Duke Energy has gained approval to build two coal-fueled power plants that will incorporate advanced clean coal technologies to drastically reduce emissions. One plant will be built in Cliffside Stream, North Carolina, the other in Edwardsport, Indiana.
The Edwardsport station will be the first power plant in the country to demonstrate carbon capture and storage, an exciting prospect considering recent criticism of the practicality of such technology. The plant will use integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) technology to convert coal into a synthetic
Imagine one external power adapter that works for all DC-powered electronic devices. Now imagine that as these devices are replaced and recycled, the upgraded hardware continues to use the same external power supply. How much energy, material, and landfill space would be saved?
According to Green Plug, 737 million external power supplies will be manufactured for the US alone in 2008. 434 million obsolete and incompatible adapters will be retired, with only 55 million of these being recycled. Green Plug enabled power hubs
Over 150 member companies from around the globe are meeting at The Green Grid consortium's first technical forum in San Francisco. The group develops and promotes energy efficiency for data centers and business computing systems.
Presentations and topics of discussion at the forum will include assessing and reducing energy use, a review of the current state of the industry, and how to address organizational barriers to managing efficiency.