domestic renewable energy Articles

  • Simultaneous domestic wastewater treatment and renewable energy production using microbial fuel cells (MFCs)

    Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) can be used in wastewater treatment and to simultaneously produce electricity (renewable energy). MFC technology has already been applied successfully in lab-scale studies to treat domestic wastewater, focussing on organic matter removal and energy production. However, domestic wastewater also contains nitrogen that needs to be treated before being discharged. The goal ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biohydrogen production by anaerobic co–digestion of press mud and domestic sewage

    Anaerobic fermentation of press mud and sewage for biohydrogen production was conducted in six batch reactors for various total solid concentrations between 5–8.5%. Chemical oxygen demand, pH, total solid % for biohydrogen produced were monitored regularly. The experiments were conducted for 40 days to optimise the total solid content of the feed for maximum biohydrogen production. Effect of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Higher EU energy efficiency and renewable energy targets enable greenhouse gas emissions reductions of more than 50% in 2030

    An assessment of greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 associated with a 30% renewable energy target and 30-40% energy efficiency targets. The EU has put forward a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target of ‘at least’ 40% by 2030, compared to 1990 emissions levels. Current plans1 are to achieve this by reducing energy demand by at least 27%2 and achieving a renewable energy ...


    By Ecofys

  • Striking the bargain necessary for energy security

    On finding a middle way to bridge the impasse between environmentalists and domestic oil and gas developers. There is agreement on one issue: energy security requires us to reduce our reliance on imported oil. But the reduction strategies proposed by the Bush Administration and the oil industry on the one hand, and by the environmental community on the other, differ starkly.... Both positions are ...


    By AHC Group

  • EU energy security, sustainability and globalisation: What role for Qatari LNG amid calls for greater energy diversification?

    This paper explores recent developments in the trade-offs between energy security, sustainability and globalisation, focusing on the European Union (EU) energy market. The EU's desire to secure long-term supplies of lower-carbon energy is a key driver for the diversification of sources of natural gas, as is a desire to diversify and maximise intra-EU sources of primary energy, including renewable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Green Energy-Still a Grey Area for Many

    When homes and business are thinking about where their electricity is generated, pig poo, tomatoes and skip waste are probably not the first things that spring to mind for most, but all three are being used to generate power across the country. Sustainable energy provider, green energy uk, investigates green energy sources and explains how easy it is ...


  • Climate change and a European low-carbon energy system

    Summary This report presents an assessment of possible greenhouse gas emission reduction pathways made feasible by global action and a transition to a low-carbon energy system in Europe by 2030. It analyses trends and projections for emissions of greenhouse gases and the development of underlying trends in the energy sector. It also describes the ...

  • Energy and Climate Change – pillars for success at COP21

    A peak in global energy-related emissions could be achieved as early as 2020 and at no net economic cost, the International Energy Agency says in its new World Energy OutlookSpecial Report on Energy and Climate Change. ‘The ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • On energy, we`re finally walking the walk

    The United States has entered a new energy era, ending a century of rising carbon emissions. As the U.S. delegation prepares for the international climate negotiations in Copenhagen in December, it does so from a surprisingly strong position, one based on a dramatic 9 percent drop in U.S. carbon emissions over the past two years and the promise of further huge reductions. Prominent among these ...


  • Total Energy Management System: Ayers Rock Resort

    Ayers Rock Resort operates in the semi-arid conditions of the Central Australian desert. Since electricity is a major component of running costs, the Resort has installed a computer based preventative maintenance monitoring system, which links all facilities at the Resort and enables tracking of energy costs by process and item of equipment. A monthly energy audit process, together with the newly ...


  • Industrial wastewater treatment with a bioelectrochemical process: assessment of depuration efficiency and energy production

    Development of renewable energy sources, efficient industrial processes, energy/chemicals recovery from wastes are research issues that are quite contemporary. Bioelectrochemical processes represent an eco-innovative technology for energy and resources recovery from both domestic and industrial wastewaters. The current study was conducted to: (i) assess bioelectrochemical treatability of ...


    By IWA Publishing

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

    Untitled Document The doubling of ...


  • Bioenergy and land use: a spatial-agent dynamic model of energy crop production in Illinois

    To reduce dependence on foreign oil and natural gas and address concerns about climate change, the USA is increasingly developing renewable, domestic energy sources, notably biomass for the production of ethanol and biodiesel. Illinois, as one of the farming states of the Midwest, has significant potential to produce bioenergy crops. Land requirements place these crops in competition with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mobilizing Climate Investment: The role of international climate finance in creating scaled-up, low-carbon energy

    Between now and 2050, developing countries need an estimated $531 billion per year of additional investment in energy supply and demand technologies in order to limit global temperature rise to 2° C above pre-industrial levels. To achieve this scale of investment, developing country governments and custodians of international public finance will need to deploy limited public finance in ways ...

  • Case study - South Holderness Technology College

    South Holderness Technology College in Preston were already an Eco School Silver Award holder when they contacted Logic Energy having installed a multitude of renewable energy sources around the school. Their 6kW wind turbine and twenty-four 170watt photovoltaic panels combine to supply the College with energy whilst their 30 tube evacuated tube solar collection panels generate hot water that is ...


    By Logic Energy Ltd.

  • Rural house with swimming pool, Perthshire

    At this site in Scotland the owner has achieved a high level of energy independence using a mix of renewable energy sources, including a Gaia-Wind turbine. Average annual wind energy production: 25,000 kWh Background At this site in Kinrossie, Perthshire, the owners’ goal was to achieve a high level of energy independence using a mix of renewable energy ...


    By Gaia-Wind Ltd.

  • SMEs demand help to the UK government to cut carbon emissions

    A new report examines how SMEs can contribute to the government’s carbon emissions 2020 targets and recommends a range of measures. A new report from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) titled “Making Sense of Going Green”, supports the government must include measures to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) cut carbon emissions through the upcoming Energy Security ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Buying green! A handbook on environmental public procurement

    Public authorities are major consumers in Europe, spending some 16 % of the EU’s gross domestic product (which is a sum equivalent to half the GDP of Germany). By using their purchasing power to opt for goods and services that alsorespect the environment, they can make an important contribution towards sustainable development. Green public procurement covers areas such as the purchase of ...


  • 3 Key initiatives from Australia’s Climate Change Policy

    Australia is a major nation to watch when it comes to curbing climate change. The country made an international commitment to reduce its GHG emissions by 5 to 25 percent from 2000 levels by 2020. How Australia achieves these reductions can provide lessons on how other countries around ...

  • Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in Australia: An Overview of the Current Policy Landscape

    This report outlines Australia’s policy framework for greenhouse gas emissions reduction, identifies areas of potential change in the near term, and attempts to evaluate the impact of current policies on Australia’s emissions trajectory to 2020. It assesses Australia’s international commitments, and the major policies of federal and state institutions to reduce emissions. It ...

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