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Dispersed Phase Inertisation (DPI): A New Technology for the Treatment of Landfill Leachate and Complex Water

by Energy & Waste S.l  (Jun. 1, 2014)

Inertisation is thus far the only technology for the conversion of leachate and contaminated water into an inert product, thereby facilitating handling and disposal in MSW landfills. Introduction One of the most complex aspects of the global management of an MSW landfill or treatment plant is leachate. This liquid comes mainly from the ...

Sir David King: `Climate change is the biggest opportunity of our age`

by Energy Institute (EI)  (Jun. 30, 2016)

In his lecture as the 2016 recipient of the Energy Institute (EI)'s Melchett Award, Sir David King FRS HonFEI, Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change, professed the importance of clean energy innovation in tackling the challenge of climate change. Addressing more than 230 energy professionals in London, Sir David outlined ...

How is biodiesel produced?

by National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC)  (Jun. 30, 2016)

This article is the first in a series that will take a close look at alternative fuels production and source materials. Over the next several months, we will cover natural gas, propane, ethanol, hydrogen, and fuel cells. This month, we will focus on biodiesel. Methods for creating fuels from renewable biomass feedstocks have been used since the ...

Supporting clean energy

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (Dec. 12, 2013)

Probably you are enjoying the comfort that clean energy has brought for you. But does the comfort ever remind you of the guys fighting for clean energy, the so-called clean energy fighters? Or are you ever in favor of them? If the answers are "yes", then you are great. Clean energy fighters win many people's respect, though far from smoothly, for ...

The Clean Energy Voyage

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Oct. 28, 2013)

The United Nations Climate Convention meeting in Warsaw, Poland, comes with less than two years to go for governments to deliver on their promise of a universal new agreement by 2015 - this is the time for ambition rather than caution to define the international climate negotiations. We have in some ways been here before: the Copenhagen UN ...

Has the clean energy economy arrived?

by Energy Efficiency Markets  (Jun. 18, 2009)

We’ve seen many forecasts that show the clean energy industry boosting future US job growth. But a Pew Charitable Trust study indicates that green job creation isn’t just a thing of the future; it’s been emerging for several years.From 1998 and 2007, clean energy jobs increased by 9.1%, while total jobs grew by only 3.7% nationally, according to ...

Time to come clean on energy subsidies?

by Energy Efficiency Markets  (Jun. 10, 2010)

By Elisa Wood    What you don’t know will hurt you. That’s the message in Michael Lewis’ new book, “The Big Short,” which traces today’s worldwide economic downturn to a single problem: the secretive nature of prices in the subprime mortgage bond markets.   What’s this got to do with ...

Clean energy technologies will create waste

by ABCOV Companies  (Sep. 23, 2011)

The birth of mitigating our dependency on oil and coal is here. We are rapidly developing energy saving and renewable-energy solutions that are about to transform our lives for the better, bringing a new era of limiting our dependency on fossil fuel, and creating less wastes when generating electricity. But inevitably through this period we will ...

The Clean Energy Group case study

by M.J. Bradley & Associates LLC  (Oct. 31, 2013)

Founded in 1997, The Clean Energy Group (CEG) is a coalition of electric generating and electric distribution companies that share a commitment to responsible environmental stewardship.  The mission of CEG is to support and enhance the efforts of its members in understanding state and federal legislative, regulatory, and policy developments ...

Japan - Floating to a Clean Energy Future

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Apr. 6, 2016)

A country struck by disaster harnesses the power of ocean winds to set sail for a brighter, greener future Nearly 16,000 people were killed when a 9.0 earthquake triggered a tsunami that crashed into the east coast of Japan five years ago. The 30 foot wall of cold, black water wiped out entire towns and villages and triggered one of the world's ...

Overcoming the dirty secret of clean energy

by Energy Efficiency Markets  (Jun. 12, 2008)

A dirty secret of clean energy is that being green can be an expensive pursuit. The cost of solar panels and hybrid cars is declining, but they remain too expensive for many people. As a result, the green energy movement is often viewed as an upper-income trend in the United States.But a recent survey indicates energy efficiency may be a more ...

Business communications challenges and opportunities for clean tech and clean energy companies

Can you imagine broaching the subject of climate change, carbon footprints and energy efficiency with hard-nosed commercial property and oil industry professionals? Of course you can. The dismissive sweep of the be-suited arm and shake of the bullet head. Forget ah of this ‘green’ irrelevance. lf you want something to worry about, look to ...

Winning projects at clean energy awards benefit women

by SciDev.Net  (Jun. 13, 2012)

The winning projects of this year's Ashden Awards for sustainable energy, which were announced last month (30 May), have particular benefits for women, organisers say. The projects demonstrate how improved access to ...

The challenge of an EU-GCC clean energy network

by Inderscience Publishers  (Nov. 19, 2010)

The enhancement of EU-GCC cooperation on energy issues could be significantly facilitated from the establishment and operation of an EU GGC clean energy network (EU-GCC CLEANERGY.NET). CLEANERGY.NET would have to act as a catalyst and a coordinator for EU-GCC energy cooperation on different levels: research, technology and industry, but also on ...

Clean energy, jobs and the real estate market

by Energy Efficiency Markets  (Nov. 20, 2008)

President Barack Obama wants to create five million new green jobs over the next decade. This is a big goal, but in line with what clean energy industry advocates see as possible. An upcoming international report provides some solid perspective on why green initiatives make for good job building opportunities. Scheduled for release next ...

It’s time to invest in clean energy in Africa

by Ensia  (Aug. 5, 2015)

Private-sector investment in electricity is sitting on the sidelines in Africa. Here’s how we can change that. The math for Africa’s clean energy future is adding up. Solar lamps are spreading like fireflies across Ghana. A first-of-its-kind solar farm in Rwanda is providing electricity for 15,000 rural homes. Utility-scale solar and ...

Clean energy: How much hot air?

by Energy Efficiency Markets  (Feb. 1, 2012)

NewScientist’s January 28 issue is likely to unsettle clean energy advocates – but it is worth the read. The cover article, “Power paradox: Clean might not be green forever,” posits that even renewable energy can warm the planet, and eventually change ...

Want low-cost clean energy? Bank on innovation

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Nov. 14, 2011)

In the United States, there is a heated debate about how much government should support renewable energy innovation. While you won’t find anyone who says they don’t value ‘innovation’, the U.S. federal investment in energy innovation across both fossil and renewable technology is still anemic, ...

How well is clean energy weathering the recession?

by Energy Efficiency Markets  (Mar. 5, 2009)

The clean energy industry may not be popping the champagne cork, but it is at least holding the bottle in hand. While not unscathed by the recession, the industry sees growth in several sectors, according to recent reports. For example, use of smart meters—a key technology for better energy management and efficiency – is increasing at a rapid ...

Russia turns to wooded heartlands for clean energy

by Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)  (Jul. 6, 2006)

Russia’s heated conversations with oil company Shell reminded the world of its new role as one of the world’s major oil and gas producers – the debate centred around control of Sakhalin-2, the largest direct foreign investment project in Russia. It will create the world's biggest liquefied natural gas plant in the far east of Russia. Reports ...

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