Could trash-to-energy technology feed hydrogen demand?

GreenBiz

Could trash-to-energy technology feed hydrogen demand? The annual demand could reach 19,120,458,891 tons by then, representing a tenfold increase from 2015 to 2050. . Combined with a push for decarbonization, these economics could drive demand, project energy experts. . We try to understand bioresource demand and to prioritize its use, using it as a resource where there are no other low-carbon options. Arlene Karidis. Wed, 07/15/2020 - 01:00.

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Coping with a changing demand

Envirotec Magazine

So, how do water companies prepare for an unexpected surge or drop in demand? Reducing energy wastage not only offers environmental and cost saving benefits, but also allows businesses to commit more resources to meet changing demands.

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California’s Big 2021 Grid Reliability Decision: Expand Supply or Manage Demand?

GreenTechMedia

California is facing a major decision under a tight deadline — whether it should push for large-scale power plants and batteries to prevent a repeat of its August 2020 rolling blackouts this coming summer, or turn to behind-the-meter resources like batteries and demand response.

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Coronavirus: Falling power demand is impacting clean energy

GreenBiz

With the pandemic spurring a dramatic drop in economic activity across Europe, electricity, renewables and carbon prices have also plummeted. COVID-19 Energy & Climate Renewable Energy Solar Wind Power

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Hydropower demand is damaging Indigenous lands

Inhabitat - Innovation

As many U.S. states rush to set ambitious renewable energy goals, people don't stop to think where the hydropower is coming from and whom it may be hurting

Global warming could push air conditioning demand up 59%

Inhabitat - Innovation

As the planet warms, more people are relying on AC. But AC just contributes to more warming

How on-demand food delivery apps could encourage low-carbon food

GreenBiz

How on-demand food delivery apps could encourage low-carbon food. Because the COVID-19 response has restricted restaurants to pick-up and delivery orders in many areas, business for on-demand food delivery apps such as DoorDash, Grubhub, Seamless and Uber Eats has increased dramatically. . Through a six-week climate innovation program at Yale , we envisioned two ways that on-demand food delivery apps could empower their users to make more climate-friendly food choices.

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A new decade demands new leadership in climate policy advocacy

GreenBiz

Only public policy can deliver the speed and scale of emissions reductions needed to limit the worst impacts of climate change. Climate Change GreenBiz 20 Policy & Politics Policy & Politics

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WoodMac: Coronavirus Will Undercut North American Power Demand Through 2021

GreenTechMedia

Wood Mackenzie projects significant pullbacks in the larger North American economy and corresponding impacts to demand for power. Wood Mackenzie’s baseline view yields lower power demand and power prices across North American power markets. How much will peak demand fall? In ERCOT territory in Texas, WoodMac expects peak demand levels to be reduced by 4.6 In PJM territory, peak demand levels will be reduced by nearly 9 gigawatts in 2020 and 4.7

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New report demands Brexit boost for repair industry

Envirotec Magazine

As well as preventing waste, this would satisfy public demand, stimulate the economy and help to create 34,000 new jobs in the repair sector and 346,000 new jobs in remanufacturing. The post New report demands Brexit boost for repair industry first appeared on Envirotec.

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Seeking a Better Way to Pinpoint the Value of Demand Response in California [GTM Squared]

GreenTechMedia

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Taylor Redman: I’m a young conservative demanding climate action

Defend Our Future

The post Taylor Redman: I’m a young conservative demanding climate action appeared first on Defend Our Future.

Scotland should follow on-demand bus schemes example of other UK regions, says charity

Envirotec Magazine

Schemes which would see passengers order on-demand bus services should be introduced in Scotland, a leading mobility charity has said. The ‘flexible bus’ initiative would allow operators to use ‘Demand Responsive Technology’ which would link local buses with the people who need them.

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Coronavirus thumps palm oil demand

Eco-Business

Supply chain disruption and shrinking profits could hinder the expansion of ethical production amid the global pandemic

California Renewable Curtailments Surge as Coronavirus Cuts Demand

GreenTechMedia

California grid operator CAISO has been curtailing renewable energy at record levels this year, as the state’s ever-rising share of solar power during daylight hours increasingly outpaces electricity demand. Adding to its challenges, the grid operator is now contending with falling power demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Grid operator ISO New England reported 3 percent to 5 percent declines in system demands in the previous week.

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As Renewables Surge, Australia Ponders Options for Demand Response Market

GreenTechMedia

One of the big questions is around demand response, and who will oversee a market that has only started emerging in Australia. ESB has proposed a two-sided market, where a kilowatt of demand response has the same value as a kilowatt of generation.

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Stay-at-home orders increase demand for eco-friendly interiors

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new survey shows many people feel more inclined to create healthier indoor environments for their homes

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How will COVID impact demand response?

Solar Power World

By EnergyHub Regions impacted by COVID-19 have seen energy demand affected by business closures and quarantine behavior. But overall reduction in demand due to COVID-19 does not mean that utilities are abandoning their demand response goals for the upcoming season. Utilities continue to rely on distributed energy resource programs to provide valuable grid services during this crisis,… The post How will COVID impact demand response?

California Ports Turn to Microgrids for Energy Security, Demand Flexibility

GreenTechMedia

But it can also substantially increase electricity demand at ports. In response to California's electrification push, the state's largest ports, including San Diego, Los Angeles, and Long Beach, are turning to microgrids for energy security and demand flexibility. DERs would play a pivotal role in helping manage demand, both current and future, and enable more efficient management of electrical loads and charging optimization,” port officials wrote.

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24/7 Renewables: The Emerging Art of Matching Renewables With Demand

GreenTechMedia

If we really want to make them an effective decarbonization tool, we need to match them to real-time demand. A lot of companies and governments are committing to 100% renewable energy. But a target of that scope without considering the timing of energy use isn’t technically or economically optimal. So how do we get 24/7 renewables for offices, data centers, municipal buildings, cities and eventually countries?

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OhmConnect Raises Infrastructure Funding for 550MW ‘Power Plant’ of Home Demand Flexibility

GreenTechMedia

A $100 million investment in residential demand response is redefining what "infrastructure" can be. The demand response format is open to renters and people who lack the budget or credit score to go solar; 40 percent of OhmConnect participants are low and moderate income, DeVries noted.

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Demand Response Industry Asks Feds to Open States to Energy Market Competition

GreenTechMedia

Now FERC is being asked to put that authority to a new use: ending a decade-old provision allowing individual states to opt out of letting demand response companies enlist customers to turn down their energy use to support the power grid.

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Heat network webinars available free on-demand

altenergymag

Switch2 Energy releases 'Lockdown Learning' webinar series for heat network designers, developers and operators

Global fossil fuel demand’s ‘staggering’ fall

Eco-Business

The world’s energy markets are in upheaval, as experts report an historic fall in global fossil fuel demand

my-PV strengthens sales due to high demand

altenergymag

Upper Austrian specialist for leading-edge photovoltaic technologies was able to double half-year sales and increase the number of employees by a third compared to the previous year - and this despite Corona-related restrictions. One of the new additions is Tallal Butt, who is responsible for international sales

We Can Make 2019 The Year Oil Demand Peaked

Forbes Green Tech

COVID-19 temporarily collapsed oil demand, aggressively promoting electric vehicles through regulations in the US, Europe and China can ensure that oil demand never recovers, allowing the world to fight climate change and have clean air.

New research finds way to meet agricultural water demand by responsibly reusing wastewater

Envirotec Magazine

New research from Utrecht University, University of Amsterdam and KWR Water has seemingly found a way to meet this water demand. In the Netherlands, the yearly irrigation water demand is about 7 to 13 percent of the yearly water waste.

UK Struggles With Problem from the Future: Sagging Power Demand and Surging Renewables

GreenTechMedia

Low electricity demand during the COVID-19 lockdown and ever-increasing wind and solar capacities have seen U.K. A pair of public holidays in May exacerbated the problem, sending power demand even lower. The companies are also pushing for consumer bills to reflect energy use at times of higher or lower demand. has a number of options for addressing its current reliance on renewables curtailment, from long-duration storage to industrial-scale demand response.

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New report: growth of EU charging infrastructure not keeping pace with rising demand for EVs

Charged

A new report by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) finds that, despite strong growth, the available charging infrastructure for EVs in the EU still falls far below what is needed, and remains unevenly distributed across member states.

BP’s new business-as-usual: falling fossil fuel demand

Impact Alpha

The post BP’s new business-as-usual: falling fossil fuel demand appeared first on ImpactAlpha. ImpactAlpha, Sept. 15 – How will the energy transition play out? Faster than previously thought. That’s the message from BP, which released its annual global energy outlook yesterday.

Oil Refineries Face Shutdowns as Demand Collapses

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 6 mins A growing number of refineries around the world are either curtailing operations or shutting down entirely as the oil market collapses. .

Assessing the State of Demand Response Amid California’s Grid Stresses

GreenTechMedia

She’s an expert on utility business models, grid integration, and demand response. She’s going to help us understand the technology and market-design landscape for demand response.

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How Coronavirus Is Transforming Power Demand in MISO and the Northeast

GreenTechMedia

states’ responses to the coronavirus pandemic have already driven a shift in demand profiles, and new Genscape data from the Midwest and Northeast shows the extent of the transformation. The first noticeable impact of COVID-19 in the territory of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) was a decrease in the velocity of the morning demand ramp.  This flattened demand curve has shifted the peak demand hour into the early afternoon.

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Covid-19 will weaken energy demand for decades—but world still losing climate fight, warns report

Eco-Business

The coronavirus may dampen energy demand for decades, while the share of renewables grows and transport is increasingly electrified. Even so, the world is on track to heat up by 2.3 degrees Celsius by 2100, a new report predicts

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Rising urban space demands squeeze out farmers

Eco-Business

Their growing urban space demands devour farmland, bad news for tomorrow’s hungry world More people than ever now live in cities.

As Singapore suffers bad air, electricity demand shifts up—study

Eco-Business

The 2015 haze was blamed for the city-state suffering its dirtiest air in the past two decades, resulting to a spike in electricity use, found a report by National University of Singapore. Has this changed amid the pandemic circuit breaker

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Sam Waterston with Oceana Demand Plastic-Free Choices VIDEO

Green Living Guy

The post Sam Waterston with Oceana Demand Plastic-Free Choices VIDEO appeared first on Green Living Guy. Actor and Oceana Board Member stars in new PSA campaign to stop On World Oceans Day, Oceana also released a Public Service Announcement (PSA). It’s starring actor and Oceana Board Member Sam Waterston. You might remember he was formerly in the TV show Law and Order. All most importantly about Continue Reading.

EIA: Coronavirus Depressing US Power Demand, Slowing Renewables Buildout

GreenTechMedia

While the oil and gas industries face the greatest risks, EIA’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook also predicts steep declines in commercial and industrial electricity demand, and a significant decline in new generation capacity as a result. In a Tuesday note, Moody’s wrote that “the dual shock of power demand destruction from businesses shutting down and a natural gas oversupply will further pressure power prices and operating margins in 2020 before rebounding in 2021.”

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Gasoline Demand Collapses To A 50-Year Low

R-Squared Energy

The COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on demand for oil and petroleum products. gasoline demand. For the week that ended 4/03/20, gasoline demand fell to 5.065 million barrels per day (BPD). That number represents a 48% decline in gasoline demand versus the same period a year ago, and is down 24% since last week. In fact, it’s the lowest demand number reported since January 1969 — a span of more than 50 years.

With rising energy demand for minerals, forests face greater threats

Eco-Business

A World Bank concept called 'forest-smart mining' claims to mitigate the negative impacts of mining on forests, but given the complex nature of the extractive industries, its real-life applicability has come into question