Best waste to energy technologies

SimGas BioGas Best waste to energy technologies

The SimGas “Shamba” comes in various volumes, from 2m³ up to 20m³

Which is the best waste to energy technology with maximum efficiency and less emissions?

That was our question on LinkedIn. These are the responses:
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Oil industry increases gas flaring

Oil industry increases gas flaring

Oil Search Yemen Field Flare

Flared gas is a bigger problem than thought. Contrary to what has been agreed with the oil industry, worldwide the industry flared not less, but more gas.

In 2015, about 147 billion cubic meters which is a CO2 footprint of around 350 million tonnes!

The world bank published the figures in a report. Globally, over 16,000 oil wells are flaring gas.

The amount of wasted gas corresponds to the gas consumption of the UK, Germany and Switzerland together. If the gas was burned in a power plant, it could supply the whole of Africa with electricity. Read More

Obama stops Arctic drilling

Obama stops Arctic drilling

Greenpeace: “We’re closer to saving the Arctic because of you”

In his last days as the US president, Obama banned future drilling in Atlantic and Arctic waters. 

Obama relies on a law from 1953, which allows governors to exclude areas at sea of drilling because “it is in the public interest.” Read More

What will be the climate damage with Trump?

What will be the climate damage with Trump?

Trump may disrupt the transition towards renewables, but he can not reverse it. The revolution to clean energy is irreversible.

With Trump as the new president, the world is worrying about the climate damage, he will cause.

Still we hear an increasingly interviews with relativizations.

Jan Rotmans, professor transition science and international authority in the field of transition and sustainability, gave his reaction. Read More

Offshore Dumps En Masse Fracking Waste Oil Into Gulf

Offshore Dumps En Masse Fracking Waste Oil Into Gulf

The U.S. government haven’t studied the impact of the chemicals that these companies are allowed to dump directly into the ocean including critical habitat and fracking-endangered species.

The shale industry is dumping en masse, fracking waste oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

The Center for Biological Diversity has released federal documents that reveal that officials approved more than 1,200 offshore fracks in 630 different wells in the four years from 2010 to 2014 in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More

Shell moving towards Green?

Shell moving towards Green?

Shell has been operating in wind energy with 9 projects in North America and Europa, together 500MW of installed capacity.

Last May, Shell launched a new division for renewable energy, Martin Wetselaar, now responsible for integrated gas (including LNG), will lead the division ‘New Energy‘. Is Shell moving towards renewables?

The new division will be transferred to the existing activities in hydrogen, biofuels and renewable power generation. It will also be used as a basis for new activities in wind energy. Read More

Solar energy – 7 reasons

Solar energy - 7 reasons

On average, manufacturers give 25 to 30 years warranty on solar panels. In practice, the panels will last much longer.

Now, solar energy is really going to break through. This is what the US Rocky Mountains Institute believes. 

The institute listed ten reasons for it. BetterWorldSolutions is pointing out 7 of them. 

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The world could be 100% renewable by 2050

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Adoption of a global green energy infrastructure would provide power to 4 billion! people and the energy independence of countries would eliminate a major cause of global conflict.

A new study by Stanford University’s Atmosphere/Energy Program makes the case that the world could be fully powered by renewable energy as early as 2050 by detailing the necessary resources for each country.

Researchers analyzed energy roadmaps for 139 countries and calculated how much energy they would need to meet demand for:

  • household electricity
  • industry
  • agriculture
  • transportation
  • heating
  • cooling

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Obama in State of the Union: We should boost renewables

Obama wants to continue big investments in renewables

President Obama is committed to taking responsible steps to address climate change, promote clean energy and energy efficiency, drive innovation, and ensure a cleaner, more stable environment for future generations

In his last State of the Union, US President Barack Obama pointed climate change.

“We’ve got to accelerate the transition away from dirty energy.”

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Gas leak near Los Angeles: milieu disaster can go on for months

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The added mercaptan gas gives much health problems for local residents (headaches, nosebleeds, dizziness and coughing)

Since October 23, a gas leak near Los Angeles, loses 1.7 million cubic meters of methane daily!

The leak will continue until early March 2016.

This leak can be compared with the environmental disaster of the oil rig Deepwater Horizon. Read More

Are fossils lucrative for investors?

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G20 Summit: India and Saudi Arabia rejected world climate ambitions

Are fossils still lucrative for investors? Does the divestment campaign have a material effect on the industry that they are attacking, and thus the transition to sustainability and the reduction of CO2 emissions? Read More

Climate deal Paris a success

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We should be grateful to them, because without them, Paris would not have been such a success.

The Paris Climate Agreement will change the world into a green era. Already, smart investors ignore the fossil industry.

They started to move because of the brutal pressure from activists 350.org and their divestment movement.

A portrait of the most successful climate campaign ever. Read More

Fossil industries wastes $ 2.2 million investments

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The United States is the greatest risk, CarbonTracker states, with a cost of $ 412 billion in stranded assets “unnecessary fossil projects in 2025.
Second in risk is Canada (220 billion). Than China (179 million), Russia (147 billion ) and Australia (US $ 103 billion).

The next decade fossil energy companies will lose possibly $ 2.2 trillion in investments, according CarbonTracker in a recent report.

The money will be lost in a low carbon future.

Global action on climate change and renewable energy investments will ensure the waste for fossil energy companies. Research was done at the current and future projects from oil, gas and coal companies until 2025. It concluded which projects would stop because of political actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to below two degrees global warming.

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ABP lost $ 9 billion investing in fossils

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Decarbonizer doesn’t judge, so why not see if you’re leaving money on the table?

Not only fossil investments are undesirable because they annoy the green energy supplies, it also scores badly financially.

Pension Fund ABP have lost $ 9 billion investing in fossils according to 350.org, a movement against fossil investment. Read More

Thousands of Londoners die by pollution

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Air pollution causes an estimated 32,000 premature deaths a year in Britain and between 157,000 and 319,000 people in London are exposed to nitrogen dioxide levels above EU limits

Yearly, nearly 9,500 Londoners have a premature death due to air pollution.

This has been established by the researchers at the prestigious King’s College London and reported by the British newspaper The Guardian last Wednesday. Read More

Shell can help the energy transition, but does not

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There is a huge global movement towards renewable energy. Climate change disasters already cause grieve to millions around the world. This stimulates initiatives that will change the world in unpredictable ways. The directors of the oil and gas companies can not deny the changes.

Oil and gas companies such as Shell have the unique expertise to help with the construction of the future energy supplies.

Yet they do not. According to Kamp – former Shell manager – the strategy of oil and gas companies is doomed to fail.

“Like the bank, oil and gas companies won’t change their strategies. They are earning still too much money with fossil fuels.”

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EU countries align purchase energy

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The EU Commission wants to prevent EU countries from obligating to use Russian pipelines and technology by Gazprom

The EU countries will purchase their energy alignment.

The European Commission will assess the legal contracts with gas suppliers in advance to ensure that competition rules aren’t violated by State dubious suppliers.

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Chemicals restricted in oil and gas fracking

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Wyoming demands more transparency and strict rules of chemicals

Wyoming (USA) reached a settlement on January 26, 2015 with oil and gas frackers.

Now they have stricter chemical disclosure rules and have to be more transparent. Read More

Obama cuts Methane Emissions 45% by 2025

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Methane effects greenhouse  20 times more than CO2

In Obama’s Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions, he has announced a goal of cutting methane emissions by 40-45% from 2012 levels by 2025.

Unfortunately the methane plans do not not cover pipeline transmission and gas distribution losses.

The administration will also continue its policy of suggesting and supporting voluntary oil and gas industry efforts to harness methane from drilling. 

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Denmark claims the North Pole

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The battle for the North Pole has been started

In the battle for oil and gas, Denmark is looming for control of the North Pole. Other interested countries are the US, Russia, Canada and Norway. All countries are thinking they have a right to claim the region. Yesterday, Denmark has claimed the rights of the north pole  (via Greenland) in the UN.  Read More

Can hydrogen energy be stored?

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Toshiba runs the first car with hydro energy from solar power

Hydrogen is the lightest gas in the universe. One liter of this gas weighs only 90 mg under normal atmospheric pressure, which means that it is 11 times lighter than the air we breathe. If we want to use hydrogen, it has to be stored Read More