How does a community launch an important effort that will span decades, develop through a reasonable framework, and be grounded in a foundation of age-old principles? It has been an intriguing one-step-at-a-time process. As Holland worked to quietly and effectively handle its future power generation needs, many questions rose to the surface.
“We found that even though we could not solve the entire GHG problem through efficiency alone, weexpected that outcome,” stated lead author Jeffery Greenblatt, a staffscientist in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. “On the positive side, we were able to conclude that even though it will be verychallenging, substantial levels of additional efficiency and electrification in buildings andindustry are possible, with massive GHG benefits.” Because population and economic growth are projected in the ...
The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that it would provide almost $5.6 million to 14 research projects that it hopes will result in increased natural gas production. What are methane hydrates? Could they be the answer to energy independence? Here are the details. * Methane hydrates are 3D ice-lattice structures that are found under the Arctic permafrost and in ocean sediments along every continental shelf in the world, the DOE stated.
Briefing on the ‘Alternative Energy Future: Building a Practical Energy Policy’, with discussion on the ‘uneven track record’ of U.S. energy policy since the 1973 oil embargo, and how the nation can make progress toward the goal of affordable, reliable and clean energy. Speakers at NPC news conference incl former Under Secretary of Energy for Science Steve Koonin, Resources for the Future Senior Fellow Emeritus Robert Fri, Columbia University Professor of Law Michael Graetz, MIT Professor of Environmental Economics Michael ...
In the new energy future, building owners can squeeze some extra value out of their property by installing rooftop solar panels or even integrating solar energy harvesting directly into roofing materials and exterior walls.
ALBANY — A new study of sea life off the state’s Atlantic coast will help guide future building of off-shore wind turbines to reduce potential environmental damage. Done by the say Department of State’s Ocean and Great Lakes Program, and the federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the two-year study off the south shore of Long Island will help potential wind developers find areas that avoid potential damage to sensitive deep-sea corals, fish and shorebird habitats.
Event Detail : Event Date : October 24, 2011 – October 26, 2011 Venue : San Francisco, California, USA Event Description : The Smart Energy International Conference & Technology Expo is the smart energy industry’s platform to the future.
[Reporter : ] I’ve always imagined the future homes being more self sufficient and it looks like we have two stories from different parts of the globe showing just that.And it’s always good to have stories dealing with good food.This time we are speaking Middle Eastern Cuisines.[Reporter : ] Looks like more people in the UK are smitten with exotic spices from the Middle East.
Future building projects to be funded by EU-backed bonds By Sarah Collins | Friday 01 July 2011 The EU intends to court private investors in a bid to fund essential energy, transport and broadband projects by underwriting a major part of their investment. In its proposals on the post-2013 financial framework, unveiled on 30 June, the European Commission revived the project bond idea, first mooted by Commission President José Manuel Barroso in September 2010, which would see the EU budget ...
Future homes to be built with green consideration Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Communities within the province are preparing to adopt a new, environmentally friendly building code. Beginning June 21, communities across B.C.., including Fort St. John have concurred to adopt a new building regulation, which promotes the use of alternative energy by requiring all new single family homes to be built solar hot water ready.