Energy

Clean Energy Solutions

Globetrans works with clean energy solution companies, investors, and public interest groups to address the environmental, social, and economic risks associated with a continuing reliance on fossil fuel energy sources.
Globetrans also works to advance innovative technologies and market solutions that reduce carbon emissions and increase clean energy efficiency measures from generation, transmission and throughout supply and demand elements that comprise the power grid.

This is the sixth part in a seven part series on the history of wind power innovation based on my new book, The Wind Power Story (https://amzn.to/2YGXmSU). This installment focuses on twenty-first century companies that expanded the reach of wind power across the globe. Wind turbine manufacturer's, policy makers, and project developers in Spain, India, and China paved the way for the.. Click headline for full article
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We live in a society where a linear economy is a norm. Where there is the extraction of resources, products are produced and then disposed of as waste. The linear economy is a broken form. This throwaway system has caused significant environmental and health issues, such as:  The toxic waste buildup can contaminate groundwater, damage crops, and cause serious health.. Click headline for full article
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In a time of increasing natural disasters and power outages, “resilience” has become the word of the day. Those disasters have also highlighted the effects of climate change, increasing the urgency for setting 100% renewable energy goals. It’s clear that the time has come to move from our centralized, vulnerable energy system to one that is more resilient — and powered.. Click headline for full article
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Cuadrilla reports ‘mico-seismic event’ at Preston New Road facility on Saturday nightA tremor of magnitude 2.1 has been recorded at the UK’s only active fracking site – the largest detected at the facility.The energy firm Cuadrilla said the “micro-seismic event” at its site near Blackpool had occurred at 11.01pm on Saturday. Continue reading...
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Small, private energy firms can’t hope to compete in a global marketThe possible failure of some smaller energy suppliers might not raise major issues, even for their customers, but clearly illustrates the stupidity of privatisation of such vital national resources (“Small energy companies risk going bust in financial shock”, News). Oil and gas prices are determined by global markets, so there is little scope for competition there; in fact, the artificial competitive elements might even contribute to increased prices as British suppliers outbid one another in order to get enough for their needs. The dozens of companies involved, all with...
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Authorities say one man had cesium-137 in his muscle tissue, probably from ‘fish, mushrooms, lichens, algae’A doctor who helped treat victims of the mysterious nuclear blast in Russia more than two weeks ago has traces of radiation in his muscle tissue, said regional officials, who blamed the readings on his diet rather than the explosion.“Cesium-137 ... has the feature of accumulating in fish, mushrooms, lichens, algae,” Russian specialists told regional officials on Friday, according to Meduza, an independent Russian media organisation. “With a certain degree of probability, we can assume that this element got into the human body through the...
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Will we reach our renewable goals in time? In this mid-length piece, Truthout talks to climate scientists and researchers who express concern that the world will is not cat3ching on to renewables fast enough.  Click headline for full article
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Lancashire-based operation, Britain’s only active fracking site, has magnitude 1.05 tremorThe UK’s only active fracking site experienced a magnitude-1.05 tremor on Friday night. It came two days after a magnitude-1.55 tremor, which was the largest ever tremor at the site run by Cuadrilla in Preston New Road, Lancashire.Friday’s tremor was detected at 11.22pm. The company said it lasted for less than a second. Cuadrilla said: “The measured vibration at ground level during the event was approximately 0.4 mm/s. This micro-seismicity followed today’s pumping operations. The integrity of the well has been confirmed.” Related: Fracking firms denied permission to relax earthquake...
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The board also called for the addition of simple cycle gas units to follow the variable loads created by renewable energy additions.
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How should California, New York and other states plan to meet their new 100% zero carbon electricity market goals with minimal impacts on reliability and affordability?
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The Public Utilities Commission proposed changes to the state's primary storage incentive that would create a budget for low-income customers in wildfire threat areas.
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The closures are necessary to stay compliant with changes to Illinois' Multi-Pollutant Standard Rule, but the utility says changing economics made the early retirements "inevitable."
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After a 23-year wind farm construction hiatus, work on a 2nd Cherokee County wind farm has begun. Developed by San Diego based EDF Renewables, the 200-megawatt (MW) Glaciers Edge Wind Project north of Marcus is scheduled to be on line by the end of 2019.
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Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, announced that nine solar projects developed with SolAmerica Energy totaling 14.1 megawatts (MW) have begun commercial operations across central Georgia under Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative. These projects bring Duke Energy Renewables, operating through its REC Solar business unit, to 27.4 MW of solar projects in Georgia.
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Italy’s National Energy Strategy aims to increase wind and solar power’s share of gross final energy consumption by 2030. The country boasts a track record of meeting past renewables targets, but can it be successful once more? Stefania Belisario, associate director, Infrastructure, S&P Global Ratings, assesses the factors either driving or impeding progress.
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Lekela announced that it has reached financial close on its first wind project in Egypt, West Bakr Wind. Construction will begin shortly, delivering 250 MW of clean, reliable power at a highly competitive price.
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DOE announced a strengthened scientific integrity policy that ensures they can do their work without fear or intimidation. Unless Trump reverses it.
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DOE launches national program for Wave Energy, an accelerator for zero energy schools, and more efficiency standards, all threatened by Trump.
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Obama added to the flurry of final actions to protect the environment against the incoming administration.
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