Wind Farm Electrical Systems Evaluation with EeFarm-II

[tweetmeme]  Jan Pierik (ECN), Urban Axelsson, Emil Eriksson, Daniel Salomonsson (Vattenfall AB) and Pavol Bauer, Balazs Czech (Delft University of Technology) have issued a paper titled „A Wind Farm Electrical Systems Evaluation with EeFarm-II.“ EeFarm-II is used to evaluate 13 different electrical systems for a 200 MW wind farm with a 100 km connection to … Continue reading

Shrouded Wind Turbine Generating High Output Power with Wind-lens Technology

[tweetmeme] Yuji Ohya  and Takashi Karasudani of the Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University have issued a new article titled „A Shrouded Wind Turbine Generating High Output Power with Wind-lens Technology.“ The introduction to this interesting analysis reads: We have developed a new wind turbine system that consists of a diffuser shroud with a … Continue reading

Investigating “Egusi” (Citrullus Colocynthis L.) Seed Oil as Potential Biodiesel Feedstock

[tweetmeme]  Solomon Giwa, Luqman Chuah Abdullah and Nor Mariah Adam (Universiti Putra Malaysia) have published a paper investigating the potential of Egusi seed oil as a potential biodiesel feedstock. Biodiesel’s acceptance as a substitute for fossil-derived diesel has grown the world over. However, the food-fuel debate over conventional vegetable oils has rekindled research interest in … Continue reading

News: Renewables account for 62% of the new electricity generation capacity installed in the EU over last year

[tweetmeme] Brussels, 05th July 2010.  The “Renewable Energy Snapshots” report, published today by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), shows that renewable energy sources accounted for 62% (17GW) of the new electricity generation capacity installed in the EU27 in 2009. The share rose from 57% in 2008. For the second year running, wind energy … Continue reading

On the Feasibility of a Timely Transition to a More Sustainable Energy Future

[tweetmeme] A recent paper by Micha Tomkiewicz of the Department of Physics, Brooklyn College of CUNY, is titled „On the Feasibility of a Timely Transition to a More Sustainable Energy Future.“  The paper uses the framework of the IPAT equation, as applied to CO2 emission, to decompose the various driving forces in the global energy … Continue reading

News: Common charging systems for electric vehicles to be introduced in Europe

[tweetmeme The European Standardisation Organisations bodies (CEN-CENELEC and ETSI) will develop a common charging system for electric cars, scooters and bicycles. European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani has handed today a European Commission mandate for the development of the relevant standard to the President of CEN-CENELEC David Dossett, CEN-CENELEC´s Director General  Elena Santiago Cid and … Continue reading

Sustainable Transport Week 26 June – 3 July

[tweetmeme This week we bring sustainable transport, sustainable urban mobility and sustainable logistics into the spotlight by providing reviews and information on a range of papers, articles and publications on these topics, including: Some Sustainability Aspects of Energy Conversion in Urban Electric Trains News: Electrical vehicles in europe: car safety and type-approvals Promotion of … Continue reading

Eurostat/EEA: energy, transport and environment indicators

[tweetmeme The multi-thematic pocketbook Energy, transport and environment indicators comprises a broad set of data collected by Eurostat and the European Environment Agency. The objective of this publication is to provide an overview of the most relevant indicators on energy, transport and environment, with particular focus on sustainable development. It presents data for the European … Continue reading

Impact of the Introduction of Biofuel in the Transportation Sector in Indonesia

[tweetmeme Joni Jupesta of the Department of Management Science and Technology, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, has published an interesting paper titled „Impact of the Introduction of Biofuel in the Transportation Sector in Indonesia.“  Indonesia faces serious energy problems; its status as an oil exporter has changed to that of a net oil importer. … Continue reading

News: 20 EU countries not implementing energy single market properly

[tweetmeme Brussels, 24 June 2010.  The European Commission has decided to send 35 separate requests to 20 Member States to implement and apply in full various aspects of EU legislation to create a Single Market for gas and electricity. These rules aim at increasing the capacity and transparency of gas and electricity markets. A properly … Continue reading

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