Bulgarian Syngas Project Launches Construction

Karlovo Power Plant Will Turn Syngas Derived from Straw and Wood Wastes into Cleaner, More Reliable and Economic Electricity Bulgarian plans to use alternative fuels for generating sustainable electricity are now taking shape, following the start of construction of the Karlovo integrated gasified biomass power plant. When completed the plant will distribute cleaner electricity, using wood waste and straw, to some 2,000 homes. The landmark biomass-to-energy plant powered by GE’s Jenbacher gas engine technology is being built near Stroevo, in…

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What Climate Policy Means for Coal

The impact of burning coal worldwide has an enormous impact on climate change. Halting the coal supply chain is not going to be possible. Managing it, however, understanding economic and employment issues, balanced with all of the impacts of climate change, must be a priority for everyone. Read the release provided here. Limiting climate change to 2°C means shutting down coal power plants – an unpopular proposition for coal power companies. But a new study shows that delaying climate policies…

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Perovskite Solar Cells Bring New Possibilities to Renewable Energy Industry

For those involved with solar energy development, Perovskite appears to be a remarkable new material that features two-way applications. Oxford researchers have discovered the material not only absorbs light, it emits it. Here is the recently released press information. Revolutionary solar cells double as lasers Commercial silicon-based solar cells – such as those seen on the roofs of houses across the country – operate at about 20% efficiency for converting the Sun’s rays into electrical energy. It’s taken over 20…

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Quote of Note

“If you believe the economy is more important than the environment, try holding your breath while you count your money.”  Janez Potocnik The European Commissioner for Environment

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EPA Clarifies Protections & Exemptions for Streams and Wetlands

Here is more information on water management, this time from the EPA pertaining to streams and wetlands on American soil. Thanks for staying informed. EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Clarify Protection for Nation’s Streams and Wetlands Agriculture’s Exemptions and Exclusions from Clean Water Act Expanded by Proposal The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) today jointly released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands…

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