Continued uncertainty in the future direction of climate frameworks, political instability of the Middle East and North Africa region, energy price volatility, and the global economic recession are what energy leaders consider as the top "insomnia" issues driving the world energy agenda this year, according to the 2013 World Energy Issues Monitor.
Germany is facing a unique problem on its streets. An EU directive decreed that from September 2012 onwards no more filament light bulbs could be installed because of the high energy usage; Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs were to be the new norm.
Following the successful completion of the first phase, the Energy Department has announced the beginning of Phase II of project development with a new cooperative agreement between the FutureGen Industrial Alliance and the Department of Energy for an innovative carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Illinois.
South and Central American nations are aspiring to be more environmentally friendly, as renewable energy strategies are introduced, but thermal power remains the main player, states a new report by GBI Research.
While Boeing advances LED technology to help prevent astronaut insomnia aboard NASA's International Space Station – expected to be made publicly available by 2016 – USAI Lighting is improving human performance here on Earth with lighting technology that's available right now.
The global offshore wind power market, fuelled by the depletion of fossil fuel reserves, the declining cost of wind power generation and impressive investment from the UK, is expected to explode over the next decade, states research and consulting firm GlobalData.
Forty-three teachers across the state of Florida are recipients of a combined $47,000 in grants from Florida Power & Light Company's 2013 Teacher Grant program to support innovative, teacher-designed classroom projects.
A European consortium, consisting of DNV KEMA, Fraunhofer ISE, EMD International, RAH and RFVV, has begun an EU-funded project to develop modeling and simulation tools for optimally integrating electrical vehicles (EVs) into electricity networks.
With the crisis unfolding at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, it is too soon to draw final conclusions. But watching the struggle to bring the site under control, we cannot help but wonder: What exactly is going on, and what lessons might be learned?
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