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Lockheed Martin Gets Serious About Waste-to-Energy

Lockheed Martin Gets Serious About Waste-to-Energy

“Landfills and fossil fuels no longer meet the pressing needs of our time,” Lockheed Martin declares on its website . The aerospace and defense company says it’s serious about re-routing waste from landfills and using it to create energy. Its Lockheed Martin Energy subsidiary launched last year, with a focus on tidal energy, energy storage, nuclear systems, energy management and …

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China is a renewable energy powerhouse

China is a renewable energy powerhouse

(ABU DHABI) China’s importance to the global renewable energy industry has been recognised in Abu Dhabi today. The Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency ( IRENA ) meeting in Abu Dhabi appointed Mr Li Fanrong – Deputy Administrator of the National Energy Administration of China – Chair of the influential gathering of stakeholders from 110 countries. Mr Li said: …

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Wind energy to power Unilever sites in UK

Wind energy to power Unilever sites in UK

Unilever has announced that 15 of its U.K. sites are using electricity derived from renewable wind sources. In an announcement on Tuesday, the consumer goods company said that since April, Unilever U.K. had been the "dedicated beneficiary" of energy produced at a 23-turbine strong wind farm owned by renewable energy business Eneco U.K. The business added that 165 gigawatt hours …

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Scottish whisky-makers adopt clean energy

Scottish whisky-makers adopt clean energy

Mark Twain once said, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” That could be the motto for Scotland, where scotch whisky is big business. Garden: “In terms of the scotch whisky industry, we add just over five billion to the value of the U.K. economy. We support over 40,000 jobs across the U.K., …

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SA’s renewable energy auction system ‘the best in Africa’

SA’s renewable energy auction system ‘the best in Africa’

AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina says auction system provides a platform to support similar projects African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina. Picture: REUTERS SA’s renewable energy auction system is the best in Africa and has provided a platform that can be used to support similar projects in other countries on the continent, says African Development Bank …

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With a tight federal budget, here’s where to focus clean energy research funding

With a tight federal budget, here’s where to focus clean energy research funding

Checking the power output of a photovoltaic concentrator array built by Martin Marietta, Inc., at Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The U.S. Department of Energy spends US$3-$4 billion per year on applied energy research. These programs seek to provide clean and reliable energy and improve our energy security by driving innovation and helping companies bring new clean energy …

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Torridge in Devon region produces more green energy than anywhere in the UK

Torridge in Devon region produces more green energy than anywhere in the UK

Wind turbines in Devon fields Comments (0) Torridge is England’s greenest place when it comes to generating ‘clean’ power. The latest government figures show that the area has the ability to produce more renewable energy per household than any other part of England. According to the Campaign to Protect Rural England, Torridge is home to 573 acres of solar farms …

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Report: Vistra Energy in talks to purchase fellow generator Dynegy

Report: Vistra Energy in talks to purchase fellow generator Dynegy

Dive Brief: Independent power producer Vistra Energy is in the early stages of discussions to purchase generator Dynegy, the Wall Street Journal reports, an inter-regional merger that would create one of the largest power producers in the United States. Vistra, the generation company that emerged from bankruptcy proceedings of Energy Future Holdings, owns Texas power producers TXU Energy and Luminant. …

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Trump names vocal renewable-energy critic to oversee…renewable energy

Trump names vocal renewable-energy critic to oversee...renewable energy

The White House, Washington, D.C. [Creative Commons license by dcjohn] While the news headlines on President Donald Trump mostly address potential scandals, his administration has also lagged significantly in appointing top-level officials to run government agencies. Those that have been appointed often have an adversarial relationship to the missions of the agencies they run. Scott Pruitt, for example, is now …

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Blockchain Technology Fuels Global Advancements in the Energy Sector

Blockchain Technology Fuels Global Advancements in the Energy Sector

As moonshot projects in the distributed world abound, it’s not surprising to see the energy sector jumping into the fray. This comes as the heavily regulated power industry eyeballs new approaches for allowing consumers to generate and sell electricity in various locales worldwide. It’s here that blockchain technology is increasingly being seen as a potential, low-cost means for delivering energy …

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