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Secret Cash Stash Discovered in Sewage Treatment Plants

July 29th, 2011 | by Tina Casey

A national research team headed by the Columbia University Engineering School has found that sewage treatment plants in the U.S. could save $100 million per year in electricity costs with a few simple tweaks to cut down on emissions of nitrous oxide, a powerful greenhouse gas.

Legendary Sewers Could Provide Renewable Heat for Paris

April 10th, 2011 | by Tina Casey

Sprawling beneath the streets of Paris is a 1,491-mile long network of sewers, famed as a tourist attraction and setting for novels, films and various other forms of entertainment aside from fulfilling its regular duties. Well, not to pile on, but the sewers of Paris are about to

China Requires Utilities to Buy All the Electricity Generated By Renewable Energy Companies

December 26th, 2009 | by Susan Kraemer

This weekend the main Chinese legislature adopted an amendment to the renewable energy law, requiring that utilities buy all the electricity produced by renewable energy generators. Power enterprises refusing to buy power produced by renewable energy generators would be fined up to an amount double that of the economic loss of the renewable energy company

$100 Billion Opportunity for Waste-To-Energy Companies in Developing World

December 26th, 2009 | by Susan Kraemer

Here's an opportunity to wisely spend some of the $100 billion that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised at Copenhagen to cut the greenhouse gases of developing nations by aiding in the development of renewable energy infrastructure to by-pass fossil fuel dependence. Apparently one in four Chinese cities and seven out of 10 counties are without sewage-treatment plants, according to the People's Daily

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