clean energy innovation Articles

  • Want low-cost clean energy? Bank on innovation

    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, ...

  • Energy Innovations: A Prosperous Path to a Clean Environment.

    Throughout American history, technological and institutional innovation has increased our prosperity. Public leadership has encouraged businesses, workers, and consumers to invest in new ideas that meet the challenges of one generation, paving the path to a better world for the next generation. The energy system that fuels our 20th century economy exemplifies such progress through partnership. ...

  • Opportunities for energy innovators

    For a long time ‘clean’ and  ‘green’ marked the forward trend in the energy industry. Then came the quest for ‘smart’ energy.  And now ‘innovation’ is the buzzword. It’s easy to see why.  As Americans, we believe our ability to innovate sets us apart in today’s international market.  Sure China can manufacture ...

  • Clean-Energy Innovation Essential to meeting Climate Goals – IEA Report

    A concerted push for clean-energy innovation is the only way the world can meet its climate goals, the International Energy Agency says as it released its flagship energy technology report. The report, Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 (ETP 2015), shows that despite a few recent success stories, clean-energy progress is falling well short of the levels needed to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Sustainable power and innovation provide clean drinking water and energy

    In many areas in Kenya, access to clean drinking water is lacking. About 88% of the population must travel long distances to get to the nearest source of clean water or is forced to drink contaminated water. Children in particular suffer from waterborne diseases. Systems Provide Energy-Independent Water Treatment To try to provide a long-lasting solution for the drinking water needs ...


    By Trunz Water Systems AG

  • Ellen Williams: The future of energy innovation

    As director of the U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy, Ellen Williams plays a pivotal role in cultivating and guiding energy technology discovery and development in the United States. Ensia recently invited Williams to share her views on what we should watch for in the wide world of energy innovation in the months and years to come. What in your ...


    By Ensia

  • Japan - Floating to a Clean Energy Future

    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 worst nuclear disasters. ...

  • Innovative flow control technology supports Australia’s programme for clean LNG

    Sector: Oil & Gas Category: Electric Actuators, Fluid Power Actuators, Control Networks, Services Products: CVA, IQ3 Standard, Skilmatic, EH, GO, CP, GP, HART Rotork flow control products have been selected for applications throughout the giant Queensland coal seam gas-to-LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) projects in Australia. To date, ...


    By Rotork

  • Masdar Institutes integrated innovation in water and energy

    Masdar City, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is a ‘living laboratory’, in the words of Professor Taha Ouarda. ‘It is a pioneering experiment whose lessons and results need to be used to duplicate the experiment in other places,’ he adds. This need is due to the focus of the experiment. ‘The elements most important in this region are water and energy,’ notes ...


    By Aquatech Global Events

  • American energy security and innovation: An assessment of North America`s energy resources

    Our energy choices need to factor in both opportunities and risks. This testimony gives particular attention to why we must consider the risk of climate change, both on our resources being developed and utilized today and on our choices for development into the future. It concludes with the following recommendations: Congress should request that the National Climate Assessment and Development ...

  • 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 liquidity, the price of raw materials and the rise of ...


  • Winning projects at clean energy awards benefit women

    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 ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • It’s time to invest in clean energy in Africa

    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 wind projects are being built in ...


    By Ensia

  • What will rising electricity rates mean to clean energy?

    A political consultant once told me that Americans only vote for the environmental candidate if the economy is thriving. The nation’s financial house needs to be in order before voters will tend the garden. Green energy advocates appear to have circumvented this tendency in recent years by promoting green jobs. The political formula is no longer the environment or the economy, but the ...

  • Encouraging green industry innovation

    Recently, in the New York Times Green Column, Bettina Wassener wrote about the “Plastic Disclosure Project,” which annually surveys industry on their overall plastic use and reports back on consumption trends. The goal of the project is to raise ...

  • Smart Grid Deployment Critical for Clean Energy Future

    A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) says the widespread deployment of “smart grids” – networks that monitor and manage the transport of electricity from all generation sources to meet the varying electricity demands of end users – is crucial to achieving a more secure and sustainable energy future. With current trends in the supply and use of energy ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Market Expansion: Process Innovation

    Introduction The Beacon Press is an environmental leader in the printing industry. They have embarked upon a substantial environmental program of direct action which includes three main categories: The introduction of a comprehensive program of on-site working practices which actively discriminate in favor of the environment. A program of environmental education ...


  • Innovation Key To Biosolids Digestion

    A $400 million project at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant (AWTP) in Washington, D.C., involves building an innovative biosolids management system comprised of a thermal hydrolysis process, four 3.8-million gallon mesophilic digesters (measuring 70-ft tall by 100-ft in diameter) with fixed covers, a cogeneration system consisting of three 4.6-MW Solar Mercu ry 50 gas turbines ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • American Energy Innovation Act Of 2015 Introduced By Senate Democrats

    On September 22, 2015, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Democratic Leader Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) released The American Energy Innovation Act of 2015, a bill ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Energy efficiency: la Compagnie des Fromages counts on innovation with Emerson technologies

    The subsidiary of the Bongrain Group is pursuing a policy to reduce its energy usage and CO2 emissions by investing in a facility designed by Cofely Axima, a leader in industrial refrigeration and a subsidiary of GDF Suez. This solution stands out for its use of a process that heats and cools within a single cycle and its use of key components supplied by the Emerson Group – a Vilter ...

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