April 24, 2017 greenhoper

The environment is about to take center stage in American politics — a rare but potentially transformative moment in the brief, brown history of the Trump administration. On 22nd April and again next weekend, tens of thousands of people are expected to participate in March for Science, environment-oriented marches at the Washington Mall and around the country. First, they’ll protest President Donald Trump’s proposed science budget cuts and urge Trump to take science into account when making policy decisions on the environment and research. Next week, the goal is to raise awareness about global warming in the wake of Trump’s…

April 21, 2017 greenhoper

-“From Climate Change, Trump Policies, State Cuts” Connecticut’s environment showed little improvement in 2016 and is facing a risky future involving climate change, state funding shortages, and worrisome federal policy shifts, according to a watchdog agency’s latest report. The state’s Council on Environmental Quality’s annual report warned that Connecticut’s air, land and water quality doesn’t appear to be getting much better despite all the programs underway at the state and local levels. Lawmakers and the CEQ’s executive director, Karl Wagener, warned that staffing cutbacks at the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection agency have become so severe that the…

April 13, 2017 greenhoper 1Comment

Over the past couple of years, a steady stream of good news has appeared on the renewable energy front. The latest comes from a couple of Clean Energy Canada says renewable energy is unstoppable sources. Clean Energy Canada has released a new publication, “The Transition Takes Hold.” Bottom line: The transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources “now appears irreversible.” Meanwhile, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reports that renewable electricity-generating capacity of 161 gigawatts was added across the planet in 2016, bringing the capacity total of renewables above 2,000 gigawatts for the first time. The worldwide total electricity-generating capacity…

April 9, 2017 greenhoper

Capacity addition from renewable energy sources surpassed conventional sources for the first time in financial year 2017 as India added 12.5 gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy capacity compared to 10.2 GW from conventional sources of fuel. “India added 12.5GW of renewable energy capacity during financial year 2017, surpassing capacity addition from conventional sources of fuel estimated at 10.2GW, in sync with global trends,” said a report by Elara Capital, which was released on Wednesday. Of the 10.2GW of capacity addition from conventional energy, 74% came from thermal, while the rest came from hydro and nuclear power projects. In financial year…

March 23, 2017 greenhoper

Wayne Lording, a Sustainable Energy Farming Advisor will speak on the benefits associated with renewable energy on farms as part of the Regional Development Australia Murray ‘Energy Choices for the Murray Region’ and ‘Corowa District Land-care’ discussion on 24th March. Wayne will speak particularly with reference to the renewable energy available options for agriculture, including Geo-thermal energy – ground source heating system and cooling. Wayne is an environmentally friendly and Sustainable Energy Farming Advisor specializing in geothermal energy. With an electronic engineering background, this individual analyses farming businesses energy needs, suggesting ways in which our rural businesses can reduce ever-rising…

March 14, 2017 greenhoper

As per the article “A World Turned Upside Down” from ‘The Economist’ which depicted a rather gloomy outlook for renewable energy. This was not because of switching political winds, like a might expect, or the oft-repeated fact that the sunlight does not shine at night. Instead, the experts pointed to two under the radar facts. First, building away the infrastructure required to reach critical mass for renewables will be tremendously expensive. Second, the economics around the receipt and delivery of electricity are changing dramatically, largely as a result of impact of renewables. As the two facts themselves are indisputable, the…

March 9, 2017 greenhoper

Within just a year, the country’s power capacity has cultivated 29 percent, to 40 Giga-watt. Expansion here and the give attention to expanding wind and solar electricity are also shrinking the time frame to place up related transmission systems. At present, thermal electricity contributes 69 percent to India’s total installed capacity. As the country organized capacity additions in the thermal and hydropower portion, it also allowed transmission organizations a longer time frame. This can be now changing. “The construction of new lines (for hydro and thermal) might take 3 to 5 years, while construction of any new sun photovoltaic or…

February 28, 2017 greenhoper

Under the header of Redox-Wind task, ICT has been creating a large-scale redox-flow battery pack. The aim is to use the battery to store wind energy. The 2 MW power and 20 MWh capacity electric battery can supply the electric power needs of your village for up to ten several hours. An industrialized hall at the testing facility in Pfinztal, Baden-Württemberg properties 45, 000 liter reservoirs to preserve energy in liquid electrolytes. The tanks have been waiting around patiently for the entrance of the custom-build breeze turbine. The ICT researchers, however, are less patient. They’ve been planning the project for…

February 22, 2017 greenhoper 1Comment

Lower Indian solar charges tendered at a ground-breaking auction may catalyze renewable investments and help word of advice the total amount of new power to renewable and away from precious fuels. Solar power in India fell to a list 3.30 rupees (U. S. $0. 05) a kilowatt-hour on February 10 after World Bank-backed auction helped the central Madhya Pradesh tender 750 MW of power. The auction format, which included payment warranties and was run by the state and central governments, could become a template fueling growth in other regions and getting energy security to the world’s second-most-populous country. “The outcome…

February 9, 2017 greenhoper

Renewable energy subjugated new electrical generation of US put into service during 2016, in line with the latest issue of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s or FERC monthly “Energy Facilities Update,” out in preceding week with data through 31st December 2016. Combined, latest installed energy from renewable sources such as; geothermal, biomass, solar, hydropower, wind totaled 16, 124 MW surpassing that from natural gas, nuclear power, oil and coal combined. This is the second year in a row in which the majority of new making energy came from renewable energy sources. In the year 2015, renewable sources added 12, 400…