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'Alectra' Unveiled as New Electric Utility to Serve Nearly One Million GTHA Customers

Source: www.marketwired.com

An electric utility that will serve nearly one million customers in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area will be known as Alectra.

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DENVER IS THE LATEST CITY TO REQUIRE ENERGY BENCHMARKS

Source: www.energywatchnews.com

The Denver City Council unanimously passed an ordinance in the latter stages of December 2016 designed to reduce energy use in the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions by requiring energy benchmarking and transparency in multi-family and commercial buildings

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Skyco Skylights Industrial Skylight Receives Internationally Renowned FM Approval

Source: Company

Skyco Skylights, the leader in industrial and custom skylights, can now add Factory Mutual FM Approval to its line of 4x8 industrial skylight. 

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Applications Now Available for BGE Scholarships

Source: Yahoo Finance

Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) announced that applications for the BGE Scholars Award are now available online through April 1. The nine new scholarships are part of BGE’s legacy gifts that marked the company’s 200th anniversary last year. Central Scholarship, a Baltimore-based nonprofit, is administering the scholarship program on BGE’s behalf.

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Covestro female engineer named to exclusive Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Source: PR Newswire 

Paige Kassalen, market analyst at Covestro LLC, is one of 600 individuals selected from a pool of more than 15,000 nominees to be named a member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2017. Kassalen was named to the Energy list in recognition of her role on the Solar Impulse ground crew.

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Source: PR Newswire

 As part of the company's renewable growth strategy, Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power announced the acquisition of the 276-megawatt (MW) Bethel Wind Energy Center in Texas from Invenergy Services LLC.

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GameChange Solar Signs Strategic Supply Agreement with Leading United States Steel Producer

Source: PR Newswire 

GameChange Solar announced that it has signed a strategic supply agreement with one of the largest steel producers in the United States. This long term agreement for high grade galvanized steel provides GameChange Solar with a steady supply of domestically produced steel from one of the largest steel producers in the United States, helping GameChange to meet its growing need for material to service its customers in the rapidly expanding solar industry.

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Sunnova Expands Zero-Money-Down Solar Ownership Program

Source: PR Newswire

Sunnova, a market leader in residential solar services, announced the expansion of its EZ Own Loan, allowing homeowners to own their solar power system with no out-of-pocket expenses for down payments or maintenance. 

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NREL Pioneers Better Way to Make Renewable Hydrogen

Source: NREL
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a method which boosts the longevity of high-efficiency photocathodes in photoelectrochemical water-splitting devices. Using a photoelectrochemical (PEC) device is a promising way to produce hydrogen. A PEC cell absorbs sunlight and converts that energy into hydrogen and oxygen by splitting water molecules. Unfortunately, high efficiency devices developed to date quickly degrade in the acidic solution to which the cell is exposed. The challenge of making a more durable cell must be overcome before renewable hydrogen from PEC devices can become commercially viable.

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Southern Company Subsidiary Announces Strategic Wind Development Agreement

Source: Company
As part of the company's renewable development strategy, Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power announced a joint development agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES) to develop and construct approximately 3,000 megawatts (MW) across 10 projects with commercial operation dates between 2018 and 2020. Additionally, Southern Power has signed agreements to purchase wind turbine equipment from both Siemens and Vestas for use at the facilities.

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UGI Gas Division Launches Energy Efficiency/Conservation Program

Source: Company
UGI’s Gas Division announced the formal launch of the company’s comprehensive Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) Program. The UGI program provides financial incentives and information that encourage consumers to reduce energy consumption and costs.

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Even With Lower Energy Prices, Corporations Are Focusing On Efficiency & Sustainability

Source: Company
Even without soaring energy prices as a primary motivator, global corporations -- and more specifically their real estate departments -- are increasingly focused on achieving a state of zero net energy (ZNE), according to a report from CoreNet Global, The Bigger Picture: The Future of Corporate Real Estate.

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China to Invest £292bn in Renewable Power by 2020

Source: The Guardian
China will plough 2.5tn yuan (£292bn) into renewable power generation by 2020, the country’s energy agency has said, as the world’s largest energy market continues to shift away from dirty coal power towards cleaner fuels.

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8 States That Made 2016 a Huge Year for Clean Energy

Source: ecowatch.com
With the Clean Power Plan's future up in the air and concerns about how science might fare given the recent election results, some may think 2016 wasn't a great year for clean energy. However, lots of great state level policies were passed—some with bipartisan support—and there's even some good news on the national front. Looking back at the last year I see a lot of clear signs that the clean energy transition is moving forward in the U.S.

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Google Says It Will Reach 100 Percent Renewable Energy in 2017

Source: BEPA News
Tech giants are jockeying to be the first to hit a 100 percent renewable energy goal. Google, which has invested in solar and wind energy for a decade, intends to get there by 2017. Google’s data centres and the offices for its 60,000 staff will be powered entirely by renewable energy from next year, in what the company has called a “landmark moment”.

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Energy Department Announces Universities to Lead Industrial Assessment Centers Program

Source: EERE
The Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced nearly $35 million, subject to appropriations, for 28 higher education institutions from 25 states across the country to set up and operate regional Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs). The centers will provide site-specific recommendations to small manufacturers with opportunities to improve productivity, secure information, reduce waste, and lower energy costs while providing training for undergraduate and graduate engineering students in manufacturing processes, energy assessment procedures, and energy management systems.

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PECO Delivers $7 Million in Electric Enhancements at Philadelphia International Airport

Source: Company
As part of PECO’s ongoing commitment to deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy for customers, the company recently completed a significant electric enhancement project at the Philadelphia International Airport. The $7 million project included replacement of a 13-kilovolt (kV) underground electric cable to further enhance service reliability. More than five miles of new cable was installed and 15 new manholes were constructed as part of this work to enhance the local power grid. In addition to improving system reliability, this work is part of a multi-phase plan that will support the airport.

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Open Therapeutics LLC Buys Majority Stake of Pilus Energy Subsidiary from Tauriga Sciences, Inc.

Source: Yahoo Finance

Open Therapeutics™ has purchased an 80 percent majority stake in Tauriga Sciences, Inc.’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Pilus Energy LLC, according to Jerome Hamilton, CEO of Open Therapeutics. Tauriga Sciences, Inc. is engaged in building businesses in the life sciences space. Following its acquisition, Open Therapeutics plans to continue the development of Pilus Energy’s proprietary technology with the goal of commercialization, says Hamilton. The technology involves removing bacteria from water and converting the bacteria into energy. Hamilton says that Open Therapeutics is looking at the agreement with Tauriga as a means of creating the potential for Pilus Energy to become successful in commercializing its technology:

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PRESIDENTIAL PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING CHALLENGE: PERFORMANCE TOWARD NEW $4 BILLION GOAL

Source: www.energy.gov

May 9, 2014, the president announced an additional $2 billion goal in federal energy-efficiency upgrades to federal buildings through 2016. This goal, in combination with the initial commitment of $2 billion in 2011, will result in a total of $4 billion in energy-efficiency performance contracts in the federal sector through 2016.

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EIA's AEO2017 projects the United States as a net energy exporter in most cases

Source: Company 

Annual Energy Outlook 2017 (AEO2017), released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), presents updated projections for U.S. energy markets through 2050 based on eight cases (Reference, Low and High Economic Growth, Low and High Oil Price, Low and High Oil and Gas Resource and Technology, No Clean Power Plan implementation). This is the first time that EIA is publishing projections through 2050 in the AEO tables.

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AMO Releases Draft of Multi-Year Program Plan

Source: www.energy.gov

The Office of Energy and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) posted a draft of its Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP) for public feedback and comment. This MYPP is intended for use as a guide for AMO, as well as a resource to help communicate its priorities to stakeholders and the public. The document includes an overview of the structure of the AMO office, and a newly defined mission statement and goals. In addition, the MYPP identifies the technology, outreach, and crosscutting activities the Office plans to focus on over the next five years.

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Year in Review: The Coolest Clean Energy Stories of 2016

Source: www.energy.gov

Time flies when you’re having fun—and when you’re in the midst of a clean energy revolution. As 2016 comes to a close, let’s take a look at the most popular clean energy blog posts over the past year.

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• AMO Selects 28 Colleges and Universities to Open Industrial Assessment Centers

Source: www.energy.gov

The Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced nearly $35 million, subject to appropriations, for 28 higher education institutions from 25 states across the country to set up and operate regional Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs). The centers will provide site-specific recommendations to small manufacturers with opportunities to improve productivity, secure information, reduce waste, and lower energy costs while providing training for undergraduate and graduate engineering students in manufacturing processes, energy assessment procedures, and energy management systems.

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U.S. oil and natural gas proved reserves decrease in 2015 due to lower prices

Source: eia

U.S. crude oil proved reserves declined 4.7 billion barrels (11.8%) from their year-end 2014 level to 35.2 billion barrels at year-end 2015, according to U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves, Year-end 2015, released today by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). U.S. natural gas proved reserves decreased 64.5 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), a 16.6% decline, reducing the U.S. total to 324.3 Tcf at year-end 2015.

 

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LEDtronics New Filament-Style LED Bulbs Offer Vintage Look While Providing Huge Energy Savings

Source: Company
LEDtronics announces its new UL-listed filament-style LED bulbs — a product line that recreates the attractive filament look while providing energy-saving, clean lighting for various applications. Gone are the days of inefficient old bulbs; the FIL series is a higher-efficacy, lower-power lighting option for creating a vintage lighting experience.

 

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FEMP Announces $3 Million in Funding to Accelerate Clean Energy Advancement at Federal Facilities

Source: www.energy.gov

On May 26, 2016, FEMP issued a FOA on the EERE Exchange titled Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies 2016.

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An Historic Achievement - National Grid Customers Are the First in the U.S. to Receive Offshore Wind

Source: Company
After just 11 months of construction on its “sea2shore: The Renewable Link” project, National Grid announced that it is now officially delivering electricity generated by the offshore Block Island Wind Farm to the electricity grid in Rhode Island and to customers – a first-in-the-nation milestone.    

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Energy Secretary Moniz Statement on Breakthrough Energy Coalition Fund Announcement

Source: energy.gov
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz released the following statement regarding the announcement by the Breakthrough Energy Coalition (BEC) that the investor group has officially established a new investment fund. The fund, called Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV), will invest more than $1 billion of patient capital in early stage clean energy.

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Ameresco and PIDC Partner on an Innovative Project at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia

Source: Company
Ameresco, Inc., a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced that the company is partnering with PIDC, Philadelphia's public-private economic development corporation and master developer of the Navy Yard, for the comprehensive design, engineer, build, and long-term operation and maintenance of a new six megawatt (MW) natural-gas fired peaking plant that will anchor one of the largest private microgrids in the United States located at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia.

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Are We About to See "Zero Energy" Schools Go Mainstream?

Source: www.energy.gov 

Several pioneering school districts have joined our Accelerator program

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Honeywell and Sparks Dynamics Collaborate on Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) Solutions

Source: Company
Honeywell’s capabilities in data consolidation, cyber and software development combined with Sparks Dynamics’ deep domain knowledge will allow the expansion of a robust IIoT ecosystem that will help customers solve previously unsolvable problems.

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New LED lights will improve night view of Niagara Falls

Source: The Buffalo News

In old stone building high above the street in Queen Victoria Park, the Illuminations Tower houses rows of spotlights which have lit up the American and Horseshoe Falls since 1925, offering millions of visitors a view of the falls after dark.

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NYS Leads Again: More Local Action on Climate Change

Source: NRDC
New York’s recently launched $5 million clean energy competition will spur additional renewables, energy efficiency and clean transportation programs and projects in several of New York’s largest cities. This new initiative of the New York Power Authority, the country’s largest public power provider, demonstrates New York’s continued leadership on climate change and also highlights the increasingly important role localities play in tackling this tremendous challenge.

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New Financing Tool Available for Commercial Building Clean Energy Projects

Source: Confluence-Denver
New financing options for commercial property clean energy projects are available thanks to an intergovernmental agreement between the City and County of Denver and the Colorado New Energy Improvement District.

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Ameresco Completes 5.3 MW Solar Project -the Largest Distributed, Multi-site Project in Tennessee

Source: Company
Knox County officials and Ameresco, Inc., a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced today the completion of a $12.45 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC). In the spring of 2015, Ameresco was selected by Knox County to install more than 5 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic systems on the rooftops of 11 schools plus the Knox County Central Building, and ground-mount solar arrays at the Detention and Juvenile Justice Facilities. The project, recently completed, is expected to provide more than $29 million in energy savings to the County, as well as generating an aggregate approximately $14 million in positive bottom-line cash flow for the County over the next 30 years.    

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IEEE and FERC Align Efforts to Address Energy Infrastructure and Market Challenges

Source:
The IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) and the United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to address energy infrastructure and related market challenges due to the significant changes in energy supply, demand and technology.

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Melink Develops Vast Solar Farm for NC Country Club

Source: Company
Melink Corporation has completed development of a 5.25 megawatt solar farm in the Charlotte, North Carolina, metro region. Located on land owned by Rock Barn Country Club & Spa in Conover, the photovoltaic array comprises 16,948 solar panels on 28 acres. All of the electricity produced by the solar farm will be sold to Duke Energy. The system is expected to generate more than 7.3 million kilowatt hours of clean energy - enough electricity to serve 500 homes annually - in its first year of operation. The system has an expected life of up to 35 years.

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Wendy's Joins ENERGY STAR Program to Boost Energy Efficiency

Source: EPA
Wendy’s has joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program as an ENERGY STAR partner. The partnership means Wendy's will work to improve energy efficiency through a strategic, corporate energy management program that will enhance the company's energy strategy.

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New Solar Array to Deliver Nearly Two Megawatts of Power to Iron Mountain’s Largest Records Mgmt

Source: Company
Iron Mountain Incorporated® the global leader in storage and information management services, today announced the activation of a solar energy array at its Freehold, NJ facility that will generate 2.6 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year. The array, which sits adjacent to Iron Mountain’s largest records management facility on the east coast, will allow the company to offset 60 percent of the site’s energy consumption today, with that percentage expected to increase as other energy efficiency projects come online for the 857,194 square foot campus.    

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Capstone Secures Multi-Megawatt 16 Unit Order for Repeat Oil and Gas Customer

Source: Yahoo Finance 

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that it received a sixteen unit follow-on order for a C800, two C600s, and multiple C65 and C30 microturbines totaling in excess of 2.6 megawatts for a repeat oil and gas customer in the Mancos and Gallup shale plays, situated in the San Juan Basin.

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$25M to Advance Technologies for Energy-Efficient Electric Motors

Source: www.energy.gov

The U.S. Department of Energy announced nearly $25 million for 13 projects aimed at advancing technologies for energy-efficient electric motors through applied research and development. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Next Generation Electric Machines projects will address the limitations of traditional materials and designs used in electric motor components by cost-effectively enhancing their efficiency, improving their performance, and reducing weight. This effort will support innovative approaches that will significantly improve the technology in industrial electric motors, which use approximately 70 percent of the electricity consumed by U.S. manufacturers and nearly a quarter of all electricity consumed nationally.

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3 Ways Energy Department Research Will Help Eagles Coexist with Wind Energy Deployment

Source: www.energy.gov

Building energy infrastructure that keeps wildlife safe is a key concern at the U.S. Department of Energy, which is why we have funded six teams to improve technologies that will protect eagles sharing airspace with wind turbines. More than $3 million has been allocated across the six teams for groundbreaking, critical eagle-impact minimization technology research, development, and demonstration projects.

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Latest Better Buildings SWAP Highlights Federal Leadership

Source: www.energy.gov 

The Energy Department's Better Buildings Program recently launched season two of “Better Buildings Challenge SWAP,” featuring the U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy. During the season, both military operations swap energy teams to improve the energy efficiency of each one’s campus. 

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Driving a Revolution in Efficient Manufacturing of Energy Technology

Source: www.energy.gov

Investing in energy technologies used in manufacturing has major benefits to our economy and our national security, while also being responsible with a shared environment. It is crucial to ensuring that we can integrate diverse, independent, and reliable sources of energy into the U.S. manufacturing infrastructure. At the same time, the manufacturing of new products related to the efficient and productive use of energy is a tremendous opportunity for economic growth. Over the past decade or more, we’ve seen a surge in the number clean energy products and technologies that are a vital part of the U.S. economy. The revolution in energy efficiency in manufacturing helps companies focus more resources on growing their businesses and staying competitive with other nations, while providing their customers with high-quality products that increase quality of life. So how do we continue to build on this energy revolution and continue to drive American competitiveness in the global clean energy race?

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CWEEL Jordan Making A Positive Change

Source: Company 

CWEEL Jordan held its 11th meeting in 2016 at ZINC facilities. The meeting was organized by Eng Suhair Al Mhairat, CEM, REP, CSDP, and Eng Nidal Jabri board member at the Jordan Energy Chapter EDAMA. Three young and brilliant women in energy delivered exceptional presentations about their work in the energy sector.

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LADWP Launches Low-Income Rooftop Solar Program

Source: Solar Industry Magazine
In an effort to expand access to solar savings to all Angelenos, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is launching the Solar Rooftops Program (SRP). According to the municipal utility, the new program is designed for customers who may not have been able to benefit from solar in the past because of the high cost of installing panels.

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How San Francisco International Airport Will Meet Its ‘Big Hairy Audacious’ Climate Goals

Source: Environmental Leader
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is on a mission to become “the cleanest, greenest, and most sustainable airport in the world.” This includes reaching zero net energy, zero net carbon emissions and zero waste production by 2021 — a few of what SFO calls its “Big Hairy Audacious Goals,” or BHAGs, in its climate action plan adopted earlier this year.

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Here’s How Microsoft Saves $10 Million Yearly

Source: BGR.in
More than $10 million has been saved every year and emissions reduced by the equivalent of 7.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide through investments in energy efficiency, green power and carbon offset community projects, software giant Microsoft says in a new report. The company, which set a voluntary internal carbon fee four years ago, says its carbon-neutral initiatives have impacted more than 3.2 million people in emerging nations.

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New Report Shows Potential Growth of Distributed Wind Energy for On-Site Power

Source: DOE
The Energy Department released a first-of-its-kind assessment of the potential future growth of distributed wind energy in the United States through 2050. Distributed wind differs from utility-scale wind in that it is installed at or near the point of end-use to meet on-site demand, such as at a farm, industrial or manufacturing facility, or rural home. The report titled, "Assessing the Future of Distributed Wind: Opportunities for Behind-the-Meter Projects" quantifies the size of the resource as well as the economic and market potential for locally-produced, clean distributed wind energy at homes and businesses nationwide.

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Heat from Beneath the Ground – Working to Advance Deep Direct-Use Geothermal

Source: DOE
Beneath our feet lies a source of geothermal heat that can be tapped to provide heating and cooling to both residential and commercial buildings, manufacturing processes, greenhouses and aquaculture ponds. Deep direct-use (DDU) systems are an emerging technology area in the geothermal sector that draw on lower temperature geothermal resources. Deeper than geothermal heat pumps and other conventional direct-use systems, DDU is deployable at a similar temperature range between 100°F and 300°F but at a much larger scale. DDU maximizes system efficiencies and return on investment. This new technology could result in large-scale, low-temperature geothermal applications that create greater opportunities for geothermal resource development throughout the United States. 

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4 Charts That Show Renewable Energy is on the Rise in America

Source: energy.gov
The numbers are in and the verdict is clear: clean energy is on the rise, both at home and around the world. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory released the 2015 Renewable Energy Data Book. This annual publication illustrates the rapid progress that the United States and globe has seen on a variety of energy metrics over the past year – including electricity generation, investments, and technology-specific data.

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Buckingham Palace Could Go Solar as Part of £369 Million Refit

Source:Solar Power Portal
Solar PV panels could be installed on flat areas of the roof of Buckingham Palace as part of a £369 million refit of the iconic London building.

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Alabama Power launches Smart Neighbor

Source: Company
Alabama Power customers have a new digital marketplace to shop for smart and energy-efficient products. Smart Neighbor by Alabama Power is an e-commerce website featuring a curated portfolio of energy-smart appliances, electronics and products.  

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Telefónica to use 50% renewable energy by 2020

Source: bnamericas.com
Telefónica announces its global objectives in Energy and Climate Change for 2020, in which its commitment to renewable energy as a sustainable source for business is highlighted. It undertakes that 50% of the electricity used in its operations will come from clean sources by 2020 and 100% by 2030.

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DOE ANNOUNCES NEARLY $25 MILLION TO ENABLE INNOVATIVE ELECTRICAL MOTORS USED IN MANUFACTURING

Source: www.energy.gov

The U.S. Department of Energy announced nearly $25 million for 13 projects aimed at advancing technologies for energy-efficient electric motors through applied research and development. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Next Generation Electric Machines projects will address the limitations of traditional materials and designs used in electric motor components by cost-effectively enhancing their efficiency, improving their performance, and reducing weight. This effort will support innovative approaches that will significantly improve the technology in industrial electric motors, which use approximately 70 percent of the electricity consumed by U.S. manufacturers and nearly a quarter of all electricity consumed nationally.

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NMSU saves big on energy contract

Source: Company 

New Mexico State University is expected to save more than $1.3 million annually thanks to an energy performance contract between NMSU and energy services company Ameresco.

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Wireless Pneumatic Thermostat (WPT) from Cypress Envirosystems

Source: Company 

The City of New York has deployed the Wireless Pneumatic Thermostat (WPT) from Cypress Envirosystems to over 50 schools, city buildings, court houses, and hospitals. To ensure the City deploys proven technologies, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) first tests them in their Innovative Demonstrations for Energy Adaptability (IDEA) program. 

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Edison Energy Signs 3 year Consulting and Energy Services Agreement with San Diego

Source: PR Newswire 

 Edison Energy, an independent energy advisory and solutions integration company for the nation's largest energy users, announced that it has signed a three-year agreement with the San Diego Unified Port District (Port) to provide a wide range of energy consulting and reporting services aimed at reducing emissions and optimizing its energy management. Edison Energy will collaborate with the Port to accomplish one overarching goal: Improve the well-being of the community by achieving the long-term environmental benefits and greenhouse gas reduction targets set forth by The Green Port Policy, an initiative of the Port, and President Obama's Climate Action Plan.

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FuelCell Energy Announces Carbon Capture Solution for Canadian Oil Sands

Source: Yahoo Finance 

 FuelCell Energy (FCEL), a global leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, announced a contract with Alberta Innovates for an engineering study on a fuel cell carbon capture application at a Husky Energy-owned heavy oil thermal facility near Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada.  A second potential site, the Scotford bitumen upgrading facility near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, will also be evaluated as part of the engineering study. The upgrader is part of the Shell-operated Athabasca Oil Sands Project (ASOP), a joint venture between Shell Canada Energy (60%), Chevron Canada Corporation (20%) and Marathon Oil Canada Corporation (20%).  Under the contract, FuelCell Energy will develop and prove the application for a carbon capture configured megawatt-class fuel cell power plant to simultaneously concentrate and capture carbon while producing ultra-clean power.  Alberta Innovates will lead the project as part of a consortium effort with Husky Energy and MEG Energy as well as Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) members BP, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Cenovus Energy, Devon Canada Corporation, Shell, and Suncor. Completion of the study may then lead to the installation of the megawatt-scale fuel cell carbon capture system, supported by the oil sands industry.

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ComEd’s Upgrades Improve Reliability and Help Ensure Power System is Ready this Winter

Source: Business Wire

As temperatures begin to dip, ComEd has been hard at work to ensure the company’s electric systems is ready to meet the energy needs of customers all winter long.

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U.S. Marine Corps, Constellation, P&G collaborate to achieve Navy’s first ‘Net Zero’ military base

Source: Yahoo Finance 

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) has awarded a $170 million, 23-year energy savings performance contract to Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, for an energy conservation and distributed generation project that will enable the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) in Albany, Ga., to reduce energy use, increase energy security, and meet energy demands from renewable sources.

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U.S. ENERGY AND EMPLOYMENT REPORT

Source: US DOE

The. U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER) is the agency’s first annual analysis of how changes in America’s energy profile are affecting national employment in multiple energy sectors. By using a combination of existing energy employment data and a new survey of energy sector employers, the inaugural USEER provides a broad view of the national current energy employment landscape.

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Plug Power Signs Cooperative Agreement for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Development in China

Source: Yahoo Finance 

 Plug Power Inc. (PLUG), a leader in providing energy solutions that change the way the world moves, has signed a cooperative memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Zhangjiagang Furui Special Equipment Co., LTD (Furui), along with a leading Chinese industrial vehicle manufacturer, also identified as one of the “big three” Chinese automakers, to develop new fuel cell applications and fueling solutions to be utilized in the large and expanding industrial electric vehicle market in China.

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Capstone Secures C1000S Order with Integrated Heat Recovery Modules

Source: Yahoo Finance

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that it received an order for a C1000 Signature Series microturbine complete with five integrated hot water heat recovery (HRM) modules.

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New award recognizes California leadership in zero net energy schools

Source: Company 

California is leading the nation in the transformation of K-12 schools and community colleges to zero net energy (ZNE) performance. To honor early innovation and leadership in this market, nine inaugural ZNE School Leadership Awards were given on behalf of the California Investor owned Utilities Prop 39 ZNE School Pilot Program to showcase the people, buildings and districts that are driving this new standard for school environments. ZNE schools are high performance buildings that combine energy efficiency and renewable energy resources to produce at least as much energy as they consume annually.

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Capstone Partners with Acresis for New Distributor Product Financing Solutions

Source: Yahoo Finance

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that it has partnered with Acresis to put together a potentially $100 million dollar product-financing program for Capstone qualified distribution partners to provide much needed working capital and growth capital.

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Why California set out to change the energy storage landscape

Source: CALMAC

California asserted itself two years ago as a major pioneer in the movement toward wider implementation of energy storage technologies both on the grid and behind the meter. By setting the largest energy storage target in the world by unanimous decision, the California Public Utilities Commission made its stance on the emerging power strategy perfectly clear. Energy storage will be a cornerstone element of its strategy going forward.

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Capstone C800S Microturbine to Power Large Pharmaceutical Company in California

Source: Company

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that its California distributor received an order for a C800 Signature Series microturbine to upgrade a large pharmaceutical company in Northern California.  Regatta Solutions, Capstone’s distributor in California, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned in December 2016. The customer selected Capstone microturbines over reciprocating engines due to their ability to provide 24/7 secure power while also meeting strict Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) Best Available Control Technology (BACT) emissions levels, which allow the system to operate continuously and not just as a backup power source.

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Energy Department Celebrates 40th Anniversary of National Weatherization Program

Source: www.energy.gov

This Sunday, National Weatherization Day, the Energy Department joins 13 states – Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin – and several hundred local agencies in celebrating the 40th anniversary of  the department’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).

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2017 AEE Trade Show LineUp

Source: www.altenergymag.com

AEE's industry trade shows (GLOBALCON, West Coast Energy Management Congress, World Energy Engineering Congress) allows you to network with professionals and colleagues in the energy field, get up to speed on the latest energy management strategies and applications, and see the newest technologies first hand. AEE conference/expo events spans the continental U.S., and explore innovations in energy efficient technologies for facilities, renewable and alternative energy, automated building systems, efficient HVAC and lighting systems, energy services, project financing options, and much more.

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Energy Department Launches $10 Million Effort to Develop Advanced Water Splitting Materials

Source: www.energy.gov

The Energy Department (DOE) recently announced $10 million, subject to appropriations, to support the launch of the HydroGEN Advanced Water Splitting Materials Consortium (HydroGEN). This consortium will utilize the expertise and capabilities of the national laboratories to accelerate the development of commercially viable pathways for hydrogen production from renewable energy sources.  

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Tecogen Sells $1.4M Efficient Clean Energy System to Federal Prison

Source: PR Newswire 

 Tecogen® Inc., provider of clean energy products which, through patented technology, nearly eliminate criteria pollutants and significantly reduce a customer's carbon footprint, announced the sale of a full turnkey packaged cogeneration solution to a federal prison in New York. Worth $1.4 million, Tecogen's equipment was selected in a competitive bidding process by a national energy service company (ESCO) conducting a broader range of energy efficiency initiatives at the correctional facility.

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Better Plants Partners Celebrated for Reaching Ambitious Energy and Water Goals

Source: www.energy.gov

2015 was a banner year for Better Plants, with two Challenge partners and eight program partners meeting their goals of reducing energy intensity by at least 25 percent within 10 years. Their leadership brings the total number of energy goal achievers, since the start of Better Plants, to 35. An additional two Challenge partners met their goals under a new Better Plants initiative to save water, an important complement to energy efficiency since energy is used to transport and treat water.

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Brown named Energy Manager of the Year

Source: Silver City Sun-News

Alex Brown, Silver City town manager and finance director, was named the 2016 Energy Manager of the Year by the New Mexico Association of Energy Engineers. Brown was recognized for Silver City's solar-powered wastewater treatment plant and the installation this year of radio-read water meters.

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Target Passes Walmart as Top Corporate Solar Customer

Source: SEIA
Target has grabbed the top spot among American businesses that are going solar. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) revealed Target’s ascension to the top of the list in its 2016 Solar Means Business report, which found that more American businesses are installing solar than ever before. Adding more solar this year than any other U.S. retailer, Target now has 147.5 megawatts (MW) of installed solar capacity. This is the first time Target has ranked No.1 in the report’s five-year history.

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This Hybrid Power Plant Combines 3 Clean Energy Sources in One

Source: NREL
Champagne and strawberries, chocolate and peanut butter, geothermal and solar energy -- some things just go nicely together. Enel Green Power North America's Stillwater plant, outside the desert town of Fallon, Nevada, came online in 2009 as a conventional geothermal plant and later added solar panels. After adding concentrating solar power in 2015, it became the world's first triple hybrid renewable energy plant.

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Scientists Accidentally Turned CO2 Into Ethanol

Source: ORNL
In a new twist for waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol. Their finding, which involves nanofabrication and catalysis science, was serendipitous. 

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Schneider Electric Helps NJ Schools Achieve Financial Success Through Energy Efficiency

Source: Company
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced the signing of three energy savings improvement programs (ESIPs) with New Jersey school districts that will drive more than $1 million in annual energy savings.

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FuelCell Energy Advancing High Efficiency Electrolysis and Flexible Energy Storage

Source: Yahoo Finance

 FuelCell Energy, Inc. (FCEL), a global leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, announced a market-driven energy storage solution that affordably and efficiently converts power during periods of low demand into hydrogen, an energy carrier, through high efficiency electrolysis using solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOEC). The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is supporting this development with a $3.0 million cost-share contract to advance SOEC system design that will be added to the Advanced Technology backlog for the fourth quarter of 2016.

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California Cities Turn to Community Power

Source: Greenbiz.com
In the San Francisco Bay Area, a major shift is quietly taking place in how local governments facing aggressive climate targets pursue increasingly in-demand renewable energy. At issue is a seemingly wonky but important concept called "Community Choice Aggregation," which entails creating new public entities to procure power for local ratepayers from a mix of fossil fuel and renewable energy sources. That's long been the job of local utilities with their own standards (or lack thereof) for clean power.

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Better Plants Shines at 2016 World Energy Engineering Congress

Source: energy.gov
Highlights from the 2016 World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, D.C., where the Better Plants Program is taking center stage and improving efficiency for U.S. manufacturers and utilities.

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Birmingham Investing $61.3 Million in Energy Upgrades for City Buildings, Green Job Creation

Source: AL.com
Birmingham is investing $61.3 million in energy upgrades in 125 city buildings, which will save the city $100 million in energy and operational costs over the next two decades and create local jobs.The city contracted with Trane -- a manufacturer of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems and building management systems and controls -- to coordinate and complete the project over the next two years.

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$14 Million Investment from Bill Gates and Total For Sugar-Based Alternative Fuel

Source: Company
Alternative energy startup Renmatix has raised $14 million from Bill Gates and global energy firm Total to make fuel from non-food organic sugars. According to Gates, “To effectively address climate change, we need to develop an energy infrastructure that doesn’t emit greenhouse gas and is cost competitive. A critical component in this effort must be to decarbonize the industrial sector. Another is the possibility of cost competitive biofuels. Renmatix provides an innovative process that is an exciting pathway to pursue.”

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With Current, customers can use their energy where it counts most

Source: Company

And we're maximizing solutions to provide the very best to cities, commercial and industrial customers. We're helping them save money so they can put their energy back to where it belongs--investing in their own growth and innovation

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Lunera Lighting's Helen Lamp Product Family Adds Plug-and-Play LED Linear Fluorescent Replacement

Source: Company

Lunera® Lighting, Inc., a leader in lighting innovations accelerating the transformation to advanced LED technology, announces the addition of the Helen Lamp T8. Commercial building owners and managers can simply replace common 32-watt linear fluorescent lamps with Lunera's 14-watt plug and play LED T8 lamp. The replacement lamp reduces lighting energy consumption by over 50%, while consistently delivering superior light quality.

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What We Learned From Starbucks: Putting Behavior Based Energy Efficiency to the Test

Source: PECI



Capstone Test 2

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, is expanding its product offering in the marine market and has appointed six Capstone marine distributors.

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Capstone Turbine Expands Marine Market Product

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, is expanding its product offering in the marine market and has appointed six Capstone marine distributors.

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Forbes - Energy . . . 

Texas Oil Legend Clayton Williams Scores Billion-Dollar Payday In Sale To Noble Energy  
Williams family will make about $1.35 billion on the sale. Clayton Williams was a 1990 contender for Texas governor.
Christopher Helman, Forbes Staff http://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:33:00 -0500

Big Independents Continue To Make Big Deals In Permian, Eagle Ford  
Large independent producers have consistently led in the development of major shale plays in the United States. A series of recent acquisitions and divestitures by large independents like Noble Energy, Parsley Energy and Anadarko Petroleum show why this trend is likely to continue into the future.
David Blackmon, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidblackmon/
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:40:00 -0500

Mark Kelly Of Vinson & Elkins: 'The Days Of Being What I'd Call A Pure Service Partner ... Are Over'  
Mark Kelly, V&E chairman, speaks about how he’s managing the firm’s 16 offices (on 3 continents) and is leveraging the firm’s full-service practice portfolio to navigate a market where the decline in commodity prices has dramatically affected the energy industry.
David J. Parnell, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidparnell/
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:58:00 -0500

Solar Is the Largest Employer in U.S. Electric Power Generation Industry  
Solar employment accounts for the largest share of workers in the electric power generation sector, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In a new report "U.S. Energy and Employment Report," the DOE explains that the traditional energy and energy efficiency sectors employs about 6.4 million people in the United [...]
William Pentland, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/williampentland/
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:31:00 -0500

If Big Oil Drowns Trump, Green Energy Could Cast Him A Lifeline  
The acrimony targeted at President-elect Trump could threaten to undo him, which is why some of his advisors are telling him to steer the middle ground at least with respect to energy and environmental policy.
Ken Silverstein, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/kensilverstein/
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:24:00 -0500

Is The U.S. Failing To Lead On Climate Change?  
Last week Sen. Jeff Merkley challenged Rex Tillerson on the issue of climate change leadership. But Sen. Merkley doesn't seem to appreciate the actual results of China, India, and the U.S. in reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Robert Rapier, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/rrapier/
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:30:00 -0500

Leaked Docs Show Volkswagen To Launch 8 New Energy Vehicles In China  
The Volkswagen Group plans to launch eight New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) in China, according to a slide from a product presentation that has leaked onto the internet.
Tycho De Feijter, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/tychodefeijter/
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:54:00 -0500

30 Under 30 Europe: Reinventing Industry With Flying Cars And A Better Picture Hanger  
This year's FORBES 30 Under 30 Europe list for Industry features entrepreneurs and innovators in a variety of fields.
Alex Knapp, Forbes Staff http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:40:00 -0500

2017 30 Under 30 Europe: The Standouts  

Alex Knapp, Forbes Staff http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:40:00 -0500

How I Experienced The Only Pure Form of Energy At CES 2017  
Solar energy is an integral to the embedded, connected & intelligent future as peanut butter is to the fried Elvis sandwich.
David Levine, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidlevine/
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:00:00 -0500

NuScale First To Submit SMR Nuclear Application to NRC  
NuScale Power is on track to build the first small modular nuclear reactor in America, submitting the first design certification application for any SMR to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and providing something we’ve all been waiting for – a reactor that cannot meltdown.
James Conca, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:18:00 -0500

Gas And Renewables Toppled Coal A Decade Early  
Cheap natural gas and renewables ousted coal as America's leading energy source in 2015—a decade earlier than the Clean Power Plan predicted, and without the Clean Power Plan's help, according to a new analysis.
Jeff McMahon, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:01:00 -0500

How Changing Our Built Environment Can Save The Planet  
Jason F. McLennan leading an interdisciplinary design charrette focused on ecological restoration. HisSchool of Regenerative Design, soon to open outside Seattle,will take asimilarly interdisciplinary, no-siloes approach. Ashoka entrepreneur Jason F. McLennan started theLiving Building Challengea decade ago to radicallyreframe how we relate to our built environment. With a global community ofpioneering [...]
Ashoka, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/ashoka/people/ashoka/
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:46:00 -0500

How Entrepreneurs Can Change Their Business With More And Better Sleep  
Taking power naps, having proper sleep hygiene, and setting a schedule are 3 of the most powerful tools in your entrepreneurial road towards better sleep.
Melissa Thompson, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/melissathompson/
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:06:00 -0500

With Nine Gigawatts Coming Online In 2017, India Set To Emerge As Solar's Third Superpower  
With 9 GW to be installed in India this year, and a goal of 100 GW by 2022, the country is set to emerge as the third solar superPower, behind the U.S. and China
Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterdetwiler/
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:00:00 -0500

Metal Price Collapse And China Exodus Push Mongolia To A Risky Economic Brink  
Once upon a time Mongolia was happening. Mining firms from Australia, China, Russia and North America were digging up the vast country for the likes of gold andcopper. People had jobs and money to spend. Then in 2014 foreign investment began to fall along with a global decline in commodity [...]
Ralph Jennings, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphjennings/
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:00:00 -0500

Will Big Oil Discovery In Guyana Boost Growth At Exxon Mobil And Hess?  
Investors were ho-hum on the stocks of Exxon Mobil and Hess despite their announcement of a big discovery off the coast of Guyana, their second.
Claire Poole, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/clairepoole/
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:48:00 -0500

Short-Term Outlook For U.S. Natural Gas Prices, January 2017  
Shutterstock Prices Isn't this fun? The roller coaster ride continues. We’ve seen a surge up until the mid-$3.90s at the end of December, then a collapse down to a $3.10 close Monday, and now up closer up to $3.30 again. The run up for the end of the year can be attributed to [...]
Jude Clemente, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/judeclemente/
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:13:00 -0500

Tesla Model S, X and 3 with possible competitors  

Jude Clemente, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/judeclemente/
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:13:00 -0500

More States Charging Added Fees For Plug-In Cars  
Ten states – soon to be 11 – assess added annual registration fees to owners of plug-in cars to help recover lost gasoline-tax revenues.
Jim Gorzelany, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimgorzelany/
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:12:00 -0500

15 Best 2017 Cars And Crossovers For Snow  

Jim Gorzelany, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimgorzelany/
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:12:00 -0500

Russia's Energy Sector Set To Thrive In 2017  
Before getting into how Russia’s diplomatic moves could bring in billions in 2017, let’s take a look at what one energy expert thinks about the Russian energy sector.
Nikolai Kuznetsov, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/nikolaikuznetsov/
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:23:00 -0500

Did you know how much Elon Musk and Katniss Everdeen have in common?  
A look at the many ways Elon Musk channels his inner Katniss.
Zara Stone, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/zarastone/
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:34:00 -0500

Ambitious Texas Carbon Capture Project Turns Rocky For NRG At $50 Oil  
At a giant coal-burning power plant in Texas, NRG Energy has completed a $1 billion project to capture carbon dioxide and use it to revive an old oilfield. It seems to be penciling out well for the environment, but not for the company's bottom line.
Christopher Helman, Forbes Staff http://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0500

Proterra Snags Order For Up To 73 Battery-Powered Buses From Seattle  
With the latest announcement the fast-growing clean tech company estimates it has orders for 377 of its zero-emission transit vehicles
Alan Ohnsman, Forbes Staff http://www.forbes.com/sites/alanohnsman/
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:04:00 -0500

Trump, Tillerson, NAFTA, Mexico And Oil Companies  
The presidential election featured plenty of talk about renegotiating or repealing the North American Free Trade Agreement. The Trump administration should be aware that for U.S. oil companies working in Mexican waters in the Gulf of Mexico, it’s not so simple.
University of Houston Energy Fellows, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/uhenergy/people/uhenergy/
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:12:00 -0500

Americans' Perceptions On Eight Years Of Obama [Infographic]  
As Donald Trump's inauguration edges ever nearer, Americans are starting to think back about the nation's progress under eight years of Barack Obama.Gallup recently conducted a poll tofind outhow people view Obama's achievements across several key policy areas. Backin May 2012, Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to publicly [...]
Niall McCarthy, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:21:00 -0500

Smaller Businesses Want Renewable Energy Developers To Spread The Green  
A wind turbine stands on property used by the Iberdrola Renewables Holdings Inc. New Harvest Wind Power Project in Schleswig, Iowa, U.S., on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Wind energy, the fastest-growing source of electricity in the U.S., is transforming low-income rural areas in ways not seen since the federal government [...]
Ken Silverstein, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/kensilverstein/
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:00:00 -0500

Will Dishonesty Kill Cleantech?  
Claims that solar power can prosper without government support contradict reality, and advocates' dishonesty about this could haunt them later.
Michael Lynch, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaellynch/
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:46:00 -0500



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