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  • Europe’s planned ‘Super Grid’

    An electricity super grid is being planned to connect all 28 European Union countries and provide them with insurance against power blackouts. Forty leading organisations from research, industry, utilities and grid operators are combining in a €63 million research program aimed at incorporating all renewable energies into a super grid that can balance intermittent sources of electricity and ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Building a continental renewable super grid

    As the planet warms and the economy cools, renewable resources are emerging as a realistic means to solve both problems in a timely fashion. Advocates of renewable energy want trillions of dollars spent in the coming decades on a continental-scale smart grid that will slash global greenhouse gas emissions and turn society toward a prosperous and ecological future. How can we build such a grid? ...


    By Global Policy Innovations

  • Inprova Energy is shortlisted for Super Consultancy of the Year Award

    Inprova Energy has reached the finals of a leading industry awards scheme for outstanding achievement in providing business energy solutions. The company has been shortlisted for the Super Consultancy of the Year title in the highly respected Energy Live News (TELCA) Awards Inprova Energy is the newly branded energy division of ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Super Highway Lighting Project Won by Carmanah Technologies

    In a project valued at over $400,000, Mexican officials have selected the EG500 solar-powered outdoor lighting system to illuminate the country’s latest major superhighway, Supervia Poniente. The EG500 solar outdoor lighting system, developed by Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH)(Pink Sheets: CMHXF), represents the company’s largest solar outdoor lighting product capable of ...

  • Super stable garnet ceramics may be ideal for high-energy lithium batteries

    Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered exceptional properties in a garnet material that could enable development of higher-energy battery designs.   The ORNL-led team used scanning transmission electron microscopy to take an atomic-level look at a cubic garnet material called LLZO. The researchers found the material to be highly ...

  • `SuperSmart Grid` could connect up renewable energy across Europe

    Renewable energy could help Europe meet twin goals: a more secure energy supply and climate change mitigation. A recent study describes a new approach to electricity distribution in the form of a 'SuperSmart Grid'. This supports both long-distance transmission and decentralised energy generation and could enable a 100 per cent renewable electricity system by 2050. A major problem with renewable ...

  • Saudi Arabia reveals plans for its first power plant using CSP to supply to the grid

    Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has selected CSP to produce electricity with the 550MW Duba 1 project, an Integrated Solar Combined Cycle power plant (ISCC) located 50kmNorth of Duba near Tabuk, on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia. This is the first time CSP has been chosen to be deployed above very small scale in the country. SEC has called for requests for expressions of interest (EOI) to ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Sustainable off-grid lighting solutions can deliver major development and climate benefits

    Replacing the millions of kerosene lamps, candles and flashlights used worldwide with modern solar lighting can provide an increasingly low-cost solution to reducing carbon emissions, indoor air pollution and health risks, and boosting green jobs, according to new studies from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). UNEP also announced today a new strategic partnership with the private ...

  • Smart Grid Landscape in Europe - Incentives (Financial & Non-Financial) to Play a Major Role in Driving the Electric Vehicle (EV) Market in Europe

      ReportsnReports adds new market research report 'Smart Grid Landscape in Europe - Market Size, Key Issues, Regulations, Investment Analysis and Outlook to 2020' to its store. Development of electric vehicles and its market in Europe is dependent on non-financial incentives. Non-financial incentives, such ...


  • DNV GL`s KEMA High-Power Laboratory Performs First-Ever Ultra-High-Voltage Component Tests

    DNV GL is helping the power industry move into the era of the "super grid" with the announcement that testing of ultra-high-voltage (UHV) grid components has started at its recently expanded KEMA High-Power Laboratory (HPL) in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Following a EUR 70 million, multi-year investment, the KEMA HPL is the first facility in the world for testing UHV electrical grid components ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Megaman achieves major cost savings for Birmingham Women`s Hospital

    New PLATEIA Luminaires from Megaman UK have played a vital role improving the visual environment of Birmingham Women’s Hospital, whilst achieving significant savings on energy and maintenance. Birmingham Women’s hospital, based in Edgbaston, is one of only two specialist Trusts in the UK which cares for women and their families.  Following a Trust survey it was identified that ...


    By Megaman (UK) Limited

  • Energy infrastructure tops bill at European future energy forum this October

    World-class business leaders will be gathering for three days of intense discussions on the future of energy at the European Future Energy Forum in London, October 19-21, 2010. Top of the agenda will be European energy infrastructure and the changes we are going to see in the future to drastically cut emissions. Leading the discussion will be Philip Lowe, Director-General Energy, European ...


    By Turret Media FZ LLC

  • Energy infrastructure tops bill at European future energy forum this October

    World-class business leaders will be gathering for three days of intense discussions on the future of energy at the European Future Energy Forum in London, October 19-21, 2010. Top of the agenda will be European energy infrastructure and the changes we are going to see in the future to drastically cut emissions. Leading the discussion will be Philip Lowe, Director-General Energy, European ...


    By Turret Media FZ LLC

  • Secretary Chu announces initiatives to promote clean energy at first clean energy ministerial

    At the world"s first Clean Energy Ministerial, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that the United States is helping launch more than 10 international clean energy initiatives.  These initiatives will cut energy waste; help deploy smart grid, electric vehicle, and carbon capture technologies; support renewable energy markets; expand access to clean energy resources and jobs; and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Countries promise action on clean technologies

    Government representatives attending the two-day Clean Energy Ministerial meeting in Washington DC have promised action on over ten initiatives aimed at promoting energy efficiency and clean energy. The 24 countries, including the EU, the US, Canada, China, Japan, South Korea, India and Russia, taking part in the meeting account for around 80% of global energy consumption. The United States, the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • ABB Digitalizes Critical Substation in New York City to Improve Power Supply

    ABB has completed a major upgrade of a key substation in New York City, where several conventional pieces of power equipment have been replaced with digitally-enabled technology, in collaboration with leading energy utility Con Edison. The bulk power substation, among the largest of its kind in the US, supplies electricity to hundreds of thousands of customers in lower Manhattan. The area ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Alstom T&D India to secure reliable power supply across North India

    Alstom T&D India has secured a €20.1 million (1610 MINR) contract from Powergrid for the extension of air-insulated substations (AIS) at 14 sites across five Indian states, and 765 kV reactors at Bhiwani. The expansion will reduce transmission line overloading and improve grid stability in North India. The turnkey project covers the design, manufacturing, supply, erection, testing and ...


    By Alstom

  • Cyber Security: The Energy & Utility Industry Gets to Grips with Cyber Security Challenges in Europe

    The European energy security sector is set to boom over the next few weeks with plans to modernize Europe’s energy infrastructure to enhance connectivity and efficiency lies at €10trillion. As this drive for a European ‘Super Grid’ continues the challenges of securing these connections and ensuring the reliability of critical assets escalate. The ubiquitous roll out of smart grid technology and ...


  • Secretary Chu announces progress on international initiatives to promote clean energy

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu this week joined with energy ministers and high-level representatives from more than 20 governments to announce renewed support for 11 international clean energy initiatives at the second Clean Energy Ministerial in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. These initiatives are helping to accelerate the global transition to a clean energy future, with the goal of ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Auto futuretech - the future of the auto industry

    The world’s first Auto FutureTech Summit, to be held in Vancouver from March 12 to 14, 2008, will serve as a forum for automotive experts from around the world to discuss and prepare for the future of automobile transportation. After a 100-year reign, the gasoline-powered internal combustion engine is likely approaching ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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