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  • 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

  • The “new normal”: Energy price volatility and climate framework uncertainty top concerns of global energy leaders

    Energy leaders see energy price volatility and the future of a climate framework as their top critical uncertainties, according to the latest research by the World Energy Council. The 7th annual edition of the World Energy Issues Monitor, entitled “Energy price volatility: the new normal”, is a barometer of the top issues set to shape the energy sector ...


    By World Energy Council

  • Is the Uk getting better at predicting future energy costs?

    A new report published today by the UK Energy Research Centre's Technology and Policy Assessment (TPA) function asks why the cost of generating electricity in the UK has continued to rise, and why we keep getting it wrong when it comes to predicting future costs. Presenting the Future: an assessment of future costs estimation methodologies in the electricity generation sector has been produced ...

  • Volatile oil has experts wondering what`s next

    A year ago, a barrel of oil cost about half of what it does today. The price of West Texas Intermediate surged from near US$50 a barrel in early 2007 to an all-time high of US$105 last week. So are oil prices heading towards $150-or downward toward $50? That's the key question at a forum this week on oil prices and how to cope with them. More than 140 policy-makers from central banks, energy and ...


    By The World Bank

  • Marked by Volatility, Concentrated Solar Power Market To More Than Double by 2020

    At the moment, the market for concentrated solar power (CSP) systems is paused -- not stopped, according to a recent report from Pike Research. The sector has been marked by volatility since the technology began to experience a revival in 2004, and that up-and-down movement is likely to persist through the remainder of the decade as the price of rival photovoltaic modules continues its dramatic ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • The costs of not building green

    Despite the narrowing gap in cost between green building and traditional 'to-code' building, most builders and home buyers still perceive the green option to be significantly more expensive.  The reality is that due to increased builder education and an influx of affordable green building products, a building can be built green within the same budget as a non-green building.  According ...

  • NREL’s Work for the U.S. Navy Illuminates Energy and Cost Savings

    Field demonstrations of newly proven energy efficient technologies are yielding valuable results for the U.S. Navy, helping it meet energy goals. In partnership with the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) recently demonstrated eight technologies at installations in Hawaii and Guam, and the initial results have ...

  • Shining the right light on operating costs

    Selecting the most appropriate lighting source and control system is often the single biggest factor in reducing cost and energy performance in business – with 60% savings not uncommon. Getting it right can pay huge dividends, so businesses investing in industrial and commercial lighting systems can benefit from significant environmental and financial cost savings if they pay greater attention ...


    By ENER-G

  • GSA Slashes Energy Costs for New England Federal Facilities by Nearly 40 Percent Through World Energy Solutions

    World Energy Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: XWES), a leading energy management services firm, today announced it has teamed with SAIC (NYSE: SAI) to help GSA, New England Region, successfully procure over 220 million kWh of electricity for 60 of its facilities and other federal accounts in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Along with GSA, participants in the procurement included the ...


    By World Energy Solutions, Inc.

  • Spartech Expects to Cut Over $1 Million in Energy Costs With World Energy Solutions

     World Energy Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: XWES), a fast-growing energy management services firm, today announced it has won a new three year energy management contract with Spartech Corporation (NYSE: SEH), a leading producer of plastic sheet, compounds and packaging solutions. The contract encompasses a broad swath of sustainability and transactional services intended to help Spartech lower ...

  • New Report: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Provide Low-Risk, Low-Cost Options for Utility Investment

    As public attention is focused on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal for reducing carbon pollution from U.S. power plants, a new Ceres report finds that energy efficiency and specific renewable energy technologies are the most attractive options for U.S. utilities to meet future energy demand. The paper examines wide-ranging challenges facing the U.S. electric utility industry ...


    By Ceres

  • Will it really cost $45 trillion to combat global warming?

    Last week the Paris-based International Energy Agency released a study suggesting the world must invest $45 trillion in coming decades to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least half by 2050. This would be needed to finance some 1,400 nuclear power plants, the development of carbon sequestration technology and the expansion of wind power. Not everyone agrees the price tag would be so costly, or ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Will it really cost US$45tr to combat global warming?

    A UN-network of scientists concluded last year that emissions have to be cut by at least half by 2050 to avoid an increase in world temperatures of between 3.6 and 4.2 degrees above pre-18th century levels. 'Meeting this target of 50 percent cut in emissions represents a formidable challenge, and we would require immediate policy action and technological transition on an unprecedented scale,' IEA ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Alter NRG - Reducing costs and carbon footprints

    Alter NRG Corp. recently announces that it has signed a contract to deliver three of its Marc 11 Westinghouse Plasma torch systems for approximately USD$1.9 million. The torches are expected to begin assembly in the second quarter with final delivery in the fourth quarter of 2011. The same customer ordered three torches in 2010, and is now ordering additional torches for their industrial ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Cost-Effective, Reliable Stormwater Treatment in the Same Tanks!

    Sewer overflows are major contributors to violations in municipal wastewater treatment plants.  In the past, there have been only a few ways to handle the wet weather contribution to a plant.  Ballasted flocculation or reconfiguring the plant entirely- both very costly options.  Biowater has come up with a cost-effective, dependable way to handle these issues. Biowater's CFIC - ...


    By Biowater Technology

  • Cost effective stormwater control in existing tanks

    Sewer overflows are major contributors to violations in municipal wastewater treatment plants.  In the past, there have been only a few ways to handle the wet weather contribution to a plant. Ballasted flocculation or reconfiguring the plant entirely- both very costly options.  Biowater has come up with a cost-effective, dependable way to handle these issues.   Biowater’s ...


    By Biowater Technology

  • Analysis: High costs keep Japan focus on nuclear

    Japan will once again be without atomic energy as its only operating nuclear reactor goes offline Sunday for refueling and maintenance, and other plants remain closed for intensified safety checks following the 2011 meltdowns at the tsunami-stricken plant in Fukushima. But despite signs that the Fukushima crisis is worsening, Japan's commitment to restarting many of its 50 idled reactors appears ...


    By Associated Press

  • Bio-reaction industries systems continue to deliver on energy efficiency, operating cost savings, reduction in carbon footprint and pollution control

    The country is facing several significant problems including an increased need for energy efficiency, a way to cost effectively decrease the production of Greenhouse Gases and dealing with industrial air pollutants. Bio-Reaction Industries, LLC (BRI) addresses all those issues with its advanced biofiltration systems. BRI installed a number of bio-oxidation systems in the wood products industry ...


  • Venstar's New GuestStat Thermostat Reduces Energy Costs by Heating or Cooling Only When Hotel Rooms Are Occupied

    Venstar®, a leading thermostat and energy management systems supplier, today announced the availability of its new GuestStat thermostat, which can substantially ...


    By Marketwire

  • 176% Rise in Metal Prices, 260% Rise in Energy Prices Marks Era of Soaring Costs as Resources Decline

    Rapidly rising prices - metal up by 176 per cent, rubber by 350 per cent, and energy by 260 per cent since 2000 - signal a potentially crippling trend of increasing costs as current consumption patterns rapidly deplete the world's non-renewable resources, according to a new report released today. Decoupling 2: Technologies, Opportunities and Policy Options, produced by the United Nations ...


    By US Department of Energy

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