The SOLAR Power Gen 2013 conference program features a comprehensive curriculum of courses covering a wide range of topics important to the further development of the industry.
Preventing climate breakdown – the four, five or six degrees of warming now predicted for this century by green extremists like, er, the World Bank, the International Energy Agency and PriceWaterhouseCoopers(4,5,6) – means confronting the oil, gas and coal industry. It means forcing that industry to abandon the four-fifths or more of fossil fuel reserves that we cannot afford to burn(7). It means cancelling the prospecting and development of new reserves – what’s the point if we can’t use current stocks? – and reversing the expansion of any infrastructure (such as airports) that cannot be run without them.
High School Student Teams Begin Quest to Harness the Sun as Metropolitan’s 11th Annual Solar Cup Kicks Off
Solar Cup, which began in 2002 with just eight teams and about 80 students, has become the nation’s largest solar-powered boat competition. Along the way, about 8,300 students have participated in Solar Cup competitions, which allow students to apply their skills in math, physics, engineering and communications, while learning about Southern California’s water sources, resource management and alternative energy development.
U.S. Election Results Encourage North America to Continue Expansion of its Renewable Energy Portfolio and Welcome the Fourth U.S. Solarpraxis PV Power Plants Conference
Revived interest in continued development of large-scale PV plants will bring together industry experts to discuss the most pressing and relevant topics for establishing, maintaining and generating new and existing projects.
Alcoa, The American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division, Coca-Cola Recycling, eCullet, Resource Recycling, Inc. and Waste Management, Inc. today announced the 2013 Recycling Innovators Forum and Competition.
Top Global Industry Leaders to Speak at Premier Smart Grid Event Focused on Smart Grid Communications Infrastructure
What: GridComms, the premier global Smart Grid event, will bring together innovators in the energy and utilities industry to discuss the future of smarter energy distribution and the importance of building and securing networks for the advancement of the Smart Grid.
EEIP (Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes) and DENEFF (German, industry led initiative for energy efficiency) are inviting you to ‘Energy Recovery in Industry: Opportunity for energy efficiency’, a two day business Congress which will take place on 24-25 October in Berlin (Melia Hotel Berlin, Friedrichstrasse, close to German Bundestag).
The potential of water shortages in many parts of the world is sobering. This report from the InterAction Council must be shared worldwide. – GRM World confronts serious water crisis, former heads of government and experts warn in new report; India and China may exceed supplies in less than 20 years “The world today confronts a water crisis with critical implications for peace, political stability and economic development, experts warn in a new report being launched…
Passive Buildings Canada (PBC) invite you to join leading passive house professionals – architects, builders, engineers, policy makers, and academics — in the Mile-High city for two full days of passive house
The series, “RE:NEW” begins this month with “Anatomy of a home solar electric system”. Each podcast installment will be accessible via Standard Solar’s social media hub. Future topics to be covered include: solar financing options, government incentives, net-metering and Power Purchase Agreements.
The SAP for Utilities North American conference will bring together hundreds of utilities professionals to network and learn from one another how to leverage new technology to achieve critical performance objectives. A collaboration of SAP America, Inc., the Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG), and The Eventful Group, the SAP for Utilities conference is a four-day event and community gathering taking place September 9-12, 2012, in Hollywood, Florida.
The Energy & Environmental Building Alliance proudly presents a year’s worth of value in just 3 days! The Excellence in Building Conference & Expo offers countless resources, educational seminars, expert presenters and hands-on tours to help builders tap into profit-building possibilities.
ICF International Integrated Energy Outlook Projects 70 GW of Fossil-Fired Capacity Retirements over the Next Four Years
ICF International, a provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has released its Integrated Energy Outlook for the second quarter of 2012. The study highlights the near- and long-term future of gas prices; the impacts of proposed U.S. federal environmental regulations; and projections on pollution control installations, coal production, and renewable energy development.
IEA Report: Natural Gas Is Not The Answer To Climate Problem, Existing Cleantech Is — And It Could Save $100 Trillion By 2050
Thanks very much to Zach Shahan at Clean Technica and Joe Romm from Climate Progress for posting this information about Cleantech based on an International Energy Association report. [repostus hash=1e3e2a3a50c53762517c732ed29e7f92 title=IEA+Report%3A+Natural+Gas+Is+Not+The+Answer+To+Climate+Problem%2C+Existing+Cleantech+Is+%E2%80%94+And+It+Could+Save+%24100+Trillion+By+2050 host=Clean+Technica short=1emHV snip=%C2%A0When+I+repost+an+article%2C+I+don%E2%80%99t+often+include+the+same+title%2C+but+in+some+cases%2C+I+see+no+better+option.+The+title+above+says+it+all%2C+in+my+humble+opinion.+Natural+gas+is+not+a+wonder+drug+that+is+going+to+get+us+out+of+a+hellish+and+catastrophic+future+%28which+all+measurements+indicate+has+already%26hellip%3B thumb=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.1.rp-api.com%2Fthumb%2F2188262 jump=3]
For those wondering how well we are managing waste on this planet, this post at Clean Technica should serve as another sobering wake-up call for responsible action. “WWF International Director General Jim Leape said with the current trend of consumption, two planets will be needed by 2030 to support not just the human race but every living creature in it as well.” Photo: alanah.montreal [repostus hash=4996d84724aefdd9de9a7b0464baf0c1 title=Humans+Using+Resources+%26%23038%3B+Emitting+Waste+%26%238220%3B52+Percent+Faster+than+the+Earth+Can+Sustain%26%238221%3B host=Clean+Technica short=1ev3A snip=%C2%A0by+WWF+Humanity+is+using+resources+and+emitting+waste+%28particularly+carbon+dioxide+from+fossil+fuel+burning%29+at+a+rate+52+percent+faster+than+the+Earth+can+sustain+according+to+WWF%E2%80%99s+Living+Planet+Report+2012.+The+report+was+launched+from+the+International+Space+Station+on+the+15th%C2%A0of+May+by+Andr%26hellip%3B thumb=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.1.rp-api.com%2Fthumb%2F2198639 jump=5]
San Diego Energy District Foundation Forming Electric Cooperative to Provide Customer Choice and Local Green Power
The San Diego Energy District Foundation (SDED) has announced that it is seeking to form a Local Energy Cooperative, which will allow San Diegans to have a choice of where they purchase energy.