Smart urban design requires an integrated look at the city as a complex of material flows and living environment, which exposes the connections between sources, functions, infrastructure and users.
This Research Report ‘Smart Cities’ has been published by the University Delft. The researchers consider Smart Cities as a way of working on a future-proof city, cleverly making use of people, resources and systems.
In this Delft Smart City research project, students examined the possible impact of recent developments under the heading ‘Smart City’ for Delft.
different technologies can be used for micro-CHP, including stirling engines, rankine engines, internal combustion engines, and fuel cells.
Fuel cell based micro CHP units in homes and commercial buildings can help the electricity grid assimilate more renewables according to the Technical University of Denmark.
Scientists published a report explaining the need to create a market for electricity services to draw new technologies such as micro CHP into wider use and accelerate the cost reduction needed for general consumer uptake. Read More
In 2005 more than 50% of the fuel was depending on natural gas. Just 10% was green powered. Looking at the data from 2013, the market for energy production has been preserved substantially. 35% of green energy and the share of polluting sources like natural gas and coal has been reduced.
Under the Dutch biofuels obligation, fuel suppliers are required to include a minimum share of biofuels in their overall sales of road transport fuels: 5.0% in 2013.
They also have to submit an annual report detailing the biofuels they sell on the Dutch market. The Dutch Emissions Authority published a selection of the results.
Ranking of fuel suppliers based on total GHG emissions of the seven biofuels mostly used in 2013
Number 1 Salland
This year the biofuels brought on the market by Salland have the lowest average GHG emission factor
An atlas of pollution: the world in carbon dioxide emissions
This Renewable Energy Policy Report 2014 presents an in-depth analysis of the renewable energy policies across the major countries in North and South America namely the US, Canada, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.
It also presents the major renewable policy frameworks in place in some of the major states in the US and Canada.
A new report, “Global Bioenergy Supply and Demand Projections for the Year 2030,” examines the biomass potential in world regions and with different technologies for rapid and sustainable scale-up of this vital renewable energy resource
October 11, 2014 – The governor of the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has asked for emergency clearance to siphon the remaining water out of the main reservoir serving Sao Paulo city, which has almost run dry. After nine months of unprecedented drought, 95% of the water has gone
China leads the global PV market, followed by Japan and the United States
The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that solar energy is growing fast. Mainly due to the technological developments and the announced policy on CO2. As a result, the share of solar energy (renewable energy) may be greater in 2050 than any of the shares of fossil energy, wind power and nuclear energy. More than a quarter of the electricity will be Sun Power in 2050. Especially by an increasing amout of solar panels installed by consumers and industries. Read More
Devastating effects by the 2013 Central European floods
A report from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) warns that losses from extreme floods in Europe could more than doubled by 2050, because of climate change and socio-economic development.
The Report presents an in-depth analysis of the Renewable Energy Policies of Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Biopower and Biofuels. The involved countries are: Germany, France, Italy, the UK, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Turkey. Read More