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Microgrid delivers energy security to children’s home in Puerto Rico

Microgrid delivers energy security to children’s home in Puerto Rico

A collaborative project to provide energy resiliency has been completed at a Puerto Rican home for neglected children. The three-year effort includes work and equipment from ASCO Power Technologies, Affiliated Engineers, Engineers without Borders, and Schneider Electric. The microgrid delivers energy security for the Hogar Albergue para Niños Jesús de Nazaret children’s home in Puerto Rico. In the wake of […]
Brazil May Favor Gas Over Wind to Fulfill World Cup Energy Demand

Brazil May Favor Gas Over Wind to Fulfill World Cup Energy Demand

Brazil, the second-biggest producer of hydroelectricity, is seeking to increase the use of fossil fuels after the worst drought in 50 years depleted reservoirs, underscoring a limit to renewable energy.
Quest for Energy is Race Against Time

Quest for Energy is Race Against Time

There are two reasons why society has to get out of oil, and at first sight, they seem contradictory. Firstly, oil is running out. Secondly, we cannot afford to burn it all. Oil is running out because it is a finite resource. Optimists, like the US Department of Energy and the oil companies, estimate that around 2,600 bn barrels are left in known deposits and predictable future discoveries. Pessimists, like the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas, reckon on more like 1,000bn barrels.
Depleting Oil Reserves Push European Renewables

Depleting Oil Reserves Push European Renewables

With the growing realization that renewable energy sources can potentially compete against or even replace fossil fuels, many European countries have initiated several projects to harness and develop various renewable forms of energy.
Obama’s Green Economy

Obama’s Green Economy

Is it a bail-out or a build-up? That's the question being put to federal lawmakers right now as they try to grapple with the nation's economic woes and with how to allocate its depleting resources.
Energy Risk – Oil Supplies To Decline After 2010

Energy Risk – Oil Supplies To Decline After 2010

Global supplies of crude oil will peak as early as 2010 and then start to decline, ushering in an era of soaring energy prices and economic upheaval, according to an international group of petroleum specialists.
Despite protests, state energy regulators approve solar power deal

Despite protests, state energy regulators approve solar power deal

California’s second-largest utility won support Thursday for a plan to spend public money on a major solar energy plant that opponents say would deplete state funds intended for smaller systems such as rooftop solar panels…
Canada Must Support Renewables in Campaign Against GHG Emissions

Canada Must Support Renewables in Campaign Against GHG Emissions

An environmental group says the Canadian government has taken "few concrete actions" to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and relies on "loose phrases" such as "'encourage' the development of renewable energy" in its plans and strategies.
US, China commit to phase down climate-warming HFCs from refrigerators and air conditioners – but what will replace them this time?

US, China commit to phase down climate-warming HFCs from refrigerators and air conditioners – but what will replace them this time?

The EPA finalized a rule to start eliminating a class of climate-warming chemicals that are widely used as coolants in refrigerators, air conditioners and heat pumps.
Pond Scum Promising Alternative Fuel Source

Pond Scum Promising Alternative Fuel Source

[The Colorado Springs Business Journal] In the wake of rising oil prices and depleted oil fields, several companies in Colorado are focused on alternative energy solutions, and one Fort Collins company is using an unlikely source to create petroleum: algae.