Renewables - June 23
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Thursday afternoon at Clean Tech 2007
Engineer-Poet, The Oil Drum
After an overpriced lunch which was redeemed by the interesting company, it was time for the afternoon sessions. I only got good notes on two of the speakers, but man, one of them was a doozy!
The 2 PM session began with what may be the biggest non-traditional concept for the next ten years, Ze-Gen. Bill Davis ran through the potential of waste gasification for us.
The untapped potential is enormous. The current electric production from waste is less than 3800 megawatts (not sure if this is USA or worldwide). The potential is closer to 110 GW (110,000 MW) and $26 billion/year. It also reduces the environmental cost of transport, and something like 1.8 tons of CO2 equivalent per ton of waste processed (including fugitive methane emissions from landfills). Depending on the policy details, there may also be renewable energy credits available (people differ on the renewability of waste).
(23 June 2007)
Sustainable Energy Efficiency Convention & Exhibition in Abu Dhabi
AIPCE PR Consultancy
Sustainable Energy Efficiency Convention & Exhibition. Venue: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.(March 25-27, 2008) This Convention will focus on Solar Energy, Solar Cooker Technology(which is absolutely environment friendly), biomass and photovoltaic systems. Our mission is to expose this Sustainable Energy Efficiency and Complementary Technology by showing the power of the sun to cook food and pasteurize water for the benefit of people and environments.
Three Track Conference modules: Campaign of Education, Solar Food Processing,Solar Pasteurizing, Mobilization and Networking for Solar Cooking. Sustainable Energy Efficiency:biomass and photovoltaic systems.Workshops on 3 skills, Solar Cooking Projects: Construction and use of Solar Cookers such as Integrated cooking.
The Organisers are inviting Solar cooking enthusiasts from all over the world to attend the Convention and Exhibition(Technology Tour in the Gulf & Asia) for technical and holistic presentations(concurrent sessions):.(free fuel in a world of increasing energy shortages)Exhibition will focus on active storage systems to low tech solar panel cookers and other solar cooking paraphernalia.
This event will provide business opportunities for investors and manufacturers in the Gulf as well as in the Asian Markets.Please contact for more info: email@example.com Ref:http://solarcooking.wikia.com/wiki/Calendar_of_events
AIPCE PR Consultancy and the Group are solar cooking promoters to build awareness and support for solar cooking and solar water pasteurization among policy makers in government, business and humanitarian agencies at local, regional, national and international.
(23 June 2007)
It's good to see some planning in Abu Dhabi for "after the oil runs oil." Related at WorldChanging:
The Walled City of Sustainability
Towards Renewables in the UAE
Investors Pour Unprecedented Billions Into Renewable Energy
Big Gav, Peak Energy
Energy news headlines. Today's emphasis is on "good technology".
(23 June 2007)