Straw from agriculture could supply energy to many millions of households, researchers at the TLL (Thueringian regional institute for agriculture), the DBFZ (German biomass research center) and the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) reported in the journal Applied Energy. The authors say that straw has been under-utilized as a biomass residue and waste material. […]
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If the Western U.S. installed more solar and wind power plants, it could gain in two ways: 1. Save money. 2. Reduce pollution. That is what an analysis by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) says. According to the study – ”Western Wind and Solar Integration Study” – if Western USA obtained 25% of its […]
A new study by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and NREL (Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory) has shown that solar manufacturing costs are driven by production scale and not lower labor costs. The study – “Assessing the Drivers of Regional Trends in Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing” – was funded by the Energy Department through its […]
Over the next two decades more than 70% of global incremental energy demand will come from Asia. The news was announced at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2013, where more than 1,600 participants from 90 different countries took part. China’s Director of Center of Energy Economics Research, Lin Boqiang, said that because of […]
There is no evidence that wind turbines affect residential property values negatively, according to a study carried out at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The study is titled “A Spatial Hedonic Analysis of the Effects of Wind Energy Facilities on Surrounding Property Values in the United States”. Principal investigator, Ben Hoen and colleagues […]