The Benefits of Waste Tracking and Waste-to-Energy Initiatives

Carl Weinschenk

Tracking waste helps efficiency in a couple of ways, one general and one specific. In general, benchmarking and tracking promote efficiencies. Processes are streamlined, with unnecessary steps removed. Things run better simply by the act of calling attention to the issue. More specifically, the tracking waste goes hand-in-hand with the expansion of the waste-to-energy sector.   …Continue Reading

Drawing Energy from Wastewater

Carl Weinschenk

Cambrian Innovation promises a triple win: Clean water, free electricity and reduced carbon emissions.

Black & Veatch, Schneider Building Microgrid for the Marines

Carl Weinschenk

Black & Veatch and Schneider Electric USA have joined forces to build a microgrid at the Marine Corps Station (MCAS) Miramar, which is in San Diego.

CT Food Waste-to-Energy Plant Gets Loan

Carl Weinschenk

The Connecticut Green Bank is loaning Quantum Biopower Holdings $2 million for the building a food waste-to-energy plant.

Waste-to-Fuel Technology in the U.K.

Carl Weinschenk

Renovare Fuels, a company in the United Kingdom, has “co-invented” a process by which landfill gas is converted into liquid diesel and gasoline, according to Renewable Energy Focus.

Companies Cooperating on Waste-to-Energy Projects

Carl Weinschenk

Gershman, Brickner & Bratton and Stern Brothers & Co. have agreed to work together on waste-to-energy infrastructure and alternative energy projects, according to the website Renewable Energy from Waste.

Big Waste to Energy Plant Slated for Shenzhan

Carl Weinschenk

Shenzhan, China is building the largest waste-to-energy plant in the world, according to a story in Science Alert. The story says that the plant will burn 5,000 tons of waste daily, with at least one-third of the trash being transformed into usable electricity. The story says that the price will be the release of carbon   …Continue Reading

Developing Economies Increasing their Share of Renewable Capacity

Carl Weinschenk

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) reported this week that in 2014 developing nations attracted more investment in renewable power generation than developed economies, according to North American Wind and Power. The story says that BNEF made the claim based on work done by Climatescope, an index used by the U.K., U.S. and the Inter-American Development   …Continue Reading

5 Energy Trends Driving Climate Progress in 2015

Ben Ratner

What a difference a year can make. Even before the last weeks tick away, 2015 stands out as a remarkable and dynamic year for climate and energy in the United States. Read on for five bold trends that are beginning to reshape our economy – and our national discourse on climate change. 1. Investments in   …Continue Reading

Norfolk Naval Yard May Lose its Waste-to-Energy Steam Supply

Carl Weinschenk

A change in how Southeastern Public Service Authority (SPSA) operates may endanger the power supplied to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, ME. 13NewsNow reports that  SPSA supplies mission-critical steam power to the naval yard under a waste-to-energy program through a contract with Wheelabrator Technologies. The Portsmouth firm annually takes in about 700,000 tons of solid   …Continue Reading