Monday, October 7, 2013

Alternative Clean Energy Roundup: 7 October 2013

JOBS in the Energy Industry - Virtual Career Fair
November 5th from 11:00am - 6:00pm ET

RecruitMilitary Energy Industry Virtual Career Fair is an online career fair where candidates and recruiters interact with each other in a live, 3-D virtual environment. Our virtual career fair provides the opportunity for:

** Live conversations between recruiters and candidates via instant chat and/or webcam.
** The uploading and submission of candidate resumes for various job listings.
** Interaction with fellow attendees in the Networking Lounge.
** Integration with Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn: search for connections and update your status within the event. much more & sign up>>>

Climate change: how hot will it get in my lifetime? - interactive
27 September 2013 - The UN is to publish the most exhaustive examination of climate change science to date, predicting dangerous temperature rises. How hot will it get in your lifetime? Find out with our interactive guide, which shows projections based on the report

Data provided by the Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment, and Department of Physics, University of Oxford, with support from the Oxford Martin Programme on Resource Stewardship and the Union of Concerned Scientists. Modelling by Richard Millar. Interactive by Duncan Clark. to interactive guide>>>

The Award Winning LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

UNC Charlotte Team Ready For Solar Decathlon Judging
October 3, 2013 - The UNC Charlotte Solar Decathlon Team is one of 19 teams chosen from all over the world to compete in a U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition.

For the last two weeks, the team has been putting its house back together after it was taken apart to be shipped from Charlotte to Irvine, California. Michelle Todd is one of two dozen UNC Charlotte students and faculty members at the competition.

"I think it's pretty great because everyone is so diversified in what they've done," Todd says. read more>>>

Team Capitol DC's Net-Zero Harvest Home Utilizes Every Available Natural Resource at Solar Decathlon 2013
10/02/13 - With this year's DOE Solar Decathlon featuring 19 homes competing for the title of most efficient solar-powered home, competition is fierce – but we've already got our eye on one of the entries that has all the makings of a winner. The Harvest Home by Team Capitol DC makes use of every available resource including sun, energy, water, wind, vegetation, and recycled materials. Apart from healing the environment by designing a net-zero home, the team are also hoping to heal the occupant within. Check out some of the features that took our breath away as we walked around this stunning sustainable home. read more>>>

The Green Economy Reports: Energy from Waves' Ebb and Flow
October 2, 2013 - The Green Economy's latest issue on "Water, Clean and Plentiful" reports that tidal energy, energy collected from the ebb and flow of the tides, has the potential to become a major source of energy in the near future.

Recent developments with the technology have shown that tidal energy has more than just the advantages it shares with other forms of renewable energy: it solves the problems other technologies don’t.

Harnessing Tidal Energy

Scottish Government plans to create 12,000 green jobs through resource efficiency
2nd October 2013 - The Scottish Government unveiled a major new resource efficiency plan today, which it believes could create 12,000 green jobs and save the economy £2.9 billion.

The plan, 'Safeguarding Scotland’s Resources’, sets out a programme of actions to reduce waste and reuse resources in Scotland, including moving to a 'circular economy’ and helping businesses make savings in energy, water and materials. It aims to drive down the use of raw materials in Scotland and cut all waste by seven per cent by 2017 and 15 per cent by 2025. Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead said the action plan formed the "next steps" towards Scotland becoming a 'zero waste' nation. And he added that businesses in Scotland that got behind the programme could tap into almost £1.5 billion of savings and improve their competitiveness. read more>>>

Sanibullb Air Sanitizer, Air Purifier, Air Cleaner, Deodorizer & Energy Saving CFL Bulb

Ikea plans to sell solar panels in all its UK stores
30 September 2013 - The package available to consumers also includes installation, in-store consultation and maintenance

The world’s biggest furniture retailer, Ikea, has announced that it will sell solar panels at all its British stores with the devices appearing in its branches within the next 10 months.

The retailer said that the plan follows a successful pilot project conducted at its Lakeside store in London’s east end which is now selling at least one PV system every day. read more>>>

Phoenix Solar to build Singapore’s largest PV system
25 September 2013 - C M M Marketing Management Ltd, the distribution arm of the Sheng Siong Group, will cover its office rooftop with PV modules, an area of at least 11,000 square meters

Phoenix Solar Ltd, the Singapore subsidiary of Phoenix Solar AG, is to design and build a 1.2MW solar PV system for C M M Marketing Management Pte Ltd (CMM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Sheng Siong Group. The new PV array will cover the rooftop of the company’s corporate headquarters and centralised distribution centre covering a surface area of around 11,000 square meters (118,400 square feet) thereby exploiting the available roof area to its fullest extent. It will effectively be the largest solar PV array in Singapore when complete and is expected to start generating energy by the end of 2013 supplying at least 15 percent of CMM Facility’s electricity consumption. It will also displace at least 730 metric tonnes per year of CO2 from Singapore’s gas-fired power stations. read more>>>

Research starts into Poland’s green building market
October 7th 2013 - The Construction Marketing Group is working with the Polish Green Building Council to research attitudes to sustainable buildings in Poland.

The research study - the first of its kind in the Polish market – is aimed at investigating the perceptions of developers, investors and major tenants about of the economic value of green buildings. read more>>>

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Hosts Conference To Explore the Technology, Policy, and Promise of Microgrids
Energy Policy and Smart Grid Expert, Chair of the New York State Public Service Commission, Will Deliver Keynote Address at the Upcoming “Workshop on Microgrid Technology and Applications”

October 1, 2013 - The Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute next week will host thought leaders from academia, industry, and the public sector to explore the technology, policies, and opportunities related to the large-scale deployment of microgrids.

The inaugural Workshop on Microgrid Technology and Applications, organized by CFES in collaboration with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), will take place Oct. 10-11 in the Russell Sage Dining Hall on the Rensselaer campus. read more>>>

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