Latest Sustainable energy Stories

Research Shows Net Energy Analysis Should Become A Standard Policy Tool
2014-06-26 03:25:53

By Mark Shwartz, Stanford University Policymakers should conduct "net energy analyses" when evaluating the long-term sustainability of energy technologies, according to new Stanford University research. Net energy analysis provides a quantitative way to compare the amount of energy a technology produces over its lifetime with the energy required to build and maintain it. The technique can complement conventional energy planning, which often focuses on minimizing the financial cost of...

2014-06-25 23:07:51

A focus on greener practices across all industries, a universal push to do business and live our lives in a way that is easier on the environment, has led many companies and individuals to look into alternate ways to power their homes and businesses. Wise Business Plans is excited to offer increased support to green energy companies such as wind farms in 2014. (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 According to the American Council On Renewable Energy, renewable energy accounted for nearly 40% of all new,...

2014-06-25 23:05:29

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) markets. Global market for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) is projected to reach US$1.3 billion by 2020, driven by the ever increasing demand for electricity across the globe and the resulting need for efficient and environment friendly power production technologies. San Jose, California (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – A type of fuel cell technology, Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC)...

2014-06-25 23:05:24

PPA Increases Total Megawatts Under Contract to 400MW for Nation's Leading Independent Solar PV Developer California (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC today announced the signing of a 27-year contract to sell 25 megawatts-ac (33.25 MW-dc) of clean, renewable solar energy from its Hayworth Solar Farm project in Kern County, Calif., to the City of Palo Alto Utilities, which serves Palo Alto, Calif. The transaction was conducted with 65HK 8me, LLC, a subsidiary of...

2014-06-25 12:23:41

DENVER, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) and Demeter Power Group are launching the world's first market-based, fixed-price funding program for solar and renewable technologies. The CGI Commitment to Action will help modernize the nation's power grid with more distributed energy through the Feed-Out(®) Program. "The Feed-Out(®) Program will bring together independent power producers and financiers to enable the lowest-cost,...

2014-06-25 08:23:36

The Decree is Subject to the Approval of the Italian Parliament TEL-AVIV, Israel, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ellomay Capital Ltd. (NYSE MKT: ELLO; TASE: ELOM) ("Ellomay" or the "Company") an emerging operator in the renewable energy and energy infrastructure sector, today announced the execution by the Italian President of a decree presented by the Italian Government that will, if approved by the Italian Parliament, decrease the Feed-in-Tariff ("FiT") guaranteed to existing...

2014-06-24 23:07:19

Funds will support development of the Midwest Innovation Bridge (the Bridge), a regional clean energy incubator. The Bridge will offer a suite of services for early-stage technology companies in Michigan, Illinois and the Midwest region. Detroit, Mich. (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 NextEnergy and partner Clean Energy Trust have been awarded a $745,000, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) for the National Incubator Initiative...

2014-06-24 16:22:04

Summitt Energy plants 18,000 trees in honour of EverGreen Program Homeowners' Commitment to Energy Conservation TORONTO, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Trees offer homeowners more than landscaping aesthetics; in addition to beautifying our communities, trees reduce local air pollution, have the potential to mitigate storm water damage, and reduce homeowners' electricity costs, according to a May 2013 study by Ryerson University entitled, "Growing Summer Energy Conservation through Residential Tree...

2014-06-24 08:23:19

WALNUT, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that CEO Dr. Carl Kukkonen traveled to Nicaragua and Panama to: -- meet with Nicaraguan business partners -- visit the plantation where Giant King Grass has been growing since 2012 -- meet with the team conducting the formal power plant feasibility study -- interview potential EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contractors that would build the power plant --...

2014-06-24 04:20:21

The George Washington University, American University and the George Washington University Hospital to Receive Significant Amount of Electricity From Solar Power WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The George Washington University (GW), American University (AU) and the George Washington University Hospital (GWUH) announced Tuesday that they will create a renewable energy project that brings solar power from North Carolina to the D.C. institutions, showing that...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'