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Competion shortlist announced | The DIY Doctor's Blog

The Biomass to Bioenergy Competition was launched in October last year, and the shortlisted companies have just been announced by the Department of Energy and (DECC announce the shortlist of their latest bio energy competition
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Wind, solar to fill grid services as incumbents cash in while they can

Wind, solar to fill grid services as incumbents cash in while they can | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
Wind farms and new solar parks in Australia are expected to take an increasingly prominent role in providing grid stability services. But not before the fossil fuel incumbents make the most of FCAS costs that have risen five-fold since 2014 – for no apparent reason.
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Turning Trash Talk into Action: A Story of Ibadan, Nigeria | Sustainable Cities Collective

Turning Trash Talk into Action: A Story of Ibadan, Nigeria | Sustainable Cities Collective | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
() Solid waste presents a significant challenge to Ibadan's capacity to manage its high exposure to flooding and further contributes to outbreaks of infectious diseases by human contact with improperly disposed and untreated waste. Photo credit: Farouk Banna
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100% Plant-Based PET Bottle Wars Heat Up - Environmental Leader

100% Plant-Based PET Bottle Wars Heat Up - Environmental Leader | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
The world’s two largest bottled water companies, Danone and Nestlé Waters, have teamed up with a California startup to develop and launch at commercial scale a PET plastic bottle made from 100 percent biobased material.
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Organics may offer most growth potential for creating renewable energy from waste | Sustainable Cities Collective

Organics may offer most growth potential for creating renewable energy from waste | Sustainable Cities Collective | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
(Image) Energy is among the many byproducts created during the waste management process, but in height of the country’s current clean power push, the industry’s role has yet to reach its full potential.
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From Obama’s Top Scientist, Words of Caution on Climate by Elizabeth Kolbert: Yale Environment 360

From Obama’s Top Scientist, Words of Caution on Climate by Elizabeth Kolbert: Yale Environment 360 | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
As President Obama’s chief science adviser, John Holdren has been instrumental in developing climate policy. In an interview with Yale e360, Holdren talks about the urgency of the climate challenge and why he hopes the next administration will not abandon efforts to address it.
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12 B Corps Leading Their Industries

12 B Corps Leading Their Industries | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
Think sustainability is a business killer? Think again. Read on to learn more about 12 B Corps taking their industries by storm.
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Australian Capital Territory Aims For Zero Carbon Transport Sector

Australian Capital Territory Aims For Zero Carbon Transport Sector | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
Having led the country on renewable energy policy and ambition, the ACT is shifting its focus to its transport sector, the decarbonization of which it says will be crucial to achieving the Territor…
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Nine public buildings in Edinburgh set for 24% reduction in energy costs

Nine public buildings in Edinburgh set for 24% reduction in energy costs | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
Nine buildings in Edinburgh will see their energy costs reduced by almost a quarter after undergoing energy efficiency upgrades as part of a new contract signed between E.ON's energy efficiency specialists Matrix and the City Council.
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Improved Solar Energy Efficiency from New Software Forecasting Models

Improved Solar Energy Efficiency from New Software Forecasting Models | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
The new system, known as Sun4CastTM, has been in development for three year
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An analytics-driven energy efficiency management system helps UK-based Anglian Water improve asset performance | TCS case study.

UK-based Anglian Water improves asset monitoring and optimises energy consumption by implementing an energy efficiency management system
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Scottish SMEs could save £19,000 per year through energy efficiency measures

Scottish SMEs could save £19,000 per year through energy efficiency measures | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
Scottish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are wasting £19,000 every year by neglecting simple energy efficiency improvements, according to Zero Waste Scotland. - edie news centre
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US utility recognised for innovative energy efficiency service

US utility recognised for innovative energy efficiency service | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
US utility Tacoma Power won an energy efficiency award from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance for using innovative tech in energy efficiency project.
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Solar-Log reaches 11-GW milestone, monitoring 260,000 solar PV plants worldwide

Solar-Log reaches 11-GW milestone, monitoring 260,000 solar PV plants worldwide | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
According to GTM Research report, ‘Global PV Monitoring 2016-2020: Markets, Trends and Leading Players’, Solar-Log is the largest independent software vend
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Efficiency & Clean Energy Can Replace Coal For A Reliable Modern Grid In US

Efficiency & Clean Energy Can Replace Coal For A Reliable Modern Grid In US | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
It’s cheaper and cleaner to replace retiring coal-fired power plants with wind and solar power and energy efficiency upgrades rather than to saddle the nation with more costly and climate-polluting…
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Major Companies Take Home EPA Climate Leadership Awards - Environmental Leader

Major Companies Take Home EPA Climate Leadership Awards - Environmental Leader | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
IBM, Procter & Gamble, Lockheed Martin, Clif Bar, Bank of America and Gap are among the companies to receive prestigious EPA awards for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and taking action to mitigate the effects of climate change.
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Efficiency Baselines and Limits for Energy-Intensive, Trade-Exposed Businesses

Learn how the efficiency rating and baseline determine the emission limit for an energy-intensive, trade-exposed business covered by Washington’s Clean Air Rule.
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Sizing Up International Energy Efficiency

Sizing Up International Energy Efficiency | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
In this space of this article, we will survey the lay of the international energy efficiency land. SPOILER: Germany takes firs
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Carbon capture can’t beat energy efficiency

Carbon capture can’t beat energy efficiency | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
The federal government’s recent commitment to a national coal phase-out by 2030 has reignited a conversation on using carbon capture and storage (CCS) to reduce emissions from coal power stations.
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APS Deploys 4MW of Energy Storage in Next Phase of Distributed Solar Study

APS Deploys 4MW of Energy Storage in Next Phase of Distributed Solar Study | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
The project will use two 2-megawatt battery systems from AES Energy Storage.
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North America’s First 100% Electric Municipal Bus System

North America’s First 100% Electric Municipal Bus System | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
GreenPower Motor company will supply the 10 EV350 eBuses for North America's 100 percent electric bus system, operational in Porterville, CA, by Jan 2018
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Thirty-three states (and D.C.) are cutting CO2 all the way to the bank.

Thirty-three states (and D.C.) are cutting CO2 all the way to the bank. | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
The decoupling of economic growth from CO2 emissions shows that it is indeed possible to cut pollution without harming the economy.
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Global Utility-Scale Solar PV O&M Market to Reach 182GW in 2016

Global Utility-Scale Solar PV O&M Market to Reach 182GW in 2016 | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
This represents a significant annual increase over last year.
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India Holds the Crown for World’s Largest Solar PV Project—for Now

India Holds the Crown for World’s Largest Solar PV Project—for Now | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
At one point, workers were installing 40,000 panels per day in three shifts—up to 11 megawatts per day.
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Commentary: Energy efficiency goes global

Commentary: Energy efficiency goes global | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
Brian Motherway, IEA Head of Energy Efficiency
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