Category: Energy

ISO 50001 – Energy Management Systems

Using energy efficiently helps organizations save money as well as helping to conserve resources and tackle climate change. ISO 50001 supports organizations in all sectors to use energy more efficiently, through the development of an Energy Management System (EnMS). ISO 50001 is based on the management system model of continual improvement also used for other ...

Why ‘hydro-politics’ will shape the 21st century

It's been called the 'next oil'. In the coming decades, the supply of water has the potential to influence geopolitics, diplomacy and even conflict.

New Tesla electric truck: Game changer, or not real?

Elon Musk reveals Tesla's electric semitruck. Is Tesla betting it can rapidly change current battery equation by 2019?

New draft of ISO 50001 Energy Management standard

Organizations are able to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement of energy performance thanks to ISO 50001.

Puerto Rico’s solar future takes shape with Tesla batteries

Tesla is installing solar panels and Powerpack battery units to provide 24-hour electricity to a children's hospital that lost power during Hurricane Maria.

There’s a sustainable energy source you’ve never heard of and it could power most of the USA

By now we’re all familiar with the likes of solar and wind power as alternatives to using up unsustainable fossil fuels, but what about evaporation?

Pipeline payday: how builders win big, whether more gas is needed or not

Close corporate relationships between pipeline builders and gas buyers are allowing companies to reap higher profits while locking in emissions for years to come. The real fight over America's energy future isn't in coal. Rather, dozens of pipeline projects, making up one of the largest expansions of natural gas infrastructure in U.S. history, are where ...

How soon will peak oil demand arrive?

Predictions vary by decades, but most agree it is coming, with major implications. In the first decade of the 2000s, there was growing concern about so-called "Peak Oil," based on a theory developed by Shell oil engineer M. King Hubbert, who in the 1940s predicted that output of oil in the lower 48 states in ...

Why oil giant Shell announced it will invest $1 Billion in clean energy

Even oil companies understand that solar is the future. The massive oil conglomerate is pumping money into renewable energy. On Monday, Shell CEO Ben Van Beurden said that the company plans to spend as much as $1 billion per year on its New Energies division that will focus on developing projects like hydrogen fuel-cells and ...

Volvo announces end of gas-only engine production by 2019

All Volvo car models launched after 2019 will be electric or hybrids, making it the first major traditional automaker to set a date for phasing out vehicles powered solely by the internal combustion engine. Volvo will begin producing electric motors on all its cars from 2019, becoming the first traditional automaker to forgo the combustion engine altogether. The ...

ISO 50001 highlighted as key tool for climate action at Clean Energy Ministerial

With energy one of the most critical challenges facing the international community, the revision of ISO 50001 on energy management systems was given a major boost at the recently concluded Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8), a high-level global forum working to advance clean energy globally. Energy ministers and high-level decision makers, together with technical experts and ...

Volcanic energy could be new source of sustainable power

Iceland is experimenting with a well drilled almost three miles down into the Earth that captures volcanic heat for a new supply of more sustainable energy. Although not without pollutants, the new approach to accessing and using Iceland‘s geothermal energy would require only three to five wells to generate the same amount of power as ...