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  • EPA powers up contaminated sites into renewable energy

    In a novel approach to return land to productive use, EPA has identified thousands of properties that could potentially host solar, wind or biomass energy production facilities. EPA pinpointed these energy assets using Google Earth and has listed each property’s attributes for energy redevelopment. “EPA is putting renewable energy production on the virtual map,” said EPA Administrator Stephen L. ...

  • EPA and U.S. department of energy to develop renewable energy on previously contaminated sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory are evaluating the feasibility of developing wind or solar power production on three previously contaminated sites in New York State. EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck today visited the community near the former Bethlehem Steel plant in Lackawanna, one of two Buffalo ...

  • Renewable distributed energy generation

    A new report from Pike Research details how the global electric power industry is evolving from a financial and engineering model that relies on large centralized power plants owned by the utilities to one that is more diverse - both in sources of generation and ownership of the generation assets. Renewable distributed energy generation (RDEG) technologies represent a growing part of the new ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Renewable Energy Storage

    Your one-stop ticket to learn from and network with senior decision-makers, policy-makers, strategizing planning and execution of future, critical renewable energy storage projects within the United States This is your opportunity to hear vital first-hand approaches to funding billion-dollar projects, while mitigating risk. Learn from the successes and ...

  • Offshore renewable energy sites provide new habitat for marine species

    Offshore renewable energy sites may provide new ‘stepping stone’ habitats for marine species, a recent study suggests. They could allow some species to spread beyond their present range and help vulnerable creatures survive in the face of climate change. However, they may also allow harmful invasive species to spread, the researchers warn, and the effects of such projects must be ...

  • EPA, DOE partner to develop renewable energy on potentially contaminated sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are evaluating the feasibility of developing renewable energy production on Superfund, brownfields, and former landfill or mining sites. As part of the RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative, EPA is investing approximately $1 million for projects across the ...

  • EPA, NREL partner to develop renewable energy on potentially contaminated sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are evaluating the feasibility of developing renewable energy production on Superfund, brownfields, and former landfill or mining sites. Superfund sites are the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites identified by EPA for cleanup due to the risk ...

  • Renewable Energy: Opportunities and Mistakes

    Robert Leak completed an engineering apprenticeship in 1982 before moving to the Metropolitan Police Service where he progressed to the position of Senior Engineer within their Property Services Department. In 2005 Robert decided to focus on the growing opportunity presented by renewable energy technologies and the opportunity they presented in providing cost effective solutions to businesses and ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Renewable Energy Monitoring

    ENMAT has a large range of Renewable Energy Monitoring charts to choose from. View Renewable Energy Consumption and set targets by various types of graphs including: ...

  • Renewable Energy in the Mining Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Renewable Energy in the Mining Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p0863837/Renewable-Energy-in-the-Mining-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Renewable ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Germany: renewable energy - an overview

    Germany’s renewable energy goals are ambitious. In order to cut 270 million metric tons of CO2 emissions between 2006 and 2020, the federal government announced an action program that fosters the production and consumption of energy produced from renewable sources, thereby encouraging a significant increase in energy efficiency. Germany strives to be the worldwide leader by 2050 in all ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA, NREL partner to develop renewable energy on potentially contaminated sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are evaluating the feasibility of developing renewable energy production on Superfund, brownfields, and former landfill or mining sites. Superfund sites are the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites identified by EPA for cleanup due to the risk ...

  • Former Disposal Site Will Provide Clean Renewable Energy for Hawaii

    Forest City Hawaii and Hawaiian Electric Company have reached a power purchase agreement for up to one megawatt of solar photovoltaic (PV) power to be generated at the Kapolei Sustainable Energy Park in Kapolei, Oahu. Hoku Solar, a subsidiary of Hoku Corporation (NASDAQ: HOKU), will design and install the project using more than 4,200 solar panels atop a concrete racking system. The contract ...


    By Marketwire

  • EPA Screens More Than 66,000 Contaminated Sites for Renewable Energy Potential

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its RE-Powering Mapping and Screening Tool, which will now provide preliminary screening results for renewable energy potential at 66,000, up from 24,000, contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites across the country. The RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative, started by EPA in 2008, encourages development of renewable energy ...

  • NRDC, Department of Defense Develop Renewable Energy Siting Primer

    A new primer jointly developed by the Department of Defense and the Natural Resources Defense Council addresses for the first time core issues for developing renewable energy sources on or around military ranges, airspace, and installations. The guidelines, which are designed to better screen solar and wind projects and avoid potential conflicts with military operations or sensitive environmental ...

  • Solar energy central to renewables expansion

    Sensitively-sited solar PV energy will be central to the growth of renewables in Britain, Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said today. Installed solar PV capacity has increased 25 fold since the end of 2010. The new Solar PV Energy Roadmap sets out how the Government will work with businesses and industry to build on this unprecedented growth. Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg ...

  • Renewable Energy: Pitfalls to Avoid #4

    This blog post is the final in our series of posts on Renewable Energy Pitfalls. We want to help readers to understand the different renewable energy choices and some of the mistakes we have seen made in the decision making process - so that you can make the best long-term investment for your organisation. Scenario #4: “Picking the most attractive ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • WM expands renewable energy program

    Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WMI) has announced that it plans to use its expertise as the nation’s largest developer of landfill gas to energy (LFGTE) projects to partner with private and municipal landfill owners to develop the country’s untapped landfill gas resources. Waste Management is the first in the waste management industry to launch such a program. Waste Management’s third-party LFGTE ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • Pakistan’s renewable energy awaits tapping

    Pakistan's vast renewable energy potential remains largely untapped for a mix of reasons, twin analyses show. The analyses, to be published in the June 2012 issue of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, say exploiting Pakistan’s massive, unexploited renewable energy sources, particularly hydroelectric and solar, can help plug its widening energy deficit and improve livelihoods. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Accelerating the switch to renewable energy sources

    New research explores ways to encourage the transition to renewable energy systems and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. The study highlights the long lead times to implement renewable energy initiatives and warns that many countries may suffer energy shortages in the coming decades, unless prompt action is taken. Over 80 per cent of global energy use is derived from fossil fuels and between 2005 ...

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