Tag: renewable energy resource

Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat.

Connectivity And Resilience

Connectivity And Resilience

The great northeast power blackout of 2003 was a reminder that reliance on large grids has widespread implications. The power outage—lasting several days in some areas—affected millions in the US and Canada. Nearly a decade later, Hurricane Sandy left the area without power for weeks. Many in the energy industry

New Paltz Microgrid Completes NY Prize Stage I

New Paltz, N.Y.: The final summary report on the New Paltz Community Microgrid feasibility assessment has been accepted by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), signaling the successful completion of its NY Prize Stage I project. The project’s final Stage I report is available at the

It Takes a Partnership

It Takes a Partnership

Approximately 130 landfill gas (LFG) energy projects were operating in 1994, a year characterized by the emergence of an innovative voluntary partnership program envisioned by the US EPA to combat climate change: the Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP). Amidst growing recognition that landfills are a major human-caused source of greenhouse

Options for Emissions, Noise, and Fuel Handling

Options for Emissions, Noise, and Fuel Handling

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Onsite energy continues to prove itself as an economical and sustainable solution for businesses and institutions. But as it grows in popularity, the marketplace and government agencies are adding regulations for noise, emissions, and fuel handling. In the past such requirements would have slowed progress, but today there’s good news

Options for Emissions, Noise, and Fuel Handling

Options for Emissions, Noise, and Fuel Handling

Emissions Onsite energy continues to prove itself as an economical and sustainable solution for businesses and institutions. But as it grows in popularity, the marketplace and government agencies are adding regulations for noise, emissions, and fuel handling. In the past such requirements would have slowed progress, but today there’s good

Getting the Most From LFG

Getting the Most From LFG

Landfill gas as a renewable energy resource gained in stature with some high-profile projects in 2012. With installations at Coca-Cola and the University of Iowa Research Park launching to major fanfare, the industry is seeing recognition of its environmental benefits and sustainability. But looking beyond the obvious is the fact

A Secure Solution

A Secure Solution

The year of 2013 may well see a landslide of market gains for distributed energy in facility settings. Why? The reasons are numerous, and moreover, compelling. But if we were to examine just one-efficiency-the benefits would prove irresistible. But why not consider security, technology breakthroughs, price drops on generation hardware,

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