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  • African renewables potential mapped

    Tapping into Africa's renewable energy could transform living standards across the continent, according to a report that has mapped the potential of renewables in the region. The report aims to help African governments set up renewable energy plans, and has called for the urgent transfer of relevant ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • New map of global energy flow

    Researchers have developed a new energy map that traces the flow of global energy from the fuel sources to the final services provided. The study provides new insight into the potential of energy efficiency measures by focusing on technologies rather than economic sectors. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA)1, improving energy efficiency remains the largest and least costly ...

  • Bruel & Kjaer launches updated noise mapping software

    Leading sound and vibration expert, Brüel & Kjær has made environmental noise mapping much simpler with a more user friendly version of its Predictor-LimA 7810 software – Version 8.1. This latest version has an improved data handling system, an intuitive Windows®-based graphical user interface - and integrated project organisation options for scenario management and ...

  • Scientists publish road map for low carbon future

    The UK lacks a coherent energy system that can effectively meet future energy needs while preventing rapid climate change, according to leading scientists.  A report, published today, of a discussion meeting held at the Royal Society calls for a new vision for energy generation that is based on the long term replacement of fossil fuels through the development and deployment of new technologies. ...


    By Royal Society

  • Mapping Earth`s soil moisture with NASA

    Professor Dara Entekhabi from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is to lead a science team designing a NASA satellite mission to collect global soil moisture measurements and other data seen as key to improving weather, flood and drought forecasts and predictions of agricultural productivity and climate change. At present, scientists have no network for gathering soil ...

  • Shipping oil pollution: new hazard mapping method developed

    A new method for mapping the spread of oil released by ships is presented in a recent study, where it is applied to the Adriatic and Ionian Seas of the Mediterranean. The method pulls together a range of data, including information on shipping routes, oil particle behaviour, currents and climate. In this case study, it reveals pollution hotspots in the south-western Adriatic Sea and north-eastern ...

  • Philippines Maps out Plan to Switch to 100 Percent Renewables in 10 Years

    Manila, Philippines—The Worldwatch Institute’s Climate and Energy Director, Alexander Ochs, met with the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and high-level representatives of the federal and provincial governments of the Philippines yesterday to lay groundwork for a Sustainable Energy Roadmap for the archipelago nation, which aims to shift its current electricity system to 100 ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Vestas Wind Systems Turns to IBM Big Data Analytics for Smarter Wind Energy

    IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Danish energy company Vestas Wind Systems will use IBM big data analytics software and powerful IBM systems to improve wind turbine placement for ...


    By IBM Corporation

  • Windlab Expands Fleet of Second Wind Triton Sonic Wind Profilers

    International wind farm developer adopts Triton for wind farm site assessments worldwide after success in U.S. Midwest SOMERVILLE, Mass. and CANBERRA, Australia - International wind energy developer Windlab has adopted Second Wind's Triton Sonic Wind Profilers as part of its standard wind resource assessment methodology, Second Wind and ...


  • New energy in search for future wind

    Scientists are taking the first steps to improve estimates of long-term wind speed changes for the fast-growing wind energy sector, intended to reduce the risks for generators in a changing climate. Some recent international studies have shown a decrease in wind speeds in several parts of the globe, including across Australia. However, more recent results by CSIRO show that Australia's ...

  • European Marine Board consults member institutes on priorities for advancing ocean observation and seabed mapping

    Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries is meeting with ocean research leaders at the European Marine Board offices in Ostend, Belgium, today to discuss ocean research challenges. The meeting with Commissioner Vella follows on from a previous consultation, held in March, which identified ocean observation and seabed mapping as crucially important for ...

  • State, federal agencies to map and protect cold water refuges for fish in Columbia and Willamette

    The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will work with NOAA Fisheries over the next three years on plans to locate, protect and restore zones of cold water habitat for fish in the Columbia and lower Willamette Rivers. Research has found that when river temperatures rise, salmon and steelhead seek out such cold water areas as crucial ...

  • Study shows 20 percent wind is possible by 2024

    Today, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released the Eastern Wind Integration and Transmission Study (EWITS). This unprecedented two-and-a-half year technical study of future high-penetration wind scenarios was designed to analyze the economic, operational, and technical implications of shifting 20 percent or more of the Eastern Interconnection's ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Energy Department blocks disclosure of road map to relieve critical U.S. energy-water choke points, Circle of Blue reports

    Withheld Report Requested and Funded By Congress Shows: Managing water and energy separately will not meet US growing energy demand; New power plants are planned without considering water availability; National policy encouraging large scale biofuels production will stress U.S. water supplies. Circle of ...

  • Esri European wind user group finds new uses for GIS

    Redlands, California—European wind energy professionals gathered in Dublin, Ireland, recently to discuss innovative ways to meet renewable-energy demands using the Esri ArcGIS platform. Members of the Esri European Wind User Group shared how they apply ArcGIS maps, apps, and tools to offshore and onshore wind-farm development, planning, engineering, construction, operations, and ...


    By Esri

  • Second Wind names Clean Electric Israel as authorized reseller in Israel and CIS

    Second Wind, a leading developer of wind measurement technology for the world's wind power industry, today announced that it is partnering with one of the leaders in the Israeli wind industry to offer wind measurement equipment in Israel and the CIS countries. Clean Electric Israel, a Petah-Tiqwa-based company providing wind assessment and forecasting services, will offer Second Wind's Nomad® ...


  • New Funding Opportunity to Develop Larger Wind Turbine Blades

    The Energy Department today announced $1.8 million in funding for the development of larger wind turbine blades that will help capture more power from wind resources and increase the efficiency of wind energy systems. This funding will support the research and development of technological innovations to improve the manufacturing, transportation, and assembly of wind turbine blades longer than 60 ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • DOE Announces Webinars on Geography of Alternative Fuels, Wind Siting Considerations, and More

    EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. Upcoming Webinars ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Major Wind Developer Brings Remote Sensing to Projects Worldwide

    CWP adds value to its projects with Second Wind's Triton Sonic Wind Profiler Formed in 2007 to finance the development of wind farms in Central and Eastern Europe, Continental Wind Partners (CWP) has adopted Second Wind's Triton Sonic Wind Profiler as a part of its standard wind resource assessment practice. With a fleet of eight Tritons, CWP is using advanced remote ...


  • West Central School Corporation's Wind Project a First for NIPSCO Feed-in-Tariff Program

    West Central School Corporation (WCSC) representatives and student leaders will celebrate the start of construction on their school's utility-grade wind turbine project with a ceremonial breaking of the ground Friday morning, September 30th, at 9:30 am EDT at the school campus. WCSC will be the first public school corporation in Indiana to utilize the Northern Indiana Public Service Company ...


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