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Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Mapping the Nation’s Wind Turbines

  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

Application of Smart Grid Technology Requires Skilled GIS Professionals to Manage an Energy-Efficient Future

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 Awarded $1.0 Million by U.S. Department of Energy

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

Oil and Gas Producers Look to Increase use of Earth Observation

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

Esri European Wind User Group Finds New Uses for GIS

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

Geoinformatics and Energy Experts Call for Clear Goals for Renewable Energy

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

Caribbean Community Maps Out Renewable Energy Plan

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

APG Flaring to be Monitored from Space in Russia

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

Interior Releases First-Ever Comprehensive National Assessment of Geologic Carbon Dioxide Storage Potential

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

Mapping the Renewable Energy Revolution

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.

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