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  • Powering Renewable Programs: The Utility Perspective

    When considering how to build out a renewable energy portfolio, there are a lot of factors and many points of view to consider. For purposes of this narrative, we will take the point of view of the electric utility itself. Your electricity providers are quite familiar with the concept of a “smart grid.” According to the Department of Energy (DOE), a smart grid “generally refers ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • The ABCs of small hydro upgrade and automation

    Abstract - Small hydroelectric is increasingly depended on to provide regional power capacity, as municipalities seek more sustainable sources of energy. Yet, hydroelectric or hydro power has some negative perceptions. Other sustainable sources of energy like wind and solar power are early in their equipment and technology life cycles. Hydroelectric facilities are typically older and operate with ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • ENEL launches a new LWT automated PLC controlled dredge in Guatemala

    Enel Latin America asked Liquid Waste Technology, LLC to design a LWT Pit Hog dredge equipped to excavate the main pond’s sediment from the Santa Maria River automatically. Enel Latin America needed a solution for removal of sediment accumulating in the power generation water supply at its Greenfield El Canada Power Plant in western Guatemala at Zunil. Enel Latin America asked Liquid Waste ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Look what’s cooking in the world of renewable energy

    The solar and wind innovations that got us where we are today — and those waiting in the wings — point to a hopeful future. Inside a sprawling single-story office building in Bedford, Mass., in a secret room known as the Growth Hall, the future of solar power is cooking at more than 2,500 °F. Behind closed ...


    By Ensia

  • The Smart Grid ‘Acid Test’ – Accommodating Variable Renewable Energy (VRE)

    In the previous posts, we have discussed the need for the regulators and policy makers to develop a new framework on which to build Smart Grid. The next stage is to investigate how much VRE can be accommodated through Smart Grid. Maximising the amount of VRE that can be accommodated is the ‘Acid Test’ for Smart Grid. We are moving from a central system that provides consistent power ...

  • Is technology the path to a lower carbon future?

    Advances in technology will keep energy supplies plentiful and affordable – enough to meet projected demand many times over — and help pave the way to a lower carbon energy mix, according to data published today in the BP Technology Outlook. “Technology opens up a whole range of possibilities across the energy sector,” said Bob Dudley, BP Group Chief Executive. “It ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Emerging Technologies – How will they change our lives?

    Forward planning by governmental agencies is often criticized for being too focused on short term political mandate priorities.  A recent report by Policy Horizons Canada, a federal government agency, on emerging technologies is a refreshing change from that norm.  The report explored how emerging technologies will shape the economy and our society, and what challenges (and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EHS & EMIS

    L3.1  | Chemical Security: Sustainable Utilities through a Secure Power Grid Jeff Simmerman |  Lieutenant Commander USCG (ret), ERM On Christmas Day 2009, a young radicalized Detroit-bound passenger on a Northwest (NW) Flight 253 attempted to become a bomber aboard that flight with a liquid explosive. This liquid ...

  • MESIA Unveils Winners of the 2014 Solar Awards

    The Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) unveiled the winners of the 2014 Middle East Solar Awards during a gala ceremony on December 1, 2014. In total, there were twelve trophies that were being contested across several sectors. The awards selection was conducted by an ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Can the Internet save the planet?

    Last October, environmentally conscious Netheads everywhere got some excellent news. The pervasive use of broadband Internet connections and the tools and practices they enable could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by some 1 billion tons over the next decade, according to the American Consumer Institute. Widespread adoption of broadband in the United States alone would cut energy use by the ...


  • Overview of seawater desalination status and challenges

    Introduction World oceans contain over 97.2% of the planet’s water resources. Because of the high salinity of ocean water and the significant costs associated with seawater desalination most of the global water supply has traditionally come from fresh water sources – groundwater aquifers, rivers and lakes. Today, however, changing climate patterns combined with population ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Smart Grid Business Thrived in 2012 but Framework to make it Sustainable still not in Place

    World Smart Grid sales at installed prices climbed to $36.5 billion in 2012 a growth of 30% on 2011 and M&A activity reached $19.5 billion almost doubling the value of deals in the previous year according to our latest report – http://www.memoori.com/portfolio/the-smart-grid-business-2012-to-2017/ The report shows that solid progress has been made in the last 3 years to take Smart Grid ...

  • Tackling remediation emissions

    Organisations commissioning regeneration projects now have the option to substantially reduce the carbon emissions associated with any remediation project, while offsetting the remaining carbon impact of these works, says Joe Teer, operations director of QDS. QDS introduced a carbon neutral remediation (CNR) service earlier this year triggered at this particular time by the fact ...


    By Newzeye Ltd

  • Trelleborg Harbour Marine helps moor vessels safely at LNG terminals

    Trelleborg Harbour Marine helps moor vessels safely at LNG terminalsSafety is the priority at LNG terminals, which are growing in number inline with an increased demand for the fuel. Like many fuels, LNG is potentially hazardous and to help reduce the possibility of an incident during berthing or when a vessel is alongside a jetty, integrated mooring systems are becoming standard specification. ...


  • Completing the Cycle: Composters, Wood Grinders Find Expansion Opportunities

     Composters, Wood Grinders Find Expansion Opportunities Interesting evolutions have taken place over the past ten years in the organics processing industry. Sites that opened to compost yard trimmings gradually transitioned into processing woody materials, while wood processors expanded into the composting arena. Other businesses that started with no plans for recycling wood discovered ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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