Regarding individual periods, 2011 was –on average– the year with the highest environmental impact efficiency (95%), accounting for 5 efficient NGCC plants. In this respect, a link between high number of operating hours and high environmental impact efficiency is observed.
A second ETSI Workshop on Environmental Impact Assessment and Energy Efficiency took place on 7-8 October 2013, in Athens, Greece, hosted by the Greek Research & Technology Network (GRNET) and supported by the ECONET project. Protecting the environment is …
Dec 16, 2013· The Triple Whopper Environmental Impact of Global Meat Production. Livestock production may have a bigger impact on the planet than anything else. A new study shows how the effects vary from country to country — and points the way toward a more sustainable future
Environmental Impact NASA The combustion of fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide (CO2), a major greenhouse gas (GHG), into the atmosphere, and there is strong evidence that the buildup of GHGs is the primary cause of the global warming that has occurred in recent decades.
A recent field trial offshore Brazil shows a significant decrease in sound pressure levels, meaning less environmental impact and improved sampling, without compromising efficiency. eSeismic uses continuous source and receiver wavefields to fundamentally change the way that marine seismic data are acquired and processed.
It is possible to have low efficiency if the environmental impact of generating a joule of energy is low, or if there is high efficiency it is then possible to have energy generation with relatively high environmental impact. However, the combination of low efficiency and high environmental impact violates the rationale of energy sustainability.
Environmental, Economic, and Social Benefits. In addition to the impacts described above, the EPA reports that energy-efficient homes also enhance and protect biodiversity and ecosystems, conserve and restore natural resources, reduce waste streams, and improve air and water quality.
Environmental impacts are an inherent part of electricity production and energy use.Electricity generated from renewable energy sources has a smaller environmental footprint than power from fossil-fuel sources, which is arguably the major impetus for moving away from fossil fuels to renewables.
Today, environmental efficiency, an additional type of efficiency and one for which an estimate, separate to technical efficiency, can be provided, is of growing importance (Reinhard et al.1999). Inputs used in the production process can have an impact, either positive or negative, on the environment and environmental efficiency
Sustainable architecture is architecture that seeks to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development space and the ecosystem at large. Sustainable architecture uses a conscious approach to energy and ecological conservation in the design of the built environment.
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Also, the environmental impact of a number of efficiency boosting techniques including inlet air cooling and cogeneration is presented. It is concluded that environmental impact should be taken into account when economics of different efficiency boosting technologies is evaluated.
How energy efficiency and other green residential measures help the environment Reducing your energy use can lower the amount of electricity your utility needs to produce, which you can effectively reduce your personal greenhouse gas emissions (and your carbon footprint) with energy efficiency …
In determining how agricultural input efficiency, or the amount of food produced per unit of agricultural input, affects a food's environmental impact, we performed regressions between a food's environmental impact and its nutrient use efficiency in crop systems or its feed use efficiency in livestock systems.
Environmental Impacts and Fuel Efficiency of Road Pavements Summary In many countries, environmental issues and energy consumption play an increasingly important role in the planning process for highway projects. Literature data on fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions related to construction and use of the road are compiled in this report.
The "Advanced Next-Generation High-Efficiency Lightweight Wind Turbine Generator" Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support offshore wind development through the research and development of lighter and higher efficiency generator designs which ultimately impact lower capital costs and power generation costs.
We can split these impacts into operational impacts (fuel sourcing, global atmospheric and localized pollution) and construction impacts (manufacturing, installation, decommissioning, and disposal). This page looks exclusively at the operational environmental impact of electricity generation .
Paper vs. Electronic Media: Work Efficiency and Environmental Impact Hirohito Shibata; Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., 6-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 220-8668, Japan Abstract This presentation quantitatively compares paper and electronic media from the perspectives of CO2 emissions and work efficiency.
Home » Research & Development » Environmental Impacts and Siting of Wind Projects A trained falcon, equipped with a global positioning system and a very high frequency (VHF) tracker, gathers radar data that is helping scientists improve detection technologies at wind facilities.
Scoping in environmental impact assessment: Balancing precaution and efficiency? Snell, Tim; Cowell, Richard 2006-05-01 00:00:00 Scoping is a crucial yet under-researched stage of environmental impact assessment, in which practice falls well behind conceptual ideals.
The mortality rate could be considered an important factor not only to evaluate productive results, but also to measure the environmental efficiency of rabbit farms. Therefore, the improvement of management practices, in addition to suitable feeding strategies, could be considered a valid tool to minimize environmental impacts of rabbit production.
How Building Construction Affects the Environment. It's not just the methods and materials used to construct a building that affects the environment. How it's built to operate has a huge impact as well. For example, using non-sustainable materials in the construction of the building has a …
ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. There are many actions you can take to reduce the environmental impacts of …