Tag: Energy

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?

Motivated or CBA?

Sometimes we set off with great intention and purpose, only to find them 'deflated' by the actions (or lack of) of others, such as leaders and teams!

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Barcelona fits a pattern – there is no pattern Does the Barcelona and Charlottesville recent vehicular terrorist attacks fit a pattern? Spoiler alert, there never is and never will be a ‘pattern.’ Resilience Thinking: Rhetoric and Reality See how cities can and should build resilience thinking into infrastructure projects and what are the usual obstacles.

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 ...

Emergency Management in a Rules-Based Culture

As someone who often dreads the increasingly nightmarish process of boarding an airplane, I viewed the media coverage of a United Airlines passenger being dragged off an overbooked flight a few months ago with morbid fascination. The story is seemingly impossible to escape from, and I am certain that readers of this article were bombarded ...

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 ...

America’s first offshore wind energy makes landfall in Rhode Island

Offshore wind works for Block Island, where the economics of fossil fuels no longer makes sense. Can it also be a key part of the energy mix for the coastal U.S.? America's first offshore wind farm will connect today to Block Island, a small, pork chop-shaped landmass off the tip of Long Island. For Cliff ...

Energy scandal: misleading efficiency claims leading to huge bills for homeowners

Homeowners and companies are being hit with unexpectedly high energy bills because planners continually make false promises about the 'green' credentials of new buildings, a major study has found. Thousands of new homes, schools and offices are using double the energy that they should because planners are massively overestimating their efficiency, the University of Bath ...

Business growth is the new enemy of sustainability

Business leaders should have seen this coming. Business support for various aspects of sustainability – such as CO2 reduction, improved water management, and reduced deforestation – have been essential to the significant progress that has been made in these areas, says environmental group the World Resources Institute. But, the WRI says, the very nature of ...

ISO 50001 revision moves to Committee Draft 3 Stage

The revision of ISO 50001 for Energy Management Systems (EnMS) continues to progress with the latest draft, Committee Draft 3 (CD3), issued on February 3 and circulated by ISO Technical Committee ISO/TC 301. Established to help organizations improve energy performance and cut energy costs, ISO 50001 offers a systematic approach to improve energy performance over time ...