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2011-08-05 15:59:00

FARMINGTON, Conn., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Information, Inc. presents a new market research report, "Geothermal Heat Pumps and Direct Use" by Pike Research (For more information: http://www.giiresearch.com/report/pike206548-geothermal-heat-pumps-direct-use-residential.html). Direct use of geothermal, primarily heat pumps, is on the rise as demand for electricity expands worldwide and energy prices increase. Geothermal heat pumps provide an efficient and reliable option for...

2011-08-01 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the American Security Project released a new white paper titled "America's Energy Choices," a report that outlines the various energy options the U.S. has to power its economy and to meet 21st energy challenges. The report details 10 different energy options which are considered within the context of the following concerns: 1) energy security, 2) economic stability, and 3) environmental sustainability. BGen Steve A. Cheney, CEO of the...

2011-07-10 22:00:00

BRUSSELS, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Renewable energy policy in Europe will generate an increase in lignocellulosic biomass demand of 44% between 2010 and 2020. The increased use of biomass will be driven principally from the energy sector, but also from the industrial and residential sectors. These are the findings in European Biomass Review, a new study from RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. (Logo:...

2011-06-22 00:00:35

Schindler reinforces commitment to environmental stewardship with photovoltaic roof system, highly efficient windows, LED lighting, cradle-to-cradle recyclable carpeting and dual flush, metered plumbing fixtures; A dedicated website allows visitors to view real-time updates of energy savings and CO2 emission reductions from 1,236 photovoltaic panels Morristown, NJ (PRWEB) June 21, 2011 As part of its ongoing commitment to environmental protection and sustainability, Schindler Elevator...

2011-05-24 18:41:26

The fifth Risø International Energy Conference is over and the conclusions of the three-day conference are clear: The climate problems are becoming ever more urgent, but the energy systems of the future present even more issues. Technologically, we have good opportunities for creating sustainable energy systems. We still need to halt the increase of global carbon emissions before 2020 and in the long term reduce emissions by at least 50% up to 2050. Ultimately, we will have to reduce...

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2011-05-13 06:30:00

By the year 2050, global resource consumption could approach an average 140 billion tons of minerals, ores, fossil fuels and biomass per year -- three times the current levels -- unless the economic growth rate is somehow disconnected from the rate of natural resource consumption, the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) warns in a new report released Thursday. A UN environmental panel said the world cannot sustain the current rapid rate of resource consumption. It called on...

2011-04-27 23:57:49

New Berkeley Lab study forecasts peak in energy use in China within 20 years. As China's economy continues to soar, its energy use and greenhouse gas emissions will keep on soaring as well"”or so goes the conventional wisdom. A new analysis by researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) now is challenging that notion, one widely held in both the United States and China. Well before mid-century, according to a new study by Berkeley Lab's China Energy Group, that...

2011-04-21 07:43:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hypower, Inc.'s (Hypower) Renewable Energy Division, the preeminent EPC (Engineer Procure and Construct) solutions provider, is on track to install more than 100 MW of renewable energy in the United States by the end of 2011. The company currently has an additional 100 MW of work in its pipeline for 2012, spiking its cumulative total to 200 MW next year. Having emerging into the renewable energy marketplace in 2007, Hypower has seen...

2011-03-10 15:51:00

ST. LOUIS, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gregory H. Boyce today outlined the scope of enormous long-term global energy demand and called on energy and business leaders to focus on job one: Lifting billions from energy poverty and expanding major energy access with meaningful sources of supply. "We are at the early stages of a long-term supercycle for global coal demand with hyper growth being driven by soaring energy needs," said...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.