Since the Jerry Sandusky scandal, Penn State University has suffered. But things are changing, for the better. While attending my daughter’s boyfriend’s graduation a few weeks ago I realized that PSU has much going for it, despite all the negative publicity. Of course Sandusky deserves to be where he is–in jail for a long time. Much good is going on here at the school’s main campus as well as its satellite compuses.
The number of microgrids and planned microgrid projects is growing. North America claims 66 percent of the microgrids that are planned, proposed and deployed. Combined, these figures give North America microgrid capacity of 2,505 MW. The current online capacity is 1,459 MW and more than 1,122 MW is in the planning, under development or proposed phase. Microgrids can be found in communities, on military bases, on the grounds of universities and they can be commercially owned and operated. They are increasingly important to grid stabilization and distributed generation. The following is from a recent Navigant Research report.
Southern Africa has the potential to achieve universal access to modern energy services if the region puts in place a sound and vibrant strategy to harness its huge renewable energy resources.Meeting in Maseru, Lesotho, the 33rd SADC Energy Ministers meeting said the development of a renewable energy strategy will, among other things, ensure that the Southern African Development Community is able to effectively manage and exploit the natural resources that are in abundance in the region.
The market for renewable energy technologies has continued to grow. Climate change concerns, coupled with high oil prices, peak oil, and increasing government support, are driving increasing renewable energy legislation, incentives and commercialization.New government spending, regulation and policies helped the industry weather the 2009 economic crisis better than many other sectors.
Brussels – 27 January 2013 – According to a study conducted by the Leibniz University-Hannover and the Copper Alliance, the five biggest energy-intensive industrial branches in Europe have the potential to save more than 5 billion tons of CO2. They can do this by switching from fossil energy to 100% electricity for heat production. The [...]
The Industry Wellbeing Organization, The U.N., and governments from throughout the world are now concerned using pollution. You hear celebs phoning a get in touch with to arms, to unite against air pollution. A media frenzy on how polluted the full world is the gathering of the decade. Pollution leads to instability, discomfort, disorder and [...]
April 3, 2012 | Posted in Sustainability
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