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The new “Golden Age of Oil” that wasn’t

The new “Golden Age of Oil” that wasn’t | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

"In a sense, while the dreams of the boosters of these new forms of energy may thrill journalists and pundits, their reality could be expressed this way: extreme energy = extreme methods = extreme disasters = extreme opposition."

 

Michael Klare in the Energy Bulletin on the real facts behind the oil industry's hyping of extreme oil and gas myth.


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Online Summit to Examine Demand Response, Grid Optimization Advances | Smart Grid Blog

Online Summit to Examine Demand Response, Grid Optimization Advances | Smart Grid Blog | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

As demand response becomes an increasingly important component in the electric utility’s asset mix, key questions linger: How best to engage the C&I and residential energy user? What DR technologies have had the most impact? What is the state of regulatory, standards, and interoperability issues surrounding autoDR? Utilities looking to enhance their DR programs and optimize network performance are looking to leverage smart grid technologies to push efficiency, reliability, and operational cost-effectiveness to new levels.

 

The Demand Response & Grid Optimization Virtual Summit 2012 on October 18-19, 2012, is a two-day, 100% online event designed to help utilities maximize the benefits of demand response and explore strategies for improving services delivery and network control. Presentations and in-depth Q&A discussions will focus on topics such as the impact of dynamic pricing, OpenADR implementation, Volt/Var optimization, microgrids, and control architectures for meeting new, complex demands on the grid.

 

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L'opinion mondiale s'inquiète du réchauffement climatique

L'opinion mondiale s'inquiète du réchauffement climatique | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Neuf personnes sur dix pensent que le climat a changé et trois sur quatre que c'est prouvé.
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Un guide pour mobiliser les parties prenantes

Un guide pour mobiliser les parties prenantes | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

Un guide en ligne vient d’être publié afin d’aider les entreprises à identifier et mobiliser leurs parties prenantes communautaires.


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A Thousand Words on Global Warming

A Thousand Words on Global Warming | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
A graphic designer invokes climate change with a relatively simple icon.
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Toyota: a solid state battery having a density greater than 5 times

Toyota: a solid state battery having a density greater than 5 times | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Toyota Motor a annoncé avoir conçu un prototype de batterie à l'état solide dont la densité énergétique serait 5 fois plus élevée que le précédent modèle de la société japonaise.
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Statistiques sur les catastrophes naturelles : cyclones, inondations, volcans, séismes... - notre-planete.info

Statistiques sur les catastrophes naturelles : cyclones, inondations, volcans, séismes... - notre-planete.info | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Bilan statistique des catastrophes naturelles dans le monde : occurences, nombre de victimes...

Bien qu'il soit difficile de discerner une tendance sur le nombre de personnes tuées dans les catastrophes naturelles, on constate une augmentation du nombre d'évènements et de personnes affectées par les catastrophes dans les dernières décennies. On pourrait croiser cette dernière évolution avec la démographie mondiale et l'urbanisation galopantes et l'augmentation significative des températures depuis 1980.

En moyenne par an, de 2000 à 2005, près de 300 millions de personnes ont été affectées par les catastrophes naturelles et près de 78 000 y ont trouvé la mort (CRED, 01/2007).
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ACEEE | The State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

ACEEE | The State Energy Efficiency Scorecard | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Today ACEEE released the 2012 State Scorecard. Massachusetts retained the top spot for the second year in a row, having overtaken California last year. The report examines six of the primary policy areas in which states typically pursue energy efficiency: utility and “public benefits” programs and policies; transportation policies; building energy codes; combined heat and power (CHP) policies; state government-led initiatives around energy efficiency; and appliance and equipment standards. To learn more about the top 10 energy efficiency states, the 10 states in most need of improvement, and the seven most improved states visit: http://aceee.org/sector/state-policy/scorecard.
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Stimuler l’innovation dans les technologies vertes: un rapport de l’OCDE

Stimuler l’innovation dans les technologies vertes: un rapport de l’OCDE | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

L’augmentation significative des émissions de gaz à effet de serre est un échec important du système économique actuel (1). Pour éviter d’accumuler une quantité de gaz à effet de serre au-delà d’un seuil critique, les pays riches doivent diminuer leurs émissions d’au moins 75% d’ici 2050 (1). Bien que ces données soient sujettes à débat, elles mettent en lumière l’importance du chemin à parcourir. Pour y parvenir, il faudra nécessairement innover.


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The Sounds of Science - Greener Ideal

The Sounds of Science - Greener Ideal | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
It’s easy to detect the differences in air quality using some senses: like downtown core quality dirtied up with gasoline and cigarettes versus the smells of fresh cut grass and laid fertilizer way out where it’s rural, and smog is visible between...

What we normally think of as ‘noise pollution’, a more audible aspect of sound smog, affects both human and animal life.
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«Demain, des réseaux d’énergie gérés par Internet» Jeremy Rifkin

«Demain, des réseaux d’énergie gérés par Internet» Jeremy Rifkin | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
L’économiste américain Jeremy Rifkin dessine les contours de la troisième révolution industrielle qu’il appelle de ses vœux.
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Sharp lance un panneau solaire utilisable comme une vitre teintée

Sharp lance un panneau solaire utilisable comme une vitre teintée | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Le conglomérat nippon Sharp va commercialiser à partir de ce mois-ci, au Japon, un panneau solaire photovoltaïque très particulier, baptisé "NA-B095AA", puisqu'en plus de produire de l'énergie solaire, il possède la caractéristique d'être également...
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Energie, pollution et internet « InternetActu.net

Energie, pollution et internet « InternetActu.net | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

Il s’agit du premier article d’une série consacrée au coût écologique du Cloud computing (informatique dans les nuages, le fait que nos données soient stockées, non pas dans les nuages, mais dans des infrastructures très matérielles). Le titre “Energie, pollution et Internet”, ce début d’article fait un résumé de la longue enquête du quotidien américain New York Times

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World’s 1st Intelligent Energy-Storage-Powered High Rise Unveiled at Barclay Tower

World’s 1st Intelligent Energy-Storage-Powered High Rise Unveiled at Barclay Tower | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Manhattan's first battery-based, intelligent energy storage system was unveiled by Glenwood Management in New York City recently.
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What Happened to King Coal?

What Happened to King Coal? | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Figures for the first half of 2012 show a remarkable shift in U.S. energy trends. Coal-fired power generation has plummeted to 20 percent below last year’s level and 31 percent below the peak reached in 2007. Far from being the fossil fuel of the future (according to many industry leaders and even some environmentalists) American coal may now be in an irreversible downward spiral.
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Cities Getting Local Energy Choice with Aggregation

Cities Getting Local Energy Choice with Aggregation | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

Over 200 Illinois towns helped cut their citizens' electric bills in 2012, and some even achieved 100% renewable energy, thanks to a state law that lets cities choose their electricity provider. The law, called community choice aggregation, lets municipalities pick from competitive electricity suppliers for their residential and small business customers, but without having to purchase and operate the local grid (as when becoming a municipal utility).


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Energie › ISO 50001 : opportunité pour le Green IT › GreenIT.fr

Energie › ISO 50001 : opportunité pour le Green IT › GreenIT.fr | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Mise à disposition depuis l’été 2011, la norme internationale “ISO 50001 - Management de l’énergie” a pour but d’aider les organisations à définir et mettre en œuvre un Système de Management de l’Energie afin de privilégier la performance énergétique. D’après l’ISO, la mise en oeuvre de cette norme internationale doit ainsi conduire à une diminution des émissions de gaz à effet de serre, des coûts liés à l’énergie et des autres impacts environnementaux associés. Selon l’Agence Internationale de l’Energie, cette norme pourrait avoir un impact sur 60% de la demande d’énergie mondiale. Schneider Electric a été le premier certifié dans le monde avec son site Hive1.

L’ISO 50001 permet de mettre en place un système d’amélioration continue, de type PDCA (Plan, Do, Act, Check), et nécessite donc au début de faire un diagnostic énergétique. En fonction de ce diagnostic, des objectifs peuvent être fixés, et des indicateurs sont définis pour suivre l’évolution de la performance énergétique.
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California Utilities Announce Innovative Financing For Energy Efficiency Retrofits

California Utilities Announce Innovative Financing For Energy Efficiency Retrofits | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

Yesterday, the California investor-owned utilities (Sempra, SoCalEd and PG&E) announced several financing programs including the first On-Bill Repayment (OBR) program using third-party capital to finance energy efficiency retrofits


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Introduction to Trigeneration Systems | EcoMENA

Introduction to Trigeneration Systems | EcoMENA | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Trigeneration is one step ahead of cogeneration that is the residual heat available from a CHP system.

Trigeneration refers to the simultaneous generation of electricity and useful heating and cooling from the combustion of a biomass fuel or a solar heat collector. Conventional coal or nuclear-powered power stations convert only about 33% of their input heat to electricity. The remaining 67% emerges from the turbines as low-grade waste heat with no significant local uses so it is usually rejected to the environment.
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Energy Land(ing)-scape | Calderara di Reno Italy

Energy Land(ing)-scape | Calderara di Reno Italy | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

Energy Land(ing)-scape | Calderara di Reno Italy

This project seeks to find a effective balance between two principal necessities: to redevelop and revitalize the area, with a strong ecological impact on surrounding territories. The solution was to transform the area into a ZEA: Zero Emission Area.

A ZEA promotes the area and seeks for investments and a new economical initiatives to transform an area into a environmental zone. The project consists of a solar roof installed over the existing warehouse’s roofs and over the outdoor areas, including parking, producing clean energy, reduces emissions, collects water and gives a new image of the region to all people that are taking off or landing in the close Airport of Bologna.

The project seeks to give new life to this area from an economic point of view, as well as to demonstrate how development can have a positive ecological impact.

 

Visit the article link for more renderings, aerial imagery, site plans, and diagrams...


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Presidential debate could shed light on energy issues - Andrew Restuccia and Darren Goode

Presidential debate could shed light on energy issues - Andrew Restuccia and Darren Goode | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Wednesday’s presidential debate offers one of the final chances to pin down the candidates on the energy issues that have loomed so large in this campaign — from gasoline prices and green jobs to the Keystone XL pipeline and Solyndra.
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Irreversible warming will cause sea levels to rise for thousands of years to come, new research shows

Irreversible warming will cause sea levels to rise for thousands of years to come, new research shows | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Greenhouse gas emissions up to now have triggered an irreversible warming of Earth that will cause sea levels to rise for thousands of years to come, new research has shown.
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Liquid air 'offers energy hope'

Liquid air 'offers energy hope' | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Using "wrong-time" electricity from renewables to turn air into liquid may offer a solution to one of the great challenges in engineering - how to store energy.
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Achieving sustainable, inclusive cities requires better planning - UN News Centre

Achieving sustainable, inclusive cities requires better planning - UN News Centre | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

Top United Nations officials have underscored the need to better plan the world’s urban areas, where half of the global population currently resides, to turn the ideal of sustainable and inclusive cities into reality.

“In little more than a generation, two thirds of the global population will be urban. As the proportion of humanity living in the urban environment grows, so too does the need to strengthen the urban focus of our efforts to reduce global poverty and promote sustainable development,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

In his message for World Habitat Day, Mr. Ban noted that better planned and better functioning cities can help ensure that everyone who lives there has adequate shelter, water, sanitation, health and other basic services. He also noted they promote education and job prospects, energy-efficient buildings and public transport systems, and a feeling of inclusiveness for inhabitants.

According to the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the main challenges confronting cities and towns all over the world today include unemployment, especially among youth; social and economic inequalities; and unsustainable energy consumption patterns.

Urban areas are also responsible for most of the world’s waste and pollution.


“We should create a new type of city – the city of the 21st century – a smart, people-centred city, one that is capable of integrating the tangible and more intangible aspects of prosperity; a city able to rid itself of the inefficient, unsustainable urban habits of the previous century,” said Joan Clos, UN-Habitat’s Executive Director.

“It is time for changing our cities and for building new opportunities,” he stated...


Read further to learn more about the social, economic and cultural components of sustainable cities and urban growth, and the latest in the global dialogue on green development and conscientious planning and how they contribute to a healthier economy, engaged communities, and increased social equity.


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It’s Time For Your Drive-By Energy Audit

It’s Time For Your Drive-By Energy Audit | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
An ambitious company is attempting to use thermal cameras attached to cars to capture images of how every building in America is wasting energy.

It’s the Google Maps for home efficiency.


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