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August Clean Energy Summit (Las Vegas)
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Storify: Las Vegas Hosts Clean Energy Summit
Who are the global leaders in clean energy?
Energizing Tomorrow Today: Las Vegas Hosts Clean Energy Summit (2013)

Who are the global leaders in clean energy? There's everything to celebrate in the USA today with Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas.

#nces8 Q: Who are the global leaders in clean energy? ¿Quiénes son los líderes mundiales en energía limpia? @cleanenergyNV @borderenergy





Streaming Live from Las Vegas August 24: National Clean Energy Summit @cleanenergyNV #nces8

November Border Energy Forum


Recommended Listening

Jeremy Rifkin on the Third Industrial Revolution - Jeremy Rivkin delivers this address to the Royal Society of the Arts on the critical need to develop our economies into a post carbon Third Industrial Revolution, or else we’ll spiral into a ‘dangerous endgame’.

Renewables investment eclipses fossil fuels - The Science Show

Perth wave energy project producing power and fresh water - Large buoys rise with the waves producing high pressure which generates power and runs desalination. This Perth project is the first complete grid-connected system of its type anywhere in the world.

Going blue: The future of ocean energy
Related:
http://www.csiro.au/en/Organisation-Structure/Flagships/Energy-Transformed-Flagship/Ocean-renewable-energy.aspx
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-07-25/ocean-power-could-supply-entire-cities/4153112

The price of power - With Australian electricity prices amongst the highest in the world, more and more households are going solar. The big power companies say the Renewable Energy Target is pushing up prices and undermining their businesses and the federal government agrees. So who is to blame for the high price of power? Jess Hill investigates.

Power to the People - Four Corners - Stephen Long documents the revolution in power generation taking place across the globe. He travels to California, where successive governments have legislated to have one third of the state's power come from renewable sources.

Wiki

artificial photosynthesis
biofuel
coal
oil
sustainability
World Energy

rss

World Energy Pool

    Green Chip Stocks

    Solar Energy

    Flickr

    Renewable Energy - Flickr
    There must be a source of energy down there - Tandberg Cartoon

    Twitter

    @ENERGY
    @mzjacobson
    @solarmosaic
    @cleanenergyNV
    @RuraliteMag


    Wikipedia

    Conservation_of_energy
    Alessandro Volta

    Headlines

    http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-ev-oil-crisis
    http://www.thewire.com/national/2014/02/nevadas-massive-solar-plant-death-ray-birds/358244 - @TheWire
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/01/16/elon-musks-five-insights-into-solar-energy
    http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/article_e9b360ee-7b6b-54dd-ade1-275348178806.html
    http://richardheinberg.com/museletter-272-our-renewable-future
    http://www.thewire.com/national/2014/02/nevadas-massive-solar-plant-death-ray-birds/358244 - @TheWire
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/01/16/elon-musks-five-insights-into-solar-energy
    http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/article_e9b360ee-7b6b-54dd-ade1-275348178806.html
    Paiutes' solar project highlight of National Clean Energy Summit
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/03/giants-green-world-profit-planets-destruction
    in-australia-wind-power-is-already-cheaper-than-fossil-fuels-and-solar-is-right-behind
    http://reneweconomy.com.au/2013/graph-of-the-day-how-fossil-fuels-lose-out-to-wind-and-solar-94119
    GasBuddy Traffic Spikes on High Oil Prices
    Sustainable Energy – without the hot air - David Mackay
    Energy, the subtle concept
    http://www.thenation.com/article/37530/green-energy-special-issue
    http://www.thenation.com/article/37528/big-green-buy

    Translating: Recharge your batteries

    Spanish: Recarga tus pilas

    Fossil Fuels

    http://priceofoil.org/2016/09/05/fossil-fuel-subsidies-are-the-worlds-dumbest-policy-so-why-wont-g20-leaders-end-them
    http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/g20_leaders_fail_to_end_fossil_fuel_subsidies_again

    Home Products

    http://www.goalzero.com

    Air Conditioning

    How to live without air conditioning - Boston Globe

    Batteries

    Battery Breakthrough Offers 30 Times More Power, Charges 1,000 Times Faster »
    Scientists claim they've made a battery breakthrough that gives the energy storage devices 30 times more power that recharges 1,000 times faster.

    Biodigestor

    YouTube - Biodigestor
    Biodigestor - Wikipedia

    Biofuels

    Biofuel Solves the Wrong Problem (and Creates Others) - Blork
    EU biofuel policy is a 'mistake' - BBC
    Quick guide: biofuels - BBC
    Biofuel - Wikipedia
    Jatropha - Google News
    Have biofuel will travel!

    Hydroelectricty

    El Cajon Hydroelectric Project (Mexico)

    Oil

    The peak of oil production is passed

    Dr Michael Lardelli from the University of Adelaide looks at how the bulk of the world's oil production comes from a relatively small number of very large fields discovered decades ago. The rate of world oil production has been maintained at current levels only by finding and bringing on line an increasing number of smaller fields, but the financial cost and the energy required to find and develop these new fields is constantly increasing. According to Dr Lardelli the so-called peak of oil production was actually in 2008. Read Transcript

    Oil prices: The complete Q&A - Telegraph

    Permaculture/Alcohol Energy

    http://www.permaculture.com

    Has the world changed and we haven't noticed?


    Solar

    solar

    Wave Power

    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/08/25/3475122/worlds-biggest-tidal-array-scotland
    http://theconversation.edu.au/ocean-power-making-waves-in-australias-clean-energy-future-9689
    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/30/2554091/ocean-waves-freshwater
    Recommended Listening: Wave power - Wave power as an alternative energy source has many advantages to wind and solar. One of the leading proponents of wave power, the head of the Ocean Power Technologies, believes that within three years wave power will be competitive with fossil fuels.

    Wind Energy

    Iberdrola to construct La Venta III wind farm in Oaxaca
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2012/sep/26/myth-wind-turbines-carbon-emissions
    http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_juice/2015/09/texas_electricity_goes_negative_wind_power_was_so_plentiful_one_night_that.html

    Elsewhere on the Web

    Energy
    Energy Central
    New Zealand Wind Energy Association
    Off-Grid
    Shifting Sands - Globe and Mail (Canada)
    http://www.ata.org.au (Australia)
    http://www.energycurrent.com

    Buzzword Bingo: Emboddied Energy

    Buzzword Bingo

    Aggregation - Artificial Photosynthesis - Battery - Biofuel - Coal - Distributed Generation - Electricity - Embodied energy - Energy - Fossil Fuel - Grid - Load Shedding - Oil - Rooftop Solar - Smart Grid - Smart Meter - Solar - Storage - Sunlight - Sustainability - Synergy - Technology - Utilities - Wave - Wind

    Energy - In physics, energy (from Greek ἐνέργεια - energeia, "activity, operation", from ἐνεργός - energos, "active, working" is a quantity that is often understood as the ability to perform work.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy

    Distributed generation refers to power generation at the point of consumption. Generating power on-site, rather than centrally, eliminates the cost, complexity, interdependencies, and inefficiencies associated with transmission and distribution.

    http://www.bloomenergy.com/fuel-cell/distributed-generation
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributed_generation
    http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/02/lnl_20160210.mp3 50:40


    Embodied energy – The commercial energy (fossil fuels, nuclear, renewable) that was used in the work to make any product, bring it to market, and dispose of it.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embodied_energy

    Energiewende (German for Energy transition) is the transition by Germany to a sustainable economy by means of renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable development.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_transition_in_Germany



    Australia

    Sustainable Living - what are RECs?

    The Government has set a target, for 20% of Australia's electrical energy needs to come from renewable energy sources, by 2020. To do this they've set up a system of renewable energy certificates which you can trade or sell to recoup the cost of installing, but there's another view that retaining your RECs puts more pressure on power companies to try harder to meet their green energy targets than simply buying your renewable energy 'currency.'

    The other climate debate

    Wall to wall coverage of carbon trading has eclipsed another scheme aimed at overhauling Australia's dirty power industry. How to find tens of billions of dollars to get renewable energy to take over from coal power.

    Benefits and costs of the expanded renewable energy target
    ACT electricity feed-in tariff - estimates of costs and payback period
    Pacific Hydro's submission to the renewable energy target exposure draft legislation
    Selected pages from a market modelling report on generator revenue impact of alternative GHG policies
    Arkx Carbon Fund
    Ausra
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Feed-in Tariff) Bill 2008
    Australia's Low Pollution Future
    Clean Energy Council
    Energy Users Association of Australia
    Ernst & Young Renewable Energy Group
    Australia's Renewable Energy Target
    Pacific Hydro

    The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organization for promoting the adoption of renewable energy worldwide.
    http://irena.org
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Renewable_Energy_Agency

    Tandberg cartoon

    USA

    The Department of Energy launched The Energy Blog, along with new accounts on Facebook and Twitter.
    read the full entry, along with regular updates from other contributors, at blog.energy.gov.

    Quotes

    The worst place for solar power energy in Australia (West Coast of Tasmania) has better potential than the best place in Germany.
    - http://www.themonthly.com.au/have-we-been-conned-flannery-garnaut-hamilton-and-mckibben-p3-2504

    A century of subsidies to oil companies is long enough. It's time to end the taxpayer giveaways to an industry that’s rarely been more profitable, and double down on investments in an energy industry that has never been more promising.
    - Barack Obama (2012)

    Power Adaptors

    http://lifehacker.com/you-may-not-need-a-voltage-converter-when-traveling-ove-1573972798
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_power_around_the_world
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets



    Editing
    Solar Energy in Mexico
    Greening Trade

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