Monday, 27 May 2013

Opinions on blogs about renewal energies and energy efficiency - 27 May 2013

Examining the Prejudices of Renewable Energy Zealots | The ...
By Schalk Cloete
Renewable energy is ideologically very attractive. But such ideological perfection can easily switch off the critical thinking of environmentally-conscious individuals and this is exactly what we are seeing at the moment.
The Energy Collective - The world's...

CBO | H.R. 316, Collinsville Renewable Energy Promotion Act
As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on May 16, 2013H.R. 316 would authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to reinstate the licenses and extend the deadline for beginning ...
ExcitingAds! Gov

Ernest Moniz, Natural Gas and the Renewable Energy Future
By Tina Casey
New Energy Department chief Ernest Moniz calls natural gas a "boon," but the real Moniz natural gas position spells doom and gloom for the industry.
CleanTechnica

Veto renewable energy bill, Gov. Hickenlooper - The Idea Log
A new round of costly, onerous renewable-energy mandates now at Gov. John Hickenlooper's desk simply makes no sense.
Denver Post: All Blogs

Electrical Project Manager - Renewable Energy, Helix Electric
Mid Level Full Time Electrical Project Manager - Renewable Energy for Helix Electric located in San Diego, CA.
SustainableBusiness.com Green Dream Jobs

Vice President of Structured Finance, Renewable Energy, GCL ...
Senior Level Full Time Vice President of Structured Finance, Renewable Energy for GCL Solar Energy Inc located in San Francisco Bay Area, CA.
SustainableBusiness.com Green Dream Jobs

Fuel Fix » Moniz: 'This is the crucial decade' to develop renewable ...
By Simone Sebastian
Newly appointed Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz credits natural gas for helping the United States lower carbon dioxide emissions in recent years, characterizing the energy revolution as a gift to the country. “This natural gas boom,” he said, ...
Fuel Fix

Liberal Vision » Blog Archive » Renewable Energy vs. Shale
By Sara Scarlett
Um… if these figures are correct (£29bn investment = 30,000 jobs) then by implication it costs £1,000,000 to create 1 job in renewable energy? Contrast with shale gas where £50,000 = 1 job (£3.7bn investment, 74,000 jobs). Maths is fun.
Liberal Vision

Renewable Energy and Wildlife Conservation: New Challenges ...
By Eliza Cava
It's a challenge: how do we advance clean energy projects while also protecting sensitive wildlife and their habitat?
Defenders of Wildlife Blog

ReNewable Now: Last week's radio show is now available 24/7 on ...
By Arpin Renewable Energy
ReNewable Now Partners with Live Well Network. The internet's first show that is totally dedicated to the "Business of Green". Our mission is to educate, inform and motivate people when it comes to smarter living through alternative energies ...
ReNewable Now

Counting Renewable Energy Instead of Carbon Emissions | The ...
By robertwilson190
Counting renewable energy, and not carbon is bad arithmetic. We keep our eye on the progress of renewables, yet the resurgence of coal in Europe gets ignored.
The Energy Collective - The world's...

Europe Votes for Higher Renewable Energy Targets
By Industrial Info Resources
GALWAY, IRELAND--May 24, 2013 --Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland) Renewable energy targets for member states within the European Union (E.U.) will be pushed higher than the existing ...
IIR Industry News Alerts

EPA Proposes Renewable Fuel Standard Modifications ...
By Environmental Leader Staff
RINs are serial numbers used to track the production use and trading of a batch of renewable energy. Under the proposals, renewable compressed natural gas/liquefied natural gas produced from landfill biogas would also be allowed to ...
Environmental Management & Energy News

Eskom turns to renewable energy | Infrastructure news
By infrastructurene.ws
Eskom is a step closer towards achieving its goal of producing cleaner energy.
Infrastructure news

Google buys flying wind-turbine startup Makani Power : TreeHugger
By Michael Graham Richard
Google, already an investor in the clean energy startup, apparently decided that if owning part of it was good, owning all of it would be even better!
Latest Items from TreeHugger

Anti-Renewable North Carolina Bill Defeated! | CleanTechnica
By Ross
One way they are doing so is by attacking every incentive for clean, renewable energy that they can. State renewable energy policies have been a particular focus of attack as of late. One of the closest battles along these lines was recently ...
Comments for CleanTechnica

Germany must spread cost of energy shift fairly: IEA | The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
The International Energy Agency said Friday that Germany must shield its consumers from paying too much of the cost of its ambitious switch from nuclear power and fossil fuels toward renewable energy. The IEA also said Europe's biggest ...
The Raw Story

Investorideas.com Newswire - Boston Scientific showcases one of ...
Boston Scientific showcases one of the largest rooftop solar power installations in Massachusetts -- 3900-panel project at the company's international distribution center in Quincy.
Investorideas.com renewable energy...

Peak Energy: Apple now uses renewable energy for 75% of its needs
By Big Gav
Apple has released its environmental report and, among other interesting things, it now states that is uses 100% renewable energy for its data centers and 75% for its needs overall, up from 35% in 2010. The end goal is 100% renewable ...
Peak Energy

Prison Planet.com » German Firms Flee to U.S. to Avoid Staggering ...
By yihan
“If we don't get on top of the country's energy transition to renewables and are not able to rein in energy costs in the process, German industry's competitiveness stands to suffer,” the chief of the Federation of German Industry (BDI), Ulrich Grillo, ...
Prison Planet.com

Fuel Fix » Energy security, not independence, should be nation's ...
By Emily Pickrell
But Stanislaw cautioned that nation's shale resources are finite and should be used in part to finance longer-term investment in renewable energy. “We are in a world of energy abundance, not energy scarcity. But abundance doesn't mean that ...
Fuel Fix

Green Energy Cleared As Buyer For Davison Landfill « CBS Detroit
By Matt Roush
DETROIT — Green Energy Renewable Solutions Inc. (OTC: EWRL) announced Thursday that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan has confirmed the company as the sole bidder to acquire the Davison ...
CBS Detroit

Renewable Energy Stocks- Insight Into Global Green Investing ...
By www.Investorideas.com
Renewable Energy Stocks Blog; news and info for solar stocks, wind stocks,electric car stocks and more. This blog is part of the www.investorideas.com cleantech investor research content. Follow us on Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/ ...
Renewable Energy Stocks- Insight...

Investorideas.com Newswire - Getting to One-Planet Living
Washington, D.C. - May 21, 2013 (Investorideas.com renewable energy newswire) As the world continues down the path of unmitigated and unsustainable development, it is becoming increasingly clear that we have successfully pushed ...
Investorideas.com renewable energy...

Susan Osborne Explains Why Boulder Opted For A Clean Energy ...
By John Farrell
But the release of a recent report on municipalization suggests that the city can significantly increase renewable energy, reduce emissions, lower costs, and improve reliability. In other words, there seems little reason to settle for the status quo.
CleanTechnica

ČR to push for cut in subsidies to renewables at EU summit | Prague ...
"The system of renewable energy sources with subsidised prices has led to a situation yesterday when a classical energy market does not exist and it does not pay off at all to invest in new (classical) sources," said Necas. Although this does ...
Prague Monitor

Top 5 Ways The U.S Military is Utililizing Renewable Energy - Solar ...
By SolarFeeds
The U.S. Military is all about efficiency and effectiveness. In the eyes of the military, the best way to approach any operation is one in which the greates.
Solar Feeds

Grid-Scale Energy Storage on the Cusp of True Market Entry
By Eric Wesoff
Energy storage is often called the holy grail of renewable energy. The problem with the "grail" language is that the grail was never located. At least not with a compelling business case.
The Energy Collective - The world's...

Report: Ohio energy laws save consumers millions | Midwest Energy ...
By Ken Paulman
***SPONSORED LINK: Connect with Renewable Energy business leaders, investors, technology innovators, government officials and university educators September 9-11 at RETECH 2013! Midwest Energy News readers receive 10% off with ...
Midwest Energy News

Energy Outlook: Can Energy Storage Make Wind and Solar Power ...
By Geoffrey Styles
Assessing that potential requires, among other things, recognizing that energy storage is neither new nor monolithic. Nor is the intermittency of renewable energy a single challenge. For example, the output of a wind turbine and the wind farm ...
Energy Outlook

European officials, industry leaders seek energy reform - Oil & Gas ...
By OGJ editors
The European Parliament's resolution called for a share of renewable energy in the overall energy mix to 2050 greater than the European Commission's current working assumption of 30%. It passed an amendment calling for a proposal by ...
General Interest

Community Solar May Be Next Big Thing In Australia Renewables ...
By Giles Parkinson
CLEANaS, which stands for the Clean Energy Association of Newcastle and Surrounds, is a not for profit association which is launching the Lighthouse Community Renewable Energy project. Daniel MacDonald from CLEANaS said the group ...
CleanTechnica

Institute for Energy Research | IER/AEA: A Free Market Energy ...
By Robert Bradley
We criticize and expose rent-seeking by politically-connected firms (including Enron, where I worked for 16 years, challenging the firm's climate alarmism and renewable-energy subsidies). The list of energy firms who forsake the real market ...
Institute for Energy Research

Will Nicaragua turn to coal to lower energy costs?
By Tim Rogers
Nicaragua has made remarkable strides to adopt new clean energy technologies over the past five years. But the benefits of the country's gradual switch to renewable energy are not trickling down to consumers. Six years after the darkest days ...
Nicaragua Dispatch

Calls for Action at U.S. - India Energy Partnership Summit in DC ...
By Grace Gill
However, the rights group was critical of the Delhi Government's handling of the renewable energy issue. “Power Minister Haroon Yusuf has no plans to deal with the electricity crisis. He has hardly enunciated as to how he intends to deal with ...
Switchboard, from NRDC

Study IDs two compressed air energy storage methods, sites for the ...
Study IDs two compressed air energy storage methods, sites for the Northwest. 13 hours ago. Not just blowing in the wind: Compressing air for renewable energy storage. Researchers at PNNL and BPA have identified two possible sites in ...
Phys.org - latest science and...

Clean energy means more jobs, not less | Arizona Capitol Times
By Josh Coddington
Given that our neighboring states and utilities around the country are abandoning coal and investing heavily in natural gas and renewable energy generation, is sinking good money into a 40-year-old plant our only choice? When studies show ...
Arizona Capitol Times

Minnesota's new solar law: Looking beyond percentages | Midwest ...
By Dan Haugen
“A production-based incentives gives the money to the best producers instead of just rewarding whoever puts up a system,” said Laura Cina, managing director for the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society. The shift to production incentives ...
Midwest Energy News

Blogs – Energy efficiency.

Energy Efficiency at the Forefront in First Speech by DOE Secretary ...
By cnunez
In his first official remarks as Energy Secretary Tuesday, Ernest Moniz focused on an aspect of energy policy that lends itself to consensus perhaps a bit more easily than others: the need for greater efficiency.
The Energy Collective - The world's...

Living Green: Companies Offer Rebates for Energy Efficiency - 8 ...
By Sherry Swensk
Hot, Las Vegas summer months mean higher utility bills, but there are ways people can save money and energy at the same time.
Las Vegas News from 8NewsNow.com

Reducing Wireless Power Demand Through Energy Efficiency | The ...
By SilvioMarcacci
The GreenTouch consortium outlines energy efficiency measures that could reduce the net energy consumption of global data and communications networks up to 90 percent by 2020, compared to 2010 levels.
The Energy Collective - The world's...

Malta Solar PV Feed-in Tariff, Solar Hot Water, & Energy Efficiency ...
By Tim Tyler
Malta is following the lead of many of its European colleagues with a new feed-in tariff for solar PV. It's also implementing some solar hot water and energy efficiency rebates. Here are more details repost from Solar Love. In an effort to increase ...
CleanTechnica

Ohio group creates statewide energy efficiency fund | Midwest ...
By Ken Paulman
NOTE TO READERS: Midwest Energy News will be taking a break for Memorial Day. The email digest will resume on Tuesday, May 28. SOLAR: Minnesota's governor.
Midwest Energy News

MEPC of IMO Pushes Forward with Energy-Efficiency Implementation
By World Maritime News
The Committee made significant progress in its work on further developing energy-efficiency regulations; adopted an MEPC Resolution on Promotion of Technical Co-operation and Transfer of Technology relating to the Improvement of Energy ...
World Maritime News

LETTER: Energy Efficiency Will Help Sooner Than Hydro - Courant ...
The May 22 editorial asserting that hydropower from beyond our borders can lower Connecticut's high electricity costs misses the mark ["Pass The Clean-Energy Bill"]. Large hydro might help at some point -- maybe -- but it will require the ...
Letters - Courant.com

Seattle Municipal Efficiency Measures Save $1.25m · Environmental ...
By Jessica Lyons Hardcastle
While this is the first time city building energy use has been made public, Seattle says it has a history of monitoring and improving the energy efficiency of its facilities, including recent energy efficiency upgrades at 17 city-run sites, according to ...
Environmental Management & Energy News

Top 8 Energy And Water-Saving Landscaping Tips | CleanTechnica
By Dan Thiede, CERTs
Dan Thiede is the Communications Coordinator for the Clean Energy Resource Teams, or CERTs, at the University of Minnesota. CERTs works to advance the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in communities ...
CleanTechnica

Energy of the future: Transforming Germany's energy system | Left ...
By Guest
The need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change meant that the only way forward was an expansion of renewable energy sources and greater energy efficiency. Germany set itself two targets: a 50 per cent reduction in ...
Left Foot Forward

St. John's Makes Energy Upgrades To 36 Buildings, Installs Building ...
By Dan Thiede, CERTs
And when the stimulus-funded Commercial and Industrial Grant Program from the Minnesota Department of Commerce came along, it made energy efficiency easy. St. John's Hospital in Maplewood, MN, received a $300,000 grant for a $1 ...
CleanTechnica

Get peace and quiet inside and energy efficiency all around with this ...
From SIPs to straw bales, there are several alternative approaches to traditional wood-frame...
Houzz

Motors and drives for efficient control - ABB Conversations
By Edvard Csanyi
With electric motors accounting for an estimated 65 percent of industrial energy use, any increases in efficiency clearly provide the potential for major savings. The energy consumption of electric motors can be reduced in two main ways – by ...
ABB Conversations

Efficiency Bill Could Be a 'Poison Pill' for LEED Green Building ...
By Stephen Lacey
Energy efficiency proponents rejoiced last month when Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) reintroduced a sweeping bill that would provide incentives, technical assistance and new standards for energy efficiency in ...
Greentech Media: Headlines

Ernest Moniz Gives His First Speech as Energy Secretary ...
By Stephen Lacey
He wants to move efficiency “way, way up” on the Energy Department's list of priorities. ... Secretary Moniz spoke to a crowd at the Energy Efficiency Global Forum about his upcoming agenda as secretary. "Efficiency is going to be a big focus ...
Greentech Media: Headlines

EnerMotion: Hot Savings for the trucking industry - MaRS
By MaRS Discovery District
EnerMotion, an Ontario-based startup and MaRS client, has developed a method of capturing waste exhaust heat from a vehicle and converting it into useful, practical and efficient energy. EnerMotion's Hybrid Power & Energy Recovery ...
MaRS Discovery District

New GridSTAR Center: Smart Grid Research, Energy Innovation
By ECSKris
The first phase of assembling the GridSTAR Center is already underway, with plans to have a research facility, classroom laboratory and a showcase for energy efficiency to be completed in time for the start of fall semester. Later phases of the ...
The Energy Collective - The world's...

Greater Efficiency “Absolutely Critical” to Energy Future
WASHINGTON – Using energy more productively and efficiently moved to the top of the nation's agenda when a new U.S. secretary of energy took the oath of office on Tuesday. “The efficiency agenda will be absolutely critical,” said incoming ...
Latin American Herald Tribune

GROWN 2013 : The 1st International Workshop on GReen ...
This workshop provides an international forum for the research community working in the area of energy efficient wireless communication networks. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: • Green wireless network architecture • Energy ...
WikiCFP

Construction Ministry, IFC promote energy efficiency — TalkVietnam
By vietnamplus
The Ministry of Construction (MoC) and the Investment Climate Advisory Programme of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on May 24 signed a cooperation agreement on green and energy efficient building developments in Vietnam, ...
TalkVietnam

EEMBC and Volkswagen developing automotive benchmark ...
By John Day
The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) announced an expanded working group project with the Volkswagen Group to establish a microcontroller (MCU) energy-efficiency benchmark aimed at making automotive end ...
John Day's Automotive Electronics

Capital Business Blog » Transforming New York's Energy Future
By Kristin Legere
New York is properly located for growth in its chemical industry, a sector that provides significant employment and the opportunity for additional innovation in energy efficiency and energy recovery.” Darren Suarez, director of government affairs ...
Capital Business Blog

PowerCell unveils clean & energy efficient fuel cell system ...
By energynext
PowerCell, a Swedish energy technology company, has unveiled a functioning full-scale prototype of its PowerPac fuel cell system. PowerPac is the first functioning full-scale prototype fuel cell system in the world for production of electricity ...
EnergyNext

Can local chambers be catalysts for clean energy? | GreenBiz.com
By Diane Doucette
“Even chambers in states known for oil and coal production are helping their members dramatically reduce their energy use and utility bills using simple energy efficiency upgrades.” In North Carolina, the Asheville Area Chamber recognized ...
GreenBiz

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