clean energy certification Articles

  • The bottom line on renewable energy certificates

    Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) provide businesses a means to support renewable energy generation and meet clean energy goals. This fact sheet answers some basic questions about RECs and REC purchasing. What are RECs? Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), also known as “green tags,” “green certificates,” and “renewable energy credits,” are tradable instruments which can be used to meet ...

  • Green Certification Providers – Who should you choose?

    Our previous article on How to Get a Green Certification generated several inquiries. Almost everyone had the same question: with so many green certifications available out there, how can we discern who’s serious? A good rule of thumb is how long the process takes. A solid certification is bound to take at least one month, from the moment you submit your application to having the green ...


  • Helping clean energy entrepreneurs turn on the lights in poor countries

    A social entrepreneur invests the little working capital she has to bring solar electricity to a community that –like 1.2 billion people worldwide– lacks access to electricity. The community used to use dirty, ...

  • Notus Clean Energy LLC – Cape Cod, MA - Case Study

    The owners of a Falmouth, MA industrial park parcel saw the potential in 2004 for a utility-scale wind turbine sited in a large, well-elevated location. A large turbine could supply electricity for the complex and create surplus power that could be delivered back to a regional utility. Despite receiving more than 100 letters of support from residents and businesses, the proposal required five ...

  • Clean energy for all: strategies for expanding access in the developing world

    Accessing reliable energy is one of the greatest obstacles the developing world faces. Globally, about 1.3 billion people go without electricity, while 2.7 billion lack modern energy services. Providing these populations with energy is difficult—ensuring that generation occurs in environmentally sustainable and cost-effective ways makes the task significantly more challenging. Expanding ...

  • G8 Gleneagles 2005: Climate change, clean energy and sustainable development

    Untitled Document The doubling of ...


  • 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

  • Energy research and the cobbler’s children

    Scientific research has brought us products that offer greater energy efficiency. But is research, itself, energy efficient? Evan Mills, staff scientist with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, raises this question and points out what may be a largely untapped market for energy efficiency companies: research labs. (See Environmental Science & Technology, ...

  • Renewable energy marketplace

    ALLU Group markets two types of equipment for use in biomass energy operations. The ALLU Screener Crusher bucket attaches to a front-end loader. The bucket is designed to aerate, crush, screen and mix at one time. The Screener Crusher has a rigid steel frame, onto which horizontally rotating screening and crushing drums are mounted. All the drums rotate in the same direction. There are several ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Market transformation: can washing machines really help clean up surfing?

    The culture of surfing is awash in environmentalism. It has soul, it's connected to the natural rhythms of the earth, it has icons like Jack Johnson singing about reducing and reusing. Beneath the mythical veneer, however, the business of surfing (worth $7 billion annually) is big business. So it has all the usual problems - and then some - as it looks to live up to its eco-friendly image. Most ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Utilisation of landfill gas for the generation of energy

    The gases in landfill sites that develop during degradation processes, largely contribute to the greenhouse effect and additionally harbour considerable safety and health hazards. However, they are also often rich in methane and therefore a potential energy carrier. In many countries much of this potential for the generation of electricity and heat from landfill gas still exists. Furthermore, ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • How to tap the energy savings in greywater

    Many operators of offices, hospitals, hotels, large condos, and other buildings are aware of the need to save money and reduce their environmental impact, through better water management. The result has been the growth of ways to reduce water consumption, ranging from low-flow show-crheads to landscaping that requires minimal watering. Building operators are also aware of a similar need to ...


    By DDI Heat Exchangers Inc.

  • Energy efficiency waste extraction upgrade against the clock

    When Impacts project team were challenged with the gauntlet of replacing a twin extraction system at Greenshires in a 24-hour shutdown they knew they had a challenge. After many years of suffering unreliability of an environmentally unfriendly waste system, Greenshires - Leicester, had no option but to replace it with the latest extraction system solutions. Impact Air Systems were called to the ...


    By Impact Air Systems

  • Start a business by riding the solar energy revolution

    We are at the dawn of a solar revolution in the United States. Every aspect of the solar industry is experiencing explosive growth. Triple digit expansion in solar photovoltaic cell manufacturing, to the need for solar sales associates, to the huge demand for solar system installers. Opportunities abound everywhere. Upgrading the U.S. home to solar electric power is a whole lot easier. The ...


    By Solargies

  • Automotive: At Sandvik Coromant, Clean Air Group Scrubber Handle Emissions Emergencies case study

    Mr. Tahvanainen heads up a staff of eight maintenance personnel and a supervisor. He is a mechanical engineer with a background in power production and thermodynamics. Editorial Background: Sandvik Coromant of Fair Lawn, NJ is part of Sandvik’s tooling division. The overall Sandvik Corporation employs 35,000 in one hundred and thirty (130) countries. ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Profile of a white tag project

    Few topics we write about here draw as much attention as energy efficiency certificates. After we mention the certificates, we inevitably receive inquiries from data centers or other large energy users, who want more information.The certificates also are called “white tags,” a term trademarked by marketer Sterling Planet. Interest in the certificates likely stems from the increasing use ...

  • Beijing 2008 Olympics: US–China collaboration on greening the Olympic Village

    The selection of China to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games opened the way for increasing international cooperation and understanding on clean energy technologies with a view toward presenting a “high-tech” global sports event. Building on a longstanding history of engagement on energy science and technology, the United States and China seized upon the opportunity to broaden areas for ...

  • It’s the environment, stupid

    If Harry Truman were running for president today, he’d probably ‘Give ‘em Green,’ rather than ‘Give ‘em Hell.’ Bill Clinton’s campaign slogan would be, ‘It’s the environment, stupid.’ And Herbert Hoover might be promising a solar panel on every roof, rather than a chicken in every pot – and the pot would sit on a smart-metered stove, powered by a plug-in hybrid, eligible for renewable energy ...

  • Dockside Green Community Illuminated with Solar Area Lighting

    Client: Dockside Green Location: Victoria, British Columbia Canada Equipment: EverGEN Solar Area Lighting with BetaLED THE EDGE fixture Building a “Green” Community Carmanah solar area lighting is helping Dockside Green move forward in the development of an eco-friendly community that offers ...

  • Insurance for Crossing the Valley of Death

    To achieve a modest reduction in atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions, global investment in renewable energy assets would need to increase from current levels of about $100 billion per year to $500 billion per year. Some of this increase can be accomplished by investment in existing, commercially proven technologies; but to meet the challenge of rapidly scaling renewable energy, we also need to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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