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State-owned electricity generator Mighty River Power said on Thursday it planned to build a 132 Megawatt geothermal power station to meet growing demand.
A final decision on building the plant, to be located at Rotokawa near Taupo in the North Island, would depend on completing procurement contracts, said Mighty River chairman Carole Durbin.
“In providing 132 Megawatts of generation capacity, it will be the second-largest geothermal station in New Zealand,” Durbin said in a statement.
While’s Congress voted on Wednesday to require electric utilities to invest in and supply nonconventional energy sources (NCES) as part of the government’s drive to diversify current tight energy supplies.
The vote in favor of the project, which mandates that NCES account for at least 10 percent of the energy supplied by Chile’s electric utilities by 2024, was unanimous.
Sweden will aim to get nearly half its energy from renewable sources by 2020 as part of an EU-wide plan, Energy and Enterprise Minister Maud Olofsson said on Wednesday.
Olofsson said in Washington that Sweden had been tasked with increasing its share of renewable energy to 49 percent from a current 40 percent as part of binding targets set by the European Union.
Japan plans to focus on its efforts to improve 21 technologies to help the world halve greenhouse gases by 2050, a trade ministry official said on Wednesday.
The technologies that need to be improved to combat global warming include coal-fired power generation, power generation using natural gas, solar power, vehicles powered by fuel cells or biofuels, and hydrogen-based steelmaking, the official said.
Without the envisaged innovative technologies, global greenhouse gas emissions could rise to up to 60 billion tonnes in 2050 from about 27 billion tonnes in 2005, he said.
Imagine a vat of liquid cow manure covering the area of five football fields and 33 feet deep. Meet California’s most alternative new energy.
On a dairy farm in the Golden State’s agricultural heartland, utility PG&E Corp began on Tuesday producing natural gas derived from manure, in what it hopes will be a new way to power homes with renewable, if not entirely clean, energy.
The Vintage Dairy Biogas Project, the brainchild of life- long dairyman David Albers, aims to provide the natural gas needed to power 1,200 homes a day, Albers said at the facility’s inauguration ceremony.
Forget Facebook, MySpace or You Tube: here comes connect2earth, a new online community where young people can upload videos, pictures and comments about the environment.
On www.connect2earth.org, users and visitors will be able to write, speak, illustrate and video present their concerns on subjects important to them, and share environmental ideas and solutions.
Each month, users will vote for a winner who will receive a Nokia mobile phone.
A traditional windmill which drives a pump: that is the simple concept behind the combination of windmill/reverse osmosis developed by the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in The Netherlands. In this case, it involves a high-pressure pump which pushes water through a membrane using approximately 60 bar. This reverse osmosis membrane produces fresh water from seawater directly.
It has the size and shape similar to regular asphalt roofing tiles, but they generate solar power. For many looking to install solar panels on their roof, it would mean repairs or a complete refurbishment by the likes of a buffalo county roof repairs specialist… before the panels could be fitted by another company. This can turn some people away from getting solar panels. Now with the solar roof tile it’s possible for the two to be combined. The product comes in a pallet-like typical roofing material. It can be installed without expensive equipment by firms like CB Chandler Roofing, and the result resembles what the neighbors have had for 25 years, you can be sure that the mainstreaming of residential solar photo-voltaic systems is right around the corner. So really, it is just a question of which roofing materials best suit these panels and how would it enhance or hinder them from working properly. Whether you might want slate, tiles or Owens Corning shingles on your roof, it is better to consult with a roofer first before replacing/renovating your roof.
On January 30, Intro 630-A, a bill drafted and supported by the SWIM Coalition and city council member James Gennaro, was approved unanimously by the New York City Council. On February 19, Mayor Bloomberg signed the bill into law. The legislation aims, by creating sustainable stormwater management, to drastically reduce the toxic soup of stormwater and sewage that flows into New York City’s waterways, and requires that a final sustainable stormwater management plan be adopted by December 2008. The law also requires the city to alert the public when overflows do occur, so recreational boaters, kayakers, and swimmers can take appropriate precautions. By managing stormwater, and alerting New Yorkers when water has become toxic, the legislation should make sure that New York’s waterways will finally be truly open for safe and healthy recreational use.
“The project is based on four principle technologies: urea-based selective catalytic reduction; diesel particulate filters; ultra low sulfur fuel equal to road standard diesel fuel (EN 590); and the Advising Tempomaat (ATM), [a computer program advising the skipper on the most economical combination of route and speed].”