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A Major Step in Energy Efficiency Lawmaking

Source: Eric Oliver, PE, CEM, LEEDAP, Lilker EMO Energy Solutions

Something major just happened in a relatively minor New York City bill.  On December 7, 2015, as a step towards the Cities 80x50 goal to reduce city wide carbon emissions 80% by the year 2050, the New York City Council passed bill 0609-A-2015 which will require all new city buildings or city owned buildings undergoing an HVAC retrofit to undergo a geothermal energy feasibility study.  So the mechanical designer must analyze multiple HVAC options on a life cycle cost (LCC) basis, and one option must be geothermal.  If geothermal is the lowest life cycle cost option, the geothermal design must be utilized. Mayor de Blasio signed the Bill on January 5, 2016.  That’s a good bill, especially for people in the geothermal industry, but that’s not the major news.

 

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Regatta Solutions is Proud to Announce the Commissioning of 2MW of Cogeneration

Source: Yahoo Finance 

Two California breweries have recently commissioned Regatta Solutions to install Capstone microturbines as a way to achieve their energy efficiency and carbon reduction goals. The microturbines will positively impact these businesses’ bottom line by generating electrical and thermal energy on site.

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Toyota Financial Services Supports Environmental Sustainability by Expanding Green Bond Program

Source: PR Newswire

Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to supporting the sale of green vehicles, Toyota Financial Services (TFS) issued its third Asset-Backed Green Bond in the amount of $1.6 billion.  TFS revolutionized the Green Bond market by introducing the auto industry's first-ever Asset-Backed Green Bond in 2014.   Green Bonds are an important component of TFS' broad-ranging funding program and serve to enhance Toyota's already extensive green commitment.

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Just Energy First Retail Energy Provider to Offer Compatibility with Amazon Alexa Voice Service

Source: Yahoo Finance 

Just Energy customers can now access their account and other services through Amazon's Alexa voice service capable devices. As the first energy retailer to embrace Alexa voice service, Just Energy is excited to offer its Texas customers this latest tool providing the ultimate in convenience and smart home energy management solutions. The functionality is available with Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Tap family of devices.

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State of Tennessee Selects EnergyCAP for Energy Software and Services

Source: Yahoo Finance 

The State of Tennessee has selected EnergyCAP, Inc. to provide utility bill management software and services to support the state's effort to reduce energy costs and consumption across state owned and managed buildings.

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Hawaii Energy Appoints New Executive Director

Source: www.mauinow.com

Hawaii Energy has appointed Brian Kealoha as its new executive director.

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Plug-and-Play LED Lamps from Lunera Lighting Used for GSA Green Proving Ground Program Report

Source: Company 

Citing energy savings between 40% - 50% with matching light levels and quality, a report published by the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Green Proving Ground (GPG) program recommended plug-and-play LED downlight lamps as a replacement for compact fluorescent lamps. Plug-and-play LED downlamps used for this evaluation were provided by Lunera® Lighting.  

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2C TECHNOLOGY Introduces The Worlds Most Efficient 190 Lumen Per Watt LED Floodlight

Source: PRWeb

2C Technology a US based engineering and technology company that designs and manufacturers LED lighting solutions, recently announced the introduction of their revolutionary Variable High Power LED Floodlight that operates at over 190 lumens per watt. Armed with the knowledge and expertise to provide economical solutions for virtually any lighting problem, the company recognized and addressed the need for a more efficient high powered flood light. This new (patent pending) floodlight is unique and available at a price point that provides immediate savings for customers. The light exceeds operational specifications of any floodlight fixture currently on the market. It is “future-proof™”, meaning a proprietary design that allows technological upgrades, maintenance and minor adjustments to be made without having to replace the entire fixture.

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New England Chapter of AEE announces Energy Efficiency Award Winners

Source: PRWeb

The New England Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE-NE) announced Energy Efficiency award winners during their Annual Awards Night held on May 4, 2016 in Waltham. The New England Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers is the largest and most active chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers in the United States. Awards were provided for three categories including: Comprehensive Energy Project, Most Innovative Energy Project and Energy Engineer of the Year.

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DOE Recognizes the Certified Energy Auditor® Certification

Source: PR Newswire

The U.S. Department of Energy announced the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Certified Energy Auditor® (CEA) program is recognized under the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines (BBWG) program, making it the first energy auditor program to earn BBWG Recognition. The Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines are a national framework from which organizations can develop high-quality and nationally-recognized training and certification programs, helping to address consistency, quality, and scalability issues in the commercial energy efficiency workforce.

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Capstone to Supply Propane-Fueled C800 Microturbine at Large Caribbean Hotel

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 C800 microturbine to power a large hotel in the Caribbean region.

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Energy Department Awards $9 Million to Clean Energy Small Businesses

Source: Energy.gov

In support of National Small Business Week, the Energy Department announced 61 new projects led by small businesses in 25 states to develop clean energy technologies with a strong potential for commercialization and job creation. These award selections are for $150,000 each, totaling more than $9 million, and will help small businesses with promising ideas that could improve manufacturing processes, boost the efficiency of buildings, increase transportation sustainability, and generate electricity from renewable sources.

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Toyota to Add Solar to Its San Antonio Campus

Source: San Antonio Business Journal
Taking advantage of a public program to boost clean energy consumption, Toyota's San Antonio campus will soon have two acres of solar panels at no cost to the automobile manufacturer. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas Inc. announced that it will be installing two acres of fixed solar panels at its campus in south San Antonio.

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Mayor Announces new Energy Efficiency Initiatives to Further Reduce NYC Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Source: Inhabitat
Mayor de Blasio unveiled a series of new energy efficiency initiatives for NYC aimed at dramatically reducing the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. The new projects, which are focused on implementing stricter energy-efficient standards for new and old buildings, are part of an aggressive sustainability plan aimed at an 80-percent reduction in all city emissions by 2050.

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Trane Awarded $114M GSA Contract for New York Facilities

Source: Federal Times
GSA awarded Trane U.S. Inc. a contract on April 25 to implement energy conservation measures at 10 federal buildings in New York. The $114-million Energy savings performance contract will include mechanical replacements and other energy-saving initiatives for federal installations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains, N.Y., GSA officials said.

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These 10 States are Leading the US in Solar Energy

Source: Tech Insider
Some states are adopting solar energy with much more gusto than others. You may already have some assumptions about which states those might be (cough, cough, California). The entire US still only gets 0.65% of its electricity from solar, and 13% of the nation's electricity came from renewable sources overall in 2015.

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ExxonMobil and FuelCell Energy, Inc. Pursue Novel Technology in Carbon Capture

Source: Company
Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) and FuelCell Energy, Inc. (FCEL) announced an agreement to pursue novel technology in power plant carbon dioxide capture through a new application of carbonate fuel cells, which could substantially reduce costs and lead to a more economical pathway toward large-scale application globally.

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Energy Department Announces $25 Million Solar Energy Grid Integration

Source: Energy.gov

As part of the Energy Department’s ongoing efforts to modernize the nation’s grid through the Grid Modernization Initiative, the Energy Department announced $25 million in available funding through an effort called Enabling Extreme Real-Time Grid Integration of Solar Energy (ENERGISE) to help software developers, solar companies, and utilities accelerate the integration of solar energy into the grid.

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Current, Powered By GE, Acquires Daintree Networks To Transform Buildings From Idle To Intelligent

Source: Company 
Current, powered by GE, announced the acquisition of Daintree Networks, an Industrial Internet provider of building controls solutions for commercial facilities. This acquisition will enable Current to expand its building automation platform and its energy-as-a-service offering to small- and medium-size facilities through the deployment of Daintree's open, standards-based wireless control systems.

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Solano County landfill gas-to-energy project providing clean power to homes

Source: PR Newswire 

Potrero Hills Energy Producers, a partnership between DTE Biomass Energy Inc. and Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, recently started generating electricity from landfill gas.

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Capstone Receives 1.5MW Multi-Unit Order from New Chinese Distributor

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 received an order for multiple microturbines from a new distributor, JiangSu Jin Tong Ling (JTL), in China.

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Oracle Buys Opower

Source: Yahoo Finance 

Opower (OPWR), the leading provider of customer engagement and energy efficiency cloud services to utilities, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Oracle (ORCL), for $10.30 per share in cash. The transaction is valued at approximately $532 million, net of Opower’s cash.

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Georgia Power recognizes Post Properties for commitment to electric vehicles

Source: PR Newswire

Leaders from Georgia Power and Post Properties joined together at a special event at Post's Atlanta headquarters. At the event, which also included electric vehicle (EV) test drives and sustainability focused activities including urban gardening, Georgia Power recognized the premier residential apartment company for its commitment to EVs. Following the installation of 75 EV charging stations at 15 Atlanta-area properties, Post received a rebate check for $71,500 from Georgia Power. Post's initiative is the single largest charging project undertaken by any multi-family housing organization in Atlanta to date.

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DOE Announces Major Expansion of Crowdsourcing Initiative for Building Technologies

Source: www.energy.gov

The U.S. Department of Energy announced a major expansion of its distinctive online crowdsourcing community for building technologies. Seeking to draw on the creativity and technical expertise of the American public, citizens can now submit their ideas to six open calls for innovation, with the chance to partner with a DOE national laboratory and a leading private sector partner.

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ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) Releases Progress Report

Source: PR Newswire

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) announced the publication of a Progress Report detailing the standardization community's activity to advance recommendations outlined in the EESCC's Standardization Roadmap: Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment. Published in June 2014 to serve as a national framework for action and coordination, the roadmap identified gaps where standards and codes were needed to improve energy and water efficiency in the built environment.

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Exploring the Energy Future: Keynote Speakers from Amazon and Microsoft to Headline West Coast EMC

Source: AEE
The Western region is at the forefront for developing clean energy strategies and energy efficiency programs and standards, to that end the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) has teamed up with event host Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and sponsors Seattle City Light, Snohomish County PUD, Tacoma Power and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) to present the 34th West Coast Energy Management Congress (EMC). The West Coast EMC is the premier energy conference and exposition held in the western U.S. detailing the latest policy and technological advances for the energy industry. EMC 2016 will be held May 25-26, 2016 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

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Georgia Power releases 2015 Citizenship Report

Source: PR Newswire 

Georgia Power has released the company's second annual Citizenship Report highlighting the breadth of community programs and volunteer efforts in 2015. The report, centered on the theme Citizenship Matters, outlines how and why the company is committed to improving every community in which it serves as well as spotlights the work of some of Georgia's leading community and charitable organizations.

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BreezoMeter and Current, powered by GE Illuminate the Environmental Potential of Smart Cities

Source: PR Newswire 

BreezoMeter, a big data analytics company that provides dynamic air quality data in real-time, announced a partnership with GE's energy startup Current, powered by GE to help cities understand traffic's impact on air quality, right down to a street level.

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Altus Power Interconnects 2.6 MW of Community Solar Projects in Warren, MA

Source: PR Newswire

Altus Power America, Inc. ("Altus Power") is proud to announce that it has started delivering solar net metering credits from its two community solar systems in Warren, Massachusetts. Energized in December of 2015, Altus Power's Warren projects are some of the first ground mounted community solar systems in Massachusetts to be fully subscribed and operational.  The systems provide energy savings, through solar net metering credits, to more than 190 households in Western Massachusetts as well as to UMass Memorial Health Care.  In addition to the systems in Warren, Altus Power has a large community solar system in Belchertown, MA that will become operational in late April 2016.  Altus Power is planning a community based ribbon cutting ceremony for the systems in late spring, together with local land owners, towns, communities and other beneficiaries of these community solar systems.

 

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Energy Department Announces $4 Million for Solar Energy Data Initiative

Source: Energy.gov

The Energy Department announced nearly $4 million for projects to increase access to solar data. Four partners will help launch the new Orange Button? initiative, which will increase solar market transparency and fair pricing by establishing data standards for the industry.

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ComEd To Install Smart-Ready LED Streetlights in More Than 50 Illinois Municipalities

Source: Yahoo Finance 

ComEd announced its plans to replace nearly 18,000 ComEd-owned streetlights with new smart-ready LED streetlights in more than 50 Illinois municipalities. The upgraded technology is provided through ComEd’s Smart Ideas Energy Efficiency Program at no costs to municipalities within ComEd’s service territory.

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Lunera Lighting Expands Plug and Play Helen Lamp Linear LED Tube Product Family

Source: Company

Lunera® Lighting, Inc., a leader in lighting innovations accelerating the transformation to advanced LED technology, announced the expansion of the Helen Lamp linear plug and play product family. Building owners and operators can upgrade their lighting infrastructure with four-foot T8 linear ballast-bypassed (120V-277V line driven) or four-foot and two-foot T8 linear ballast-driven LED lamps. For high-bay areas, the ballast-driven four-foot T5HO LED lamp is a high-lumen alternative to HIDs. These high performance linear LED lamps instantly lower energy cost by as much as 55 percent. 

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Energy Department Offers Funding for Small- and Medium-Sized Manufacturers

Source: Energy.gov

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $35 million in funding, subject to congressional appropriations, to assist small- and medium-sized U.S. manufacturers with increasing their energy efficiency, productivity, sustainability and competitiveness and to help address the shortage of engineering professionals with applied energy-related skills. The Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) program provides hands-on training and extensive education for undergraduate and graduate engineering students in manufacturing processes, energy assessment procedures, and energy management systems. 

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DENT Instruments Announces Collaboration with Emerson to Launch Industry-First Wireless Power Meter

Source: Company
DENT Instruments, a global leader in the design and manufacture of power and energy measurement instruments, along with Emerson, a recognized leader in bringing technology and engineering together, have announced a strategic collaboration, making wireless power measurement a reality.

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Working Together to Build a Sustainable Water Future

Source: Whitehouse.gov
Water challenges are facing communities and regions across the United States, impacting millions of lives and costing billions of dollars in damages. These challenges are particularly problematic in predominantly poor, minority, or rural communities, where water inequality can go hand-in-hand with socioeconomic inequality. Recent events, including record-breaking drought in the West, severe flooding in the Southeast, and the water-quality crisis in Flint, MI, have elevated a national dialogue on the state of our Nation’s water resources and infrastructure. This dialogue is increasingly important as a growing population and changing climate continue to exacerbate water challenges. Accordingly, we must work together to build a sustainable water future—one in which everyone has access to the safe, clean, and affordable water they need, when and where they need it.

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EPA & DOE Honor 2016 Energy Star Partners of the Year

Source: energy.gov
In 2014 alone, all Energy Star partners prevented 283 million metric tons of GHG emissions, providing $31.5 billion in economic benefits. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 149 businesses and organizations in 35 states for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Recipients of the 2016 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award include Beazer Homes, The Home Depot and Verizon.

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U.S. Building Rooftops Could Generate Close to 40% of National Electricity Sales

Source: NREL
Analysts at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have used detailed light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data for 128 cities nationwide, along with improved data analysis methods and simulation tools, to update its estimate of total U.S. technical potential for rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems. The analysis reveals a technical potential of 1,118 gigawatts (GW) of capacity and 1,432 terawatt-hours (TWh) of annual energy generation, equivalent to 39 percent of the nation's electricity sales.

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Obama Administration Releases Scientific Assessment on Impact of Climate Change to Human Health

Source: Whitehouse.gov
Delivering on another commitment in the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Obama Administration released a new final report called The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment, which significantly advances what we know about the impacts of climate change on public health, and the confidence with which we know it. Developed over three years by approximately one hundred experts in climate-change science and public health – including representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Agriculture (USDA), and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) – the Climate and Health Assessment reinforces that climate change is a significant threat to the health of the American people not just in the future but right now.

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Australia Could Be World Leader in Solar-Powered Electric Vehicles

Source: Renew Economy
The shift from petrol cars to electric vehicles appears to be more than a consumer-driven, Tesla-inspired phenomenon. The big utilities are also getting on board. Origin Energy, one of country’s big three utilities, says Australia could a market leader in solar-powered electric vehicles, given the right incentives and policies that could encourage the uptake of renewable energy and force the closure of the most polluting brown coal power stations.

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Nedap makes LED lighting even more cost-effective and truly sustainable

Source: Company 

Nedap will launch a new generation of dynamic light management systems at Lightfair International 2016, that takes place from 26. to 28. of April in San Diego, CA. Nedap Luxon dynamic light management suits every luminaire brand or type and combines optimized performance with maximum savings during the complete lifecycle of lighting systems.

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Capstone Secures 8MW of Orders for Multiple Projects in Indonesia and Malaysia

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 multiple orders totaling eight C1000 Signature Series microturbines for projects in Indonesia and Malaysia.

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New LED Wall Pack from TCP to Provide Up to Eighty Percent Energy Savings

Source: PR Newswire

 Technical Consumer Products, Inc. (TCP), a leader in energy efficient lighting, is excited to announce its new WP40 and WP80 LED Wall Pack line. This new line of LED Wall Packs provides a powerful combination of long-life, energy savings and exceptional light output in a sleek housing design that provides an updated appearance for commercial buildings.

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Brookfield and Facebook to Enter Long-Term Renewable Energy Supply Agreement in Ireland

Source: Yahoo Finance 

Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners and Facebook Inc., announced a long-term renewable energy supply agreement. Brookfield Renewable will supply 100% renewable wind energy to Facebook's second European data center under construction in Clonee, County Meath, Ireland and to Facebook's international headquarters in Dublin.

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PECO Earns Coveted LEED Certification for Philadelphia Headquarters

Source: Yahoo Finance

PECO has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the company’s Philadelphia headquarters. This achievement culminates a multi-year, $15.3 million environmental initiative to improve the sustainability of PECO’s buildings and operations across southeastern Pennsylvania.

 

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Capstone Secures 6MW Order from Repeat Customer in Cartagena, Colombia

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 six of its new C1000 Signature Series microturbines for a repeat customer in Cartagena, Colombia.

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Capstone Secures 6MW Order from Repeat Customer in Cartagena, Colombia

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 six of its new C1000 Signature Series microturbines for a repeat customer in Cartagena, Colombia.

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Lunera Lighting Introduces SensAble Technology (ST) and ST Connect

Source: Company

Lunera® Lighting, Inc., a leader in lighting innovations accelerating the transformation to advanced LED technology, announced a new lighting and control technology platform called SensAble Technology™. This new platform integrates advanced Doppler radar occupancy sensors, IR daylight sensors, power usage monitoring and Zigbee wireless connectivity into Lunera's next generation commercial Helen Lamp Linear T8, Helen Lamp PL and Susan Lamp HID plug and play LED lamp families.

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Arby's Exceeds '15% By 2015' Energy Reduction Goal

Source: PR Newswire 

Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG), parent company of the franchisor of the Arby's® brand, announced that as of Dec. 31, 2015, it reached 15.2 percent total energy reduction per company-owned restaurant from a 2011 baseline, exceeding the "15 Percent By 2015" energy savings goal set by the Brand in 2012. 

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Energy Department Announces Participation in Clean Line’s Large-Scale Energy Transmission Project

Source: Energy.gov

Building on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) ongoing efforts to modernize the grid and accelerate the deployment of renewable energy, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announced that DOE will participate in the development of the Plains & Eastern Clean Line Project (Clean Line), a major clean energy infrastructure project.

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City Light Building to Help Keep Pace with Seattle's Growing Energy Needs

Source: Company
Seattle City Light is constructing a new electrical substation (Denny Substation) and an underground distribution network (Denny Network) to accomplish a major electrical system upgrade for the city of Seattle.

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Sustainable Water’s Commitment to the White House Water Summit Initiative

Source: Company

The White House recently hosted the White House Water Summit to bring awareness to national water stresses and highlight innovation solutions across all sectors to build a secure water future. Sustainable Water is committing to deploy $500 million in capital to develop 50 eco-engineered decentralized water reclamation and reuse systems across governmental, institutional and commercial market sectors. This commitment is anticipated to save 7.5 billion gallons of potable water annually in the next 10 years.

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Secretary Jewell Announces Milestone for Commercial Wind Energy Development Offshore New York

Source: Energy.gov

 

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper announced a major step in spurring wind energy development in federal waters offshore New York.

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Energy Department Announces $3 Million for Industry Access to High Performance Computing

Souce: Energy.gov

The Energy Department announced up to $3 million in available funding for manufacturers to use high-performance computing resources at the Department's national laboratories to tackle major manufacturing challenges. The High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program leverages supercomputers at our national labs to accelerate advanced clean energy technologies and energy-efficient solutions that improve our nation’s economic competitiveness in manufacturing.  This effort also advances President Obama's National Strategic Computing Initiative, unveiled in July 2015, which calls for public-private partnerships to increase industrial adoption of high-performance computing.

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Lunera Lighting Launches the Next Generation Helen Lamp GX23

Source: Company

Lunera® Lighting, Inc., a leader in lighting innovations accelerating the transformation to advanced LED technology announces the next generation plug and play replacement for compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), the Helen Lamp GX23. Commercial building owners and operators can save energy and reduce operating expenses by simply replacing the 13W CFL commonly used in downlights and sconces. Lunera's five-watt Helen Lamp reduces lighting energy consumption by over 60 percent, while consistently delivering quality illumination. 

 

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PulteGroup Prototyping Innovative Zero Net Energy Home

Source: PR Newswire

PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) announced production of a zero net energy (ZNE) home prototype in Northern California, becoming the largest builder to participate in a pilot aimed at building new homes to achieve maximum energy efficiency and utility grid load reduction.

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DENT Instruments Announces Collaboration with Emerson to Launch An Industry-First

Source: Company 

DENT Instruments, a global leader in the design and manufacture of power and energy measurement instruments, along with Emerson, a recognized leader in bringing technology and engineering together, have announced a strategic collaboration, making wireless power measurement a reality.

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Yuba City to Save $6 Million in Energy Costs

Source: PR Newswire

The City of Yuba City, CA, announced at its Council meeting on Tuesday that it has completed the implementation of a successful energy efficiency and solar power program with OpTerra Energy Services. The program is aligned with the City's broader vision for improving community facilities and reducing financial strain on the General Fund. The City is set to save over $6 million, over a 30 year term, in energy and utility costs as a result of upgrades across 16 City structures, including the Gauche Aquatic Park, Police Station, and Water Treatment Plant.

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SunPower Reinvents Home Solar with All-in-One PV System Equinox™

Source: Company
SunPower introduces the SunPower Equinox™ system, now available to U.S. homeowners. It is the first residential solar solution in the nation in which every major component has been designed and engineered by one company to work seamlessly together, delivering unbeatable power, long-term performance and curb appeal. With a typical SunPower Equinox installation, only the solar panels and a Smart Energy management device are visible, reflecting SunPower’s minimalist architectural approach at the system level.

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Lunera Lighting Introduces LightStream Lighting

Source: Company 

Lunera® Lighting, Inc., a leader in lighting innovations accelerating the transformation to advanced LED technology, is pleased to introduce LightStream(TM) Lighting as a Service (LaaS). Available now, LightStream is a turnkey service that allows building owners and operators to upgrade their commercial lighting infrastructure to LED with zero capital expense (CapEx). This innovative approach enables lighting to be treated as a monthly service. Lunera's award-winning, plug and play LED lamps insure end user satisfaction and eliminate project risk, as no modification to the existing lighting infrastructure is required to convert to LED technology.

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Whole Foods Market and NRG to Plan Large Scale Commercial Solar Project Portfolio

Source: Company
Whole Foods Market, America's healthiest grocery store, in conjunction with NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), the country's leading integrated competitive power company, plans to install rooftop solar at up to 84 Whole Foods stores and distribution centers across 9 states to generate renewable energy onsite. When completed and determined by final negotiations and analysis, the portfolio of solar projects has the potential to generate up to 13.8 megawatts (MW) of solar power.

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Connecticut to Save Nearly $1 Billion Through 2015 Energy Efficiency Efforts

Source: Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board (EEB)
More than 987,000 Connecticut residents, businesses and municipalities took advantage of Energize Connecticut's home and business energy efficiency solutions in 2015. As a result, these consumers will collectively save nearly $1 billion in lifetime energy costs, according to a report recently released by the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board (EEB).

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Daimler Invests €500M in New Li-ion Battery Factory

Source: Green Car Congress
Daimler is investing €500 million (US$544 million) to build a second battery factory in Germany to produce lithium-ion batteries for Mercedes-Benz and smart hybrid and electric vehicles. This will triple the production space of Daimler subsidiary Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE, located in Kamenz. As a first step, the full Daimler subsidiary has purchased about 20 hectares of land adjacent to the existing battery factory.

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Cree Reinvents the LED Residential Streetlight with New RSW Series

Source: Company
Cree, Inc.introduces the Cree RSW LED Street Luminaire, the first of a new generation of streetlights that deliver LED energy savings and reliability in a warm color temperature that is preferred in many residential applications. The revolutionary RSW LED streetlight utilizes Cree’s proprietary WaveMax technology to provide warm, even light with market-leading color quality and efficacy. Cree’s RSW Series ushers in a new era of street lighting that will transform the way cities and municipalities light their residential streets, interchanges and expressways.

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DOE Names Projects That Secured $1.25 Billion in Private Funding for Clean Energy

Source: ARPA-E
Building on President Barack Obama’s announcement that 45 projects from Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) have secured more than $1.25 billion in private sector follow-on funding, ARPA-E announced the full list of projects that have received private sector investment at the seventh annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. 

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33 GW New Hydropower Capacity Commissioned Worldwide in 2015

Source: International Hydropower Association (IHA)
At the end of 2015, the world’s total installed hydropower capacity reached 1,211 GW, including 145 GW of pumped storage. Continuing the trend of recent years, the majority of new hydropower capacity was commissioned in China. In 2015, Chinese total hydropower capacity reached 320 GW, according to the China Electricity Council. This represents 19.4 GW of new installed capacity.

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Oregon Legislature Sets New Renewable Energy Standards

Source: Company
The Oregon Legislative Assembly approved a bill that will require Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR) to increase the amount of energy it delivers to customers from qualifying renewable resources to 50 percent by 2040. The bill also sets firm timelines for PGE to eliminate coal-fired generation from its customers' energy mix no later than the end of 2035. Otherwise known as the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition plan, Senate Bill 1547-B (formerly House Bill 4036) received approval from the Oregon Senate after the Oregon House passed the bill.

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ENGIE Acquires OpTerra Energy Services

Source: Business Wire

ENGIE and OpTerra Energy Services announced that a member of the ENGIE Group has acquired OpTerra Energy Services and its affiliated companies. Headquartered in Oakland, California, OpTerra designs and implements customized projects that help public- and private-sector clients reduce energy consumption and cost. This move strengthens both companies’ objective to offer new and differentiated energy services to current and prospective customers in the United States.

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OpTerra Energy Services to Highlight Energy Conservation Solutions at GLOBALCON 2016

Source: Business Wire 

-OpTerra Energy Services, a national energy services company that works with commercial, industrial and institutional clients as well as school districts, cities and counties to implement comprehensive sustainability solutions, announced that its Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Division will be exhibiting at the Association of Energy Engineers’ (AEE) Globalcon 2016 conference on March 9-10 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

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GDF SUEZ Energy Resources Supplies Renewable Energy Certificates for 2016 GLOBALCON Conference

Source: Company
For the seventh consecutive year, GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, Inc. – the third-largest non-residential electricity provider in the United States – will supply renewable energy certificates (RECs) to the Globalcon Conference & Expo.  The Association of Energy Engineers' (AEE) 2016 event will be held March 9-10 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. 

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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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Energy Department Announces $21 Million to Lower Solar Energy Deployment Barriers

Source: DOE
The U.S. Department of Energy announced $21 million in new funding to lower solar energy deployment barriers and expand access to solar energy to all Americans. The Department is making $13 million available to help states take advantage of falling solar prices and maximize the benefits of solar electricity through energy and economic strategic planning. This new program will offer technical and analytical support in the development and implementation of solar energy deployment plans. An additional $8 million under this funding opportunity will support research on solar energy innovation and technology adoption patterns in order to increase understanding of solar deployment barriers and other "soft costs."

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Constellation and Henderson-Hopkins Complete Construction of 178-Kilowatt Solar Generation Project

Source: Company
Constellation and Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School (Henderson-Hopkins), a K-8 Baltimore City public school operated by the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, announced the completion of a 178-kilowatt (DC) solar generation project The project is the second and largest solar generation project to be unveiled at a Baltimore City school.

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GLOBALCON, NE Energy Conference, to Discuss Changing Market Forces & Strategic Technologies

Source: AEE
Energy managers, VPs of operations and facility teams need to address future energy challenges, including the pressure to reduce energy consumption, improve corporate sustainability and enhance their organization's position in the new marketplace. The 27th GLOBALCON Conference & Expo, to be held March 9-10 at the Hynes Convention Center, is the one place where decision makers from business, industry, and government can meet to get up to speed on energy and facilities management, HVAC and smart building systems, lighting efficiency, integrated energy solutions, renewable energy and onsite generation.

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Forbes Names Big Ass Solutions Among Nation’s Best Small Companies

Source: Company
Forbes has named Big Ass Solutions® to its list of America’s Best Small Companies. The list recognizes small companies that are considered outstanding in their industry.

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Onset Announces Industry's First Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Water Level Logger

Source: Company
Onset, a world leader in data loggers, announced the HOBO® MX2001, the industry’s first water level data logger designed for convenient wireless setup and download from mobile devices via Bluetooth Low Energy.

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National Grid's New Energy Efficiency Plan to Generate Even More Savings for Massachusetts Customers

Source: Company
The recent approval of National Grid’s energy efficiency programs by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities means even more opportunities for the company’s natural gas and electric customers to save money, lower energy use and help improve the environment. The company’s three-year plan is expected to generate $3.6 billion in Massachusetts customer benefits over the lifetime of the efficiency investments. To realize these benefits, over the next three years National Grid will work with customers to invest nearly $850 million in electric energy efficiency and more than $382 million in natural gas energy efficiency.

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Lockheed Martin and Duke Energy Sign 17-Year Renewable Energy Pact

Source: Company
Lockheed Martin has entered into a 17-year power purchase agreement for solar-generated electricity produced by Duke Energy Renewables. The renewable power purchase, which is expected to produce 30 megawatts (approximately 72,000 megawatt hours per year) of solar energy for the U.S. national grid, will provide clean energy across all Lockheed Martin domestic business segments.

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China Now World’s Largest Solar PV Market, With 43.2 GW Of Installed Capacity

Source: Sustainovate
China now represents the largest market for solar photovoltaic (PV) technology in the world -- with a total installed capacity of 43.2 gigawatts (GW) -- according to the latest statistics from the National Energy Administration (NEA).

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Energy Efficiency Gets a Boost Under Obama

Source: The Denver Post
For a taste of the energy legacy that President Barack Obama is about to leave behind, check the fridge. Yes, literally. Since 2009, his administration has created 43 rules that will deliver the biggest energy savings of any president in history, eliminating demand in 2030 equal to the electricity produced by 96 power plants, based on a consumer group's estimates. And among the most effective is one that has the family refrigerator running on less power than it takes to light a 50-watt bulb.

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2015 Was Record Year For UK Wind Energy Generation

Source: Cleantechnica
New official statistics have shown that 2015 was a record year for wind energy generation in the UK. According to official figures provided by National Grid, and analysed by the country’s wind and marine renewable energy trade body, RenewableUK, 2015 saw onshore and offshore wind farms supply their largest ever amounts of clean energy to UK homes, businesses, and factories.

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Total Corporate Funding in Solar Comes in at $25.3 Billion in 2015

Source: Solar Power World Online
Mercom Capital Group llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the solar sector in 2015. Total global corporate funding in the solar sector, including venture capital/private equity (VC), debt financing, and public market financing, raised by public companies came to $25.3 billion, compared to $26.5 billion in 2014.

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Coal production and prices decline in 2015

Source: EIA
Since reaching a high point in 2008, coal production in the United States has continued to decline. U.S. coal production in 2015 is expected to be about 900 million short tons (MMst), 10% lower than in 2014 and the lowest level since 1986. Regionally, production from the Appalachian Basin has fallen the most. Low natural gas prices, lower international coal demand, and environmental regulations have contributed to declining U.S. coal production.

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Energy Department Awards Up to $9 Million for Cellulosic Bioenergy Systems

Source: Energy.Gov

The Energy Department announced up to $9 million for the design of sustainable bioenergy systems that maintain or enhance the environmental and socio-economic sustainability of cellulosic bioenergy through the improvement of feedstock production, logistics systems, and technology development. This funding supports the Department's efforts to promote the commercialization of environmentally sustainable advanced bioenergy that reduces carbon emissions and enhances national security. 

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

Source: PECI



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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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Archived articles

Forbes - Energy . . . 

Why Predicting Oil Prices Is Hard  
Four months ago all the news on the oil markets was bearish, yet prices have risen over 50% since. Why do the oil markets constantly defy predictions? Robert Rapier explains.

Sat, 28 May 2016 12:31:00 GMT

Tough Talking Trump Would Have Limited South China Sea Options  
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump talks tough, particularly when it comes to China . He has already blasted China for being a currency manipulator, which they are. It’s no secret that China artificially drives down its currency's value, making its exports more attractive in international markets, which means the loss of American job and a host of other undesirable consequences.

Sat, 28 May 2016 03:37:00 GMT

US Crude Oil Exports: Exaggerations Giving Way To Market Reality  
Few expected the US government to end its four-decade-old ban on crude oil exports, which barred shipments to countries other than Canada, anytime soon. Despite impassioned lobbying by  exploration and production (E&P) companies for years, few analysts expected any movement on that front before the next occupant of the White House arrived in 2017.

Fri, 27 May 2016 21:08:00 GMT

Teck Resources Jumbo Bond Placement Heralds Metals & Mining Resurgence  
By Soma Biswas

Fri, 27 May 2016 19:03:00 GMT

Best and Worst Gold Investing Ideas For 2012  


Fri, 27 May 2016 19:03:00 GMT

Win Up To 100% Cashback With The Forbesfone European Football Tournament Offers!  
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Fri, 27 May 2016 14:00:00 GMT

Does Natural Gas Encourage Irrational Exuberance?  
Unlike oil, natural gas has seen repeated episodes of "irrational exuberance" as megaprojects were promoted that never came to fruition or proved seriously uneconomic. This reflects poor market analysis, combined with wishful thinking and "animal spirits".

Fri, 27 May 2016 10:44:00 GMT

Batteries Or Train-Pumped Energy For Grid-Scale Power Storage  
Today, 250 of the world's leading energy storage experts have gathered at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to discuss the latest battery technologies, from large liquid and sodium sulfur batteries to new poly-ionics. But to store enough energy to power a city for a day, you need a train filled with a million pounds of rock. Going up and down a hill like Sisyphus, Advanced Rail Energy Storage (ARES) converts excess renewable energy into gravitational potential energy then back into electricity when needed. With no water and no turbines.

Fri, 27 May 2016 03:40:35 GMT

Beijing Is Angering Its Only Friend In The Disputed South China Sea  
China has upset Asian neighbors from Japan to Vietnam by flexing harder than the rest on its claims to vast swathes of disputed oceans. But Asia’s third largest country, Indonesia, usually tolerates its brushes with Beijing to keep up prized economic ties.

Fri, 27 May 2016 01:30:00 GMT

BP's Southern Ocean Oil Drilling Setback Might Not Be All Bad News  
It's not often that a government agency comes to the aid of an oil company, but that could be the case with BP as it gets ready to drill a wildcat well in the rough waters of the Southern Ocean, and Australian officials say not so fast.

Fri, 27 May 2016 01:18:00 GMT

The World's Largest Oil And Gas Companies 2016: Exxon Is Still King  
The past year hasn't been kind to the energy industry but these titans still top our Global 2000 list.

Thu, 26 May 2016 19:06:00 GMT

World's Biggest 25 Oil & Gas Companies In 2016  


Thu, 26 May 2016 19:06:00 GMT

As Obama Mourns Hiroshima, Experts Fear A Nuclear War In Northeast Asia  
While President Obama is expressing profound sorrow over the suffering inflicted at Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the worst fear is that of another nuclear holocaust in Northeast Asia. Thus his mission to Hiroshima assumes still greater significance as a reminder, "Never again."

Thu, 26 May 2016 17:27:00 GMT

Variable Annual License Fees For Smaller Reactors - If They're Light Water  
Yesterday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a final rule creating a variable fee structure for small, light water reactors. It creates a new term called a "bundled unit" and then bases the annual fee on the thermal power output of the bundled unit. It is a three part structure with a minimum fee, a variable fee computed as a function of thermal power, and a maximum fee for a range of output power.

Thu, 26 May 2016 13:02:00 GMT

Cheap Coal Historically Powered Development. India Could Carve Out A New Growth Model.  
Right now in India, the heat is literally causing roads to melt. The country is in the midst of a crippling heat wave, having experienced its highest temperature ever recorded last week and conditions have only continued. Extreme events like this—drought, rising temperatures, flooding and more storms—are becoming the new norm for countries like India thanks to climate change. While India—and countries like it—bears the brunt of the impacts, it is also increasingly becoming a major source of the problem. India is the fastest growing emitter in the world and still has 300 million people left in the dark.

Thu, 26 May 2016 12:49:00 GMT

OMG: Donald Trump Doesn't Know LNG. Does He Know Jack About Energy?  
Donald Trump will deliver a much-anticipated energy speech today. But can he deliver the goods — the ones that he has said would scrap American efforts to curb carbon releases as well as its participation in the global climate treaty, all to increase this country’s competitive edge?

Thu, 26 May 2016 12:13:00 GMT

Batteries Or Train-Pumped Energy For Grid-Scale Power Storage  
Today, 250 of the world's leading energy storage experts have gathered at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to discuss the latest battery technologies, from large liquid and sodium sulfur batteries to new poly-ionics. But to store enough energy to power a city for a day, you need a train filled with a million pounds of rock. Going up and down a hill like Sisyphus, Advanced Rail Energy Storage (ARES) converts excess renewable energy into gravitational potential energy then back into electricity when needed. With no water and no turbines.

Thu, 26 May 2016 10:00:00 GMT

Lithium-Ion Will Be Tough To Beat, Says Argonne Battery Whiz  
Four years into a five-year effort to develop a better battery at Argonne National Laboratory, one Argonne engineer concedes lithium-ion will be tough to beat.

Thu, 26 May 2016 04:03:00 GMT

Anatomy of a Solar Car  


Thu, 26 May 2016 04:03:00 GMT

23-year-old On A Mission To Overturn Costly Philippine Power Industry  
When Leandro Leviste studied at Yale University, he heard about Elon Musk’s designs for Solarcity. Leviste had bought stocks in Tesla, Musk’s electric car brand, when they were cheap and sold them for $200 apiece at just the right time. Now he wants to cash in again: follow Musk’s mission by building the Philippine equivalent of Solarcity, which is an American company that installs solar panel systems on buildings and owns capacity to make the panels.

Thu, 26 May 2016 02:00:00 GMT

What I Learned At ExxonMobil's Annual Meeting  
Let's make Coca-Cola pay for the obesity epidemic, and make Apple pay for iPhones giving us brain cancer. Who needs personal responsibility when you have tort lawyers?

Thu, 26 May 2016 00:53:00 GMT

World's Largest Public Companies In 2016  


Thu, 26 May 2016 00:53:00 GMT

Power Generation Shift: Take Control of Your Future, Part IV  
By Jan Vrins

Wed, 25 May 2016 17:31:00 GMT

As Detroit And Silicon Valley Compete For Automakers' Business, LA Is The Real Hotbed Of Innovation  
The nascent tug-of-war between Detroit and Silicon Valley over where to develop vehicle technology evidences the fragmented nature of the car business right now. But it?s actually the City of Angels that?s taking the first big leap into the future.

Wed, 25 May 2016 17:28:00 GMT

Even After Losing $9 Billion In The Oil Bust, Harold Hamm Is Still Richest In Oklahoma  
Losing $9.4 billion in a span of 20 months would bring most people (even billionaires) to their knees. Not so for Harold Hamm.

Wed, 25 May 2016 13:55:00 GMT

The Richest Person In Every Southern State  


Wed, 25 May 2016 13:55:00 GMT

Will Russia And China Divide Or Unite The G7?  
As chair of this year's G7, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will likely use his position to introduce two controversial and consequential proposals--the first being that the G7 issue a joint statement condemning Chinese assertiveness in the East and South China Seas, and the second that Russia be readmitted to the G8.

Wed, 25 May 2016 08:59:00 GMT

Why Vietnam Is Running Dry, Worst Drought In Nearly 100 Years  
Vietnam?s Mekong Delta is suffering from its worst drought in nearly a century, and the effects have been devastating . Experts? claim that the drought is caused in part by this year?s El Niño, one of the worst on record.

Wed, 25 May 2016 05:39:00 GMT

Warren Buffett Buys More Phillips 66 Under $80 A Share  
Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) shares popped 2.7% Tuesday as Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) disclosed he bought more shares of the company he has been amassing for the past year.

Tue, 24 May 2016 22:04:00 GMT

How The Government Is Killing Wall Street Innovation  
Regulation and fear of risk means Wall Street is no longer the center of innovation it once was, says Joe Brusuelas, chief economist at professional services firm RSM. He explains to Forbes contributor Simon Constable.

Tue, 24 May 2016 18:23:00 GMT



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