The EFTF (Energy From Thorium Foundation) would like to thank Ohio State House Reps Terry Boose and Andy Thompson for introducing a house resolution supporting the development of Thorium based MSRs (Molten Salt Reactors) in Ohio. IfShow More Summary
Consumer interest in smart grids has stagnated, and consequently, it could be years before true smart grids emerge, according to a recent survey conducted by Navigant Research. The Smart Grid Consumer Survey finds that consumers generally do not recognize the potential benefits of smart grid deployments and related programs and services. Hence, it could take Continue reading ?
We need to move as quickly as possible to the clean energy future, and scaling up wind power will be a big part of the solution. Wind and other clean, renewable energy will help end our reliance on fossil fuels and combat the severe threat that climate change poses to humans and wildlife alike. read more
This year was the first time someone could use the words "solar" and "mainstream" in the same sentence and be taken seriously. And while it's still too early to call solar PV a truly mainstream energy technology, it's certainly getting close. read more
Computer Warehouse Group ( CWG), an indigenous technology company, has come up with an effective smart grid and metering solution, which completely solves the problems that results from power theft, inadequate planning, measurement of units of distribution that is transmitted to consumers. Show More Summary
Scientists and clean water experts are gathering in Washington, DC this week to defend threatened wetlands, critical drinking water supplies, unique kinds of water bodies like prairie potholes—and the fundamental science of clean water. read more
But more than 15 gigawatts of proposed renewable projects won’t displace coal
Reuters is running a series titled Breakout: Inside China’s Military Buildout. Installment number 6 is titled The U.S. government lab behind Beijing’s nuclear power push. The title is misleading; it is not about China’s world-leading, multibillion-dollar program. Show More Summary
DukeNet, a regional fiber provider, is conducting a software defined networking (SDN) proof of concept demonstration in its lab that shows how the WAN could support cloud services carried out of the data centers its business customers use today.
Installing rooftop solar panels boosts a home’s resiliency and green credentials while cutting utility bills, but does it also increase a home’s resale value? The answer according to a new Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory study, is a resounding yes – at least in California. read more
A Canadian environmental and economic review panel approved plans for a pipeline and port project that, if built, will move oil from Alberta’s oil sands to tankers on the Pacific Coast. The $7.4 billion Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline is Canada’s backup plan if the Keystone XL pipeline through the United States to the gulf Coast is not built. The first day […]
The need for smart energy is high on the list of global priorities–up there with water and our waste issues. Pumping fossil fuel has gone on for far too long. Around the world, countries are addressing the need for alternative energy sources, and using smart renewable alternatives like our sun, which produces a ton of Continue reading ?
The EPA yesterday issued a final rule that the agency says will help create a consistent national framework to ensure the safe and effective deployment of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technologies. CCS technologies allow carbon dioxide to be captured at stationary sources — like coal-fired power plants and large industrial operations — and injected […]
Cost is by far the biggest influencer of energy and sustainability initiatives; however, 2014 will be complicated by the anticipated increased energy and resource prices, according to an Ecova report. 2014 Energy and Sustainability Predictions:...Show More Summary
The Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) has released the 12 core principles it will use for accrediting sustainability ratings worldwide. The GISR standard will comprise three components: principles, issues and indicators. Show More Summary
Patrick J. Michaels, Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger Our comment primarily concerns the DOE’s use of the social cost of carbon (SCC) in the cost/benefit analysis of the Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Furnace Fans proposed rulemaking. Show More Summary
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has published the first technical specification for a universal charger for notebook computers and laptops that the international standards organization says will “significantly reduce” e-waste. Show More Summary
More companies are hiring sustainability professionals, with the green goods and services field increasing 5 percent from 2010 to 2011 to reach 3.4 million workers, but there’s still considerable room to grow, according to a report published by the McGraw Hill Financial Global Institute. Show More Summary
Higher specific energy rates and lower costs may help lithium-sulfur cells replace their lithium-ion equivalents in such applications as electric vehicles, reports Power Electronics. The energy storage capacities for EVs need to be significantly improved to increase their driving range. Show More Summary