Category: Sustainable Environment

Virtual Power Plants – A New Pricing Mechanism Encourages The Renewable DERs

The renewable energy sector consists of a large number of small and distributed energy sources and that created a need of considering their effective and optimal participation in the electricity distribution network. An important concern of the electricity transmission network operators is the reliability of the supply, which means that the Grid will meet the […]

Universal Home initiative presents future scenarios on “Living in 2030”

SCHOTT a member in the company network project on innovative solutions for the future The company network Universal Home presented the results that its 10 member companies have compiled on the subject of “Living in the year 2030” at a meeting held today at the Zollverein World Heritage site in Essen, Germany. The technology group […]

Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods 2012 – 21 – 23 June – Trondheim ( Norway )

Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods 2012 – Towards a Systemic Approach for Cross-Scale Indicators. SUN2012 aims to focus on what happens in between buildings on a neighborhood / community level, including specific issues such as mobility, accessibility, attractiveness, resilience and functionality of building clusters, infrastructure, people, green-blue structures and economy. The conference is sponsored by NTNU, in […]

FuturaGene With$1.2m Brazilian Government Financing For Bioenergy Research

FuturaGene, a world leader in the enhancement of yield  and sustainability of woody crops for plantation forestry, biopower and biofuel markets, will advance its technology development program in Brazil with a non-refundable grant of $1.2m from the Brazilian Government. The grant obtained by Suzano Papel e Celulose, FuturaGene’s parent company, will be fully applied to […]

NOVABUILD 2012: A SUSTAINABLE FAIR

A fresh series of ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY FAIRS is set to open its doors from the 29th of February to the 2nd of March 2012 at the Feria Valencia exhibition centre; showcasing the most innovative developments in the energy, waste management and water management industries at the Egética-Expoenergética, Ecofira and Efiaqua fairs respectively, the latter […]

Malaysia Renewable Energy Feed-in tariff

In April 2011 Malaysia adopted a renewable energy feed-in tariff system and annual installed capacity caps to 2030. Electricity consumers pay an additional fee on their electricity bills to distribution licensees, the FIT-ALL. Licensees are then required to allocate 1% of their total revenue to the Renewable Energy Fund administered by SEDA Malaysia and dedicated […]

India Solar Cities Development Programme

To cope with chronic power shortages in cities, improve air quality and reduce India’ s dependence on oil imports, the government enacted the Guidelines for the creation of Solar Cities across India. The programme will support urban local authorities of medium size towns, from 50, 000 and 500, 000 inhabitants, in assessing the needs and […]