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  • Leveraging Data in Moving Towards the Smart City

    Cities, no matter what size, all want to use data to inform their day-to-day operations and strategic forecasting. Most megacities have already developed the organizational, technical, and analytical foundations to leverage their data while some of the small to medium cities are still working to develop that capability.  A special panel session at the  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • White House Publishes Mid-Century Strategy For Deep Decarbonization

    On November 16, 2016, the White House filed the Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonization with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change under the Paris climate deal. The strategy highlights the role that U.S. government-funded research, development, and demonstration ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Counting the Cost of Energy Subsidies

    Energy subsidies are projected at US$5.3 trillion in 2015, or 6.5 percent of global GDP, according to a recent IMF study. Most of this arises from countries setting energy taxes below levels that fully reflect the environmental damage associated with energy consumption. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Controlling the cost of renewable energy

    Measures to deal with a projected over-allocation of renewable energy subsidies have been announced today (July 22. 2015). Reducing energy bills for hard working British families and businesses and meeting climate goals in the most cost effective way are Government priorities. The measures set out today will provide better control over spending and ensure bill payers get the best ...

  • IRENA Demystifies Renewable Energy Costs

    On the occasion of the sixth meeting of its Council in Abu Dhabi, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) yesterday launched a unique web portal dedicated to renewable energy cost analysis (www.irena.org/costs). The portal provides access to IRENA’s data and analysis at no cost to users. “IRENA has developed the most current ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Reducing Energy Costs with Lignite Energy: A Cost-efficient Fuel for the Asphalt Industry

      The German energy carrier "Lignite Energy Pulverized" is a cost-effective alternative to natural gas and petroleum products. In view of volatile energy and commodity markets, energy-intensive sectors like the asphalt industry are looking for a fuel at permanently low and predictable prices that is available in the long term. To this must be added the wish for ...


    By RWE AG

  • Cost of Oil

    North Dakota is in the midst of a hydrocarbon production boom as gas and oil developers tap the Bakken Shale. The boom is generating civic resistance in the arid region, however, because it requires significant quantities of freshwater. Oil and gas production from the Bakken Shale is projected to use up to 5.5 billion gallons of water annually for as long as two decades. This year, if ...

  • New RDF shredder set to halve energy costs

    Global shredding pioneer UNTHA UK has launched the new‘XR’shredder series for alternative fuel production and bulky waste shredding. With a revolutionary modular design, this is the first machine to be designed and manufactured in UNTHA’s innovation centre in Kuchl, Austria. Specifically engineered to shred untreated MSW, C&I and general bulky waste, this latest feat of ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • Cost-efficient and environmentally friendly wind energy

    Gearbox failure is the primary reason for downtime in a wind turbine and is extremely costly to replace. One of the main and most damaging causes of gearbox failure is ferrous metal contamination under 10 microns in size which leads to bearing failure. Metal contamination, the primary contaminant produced by gear wear, suspends in the lubrication oil causing premature bearing failure as it ...


  • New Crowcon gas detector reduces energy costs

    The new Crowcon Hydra addressable gas detection system provides a novel way of detecting toxic gases from vehicle exhausts, such as Carbon Monoxide (CO), oxides of Nitrogen (NO/NO2) and petrol vapour, in enclosed or underground car parks. Many car parks run ventilator fans continuously, but this is very inefficient and energy intensive. The Crowcon Hydra offers an alternative method of gas ...

  • Food price crisis the result of rising energy costs

    A recent International Food Policy Institute report suggests rising energy prices were chief among the many factors that contributed to sharp spikes in food prices that began in 2005 and peaked in 2007 and 2008. It also suggests there are many ways to prevent food prices from skyrocketing in the future. The IFPRI is a U.S.-based research centre that focuses on global agricultural and food ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Robots Saving Labor Costs At Solar Energy Plants

    A team of robots in California is hard at work installing and cleaning 45-pound solar panels. The robot named Spot moves along rows of panels cleaning off the entire months’ worth of dirt and grime, and then dries them off with a squeegee. Cleaning and installing solar panels is monotonous work, and it is rather hot out there all day in the sun. Not to these workers, they are ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Survey Reveals Projections for Lower Wind Energy Costs

    The cost of producing electricity via wind power is expected to fall 24-30 percent by 2030 and 35-41 percent by 2050, according to a survey of the world's foremost wind power experts. Cost reductions are anticipated as a function of continued advancements in wind energy technology. These findings are detailed in new study published in the journal Nature Energy and conducted by the ...

  • Demand for renewable energy no match for high costs, uncertainty

    The time has never been better for Canada to replace carbon-based fossil fuels with alternative energy, but several challenges still stand in the way, according to a new study by the Economist Intelligence Unit, sponsored by Ernst & Young. Renewable Energy in North America surveyed 132 executives in the US and Canada and found that the most significant drivers for renewable energy are public ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Report: Fossile Energy Will Cost Double Renewable By 2030

    A commonly repeated mantra is that renewable energy technologies are too expensive, or require high investments. Which suggests that the alternative to renewable energy – the current fossil-based energy infrastructure - is cheaper, or requires less investments. But does that view hold true? A look at global energy cost developments shows – Fossil ...


    By SolaVis

  • Energy Costs Rising as National Debts Grow

    Although gas prices are temporarily low at the pump, long-term energy costs are on the rise. According to State of the World 2015 contributing author Nathan John Hagens, a former hedge fund manager who teaches human macro-ecology at the University of Minnesota, nations are papering over those costs with debt. Higher energy costs are leading to continued recessions, excess claims on future natural ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • UK Energy Crisis Report [EXTRACT] Policy Cost

    Drumbeat Energy Management is featuring extracts from the recent Liberum Capital Report ‘A crisis inUK energy policy looks inevitable’. The report identifies the possible triggers to the crisis. Download: ...


    By Drumbeat Energy Limited

  • The hidden costs of energy production—US$120bn in 2005

    A report just released by the National Academies of Science estimates the “hidden” costs of energy production and use. These costs, which include human health effects, physical damages to buildings and other structures, and reduction in grain crop harvests caused by air pollution are not reflected in market prices of coal, oil, other energy sources, or the electricity and gasoline produced from ...

  • ENER-G engineers £26,000 energy cost savings

    A Birmingham manufacturing and precision engineering business will make £26,000 savings on its energy bill through the ENER-G Procurement service.   Gaugemaster Co Ltd, which specialises in precision engineering, aerospace tooling and aerospace components for customers such as Rolls Royce, Doncasters and Fiat Avio, turned to ENER-G’s analysts to negotiate a new two-year ...


    By ENER-G

  • Saving On Energy Costs With Spray Foam Insulation

    One of the basic needs for all homes is an efficient heating and cooling mechanism. In the times of rising fuel prices, the prices of electricity are also on a constant rise. Making your homes energy efficient is hence the urgent need of the hour. In this regard, most people usually focus on replacing or upgrading their furnace, broiler or HVAC. However, what many fail to look into are the air ...

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