Energy saving

Efficient energy use, sometimes simply called energy efficiency, is the goal to reduce the amount of energy required to provide products and services. For example, insulating a home allows a building to use less heating and cooling energy to achieve and maintain a comfortable temperature. Installing LED lighting, fluorescent lighting, or natural skylight windows reduces the amount of energy required to attain the same level of illumination compared to using traditional incandescent light bulbs.
Solar, wind and other energy savers found here.
  • The Economic Times

    IIT-Mandi developing technology to convert heat into electricity

    MANDI: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi are developing novel thermoelectric materials that can efficiently convert heat into electricity. While solar power has received a lot of attention, other alternative sources are equally promising, even if less known, researchers said. Generating power from heat, for example, is attractive as there is a lot of heat that is created through human activities in industry, power plants, home appliances and automobiles where most of this heat is lost, they said. There has been considerable interest in recent years in the development of technologies that can dynamically harvest energy from the environment and convert it to electricity.

  • PR Newswire

    Star's Group Managing Director Prepares to Share Industry Knowledge at ICR Montreal

    Dr. Andy Pearson will attend the IIR International Congress of Refrigeration in Canada in two weeks' time as an expert speaker. LONDON, August 20, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Star Refrigeration's Group Managing Director has been invited to present two papers at one of the world's most esteemed conferences in the cooling industry. The 25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration is due to take place in Montreal from August 24th-30th, and Star Refrigeration will also take part in the exhibition to showcase its game-changing low charge ammonia refrigeration packages.

  • Energy regulator launches investigation into mass National Grid blackout
    Yahoo Finance UK

    Energy regulator launches investigation into mass National Grid blackout

    Ofgem to find out if network operators breached licence conditions when hundreds of thousands of homes across Britain were left without electricity last week.

  • EPA's New 'Dirty Power' Rule “Disappointing” Says Green Solar Technologies COO Edward Harner
    seattlepi.com

    EPA's New 'Dirty Power' Rule “Disappointing” Says Green Solar Technologies COO Edward Harner

    Caption Close Solar Company Leader Responds To Lawsuit Against EPA Rule and the Disproportionately Negative Impact of Coal vs. Clean Energy and Renewables State governments in 22 states and seven major city municipalities filed suit last week in the federal appeals court in Washington to stop the new EPA rule that opens the door for coal-fired power plants to operate indefinitely without requiring them to use key technology to reduce greenhouse gas and cap their emissions as required by an Obama-era law. The lawsuit will attempt to prove Trump's new rule doesn't meaningfully reduce greenhouse gas emissions and therefore violates the EPA's duty under the Clean Air Act. Follow seattlepi.com on

  • Tesla Shows Interest In Setting Up A Battery Plant In India
    Mashable India

    Tesla Shows Interest In Setting Up A Battery Plant In India

    The government has been pretty vocal about pushing India to an all-electric future. A future, wherein it's not only an international hub for manufacturing electric vehicles but also the batteries that power them. In recent developments, Tesla amongst a few other firms has shown an interest in setting up battery manufacturing plants in India. According to a report by LiveMint, two government officials aware of the matter have disclosed that China's BYD Co. Ltd and Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd are the other two companies that have shown initial interest in setting up factories to make lithium-ion batteries at an investment of about INR 50,000 crore. 1-gigawatt of battery capacity can

  • biomassmagazine.com

    Dominion Energy, Smithfield Foods break ground on RNG project

    Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods Inc. are pleased to announce that the companies are breaking ground on North Carolina's largest renewable natural gas (RNG) project through their joint venture, Align Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). Located in Duplin and Sampson counties, this project will generate enough energy to power more than 3,500 homes annually upon completion. Align RNG is a multi-state joint venture between Dominion Energy and Smithfield that will capture methane emissions from hog farms and convert them into RNG to power homes and businesses. “Breaking ground on this project with Dominion Energy is an exciting first step in bringing Align RNG to life,” said Kraig Westerbeek, senior

  • Oilprice.com

    Is Renewable Hydrogen A Threat To Natural Gas?

    SoCalGas and German Electrochaea have found a way to effectively create ‘renewable hydrogen’, using new techniques that ‘renew’ natural gas

  • Seneca County commissioners withdraw support for wind farm projects
    http://www.wtol.com

    Seneca County commissioners withdraw support for wind farm projects

    SENECA COUNTY, Ohio — A big change in Seneca County: after initially supporting multiple wind farm projects, commissioners have now reversed their decision. After voting in March to support the ongoing wind farms plans across the county, commissioners held a special vote last week that officially reversed the decision.  In the 2-1 vote, commissioners now no longer support the current wind farm projects and any potential future projects either. A large group of people brought up concerns and opposed the projects over the summer.  They were worried about potential health dangers due to the infrasound and light flicker, the threat of property devaluation and the airport needing to reroute its official

  • Letter: 'Renewable' vs. 'clean'
    Concord Monitor

    Letter: 'Renewable' vs. 'clean'

    One need look no further than the debate swirling around Gov. Chris Sununu's veto of a bill forcing ratepayers to subsidize wood-burning biomass plants. Supporters tout these biomass plants as supportive of the forestry industry through the use of their “renewable” fuel (wood). The forestry industry has no interest in dispelling the largely held assumption that the energy produced benefits the environment by relying on the confusion between “renewable” and “clean” energy. If our goal is to make choices that help our environment by reducing carbon emissions, we need energy solutions that are both “renewable” and “clean.” Don't be fooled into propping up an unsustainable industry – because, while biomass plants use renewable fuel, it's not clean.

  • PR Newswire

    Home Energy Reports from SoCalGas and Oracle Helped Customers Reduce Energy Use and Cut Carbon Emissions by 53,000 Tons

    LOS ANGELES and REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Aug. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SoCalGas and Oracle today announced that the Home Energy Reports SoCalGas customers receive each month have helped reduce natural gas use by 10 million therms since the program began in 2013. This has resulted in customers saving more than $11 million on their bills.

  • Science Daily

    Innovative valve train saves 20% fuel

    Optimized gas exchange and less friction save fuel Patrik Soltic and his team at Empa's Automotive Powertrain Technologies laboratory, together with hydraulics specialist Wolfgang Schneider, invented and developed an electrohydraulic valve train that is significantly more flexible than today's series production technology. The valves are actuated hydraulically and controlled electrically via a solenoid coil. As soon as a control current flows, a specially designed hydraulic valve opens, allowing hydraulic fluid to open the gas exchange valve to the desired extent in milliseconds counter to a spring. When the current is switched off, the gas exchange valve is closed again by the spring force and

  • Wisconsin Native Americans granted money for green projects
    The Daily Reporter - WI Construction News & Bids

    Wisconsin Native Americans granted money for green projects

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Native American tribes in Wisconsin are receiving federal grants for renewable-energy projects that tribe members say will help reduce costs and lead to energy independence. The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Odanah received a nearly $1 million grant, while the Forest County Potawatomi Community in Crandon got a grant for more than $1.5 million. The grants, announced last month, will be used to install solar panels at tribal buildings. The Wisconsin tribes are among 12 nationwide that received a total of 14 grants from the federal Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs worth a total of $16 million, Wisconsin Public Radio reported. “These projects will

  • Business Wire

    Europe Net Metering and Self-Consumption Solar PV Market Outlook 2018-2027 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

    The "Europe Net Metering and Self-Consumption Solar PV Market Outlook 2018 - 2027" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This independent, 230+ page report analyzes the net metering and self-consumption supporting schemes for solar photovoltaic (PV) in 44 European countries. Through extensive research and discussions with experts in the industry, has identified a series of market trends that will impact investment volume and solar PV capacity additions under net metering and self-consumption support schemes over the coming decade in Europe.

  • U.S. Energy Policy Must Support Natural Gas In Appalachia And West Texas
    Forbes

    U.S. Energy Policy Must Support Natural Gas In Appalachia And West Texas

    Blue Jenkins, chief commercial officer of EQT Corp., wears American flag themed socks during the 2018 CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. CERAWeek gathers energy industry leaders, experts, government officials and policymakers, leaders from the technology, financial, and industrial communities to provide new insights and critically-important dialogue on energy markets. President Trump's visit on Tuesday to the Shell “cracker” plant in Beaver County outside the great city of Pittsburgh really got my wheels turning. It's a giant of a project: a $6 billion, 7,400 permanent jobs-creating, industrial facility that will convert ethane from flowing shale gas from the region into ethylene, the basic building blocks for plastic manufacturing.

  • NTPC plans to spend Rs 20,000 cr on 5,000-Mw ultra mega solar park in Kutch
    Business Standard India

    NTPC plans to spend Rs 20,000 cr on 5,000-Mw ultra mega solar park in Kutch

    The country's largest power producer NTPC plans to set up an ultra-mega solar park in Gujarat for a phased capacity of 5000 MW at an estimated investment of Rs 20,000 crore. “We have identified two-three locations in the Kutch district and the park is likely to developed at Rs 4 crore per MW cost,” said Gurdeep Singh, chairman and managing director for NTPC. He added the company is also exploring Rajasthan as a location for another solar park. NTPC is also considering spot market options to sell some part of its solar power, without signing long term power purchase agreements. As part of its ultra-mega solar park plans, NTPC will also look to invite other solar power developers to invest in these solar parks.