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8 Jul, 15

Renewable Energy Responsible for First Ever Carbon Emissions Stabilization

for the first time ever, the world’s energy consumption has increased without causing an equivalent spike in carbon dioxide emissions. june 17, 2015 carbon emissions in 2014 remained at the previous year’s levels of 32.3 billion metric tons — a milestone that points to the ...
3 Feb, 14

Monitoring how your assets use energy

see what you’ve been missing to stay competitive in a rapidly changing market, organizations need to incorporate asset management capabilities that optimize not only their assets’ availability, performance, and quality, but also their energy consumption. with energy costs draining more ...
30 Jan, 14

Strong growth forecast for solar PV

global solar photovoltaic demand is poised for explosive growth in 2014, and is set to reach 49 gigawatts (gw), up from 36 gw in 2013, according to findings in the latest npd solarbuzz quarterly. as the basis for this trend, q4 2013 solar pv installations are forecast to set another record quarter ...
21 Jan, 14

Building Energy Management Market to Grow

revenues for the building energy management solutions market will grow by 19 percent over the next four years according to techsci research. techsci research, who provide research based consulting solutions, forecast in a report that a double-digit rise will take place due to a combination of ...
4 Feb, 13

Yingli Green Energy Announces Its First Order in Jordan

china, feb. 4, 2013 yingli green energy holding company limited (nyse: yge) ("yingli green energy" or the "company"), a leading solar energy company and one of the world's largest vertically integrated photo voltaic manufacturers, which markets its products under the brand " yingli solar ," today ...
16 May, 13

100 Percent Renewables: The Resources are There, Says UN Report

renewable energy sources are expected to contribute up to 80 percent of global energy supply by 2050, according to a new report published by the intergovernmental panel on climate change (ipcc). among the report’s points of emphasis: wind power alone is capable of supplying more than 100 ...
29 Nov, 13

Mankind's Survival Threatened by Climate Change

the united nations climate change conference opened in cancún, mexico, with participants agreeing that climate change is threatening the survival of humans and action needs to be taken. the cop16 talks, running from november 29 to december 10, aim to search for solutions to the climate ...
7 May, 13

Industry’s Increased Demand for Energy Efficiency Experts

volatile energy costs and an anticipated shift toward less carbon-intensive manufacturing has made energy efficiency a priority for many manufacturers. industrial plant managers understand how energy efficiency can reduce energy costs, mitigate energy price volatility, and improve operational ...
20 Mar, 13

Energy supplies evolve over time

as technologies advance, the global energy mix will grow more diverse and less carbon-intensive considering that 100 years ago, most of the world’s energy came from wood and coal, it is clear that energy supplies can change dramatically over time. while government policies and consumer ...
6 Feb, 13

Energy Trends in the Middle East

solar energy has the potential to equip the middle east with centuries of sustainable, clean electricity. a solar power plant the size of lake nasser has the capacity of supplying the electricity needs of the entire region. traditional sources of power do not meet the demands of an ...
12 Dec, 12

Jordan: Building a green economy tapping into natural advantages and developing clean technologies.

jordan imports 96% of its energy needs which accounts for 20% of gdp. due to both economic and population growth, demand for electricity has been and is growing steadily at an annual rate of 10%. the jordanian government and the private sector joined forces in order to offset dependence on ...
20 Oct, 11

Two threats to our existence

the first threat to human existence is climate change, the refusal of developed states to take responsibility for it and address it comes a close second. climate change is widely acknowledged to be the greatest threat facing humanity. it will lead to small island states disappearing from the ...
29 Oct, 10

The rise of ethical or socially responsible investments

when we invest our money, the majority of us are looking for a degree of security, the anticipation of good returns and peace of mind: a combination rarely achieved. however, we are living at a critical point in human history and, by any stretch of the imagination, interesting times. by investing ...
13 Nov, 12

The SEP Certified Practitioner

with the introduction of sep, commercial, industrial and government facility managers will be able to participate in a nationally recognized, accredited system to independently verify implementation of best practices and performance improvements in energy efficiency. achieving this voluntary ...
7 Jul, 11

Can Existing Energy Infrastructure Be Repurposed for Renewable?

through efficiency and flexibility, significant portions of the current infrastructure can be repurposed for greener energy sources. that was the tentative consensus of a panel discussion earlier this week at the milken institute global conference. the question put to the panel, titled ...
9 Feb, 11

ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard in 2011

feb.9-2011 the international organisation for standardisation (iso) have announced that in the third quarter of this year they will publish their iso 50001 international standard for energy management. against a background of rising world energy prices, the announcement is particularly ...