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2008-10-17 09:00:23

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4e0953/hybrid_power_syste) has announced the addition of the "Hybrid Power Systems and Renewable Energy" report to their offering. Hybrid power systems are combinations of two or more energy conversion devices (e.g., electricity generators or storage devices), or two or more fuels for the same device, that when integrated, overcome limitations that may be inherent in either. Hybrid systems can produce synergistic...

2008-10-14 12:00:28

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dc15ef/utility_use_of_bio) has announced the addition of the "Utility Use of Biomass" report to their offering. The 1st Edition of Research Reports International's Utility Use of Biomass report is a 40-page overview of the ways in which utilities are going about adding biomass-fueled generation to their electric resource portfolios. Renewable portfolio standards, the threat of carbon reduction mandates, and customer...

2008-10-09 06:00:35

By Anthony Harrington THE argument that nuclear should be part of any low- carbon solution to the UK's power requirements has been put forcefully by Westminster and, unsurprisingly, by the nuclear lobby. The counter argument - that it is, at best, a diversion from renewable energy - has been put equally forcefully by the likes of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth. In its submission to government, the energy company E.ON puts the pro-nuclear case as clearly as anyone. "Given the scale...

2008-10-09 06:00:34

By John G. Edwards By JOHN G. EDWARDS REVIEW-JOURNAL The United States is bubbling with geothermal resources, a new study shows, and Nevada may reap the benefits. The study, the first by the U.S. Geological Survey in 30 years, shows policymakers the potential for geothermal power, a trade association leader said. "(The study) just reassures policymakers that there's a lot of (geothermal) resources out there," said Karl Gawell, executive director of the Geothermal Energy Association....

2008-10-09 03:00:33

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4fe8a1/3rd_thermal_power) has announced the addition of the "3rd Thermal Power India 2009 Conference" conference to their offering. 3rd Thermal Power India 2009 February 19- 20, 2009 New Delhi, India India Core and Council of Power Utilities are organizing the third edition of 'Thermal Power India'- a conference & exhibition series focussing on issues in the power generation industry covering coal, gas...

2008-10-08 15:00:34

By RILKOFF, Matt PREPAID electricity sounds crazy to some and like muffled office chatter to others. Which is all apprentice electrician Gareth Read says he hears when his new wind turbine is pumping enough electricity to power a home. "When it's running it's about 47 decibels. About the same as office chatter. It's not loud by any means and quieter than anything you can hear right now," he says of the sound of home building going on at his Kakaramea property behind Patea. The wind...

2008-10-07 12:00:46

As an MIT engineering undergraduate visiting the rural fishing village of Petite Anse, Haiti, in 2004, Shawn Frayne hoped to devise a way to convert abundant agricultural waste into cheap fuel. But the budding engineer soon found that the community's mainly poor residents faced an altogether more immediate need. Unconnected to the local power grid, they relied heavily on dirty kerosene lamps, which are not only costly to operate but also unhealthy and dangerous. He decided to devise an...

2008-10-07 03:00:21

Regulatory News: Atlas Copco (STO:ATCOA) (STO:ATCOB) has received an order to supply an expansion turbine for a geothermal power plant in Germany. The contract follows a similar deal in the United States last year, highlighting the continued growth of the environment-friendly geothermal energy market. Atlas Copco's Gas and Process division has also agreed to cooperate further with the customer, Exorka International Limited of Iceland. The aim is to develop and advance the process...

2008-10-06 09:00:47

To: FOREIGN EDITORS Contact: Ian Shanno, Union IR for A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd., +1-310-928-3780 SHENYANG, China, Oct. 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd. (Nasdaq: APWR) ("A-Power"), announced today that it has signed its second sales contract with China National Automation Control System Corp. (CACS) (www.cacs.com.cn) for the sale of 50 2.7 MW wind turbines. This is in addition to the previously announced contract with CACS for five...

2008-10-06 09:00:00

DANBURY, Conn., Oct. 6, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:FCEL), a leading manufacturer of high efficiency, ultra-clean power plants using renewable and other fuels for commercial, industrial, government and utility customers, said that the extension of the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) through 2016 and its increase to $3,000 per kilowatt (kW) is expected to increase sales of its ultra-clean, highly efficient fuel cell power plants. The ITC extension was included...


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