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    Benefit From the Latest Energy Trends and Investment Opportunities before the mainstream media and investing public are aware they even exist. The Free Energy Intelligence Report gives you this and much more. Click here to find out more. HydroInfra Technologies, based in Sweden, claims to have developed the answer to greenhouse gases and fossil fuel emissions, stating that their Hydro Nano Gas (HNG) “instantly neutralises carbon fuel pollution emissions.”

    Following years of research and development the company believes it has created a safe, cost effective way to reduce all carbon emissions to zero, and is now looking to bring its technology to market, having already signed a joint venture to convert ships to use HNG.

    HydroInfra Technologies will concentrate their efforts on marketing HNG to international shipping companies, and coal or oil-burning power plants around the world, stating that inserting HNG into the exhaust system has been proven to completely reduce pollution emissions to zero.

    Shipping companies that operate in EU and Baltic waters are very interested in the technology as they look for ways to keep their vessels on the water following recent, strict emissions legislation.

    Daniel Behr of HydroInfra Technologies explained that “given the massive amount of fossil fuel pollution emissions by power plants, shipping an...


    Featuring an authoritative source of legislation across the world that deals with environment preservation through promulgating policies on sanctions, regulations, authorizations and restrictions on natural resources.

    Asia Asian legislation concerning the environment largely varies due to the wide gaps in local customs that could become challenges, leading them to agree on standard procedures and strengthen ties among each neighboring nation. Regulations also highlights the need for dedicated agencies in each country that will handle emergency scenarios with the notable frequency of natural disasteres in the region as well as issues of climate change. The need for humanitarian organizations for more effective deployment and better coordination with the authorities in conducting relief activities is also included.

    US United States has specific legislations for each facet of the environment in place that : • limits air pollutants by monitoring emissions of factories and utility plants. • leads probes in discharges of hazardous chemicals or oil and proper cleanup. • closely monitoring pesticides for its possible effects in nature and on people. • manages the distribution and manufacture of chemicals to ensure that their exposure will not cause harm to the environment. • the commercial and individual production of hazardous wastes as well as its proper disposal. • implements clean and safe drinking water policies in co...

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    Coronal holes are areas where the Sun’s corona is darker, and colder, and has lower-density plasma than average. In this case it looks like a giant hole in the middle of the sun. These were first found when X-ray telescopes in the Skylab mission were flown above the Earth’s atmosphere to reveal the structure of the corona. An extensive coronal hole rotated towards Earth recently (May 28-31, 2013). The massive coronal area is one of the largest seen in a year or more. Coronal holes are the source of strong solar wind gusts that carry solar particles out to our magnetosphere and beyond. Solar wind streams take 2-3 days to travel from the Sun to Earth, and the coronal holes in which they originate are more likely to affect Earth after they have rotated more than halfway around the visible hemisphere of the Sun, which is the case here. Watching the solar corona is like observing the patterns of clouds in the sky. They can form all sorts of shapes. In June 2012, for example, there was a big bird image. Snapped through three of NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory extreme ultraviolet filters, this current coronal hole is caused by a low density region of hot plasma. The Sun’s corona, or extended outer layer, is a region of plasma that is heated to over a million degrees Celsius. As a result of thermal collisions, the particles within the inner corona have a range and dis...

  • British Support for Renewable Energy Continues To Grow

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    A new survey conducted by the British Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has found British support for renewable energies has grown in the past year.

    The survey, DECC Public Attitudes Tracker, was run from early 2012 through to last March. There were four surveys — one longer survey and three shorter ones — concluded with a face-to-face in-home interview with a representative sample of 2,051 households.

    Below are the key findings which were taken from the survey, as finalised after Wave 5. For a full comparison of wave 5 findings against the previous four waves, head on over to the DECC website and access the full questionnaire, the full wave 5 dataset, and more.

    ENERGY BILLS & SWITCHING: six in ten people concerned about energy bills; increased interest in collective switching

    Concern about energy bills has reached the highest level since wave 1, with 59% of UK adults concerned about rising bills (56% in wave 1) and 45% to 50% over waves 2-4. This is likely to have been influenced by the unseasonably cold weather prior to and during the fieldwork period.

    Awareness of collective switching increased to 27%, from 21% in wave 1 and there was a significant increase in the proportion of people interested in joining a collective switching scheme, up to 42% from 34% in wave 1.

    16% have switched energy supplier in the last year, similar to the wave 1 figure of 15%.


  • Norfolk Southern's Roanoke office building earns ENERGY STAR certification

    ROANOKE, Va., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern's (NYSE: NSC) office building at 110 Franklin Road SE in Roanoke has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. "Norfolk Southern is pleased to accept EPA's ENERGY STAR certification in recognition of our energy efficiency efforts," said Andy Paul, manager energy services. "This demonstrates our commitment to environmental stewardship while also lowering our energy costs. ENERGY STAR is a great tool to compare our building performance with our peers. This inspired us to do what we can to achieve the triple bottom line -- planet, people, and profit. We are proud of this accomplishment and excited about similar work across our network." Commercial buildings that earn EPA's ENERGY STAR certification use an average of 35 percent less energy than typical buildings and release 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Norfolk Southern improved its energy performance by managing energy strategically across its entire 22-state system and by making cost-effective improvements to its building. "Improving the energy efficiency of our nation's buildings is critical to protecting our environmen...

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    Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center officially fired up a new boiler Wednesday that burns wood chips and is projected to save the health system $500,000 a year.

    The 800-horsepower boiler also represents nearly 40 percent of Gundersen’s goal of 100 percent energy independence by next year, officials said at a ceremony unveiling the $6.5 million project on its La Crosse campus.

    Gundersen CEO Jeff Thompson said the project fits a mission beyond the goal of controlling health care costs.

    “Gundersen believes our responsibility is to the breadth of the population, not just within the walls of our hospitals or clinics,” Thompson said. “It means the health and well-being of the whole community … keeping the people and the economy healthy.”

    The boiler creates steam for use throughout the hospital for heat and other needs in areas such as sterilizing equipment, providing humidification and running the laundry and the kitchen, as well powering as a turbine to generate electricity for the hospital.

    The boiler — called biomass because it uses natural, renewable resources — supplants three boilers that dated to 1971 and needed to be replaced, said Jeff Rich, executive director of GL Envision, the health system’s energy subsidiary.

    “When we looked at all of our options, installing a biomass boiler was the right choice,” Rich said. “Not only will the biomass boiler save the organization an estimated $500,000 a year, it will help us reduce c...

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    Benefits and potential impacts of biomass Here are examples of benefits and impacts to the community from using biomass. There is also information on the environmental benefits and impacts.

    Community benefits

    Impacts on the community of using biomass Environmental benefits Impacts on the environment of using biomass

    Community benefits

    Biomass can be taken from many sources in the UK indefinitely and, where well managed, contribute to security of energy supply. If used in an anaerobic digestion plant, it is eligible for Feed-in Tariffs (FITs). UK sourced biomass and processing can create local business, job opportunities and support the rural economy. By using biomass for energy generation, it doesn't go to landfill and therefore avoids the landfill tax. In comparison with other renewable energy technologies, woodlands, forestry and agriculture are generally perceived to be an environmentally and socially attractive amenity. They provide opportunities for recreation and leisure activities. Impacts on the community of using biomass Growth of energy crops could potentially compete for land with food cropping as demand for biomass increases. Biomass users may be locked in long-term supply contracts with a single supplier making it difficult to get competitive pricing in the future. Other impacts are similar to those covered in the District Heating and Combined Heat and Power pages.

    Environmental benefits

    Establishing local produc...


    LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- Gundersen Health System took a big step toward energy independence Wednesday, as they powered-up a new biomass boiler.

    It's located on the La Crosse campus and makes up 38 percent of the energy independence goal. Gundersen is on track achieve that independence by 2014

    The boiler generates steam that is used to heat buildings as well as to power laundry and kitchen facilities and even sanitize medical equipment.

    "This sets the example for the community that Gundersen is really concerned about cost," said Alan Eber, the manger of energy and engineering. "We're trying to reduce the cost of care for our patients by lowering the cost of our energy usage. We're also being environmentally friendly, it sets that example. It improves the health of our community by putting less fossil fuel waste into the atmosphere."

    The boiler is powered by wood chips from around western Wisconsin. The biomass boiler is estimated to save Gundersen Health System about $500,000 a year.

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  • Wildlife_132_ The Cruel Wildlife Market

    Hundreds of cages with birds, lizards, bats, and mammals were stacked upon one another, with tens or sometimes even hundreds of specimens crammed into one cage. Several dozen white-eyes (a bird genus) were squeezed into a cage appropriate for one canary. At least a hundred bats were stuffed into another container. In a cage atop this stack, more than fifty green agama dragon lizards, some dead, with their bodies rotting amidst those still alive, were desperately competing on the ceiling of their container for a little of bit space. Two baby civets, on sale for 400,000 Indonesia rupiah each (about USD 40) were shoved into an adjacent box. Like the rest of the unfortunate animals – squirrels, chipmunks, black-naped orioles, drongos, leafbirds, shamas, mynas, partridges, and the highly-prized and highly-threatened lories – the civets had no water and no protection from the full blast of the hot Indonesian sun. Many of the animals would die in this (in)famous Yogyakarta bird market before they were sold to new owners. Meanwhile, however, the Yogyakarta bird market, like other wildlife markets in Indonesia and East Asia, serves as a perfect incubator for diseases that can mutate and jump among species, such as avian influenza and SARS. Such zoogenic diseases could potentially set off a catastrophic pandemic killing millions of people. The spread of the viruses...

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