Xcel Energy and Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency have contracted GE Energy to supply online impulse cleaning systems for their largest U.S. generating unit to save $20 million over the next six years.
The Global Harvest Initiative published a new policy issue brief which highlights the importance of science-based technologies in sustainably addressing the mounting challenges of global hunger and food security in order to feed an anticipated nine billion people globally by 2050.
The 14.1-megawatt solar system will significantly offset the need for other energy sources to run McGraw-Hill's offices in East Windsor, including the corporation's growing data center.
This premier award recognizes those member companies that have enhanced and embraced the Responsible Care ethic of performance improvement and sustainability throughout their company.
Sharp’s dual goals for the Eco House are to minimize power consumption and contribute to a comfortable living environment.
The port of Antwerp will grant the most environment-friendly ships a discount of 10 percent on the tonnage dues starting July 1.
According to a report released by the United Nations Environment Programme, recycling rates of metals are in many cases far lower than their potential for re-use.
Algal turf scrubbers are field-sized, water-treatment systems that can extract excess nutrients from streams, canals, and lakes polluted by agricultural, domestic, and some industrial runoff.
A collaborative effort involving public school systems, a waste hauler, a foodservice distributor, and Dart Container Corp. to recycle foam school lunch trays has hit a new milestone in California – with more than one million trays now being collected and recycled each month.
Aquaculture is the fastest growing form of food production in the world, accounting for 50 percent of all seafood consumed globally.
The utility could provide individuals their energy-usage information in real time, which enabled them to make informed choices to reduce their electricity demand.
Kevin Chen wants to prevent future environmental disasters caused by oil spills, and thanks to the EPA, the Polytechnic Institute of New York University sophomore is one step closer.
The U.S. Postal Service reported an 8 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from a fiscal year (FY) 2008 baseline. The reduction of 1,067,834 metric tons of carbon dioxide is an amount equal to the annual emissions of approximately 204,000 passenger vehicles.
New technologies can improve agricultural sustainability in developing countries, but only with the engagement of local farmers and the social and economic networks they depend on, say Stanford University researchers.
Researchers have created a system, called EnergJ, that reduces energy consumption in simulations by up to 50 percent, and has the potential to cut energy by as much as 90 percent.
A much larger portion of Americans have access to recycle plastic bottles and also can recycle other types of plastic containers, such as yogurt cups, dairy tubs, and lids.
The U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) demonstrated the Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle (CERV) as part of special events ramping up to the Indianapolis 500. The U.S. Army labeled the CERV as one of the "greenest technologies" and demonstrated how its advanced hybrid electric powertrain developed by Quantum Fuel Systems Worldwide Inc. and TARDEC saves taxpayer dollars and soldiers' lives.
According to a recent report from Pike Research, despite limited production to date, the scale-up potential of algae is substantial compared to other non-food based feedstocks.
Supermarkets are among the most energy-intensive buildings around, and refrigeration uses more than half of that energy. That doesn't even include the harm that leaking refrigerants cause to the ozone layer. EPA's GreenChill program works with companies and their refrigeration engineers across the country to help program participants lower their refrigeration emissions of all kinds.
- By Laura Williams
- May 31, 2011
The Octagon, a LEED Silver 500-unit apartment community on Roosevelt Island, made green history by becoming the first residential building in the State of New York to be powered and heated by a 400 kW fuel cell from UTC Power.