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The Pyramid of Conservation

The Pyramid of Conservation | BioRenova Ingeniería Sustentable | Scoop.it

Whether they’re building a new house or improving a well-loved home, energy-conscious homeowners everywhere are trying to lower energy use and costs. Even with the best of intentions, however, consumers are overwhelmed by too much information, which causes many of them to give up long before they screw in their first CFL light bulb. Toremedy this situation, Minnesota Power created the Pyramid of Conservation as a “cheat sheet” for consumers who want to live a more energy-efficient life.


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Introduction to Trigeneration Systems

Introduction to Trigeneration Systems | BioRenova Ingeniería Sustentable | 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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U.S. Carbon Emissions Fall to Lowest Level Since 1994

U.S. Carbon Emissions Fall to Lowest Level Since 1994 | BioRenova Ingeniería Sustentable | Scoop.it

The continuing expansion of renewable energy technologies, advances in energy efficiency, and the rapid shift from coal to natural gas for generating electricity combined to bring down U.S. carbon dioxide emissions last year to their lowest levels since 1994, according to a report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.


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The Outlook for Energy: A view to 2040

The Outlook for Energy: A view to 2040 | BioRenova Ingeniería Sustentable | Scoop.it

In 2040, what types of energy will the world use, and how much? How will new technologies, efficiencies and policies impact the market?

The electricity generation sector is essential to meeting modern energy needs. Utilities and other electricity producers transform different types of primary energy – everything from natural gas to coal to wind and hydroelectric power – into electricity to be used in homes and businesses. Through 2040, global demand for electricity will continue to rise steeply, as the fuels used for electricity generation continue to shift to lower-carbon sources, such as natural gas, nuclear and renewables.


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