable energy with capabilities to power communities. The attached case study is one example of Genesis Water Technologies working with private and governmental agencies ...

  • Compost Dried Primary Sludge – A Renewable Energy Source?

    Napier is a city of almost 60,000 population on the east coast of the North Island, New Zealand. Napier City Council planned to upgrade its Awatoto Wastewater Milliscreening (0.75mm aperture) plant to advanced primary treatment (APT) and ultraviolet disinfection to improve the quality of discharge to the ocean through the existing 1600m long outfall into Hawke Bay. The APT plant would generate ...

  • France launches a major renewable energy investment programme

    The French government launches a major programme to provide €1.35bn of financial support to the renewable sector over the next four years, reports Envido. The French government has launched a major renewable energy investment programme called: «Démonstrateurs et plates-formes technologiques en énergies renouvelables et décarbonées et chimie verte», ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Look what’s cooking in the world of renewable energy

    The solar and wind innovations that got us where we are today — and those waiting in the wings — point to a hopeful future. Inside a sprawling single-story office building in Bedford, Mass., in a secret room known as the Growth Hall, the future of solar power is cooking at more than 2,500 °F. Behind closed ...


    By Ensia

  • Compost Dried Primary Sludge – A Renewable Energy Source?

    Abstract Napier is a city of almost 60,000 population on the east coast of the North Island, New Zealand. Napier City Council planned to upgrade its Awatoto Wastewater Milliscreening (0.75mm aperture) plant to advanced primary treatment (APT) and ultraviolet disinfection to improve the quality of discharge to the ocean through the existing 1600m long outfall into Hawke Bay. The APT plant ...

  • This infographic shows why renewable energy is here to stay

    Did you know the first high-power solar cell was developed in 1954? Or that since the late 2000s renewable energy has accounted for over half of new power generating capacity in Europe? How about that in the United States in 2013, 13 percent of electricity generation came from renewables — a 12 percent increase over the previous year? ...


    By Ensia

  • A review of non–renewable energy options in Illinois

    The State of Illinois has the largest non–renewable (fossil) energy reserves among all the states in the USA. We report our studies on coal, oil and gas energy resources, conversions, consumptions and carbon dioxide sequestration advances in Illinois from the point of view of sustainability in energy and environmental. This includes reserves and characteristics of coal, oil and gas in the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable energy and the green economy: Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009

    Ontario's Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 (the 'Act') received Royal Assent on May 14, 2009. The Act's aim is to foster the growth of renewable energy projects, promote a green economy and energy conservation and to encourage the efficient use of energy. Its scope equals its intended impact on Ontario's energy sector: both are substantial. To realize its objects, the Act creates the ...


    By McMillan LLP

  • Are renewables approaching a tipping point?

    The REN21 Renewables 2007 Global Status Report presents information about the current status of renewable energy around the world. The report is a joint project of the Worldwatch Institute and REN21 (the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century) and was initiated in 2005. The 2007 edition is the third in the series. Investment Trends: This year’s report finds a dynamic, rapidly ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • West Virginia repeals the alternative and renewable energy portfolio standard

    On February 3, 2015, West Virginia repealed the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Act that was originally passed and adopted in 2009. This Act (the Standard) required utilities serving 30,000 residential customers or more to generate at ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Is the fit right? Considering technological maturity in designing renewable energy policy

    Recent studies suggest that the United States can greatly expand its deployment of renewable energy resources beyond current levels. This would reduce emissions of harmful pollutants and enhance energy security by diversifying the nation’s domestic energy supply. This brief describes a number of policy tools that can be employed to drive investment in renewable energy technologies and ...

  • California’s Renewable Energy plan will save $51 billion a year

    California’s new renewable energy target, proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown during his inaugural address in January, is not only achievable: It would result in as much as $51 billion in annual savings for the state’s residents, according to an analysis by Strategen Consulting that “quantifies the economic and societal impacts” of the governor’s proposed goals. Ahead of ...


    By Triplepundit

  • Create new jobs & cut emissions by investing in renewable energy efficiency

    At a time when major US companies are announcing job layoffs almost daily, the renewable energy industry is hiring new workers every day to build wind farms, install rooftop solar arrays, and build solar thermal and geothermal power plants. The output of industrial firms that manufacture the equipment for these energy facilities is expanding by well over 30 percent a year. These investments both ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Concentrating Solar Power Global Outlook 09 - Why renewable energy is hot

    What is CSP? CSP (Concentrating Solar Power) systems produce heat or electricity using hundreds of mirrors to concentrate the sun’s rays to a temperature typically between 400 and 1000ºC. There are a variety of mirror shapes, sun-tracking methods and ways to provide useful energy, but they all work under the same principle. Individual CSP plants are now typically between 50 and 280MW in size, ...


    By Greenpeace International

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