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Electronic Atlas Maps U.S. Renewable Energy Resources

A new geospatial application developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Nation
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A new geospatial application developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) allows users to easily and accurately map potential renewable energy resources in the United States.

The interactive tool, RE Atlas, is free to use and available online at http://maps.nrel.gov/re_atlas. ... Read more about Electronic Atlas Maps U.S. Renewable Energy Resources

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Could Asia have its own supergrid?

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Stewart Taggart
Could an Asian supergrid learn from visions for Europe and North Africa? One ini
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By 2050, Asia could be connected by a massive energy and information architecture, believes Stewart Taggart.

A ‘Pan-Asian Energy Infrastructure’ could be inspired by – and dramatically extend – the concept of cross-border grids elsewhere, most notably in Europe and North Africa. Examining infrastructure projects now underway in Asia, how might these organically develop into a ‘Pan-Asian Energy Infrastructure’ by 2050? ... Read more about Could Asia have its own supergrid?

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South Asian power transmission link in the works

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Islamabad(SANA)Electricity trading with Pakistan is part of a larger plan of a South Asian transmission link, which will help countries in the sub-continent harness energy potential of the region.
India plans to sell 500 megawatts (MW) of electricity to Pakistan, which will help the country reduce its chronic power shortage, according to Calcutta-based newspaper The Telegraph.

Officials of the two countries are scheduled to meet next month to finalise the issues of tariff and grid connectivity. ... Read more about South Asian power transmission link in the works

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$48bn a year would provide electricity to the poor, report says

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Fiona Harvey
$48bn a year would provide electricity to the poor, report says
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Giving the poor access to electricity would bring huge gains in health, education and economic growth, with little increase in emmissions, according to International Energy Agency study

More than 1 billion people in poor countries around the world could have access to electricity within 20 years, if the international community is prepared to make the effort, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Monday. ... Read more about $48bn a year would provide electricity to the poor, report says

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Clean Energy Top Priority, U.N. Chief Tells NREL

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Bill Scanlon
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Providing clean, renewable energy to the 1.4 billion people who are living without electricity is the No. 1 priority of the United Nations, the secretary general of the U.N. said during a visit Aug. 24 to the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. ... Read more about Clean Energy Top Priority, U.N. Chief Tells NREL

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