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Archive for May, 2012

Alternative Energy | Modern Marvels: Renewable Energy

alternative energyIn the young 21st Century, two realizations are dawning on the world’s population: we are hopelessly dependent on petroleum, which is only going to get more expensive; and global warming, caused mainly by our burning of fossil fuels, will impact civilization in ways that we’re only beginning to grasp. Stepping in to fight both of these massive problems are the rapidly evolving technologies that harness renewable energy. We will see how air, water, earth, and fire are transformed into clean, reliable sources of heat, electricity, and even automobile fuel. We’ll take an in-depth look at the most proven and reliable sources: solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels, and tidal power. From the experimental to the tried-and-true, renewable energy sources are overflowing with potential… just waiting to be exploited on a massive scale. And unlike fossil fuels, they’ll always be there.

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Biomass | 21st Century Biomass And Energy Crops: Feedstocks, Biochemical Conversion, Cellulosic Ethanol, Biodiesel, Processing Research, Sugars, Biorefineries, Agricultural Residue, Corn Dry Mill, Syngas

biomassThis ebook reproduces a major document from the Department of Energy, Office of the Biomass Program, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Multi-Year Program Plan for Biomass. Contents include: Program Overview , Market Overview and Federal Role of the Program, program Design, Program Goals, Schedule and Multiyear Targets, Program Portfolio Management, Program Portfolio Management Process, Program Analysis, Performance Assessment, Technology Research, Development & Deployment Plan, Feedstocks Platform, Feedstock Support of Biomass Program Strategic Goals, Feedstock Support of Biomass Program Performance Goals, Feedstock Technical Challenges and Barriers, Feedstocks Platform Approach for Overcoming Challenges and Barriers, Prioritizing Feedstocks Platform Barriers , Feedstock Platform Milestones and Decision Points, Conversion Platform, Biochemical Conversion Platform, Biochemical Platform Support of Program Strategic, Biochemical Platform Support of Program Performance Goals, Biochemical Platform Technical Challenges and Barriers, Biochemical Platform Approach for Overcoming Challenges and Barriers, Prioritizing Biochemical Platform Barriers, Biochemical Platform Milestones and Decision Points, Thermochemical Conversion Platform, Thermochemical Platform Support of Program Strategic Goals, Thermochemical Platform Support of Program Performance, Thermochemical Platform Technical Challenges and Barriers, Thermochemical Platform Approach for Overcoming Challenges, Prioritizing Thermochemical Conversion Platform Barriers, Thermochemical Platform Milestones and Decision Points, Integrated Biorefineries Platform, Integrated Biorefineries Platform Support of Program Strategic Goals, Integrated Biorefineries Platform Support of Program Performance Goals, Integrated Biorefineries Challenges and Barriers, Integrated Biorefineries Platform Approach for Overcoming Challenges and Barriers, Prioritizing Integrated Biorefinery Platform Barriers, Integrated Biorefinery Platform Milestones and Decision Points, Biofuels Infrastructure and End Use, Biofuels Infrastructure Support of Program Strategic Goals, Biofuels Infrastructure Support of Program Performance Goals, Biofuels Distribution Infrastructure Challenges and Barriers, Biofuels Infrastructure Approach for Overcoming Challenges and Barriers, Biofuels Distribution Infrastructure and End Use Milestones and Decision Points, Crosscutting Market Transformation Activities, Crosscutting Market Transformation Support of Program Strategic Goals, Crosscutting Market Transformation Support of Program Performance Goals, Crosscutting Market Transformation Challenges and Barriers, Crosscutting Market Transformation Approach for Overcoming Challenges and Barriers, Crosscutting Market Transformation Milestones and Decision Points, OBP Biorefinery Pathways Framework, Technical Target, Calculation Methodology for Ethanol Cost of Production Targets, Matrix of Revisions, and much more. Recent national publicity about biofuels as a viable, near-term alternative to conventional transportation fuels places unprecedented pressure on the Biomass Program to produce measurable results. National efforts to meet the goals include the entire biomass-to-biofuels supply chain-from the farmer’s field to the consumer’s vehicle. This scope represents a significant expansion of the Biomass Program’s historical activities. In the past, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) took the lead on research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) in feedstock production, while DOE focused on feedstock logistics and cellulosic biomass conversion (through the Biomass Program and Office of Science) and on biofuels distribution and end use (through its FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program). * This is a privately authored news service and educational publication of Progressive Management. Our publications synthesize official government information with original material – they are not produced by the federal government.

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Geothermal Energy | Geothermal Power Plant In Larderello (tuscany – Italy) – 72″H X 48″W – Peel And Stick Wall Decal By Wallmonkeys

geothermal energyWallMonkeys wall graphics are printed on the highest quality re-positionable, self-adhesive fabric paper. Each order is printed in-house and on-demand. WallMonkeys uses premium materials & state-of-the-art production technologies. Our white fabric material is superior to vinyl decals. You can literally see and feel the difference. Our wall graphics apply in minutes and won’t damage your paint or leave any mess. PLEASE double check the size of the image you are ordering prior to clicking the ‘ADD TO CART’ button. Our graphics are offered in a variety of sizes and prices.
  • WallMonkeys are intended for indoor use only.
  • Printed on-demand in the United States Your order will ship within 3 business days, often sooner. Some orders require the full 3 days to allow dark colors and inks to fully dry prior to shipping. Quality is worth waiting an extra day for!
  • Removable and will not leave a mark on your walls.
  • Our catalog of over 10 million images is perfect for virtually any use: school projects, trade shows, teachers classrooms, colleges, nurseries, college dorms, event planners, and corporations of all size.

    • ALL orders CUSTOM printed. When you place an order, the image is made in the USA, just for you!
    • Printed on WHITE, premium, self-adhesive, re-positionable fabric paper.
    • No nails, frames or glue. No professional installation required.
    • Simply peel and stick! Easy to remove and re-apply.
    • BE SURE you ordered the right size for your intended use!!
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    What Is Energy | Phiten Titanium Bracelet X30 Edge, Red / Black, 6.75 Inch

    what is energyPhiten’s innaugural x30 bracelet with 30 times the concentration of regular aqua-titanium. featuring a stretchable core of micro titanium sphere and elastomer compound.it is simply pulled over onto the wrist.wristband-like bracelet provides a relaxed fit to help stabilize the energy flow through your hand, wrist, and arm.

    • Featuring a stretchable core of micro titanium sphere and elastomer compound.
    • It is simply pulled over onto the wrist.
    • Wristband-like bracelet provides a relaxed fit to help stabilize the energy flow through your hand, wrist, and arm.

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    Biomass | Some Facts Related To Gasification System

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    Biomass energy helps around 11% of the global energy supply. It has also been noticed that almost 2 billion people across the globe depend on Biomass for energy needs. Gasification system of plasma is not cheap or small, also there is an operating cost involved in running it. There are many towns and cities which are not able to give one. But when land fills up maximum people switch to some other    .. more …

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    Renewable Energy | Learn About Renewable Energy As A Domestic Energy Assessor

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    This renewable energy program facility offers programs in a wide variety of renewable energy topics which span the various green energy resources such as wind, water, sun, biomass and even nuclear. NREL also conducts ongoing research and development in the areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy. Each area of research is further enhanced by functions that cut across the various programs    .. more …

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    Photovoltaic | The Sun As Threat To Your Photovoltaic System

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    The sun can really damage your solar system, in fact the energy conversion losses in the form of heat can do that job. But there are creative methods to turn this potential killer into a bonus to your free energy supply. Did you ever notice a very substantial loss in the Efficiency of solar panels in Summer? Boy This is Frustrating!!!Let assume that you invested heavily and a 1000 Wp Photovoltaic    .. more …

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    Wind Energy | Wind Energy?

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    I need help on information about Wind Energy please.Q1) How is energy obtained from Wind Energy?Q2) What are the advantages and disasvantages of Wind Energy?Q3) Any examples that use Wind Energy.Q4) Any other information about Wind Energy (Optional).Thank You Very Much For Your Help!!) wind causes tubine to spinwhich drvies a dynamo inside which produces electricity2)advantages – no carbon    .. more …

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    Sustainable Energy | The Crash Course: The Unsustainable Future Of Our Economy, Energy, And Environment

    sustainable energyThe next twenty years will be completely unlike the last twenty years.

    The world is in economic crisis, and there are no easy fixes to our predicament. Unsustainable trends in the economy, energy, and the environment have finally caught up with us and are converging on a very narrow window of time”the “Twenty-Teens.” The Crash Course presents our predicament and illuminates the path ahead, so you can face the coming disruptions and thrive–without fearing the future or retreating into denial. In this book you will find solid facts and grounded reasoning presented in a calm, positive, non-partisan manner.

    Our money system places impossible demands upon a finite world. Exponentially rising levels of debt, based on assumptions of future economic growth to fund repayment, will shudder to a halt and then reverse. Unfortunately, our financial system does not operate in reverse. The consequences of massive deleveraging will be severe.

    Oil is essential for economic growth. The reality of dwindling oil supplies is now internationally recognized, yet virtually no developed nations have a Plan B. The economic risks to individuals, companies, and countries are varied and enormous. Best-case, living standards will drop steadily worldwide. Worst-case, systemic financial crises will toss the world into jarring chaos.

    This book is written for those who are motivated to learn about the root causes of our predicaments, protect themselves and their families, mitigate risks as much as possible, and control what effects they can. With challenge comes opportunity, and The Crash Course offers a positive vision for how to reshape our lives to be more balanced, resilient, and sustainable.

    From the Author: Warning Signs for the Planet
    Warning signs for our minerals and energy supply:
    Oil discoveries peaked in 1964
    New oil discoveries have been outpaced by oil consumption by nearly 4 to 1 each year
    Known deposits of several critical minerals will be completely exhausted within 20 years, assuming the energy is there to extract them. Others will peak all on their own soon thereafter, and even sooner if Peak Oil limits our ability to obtain them.
    New ore deposits are getting harder to find, more remote, deeper down, more dilute, and/or all of the above.

    Warning signs for our food and water supply:
    World population will climb to 9.5 billion by 2050.
    Nearly all high-quality arable land is already under production.
    Food yields are heavily dependent on fertilizers, which are either energy intensive to make or are being depleted and will someday peak.
    Soils are being mined by the practice of removing essential nutrients without replacing them.

    Warning signs for our environment:
    40% decline in oceanic phytoplankton since 1950
    Birds, bees, and bats in serious population decline over the past few years
    Fisheries collapsing all over the globe
    Mercury levels in marine mammals so high that the EPA would treat their carcasses as toxic waste
    Sterilized soils and advancing deserts
    Species extinction rates that rival anything in geologic records

    • Title: The Crash Course: The Unsustainable Future Of Our Economy, Energy, And Environment
    • Author: Chris Martenson
    • ISBN: 047092764X
    • Publisher: Wiley
    • Pub Date: 2011-03-29

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    Solar Power | How Can I Make My Own Solar Panel And Produce Solar Power Electricity And Green Energy?

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    Solar Power Electricity will save you thousands of dollars while keeping the planet safe and pollution free. By building you own solar panels you will not just generate solar power electricity that saves you money, but you will feel a total sense of satisfaction.Here’s some useful info about solar panels, hope it helps.http://www.renewables-info.com/renewable_energy_info/solar_panels_info.htmlIt    .. more …

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