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Energy 101

by Mid-Atlantic Associates, Inc.  (Oct. 27, 2008)

Energy 101 - Managing Your Energy Costs in a Rising Utility Rate ClimateFunding Your Energy Savings ProjectsThis is the third in a series of informational articles to commercial and industrial facility owners and occupants intended to present methods to reduce energy usage and improve efficiencies of existing energy loads within buildings and ...

Energy Security

by Energy, Utility & Environment Conference (EUEC)  (Sep. 2, 2011)

Renewable & Clean Energy Solutions to Secure Energy Independence from Foreign Oil. FOREIGN OIL: As imports grow and world prices rise, the amount of money we send to foreign nations every year is soaring. At current oil prices, we will send $700 billion dollars out of the country this year alone — that’s four times the annual ...

Delivering on the Clean Energy Economy: The role of policy in developing successful domestic solar and wind industries

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Nov. 1, 2012)

The renewable energy industry is expanding to meet the needs of a large and growing global market for clean and secure energy. This growth is likely to continue, with electricity production from non-hydro renewable energy sources expected to grow more than eight-fold from 2009 to 2035, if countries implement their existing commitments, and draw ...

America competes reauthorization act of 2015 includes cuts to clean energy research funding

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (May 29, 2015)

On May 20, 2015, the House voted to pass the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1806) (COMPETES), a research funding bill that was originally enacted in 2007 to further U.S. scientific and technological advantages. The new version of COMPETES increases funding for nuclear energy and fossil fuel research programs, while ...

Projected greenhouse gas emissions reductions from the power sector under the clean energy standard act of 2012, s. 2146

by World Resources Institute WRI  (May 8, 2012)

This analysis provides an assessment of the projected power sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions from S. 2146, the Clean Energy Standard Act of 2012 (CESA), introduced by Senator Bingaman and eight cosponsors on March 1, 2012.iCESA establishes a standard for clean energy generation in the United States through 2035.iiIn ...

Analysis of policy options for promotion of clean and energy efficient technologies in the transport sector in Beijing

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jul. 13, 2007)

As a extra-large city in China, Beijing faces a serious problem with air pollution. In 1998, a package of air pollution control measures was announced by local government. However in order to reach environment target, further policy options have to be explored. Based on previous studies on technology choices for urban transport in Beijing, this ...

Waste-to-energy: Garbage to gold: putting waste conversion at the center of the clean fuel market

by Waste Advantage Magazine  (Nov. 1, 2010)

As the U.S. explores new technologies to transform our energy supply and reduce our dependence on foreign oil, one of the most exciting clean energy solutions has the potential to transform the waste handling industry as well. Cellulosic ethanol, a clean burning advanced biofuel, can be derived from a wide variety of renewable, nonfood sources, ...

Ocean Thermal Energy conversion and the company bringing it to market: clean water for our children

by Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTEC)  (Apr. 24, 2014)

Water is the most life sustaining resource on earth. Essential to all aspects of our human lives, it serves as the key ingredient in food and drink, helps us fabricate clothes, landscapes our favourite places, drives economic growth and feeds agricultural development. Our bodies themselves are 70% water. This liquid of life keeps us hydrated, ...

Commercialization of Distributed Power Generation Using Hydrogen Fuel in India, Promoting Clean Air, Energy Security and Sustainable Economic Growth

by Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate  (Apr. 10, 2008)

This project will focus on commercialization of distributed power generation using hydrogen fuel in India by installing hydrogen fuelled generators. Additionally, the project aims to increase the number of homes or small businesses with access to clean and reliable electricity by 1,000 to 2,000, resulting in less air pollution and promoting ...

How some climate “wins” can lead to other uphill battles in the clean energy fight

by Ensia  (Oct. 14, 2014)

Proponents should consider all possible reactions in order to create a smoother path forward for clean energy. As the adage goes, following every action is a reaction. As elsewhere, this is true in politics, where every move is followed by a series of countermeasures. Lately, climate and energy have increasingly been at the political fore. It ...

Activated Alumina: The Superior Solution for Environmental Cleanup, Pharmaceutical Purification and Clean Energy Applications

by Dynamic Adsorbents Inc.  (May 3, 2010)

Possessing a broad spectrum of useful chemical and biological properties, activated alumina is the superior adsorbent or desiccant for chromatography, separation sciences, purification and many other applications using adsorbents and desiccants. Thanks to DAI's 'highest quality and consistency in the industry' alumina, and its development of ...

Turning Contaminated Waste into Clean Renewable Energy and pas 110 compost – an overview of the inter Engineering Biowaste Process

by Monsal Limited  (Mar. 27, 2014)

The Inter Engineering Biowaste process has been specifically developed to allow contaminated CAT3 organic wastes to be pre-conditioned and anaerobicly digested to produce high yields of renewable biogas and good quality compost suitable for compliance with the proposed PAS110 standard.   The paper outlines the process and discusses many of ...

How can we ensure the race for clean energy doesn’t leave the world’s poorest citizens behind?

by Ensia  (Apr. 4, 2016)

As in other places around the world, Mexico’s wind boom runs the risk of bypassing the poor, which is why we need new global standards. Wind power is booming in Mexico. With more than 3,200 megawatts in operation, the country is on par with Japan. By 2018 it expects to have ...

Hazardous waste cleans up its act

by Tetronics (International) Ltd  (Dec. 11, 2010)

Instead of landfill, incineration is being used increasingly in the UK to dispose of waste while recovering energy. The processes for controlling air pollution at these facilities creates a hazardous waste that represents approximately 3.5% of the original waste input by mass. Around 170,000 tonnes of Air Pollution Control (APC) residue, the ...

The state–of-the-art clean technologies (SOACT) for steelmaking handbook

by Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate  (Dec. 31, 2007)

Steel is used in many aspects of our lives, in such diverse applications as buildings, bridges, automobiles and trucks, food containers, and medical devices, to name a few.  Steel provides substantial direct employment in the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (APP) countries, and provides a significant direct ...

Is it better to burn or bury waste for clean electricity generation?

by Novo Energy, LLC  (Aug. 26, 2008)

The use of municipal solid waste (MSW) to generate electricity through landfill-gas-to-energy (LFGTE) and waste-to-energy (WTE)projectsrepresentsroughly14%ofU.S.nonhydrorenewable electricity generation. Although various aspects of LFGTE and WTE have been analyzed in the literature, this paper is the first to present a comprehensive set of ...

Two Landmark Interpretations of the Clean Air Act

by Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA)  (Aug. 1, 2007)

The most recent U.S. Supreme Court term is notable for two landmark interpretations of the Clean Air Act (CAA). In Massachusetts vs. EPA (U.S., No. 05-1120, 4/2/07), the court held that greenhouse gases (GHGs) are air pollutants subject to regulation under the CAA, overruling an interpretation by the Bush administration. In Environmental Defense ...

India Mulls Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Possibilities

The Clean Development Mechanism could attract huge financial flows to developing economies. But many are sceptical – and some are looking to the US instead. Tom Whitehouse reports from IndiaIn theory, the appeal and potential of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in India are considerable. As one of the world’s fastest-growing and most ...

The impact of clean development mechanism in achieving sustainable development

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 11, 2004)

The flexible mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol, the clean development mechanism (CDM), should fulfil a twin objective: cost-effective greenhouse gas mitigation and enhancement of sustainable development in developing countries. As most host CDM countries have not established the proper institutional capacity to approve CDM projects and, at the same ...

Transitioning from the CDM to a clean development fund

by Lexxion, The Legal Publisher  (Mar. 1, 2009)

This article highlights some of the significant challenges facing the CDM, including low environmental integrity, high transaction costs and the incompatibility of additionality requirements and sustainable energy promotion. The paper looks to wider global developments as its point of departure for considering solutions to these critical, ...

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