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Condensate Pries Open the Oil Export Lid

A US ruling to allow limited exports of condensate, a light hydrocarbon mix similar to light crude oil, has implications for both producers and refiners, though not consumers. Whether or not it leads to wider US exports of condensate and crude, it signals just how much the US energy situation has changed since the oil export ban was first imposed. Show More Summary

THE CLIMATE CHANGED WORLD IS NOW 5 TIMES MORE DANGEROUS

Eight ways climate change is making the world more dangerous; Disasters including storms, floods and heatwaves have increased fivefold since the 1970s, UN finds Suzanne Goldenberg, 14 July 2014, UK Guardian “…The world already is nearly...Show More Summary

THE MONEY IN SOLAR, Q2 2014

Solar Funding and M&A 2014 Second Quarter Report July 2014 (Mercom Capital Group) “Total corporate financing, including VC/PE, debt and public market financing in the solar sector totaled $6.3 billion in Q2 2014…Global VC funding inShow More Summary

EU STILL GROWING OCEAN WIND

4.9 GW of new offshore wind capacity under construction in Europe 14 July 2014 (European Wind Energy Association) “16 commercial offshore wind farms are under construction [in Europe] totaling 4.9 GW of power capacity [according to The...Show More Summary

$109MIL FROM GERMAN BANK BACKS KENYA GEOTHERMAL

KfW provides financing for 200 MW geothermal project in Kenya July 15, 2014 (PennEnergy) “The German Development Bank (KfW) has agreed to an almost $109 million loan to Kenya to build…[t]he Bogoria-Silali geothermal project, which is...Show More Summary

Toshiba supplies UK with 1MW smart grid battery

Toshiba is providing the UK with a 1MWh lithium-ion battery for research into power storage on a smart grid. It will be part of the Grid Connected Energy Storage Research Demonstrator project, led by the University of Sheffield, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), with support from both industrial and academic Continue reading ?

National Geographic Using Recycled Paper

The National Geographic Society (NGS) has begun incorporating recycled fiber in all the pages of National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Kids, and National Geographic Little Kids. This expanded use of recycled paper comes as a result of close collaboration with Green America and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Show More Summary

TIAA-CREF Cuts GHGs, Lowers Costs $15M

TIAA-CREF cut greenhouse-gas emissions across its real estate portfolios by about 54,500 metric tons last year through improved efficiencies, lowering utility costs by an estimated $15 million, according to the financial services organization’s 2014 Responsible Investment Report. Show More Summary

How to Create Successful Sustainability Partnerships

As businesses are increasingly expected to work with other organizations to resolve environmental and social problems, there are proven ways to make those alliances successful, according to research conducted by McKinsey & Company. Given...Show More Summary

EV Charging Station Market to Hit $947M by 2020

The US electric vehicle level two charging station market will grow from $67 million to $947 million by 2020, fueled by President Obama’s target of 1 million EVs on the road by 2015, according to research by GlobalData. Globally, the market for EV level two charging stations will grow from an estimated $0.2 billion in 2014 […]

How to Save Money by Building Green

Green building is cost effective, and any upfront additional costs for building green are recouped in one to two years on average — with exponential cost savings thereafter, according to an article in HPAC Engineering. Despite misconceptions about green buildings costing more than conventional building, available research debunks this myth, the trade publication says. The […]

AECOM Pays $4bn, Acquires URS

AECOM will pay about $4 billion in cash and stock to acquire URS. Including the assumption of URS debt, the total enterprise value of the transaction is about $6 billion, according to AECOM. The combined company will have more than 95,000 employees in 150 countries. It would have 2013 revenues of more than $19 billion. […]

2MW Food-Waste-to-Energy Plant Constructed

Construction work on UK anaerobic digestion facility developer Tamar Energy’s 2 MW food waste recycling facility has been completed, according to GPT Waste, the UK’s largest independent provider of waste management services. The 45,000...Show More Summary

Australian Carbon Tax Repealed

Companies in Australia will no longer have to pay for their carbon emissions, following the government’s repeal of the so-called carbon tax, the New York Times reports. Scrapping the carbon tax was a key election promise made by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who, upon election last year, demanded the upper house recognize his electoral mandate […]

Alternatives Assessments Strategies for Sustainable Product Development

Dr. Pamela Spencer, director of product sustainability consulting at Dow Chemical, talks about alternative assessments and strategies for developing sustainable products in this ACS webinar.

MWR InfoSecurity secures investment to protect smart energy industry

MWR InfoSecurity has secured a multimillion pound investment to protect the smart energy industry. The investment, which was received from the EU’s Environmental Technologies Fund, will allow MWR to develop its existing software products and services and spend in specialist research on the threats faced by the smart energy sector. Show More Summary

Gas Dosing Unit for Life Science Applications

QCAL Messtechnik has introduced CO2Control for incubators and test chambers. These gas dosing units can be adapted to nearly every incubator or test chamber. The user can set a CO2 concentration up to 30 percent volume CO2. The CO2Control measures the actual concentration and adds CO2 from a CO2 gas container. The company says the […]

Smart meter business expects $400m revenue

Nation-E expects revenue of up to $US400 million by the end of 2014 from its energy management meters that will roll out in August after signing agreements with major utilities in California, the company’s president said. The solution will first be launched in the United States, in alternative energy-friendly states like California and Florida, and Continue reading ?

My Top 5 Reasons Cleantech Is Alive and Well

Cleantech isn't dead. Cleantech hasn't crashed, cleantech hasn't lost its value, and cleantech has only grown more important and necessary. Cleantech is, in fact, alive and well. So here in this post are my top five reasons cleantech is alive and well. read more

Crisis of EU Refining Industry: Threat to Our Energy Security? [VIDEO]

Fabrizio Barbaso, Deputy Director General of DG Energy at the European Commission, meets with viEUws.eu leading energy journalist Hughes Belin for an exclusive interview on the European refining industry crisis and security of energy supply. read more

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