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Smarter Grid Solutions Launches Unique Suite Of Active Network Management Products for Smart Grids

30 minutes agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Smarter Grid Solutions specialises in Active Network Management – the technology that enables the integration of distributed and renewable energy resources, and manages their behaviour using real-time, autonomous and deterministic control. Show More Summary

How Solar PV Can Power A Carbon-Free Energy Revolution, In Four Charts

Can we build enough carbon-free energy, and can we do it fast enough, to avert the catastrophic effects of climate change without having to power this energy transition with fossil fuels that would undermine the whole transition? The answer is “yes.” read more

Does CDR Provide 'Moral Hazard' for Avoiding Deep Decarbonization of our Economy?

The “moral hazard” argument against CDR is that it could be a “Trojan horse” that fossil fuel interests will use to delay rapid decarbonization of the economy, as these fossil interests could use the prospect of cost-effective, proven, scaleable CDR technologies as an excuse for continuing to burn fossil fuels. read more

THE TASTE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Eight foods you're about to lose due to climate change; As worsening drought and extreme weather devastate crops, you may begin seeing global warming when you open your fridge Twilight Greenaway, 29 October 2014 (UK Guardian) "What does climate change taste like? …[M]any food production systems are becoming threatened. Show More Summary

LNG Transport Applications Abound; Offer Environmental Benefits

Intermodal transport – where goods arrive at major seaports and are transferred to trucks and trains – presents numerous economic and carbon emissions mitigation opportunities across the value chain by switching from fuels such as diesel to liquid natural gas. read more

THE WORLD’S BEST NEW ENERGY OPPORTUNITIES

Climatescope 2014 – Global Study Shows Clean Energy Activity Surges In Developing World; China, Brazil and South Africa show wide diversity of clean energy investment opportunities 28 October 2014 (Bloomberg New Energy Finance) "Developing...Show More Summary

WORLD WIND IN RENEWED BUILD

Wind Could Provide Almost One-Fifth Of Global Electricity By 2030 Ari Phillips, October 22, 2014 (ClimateProgress) “Wind capacity could increase nearly seven-fold by 2030, reaching a total of more than 2,000 gigawatts and meeting almost...Show More Summary

WORLD GEOTHERMAL RISING

A head of steam; Geothermal power sheds its hot-spring roots October 26, 2014 (The Economist) “Geothermal energy, long a poor relation among the more glamorous renewable technologies of wind and solar power, is poised to smarten its dowdy image…[There is] much to like about geothermal energy. Show More Summary

How Smart Will Our Homes Get? SPI Panel Takes a Look

Smart homes have been talked about for a number of years now. These days, homes are becoming increasingly connected, with more technology being integrated into all aspects of the home. Despite this, homes cannot be considered smart yet, even though products within them are. At Solar Power International last week, a panel convened on this topic to Continue reading ?

Friday Energy Facts: Benchmarks Play an Important Role in Pricing Crude Oil

When analysts and media discuss crude oil prices, they typically refer to one of a small group of specific types of crude oil that are widely and actively bought and sold. The use of such benchmark crudes makes it easier for buyers and sellers to price the variety of crudes that are produced around the world. read more

VOC Treatment Expected to Reduce 99% of Emissions

Environmental technology company Tecam Group has signed an agreement with Bol&For Impresores, a flexible packaging manufacturer, for the supply of one exhaust air reduction system for the abatement of gas emissions emitted during the production process. Show More Summary

Company Fined $1.6M for Oil Spill Violations

Superior Crude Gathering has agreed to pay a $1.61 million civil penalty for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2010 crude oil spill from tanks at Superior’s oil storage facility in Ingleside, Texas. The United States’ complaint alleges that Superior Crude discharged at least 2,200 barrels (or 92,400 gallons) of crude […]

Creative Recycling: Bats Find Homes in Chevy Byproducts

An adhesive used in production of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray may help preserve a threatened bat species in North America. General Motors found that when processed, the adhesive can serve as a stalactite in artificial bat caves. Show More Summary

Green Buildings Market Grows to $260 Billion

Construction of green buildings rose to 325 million square meters of new floor space in 2013, representing a $260 billion market, according to a report by Lux Research. In addition, green buildings are delivering predictable internal rates of return of 5 percent or more. Lux analysts studied utility savings, rental rates, resale value and government incentives in […]

Monsanto, Dow, Others Raise Nearly $8M to Defeat GMO Ballot Initiative

Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences are among the seed companies that have raised about $8 million to defeat a Maui County voter initiative to temporarily ban GMO farming until the county conducts a public health and environmental study of its impact, as reported by the Honolulu Civil Beat. Campaign spending records show that agribusiness giant Monsanto […]

Tour of NuScale Control Room and Test Facility

On October 20, 2014, I had the opportunity to visit NuScale’s facilities in Corvallis, OR. Though the company now has offices in three cities, Corvallis, the home of Oregon State University, is the place where the NuScale Power Module has been conceived and refined. read more

SureHarvest Supply Chain Management System Improves Farms’ Performance

SureHarvest, an agrifood sustainability company, is rolling out its sustainability performance management software, SMIS, to produce supply chain management company ProAct, the California Cut Flowers Commission and the Oregon Hazelnut Marketing Board. Show More Summary

Ship Owners to Receive $500,000 from Carbon Credit Claims

Two ship owners are due to be awarded a combined total of almost $500,000 when the first claims resulting from a carbon credits methodology developed by AkzoNobel and The Gold Standard Foundation are finalized next year. The program, launched in April, allows ships to generate income in the form of carbon credits, which are earned […]

Microsoft, REI Among 100 Washington Firms Calling for Climate Change Action

More than 100 Washington businesses, including Microsoft, REI, Virginia Mason and Saltchuk, have launched an open declaration calling for action on climate change. The Washington Business Climate Declaration — a companion to the Climate Declaration launched in 2013 by Ceres — highlights the support of state business leaders for action on climate change: “we support […]

Green Seal Proposes Environmental Innovation Standard

Green Seal, which certifies sustainable products and services, is accepting public comment on its proposed standard for environmental innovation. The proposed standard is intended to guide the creation of innovative products and technologies, and provide a basis for an independent certification or verification. Show More Summary

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