Coal’s Dominance & Carbon Emissions Must Be Made More Apparent in Climate Change Accounting

The world’s accounting system for carbon emissions, run by the United Nations, disregards capital investments in future coal-fired and natural-gas power plants that will commit the world to several decades and billions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study from Princeton University and the University of California-Irvine published Aug. 26 in the journalEnvironmental Research Letters. In the paper, Robert Socolow, a Princeton professor, emeritus, of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and co-author Steven Davis, a professor of…

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Energy Recovery Ventilator Systems Research

An energy recovery ventilator (ERV) is a type of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment that uses the energy associated with the thermally conditioned air being exhausted from a building to precondition the incoming air. ERVs, which offer many advantages for both improved indoor air quality (IAQ) and reduced energy consumption, are one of the fastest-growing segments of improved IAQ management in buildings. Click to tweet: According to a recent report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from ERVs will…

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Origami Robot Folds Itself Up, Crawls Away

Think 3D printing and origami robots. Very interesting technology here from an MIT and Harvard team. For years, a team of researchers at MIT and Harvard University has been working on origami robots — reconfigurable robots that would be able to fold themselves into arbitrary shapes. In the August 7 issue of Science, they report their latest milestone: a robot, made almost entirely from parts produced by a laser cutter, that folds itself up and crawls away as soon as batteries…

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2014 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo: October 22 – 23 in New Orleans

  Greenbuild Expo Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The ideals and passion of the green building community come alive at Greenbuild. The buzz is contagious. Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work, and a unique energy is sparked. Participants are invigorated. Inspired. They find themselves equipped to return to their jobs with a renewed passion and purpose. About USGBC USGBC USGBC is committed…

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Geothermal Energy Association Names Winners for GEA Honors 2014

The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) announced today the winners of their 2014 GEA Honors, which recognizes companies, projects, and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the geothermal industry. The winners were selected in categories including Technological Advancement, Economic Development and Environmental Stewardship. Now in its fourth year, GEA also provides special recognition of companies and individuals who have made notable advances and achievements for geothermal energy. GEA will present the Honors at an awards ceremony as part of the…

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First Solar & XSOL Ink Supply Agreement in Japan

First Solar and XSOL Co., Ltd., a distributor and integrator of solar systems in Japan, today announced an agreement to supply First Solar’s cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin film modules in Japan. The agreement targets installation of 100 megawatts (MW)DC per year. Last year, First Solar announced plans to invest $100M in development of mega solar power projects in Japan. The agreement with XSOL enables First Solar’s advanced technology to be supplied to smaller scale projects as well. “First Solar is…

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Renewable Energy Conference: T. Boone Pickens and Riggs Eckelberry to Discuss Frack Water Recycling

OriginOil Inc., developer of Electro Water Separation, a high-speed, chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of water, and the American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) announced today that CEO Riggs Eckelberry will discuss frack water recycling with legendary energy executive, T. Boone Pickens on the stage of the 2014 Summit, on August 12 at 10:45am. Eckelberry will join the armchair conversation between Pickens, chairman and CEO, BP Capital, and summit organizer Chip Comins. Noted ethicist David Trickett, Founder & President of…

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