India in focus for Norwegian expertise with natural gas

Innovation Norway, DNV GL and the Norwegian Embassy organized a seminar in New Delhi recently to display Norwegian expertise within natural gas, and to address the challenges and opportunities in the evolving market in India. The seminar provided unique opportunities to get the latest on industry developments, driving technologies, safety guidelines and operational issues. “India wants to combine economic growth with low carbon emissions, and aims to deliver electricity 24X7 to all Indians. Norway aims to be your partner in achieving these goals”, said Ms Hanne Meldgaard, Minister-Counsellor, Norwegian Embassy,…

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Our plan to future-proof NZ’s environment – United Future

UnitedFuture is today announcing a new environmental policy package aimed at future-proofing New Zealand’s environment for generations to come. “At its core, UnitedFuture is a forward looking political party. It is committed to making New Zealand a country current as well as future generations want to live, work, enjoy and raise their families,” said UnitedFuture leader, Peter Dunne. “It is, therefore, vital that we lay the foundations today to ensure we create and conserve the best environment that we can for our children and grandchildren to enjoy. “Our policy package…

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Plastic Wind Trees Are Bringing Sustainable Power To Residential Homes

These French-made turbines are offering a small, aesthetically pleasing approach to affordable personal energy According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, an environmental and social research organization, wind energy is the fastest-growing source of alternative electricity in the world. Large wind farms have been used for city power, but it’s been largely removed from residential areas. That’s because it’s taken enormous wind turbines that can be as tall as a five-story building, and almost as wide, to generate enough electricity to make the investment worth it. As a result, only major…

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DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol Breaks Ground on Iowa Biorefinery

The Iowa biorefinery will convert 375,00 dry tons of stover into 30 million gallons of renewable fuel per year. NEVADA, Iowa, November 30, 2012 ‘ DuPont today came one step closer to commercializing advanced biofuels by breaking ground on its cellulosic ethanol facility in Nevada, Iowa. Expected to be completed in mid-2014, this more than $200 million Iowa biorefinery will be among the first and largest commercial-scale cellulosic facilities in the world. This new facility is expected to generate 30 million gallons annually of cellulosic biofuel produced from corn stover residues,…

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SADC SUMMIT BEGINS IN SWAZILAND’S CAPITAL MBABANE

MBABANE (Swaziland), Aug 30 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The 36th SADC Heads of States and Government Summit is taking place in Mbabane, Swaziland on Aug 30 -31 under the chairmanship of the incoming chairperson of SADC, King Mswati III of Swaziland. The theme of the summit is “Resource Mobilization for Investment in Sustainable Energy Infrastructure for an Inclusive SADC Industrialization for the Prosperity”. The summit will be held at the Grand Hall of Lozita, 32 kilometers from Mbabane. The Angolan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Georges Chikoti, said that the heads of state…

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Three issues facing the global energy industry

By Hasan Murat Mercan Chair of the organising committee for the 23rd World Energy Congress Here is an outline of some of the issues facing the global energy industry and how they will be addressed at the 23rd World Energy Congress in Istanbul  in mid-October. Adapting business models to low-carbon energy generation COP21 in December 2015 has identified an ambitious set of goals which were agreed by nearly 200 countries. The headline target to put the brakes on global warming so the earth does not heat up by more than two…

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Will a merged Tesla-SolarCity put a solar-powered battery in every home?

e year ago Tesla Motors announced plans to build its Gigafactory to produce huge numbers of batteries, giving life to the old saying, “if you want something done right, do it yourself.” By making electric car batteries that Tesla used to buy from others, CEO Elon Muskadopted a strategy made famous by Henry Ford – build a vertically integrated company that controls the many stages of production. By integrating “backward” into its supply chain, Musk is betting Tesla can improve the performance and lower the costs of batteries for its…

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Cuba Seeks To Expand Role Of Renewable Energy

HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 25 2016 – The government of Cuba and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) are holding a workshop on approaches to operating and planning electricity systems with higher shares of variable renewable energy in the island nation of Cuba. Taking place in Havana from the 24th to 26th of August, with the support of the German Government’s International Climate Initiative, the three-day workshop is the first of its kind in the country and will facilitate the exchange of knowledge between Cuban technical experts and international planners and…

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MGM Resorts International Rolls Out Solar Powered Mobile Device Charging Solution: The ZON “Powersol”

– Powersol is a solar powered, mobile device charging station, ensuring guests can charge up devices conveniently, sustainably, and quickly at MGM properties – MGM rolls Powersol out at iconic properties Aria Resort & Casino, Bellagio & MGM Grand – Powersol is made in the USA, women founded and women managed. LAS VEGAS, Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — MGM Resorts International has begun its rollout of Powersol, demonstrating that MGM continues to lead the hospitality industry by adopting relevant tech amenities and working with ground breaking companies like ZON. Powersol’s solar…

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Citizens Advice welcomes fresh Aberdeen City Council attempt to tackle fuel poverty

Council takes step to ensure city’s long term energy needs amid a series of shocks in North Sea Oil market ABERDEEN City Council (ACC) has agreed to set up its own Energy Services Company (ESCo) in efforts to manage all of the city’s energy use, deployment and development. The ESCo plans to be an “arms length” organisation completely owned by the council but operating outside of its usual structures, and it will also be given a remit to expand and develop the energy-related services of the city in the future. A working…

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