Researchers Propose Solar-Driven Biomass Gasification Pathway for Synthetic Fuel Production

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Schema of synfuel synthesis through solar-driven biomass gasification. Solar energy produces both heat for gasification and H 2 via electrolysis. Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) are proposing a new process for producing synfuel from biomass using concentrating solar energy as its main energy source. High temperature heat for biomass gasification is obtained from a molten-salt system in a solar concentrating tower.

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Lillian Light Is No Lightweight - The Environmental Lioness of the South Bay is Fired Up, Ready To Go!

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I began our interview by asking Lillian about the early days of EPN which she helped found in 2001. What was your environmental priority in 2001 and what is it today? In 2001 we started by making a list of what our environmental priorities were and then we brought those to the public by recruiting speakers to present those topics on Earth day. We covered: global warming, nuclear power, clean air, smart growth, globalization and the environment.

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The Greenius Goes Into Overdrive

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So buckle up and hang on while I take you for a little trip with the Greenius to the places I’ve been and the places I’m going… My First Solar PV Install. Last month, I completed my GRID Alternatives volunteer training in San Diego and this Monday and Tuesday I’ll be in El Cajon, California as one of the volunteers installing a solar PV system on a new Habitat for Humanity home. The Greenius in Yosemite.

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US DOE offers conditional loan guarantee commitments to support nearly $4.5B in Loans for 3 California Cd-Te photovoltaic solar power plants

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billion to support three alternating current Cadmium Telluride (Cd-Te) thin film photovoltaic (PV) solar generation facilities: DOE is offering a conditional commitment for a loan guarantee to AV Solar Ranch 1, LLC to support the Antelope Valley Solar Ranch 1 project. The inverters enable the project to provide more stable and continuous power, increasing the efficiency and reliability of large-scale solar power plants greater than 100 MW. First Solar, Inc.,

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The Most Powerful Greenius In America

Creative Greenius

But I will admit that one thing has changed even more than the size of our electric bill and that’s the size of the solar PV system we now need to generate 100% of our electricity – because the same moves that cut our electric bill also cut the number of solar panels we need by 50% too. I can’t wait to use some of their dough to pay for my new, smaller-sized solar system. FOLLOW ME IF YOU WANT TO LIVE.

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The View From Here Today

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What we’re not breathing is clean air, because the smoke from the La Canada-Flintridge fire, about 38 miles from here, is still making air quality hazardous and people in the L.A. In 2001 she terminated our grass lawns and replaced them with drought tolerant plants because of her concerns for water use. I volunteer with GRID Alternatives installing solar panels on low income and Habitat for Humanity houses.

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Alberta Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation Awarding C$37.5 Million in Funding for Renewable Energy Projects from Biofuels to Home Generation

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million) to five Alberta-based renewable energy projects including waste to biofuels and energy, concentrating solar power, biogas and home generation. Through this project, Enerkem and its partners will use waste, such wood and straw, to produce clean biofuels, and will also incorporate carbon dioxide directly in the process, demonstrating the potential for greenhouse gas reductions in biofuels production. million), for the Medicine Hat Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Project.

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California ARB: GHG emissions fell below 1990 levels for first time in 2016; down 13% from 2004 peak; transportation emissions up 2%

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They fell 23% from a peak of 14 metric tons per person (roughly equal to driving 34,000 miles) in 2001 to 10.8 The carbon intensity of California’s economy has dropped 38% since the 2001 peak and is now one-half the national average. Emissions from this sector declined 18% in 2016, reflecting continued growth in renewable energy—such as solar, wind and geothermal—as a result of the state’s Renewables Portfolio Standard, and a corresponding drop in natural gas generation.

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California greenhouse gas inventory shows state is tracking to achieve 2020 AB 32 target

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The drop in hydropower has now been completely replaced by in-state wind and solar power. Carbon intensity has dropped 23% from the peak in 2001, and declined an average of 1.9% tons per person in 2001 to 12.0 The primary programs are the Renewable Portfolio Standard, the Advanced Clean Cars program, the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, and the Cap-and-Trade program.

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GM: Let's Hash Out Open Plug-In Car Standards

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

As we’ve noted before , a lower-power version of it was published back in 2001, specifying charging hardware interface and coupler system. a national standard was cut from the 2007 energy bill — lack teeth, for the most part (&# California’s is pretty strong&# ) and Pre… Cali Regulators Hail End of Startup Phase for Clean Energy Projects Artificial Moore’s Law for Cleantech: Renewable Standards, by Steps : [.]

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Plug-In Hybrids (or Plugin Hybrids)

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model in 2001 by the DOEs Argonne National Lab estimates hybrids reduce greenhouse gases by 22%, and plug-in hybrids by 36% (see table 2). Plus more people are installing rooftop solar photovoltaic systems, and clean wind power is vastly expanding nationally (see study by eminent environmentalist Lester Brown cited at CalCars Kudos ). About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say.

NSB report finds US lead in science and technology shrinking; emerging economies shifting global S&T landscape

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Since 2001, the share of the world’s R&D performed in the US and Europe has decreased, respectively, from 37% to 30% and from 26% to 22%. In addition to investing in their research and teaching enterprises, these countries have focused their attention on crucial sectors of the global economy, including high-tech manufacturing and clean energy. In addition, emerging economies now invest more in clean energy than advanced economies.

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Plug In America - Links and Resources

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Take Action Now Act Contact Automakers Events Downloads Donate Join Multimedia Center Audio 2008 Podcasts EVS-23 PHEVs and Air Quality 2007 Podcasts Video Photo Gallery Reviews Plug In Hybrids Coming Clean Plugged In Internal Combustion Electric and Hybrid Cars The Hype About Hydrogen The EV and HEV Forward Drive The Car that Could Additional Links News and Press Press Room Newsletters 2008 to Present Newsletter Vol. Learn About Plug-ins What Are Plug-ins? Where Can I Buy One?

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Univ. of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University Team Up On Li-Air Batteries, 5 Other Renewable Energy and Biomedical Technology Projects

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The other winning projects in the renewable energy category are: High-efficiency hybrid solar cells based on carbon nanotube enhanced nanostructures. Goal: Integrate single-walled carbon nanotubes into existing silicon and polymer photovoltaic devices to create high-efficiency hybrid solar cells. Large-panel integrated-light transmitting and solar energy-harvesting façade systems for net-zero energy-efficient buildings.

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Bloom Energy Debuts SOFC Fuel Cell System for Distributed Generation

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Founded in 2001, Bloom Energy can trace its roots to the NASA Mars space program. For NASA, Dr. KR Sridhar, principal co-founder and CEO of Bloom Energy, and his team were charged with building technology to help sustain life on Mars using solar energy and water to produce air to breath and fuel for transportation.

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