BioEnergy Bytes

  • BioEnergyBytesDFHeartland Institute is hosting its 9th International Conference on Climate Change in Las Vegas July 7-9, 2014. This year there will be three concurrent tracks featured at “World’s Biggest Gathering of ‘Skeptic’ Scientists and Policy Experts”. The scientists will review the latest climate research and publicly discuss the policy implications of government energy and environmental policies. The conference program features three concurrent tracks of information: science, public policy, and communications. In all, the conference will feature nearly 60 speakers participating in five plenary sessions and 21 break-out sessions.
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released the third edition of its report, “Climate Change Indicators in the United States“. The report pulls together observed data on key measures of the environment, including U.S. and global temperature and precipitation, ocean heat and ocean acidity, sea level, length of growing season, and many others. With 30 indicators that include over 80 maps and graphs showing long-term trends, the report demonstrates that climate change is already affecting our environment and our society.
  • Enable Energy, a technology, product development and business strategy consulting firm focused on accelerating the deployment of leading-edge solar technology, has announced the availability of SolantéÔ, an advanced commercial solar racking system that reduces the complexity and time required to install roof-mounted solar modules. The system features robust, yet lightweight, construction and a patent-pending roof attachment plate that does not require roof excavation, welding, or identification of a truss, thereby protecting roof warranties and significantly shortening the installation process. The company intends to license the technology to solar module and racking manufacturers.
  • Sungevity, Inc. has announced a partnership with E.ON Benelux, a division of one of the world’s largest investor-owned utility companies, under which Sungevity will offer its turnkey solar energy service to E.ON’s base of customers in the Netherlands on a co-branded basis. The partnership is expected to expand to other European countries in the near future and is part of Sungevity’s increased focus on international expansion, which is expected to include a full range of marketing initiatives and strategic partnerships in targeted markets around the globe.

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