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United States energy deregulation

Non-utility generation capacity in the US markets has increased substantially. Numerous electricity trading hubs and wholesale electricity markets that have developed across the country have grown from about 6% of total generation capacity in 1991 to almost 20% in 1999. Non-utility generators produce power mostly for wholesale markets and are in direct competition with traditional […]

The Spanish Wind Power Manufacturing industry

The growth of activity in the wind energy field has provided a powerful impetus to the development of the Spanish wind industry, covering not only the manufacture of complete wind turbines but also the manufacture of components for the wind industry: blades, generators, gearboxes, towers and wind sensors. The service sector (installation, maintenance, and engineering) […]

The evolution of Renewables Portfolio Standard Policy in the United States

A major difference between the US and Europe is that US renewable energy policy has been driven by the states, and not the national government. Although states have developed a broad range of renewable energy incentives, such as tax incentives, rebates, loan programmes, public benefits funds, RPS systems have emerged as the primary state-level renewable […]

Rising Demand for Desalination

There is a growing need for desalinated water from the general public, which has a greater understanding of water issues and often demands high quality potable water. Several industries require ultra pure water produced from desalination, and these industries are growing e.g. pharmaceutical and semi-conductors, and equipment can now measure contaminants at very low concentrations. […]

Energy Security

Disruption to fuel supplies and shortfalls can occur from natural disasters such as the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Due to the high degree of uncertainty in predicting natural disasters, the energy market needs to have reserves to meet changing marketing conditions. As of June 2011 the 28 IEA members collectively reported that they […]

Bioenergy Benefits

The incomplete combustion of fuel wood produces organic particulate matter, carbon monoxide and other organic gases. If high temperature combustion is used, oxides of nitrogen will be produced. At a smaller domestic scale, the health impact of air pollution inside buildings is a significant problem in developing countries, where fuel wood is burnt inefficiently in […]