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Emerald Biogas calls for action on North East food waste - Farming UK news

As Emerald Biogas - the commercial food waste anaerobic digestion (AD) plant - approaches the end of its commissioning phase it is calling on north east food producers to take action and address the amount of food sent to landfill.

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What If All Offices Went Green? [Infographic]

What If All Offices Went Green? [Infographic] | Clean energy and biofuels | Scoop.it

This infographic from Metrofax highlights the benefits of going green in the workplace:  Waste-conscious companies can increase revenue, reduce disposal costs, and save resources.


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Global Social Benefit Incubator Takes Energy Entrepreneurs to the Next Level

Global Social Benefit Incubator Takes Energy Entrepreneurs to the Next Level | Clean energy and biofuels | Scoop.it
The Green Technology World™ Web site educates readers about technologies, essential issues, and trends that enable companies to operate more efficiently, thereby creating a positive impact on both their businesses and the environment.
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​Food waste from houses, hotels may power street lights in Adyar - Times of India

​Food waste from houses, hotels may power street lights in Adyar - Times of India | Clean energy and biofuels | Scoop.it
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CHENNAI: Food waste from houses and hotels in MRC Nagar and Greenways Road may soon start lighting up the streets.
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Cisco, Google Top Greenpeace's Cool IT Leaderboard for Energy Innovation

Cisco, Google Top Greenpeace's Cool IT Leaderboard for Energy Innovation | Clean energy and biofuels | Scoop.it

This is Greenpeace International’s sixth edition of its Cool IT Leaderboard. 

 

The three main criteria used in the rankings were:

An offering of IT solutions to reduce energy demandThe management of their own energy footprintHow they use their influence to advocate for government policies that encourage renewable energy and energy efficiency 

This year most companies made the biggest strides in enabling a renewably powered economy. However, most companies were found to be underperforming in demanding a policy shift towards new investment in smart grid and clean energy solutions.

Companies that were successful in Greenpeace's ranking were the most active in the political arena. Sprint, Google, Wipro and SoftBank all prioritized policy changes to incentivize investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy across the U.S., Japan, and India...


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“Tech giants have the capacity to lead society to cleaner, smarter energy systems, as both Cisco and Google have demonstrated,” announced Greenpeace International Senior IT analyst Gary Cook. The two companies tied for first place in a recent evaluation of the top 21 IT and telecom firms that prioritize energy solutions to climate change as a core aspect of their business model. Ericsson made it to the podium in third place, Fujitsu came in fourth, and Sprint, Wipro and Hewlett Packard all tied for fifth.

This is Greenpeace International’s sixth edition of its Cool IT Leaderboard. The three main criteria used in the rankings were:

An offering of IT solutions to reduce energy demandThe management of their own energy footprintHow they use their influence to advocate for government policies that encourage renewable energy and energy efficiency

This year most companies made the biggest strides in enabling a renewably powered economy. However, most companies were found to be underperforming in demanding a policy shift towards new investment in smart grid and clean energy solutions. This is further hampered by companies such as Duke Energy in the U.S. and TEPCO in Japan shunning the innovative potential of the IT sector in favor of polluting and using centralized electricity generation through coal or nuclear energy.

Companies that were successful in Greenpeace's ranking were the most active in the political arena. Sprint, Google, Wipro and SoftBank all prioritized policy changes to incentivize investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy across the U.S., Japan, and India.

Policy change needs to go beyond the global or even the national scale. For example, in North Carolina where AT&T, Cisco, Google, IBM, and Wipro all operate, these companies could work together to demand renewable energy from the imperfect Duke Energy or step in to defend state renewable energy policies currently at risk from fossil-fuel funded groups such as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

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Tapping clean energy from trash

Tapping clean energy from trash | Clean energy and biofuels | Scoop.it
Teresita Mabignay does her ironing using free electricity on the slope of a garbage dump, an unlikely beneficiary of efforts to turn the Philippines’ growing rubbish problems into a clean-energy windfall.
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Waste turned into energy - Waste Management World


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Food waste into energy - Anaerobic digestion

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Stompin' out food waste at the Savoy

The Savoy hotel in London recycled enough food waste in 2012 to create 216 megawatt hours of renewable energy and save more than 200 tonnes of CO2. - edie news centre

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Sunil's curator insight, August 10, 2013 6:04 AM

It is a great news in regards to environmently friendly business concept. it is an encouragment to business holder for sustainable tourism business in the future. One hand, the strategy will minimise the waste to be dispose in the landfield site, consequently, environmental and waste disposable costs would have positive effect as a result business will be profitable. other hand, energy costs will able to save.

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Obama Announces Plans For U.S. Energy Future

Obama Announces Plans For U.S. Energy Future | Clean energy and biofuels | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama toured the Argonne National Laboratory outside Chicago on Friday and announced his plans for an "Energy Security Trust" to further clean energy research and development in the U.S.
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Biomimicry, Big Data and Distributed Energy: The Drivers of Cleantech? : Greentech Media

Biomimicry, Big Data and Distributed Energy: The Drivers of Cleantech? : Greentech Media | Clean energy and biofuels | Scoop.it
Global clean energy investments will nearly double in the next decade. Here are some of the industry’s emerging drivers.
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Tour the Country’s Energy Infrastructure Through A New Interactive Map

Tour the Country’s Energy Infrastructure Through A New Interactive Map | Clean energy and biofuels | Scoop.it

Examining the network of power plants, transmission wires, and pipelines gives new insights into the inner workings of the electrical grid.

 

Every time you switch on a light, charge your electronics or heat your home in the winter, you’re relying upon a tremendous network of energy infrastructure that literally stretches across the country: power plants, pipelines, transmission wires and storage facilities.

It can be hard to visualize all this infrastructure and understand how it makes abundant energy available throughout the country. To help see a bigger picture, a new map, just released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, combines a range of data (locations of power plants, electricity lines, natural gas pipelines, refineries, storage facilities and more) into an elegant, interactive interface that helps to piece how it all fits together. You can also zoom in on your own city to see the types of power plants generating electricity nearby.

The map also includes layers of real-time information on storm movement and risks, allowing energy analysts to better understand the potential impact of storms.


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Norm Miller's curator insight, July 30, 2013 1:32 PM

Understanding the grid in real time is somewhat facilitated by this new interactive map.

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Biogas offers alternative fertiliser opportunity - 5/13/2013 - Farmers Weekly

Biogas offers alternative fertiliser opportunity - 5/13/2013 - Farmers Weekly | Clean energy and biofuels | Scoop.it
Agriculture remains the most important outlet for digestate produced from biogas generation.

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SRINIVAS KASULLA's curator insight, July 28, 2013 7:27 AM

WOW awsome

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Onze logiques économiques qui changent le monde

Onze logiques économiques qui changent le monde | Clean energy and biofuels | Scoop.it

Tout changement social doit concevoir son économie. Et alors que s’ouvre aujourd’hui à Paris le OuiShareFest, premier événement européen entièrement dédié à l’économie collaborative, j’avais envie de donner suite à ce billet et faire le point sur un ensemble de termes qui reviennent souvent dans l’actualité pour qualifier les modèles économiques émergents et à venir qui cherchent à fournir des réponses aux enjeux du siècle.


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A £8M plant converting food waste into energy has moved a step closer to ... - The Northern Echo

A £8M plant converting food waste into energy has moved a step closer to ... - The Northern Echo | Clean energy and biofuels | Scoop.it
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None of the world's top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use

None of the world's top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use | Clean energy and biofuels | Scoop.it
A sobering new study finds that the world's biggest industries burn through $7.3 trillion worth of free natural capital a year. And it's the only reason they turn a profit.

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Jón Sallé's curator insight, April 26, 2013 3:33 AM

Des études suggèrent que le PIB des US serait négatif depuis les années 70 si on intégrait les externalités et le coûts des ressources dans le calcul

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London's cooking waste to fuel power station

London's cooking waste to fuel power station | Clean energy and biofuels | Scoop.it
Thames Water and 2OC in deal worth £200m over 20 years to turn 'fatbergs' clogging capital's sewers into energy for sewage works and homes (RT@bricksandbread: London's cooking waste to fuel power station http://t.co/2nrufnEZxV...
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Germany Doesn't Get Much Sun. How Did It Become a Leader in Solar Energy?

Germany Doesn't Get Much Sun. How Did It Become a Leader in Solar Energy? | Clean energy and biofuels | Scoop.it
Germany’s little-guy suppliers are destabilizing big power companies. (Germany Doesn't Get Much Sun. How Did It Become a Leader in Solar Energy?
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Smart Highways by Studio Roosegaarde

Smart Highways by Studio Roosegaarde | Clean energy and biofuels | Scoop.it

Glow-in-the-dark roads and responsive street lamps were among the concepts to make highways safer while saving money and energy at the Design Indaba conference in Cape Town earlier this month.

 

The Smart Highways project by Studio Roosegaarde proposes five energy-efficient concepts that will be tested on a stretch of highway in the Brabant province of the Netherlands from the middle of this year.

The first of the concepts is a glow-in-the-dark road that uses photo-luminescent paint to mark out traffic lanes. The paint absorbs energy from sunlight during the day the lights the road at night for up to 10 hours. Temperature-responsive road paint would show images of snowflakes when the temperature drops below zero, warning drivers to take care on icy roads.

There are two ideas for roadside lighting: interactive street lamps that come on as vehicles approach then dim as they pass by, thereby saving energy when there is no traffic, and "wind lights" that use energy generated by pinwheels as drafts of air from passing vehicles cause them to spin round. Additionally, an induction priority lane would incorporate induction coils under the tarmac to recharge electric cars as they drive...

 

Learn more about these innovative proposals and associated technology at the article link.


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Norm Miller's curator insight, March 25, 2013 1:15 PM

First we learned to sequence traffic lights.  Now we can capture energy for better road marking.  Next we will have computer guided car tracks that let us travel more efficiently as a group better utilizing existing highways.  Add in more fuel efficient or electric cars and we have a pretty good outlook for cleaner cities and less dependency on non-renewable resources.

Jim Gramata's comment, March 30, 2013 12:09 PM
If there is one area that needs focus and improvement it is highways. Agreed!
Anji Connell's curator insight, April 14, 2013 12:59 AM

Great idea No !

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New York City to install 30 solar-powered recycling stations in Times Square -Recycling - Waste & Recycling News

New York City to install 30 solar-powered recycling stations in Times Square -Recycling - Waste & Recycling News | Clean energy and biofuels | Scoop.it
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French PM's Ottawa visit will include biofuels deal

French PM's Ottawa visit will include biofuels deal | Clean energy and biofuels | Scoop.it
The Harper government will use a visit by the French prime minister to burnish its tarnished reputation in Europe on energy and the environment, The Canadian Press is (The Harper government will use a visit by the French prime minister to burnish ...
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