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ElectraTherm’s Power+ Waste Heat Recovery System Generates Power & Captures Heat

July 12th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

ElectraTherm has commissioned its first Power+ waste heat to power unit in California. The unit generates fuel-free power from the waste heat generated by an existing biomass boiler using the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC), thanks to a grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) for combined heat and power applications or prime power generated from biomass


UK Renewable Electricity Generation Tops 30%, Scotland Increases By 11%

June 29th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

New figures from the UK's Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy published on Thursday showed that renewable energy accounted for 30.1% of the country's total electricity generation in the first quarter, up 3% and boasting record wind generation that accounted for over half of total renewable energy generation. 


ENGIE Acquires LANGA Group To Cement French Renewable Leadership

June 8th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

French electric utility ENGIE announced this week that it has finalized the acquisition of local solar and wind power producer LANGA Group and its portfolio of operational and pipeline projects worth 1.5 gigawatts (GW) in a move which is intended to cement ENGIE's leadership in the French renewable energy industry. 


The Pros & Cons Of Biofuels

May 23rd, 2018 | by Andy Miles

The burning of any fuel will produce CO2, but also possibly pollution in the form of particulates, nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide, and carbon monoxide, although the extent of these depends on the nature of the particular fuel and the efficiency with which the fuel is burnt


Can We Burn Our Way To A Cleaner Planet?

May 21st, 2018 | by Nexus Media

BECCS, which is short for “bioenergy with carbon capture and storage," entails growing plants that remove CO2 from the atmosphere, burning those plants to generate electricity, and then capturing the resulting carbon emissions before they escape into the atmosphere


Power To Methane

May 14th, 2018 | by George Harvey

The idea behind power-to-gas has been around for a while. It uses electric power to produce gaseous fuel, usually hydrogen. The advantages are that it can be used to take up excess electric energy from renewable generation in a chemical form. Later, the fuel can be used as needed.


Munro Academy Teaches Students About Renewables With Hands-On Projects

April 28th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

One of the challenges posed to students was focused on climate change. What can be done at the school to reduce its carbon footprint and more than that, to impact Cape Breton Island in a positive way? The students were filled with ideas and opened up the floodgates to their teachers.  Out of the long list and through a process of discussion, several ideas rose to the top and were selected as the focus on action for the project.


Efficient Wood Burning — Rocket Stoves, Masonry Heaters, & Dakota Fire Pits

March 17th, 2018 | by James Ayre

The burning of wood and biomass has gotten something of a bad reputation amongst some in the environmental community in recent years, despite the fact that well-managed woodland biomass production and use is probably as close to carbon-neutral as you can get when factoring in full-lifecycle costs and impacts (especially those from the mining sector)


Tesla Bidding On Xcel Energy Battery Storage Plan

March 16th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Xcel Energy has solicited bids on a series of grid-scale battery storage installations in Colorado. When completed and online by 2023, they may qualify for the title of largest battery installation in the world, according to PV Magazine.


The Sustainable Power Of Women

February 22nd, 2018 | by The Beam

How do you get sustainable energy solutions to more than two million people in the most remote areas  --  the last mile --  of Africa and Asia? And how do you make sure the solutions are really used? The answer is as brilliant as it is simple: appeal to the power of women.


Brazil Seeks To Join International Renewable Energy Agency

February 6th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Last month, Brazil announced its intention to begin the process of becoming a full Member of the International Renewable Energy Agency, and this month the Agency has welcomed Brazil's intentions, saying the decision "reflects the country’s strong commitment to multilateralism and sustainable energy."


UK Produced More Electricity From “Low Carbon” Sources Than Coal & Gas In 2017 (1st Time) … But Will Need To Invest More In Cleantech To Meet Climate Change Goals (Carbon Brief)

January 7th, 2018 | by James Ayre

If the UK is to meet its climate change and greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals, then it will need to invest more in so-called clean energy and cleantech. That's the takeaway of a new analysis and report from Carbon Brief, which utilized data provided by Imperial College London



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