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CHA's Richard Rappa Honored by Association of Energy Engineers as Energy Engineer of the Year

Source: PR Newswire

CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA) (http://chacompanies.com/) is proud to announce that Rich Rappa, Senior Vice President and Market Leader of Manufacturing & Energy, has received the Energy Engineer of the Year award for the Northeast region by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) (http://www.aeecenter.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1). The award recognizes outstanding accomplishment in promoting the practices, principles and procedures of energy engineering.

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Secretary Jewell Approves Utility-Scale Solar Project on Tribal Land in Nevada

Source: www.energy.gov

As part of President Obama’s commitment to build strong, sustainable tribal communities and the Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and create clean energy jobs, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined leaders of the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians and First Solar to announce approval of the 100-megawatt Aiya Solar Project on tribal trust land in Clark County, Nevada.  Secretary Jewell’s visit to Nevada was the last of a three-state tour to highlight Obama Administration efforts to support renewable energy.

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Kenya wins big in energy awards in Washington

Source: Standard Digital 

Kenya has won several Energy awards at the ongoing World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington DC.
 

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

Source: Company

Nedap launches a new generation of dynamic light management systems, called Luxon. This DLC-qualified, IoT based lighting platform unlocks and sustains the full potential of LED. 

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Pennsylvania University's Green-Roofed Facility Built Using Recycled Construction Waste

Source: Inhabitat
The University of Pennsylvania is welcoming students to its newest campus building—the LEED Silver-seeking New College House. Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, the energy-efficient building is the school’s first purpose-built college house that will bring together undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and staff in a shared community. The sustainable structure and site is topped with a series of green roofs as part of the University’s new environmentally friendly standards that require new Penn buildings meet LEED Silver standards or higher.

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Parkway Properties Receives Trane Energy Efficiency Leader Award

Source: Company
Trane, a leading global provider of indoor solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, presented its Energy Efficiency Leader Award on Sept. 7 to Parkway Properties, Inc., in recognition of its energy efficient approach to improvements at One Orlando Centre, a 19-story, LEED-certified 365,000-square-foot office building in the city.

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WEEC Attendees Learn from Trane How to Optimize Energy Conservation Methods

Source: Company
Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, will educate attendees at the World Energy Engineering Conference (WEEC), held Sept. 21-23, in Washington D.C., on how to expand beyond traditional building auditing methods to identify optimal energy conservation methods for commercial buildings.

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HaikuTech Launches Additive Manufacturing System of Ceramic Coated MCPCB’s for High Power SSL

Source: Company
Produce your own ceramic coated metal substrates with outstanding heat dissipation and dielectric strength. An additive direct printing technology of conductive copper or silver traces reduces your cost by some 50%. In-house manufacturing further reduces lead-times and increases production flexibility. Additive printing technology with a 4 step process till finished light engine requires only a low investment compared to conventional PCB's.  Fully in-house production capability is now within reach with an excellent ROI due low investment. The ecological printing technology produces no waste as there is no etching involved. The tools for this technology were developed with Government support awarded by the United States Department of Energy.

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Air Liquide to increase production in Hamilton - Project to upgrade facilities

Source: Montreal Gazette

Air Liquide Canada announced it will upgrade an Air Separation Unit (ASU) in response to greater demand for oxygen, nitrogen, and argon from ArcelorMittal Dofasco and other customers in Ontario. The upgrade will begin in September 2016 and is expected to be complete in April 2017. The project will be funded by Air Liquide.

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• Energy Department Announces $3.8 Million for Industry Access to World-Class Supercomputers

Source: www.energy.gov

The Energy Department announced $3.8 million for 13 projects to use high performance computing resources at the Department's national laboratories to improve manufacturing. The collaborations will address key challenges in U.S. manufacturing by applying modeling, simulation, and data analysis to manufacturing, with the intent to aid in decision making, optimize processes and design, improve quality and efficiency, predict performance and failure, quicken or eliminate testing, and/or shorten the time for adoption of new energy-related technologies.

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HaikuTech launches additive manufacturing system of ceramic coated MCPCB’s

Source: Company 

Produce your own ceramic coated metal substrates with outstanding heat dissipation and dielectric strength. An additive direct printing technology of conductive copper or silver traces reduces your cost by some 50%. 

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3 Trends Align to Save Buildings Millions in Energy Costs

Source: Energy Defense Fund
By 2050, 70 percent of the world population will live in cities, a change that will add 40 percent to the current world building stock. Because buildings can be big polluters, urbanization is also a stark reminder that economies everywhere benefit from investments in energy-efficient structures and by retrofitting inefficient, existing buildings. There’s some good news to report in that area.

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NYPA Announces 21 Energy-Saving Projects in Five Cities

Source: NYPA
The New York Power Authority announced it has implemented 21 energy-saving projects in Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Yonkers to reduce overall energy costs and carbon emissions, advance energy sustainability and support clean-energy technologies and jobs. The projects are part of the Five Cities Energy Plans and range from energy-efficient lighting conversions to advanced building controls. They are estimated to save the cities about $1.5 million annually in energy costs. 

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Cincinnati: Reinventing a City Through Sustainable Startups

Source: Triple Pundit
It’s easy being green in the city of Cincinnati. In fact, the city is quickly becoming one of the greenest, most innovative cities in the country. No longer known for just chili, baseball and the second largest Octoberfest in the world (outside of Munich), Cincinnati is evolving into a hub for technology, sustainability and social innovation.

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces 16 New Projects to Transform Energy Storage and Conversion

Source: energy.gov
The Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced $37 million in funding for 16 innovative new projects as part of a new ARPA-E program: Integration and Optimization of Novel Ion-Conducting Solids (IONICS). IONICS project teams are paving the way for technologies that overcome the limitations of current battery and fuel cell products.

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NYSERDA Announces $10 Million for Energy Efficiency at Industrial and Manufacturing Facilities

Source: NYSERDA
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)  announced $10 million for two new clean energy initiatives to support energy efficiency and reduce costs at industrial and manufacturing facilities. The On-Site Energy Manager and Strategic Energy Management initiatives are designed to improve business performance and operations of participating facilities while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Bosch, Toyota Join CalCharge Energy Storage Effort

Source: Energy Manager Today
CalCharge, an initiative designed to accelerate breakthrough energy storage technologies, welcomes six new member companies: charter members Bosch and Toyota, along with general members Blue Current, Ensor, EnZinc and ITN Energy Systems.

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FuelCell Energy to Deliver Efficiency Power Generation Solution at Distributed Generation Scale

Source: Yahoo Finance

FuelCell Energy, Inc.  (FCEL), a global leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants,announced the development of a utility scale power project to showcase industry leading electrical efficiency that enables utilities to affordably and cleanly solve power generation challenges in land-constrained areas.  Construction will begin within weeks for a 3.7 megawatt fuel cell power plant at a location in Danbury, Connecticut, following recent approval by the Connecticut Siting Council. 

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• Energy Department Recognizes Wendy’s For Leadership in Energy Performance

Source: www.energy.gov

 As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s restaurants and buildings, the Energy Department’s Better Buildings Challenge recognized the Wendy’s Company and its franchisee, Wendco Group, for leadership in energy efficiency. This local restaurant achieved a 37 percent total energy reduction or more than 50 percent energy savings per sales transaction, and nearly $8,000 in savings annually.

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USDA Offers Funding to Help Develop Advanced Biofuels and Biobased Products

Source: www.energy.gov

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking applications for funding to help support the development of advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals and biobased products.

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EIA now using near-real-time export data to provide better weekly petroleum consumption estimates

Source: Company

Starting with the release of the Weekly Petroleum Status Report (WPSR), EIA is now publishing weekly export and petroleum balance estimates based on near-real-time export data provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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



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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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Forbes - Energy . . . 

Algeria Set To Increase Gas Output After A Series Of Setbacks  
Algeria is on track to increase its natural gas output to 9 billion cubic meters a year after the country brings three stalled projects back online, according to the country's state-backed energy firm Sonatrach.

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:30:00 GMT

Senate's Veto Override And Cheap Oil Put Pinch On Saudi Economy  
On Monday the Saudi government announced that it would cut ministerial salaries by 20% and also cut benefits for public sector employees. Coming on the heels of last month's move to raise fees for government services and the poorly-received move last December to raise tariffs on water (obviously a scarce commodity in the Kingdom) it is clear the Saudi government is feeling the financial pinch from lower oil prices.

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:29:00 GMT

With 'Alpine High' Discovery, Apache CEO Shows How To Survive And Thrive Amid The Oil Bust  
Blue-sky discoveries like Alpine High underscore that America?s frackers are still in the early days of figuring out how to apply their ever-improving slate of skills to extracting more and cheaper oil than any had thought possible.

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:06:00 GMT

The 93 Global Billionaires In Oil And Energy, 2016  


Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:06:00 GMT

Ignore OPEC's Craziness And Invest in U.S. Natural Gas Plays  
The best way to play oil in the aftermath of the OPEC meeting in Algeria is not to play oil at all, but rather a carbon-based substance of a different kind: natural gas.

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:45:00 GMT

Nations, Airlines Are Set To Agree To Limits On Aircraft Carbon Emissions -- But It's Mostly For Show  
Representatives of 191 nations and nearly 1,400 airlines almost certainly will agree sometime this week or next in Montreal to cap commercial aviation?s carbon emissions over the next 35 years. The real question is whether doing so will matter much.

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:05:00 GMT

Egypt Announces Progress On Cuts To Costly Fuel Subsidies  
Two years after launching a concerted effort to sharply reduce subsidy programs that had proven unsustainable to the country's government, Egypt has announced significant progress in the reduction effort, reporting a 28.7% drop in spending during the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:44:00 GMT

Algeria Inks Solar Plant Deal With Italy's Eni  
As part of a continuing effort to broaden the country's energy and financial base, Algeria has announced that it has signed an agreement to build a solar power plan in the North African nation.

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:39:00 GMT

Samson Resources Bankruptcy Judge Won't Extend Exclusivity, Opening Door For Competing Creditor Plan  
By Patrick Holohan

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:54:00 GMT

Japanese Stocks '20% Cheaper' Than Eurozone Equities But Are They A Buy?  
Japan is a market one cannot ignore. And, higher corporate profitability and greater political certainty means Japanese equities “may be preferable” as an investment to those in the Eurozone, according to asset manager NN Investment Partners (NN IP) in The Hague, which is part of publicly traded NN Group N.V. listed on Euronext. Since 2011, while Eurozone corporate profitability has been on a declining trend it has been rising in Japan over the same period and is close to its highs over the past fifteen years.

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:08:00 GMT

Economic Diversification In The Gulf  
by Samer Bohsali, Per-Ola Karlsson, and Rawia Abdel Samad

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Oil Production In U.S. To Soar Again, Says Goldman Sachs  
Goldman Sachs is forecasting a resurgence in U.S. shale oil production, as much as 600,000 to 700,000 barrels per day more by the end of 2017. Unless major producers, led by Saudi Arabia and Russia, can agree soon on a production cut, oil markets will roil even more.

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:11:00 GMT

Passive-Aggressive Fight Against Plutonium Economy Continues Unabated  
Late Friday afternoon, the Department of Energy released an updated performance report on the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF). DOE's internal Office of Project Management Oversight and Assessment in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers produced the report using assumptions and data provided by DOE leadership.

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:17:00 GMT

The 2016 First Presidential Debate, Who Won?  
When it comes to job creation, both candidates suggested this evening that investing in companies and infrastructure is important. Both candidates also suggested that trade is of vital importance to the economy. Trade itself is dependent on infrastructure and the energy utilized to move goods across oceans and across the neighborhood. With respect to investing, Secretary Clinton has suggested that the economic recovery started under President Obama is not yet finished.

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:10:00 GMT

Brazil's Crazy Gasoline Prices Will Keep Petrobras Investors Happy  
Brazilians pay nearly double what Americans pay for a gallon of gasoline.

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:30:00 GMT

The World's Biggest Oil Consumers  


Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:30:00 GMT

Clean Power Plan Faces A Constitutional Showdown Tuesday  
A showdown in Washington over the President's Clean Power Plan will focus on the tension between state and federal power.

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:38:00 GMT

Why You Should Be Skeptical Of Consensus That Long-Term Oil Prices Will Bounce Back  
Forecasts of long-term oil prices have declined in the past two years by about $20, but except for myself, show high and rising price expectations. History painfully demonstrates why the fact of that consensus should not be considered evidence for its reliability.

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:01:00 GMT

Why Japan's Liquefied Natural Gas Demand Will Increase  
Japan is the world's largest LNG importer at about 35% of global demand, or 12.7 Bcf/day, with pretty much all of the country's gas use met via LNG. Japan’s LNG imports fell 6.2% in in the fiscal year that ended March 31. And as a mature LNG market with a declining population base and the slowest predicted economic growth in all of Asia, the common assumption is that Japan's incremental demand is either flat or negative. In fact, a Japanese government estimate itself has LNG use falling 30% by 2030 from the 2014 peak. But, it's worth noting that EIA has broken ranks with other key forecasters and has Japan's gas demand rising by nearly 1% per year, which is really interesting because that's double the expectation for U.S. growth (here). Sunken LNG prices and a global oversupply that will continue for at least a few more years should help. FERC reports LNG prices in Japan have dropped to $5.50 in mid-September, compared to over $14 two years ago. Indeed: "Analysis: Japan still dominates Asian LNG imports." "Japan's August LNG Imports Rise 9.4%."

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:05:00 GMT

Brazil Turmoil: President Dilma's Road To Impeachment  


Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:05:00 GMT

T. Boone Pickens Gets It Right About Clinton, Obama And Energy  
Boone Pickens doesn't always get things right.  He has over the last several years made a habit of trying to predict what the price of crude oil is going to be in the future in these interviews, and I'm sure he'd admit he's been pretty consistently wrong in those projections. But on this particular topic, Pickens is absolutely, 100% correct, a reality the President's media defenders can't really do anything to change.

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:48:00 GMT

$17 Billion In Stolen Oil To Be Investigated, OPEC Member Nigeria Says  
This week Nigeria will launch an investigation into $17 billion in stolen oil revenue, pitting current President Burahi against former President "Goodluck" Jonathan.

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 04:54:00 GMT

Trump's Strategy Would Rip Into Global Oil Markets  
Donald Trump's and Hillary Clinton's energy strategies are diametrically opposed, while Trump's oil markets strategy could actually roil markets if enacted.

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 03:17:00 GMT

Is Cold Fusion Feasible? Or Is It A Fraud?  
There have been many promises of virtually free, unlimited energy over the years, none of which have panned out. Could this be the one?

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:55:37 GMT

New Chip Material Makes Solar Shine Like A Diamond  
GE has developed a better material for use in the solar industry. First discovered in attempts to produce artificial diamonds, silicon carbide is likely to replace silica in the solar industry, significantly increasing the efficiency and speed of things like solar inverters. They should also make trains, planes and wind turbines much more efficient.

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:16:14 GMT

Is Cold Fusion Feasible? Or Is It A Fraud?  
There have been many promises of virtually free, unlimited energy over the years, none of which have panned out. Could this be the one?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:00:00 GMT

New Chip Material Makes Solar Shine Like A Diamond  
GE has developed a better material for use in the solar industry. First discovered in attempts to produce artificial diamonds, silicon carbide is likely to replace silica in the solar industry, significantly increasing the efficiency and speed of things like solar inverters. They should also make trains, planes and wind turbines much more efficient.

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:00:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia Is Forced To Raise Cash As Oil Prices Tank  
As oil prices continue their more than two-and-a-half year depression, Saudi Arabia, largely responsible for keeping prices low, is being forced to raise billions in an international bond sale to offset massive budget deficits.

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:33:00 GMT

Trump's Energy Talk To Shale Gas Producers Gives Them The Shaft  
The irony of Donald Trump?s energy speech in Pittsburgh ? or at least the parts about making coal whole again ? is that the trends are occurring in a city that has truly transformed itself. It?s no longer an industrial center where steel and coal once ruled. It?s now a high-tech metropolis that competes with the Silicon Valley for emerging technology businesses, and workers.

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:41:00 GMT

FuelRod Is Taking Mobile Charging To New Heights  
Unlike other travel-ready charging packs, FuelRod allows you to charge your depleted battery pack or exchange it for a free, fully-charged box at various destinations, from airports to amusement parks.

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:38:00 GMT



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