Solar Landfills Returning with Geosynthetic Barriers

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The geosynthetics field had a brief foray into system-based, solar energy-generating landfill covers (2009 – 2012), but the waste management market was not fully ready for such a change. Still, the economic advantages of exposed and alternative capping systems (vs. traditional, thick, soil-covered caps) and the long-term performance indicators meant that it would probably not be too long before so... »

An Unexpected Country Invests the Most in Renewable Energy

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By World Bioenergy – Official statistics show that China is the country that invests by far the most money in renewable energy. But the picture is completely different when measured by GNP. Then the leader is Uruguay followed by Mauritius, Costa Rica, South Africa and Nicaragua. That’s the conclusion of fresh statistics presented to the 2014 World Bioenergy conference at Elmia in Jönköping, ... »

Siemens to Provide 150 Wind Turbines to Dutch Offshore Project

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15 May 2014 – The Gemini consortium has signed all construction, operations and financing contracts yesterday with a total construction budget of nearly EUR 3 billion. With more than 20 parties involved 70 percent of this budget will be provided on the basis of project financing – making Gemini the largest-ever project financed offshore wind farm. For the Gemini project Siemens will deliver ... »

VIDEO: Scour Protection for Offshore Wind Farms

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In “Secure offshore wind energy”, the Amrumbank West offshore wind farm exemplifies how geotextile sand containers (Secutex® Soft Rock) enable economical, technically sound and safe construction. Here, NAUE’s team summarizes the work and the beneficial impact geosynthetics are having on offshore wind energy. The Amrumbank West offshore wind farm is located 35 km north of Helgolan... »

66,000 Contaminated Sites Screened for Renewable Energy Potential

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WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its RE-Powering Mapping and  Screening Tool, which will now provide preliminary screening results for renewable energy potential at 66,000, up from 24,000, contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites across the country. The RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative, started by EPA in 2008, encourages development of renewable ... »