Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
Wind energy is one of the fastest-growing sectors of renewable energy in the United States. About 3% of the total electricity in the United States was generated by wind turbines in 2012 (according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration), which is equivalent to the annual electricity use for about 12 million households. The amount
Monday, October 21st, 2013
Geographic information systems (GIS) play an important role to help the utilities industry manage the smart grid for an energy-smart future. And that means there is a growing need for professionals with a solid foundation in GIS technology to monitor electrical distribution systems, analyze power usage and plan future load growth to meet the changing
Monday, September 9th, 2013
Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPTT) (“OPT” or “the Company”) today announced that it has won a $1.0 million funding award from the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) to enhance the commercial viability of its PowerBuoy(R) wave-energy systems through mechanical component design changes to maximize power-to-weight output ratios and reduce overall installed capital costs.
Sunday, September 8th, 2013
The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers has set up a new body with the goal of increasing the industry”s use of Earth satellite and airborne imagery, a key tool that will improve emergency response and also make exploration and production more efficient.
Thursday, August 8th, 2013
European wind energy professionals gathered in Dublin, Ireland, recently to discuss innovative ways to meet renewable-energy demands using the Esri ArcGIS platform. Members of the Esri European Wind User Group shared how they apply ArcGIS maps, apps, and tools to offshore and onshore wind-farm development, planning, engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance.
Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
In the latest issue of the journal “Information”, a group of scientists demonstrate that the transition of our energy systems also needs a strong integration of spatial planning strategies and mechanisms. Society has experienced that a ‘set-aside’ policy of areas which are not needed for agricultural production is not a sufficient strategy for nature conservation.
Thursday, July 18th, 2013
The Worldwatch Institute is assisting the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in developing a Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS) to provide a more strategic approach to implementing renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in the region. The overall goals are to address the inadequate energy security of most CARICOM member states and to establish them
Thursday, June 27th, 2013
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Research and Development Center ScanEx plan to implement the project of satellite-based monitoring of associated petroleum gas (APG) flaring in the Russia.
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
The United States has the potential to store a mean of 3,000 metric gigatons of carbon dioxide (CO2) in geologic basins throughout the country, according to the first-ever detailed national geologic carbon sequestration assessment released today by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The assessment comes on the heels of a national plan to combat climate
Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
Pakistan encapsulates the renewable energy challenge faced by many developing and emerging countries. Despite abundant renewable resources – including solar, wind, hydropower and biomass – very little of this potential has been utilized. At the same time, about a third of the country’s people do not have access to electricity.