Combined heat and power (CHP) has changed the face of energy generation for the better. Instead of the old, outmoded, and inefficient process (which can waste as much as two-thirds of total energy generated), CHP utilizes the energy that’s squandered through heat in normal generators. (more…)
A look across the US landscape reveals several rich markets for energy efficiency over the next year. Some emerge out of unfortunate natural disasters; others arise from the growing realization by state governments that it is typically cheaper to save energy than produce it.
Superstorm Sandy leveled neighborhoods in New (more…)
If there were an equivalent in the energy industry to Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, natural gas would be this year’s winner.
The dramatic rise in natural gas supply, and fall in price, has reconfigured the energy scene in the United States, suddenly creating a bounty of domestic energy, driving down wholesale power prices and speeding retirement of polluting coal-fired plants. (more…)
According to a recent study carried out by Euroheat & Power (EHP), the international association of district heating and cooling, the value of energy wasted each year in the European Union amounts to a whopping 1.000 euros per citizen. This amounts to up to 500 billion euros per year, or 638 billion USD. (more…)
NewScientist’s January 28 issue is likely to unsettle clean energy advocates – but it is worth the read.
The cover article, “Power paradox: Clean might not be green forever,” posits that even renewable energy can warm the planet, and eventually change climate, if we continue to ratchet up power production to (more…)
Energy efficiency in the US is much light and little heat – literally. Government policy pays a great deal of attention to saving electricity, but focuses little on the thermal energy we waste.
“Policy is electricity-centric in the US. Unless you are making kilowatts, the most efficient investments are (more…)
I hesitate to start this blog with the words “combined heat and power.” You might stop reading.
Okay, so it’s not the Brad and Jen of energy. (That would be solar and wind.) But what it lacks in glamour, it makes up for in constancy and results. It’s an old guy, been around for about a century. And while its name might not sound green, it (more…)
This summer, The National Gallery in London is engaging public audiences with an 8,000 plant rendering of Van Gogh’s A Wheatfield with Cypresses (1889).
Over 25 varieties of flora are offering museum-goers sweeter, cleaner air and a setting ripe for ecological discussion as the National Gallery forwards their plan (more…)
China yesterday reinforced its commitment to renewable energy by entering an agreement with an Israeli company specialized in combined heat and power (CHP).
ZenithSolar signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Energy (more…)
Denmark, like, Germany, her neighbor to the south, is a country that takes renewable energy seriously. The wind energy industry alone in Denmark is booming with companies like Vestas and Siemens Wind Power both having production facilities and bases of operation on Danish soil. Denmark’s own wind based energy also grows exponentially each year leaving (more…)