REMIPEG Report: Part 1 – Renewable power generation 2015: The latest world-market status

REMIPEG Report: Part 1 - Renewable power generation 2015: The latest world-market status

23 November 2015Dr. Patric Kleineidam and Jan Dörr  This special Renewable Energy Focus power generation report concludes the latest REMIPEG (Renewable Electricity Market, Installed Power and Annual Electricity Generation) report, carried out in the first half year of 2015. The report presents the recent overview for the status of the renewable energy market until the … Read more

The textile companies creating material change

The textile companies creating material change

How to make the best of a challenging year? While the lasting impacts of COVID on industry may take years to accurately assess, one thing we can see right now is how the pandemic has focused the textile industry’s attention on sustainability. Globally, with both the COP26 on Climate Change and COP15 on Biological Diversity … Read more

IMS Heat Pumps | The Renewable Energy Hub

IMS Heat Pumps | The Renewable Energy Hub

When it comes to choosing a home central heating system the options are plentiful, but for those conscious of environmental factors and the need to futureproof their home, heat pumps are the obvious solution. And we thought the Government did too. However, the various schemes aimed at incentivising consumers and developers to install heat pumps … Read more

Are DACA and the DREAM Act Good for America?

Are DACA and the DREAM Act Good for America?

1. Undocumented Student Program, “DACA Information,” undocu.berkeley.edu (accessed Jan. 30, 2018) 2. Homeland Security, “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA),” dhs.gov, Jan. 29, 2018 3. Orrin Hatch, “S.1291 – DREAM Act,” congress.gov, June 20, 2002 4. Lindsey Graham, “Graham, Durbin Introduce Bipartisan Dream Act to Give Immigrant Students a Path to Citizenship,” lgraham.senate.gov, July 20, … Read more

Crude ambitions – Renewable Energy Focus

Crude ambitions - Renewable Energy Focus

The commodities market can be a volatile beast and past experience with price spikes and crashes has made governments understandably cautious about relying too heavily on fossil fuels. When oil prices are high, governments are often keen to pledge support for clean, fixed-cost renewable energy in place of risky fuel-price hedges. And with government support … Read more

Is harmonization of reporting standards possible or even desirable?

Harmony and balance concept

Interest in corporate sustainability metrics has skyrocketed in the last few years, particularly in the financial industry. With it has come a surge in demand for information related to these activities, one accommodated by existing reporting standards and frameworks produced by organizations such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), … Read more

New Lithium Extraction Plant Announced For Clayton Valley, Nevada

New Lithium Extraction Plant Announced For Clayton Valley, Nevada

Schlumberger New Energy has announced a new lithium extraction plant in Clayton Valley, Nevada, a pilot plant to be precise. This pilot plant is being developed by a subsidiary of Schlumberger New Energy, NeoLith Energy. The company claims an exceptionally sped up production process. “The NeoLith Energy sustainable approach uses a differentiated direct lithium extraction … Read more

U.S. DOE releases Pumped Storage Hydropower Valuation Guidebook

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) funded development of the newly released Pumped Storage Hydropower Valuation Guidebook to advance the state-of-the-art in assessing the value of pumped storage hydropower (PSH) plants and their contributions to the power system. PSH is a valuable energy storage resource that provides many services and benefits … Read more