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  • 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 ...

  • Agriculture can be powered by renewable energy sources

    Some agricultural activities, such as irrigation, could be powered by renewable sources, a new study indicates. Farm machinery could also be renewably-powered, but the machinery would need to be adapted to use renewable electricity, instead of liquid fuel. Agriculture is a major contributor to global warming through greenhouse gases (GHG) from activities such as deforestation, soil treatment and ...

  • Green Energy in Germany - Renewable sources and capacity growth

    Bharatbook added a new report on 'Green Energy in Germany: Renewable sources, capacity growth and future outlook' which Predicts the key growth areas in the German renewable energy industry. Green Energy in Germany: Renewable sources, capacity growth and future outlookDuring 2004–08, Germany’s electricity ...


  • Fact sheet on Biogas - An important renewable energy source

    “Biogas” is a gas produced by anaerobic fermentation of different forms of organic matter and is composed mainly of methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2). Typical feedstocks for biogas production are manure and sewage, residues of crop production (i.e., straw), the organic fraction of the waste from households and industry, as well as energy crops including maize and grass silage. ...

  • Global trends in green energy 2009: new power capacity from renewable sources tops fossil fuels

    In 2009, for the second year in a row, both the US and Europe generated more power capacity from renewable sources such as wind and solar than from conventional sources like coal, gas and nuclear, according to twin reports launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21). - Global investments in renewables top ...

  • Impact of Fossil Fuel Subsidies on Renewable Energy

    The $548 billion USD that is paid annually in fossil fuel subsidies around the world is preventing a crucial transition to renewable energy sources. This is according to a new report released today from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • AP Renewable Fuel Story One-Sided, Misguided

    National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement in response to a recent story by the Associated Press that blames biofuels for causing environmental harm: “The story blames biofuels for the reduced acres in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). What it neglects to mention is that Congress reduced CRP by roughly seven million acres in the 2008 Farm Bill ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • Renewables can out-compete fossil fuels - study

    Dramatic falls in cost are making renewable energy increasingly competitive with fossil fuels in countries across the world according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Solar energy, for example, has already become cheaper than diesel generation in many situations, with clear benefits for communities far away from the electricity grid. Even so, renewable energy deployment ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Propel Fuels Launches Nation's First Volume Rebate Program for Renewable Fuels

    Propel Fuels (www.propelfuels.com), a leading retailer of clean, renewable fuels, today launched the nation's first volume rebate program for renewable fuels. In a time when high fuel prices are impacting operating budgets for businesses across the country, Propel's Volume Rebate Program (VRP) offers ...


  • Renewable energy will grow - but fossil fuels will still dominate

    World marketed energy consumption grows 49 percent between 2007 and 2035, driven by economic growth in the developing nations of the world, according to the Reference case projection from the International Energy Outlook 2010 (IEO2010) released today by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The global economic recession that began in 2007 and continued into 2009 has had a profound ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Less CO2 emissions with new diesel from renewable energy sources

    This week in Berlin, Daimler AG, Deutsche Post DHL, the energy group OMV, the Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG public transportation company, and the Finnish oil company Neste Oil took part in a discussion-oriented event titled “Diesel from renewable sources — A step toward zero-emission transportation?”. At the event, the companies presented the initial results of their joint pilot test project ...


    By Neste

  • Nationwide Renewable Fuels Standard Begins Saturday

    WASHINGTON, DC, August 30, 2007 (ENS) - The nation's first renewable fuels standard, RFS, program is set to take effect on Saturday, September 1. Authorized by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the program will require all motor vehicle fuels to contain an escalating percentage of ethanol, biodiesel or other fuels made from renewable sources. The program grants credit for both renewable fuels ...

  • Cheaper solar panels fuel rise in renewable energy

    A dramatic drop in the price of solar power technology last year helped the continued growth of renewable energy, according to a U.N.-backed report published Wednesday. Global energy-generating capacity from renewable sources rose by 115 gigawatts in 2012, compared with 105 gigawatts the previous year, the report by the Paris-based think tank REN21 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fossil fuel and renewable energy subsidies on the rise

    Total subsidies for renewable energy stood at $66 billion in 2010, but are still dwarfed by the total value of global fossil fuel subsidies estimated at between $775 billion and more than $1 trillion in 2012, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org) for its Vital Signs Online service. Although the total subsidies for renewable ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Landfill Project to Become a Renewable Energy Source for the State of Pennsylvania

    Veolia Environmental Services Greentree Landfill Slated to become Waste Service Company's Newest Green Energy Producer Kersey, PA. - Veolia Environmental Services (Veolia ES) Greentree Landfill is well on its way to becoming one of Pennsylvania's newest green energy producers. The innovative renewable energy project, a partnership between Veolia Environmental Services and Beacon Landfill Gas ...

  • New Zealand rich in renewable energy sources, says government agency

    Renewable energy comes from sources that are replenished as fast as they are used. Examples include energy from the sun (solar), wind, moving water, and plants such as pine forests, which supply firewood. This energy is harnessed to drive generators that produce electric power. Wind and solar energy are sustainable, clean sources of energy that have the potential to make a significant ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Upgraded wastewater treatment plant will be source of renewable energy for national grid

    One of the UK’s largest wastewater treatment works (WwTW) is set to become a valuable source of renewable energy. The benefits of a major upgrade at Davyhulme WwTW in Manchester include the generation of electricity from biogas and the potential to provide a sustainable source of soil improver. Design and construction of the upgraded treatment facility will be undertaken by Black & Veatch as ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • MPs call for IPC to assess the sustainability of energy from waste fuel sources

    The Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) should have a greater role in assessing the sustainability of energy from waste (EfW) fuel sources, according to a new report by the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee. The report entitled The proposals for national policy statements on energy focuses on the Government’s proposals on national policy statements (NPSs), which will form ...

  • MagneGas Makes Breakthrough: Hydrogen Production From a Renewable Source

    MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (OTCBB: MNGA), the producer of a technology that converts liquid waste into a hydrogen-based metal working fuel and natural gas alternative, announced today that it has successfully separated commercial-grade hydrogen from its MagneGas™ fuel, using common wastewater as the process feedstock. This represents a potentially significant milestone on ...


  • Research and Markets: Analyzing Algae as a Source of Fuel Market Report: 2013 Edition

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wn7ltg/analyzing_algae) has announced the addition of the "Analyzing Algae as a Source of Fuel" report to their offering. Analyzing Algae as a Source of Fuel covers ...


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