Last week,House Democratic leaders attempting to pass what historically been a bipartisan science bill supporting funding for the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy Office of Science and National Institute of Standards and Technology, were unsuccessful forcing them to pull America Competes from floor consideration when the Republicans slashed the measure’s funding levels through a motion that included language on pornography. Failing to pass the bill on two separate attempts, Democrats are furious in that this disappointing outcome effectively killed the US$85 billion legislation (HR 5116) which is focused on elevating U.S. economic competitiveness through federal support of various science and technology education and research programs. House Republican leaders also offered a motion to recommit the bill to the House Science and Technology, reduce levels for most programs and shorten the bill’s lifespan; fiscal years 2014 and 2015 would be dropped. As currently written, the America Competes Reauthorization Act would renew a 2007 law (PL 110-69) and authorize spending from fiscal 2011 through 2015 for research programs at the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Energy Department.
The Most Efficient Form of Renewable Energy
The renewable energy sector is growing fast. Its strength lies in its diversity and its numerous tangible benefits. This infographic explores the different types that are currently in use. Learn more about how they work and how experts determine their efficiency. Renewable energy accounted for a tenth of the total US energy consumption in 2015. Half of this was in the form of electricity. There are a several possible sources including geothermal, solar, wind, hydroelectricity and biomass. Biomass has the biggest...
UL and the GCC Laboratories Announce Joint Venture to Strengthen the Middle East’s Renewable Energy Infrastructure
Global safety science organization UL has announced a joint venture with Saudi-based GCC Lab aimed at strengthening the Middle East’s Renewable Energy Infrastructure. UL’s regional base operates out of offices in Dubai and its new, state-of-the-art lab facility in Abu Dhabi. The joint venture will operate as a UL and GCC Lab Company and will be based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, to cater to customers in parts of the Middle East, including Egypt. The joint venture will support the region’s renewable...
WWEC2017 Conference Resolution
The World Wind Energy Association and the Swedish Wind Power Association welcome the presence of those 300 participants from 39 countries attending this Conference, from wind and all other renewable energy technologies. The Conference covered all aspects of wind utilisation, science and technology, related policies, manufacturing, development, operation, community involvement as well as other economic and social issues. The Conference appreciates the support of the governments and governmental as well as...
United Nations Environment Program Statement On US Decision To Leave Paris Agreement
"The science on climate change is perfectly clear: we need more action, not less. This is a global challenge. Every nation has a responsibility to act and to act now. The US decision to leave Paris in no way brings an end to this unstoppable effort. China, India, the European Union and others are already showing strong leadership. 190 nations are showing strong determination to work with them to protect this and future generations. There is incredible momentum on climate action from individual states, cities,...
Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform launched
Today, representatives from major organizations from all over the world have gathered in Bonn to launch the Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform. During the launch event, some of the world’s most renowned experts on renewable energy presented solutions and strategies for achieving global 100% renewable energy, in line with the world’s climate change mitigation needs and to provide access to modern energy services to all human beings. Held in parallel with the UN Bonn Climate Change Talks, the event...