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Secretary Moniz to Speak at AMO Co-Sponsored World Energy Engineering Congress – Sept. 21–23

Source: www.energy.gov

U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz, will deliver the closing keynote at the 39th World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) on Friday, September 23rd. WEEC is the largest energy conference and technology expo held in the U.S. specifically for business, industrial and institutional energy users.

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Current Goes for Gold at 2016 Rio Summer Olympics

Source: Company
Providing 200,000 light sources, 1/2 of all Rio sports venues feature Current solutions, including the Olympic Rings and Opening Ceremonies at Maracanã stadium.

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Energy Department Driving Clean Energy Development and Sustainable Solutions in 16 States

Source: energy.gov
The Energy Department awarded $5 million to 16 states to advance innovative approaches for clean energy development that will reduce energy bills for American families and businesses, protect the environment by reducing carbon emissions, and increase our nation's energy security and resiliency. Through the department's State Energy Program (SEP), each state will substantively advance energy efficiency and/or renewable energy, addressing a broad range of areas for advancement.  States will leverage existing energy resources and State Energy Program funding to deploy programs that support the permanent transformation of energy markets across all sectors of the economy. Several of the SEP projects are multi-state partnerships, expanding the impact of the selected proposals.

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Ameresco Partners with U.S. GSA for National Deep Energy Retrofit in Washington, DC

Source: Company
Ameresco, a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has entered into an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) with Ameresco for four federal buildings in Washington, D.C., as part of the GSA’s National Deep Energy Retrofit Program. The contract, valued at $72.2 million, is designed to provide facility-wide energy and water conservation measures at several GSA-owned buildings, including the historic William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building, which operates as the headquarters of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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• Energy Department Announces $137 Million Investment in Vehicle Efficiency

Source: www.energy.gov

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly adopt a second round of standards for medium and heavy-duty vehicles, the Energy Department is announcing up to $137 million in investments for two programs, subject to appropriations, to develop next generation technologies that will support industry in going beyond those standards while also accelerating technology advances for passenger cars and light trucks.

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ACEEE PRESENTS 2016 CHAMPION OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN BUILDINGS AWARDS

Source: Company

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) presented three Champion of Energy Efficiency awards at its 19th biennial Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. The awards recognize leadership and accomplishment in the energy efficiency field. Winners are selected based on demonstrated excellence in research and development, energy policy, implementation and deployment, buildings leadership, or lifetime achievement. The winners for 2016 are:

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Army Reaches $1 Billion Milestone in Energy-Saving Projects

Source: www.energy.gov

In less than five years, the Army has engaged in 127 energy-saving projects with the private sector that now exceed $1 billion in investments, announced Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning.

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Over 1,000,000 zero-emission miles powered by True Zero's Hydrogen Network

Source: PR Newswire

True Zero (www.truezero.com), which operates the world's largest network of retail hydrogen-charging stations, reached a major milestone last week of powering more than 1,000,000 zero-emission miles by fuel cell vehicles. True Zero opened its first charging station nine months ago, so the milestone signals a major ramp up in recent months of fuel-cell vehicles on California roads.

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Companies Can Reduce Carbon Footprint by Giving Consumers Green Choices

Source: Company 

Companies can reduce the carbon footprint of their supply chains and improve customer satisfaction by giving consumers information and tools to make green choices, according to research conducted by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Lunera offers the World's First Line Driven 20,000 Lumen LED to replace 400-Watt HID Lamps

Source: Company 

Lunera® announced its third generation family of High Intensity Discharge (HID) LED lamps. The family includes the world's first Line Driven HID LED lamp to replace traditional 400W Metal Halide (MH) or High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lamps that deliver 20,000 fixture lumens. The new lamps, in 20,000, 15,000, 9,000 and 4,5000 lumen packages, are designed to deliver exceptional energy savings, access to rebates, installation convenience and high value in warehouses, factory floors, parking garages, auditoriums and other large public gathering spaces such as airport terminals.

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WEEC to Discuss the Future Energy Economy at Nation’s Largest Energy Efficiency Conference

Source: AEE
As the U.S. Presidential election moves forward, energy and facility managers will need to address future energy challenges as impacted by the winning party’s energy policy. Making the 2016 World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC), the largest energy conference and technology expo held in the U.S. specifically for business, industrial and institutional energy users, both timely and critical.  Key leaders in the professional energy management field will discuss energy resiliency and security, international efficiency projects, the growing importance of water, wastewater treatment, renewable energy and leveraging data analytics. WEEC, presented by the Association of Energy Engineering (AEE) and hosted by Toyota will be held in Washington, DC on Sept. 21-23, 2016 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

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Energy Department Announces $11 Million to Advance Novel Innovations in Solar Power Technologies

Source: www.energy.gov

The Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced a total of $11 million for 16 projects intended to develop innovative, early-stage solutions in both photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP).

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Energy Department Releases New Hydropower Vision Report and $9.8 Million in Hydropower Funding

Source: www.energy.gov

Through the Hydropower Vision, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind and Water Power Technologies Office has led a first-of-its-kind comprehensive analysis to evaluate future pathways for low-carbon, renewable hydropower, focused on continued technical evolution, increased energy market value, and environmental sustainability.

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CPUC, ENERGY COMMISSION, AND NBI ANNOUNCE MILESTONE TOWARD ACHIEVING STATEWIDE ZERO NET ENERGY GOAL

Source: Company

The California Public Utilities Commission, California Energy Commission, and the New Buildings Institute (NBI) announced that California continues the march toward its zero net energy (ZNE) goals, with 108 new and renovated commercial buildings that have been either verified as generating as much energy as they consume or are working toward that target. 

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California Poised to Set Energy Efficiency Regulations on Computers

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune
California, the state where the personal computer business was born and eventually revolutionized society, is about to be home to another change that figures to have a permanent impact on the computer industry. By all indications, by the end of this year the California Energy Commission (CEC) will adopt energy efficiency guidelines for computers, becoming the first state in the nation to do so.

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Mall of America Shoots for LEED Hat Trick

Source: proudgreenbuildings.com
When architects and planners began designing the Mall of America’s new retail, office and hotel complex, they found clients who wanted to make the three joined buildings energy-efficient enough to achieve certification from the United States Green Building Council.

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Caesars Bets Big On Corporate Sustainability Goals

Source: edie.net
American gaming goliath Caesars Entertainment is going "all in" on its CodeGreen environmental performance targets, after outlining reductions to energy use, waste and emissions in its latest corporate sustainability report.

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Hampshire College To Be First College to Obtain All Electricity With Renewables

Soure: Masslive.com
Hampshire College is celebrating the start of its solar project with a range of speakers including college President Jonathan Lash and a tour of one of the two sites where the panels will be erected. Hampshire, with SolarCity, is putting up 15,000 solar panels on approximately 19 acres to help convert the campus to 100 percent renewable energy for electricity. It will become the first college campus to do so.

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New System From MIT Can Identify How Much Power is Being Used By Every Device In Your Household

Source: MIT News
If you want to save on your monthly electric bill and reduce your greenhouse gas emissions at the same time, you might buy a new, energy-efficient refrigerator. Or water heater. Or clothes dryer. But if you can only replace one of these, which will give you the biggest payback?

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Massachusetts Legislature Passes Renewable Energy Compromise Bill

Source: MassLive.com
The Massachusetts Legislature sent to Gov. Charlie Baker a compromise energy bill that, while less broad than some senators had hoped, would require the state to purchase significantly more energy from offshore wind and other renewable sources.

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Ecobee Emerges as Top Leader in Smart Thermostat Vendors, Followed Closely by Nest Labs & Honeywell

Source: Company
A new Leaderboard report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 17 leading smart thermostat hardware, software, and service vendors, providing industry participants with an objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the global market.

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First-ever State Mandate will More than Double Renewable Resources, Slash Carbon Emissions

Source: ny.gov
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the New York State Public Service Commission's approval of New York’s Clean Energy Standard, the most comprehensive and ambitious clean energy mandate in the state's history, to fight climate change, reduce harmful air pollution, and ensure a diverse and reliable energy supply. The Clean Energy Standard will require 50 percent of New York's electricity to come from renewable energy sources like wind and solar by 2030, with an aggressive phase in schedule over the next several years. In its initial phase, utilities and other energy suppliers will be required to procure and phase in new renewable power resources starting with 26.31 percent of the state's total electricity load in 2017 and grow to 30.54 percent of the statewide total in 2021. The Clean Energy Standard will cost less than $2 a month to the average residential customer’s bill.

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NextEra Energy reaches definitive agreement to acquire Energy Future Holdings' interest in Oncor Ele

Source: Yahoo Finance 

NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) announced a definitive agreement under which a newly formed subsidiary of NextEra Energy will acquire 100 percent of the equity of reorganized Energy Future Holdings Corp. ("EFH") and certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries, including EFH's approximately 80 percent indirect interest in Oncor Electric Delivery Company ("Oncor"), which implies a total enterprise value of approximately $18.4 billion. The definitive agreement will be filed publicly as part of the restructuring of EFH currently before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The definitive agreement is part of an overall plan of reorganization that is designed to allow EFH to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Bankruptcy court approval of EFH entering into the definitive agreement is required for the agreement to be binding upon EFH and Energy Future Intermediate Holding Company LLC ("EFIH"). The parties will request that the bankruptcy court approve EFH's entry into the agreement as soon as practicable.

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Obama Administration Announces Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative

Source: www.energy.gov

President Obama is committed to ensuring that every American family can choose to go solar and to cut their energy bills – and that every American community has the tools they need to tackle local air pollution and global climate change.

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Capstone’s Russian Distributor Secures Flare Gas Project in the Republic of Uzbekistan

Source: Yahoo Finance

Capstone Turbine Corporation, the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that it recently received payment for two C1000 Signature Series microturbines for a flare gas utilization project in the Republic of Uzbekistan that is expected to ship in the second quarter.

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How Water Can Put $15,000 Or More Back Into Your Budget

Source: Company

WaterSignal Introduces The First Wireless System That Continuously Monitors Water To Detect Leaks, Save Money.

 

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Salt Lake City Commits to 100% Renewable Energy Sources by 2032

Source: www.energy.gov

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, members of the City Council, other city leaders, and members of the business and non-profit community gathered on the steps of City Hall to launch Salt Lake City’s initiative to transition the community to 100% renewable energy sources by 2032 and to reduce carbon emissions citywide by 80% by 2040. The commitment, called Climate Positive 2040, comes as a result of a Joint Resolution signed by Mayor Biskupski and the Salt Lake City Council on Tuesday.

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USDA Announces New Assistance to Help Rural Utility Customers Conserve Energy, Lower Bills

Source: www.energy.gov

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new program that will help rural residents conserve energy and save money on their utility bills. The new Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP) will make $52 million in loans available to energy providers to help rural families and small businesses reduce their energy use.

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Schools Get Energy Rebate from TVA

Source: BEPA
Lawrence County schools newly received an unexpected gift from the superintendent and board of education - money for operating expenses and supplies.

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Getting to Net Zero: New Survey Finds Global Interest In Efficiency At All-time High

Source: Utility Dive
That interest in energy efficiency is growing rapidly is not surprising, as organizations seek to reduce their carbon footprint while lowering costs. But the story has moved beyond simple improvements like lighting retrofits, with more companies showing an interest in generating all of their energy and installing microgrids for the best available resiliency.

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MGM Resorts And NRG Complete U.S.’ Largest Rooftop Solar Project

Source: Solar Industry Magazine
NRG Energy Inc. and MGM Resorts International have completed a 2.1 MW expansion of a massive solar project on the roof of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Combined with a previously installed, 6.2 MW first phase, the expanded solar project now has more than 26,000 photovoltaic panels and produces 8.3 MW of electricity, which the companies are hailing as a new national record for rooftop arrays. At full production, the system supplies 25% of the power demand of the entire Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino campus.

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World-Record Electric Motor for Aircraft

Source: Company
The maiden flight of the Extra 330LE aerobatic plane marked a milestone in aviation history. It was the first time an electric airplane took off with one fourth of a megawatt of output. Siemens researchers have developed a new type of electric motor that, with a weight of just 50 kilograms, delivers a continuous output of about 260 kilowatts – five times more than comparable drive systems. This record-setting propulsion system successfully completed its first public flight at Schwarze Heide Airport near Dinslaken, Germany, where it – almost silently – powered an Extra 330LE aerobatic airplane. This advance means that hybrid-electric aircraft with four or more seats will now be possible.

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A New Report Reveals the Impact of Installing 8 Million Solar Panels Across America

Source: SolarCity
SolarCity, one of the United States' biggest solar developers, has published a report exploring the impact of installing 8 million solar panels across America.

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Energy Department Announces $23 Million for Small Businesses Advancing Focused on for Clean Energy I

Source: www.energy.gov

The Energy Department announced $23 million in funding for 23 new projects led by small businesses to further develop clean energy technologies with a strong potential for commercialization and job creation. These Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) awards for $1 million each over the next two years will help small businesses advance their promising concepts that improve manufacturing processes, boost the efficiency of buildings, increase transportation sustainability, and generate electricity from renewable sources.

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LEDtronics LED Ballast-Ready/Dual Mode Tube Lights Work with or without a Ballast

Source: Company 

LEDtronics® announces our brand new DLC-Listed LED T8 Ballast-Ready/Dual Mode Tube Lights! These unique “Dual Mode” tubes work with or without a ballast! 

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Lunera Releases New HID LED 360 Lamp

Source: Company 

Lunera Lighting, Inc. is proud to announce the Lunera HID LED 360 lamp for architectural post top fixtures, which are commonly used to illuminate walking pathways and building entryways found on a university or corporate campus, as well as at municipal parks and public venues.

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Canada, Mexico and the United States Show Progress on North American Energy Collaboration

Source: www.energy.gov

In support of the objectives of the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial in San Francisco, the Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Mexico’s Secretary of Energy, and Dr. Ernest Moniz, United States’ Secretary of Energy, reviewed their cooperative efforts underway to foster sustainable energy development, address climate change, and encourage economic growth.

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NREL Receives $1.38 Million from DOE to Help Commercialize Promising Clean Energy Technologies

Source: NREL

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will be receiving $1.38 million from DOE to lead four projects for the Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The funds will be used to advance promising renewable energy-related technologies with commercial potential and help strengthen the partnerships between the national labs and private-sector companies. Total value for the four projects including industry and NREL cost share is $2.78 million.

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EIA Releases New Data Add-On Tool for Google Sheets

Source: Company 
The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released a free software tool that allows users to directly import into Google Sheets the energy data available through the agency's application programming interface (API). Similar to EIA's Microsoft Excel add-in, the new Google Sheets add-on enables users to browse EIA's energy API data categories or search keywords to find domestic and international energy data for the production, consumption, and price of different fuels, as well as EIA's short-term forecasts and long-term projections.

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Hopewell Valley Regional School District cuts energy consumption by over 32.1% in five years

Source: Company 

Project Scope

Haglid Engineering & Associates, Inc. began working with Hopewell Valley Regional School District in 2003 to improve energy efficiency and indoor air quality in the district’s six schools. Using EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool and energy performance rating system to benchmark and rate each school’s energy use, Haglid assisted Hopewell in making operational changes and upgrade decisions that yielded the greatest and most cost-effective energy reductions.

 

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The Top 10 Green Building Product Award Winner

Source: Company

Award-winning independent news source Sustainable Industries announced Building Performance Equipment Company, Inc® - Energy Recovery Ventilators as one of its 2010 Top 10 Green Building Products award winners. Sustainable Industries’ Top 10 Green Building Products guide is an annual publication profiling industry-leading green building products selected by a panel of expert judges and Sustainable Industries’ editorial team. 

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2012 Winner: The Reformed Gas Guzzler

Source: Company 

The building with the highest percentage of energy savings.

WHO LED THE  CHARGE

Klas Haglid, PE, RA Principal,  Haglid Engineering
& Associates

Klas has been instrumental in the design and analysis of the energy reduction measures installed at 145 Talmadge Road. Using  his experience in building energy modeling, Klas was able to recommend a range of successful retrofits for the facility.

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Top 10 Winners Packet

Source: Company

Hello!

Congratulations once again for being selected to be among our elite group of 2010 Top 10 Green Building Products award winners. After all this time waiting to release the news, you will soon be able to let the world know
about your win.    *We ask that you do not announce your inclusion in the **2010 Top 10 Green Building Products until after our webinar on June 22 from 10-11 AM PST*.

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FlexEnergy Announces Multiple Unit Order for New York Hospital

Source: PR Newswire

FlexEnergy Inc announced that it received an order for three GT333S natural gas microturbine generators for a New York Hospital. Quad Energy, FlexEnergy's distributor for New York secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned in the fall, 2016.

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Energy Department Announces $22 Million for Development of Plug-In EVs

Source: www.energy.gov

The Energy Department (DOE) announced $22 million to support research, development, and demonstration of innovative plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) and direct injection propane engine technologies, as well as community-based projects to accelerate the adoption of light, medium, and heavy duty vehicles that operate on fuels such as biodiesel, electricity, E85, hydrogen, natural gas, and propane.

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Ohio State University Wins Second Year of EcoCAR 3 Competition

Source: Energy.gov 

 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and General Motors Co. (GM) crowned The Ohio State University this year’s winner of the EcoCAR 3 – Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition during an awards ceremony at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. This is the second stage of an ongoing 4-year competition that culminates in 2018. Ohio State took first place last year, and in the final year of EcoCAR 2, making this the third consecutive win for the team.

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AEE Welcomes Bright Power as Corporate Member

Source: Association of Energy Engineers

Bright Power provides strategic energy solutions to building owners and operators in New York and across the nation.

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Tecogen Announces Repeat Order from Stanley Black & Decker

Source: PR Newswire

Tecogen® Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN) is pleased to announce the sale of a second Tecochill® CH-400 chiller to Stanley Black & Decker for use in their manufacturing plant in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Providing natural gas powered space conditioning and process cooling to the approximately 4000 employee manufacturing facility, the Tecochill chillers offset electric demand from the facility, saving the plant owner money while freeing electrical capacity. This freed capacity may be repurposed for direct use in powering the plant's core manufacturing processes and equipment.

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Energy Department Partnership to Expand Visibility of Energy-Efficient Buildings

Source: Energy.gov
As part of the Obama Administration's effort to cut energy waste in the America's buildings, the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Initiative announced a partnership with CoStar Group, Inc., a provider of data and intelligence solutions to commercial real estate professionals, to expand the visibility of energy-efficient buildings in U.S. property markets and promote the benefits of energy efficiency for building owners and occupants.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New National Labs Pilot Opens Doors to Small Businesses

Source: Energy.Gov

Small businesses make a big impact on America’s economy, adding more than one million employees last year. They are central to developing the new clean energy technologies that are needed to cut carbon pollution and improve the environment. However, small business entrepreneurs often lack the resources necessary to move their innovative ideas from their laboratory bench to the marketplace. 

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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 . . . 

Saudi Arabia Burns Through Foreign Reserves As Oil Prices Tank  
Saudi Arabia is burning through its foreign reserves, likely in U.S. dollars, as the Kingdom's oil revenue continues to decline. The Saudis are also suffering a record budget deficit, reaching nearly $100 billion last year. In October, the Saudis will seek to raise $10 billion in an international bond sale to bring in much needed cash.

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 01:16:00 GMT

Budget Delays Add to Libya's Oil Headache  
After years of struggling to regain production ground following the violent collapse of the Gaddafi government, Libya is now struggling to keep vital output going as budget delays continue to strain operations.

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 23:06:00 GMT

Egypt Looks to Close Gas Deal with Cyprus  
In an effort to address growing domestic energy demand, Egypt is aiming to close a bilateral agreement with Cyprus that would allow the sale of the island's natural gas in the country as early as next week.

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 21:30:00 GMT

A Wealth Transfer From Refiners To Ethanol Producers  
To enforce compliance in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the government has created a government-mandated transfer of wealth from oil refiners to ethanol producers.

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:55:28 GMT

China Aims To Kill Off Most Of Its Electric Vehicle Makers. Will It Work?   
Beijing want China to be No. 1 in electrics, but now bureaucrats are appalled at the high number of start-ups with flimsy experience that have swarmed into the industry, drawn by government subsidies and easy fundraising. They're seeking to winnow the field, but there's reason to doubt their ability to do so.

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:17:00 GMT

Bill McKibben: Why We Need A World War III Approach To Energy And Climate Change  
Author and climate activist suggests society needs to address climate change more aggressively as if we are mobilizing for a third world war.

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:53:00 GMT

Egypt Chipping Away at Energy Debt, but Billions Remain  
A concerted effort to cut away at Egypt's debt to foreign energy producers has made significant progress over the last year, but is still falling short of goals set by Cairo to ease the country's energy and financial burden.

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:45:00 GMT

General Motors Reveals A Chevrolet Colorado Pickup That Runs On Hydrogen  
General Motors released a teaser image on Tuesday of the hydrogen-powered pickup truck it is developing with the U.S. Army.

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:14:00 GMT

Johns Hopkins University's Dismaying, Fact-Challenged Attack On Fracturing  
A study's suggestion that there is an association between hydraulic fraturing and asthma is poorly founded.

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:40:00 GMT

A Wealth Transfer From Refiners To Ethanol Producers  
To enforce compliance in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the government has created a government-mandated transfer of wealth from oil refiners to ethanol producers.

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 22:14:00 GMT

Philippine Supreme Court Justice Seeks More South China Sea Legal Action  
Philippine Supreme Court Justice Antonio Caprio says there are even more legal remedies Manila can use to assert its rights over competing South China Sea claims with Beijing. However, its unlikely that China would respond to even more legal maneuvering by Manila. Yet, one way to help end the stand-off is joint oil and gas exploration.

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:36:00 GMT

The Largest Armed Forces In Asia  


Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:36:00 GMT

New Solar Forecasting System Could Save Industry Hundreds Of Millions  
A new solar forecasting system could save the solar power industry hundreds of millions of dollars and make it easier for grid operators and utilities to integrate high penetration levels of variable resources like solar into the electric grid.

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:31:00 GMT

Is There Money To Be Made In Lithium Mining?  
Battery makers need more lithium now, and those companies that move rapidly to meet the near- and medium-term demand and achieve decent economies of scale for the long haul stand to reap the profits and benefits.

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:06:00 GMT

States Struggle With Oil & Gas Taxation During Downturn  
States that rely heavily on the oil and natural gas industry to fund their governments have always struggled with the most effective ways to collect taxes on the industry while not stifling the economic growth it produces for their citizens. The ongoing downturn in oil prices, now about to enter its third year, has emphasized the issue for several traditional oil states that have seen their budget situations move from surplus to deficit.

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:14:00 GMT

Reports Point To Failure Of China's EV, Green Power Policies  
Two new reports are shining a spotlight on the failure of China's efforts to promote new energy through the construction of wind and solar power plants, and to put more hybrid and electric vehicles on the road.

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:05:00 GMT

Top 10 Cities For Green Jobs  


Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:05:00 GMT

Fracking Really Isn't So Bad  
Chemists at the University of Texas at Arlington have published a new study that suggests the toxic organic vapor contamination in and around oil and gas fracking wells result more from sloppy drilling and operations, and are not inherent to the extraction process itself.

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 02:49:36 GMT

China Turns Up Heat On Corruption: 'No Mercy Against Law Breakers'  
Under President Xi Jinping, China has undergone a nearly four year long corruption crack down across all sectors. The list continues. Last week, a top ranking PLA general was brought down, while the government is also setting its gaze on powerful energy and oil companies.

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 23:53:00 GMT

Global Oil Demand Can Only Increase  
"The oil and gas industry's main problem isn't the ability to produce more, but the fact that nobody knows why the hell it matters," LIK

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 21:33:00 GMT

Fracking Really Isn't So Bad  
Chemists at the University of Texas at Arlington have published a new study that suggests the toxic organic vapor contamination in and around oil and gas fracking wells result more from sloppy drilling and operations, and are not inherent to the extraction process itself.

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 10:00:00 GMT

Fukushima: Time Bomb Or Training Device?  

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A protester holds a fan during an anti-nuclear demonstration rally in front of the Diet building in Tokyo on March 11, 2016. Hundreds of demonstratior staged the anti-nuclear rally on the fifth anniversary day of 2011 quake and tsunami disaster in northern Japan. TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images Al Jazeera is a media

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:09:07 GMT

Exxon's Forecast Becomes A Legal Target  
The suggestion that Exxon's long-term forecast might be misleading investors about the value of its assets ignores both history and economics. Of course, it comes from a lawyer.

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 12:42:22 GMT

China's Oil Production Peaks, Increased Foreign Oil Dependency Mounts  
China's domestic oil production has peaked and is now declining, creating major problems, ranging from Beijing's increased foreign oil dependency to upward pressure on global oil prices.

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:47:00 GMT

The Top 10 Public Global Oil Producers In 2016  
This group represents the ten largest publicly traded oil companies in the world ranked by current oil production volumes.

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:59:00 GMT

How Sungevity Could Be A Solar Survivor  
Sungevity's asset-light, customizable approach is a lone ray of hope in a dreary industry.

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:30:18 GMT

Fukushima: Time Bomb Or Training Device?  
Al Jazeera is a media empire that is owned by the government of Qatar, one of the world's largest LNG exporters. It recently hired a journalist from Australia, another of the world's largest LNG exporters to produce a documentary about nuclear energy. The story focuses on the aftermath of the March 11, 2011 accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station.

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:11:00 GMT

The Global Oil Price: "It's Always Something"  
The reality of the oil markets is that no one – literally nobody – knows what the global price of oil is going to be. Not next year, next month, next week, tomorrow or today. If they truly knew, they’d be trading in the commodity, filthy rich, living on their own private island in the South Pacific, not writing for a trade publication or speaking at a seminar.

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:00:00 GMT

Mid-East States Attempt To Diversify Economies Amid Low Oil Prices  
By Elias Lambrianos-Sabeh and David Graves

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:45:00 GMT

Exxon's Forecast Becomes A Legal Target  
The suggestion that Exxon's long-term forecast might be misleading investors about the value of its assets ignores both history and economics. Of course, it comes from a lawyer.

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:53:00 GMT



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