» Industrial Energy Management Systems Navigant Research Industrial energy management systems are evolving quickly to help industrial facilities minimize energy use and waste while still meeting the demands of production. Energy management system engagements with industrial clients are by nature high-touch and require the effective combination of software installation and a host of related services. With their global presence, extensive domain expertise, and established infrastructure to support long-term engagements, large original equipment manufacturers have long dominated this market. However, the industrial energy management market is changing.
11 Ingenious Solar Projects Impacting the Developing World It's easy to take energy for granted, forgetting that throughout much of the world, a lack of power affects everything from business to education to matters of life and death. Approximately 1.5 billion people still don't have access to electricity worldwide, with an additional 1 billion having only intermittent access. By using the power of the sun — the ultimate natural resource — these issues can be ameliorated, if not solved. Scientists, social entrepreneurs and even big tech companies are working to make strides with solar power.
Climate Change Could Be Reduced by Solar Roads Currently, humanity is on the brink of environmental disaster due to climate change. Our future could be a bleak one with rising seas and an atmosphere heating up to extreme temperatures. Or it could be a peaceful place with clean energy and a major reduction of the usage of oil, gas and coal a thing of the past. If one couple in Idaho gets their way, this clean green future could include their very own invention, solar roads.
the gateway to environmental law English Français Español Select one or more databases for simple or advanced search ECOLEX is a database providing the most comprehensive, global source of information on environmental law. Wireless power The most common form of wireless power transmission is carried out using direct induction followed by resonant magnetic induction. Other methods under consideration are electromagnetic radiation in the form of microwaves or lasers and electrical conduction through natural media. Electric energy transfer
This glass sphere might revolutionize solar power on Earth German architect André Broessel, of Rawlemon, has looked into his crystal ball and seen the future of renewable energy. In this case it’s a spherical sun-tracking solar energy-generating globe — essentially a giant glass marble on a robotic steel frame. But this marble is no toy. Bill Gates invests $2 billion in renewable energy Bill Gates has announced plans to invest another $2 billion in renewable energy technology to help the fight against climate change. At the same time, the philanthropist emphasized he will not join a movement spearheaded by 350.org to divest from fossil fuel companies emitting the bulk of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Rather than divest, Gates says he will double renewable energy investments over the next five years. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation plans to invest the $2 billion in breakthrough renewable energy technologies to help reduce global CO2 emissions. Although he is investing these funds, Gates told the Financial Times he believes current projects will only scratch the surface of renewable energy needs by 2030.
Resilience Alliance May 4-8, 2014 Montpellier, FR The Science and Practice of Ecology and Society Award The Science and Practice of Ecology & Society Award is given annually to the individual or organization that is the most effective in bringing transdisciplinary science of the interactions of ecology and society into practice. The winner of this year's award is Stephen Uzzo. Solar Roadways Solar panels that you can drive, park and walk on. They melt snow & cut greenhouse gases by 75% ?!!! Solar Roadways will be featured this Saturday morning, February 14th on Innovation Nation on CBS with Mo Rocca. Here's a still shot from the show with Adam Yamaguchi on the Sandpoint Airport runway: a potential Solar Roadways pilot project for later this year. Adam Yamaguchi and Scott Brusaw
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Sustainable development and much more According to Climate Progress : ” In 2004, Princeton Profs Socolow and Pacala published a paper in Science, “Stabilization Wedges: Solving the Climate Problem for the Next 50 Years with Current Technologies.” ” (…) I spoke to Socolow today at length, and he stands behind every word of that — including the carefully-worded title. Indeed, if Socolow were king, he told me, he’d start deploying some 8 wedges immediately.“ When the paper was first published, we needed only seven of these wedges.