Promoting Clean, Renewable Energy: Investments in Wind and Solar Home | Executive Summary | Introduction | Transportation | Renewable Energy | Private Sector | Medical Research Three decades ago, the U.S. led the world in the development of renewable energy, such as wind, solar, and geothermal power. Since then, markets for renewable energy have grown predominantly overseas due to strong, consistent foreign government incentives and policies. As a result, manufacturing of renewable energy equipment has grown largely overseas as well. Recovery Act investments are helping the U.S. re-establish leadership in innovation, manufacturing, and deployment in these fast-growing industries, which will create new jobs, increase access to clean energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In the beginning of his Administration, President Obama set a goal of doubling U.S. renewable energy generation capacity from wind, solar, and geothermal by 2012. Download CSV Payment-in-Lieu-Of-Tax-Credits (1603) Manufacturing Tax Credits (48C) Loan Guarentees Download CSV
Complete Green Job Search Guide|Green Career Resources for Job S Aprovecho Research Center Annual cost of environmental damage is $6.6 trillion, says UN The grim numbers come from a study (PDF) released Wednesday by the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and UNEP Finance Initiative. The most environmentally damaging business sectors have been identified as utilities; oil and gas producers; and industrial metals and mining. The three together accounted for almost a trillion dollars’ worth of environmental harm in 2008. The top 3,000 companies by market capitalisation, which represent a large proportion of global equity markets, were responsible for $ 2.15 trillion worth of environmental damage in 2008. The report, titled Universal Ownership: Why environmental externalities matter to institutional investors, projects that the monetary value of annual environmental damage from water and air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, general waste and depleted resources could reach $28.6 trillion in 2050, or 23 percent lower if clean and resource-efficient technologies are introduced.
Everblue - LEED AP Certification Exam Prep Courses, LEED Consult In 2013, 70% more homes were energy rated in the U.S. and issued a HERS Index Score. There were 218,864 ratings conducted in 2013, compared to 128,000 in 2012. RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden commented on this increase, “These numbers reflect that home energy ratings are fast becoming a mainstream in the U.S. housing market. It is also encouraging th at the average HERS Index Score was 64. Baden acknowledges that homebuilders are increasingly seeing energy efficiency as a major selling point for buying a new home. Legislation to Support Energy Auditing in 2014 Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) announced that energy efficiency legislation will be reintroduced shortly. The legislation will include the SAVE Act. Shaheen, who has co-sponsored the legislation (S. 1392) with Portman, told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee's Energy Subcommittee that the bill had a “great chance” of becoming law due to bipartisan support in both chambers. inShare5
Solar Energy, Solar Power, Solar Heating, Photovoltaics, solar e 33 Objective Type Questions (MCQs) with Answers on “Environmental Pollution” 1. Which of the following is an air pollutant? (a) Nitrogen (b) Carbon dioxide (c) Carbon monooxide (d) Oxygen Image Source: abctechnolab.com 2. (a) Ozone (d) Sulphur dioxide 3. (a) – 6.5°C/km (b) 8.6°C/km (c) 6.5°C/km (d) 5.6°C/km 4. (a) Temperature increases with altitude (b) Temperature decreases with altitude (c) Temperature remains constant (d) None of the above 5. (a) Sulphur tetraoxide (b) Sulphur dioxide (c) Ozone (d) Sulphur tetraoxide 6. (a) Epiphytic lichens (b) Ferns (c) Liver worts (d) Horn worts 7. (a) Sulphur dioxide (b) Carbon mono-oxide (d) Nitrous oxide 8. (a) A natural phenomenon (b) A combination of smoke and fog (c) Is colourless (d) All of the above 9. (b) Hydrogen peroxide (c) Nitrogen oxides (d) Peroxyl Acetyl Nitrate (PAN) 10. (b) Photochemical oxidants (c) Chlorofluorocarbon (d) Smog 11. (a) Cyclone separator (b) Electrostatic precipitator (c) Fabric filter (d) Wet scrubber 12. 13. (a) Cyclone separato (c) Catalytic converter 14. (b) Chlorine (c) Hydrogen 15. (a) Methyl isocyanate (c) Ethyl isocyanate 16.
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Mr. Sun Solar The solar age is upon us It is the sheer volume of PV being installed that is crashing the price of solar. We need this hell-for-leather growth to continue for a few more years, supported where necessary by tax and regulatory support. The International Energy Agency published a report yesterday that focuses on the rapid decline in the cost of renewable energy. More precisely, Projected Costs of Generating Electricity: 2015 Edition says that electricity costs from wind and solar have plunged, a word rarely used by international civil servants. On good sites around the world, renewables are now cheaper than fossil fuels. Bizarrely, the IEA says that new nuclear is also inexpensive, a conclusion strikingly at variance with the rampant inflation in construction costs around the world. It may be that the absurd optimism over nuclear is influenced by the joint author of this report, the Nuclear Energy Agency. This note looks at how today's figures compare with the previous 2010 edition of this report. What about wind?