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New Compressed Air Energy Storage System Could Deliver Double ...

New Compressed Air Energy Storage System Could Deliver Double ... | Energy Efficiency in Industry | Scoop.it

The technology is the brainchild of founder Danielle Fong, who initially wanted to use compressed air to power scooters, but has since turned her attention to a larger order of storage: grid-scale.

 

While compressed air storage isn't a new invention, by any means, Fong's innovations greatly improved the efficiency of this type of system, which has been hampered by efficiency losses of up to 50%. Fong's improved version uses a mist of water sprayed into the air storage tanks, which acts to absorb and store the heat generated from the compression (and release it on expansion), allowing the LightSail system to achieve a 90% thermodynamic efficiency in the process, and a 70% overall round-trip efficiency.


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Save Money with DOE Energy Recommendation Database

Save Money with DOE Energy Recommendation Database | Energy Efficiency in Industry | Scoop.it

The database, a collection of IAC’s publicly available assessment and recommendation data, includes information on the type of facility assessed — size, industry, energy usage, etc. — and details of resulting recommendations, such as energy and dollar savings.

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Promoting energy efficiency to address climate change

Promoting energy efficiency to address climate change | Energy Efficiency in Industry | Scoop.it

Much more must be done to develop energy efficient cars, buildings and domestic appliances to address climate change – according to new research from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia.

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The changing policy landscape

The changing policy landscape | Energy Efficiency in Industry | Scoop.it

The final approval of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) in October is a major step forward in energy efficiency policy in Europe, says Rod Janssen, energy columnist.

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ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum- Save the Date!

ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum- Save the Date! | Energy Efficiency in Industry | Scoop.it

Mark your calendars to attend the 7th Annual ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum.

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2013 Summer Study Abstract Deadline EXTENDED to 11/2!

2013 Summer Study Abstract Deadline EXTENDED to 11/2! | Energy Efficiency in Industry | Scoop.it

The deadline to submit abstracts for the 2013 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry, "Thinking Forward: Leadership in a Global Marketplace," has been extended to 11/2.

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Systems Integration: An Energy Management Must

Systems Integration: An Energy Management Must | Energy Efficiency in Industry | Scoop.it
The key to successfully implementing a comprehensive energy management program is systems integration — being able to simultaneously monitor heating and cooling systems, lighting, production machines and all other energy-consuming equipment, according to Control Engineering.
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How Energy Efficiency Creates High-Value, Well-Paying Jobs

How Energy Efficiency Creates High-Value, Well-Paying Jobs | Energy Efficiency in Industry | Scoop.it

ACEEE has just released a series of six profiles of real world experiences in energy efficiency job creation. These profiles describe programs, policies, investments, partnerships, and business models that have catalyzed regional increases in employment. While previous ACEEE work has provided an analytic framework for how jobs are created through efficiency, this paper focuses on the jobs themselves.


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The Secret To Economic Success: Effective Energy Management

The Secret To Economic Success: Effective Energy Management | Energy Efficiency in Industry | Scoop.it

Effective energy management can help plants lower the energy cost per unit of product output, and provide a competitive edge during economic downturns, without cutting production levels, product quality or staff morale, reports Chemical Processing.

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Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes – IEA DSM publishes new report — ECEEE

Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes – IEA DSM publishes new report — ECEEE | Energy Efficiency in Industry | Scoop.it

The IEA Demand Side Management Programme (IEA DSM) is publishing a new report which shows that energy companies that focus on delivering good energy services to their customers achieve energy savings, increase profit and earn higher customer satisfaction. This is contrary to the common view that selling less energy is bad business.

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No new EU climate targets until 2015 at earliest — ECEEE

No new EU climate targets until 2015 at earliest — ECEEE | Energy Efficiency in Industry | Scoop.it
No new carbon dioxide emissions reductions targets for 2030 will be announced until after the next EU parliamentary elections in 2014, the EU’s top climate civil servant has said.
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ACEEE | 2013 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry

ACEEE | 2013 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry | Energy Efficiency in Industry | Scoop.it

Mark your calendars to attend the 10th biennial Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry scheduled for July 23- 26, 2013 at the Conference Center Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, NY. Abstract submission is open.

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On-Site Wind Generation to Counter Fluctuating Energy Prices

On-Site Wind Generation to Counter Fluctuating Energy Prices | Energy Efficiency in Industry | Scoop.it

At the UK's Sustainabilitylive conference, Wind Direct's Chris Porter discusses the commercial and financial aspects of developing a large-scale wind turbine on your site.

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Dublin Airport on mission to cut energy use by third by 2020

Dublin Airport on mission to cut energy use by third by 2020 | Energy Efficiency in Industry | Scoop.it
Dublin Airport is aiming to cut its energy use by up to a third by 2020, having agreed upon a new energy efficiency programme with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).
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Two excellent energy efficiency papers

Two excellent energy efficiency papers | Energy Efficiency in Industry | Scoop.it

The journal Energy Policy provides two excellent energy efficiency papers on the impact of energy labels and the possible role of how feed-in tariffs can be an option to promote energy saving. 

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UK government invests in energy efficiency research | Energy Efficiency News

UK government invests in energy efficiency research | Energy Efficiency News | Energy Efficiency in Industry | Scoop.it

The UK government is backing research into energy efficiency as part of seven new academia-industry partnerships sharing more than £1 billion.

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Energy Mapping Leads to Cost Savings

Energy Mapping Leads to Cost Savings | Energy Efficiency in Industry | Scoop.it

A long-term, integrated energy master plan is the “only rational approach” to energy efficiency and cost savings in plants, according to a PlantServices article.

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How to Make Energy Efficiency Sexy

How to Make Energy Efficiency Sexy | Energy Efficiency in Industry | Scoop.it

Touted by movie stars, discussed in presidential debates, solar and wind energy are the technological 'it girls' of our time. Meanwhile, combined heat and power, 100 years old and shaped like a box, can't get a date with popular culture.

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English Energy Managers Lack Training, According to Association Founder

English Energy Managers Lack Training, According to Association Founder | Energy Efficiency in Industry | Scoop.it
The founder of the Energy Managers’ Association claims 95 percent of people who call themselves energy managers have no formal training in the profession.
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Efficiency Investments Saved Nissan ‘More than $11.5m per Year,’ ACEEE Reports

Efficiency Investments Saved Nissan ‘More than $11.5m per Year,’ ACEEE Reports | Energy Efficiency in Industry | Scoop.it
After Hurricane Katrina in 2006, amidst rising natural gas prices, Nissan North America implemented a host of energy efficiency investments that have reduced its US manufacturing plants’ overall energy consumption by more than 30 percent, saving Nissan more than $11.5 million per year, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s latest report.
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DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on energy efficiency

DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE
COUNCIL on energy efficiency, amending Directives 2009/125/EC
and 2010/30/EU and repealing Directives 2004/8/EC and 2006/32/EC
COMMO GUIDELIES


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Energy-Efficient Equipment Offers Growth Area for Pneumatics

Energy-Efficient Equipment Offers Growth Area for Pneumatics | Energy Efficiency in Industry | Scoop.it
In the near term, energy-efficient equipment will emerge as a key area to sustain growth during the current volatile period in Europe. Equipment which supports enhanced energy efficiency, and therefore optimized energy usage, will experience greater demand, Frost & Sullivan says.
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New Industrial Efficiency Technology Database (IETD) — ECEEE

New Industrial Efficiency Technology Database (IETD) — ECEEE | Energy Efficiency in Industry | Scoop.it
New Industrial Efficiency Technology Database (IETD) delivers rich and relevant information about the best available and latest energy efficient technologies and practices...
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Commission seeks 'new industrial revolution'

Commission seeks 'new industrial revolution' | Energy Efficiency in Industry | Scoop.it

In a policy paper published on Wednesday (10 October), the European Commission attempts to re-launch manufacturing activity and bring back industries to Europe. It sets out a new aspirational goal to increase the industry's share of EU GDP to around 20% by 2020, up from 16% currently.

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New report on decarbonising industry in Sweden

New report on decarbonising industry in Sweden | Energy Efficiency in Industry | Scoop.it

A new report on decarbonising industry up to 2050 has been published by the Department of Environmental and Energy Systems Studies at Lund University in Sweden. The report has a Swedish focus but the solutions and technologies are relevant for all.

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