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Global energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide stalled in 2014

Lunedì, 16 Marzo 2015
Data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) indicate that global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector stalled in 2014, marking the first time in 40 years in which there was a halt or reduction in emissions of the greenhouse gas that was not tied to an economic downturn.

New Models Yield Clearer Picture of Emissions' True Costs

Martedì, 10 Marzo 2015
When its environmental and human health toll is factored in, a gallon of gasoline costs us about $3.80 more than the pump price, a new Duke University study finds

When its environmental and human health toll is factored in, a gallon of gasoline costs us about $3.80 more than the pump price, a new Duke University study finds.

Solar Energy emerging as cheapest power source in many parts of the world

Mercoledì, 25 Febbraio 2015
By 2025, solar power in sunny regions of the world will be cheaper than power from coal or gas, according to a new study by the Fraunhofer Institut. Success depends on stable regulatory conditions.

High-efficiency concentrating solar cells move to the rooftop

Lunedì, 23 Febbraio 2015
Ultra-high-efficiency solar cells similar to those used in space may now be possible on your rooftop thanks to a new microscale solar concentration technology developed by an international team of researchers.

Ultra-high-efficiency solar cells similar to those used in space may now be possible on your rooftop thanks to a new microscale solar concentration technology developed by an international team of researchers.

Fishing vessel transformed into a wave power plant

Mercoledì, 18 Febbraio 2015
Is it possible for a redundant fishing vessel to be used as a power plant? Absolutely! The first vessel of its kind is now anchored offshore in the Stadthavet area west of Ålesund, Norway, with the aim of generating electricity from the natural forces of the sea.

Closer look at flawed studies behind policies used to promote 'low-carbon' biofuels

Martedì, 17 Febbraio 2015
Nearly all of the studies used to promote biofuels as climate-friendly alternatives to petroleum fuels are flawed and need to be redone, according to a researcher who reviewed more than 100 papers published over more than two decades.

PV inverter shipments rise as prices fall

Venerdì, 13 Febbraio 2015
Pricing continues to fall, demand for a wider scope of services increases, and expansion of demand into new markets with weak grids creates the need for more flexible architectures, according to a new report from GTM Research

A ray of sunshine for bioenergy

Martedì, 10 Febbraio 2015
New study shows value of combining solar thermal energy with biomass gasification to produce natural gas substitute.

Even at historically low natural gas prices, bioenergy may not be out of the running — it just may need a little help from the sun. A new study from researchers at the University of Minnesota examining the financial viability of solar-heated biomass gasification technologies that produce a natural gas substitute product concludes that combining these renewable resources can make economic sense.

Two months left to Solarexpo-The Innovation Cloud 2015

Lunedì, 9 Febbraio 2015
From 8 to 10 April at MiCo-Milan Exhibition and Conference Centre will be held the 2015 edition of Solarexpo-The Innovation Cloud, the multi-technological exhibition and conference event totally dedicated to low carbon energy technologies and their integration for smart buildings, smart grids and smart cities.

From 8 to 10 April at MiCo-Milan Exhibition and Conference Centre, in the heart of the city, will be held the 2015 edition of Solarexpo-The Innovation Cloud.

Production of both biofuel and animal feed from one crop is now possible, and can be done on a farm

Mercoledì, 4 Febbraio 2015
The research shows the potential for complementary food and biofuel production, circumventing issues related to land-use competition. The system could be deployed at a local level by individual farmers, providing sustainable biofuel production, and could be particularly beneficial to farmers in the developing world.