Home

Top Jobs
Associate Director, Engineering & Environmental Compliance
Engineer (Commissioning) - Los Angeles, CA
Mid to Senior Level Mechanical Engineer- Energy (3+ years of experience)
Building Energy Engineer / Energy Modeler
Airport Engineer, Assistant
Clerk, HR 2
Automation Engineer
Manager of Engineering Services
Energy Specialist
Facilities Engineer – Energy Group
Submit a Position
Find a Position


Breaking News
Upcoming Events
5th World Sustainability Forum (WSF 5)
Centre for Teaching and Research, University of Basel, Hebelstrasse 20, Basel, 4031, Switzerland,
9/7/15 - 9/9/15
XIV World Forestry Congress
Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) Complex, 45 Bram Fischer Road, Durban, 4001, South Africa,
9/7/15 - 9/11/15
Business Development in the Oil & Gas Sector
Radisson Blu Edwardian, Grafton, 130 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 5AY, United Kingdom,
9/7/15 - 9/9/15
Global LNG
Radisson Blu Edwardian, Grafton, 130 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 5AY, United Kingdom,
9/7/15 - 9/9/15
CWC World LNG Series: Asia Pacific Summit
Singapore,
9/8/15 - 9/11/15
Submit an Event
View All Events


Sain Featured Employer

 

Your source for news, training, & more within the energy management industry.

Follow energycareer on Twitter

Sign Up to Receive the Energy, Power, Facilities (EFPN) e-Newsletter

Submit Email
 
To Receive FREE EFPN 


Sponsors

aee2015-2016 button

ClimateMaster08172010

Nuclear Street

INDUSTRY NEWS...

EYE Lighting Expects LEDioc™ Retrofit Lamp to Draw Heavy WEEC Show Traffic

Source: Company

EYE Lighting International, a leading manufacturer of LED and HID lamps, LED luminaires, controls and related lighting systems, will have its new LEDioc Lamp on display at the upcoming World Energy Engineering Congress (booth #901), September 30 to October 1 in Orlando, Florida.

(more)

Energy Department Picks Lead for U.S.-China Energy-Water Research

Source: Energy.gov

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected the University of California, Berkeley to lead a consortium of university, nonprofit, utility, and national laboratory partners in a new technical track under the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) that addresses water-related aspects of energy production and use. Once the award is finalized, the U.S. consortium will match or exceed DOE funding of $12.5 million and work with their Chinese counterparts to bolster collaborative efforts to ensure energy, water, and environmental security and combat climate change. The Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, with its consortium partners, has pledged an equivalent amount of resources, bringing the total bilateral effort to $50 million over 5 years.

(more)

Energy Department Awards up to $4 Million to Develop Advanced Biofuels

Source: Energy.gov

The Energy Department announced two additional projects selected to receive up to $4 million to develop next-generation biofuels that will help reduce the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels from biomass. These projects—in addition to five projects previously selected in October 2014 under the same funding opportunity—total a $17.3 million investment by the Department to develop technologies that will enable the production of clean, renewable, and cost-competitive drop-in biofuels at $3 per gallon of gasoline equivalent by 2022. Advancing and commercializing cost-competitive biofuels will help the Department work toward its goal of reducing current petroleum consumption in the United States and, in turn, enhance U.S. national security and reduce carbon emissions.

(more)

Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Advance Efficient Highway Transportation

Source: Energy.gov

The Energy Department announced $10 million for eight incubator projects to develop innovative solutions for efficient and environmentally-friendly vehicle technologies that will help reduce petroleum use in the United States. The funding will go toward projects that pursue breakthrough approaches to providing Americans with greater freedom of mobility and energy security, while lowering costs and reducing environmental impacts.

(more)

HERO PACE Projects to Save More Than One Billion Gallons of Water in California

Source: PR Newswire

Renovate America announced that more than a billion gallons of water will be saved in California as a result of completed water-efficiency projects financed through the HERO Program – and more than half of these new water projects and more than half the projected water savings have been completed since the Governor announced water reduction mandates April 1. The 1.25 billion gallons of water to be saved over the useful life of the water-efficiency projects financed by HERO since January 2012 are the equivalent to 40 million showers or more than 31 million loads of laundry.

(more)

Greenskies To Build Solar Installation On Wesleyan Campus

Source: PR Newswire

Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC, a Middletown-based solar energy company, has been selected to construct a 750 kW-AC solar PV array on the campus of Wesleyan University. 

(more)

PSC approves FPL plan to save customers millions of dollars

Source: PR Newswire

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) approved a settlement agreement between Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and the Office of Public Counsel, modifying FPL's proposed plan to acquire and phase out a coal-fired power plant. The plan approved today is projected to save FPL customers more than $70 million and avoid nearly 1 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

(more)

Mission Viejo Approves Innovative HERO Program to Save Water and Energy

Source: PR Newswire

The Mission Viejo City Council has voted to make the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program available to local residents. HERO PACE financing enables homeowners to make energy- and water-efficiency improvements and pay for them over time through their property tax bill. Interest is tax-deductible, and homeowners see immediate savings on utility bills. Cities and counties benefit through economic stimulus and local job growth, while helping their communities reach state-imposed water and energy savings goals.

(more)

Celtic Bank Facilitates Multiple Commercial Renewable Energy Projects

Source: PR Newswire

Celtic Bank is pleased to announce that it recently facilitated several small to mid-scale commercial solar renewable energy projects supported by 20-25 year power purchase agreements. Funds for the projects will be used by businesses to install solar panels for distributed generation, community solar, and to sell excess energy back to the local electric utility. The projected energy production from these solar facilities is equivalent to eliminating CO2 emissions from 10,974,105 pounds of burned coal or 1,149,645 gallons of used gasoline over a year's time.

(more)

DOI Approves 485-Megawatt Blythe Mesa Solar Project in California

Source: Energy.Gov

 As part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution, create jobs and move our economy toward clean energy sources, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has approved the Blythe Mesa Solar project in California. The 485-megawatt photovoltaic facility will be constructed in Riverside County and will produce enough renewable energy to power more than 145,000 homes in California.

(more)

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. 

(more)

$1 Billion in Energy Department Initiatives for Clean Energy Technologies

Source: Energy.Gov

President Obama announced more than one billion dollars in Department of Energy (DOE) initiatives to drive innovation and accelerate the clean energy economy. 

(more)

Constellation Announces 2015 E2 Energy to Educate Grants Program

Source: Yahoo Finance

Constellation announced that it is accepting applications for its 2015 E2 Energy to Educate Grants program. Since its inception in 2010, the program has provided over $1.8 million in funding for student projects that have enhanced the understanding of energy-related science and technology issues for an estimated 88,000 students.

(more)

UC Davis Ranked No.2 in America’s Greenest Colleges and Universities

Source: Company

So cool, so green! That’s what Sierra magazine says about the University of California, Davis — ranked No. 2 in the magazine’s 2015 “Cool Schools” report, released on Aug. 11.

(more)

CLTC and Bosch Partner on DC Microgrid Demonstration

Source: UCDavis

CLTC is partnering with Bosch to demonstrate the Bosch Direct Current Building-Scale Microgrid Platform (DCBMP) at an American Honda Motor Co., Inc. warehouse facility. Bosch will demonstrate the effectiveness of the DCBMP, a commercial-scale DC building microgrid that integrates advanced technologies to provide reliable power to the connected loads, resilience during grid outages, increased building energy efficiency and renewable energy utilization.

(more)

SDG&E Reaches New Milestone For Renewable Power Delivery

Source: Yahoo Finance 

 This week, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) hit a major milestone for renewable energy delivery in its service territory. At 12:51 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, SDG&E achieved a new record of 1,042 megawatts (MW) of renewable generation on its power grid.

(more)

Saginaw Plaza Partners with Ameresco to Enhance Efficiency & Upgrade Facility with Renewable Power

Source: Company
Ameresco, Inc, a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced today that Saginaw Plaza, LTD., signed a $437,000 Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to partner with Ameresco to upgrade their facility in Lansing, MI. The facility is currently leased to the State and houses two governmental agencies: the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) and the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC). MAE/MPSC worked closely with the property owner, Saginaw Plaza, and Ameresco to achieve facility improvements given the MAE/MPSC is Saginaw Plaza’s long-term tenant. 

(more)

Lutron Announces Smart Bridge Provides Remote Control of Lights Using Siri®, Adding Convenience and

Source: Company

Lutron Electronics is pleased to announce its new Caséta Wireless Smart Bridge supports Apple's HomeKit. The Smart Bridge is part of the Caséta Wireless Lighting Starter Kit, available at the Apple Store® beginning today. With the HomeKit-enabled Smart Bridge, homeowners can now control their Lutron Caséta Wireless dimmers using Siri on their iPhone® or iPad®.

(more)

Software Reveals Power of Data to more Maintenance Managers

Source: Company
What if there was a way to automatically compile and organize all of the data collected by Fluke Connect test tools into a new kind of data-management software? Something designed specifically for maintenance managers? It would have to be seamless. No extra work, training, IT requests, or significant capital required.

(more)

Featured Certified Building: St. Anthony Hospital

Source: EPA Energy Star

In June, St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, Colo., achieved its second consecutive ENERGY STAR certification. 

(more)

EPA publishes the annual ENERGY STAR Snapshot

Source: EPA Energy Star

The ENERGY STAR Snapshot is an annual report that provides an at-a-glance summary of the latest national ENERGY STAR metrics to help our partners see the impact of their efforts. 

(more)

ENERGY STAR and AEE’s World Energy Engineering Congress in Orlando this September!

Source: EPA Energy Star

On September 28 and 29, the Annual ENERGY STAR Industrial Partner and Focus Industry Meeting will take place followed by the Association of Energy Engineers’ World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC). 

(more)

Texas and Ohio compete to be biggest hospital energy loser

Source: EPA EnergyStar

It all started with a friendly taunt. "What's a buckeye, anyway?" asked Texas. Ohio's response: "The nut is poisonous and was used…to stun or kill fish in still water."

(more)

New Features in Portfolio Manager and Data Exchange Web Services Tools

Source: Company

EPA released new features to its ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® tool on August 3, including the ability for users to create reports that include more than two time periods. Checks of data quality have also been expanded to help users more easily identify and correct the underlying data issues that result in "Not Available" alerts within annual energy performance metrics. In addition, properties may be reassigned to different weather stations based on updates to the reference weather station dataset.

(more)

Southern Company--AGL Resources combination enhances customer-focused business model

Source: PR Newswire

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) and AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) announced that both companies' boards of directors approved a definitive merger agreement.

(more)

WEEC to Address Gaining the Competitive Edge in the New World of Energy Management

Source: AEE
Energy and facility managers need to address future energy challenges, including the pressure to reduce energy consumption as a result of Global Climate Change Initiatives; the impact of new legislation and executive orders on energy project planning; as well as seeking integrated energy solutions which assure both a secure and affordable energy supply to meet today's and tomorrow's needs. The World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC), to be held September 30 – October 2, 2015 in Orlando, FL, is designed specifically to facilitate those seeking to expand their knowledge of fast-moving developments in the energy field. The WEEC will cover the total spectrum of energy management and alternative energy technologies for the commercial, institutional, municipal, industrial, and government marketplace. The WEEC is presented by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) along with Diamond Sponsor, Duke Energy, Silver Sponsors Eaton, Trane, U.S. DOE Better Plants and Bronze Sponsors Bosch, Toyota, and ENERGY STAR among others.

(more)

NREL Helps Federal Agencies Reach New Efficiency Targets

Source: Company 

When it comes to energy use, what the federal government wants is more of less. That means fewer greenhouse gases, fewer buildings powered solely by electricity generated from fossil fuels, and fewer gas-guzzling fleets on the road.

(more)

SunEdison Completes 6 Megawatt Solar Power Plant for Lakeland Electri

Source: Yahoo Finance

SunEdison, Inc. (SUNE), the world's largest renewable energy development company, announced that it has completed construction of a 6 megawatt (MW) AC solar power plant that will supply electricity to Lakeland Electric, the third largest public power utility in the State of Florida, through a 25-year power purchase agreement.

(more)

Navy Signs Agreement for Largest Purchase of Renewable Energy by Federal Entity

Source: Company

The Department of the Navy (DON), Western Area Power Administration (Western), and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power hosted a ceremony Aug. 20 at Naval Air Station North Island, California, commemorating an agreement to construct a 210 megawatt (MW) direct current solar facility to benefit 14 DON installations.

(more)

Portland International Airport Boasts Largest Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Source: PR Newswire

In the largest installation of commercial electric vehicle chargers at an airport in the United States, Portland International Airport (PDX) now has 42 L1 PowerPost™ EV charging stations in place. PowerPost® commercial electric vehicle charging stations (EVSEs) are designed and manufactured by Telefonix® Inc., a technology design and manufacturing company that creates product solutions for highly regulated industries.

(more)

Governor, Top Leaders Unveil New England's Largest Solar Parking Canopy

Source: PR Newswire

Governor Charlie Baker and leaders from Bristol Community College (BCC) and its partners unveiled New England's largest solar parking canopy to date, a 3.2 megawatt solar array covering 800-parking spaces on five acres of the College's Fall River Campus.

(more)

Governor, Top Leaders Unveil New England's Largest Solar Parking Canopy

Source: PR Newswire

Governor Charlie Baker and leaders from Bristol Community College (BCC) and its partners unveiled New England's largest solar parking canopy to date, a 3.2 megawatt solar array covering 800-parking spaces on five acres of the College's Fall River Campus.

(more)

Constellation and Bloom Energy to Develop 40 Megawatts of Fuel Cell Projects

Source: Yahoo Finance

Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, and Bloom Energy announced an agreement to develop 40 megawatts (MW) of Bloom Energy fuel cell projects for commercial and public sector customers in California, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.

(more)

WattStopper Brings the Power and Simplicity of Digital Lighting Management to the Fixture

Source: PR Newswire

 WattStopper®, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting controls for commercial and residential use, launched a suite of Digital Lighting Management (DLM) fixture-integrated control products providing engineers, contractors, and building owners a simple, flexible, and scalable way to incorporate individual fixture control into open office environments. Leveraging WattStopper's award-winning DLM technology platform, the solution can be easily configured to meet the latest code and building requirements and changes, as well as expand into a complete digital control infrastructure.

(more)

PLC Provides Control System for Washington State Route 520

Source: Lighting Controls Association 

PLC-Transportation has finished its largest project to date; Washington State Route 520’s new tunnel and roadway lighting control system was recently completed. Three tunnels’ lights on the east side of Seattle’s Lake Washington and two miles of interconnecting roadway lighting are controlled using the ELMS system. ELMS is the Electrical Lighting and Management System, NTCIP Standard 1213. The ELMS system provided the ability to configure, control and monitor roadway and tunnel lighting circuits using public data communication infrastructure from the WSDOT offices 15 miles away in Shoreline, Washington.

(more)

Higher Occupancy Sensor Resolution Promises Greater Savings

Source: Lighting Controls Association 

Occupancy sensors are a proven strategy to reduce lighting energy consumption. As such, they are mandated by commercial building energy codes.

(more)

Noesis Launches Promotional Financing for Energy-Saving Equipment

Source: Company
Noesis, an online lending marketplace for financing energy-saving equipment such as HVAC, lighting, and other commercial building improvements, has announced the launch of a promotional financing program to help accelerate the sales of its partners. The company also announced the appointment of Capital One and Walmart veteran, Hiren Patel, as chief credit officer, who will lead Noesis’ new finance program.

(more)

The 'Nest of Europe' Launches in the US

Source: Company
Just in time for the upcoming summer heat, European home climate control leader tado° announces the official market launch of its Smart AC Control in the U.S. With its Smart AC Control, tado° makes any air conditioner smart. Speaking at the official launch in New York City, Christian Deilmann, CEO & founder of tado°, announced: "Our #smartNYC mission starts today as we aim to smarten up 100,000 of the city's AC units by June 2016". With its high density of ACS, NYC is the perfect starting point for tado° to usher in a new era of cooling, both in the U.S. and globally."

(more)

Vaisala Supports SunEdison, TerraForm in $2.4B First Wind Acquisition

Source: Company
Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, played a critical role in supporting SunEdison Inc., and its power-plant holding company, TerraForm Power Inc., in the $2.4 billion purchase of First Wind Holdings Inc

(more)

Gifographic: Geothermal Savings, How Geothermal Works and Environmental Impact

Source: Company
This new ‘gifographic’ is an animated image that illustrates how geothermal energy works and it’s big benefits. Substantial savings on your monthly utility bills and decreased energy use that lessens your impact on the environment are two of geothermal’s many advantages over traditional heating and cooling.

(more)

Senate Energy Bill Would Help Achieve the Nation's Geothermal Potential, Industry Leaders Say

Source: Geothermal Energy Association
Representatives of the U.S. geothermal industry applauded U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alas., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., for legislation introduced July 22. Their broad, bipartisan energy bill, The Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, "would help America achieve its geothermal potential," commented Karl Gawell, Executive Director of the Geothermal Energy Association, "by addressing some of the most important barriers to geothermal development in the U.S."
 

(more)

These 20 Cities Account For 6.5% Of US Solar PV Capacity

Surce: Cleantechnica
Through a combination of federal, state, and local initiatives, coupled with an expanding solar sector, including both solar installation as well as solar financing options, the United States has been experiencing continuous growth in its adoption of solar as a viable and economically feasible energy source. The nation had a cumulative total of some 20,500 MW of solar electric capacity installed at the end of 2014, enough to power about 4 million average US homes with solar, and while this is only a small segment of the estimated 123 million households in the country, it’s more than triple the capacity of just a few short years ago.

(more)

IKEA: Going 100% Renewable Makes “Good Business Sense”

Source: EcoBusiness
Ikea, the Swedish home furnishing firm, was built on the vision to “create a better everyday life for the many people” and to date, it has grown into a retail giant with more than 350 stores and 150,000 employees globally. The family-owned company is recognised not only for its functional and affordable furniture but is also building a name for itself with its trail-blazing efforts in its green energy and corporate sustainability strategies.

(more)

DTE Building New Solar Array, Tapping Sun's Power

Source: Company
DTE Energy started building a new solar array in Romulus, near the Detroit Metro Airport that will be able to power 125 homes, the company said

(more)

The Florida PACE Funding Agency Successfully Funds Flagler County Project

Source: Company
The Florida PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Funding Agency (Agency) continues to build on its story of success across the state adding Flagler County as the latest jurisdiction to complete a PACE project utilizing its innovative financing program, E|VEST Florida. Homeowner Jill Trecki (Palm Coast) replaced her old central air conditioning system with a more efficient one and increased the safety of her home with a code-compliant roof replacement. The work was completed by Flagler County Heating & Air (Palm Coast) and EZ Roofing Systems (Winter Haven).

 

(more)

U.S. Electricity from Renewables to Grow 1.8% in 2015

Source: EIA
EIA expects renewables used in the electric power sector will grow by 1.8% in 2015; conventional hydropower generation decreases by 2.0% and nonhydropower renewable power generation increases by 5.5%. The 2015 decrease in hydropower generation reflects the effects of the California drought, which are only partially offset by growth in use of hydropower elsewhere. Generation from hydropower is expected to increase by 5.4% in 2016. Total renewables consumption for electric power and heat generation decreases by 1.2% in 2015 and increases by 5.5% in 2016

(more)

IKEA first major U.S. retailer to only sell LED bulbs and lighting

Source: Company

IKEA announced that as of September 1, 2015, all IKEA stores will only sell LED bulbs and lighting to enable customers to live a more sustainable life at home. This bold move was announced in 2012 and IKEA is pleased it has met its commitment. Since 2013, IKEA U.S. customers have purchased 7.6 million LED bulbs, helping them collectively save nearly $3 billion in energy costs. **

(more)

FuelCell Energy Announces Additional Fuel Cell Sales to South Korean Partner

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 sale of 5.6 megawatts of fuel cell modules to South Korean partner POSCO Energy and provided a progress update on the local manufacturing of fuel cell components in South Korea for the Asian market.  The fuel cell component manufacturing building in Pohang, South Korea is completed and is concluding pre-production testing with full production expected to begin in the fall of 2015.  Raw materials have been ordered and delivered from the supply chain shared with FuelCell Energy.  Increasing purchasing volumes will reduce the per-unit cost for both FuelCell Energy and POSCO Energy as the integrated global supply chain serves both companies. 

(more)

Capstone to Provide 1.2 Megawatts of Clean Power for Oil Field Project in Alaska

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 two C600 dual mode microturbines to power a facility and on-site equipment at an oil field project in Alaska.

(more)

ActiveLED® Announces Efficiency Enhancements across Line of LED Billboard Fixtures

Source: PR Newswire

Ringdale® Inc., a Texas-based manufacturer of USA-made ActiveLED® luminaries, announced that its line of billboard lighting has increased efficiency with a consumption level of 50–85 percent less energy than conventional HID lighting. 

(more)

Pattern Development Completes $205 Million Construction Financing on 122 MW Conejo Solar Project

Source: Yahoo Finance 

Advancing into the solar power market, Pattern Energy Group LP ("Pattern Development" or the "Company") announced the completion of approximately $205 million in project financing and the start of full construction on its Conejo Solar photovoltaic (PV) power project in Chile. The 122 megawatt (MW) Conejo Solar PV power project is being constructed approximately 30 kilometers east of Taltal in Chile's Atacama Desert.

(more)

SunEdison and the Rialto Unified School District to Install 8 Megawatts of Solar at 28 Campuses

Source: Yahoo Finance

SunEdison, Inc. (SUNE), the world's largest renewable energy development company, announced that it has signed a 20 year power purchase agreement with the Rialto Unified School District in California for 8.4 megawatts (MW) DC of solar power. As part of the agreement, SunEdison will install solar canopies above the parking lots of all 28 schools in the district.

(more)

FuelCell Energy Announces Appointment of Two New Members to Its Board of Directors

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 appointment of two new members to the Company’s Board of Directors, including Paul F. Browning, former President and Chief Executive Officer, Irving Oil Company Limited and Matthew F. Hilzinger, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, USG Corporation.  These additions to the FuelCell Energy Board of Directors increase the total number of members to ten.

(more)

Energy Department to Fund Master’s and Doctoral Training in Power Electronics

Source: Energy.gov

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to accelerating American manufacturing and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s support of STEM education to create the next generation of engineers and manufacturers, the Energy Department has announced up to $10 million available to establish one or more graduate-level training programs at colleges and universities for engineers in power electronics. The training curriculum in power electronics—which control or convert electrical energy into usable power—will include cutting-edge wide bandgap semiconductors that can operate at higher temperatures, voltages, and frequencies, and are more durable and reliable than silicon-based counterparts. The five-year traineeships program will be implemented beginning in the fall 2016 school year and are concentrated on advanced power electronic equipment engineering, design and manufacturing.

(more)

Salas O'Brien Merges with Atlanta Engineering Firm - HESM&A

Source: Company

HESM&A Consulting Engineers, the Atlanta firm known for Mechanical, Electrical, and Fire Suppression Engineering as well as Commissioning Service for the commercial, educational,  healthcare, hospitality, and retail  markets throughout Georgia and the South announced they are joining forces with a leading national facilities planning and design firm, Salas O'Brien.  The combined firms will now serve clients nationally from 13 offices across the United States. HESM&A will now be known as HESM&A Salas O'Brien.

(more)

$55 million community development, energy efficiency investment moving ahead

Source: Yahoo Finance

TransAlta Corporation (TA.TO) (TAC) has announced it is moving ahead with plans to invest $55 million over 10 years to support energy efficiency, economic and community development, and education and retraining initiatives in Washington State.

(more)

Local Energy Firm receives Grant for HVAC Technology Installations increasing Efficiency

Source: PR Newswire

XChanger Companies has been awarded its second grant from the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Energy Engineering. The grant money will be used to install another patented XChanger HVAC air flow technology system in a commercial building space. The first grant the company received was used in the Holmatro USA commercial manufacturing facility in Glen Burnie, MD. All of the project work for these grants uses Maryland based labor and design resources. The Annapolis based company offers energy efficiency enhancements that routinely save as much as 30% of HVAC energy costs.

(more)

FuelCell Energy Announces Project Development Agreement With E.ON

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 an agreement between its affiliate FuelCell Energy Solutions, GmbH (FCES) and E.ON Connecting Energies GmbH to offer decentralized combined heat and power (CHP) solutions with megawatt (MW) and multi-megawatt Direct FuelCell® (DFC®) power plants to its existing and prospective customer base, via a power purchase agreement financing or leasing structure.  FuelCell Energy Solutions GmbH is a provider of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants in the European Served Area.  E.ON Connecting Energies bundles E.ON’s solutions business in decentralized energy and energy efficiency, serving industrial, commercial and public-sector customers.

(more)

IR-TEC launches LRD-509 series SmartDIM Occupany Sensor

World’s 1st occupancy sensor featuring multi-mode continuous dimming control...

(more)

Yale University Seeks an Open Approach in Y-House

Source: Energy.gov

Although founded more than three centuries ago, Yale University is in its first Solar Decathlon this year. The team members had to scramble to make up for lost time. When they began their U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 project nearly two years ago, the team consisted of eight inexperienced freshmen and sophomores.

(more)

Energy Department Awards $18 Million to Develop Algae Bioproducts and Biofuels

Source: Energy.gov

The Energy Department announced six projects that will receive up to $18 million in funding to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) by 2019. This funding supports the development of a bioeconomy that can help create green jobs, spur innovation, improve the environment, and achieve national energy security.

(more)

SolarCity Introduces Nation's Most Affordable Solar Power Option

Source: PR Newswire

SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY) introduced a new solar energy service that will make it possible for many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to pay less for solar electricity than they pay for power from their local utility for the first time. SolarCity will initially offer its SMB service to owner-occupied business locations in California, but expects to expand it to the east coast and other territories in early 2016. Based on an analysis of SMBs in California, SolarCity expects to make it possible for many to pay between 5 – 25 percent less for solar electricity than they pay for utility power with no upfront cost, depending on their own utility costs and usage. The service will also include fixed, flat solar payments for 20 years, so if the utility rates increase in the future, customers can save even more.

(more)

Pennsylvania Convention Center Receives $60,000 from PECO for Energy Efficiency Efforts

Source: Yahoo Finance

The Pennsylvania Convention Center is seeing “green” in more ways than one. With the completion of three LED lighting projects to boost the facility’s energy efficiency, the Convention Center has received $60,000 in PECO Smart Ideas rebates.

(more)

Nighthawk Releases Mesh-Cellular AMI Communications Upgrade for C&I Electric Meters

Source: Company
Nighthawk, a leading wireless smart grid solutions provider, announces the release of its PolyMesh Cellular 480 Commercial Mesh-Cellular AMI meter system. The PolyMesh Cellular system consists of a Mesh-Cellular™ Hub and a number of PolyMesh Cellular 480 commercial meters.These Mesh-Cellular AMI commercial meters are designed to provide remote meter communications by simply replacing the communications boards inside your existing end-of-life commercial GSM/GPRS cellular communication modules.

(more)

FuelCell Energy Advancing Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Commercialization for Power Generation

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, announces significant progress towards achieving commercial deployment of its solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology, naming three projects selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for funding support.  The projects are designed to demonstrate performance and commercial-readiness, further reduce both product and manufacturing costs, and validate hydrogen production utilizing the SOFC technology in an electrolysis configuration.

(more)

Innovative Wave Power Device Starts Producing Clean Power in Hawaii

Source: Energy.Gov

With support from the Energy Department and the U.S. Navy, a prototype wave energy device has advanced successfully from initial concept to grid-connected, open-sea pilot testing. The device, called Azura, was recently launched and installed in a 30-meter test berth at the Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) in Kaneohe Bay, on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. This pilot testing is now giving U.S. researchers the opportunity to monitor and evaluate the long-term performance of the nation’s first grid-connected wave energy converter (WEC) device to be independently tested by a third party—the University of Hawaii—in the open ocean. 

(more)

AMO Peer Review Highlights Cutting-Edge Energy Efficiency Projects

Source: Energ.gov
More than 100 technology experts gathered to review and provide actionable feedback on 28 R&D projects, four facility projects, and four analytical projects at the AMO Peer Review. The Peer Review was held concurrently with the 2015 Better Buildings Summit in Washington, DC. The Peer Review featured examinations of many innovative projects, including the development of a high metal removal rate process. Traditionally, machining platforms such as drilling have been used to remove material to create a finished product. However, these manufacturing processes are ill-suited to produce small parts with high accuracy requirements.

(more)

2015 Better Buildings Summit Celebrates Continued Energy and Cost Savings

Source: Energy.gov

As part of the Administration’s effort to advance energy efficiency and combat the harmful effects of climate change, Better Buildings Challenge partners have cut energy waste by 94 TBTUs since President Obama first launched the challenge in 2011. The energy savings announced today have saved partners a total of $840 million dollars in energy costs and avoided 6 million tons of harmful carbon emissions, equivalent to cutting the emissions of 1 million cars. To continue this progress, the Energy Department is expanding the Better Buildings Challenge to include water savings goals and Senior Advisor to the President Brian Deese today called on existing partners to recruit one new partner to join the program and set a goal of reducing energy use across their respective building portfolios by at least 20 percent in the next 10 years, effectively doubling down on Better Buildings.

(more)

White House Solar Plan Aims at Low- and Middle-Income People

Source: NY Times
The Obama administration will announce an initiative to help low- and middle-income Americans gain access to solar energy, part of a series of steps President Obama is taking to tackle climate change, according to administration officials.

(more)

DTE Energy to Install Detroit's First Solar Energy Trash Compactors

Source: Company
DTE Energy will install smart, solar-powered trash compactor and recycling units in its downtown Detroit neighborhood to help make the city cleaner and greener.

(more)

Onset Announces Bluetooth CO2 Logger

Source: Company
Onset, a world leader in data loggers, today announced the HOBO® MX1102, the industry’s first data logger that records and transmits carbon dioxide (CO2), temperature, and relative humidity data wirelessly to mobile devices via Bluetooth Smart.

(more)

Georgia Power Announces Launch of New Solar Sales and Installation Service

Source: Company
Georgia Power announced the launch of a new solar sales and installation service for customers. As an unregulated offering, the program will be administered by Georgia Power Energy Services, a business unit more than 20 years old focused on providing turnkey installation of energy efficiency products for customers.

(more)

Southern Company and Partners Announce Longleaf Conservation Grants

Source: Company
In a continuous effort to support wildlife protection and natural resource conservation, Southern Company and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced $4.6 million in grants to establish and enhance more than 173,000 acres of longleaf pine. Among the grants are 11 projects within the Southern Company system service area in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi.

(more)

SCE Maps Out Its Vision for the Electric Grid of the Future

Source: Company
Southern California Edison (SCE) filed its Distribution Resources Plan (DRP) with the California Public Utilities Commission. The filing is the next step in a proceeding the commission initiated last August to move toward full integration of Distributed Energy Resources (such as rooftop solar, storage, electric vehicle charging, energy efficiency and demand response) in operations, investment and distribution system planning.

(more)

London England's Iconic Double-Decker Buses to go Electric

Source: Company
One of the world's most recognized transportation systems, TFL (Transportation for London), known for their iconic red, double-decker buses, has contracted for the manufacture of a brand new, battery electric replacement. The company selected to build the next generation London Bus double-deckers is global electric vehicle leader, BYD Company Ltd.

(more)

U.S. Organizations Recognized for Cutting Parking Facility Energy Use by 60%

Source: Energy.gov

As part of the Energy Department’s effort to support U.S. businesses working to save money by saving energy, the Better Buildings Alliance’s Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign recognized 18 organizations for leading the way in efficient outdoor lighting today.  In the past year, these organizations have committed to install efficient lighting across more than 470 million square feet of parking space – cutting energy use on average by 60 percent. Nationwide, building owners spend more than $16 billion annually to light their parking lots and garages, but by improving all outdoor lighting by 60 percent, American building owners could save more than 9 billion dollars annually across the 215 billion square feet of parking facilities.

(more)

Duke Energy Progress customers in SC to see bill savings this summer

Source: PR Newswire

While energy usage tends to increase this time of year as customers crank up their air conditioners to combat the summer heat, Duke Energy Progress' South Carolina customers will see some relief as the portion of their bills that pays for fuels used to generate electricity will decrease.

(more)

New Emulsion Mist Collectors Offer High Efficiency, Low Operating Costs and 24/7 Performance

Source: PR Newswire

A new line of Handte EM Profi emulsion mist collectors from Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) offers the highest available collection efficiencies, plus the ability to run "24/7" for reduced maintenance, service ease and lower operating costs. The units can handle the heaviest loads encountered in industry to clean up contaminants generated during milling, drilling, tapping, turning, grinding and other machining processes that utilize emulsion mist coolants.

(more)

Celtic Bank Announces First PACE Funding in the State of Utah

Source: PR Newswire

Celtic Bank is pleased to announce that it has funded the first commercial project utilizing PACE in the state of Utah. Proceeds from the bond issuance will be used by Hunt Electric to construct a solar canopy utilizing smart grid technology at their offices in West Valley City, UT. Celtic Bank worked in conjunction with Hunt Electric, Utah Clean Energy, and the Governor's Office of Energy Development to bring the PACE funding structure to Utah. 

(more)

SunEdison and TerraForm Power Announce Closing of 521-MW Atlantic Power Acquisition

Source: Yahoo Finance 

SunEdison, Inc. (SUNE), the world's largest renewable energy development company, and TerraForm Power, Inc. (TERP), an owner and operator of clean energy power plants, announced the closing of the acquisition of Atlantic Power's 521-megawatt (MW) portfolio of operating wind power plants.

(more)

TransAlta using Tesla battery storage technology in Alberta's first energy storage project

Source: Yahoo Finance

TransAlta Corporation (TA.TO) (TAC) has been awarded $250,000 from Alberta Innovates - Energy & Environment Solutions (AI-EES) to help launch Alberta's first large-scale commercial energy storage project.

(more)

Georgia Power to offer solar sales, installation services July 1

Source: PR Newswire

Georgia Power announced the launch of a new solar sales and installation service for customers beginning July 1. As an unregulated offering, the program will be administered by Georgia Power Energy Services, a business unit more than 20 years old focused on providing turnkey installation of energy efficiency products for customers.

(more)

Kraft Power Delivers Two CHP Systems

Source: Company

Kraft Power delivered two (2) KGBL-400-4SH, each rated at 400kw factory pre-packaged Bio Gas CHP systems to a waste-water treatment plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 

(more)

City of Cleveland Selects Constellation as Electricity Supplier

Source: Yahoo Finance

Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation and a longtime competitive energy supplier in Ohio, announced that it has been selected by the City of Cleveland, Ohio, to provide fixed-price electricity supply following a competitive bidding process under the state’s electricity choice, governmental aggregation program.

(more)

Access Fixtures Unveils An Extensive Line of Amber LED Luminaires

Source: PR Newswire

Access Fixtures, an environmentally friendly purveyor of commercial and sports lighting, has released a comprehensive line of wildlife safe, amber LED products. Wildlife-friendly lighting minimizes light pollution in thickly settled communities where bright artificial lighting has the potential to harm local ecosystems. As a strong supporter of energy efficient and environmentally conscious LED technology, the addition of the LED Wildlife Lighting product page was an easy decision.

(more)

DTE Energy to install Detroit's first solar energy trash compactors

Source: PR Newswire

DTE Energy will install smart, solar-powered trash compactor and recycling units in its downtown Detroit neighborhood to help make the city cleaner and greener.     

(more)

New Exelon Report Shows Company’s Transition to Sustainable Energy Future

Source: Yahoo Finance

Fulfilling its commitment to keep the public informed of its sustainability strategy and performance, Exelon has released its latest sustainability report. The report describes Exelon’s approach to providing reliable, clean, affordable and innovative energy products in an evolving energy landscape.

(more)

National Grid Rallies Around REV

Source: Company

National Grid announced its continued commitment to being the utility of the future at New York State's media availability session on the Reforming Energy Vision (REV) proposed demonstration projects. To support REV and other efforts taking place around its footprint, National Grid announced the creation of its New Energy Solutions team at today's event. This team will have the sole purpose of being focused on innovations and technologies that drive cleaner energy, improved efficiency, affordability and choice for the customer.

(more)

IEA Report Offers Global Energy Emissions Strategy

Source: Energy.gov

A peak in global energy-related emissions could be achieved as early as 2020 and at no net economic cost, the International Energy Agency said on Monday in its new World Energy Outlook Special Report on Energy and Climate Change. The Agency showed how to achieve an early peak in emissions as one of four key pillars that it believes are needed to make the upcoming UN climate talks a success, from an energy perspective.

(more)

Energy Department Launches Clean Energy Initiatives

Source: Energy.gov

The Department of Energy announced several new and expanding initiatives as part of the Administration’s Clean Energy Investment Summit, including the launch of a Clean Energy Impact Investment Center (CEII), which will work to make the Department’s resources more readily available to the public, including to mission-driven investors.

(more)

CRedit360 Partners with Urjanet to Embed Utility Data into CRedit360’s Sustainability MGMT plan

Source: Company
CRedit360, a leading supplier of sustainability management software, and Urjanet, the world’s first provider of automated utility data, announced a strategic partnership that enables CRedit360 users to receive automatically collected and standardized utility data from over 1,700 internationally-dispersed utility providers. Urjanet’s data seamlessly integrates directly into CRedit360’s platform, saving companies’ time on data acquisition and speeding up reporting processes.

 

(more)

Energy Efficiency Experts (E3) Selected by Macland Investments to Retrofit Their California Holdings

Source: Yahoo Finance

Premier Holding Corporation (OTCQB: PRHL), the parent company of an ESCO, an energy seller, and a reseller in deregulated markets, announces that its 100% owned subsidiary Energy Efficiency Experts (E3) has been selected by Macland Investments to perform LED retrofits both interior and exterior on their 37 gas stations in Southern California.

(more)

NRG Renew to Develop 20MW Solar Energy Facility for Cisco

Source: Yahoo Finance

NRG Renew LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), the country’s largest independent power producer, announced plans to develop a 20 megawatt (MW) solar energy facility that will generate clean, reliable solar power for delivery to Cisco’s San Jose headquarters. NRG Renew LLC will convert its NRG Solar Blythe II location, which is a 153-acre parcel that has been under development by NRG since 2010, into a solar installation that will help Cisco reach its goal of using renewable sources for at least 25 percent of its electricity needs by 2017. The project is scheduled to begin commercial operation by the end of 2016.

(more)

SDG&E Has Sufficient Power Supplies To Meet Summer Demand

Source: PR Newswire

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), the California Independent System Operator Corp. (ISO), and the California Energy Commission announced that sufficient electricity supplies are available to meet regional energy needs this summer. Customers, however, may be called to conserve in the event of an unexpected power emergency, such as much hotter than expected weather or the unplanned loss of a power plant or transmission line.

(more)

Advanced Microgrid Solutions and Shell Energy North America Team Up to Install Battery Storage

Source: PR Newswire

Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Shell Energy North America (Shell Energy) to install up to 20 Megawatts (MWs) of battery storage at Shell Energy commercial, industrial and utility customer sites throughout California.

(more)

Rockefeller sustainability initiatives are honored by the Association of Energy Engineers

Source: Company

The Rockefeller University’s multi-year initiative to reduce energy usage and carbon emissions will be honored this week with an award from the Association of Energy Engineers. The local award, for institutional energy management of the year, recognizes the consistent achievements of an entire team and is presented to a public sector institution for outstanding accomplishments in developing, organizing, managing and implementing its comprehensive energy management program. Rockefeller’s win at the local level means it will now be entered to compete at the regional, and potentially national, levels.

(more)

SDG&E Honors The City Of San Diego And Balboa Park

Source: Yahoo Finance

Tomorrow, at the 10th Annual Energy Showcase, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) will recognize the City of San Diego, the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, and eight other municipal, school district, and business customers for their remarkable results in energy efficiency and conservation.

(more)

PSEG Power Acquires Maryland Combined-Cycle Power Plant Project

Source: Yahoo Finance

PSEG Power, through its wholly-owned subsidiary PSEG Fossil, has acquired the 755-MW Keys Energy Center project from Genesis Power, LLC and an energy-focused private equity fund managed by Ares EIF Management, LLC. PSEG Power plans to rename the facility the PSEG Keys Energy Center (KEC).

(more)

Georgia Power offers tips to save money as heat wave hits Georgia

Source: Yahoo Finance

 As sustained high temperatures in Georgia drive energy use up, Georgia Power is reminding customers that focusing on energy efficiency can help keep their homes cool and reduce the impact of the hot weather on power bills. As part of continued efforts to help customers save energy and money, the company has made it easy to find energy solutions and expertise at www.GeorgiaPower.com and is sharing tips and advice throughout the summer on Twitter using the hashtags #HotWeatherTip and #SaveEnergy.

(more)

Energy Department Recognizes Denver Area Partners for Housing and Building Efficiency

Source: Energy.gov

As a part of the Administration’s effort to help cut energy waste, the Energy Department and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will recognize the Denver Housing Authority and the cities of Denver and Arvada, Colorado today for their leadership in the Better Buildings Challenge. Altogether, these organizations are cutting energy waste across 10 million square feet of commercial buildings, municipal facilities, and multifamily affordable housing facilities. This afternoon, Energy Department and city officials will join HUD Secretary Julián Castro on a tour of North Lincoln Homes before also viewing showcase projects in Denver and Arvada.

(more)

Across the USA on One Tank of Non-Petroleum Fuel -- made possible by Neste's NEXBTL

Source: PR Newswire

A team of motorsport enthusiasts will drive from Atlantic Coast of Florida to the Pacific Coast of California on just one tank of renewable fuel in June 21-26, 2015. This is made possible by NEXBTL renewable fuel that is produced from bio-based raw materials by Neste, the world's largest producer of renewable diesel.

(more)

First City in the State of Minnesota to be 100 Percent Powered by Community Solar

Source: PR Newswire

After a historic vote last Monday, the city of Cologne signed a contract this morning to power up to 100 percent of its city facilities' energy needs from Community Solar.  The energy will be generated by over 2,700put solar panels in SunShare's solar gardens currently under development through the Xcel Energy's Solar*Rewards Community program.  This is enough energy to power about 140 homes for 25 years.

(more)

National Grid Ranked Top Green Utility in the World

Source: Company 

This week National Grid landed the number one spot as a utility on Newsweek's Top Green Companies in the World 2015, ranking 29th overall.

(more)

NextEra Energy Resources/Tompkins Cortland Comm. College complete on-campus solar power installation

Source: Yahoo Finance

NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, through an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary, and Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3), one of 64-member institutions of the State University of New York system, announced the completion of a 2.6 MW solar system on the main college campus in Dryden, New York. The system, installed on approximately 10 acres, is expected to meet 90 percent of the college's electricity needs.

(more)

USDA Announces Restart of Biomass Crop Assistance Program for Renewable Energy

Source: Energy.Gov

 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that incentives will resume this summer for farmers, ranchers and forest landowners interested in growing and harvesting biomass for renewable energy. The support comes through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), which was reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. BCAP provides financial assistance to establish and maintain new crops of energy biomass, or who harvest and deliver forest or agricultural residues to a qualifying energy facility.

(more)

The Ohio State University Wins Year One of North American EcoCAR 3 Competition

Source: Energy.Gov

The U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) announced The Ohio State University as the overall winning team for Year One of the EcoCAR 3  competition, a four-year collegiate engineering program that gives students the chance to design, build, and demonstrate cutting-edge, eco-friendly automotive technologies in the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.

(more)

Capstone Microturbines to Upgrade New York University Research Facility

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 two orders for C1000 microturbines for energy efficiency projects in New York City, New York. A single C1000 will be installed at a New York University research and learning facility while a second C1000 will replace the existing generators at the River Park Towers residential complex in the Bronx.

(more)

LED Flat Panels Light Up Dental Surgery Room in Raleigh, North Carolina

Source: Company

The difference was "night and day" when the primary office for Nu Image: Surgical and Dental Implant Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, installed LEDtronics' LED Flat Panel Lights to replace their old-technology fluorescent tube lights in their parabolic troffers.

(more)

Capstone Receives Groundbreaking C600 Order for New OATI Data Center in Minnesota

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 600-kilowatt microturbine system to be installed in the OATI data center and office facility currently under construction in Bloomington, Minnesota.

(more)

Bank of America Issues $600M Green Bond

Source: Energy Manager Today
Bank of America has issued a green bond for $600 million to advance renewable energy and promote energy efficiency. This is the company’s second green bond. In November 2013, Bank of America issued its first green bond for $500 million.
(more)

Florence County Government Partners with Pepco Energy to Implement Major Energy Reducing Improvement

Source: MarketWatch
Pepco Energy Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. and a leader in energy savings performance contracting, announced that it has commenced implementation of an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) with Florence County, South Carolina. Under the contract, Pepco Energy will install over $6.6 million of energy efficiency improvements at thirty Florence County facilities that are guaranteed to save more than $432,000 annually and $7.6 million over the term, while also addressing critical infrastructure needs.
(more)

Boston Was Just Named the Top City in the Country for Saving Energy. Here’s Why

Source: The Washington Post
It’s report card season — and not just for grade-school students. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) published the 2015 edition of its biennial City Energy Efficiency Scorecard, ranking U.S. cities based on their local energy policies and initiatives. And for the second time in a row, Boston is top of the class.
(more)

Noesis Is Bridging The Energy Efficiency Finance Gap

Source: Startup Hook Up
Energy efficiency is becoming a top priority for building owners, and companies. Businesses are quickly seeing the benefits of switching to more eco-friendly power solutions, and the reason for doing so is evident when checking the numbers.
(more)

Los Angeles' Sustainable City pLAn Unveils Ambitious Goals to Improve Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Source: NRDC
Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled the first-ever Los Angeles Sustainable City pLAn. This comprehensive document outlines ambitious yet achievable goals and targets for Los Angeles on environmental, economic, and equity issues.
(more)

ComEd and Schneider Electric Partner to Deploy Green Button Connect My Data

Source: Company ComEd is joining forces with Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, to deploy Green Button Connect My Data in northern Illinois. ComEd is among the first utilities to roll-out Green Button Connect My Data, which allows customers to authorize third-party service providers to receive direct access to their energy usage analytics via the Green Button functionality. (more)

FPL Recognized for Innovative Approach to Florida's Electric Grid

Source: Greentech Media Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has been named to the Grid Edge 20 - the top 20 companies in the nation that are transforming the energy industry - by Greentech Media. FPL was singled out for its industry-leading approach to the grid, using technology to better manage the electric system and deliver reliable service that ranks among the best in the nation. (more)

Michigan's Largest solar Panel Installation Taking Shape Outside Ann Arbor

Source: M Live DTE Energy is moving forward with a roughly 1.1-megawatt solar energy installation just outside the Ann Arbor city limits. (more)

Georgia Southern University Receives Georgia Peach Green Building Award

Source: Georgia Southern University
Georgia Southern University was granted the Georgia Peach Green Building Award by the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission (GSFIC) for the new Biological Sciences Building, which meets requirements of the Georgia Peach Green Building Rating System.

(more)

Con Edison Development Enters into Agreement to Procure GE Energy Storage System

Source: Company
GE announced it will supply Con Edison Development (CED) with an 8 MWh battery energy storage system in Central Valley, CA. The new storage solution will be utilizing GE's Mark VIe-based plant control system, Brilliance MW Inverters, and packaged lithium ion battery modules.

(more)

Continental Control Systems Releases the Fast Power Option on the WattNode® Modbus for PV Production

Source: Company
Due to new requirements from utilities, Continental Control Systems has released a new firmware version for the Modbus Revenue energy meter providing for a Fast Power register reading which updates every 200 milliseconds. Option FP (Fast Power) supports utility feed-in limit requirements for those utilities that have limits on the AC power that may be fed into the grid by PV and wind inverters. In order to avoid exceeding utility limits, and to read the power and energy production from the inverter, revenue-grade kW / kWh meters are installed to monitor the power flowing to and from the grid. The inverter converts direct current to alternating current that syncs with the grid. Taking the readings directly from the meter, the smart-inverter monitors the output of the meter and adjusts the generated power going to the grid to control line voltage accordingly.

(more)

Innovative MTA Free-Cooling Chiller Systems

Source: Chiller & Cooling Best Practices® Magazine
MTA’s John Medeiros and Don Joyce have built a strong chiller business in the U.S. and interestingly have trained many “air compressor people” to “turn off the blinders” and look for chiller applications with their clients. Don has written an excellent article on the energy-efficiency benefits of free-cooling and featured installations carried out by Bob Copell of Scales Industrial Technologies.

(more)

SunEdison Partners With The City of Long Beach To Provide 2.5 Megawatts Of Solar Power

Source: Company
SunEdison, Inc, the world's largest renewable energy development company, today announced an agreement to develop and install four solar power plants for the City of Long Beach, delivering a combined 2.5 megawatts of solar energy. SunEdison has added the plants to the call right list of TerraForm Power, Inc., a global owner and operator of clean energy power plants. "It's a genuine pleasure to partner with the City of Long Beach," said Rafael Dobrzynski, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Distributed Generation at SunEdison North America. "The City has a compelling vision for a sustainable economy, and with solar they can save money, save water, and cut down on pollution. And with a SunEdison fixed-price power purchase agreement, they can lock in energy savings without a penny up-front."

(more)

U.S. Army Selects Eaton to Help Automate, Optimize and Secure Global Power Delivery Systems

Source: Company
Power management company Eaton announced it was contracted by the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to help upgrade utility monitoring and control systems at U.S. government-operated facilities around the world. Eaton is one of 13 companies to receive the $2.5 billion shared capacity multiple award task order contract.

(more)

Wolf: Let's make PA 'fertile ground' for energy biz

Source: Philly.com
Pennsylvania's new governor pitched the state to the energy industry Tuesday morning during a conference at the Convention Center.

(more)

GDF SUEZ Energy Resources Powers Globalcon Conference & Expo with Renewable Energy Certificates

Source: Company
GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, a leader in U.S. retail energy, is continuing its support of the Association of Energy Engineers' (AEE) commitment to sustainable development by supplying renewable energy certificates (RECs) to the 2015 Globalcon Conference & Expo.  The event was held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. This is the sixth consecutive year the retail electricity provider will supply a quantity of certificates, which will be Green-e® Energy Certified, targeted to match the electricity that will be consumed during the conference and expo.  A Green-e® Certified REC represents the environmental attributes of electricity generated from wind, solar, or other renewable generation facilities that meet certain vintage and production standards.

(more)

Schneider Electric, Autodesk Partner to Make Buildings More Energy Efficient

Source: BEPA
Schneider Electric and Autodesk Inc. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, under which the two companies will collaborate to enhance current practices for building lifecycle management based on Building Information Modeling (BIM).
 

(more)

Starwood and NRG Energy Bring Sustainable Luxury to The Phoenician

Source: Company
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) in partnership with NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), through its wholly-owned subsidiary NRG Renew, today unveiled its first project to integrate clean sustainable energy at The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection resort. Featuring approximately 2,000 photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, the 568 kilowatt (kWdc) solar installation will offset a portion of The Phoenician resort’s energy demand – an amount equivalent to the energy needs of approximately 90 homes

(more)

Freeman Achieves LEED Silver Certification

Source: Company
The Freeman Company, the leading global partner for integrated marketing solutions for live engagements, today announced that the U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED® Silver Certification in the Building Design and Construction rating system for New Construction to the Freeman Chicago Facility. Freeman is the first general contractor in the event industry to achieve this status for new construction using sustainable design and construction methods.

(more)

Tokyo Aims to Quadruple Solar Power Generation Capacity by 2024

Source: Manichi
The Tokyo metropolitan government has set a goal of quadrupling solar power generation capacity in the capital to 1 million kilowatts by 2024, installing solar panels on the rooftops of buildings including houses and schools, said officials.

(more)

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.

(more)

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.

(more)

Archived articles

Forbes - Energy . . . 

Iran - The Deal Is Done  
With the support of Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) yesterday, President Obama?s multinational nuclear deal with Iran will go forward. As the last holdout of the global coalition, the United States was on the verge of making fools of ourselves by blocking the deal we worked on for such a long time. But science and diplomacy won out, and we will still have the options we have now of Iran cheats.

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 16:55:54 GMT

How Cheap Oil Has Changed Obama's Stance With Saudi Arabia  
Thanks to the oil glut, President Obama has more leverage to insist that Saudi Arabia's King Salman accede to the Iran nuclear deal. He can insist that in return for continued American support that the king must do more to root out radical groups within the kingdom, that he must temper the Saudi military operations in Yemen, and that he should at least be as progressive on civil liberties as his brother.

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 12:34:00 GMT

Obama Puts Alaska At Epicenter Of Climate Change With Big Oil's Blessing  
President Obama has ventured where no other U.S. president has gone before -- the Arctic Circle. But his trip there coincides with another ethereal cause where no other leader of the Free World has traveled: the curbing of climate change and the attempts to win approval in Congress and the courts.

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 12:10:00 GMT

Chevron Pays To Keep Workers Quiet At Its Gorgon LNG Project  
Shareholders in Chevron Corporation haven't had much to smile about lately, and they'll have even less to smile about when they learn that construction workers on the Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Australia have just won a generous increase in pay and conditions.

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 10:15:00 GMT

China's Economic Slowdown: We May Have Seen Peak Coal  
A weak economy is a key reason that a peak in China?s coal use may have occurred in 2013, more than a decade earlier than was thought possible even. Complementing the effect of a weak economy, bit investments in renewable power are starting to pay off.

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 11:55:00 GMT

4 Reasons Why Low Oil Prices Mean It's Time To Shift To Renewable Energy  
With oil prices at six-year lows, now is a tempting time for consumers to buy a bigger car, fill it up with cheaper gas and hit the road. The smarter move is to use this moment to accelerate the shift to renewable energy.

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 16:14:00 GMT

Could A Carbon Tax Prevent The Catastrophic Consequences Of Climate Change That Obama Fears?  
In recent days, President Obama has painted the risks of climate change in apocalyptic terms.  Speaking in Anchorage, AK on Monday, Obama warned that without quick action to slow or reverse global warming, "entire nations will find themselves under severe, severe problems: More drought. More floods. Rising sea levels. Greater migration. More refugees. More scarcity. More conflict.”

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 18:13:00 GMT

It's Time For An Energy Reality Check  
The Obama Administration vilifies energy from fossil fuels and it is inexplicable.  He once had some appreciation for natural gas but lately, President Obama seems to be cool on natural gas and has grown increasingly uncompromising in his damnation of fossil fuels as the villains in his push for his climate agenda.  Not surprisingly he has escalated his advocacy of renewable fuels. It has to leave any informed American scratching their head.

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 16:45:00 GMT

Warren Buffett: The Early Years  


Tue, 1 Sep 2015 15:39:00 GMT

Deal Flow And Synergy - Why Warren Buffett Likes Phillips 66  
There's lots of oil refiners to invest in. Why does the Oracle like this one?

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 15:39:00 GMT

Buffett Buys Into Phillips 66: A Brick And Mortar Investment  
For a pundit like myself to critique an investor like Warren Buffett is a bit like asking a high school English teacher to review Shakespeare, but they do it, so I might as well. Without examining his investment in Phillips 66 in detail, some comments can be made about the sector and his possible thinking.

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 12:29:00 GMT

U.S. Military Is Saving Lives By Allying With Clean Energy Developers  
The New Energy Economy is boasting an old ally -- the U.S. military, which is increasingly employing renewable energies and high technologies. With the U.S. armed forces moving in, the question then becomes how such a market place will unfold and who will be the major players in it.

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 12:05:00 GMT

The Oil Price Soars As The Saudi Blink Morphs Into A Wink  
The Saudi blink might have morphed into a wink, which is one reason why the price of oil has risen by 25% over the past three trading days to get within a few cents of $50 a barrel.

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 10:11:00 GMT

Climate Change Has The Earth In Hot Water  
NOAA?s annual State-of-the-Climate report card gives us a scary grade. Ocean temperatures are rising steadily with some pretty bad results ? fish die-offs, ocean-spanning dead zones, drop-off in ocean productivity. It turns out that global warming is all about water, not the atmosphere. The oceans absorb a thousand times more heat than the atmosphere and hold 90% of the heat of global warming. We better be ready.

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 04:31:31 GMT

The Flaws In D.C. Regulators' Rejection Of Exelon's Bid For Pepco  
I stayed up later than usual last night. I couldn’t stop reading the nearly 200 page decision by utility regulators in Washington D.C. rejecting Exelon’s proposed acquisition of Pepco Holdings.

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 03:20:00 GMT

Athens Clearing Way for Gas Grid Privatization  
The push towards the privatization of Greece's energy sector ? among many ? continued this week with news that Athens will likely move to approve the purchase of a substantial stake of the country's gas grid company by Azerbaijan's state-owned oil company SOCAR.

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 00:56:00 GMT

Oil Plunge Takes Toll on Libya's Coffers  
Libya has announced a $3.3 billion budget deficit for the first seven months of the year, highlighting the severe effect of the sustained decline in global oil prices on those countries that rely most on the industry for its revenue sources.

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 00:52:00 GMT

How The World's Largest Steel Manufacturer Is Trying To Go Green  
The world's largest steel manufacturer is trying to clean up its act.

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 00:13:00 GMT

Late Summer Confusion For Oil Prices: Don't Get Too Excited About The Rebound  
The oil market has just finished its impression of a bungee jumper, dropping $7 in 2 weeks, and now rebounding $10 in a few days. Aside from the fact that this is August (or was, until end of trading today), this behavior should remind us why amateurs find the oil market so difficult to navigate. Odysseus had smoother sailing.

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:20:00 GMT

Commodities And 'Black Monday': Bearish Extremes Merit Revisiting Oversupply Issues  
There is a sense in the wider market that price correction of a whole host of commodities from copper to crude oil will not turn into an uptick anytime soon. Neither were the price declines in sync, nor is the uptick going to be.

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:00:00 GMT

Circle Abandons Second Well In Morocco In A Month  
Marking a set-back for Morocco's energy diversification efforts, especially for those aiming for further hydrocarbon development in the North African nation, Circle Oil announced that it will abandon its second well in a moth.

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:58:00 GMT

Assessing The Eagle Ford: Geology  
The Eagle Ford is located in South-Central Texas extending from the Maverick Basin, through the Central Texas Platform, across the San Marcos Arch and ending in the East Texas Basin. Overall the Eagle Ford is about 50 miles wide and over 400 miles long extending beneath 15 counties. The Eagle Ford continues to be one of the top plays despite low oil prices. The image below shows the current rigs and permit activity in the last 30 days. The highest area of interest is in the eastern section of the play.

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:30:00 GMT

Will The Hyperloop Spark A Patent Revolution?  
You know that pneumatic tube that you use to shoot bank deposits to the teller at the drive-through window?  You may soon be traveling cross-country in a similar device. That’s the basic premise of the Hyperloop, a high-speed transportation system that was first introduced by SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk in 2013, which proposes to send travelers shooting down pneumatic tubes in pods at speeds upwards of 500 miles per hour.

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:03:00 GMT

Will The Oil Industry Face An October Surprise Of Its Own?  
October could shape up as one of the most pivotal months in the oil and gas industry ? not just for 2016, but potentially through 2020.

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:45:00 GMT

Lessons From Carter's Energy Policy: Better To Be Lucky Than Smart?  
Although I have great respect for former President Jimmy Carter, this does not extend to his energy policies. His reputation has suffered from events beyond his control, such as the Iranian Revolution, and the aura of incompetence bestowed on him by the media and Washington (rather as the late Gerald Ford was falsely considered clumsy and dimwitted). And Stuart Eizenstat correctly notes in a New York Times op-ed that his accomplishments have not gotten the attention they deserved.

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:42:00 GMT

Falling Oil Takes Algerian Spending With It  
The wide-ranging impact of the sharp reduction in global oil prices is providing real-world challenges for those producers most dependent on hydrocarbon revenue are finding themselves coming up short, most notably Algeria.

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:41:00 GMT

Climate Change Has The Earth In Hot Water  
NOAA?s annual State-of-the-Climate report card gives us a scary grade. Ocean temperatures are rising steadily with some pretty bad results ? fish die-offs, ocean-spanning dead zones, drop-off in ocean productivity. It turns out that global warming is all about water, not the atmosphere. The oceans absorb a thousand times more heat than the atmosphere and hold 90% of the heat of global warming. We better be ready.

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:00:00 GMT

Volkswagen: Creatively Countering Its Carbon Footprint  
Every day, companies churn out billions of products to serve all walks of life. As consumers, we almost always see and experience the end product, but rarely do we think about what it takes to make the product. When you drive your car do you ever think about all the manufacturing processes that went into it? What about all the emissions that stem from said manufacturing? From minerals and raw materials to production and consumer use, plus recycling efforts, all of these emissions add up in a hurry. When fossil fuels burn, they produce carbon dioxide. Production of coal, natural gas and oil generate methane. Fossil fuel combustion produces nitrous oxide. The list goes on. Companies have emissions requirements they’re expected to meet, but many times they either surpass these thresholds or simply want to reduce their overall carbon footprint. Recently, we had a chance to take a trip to Northern California to see an example of what a huge company like Volkswagen does to help with sustainability and reduce its emissions impact.

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:00:00 GMT

Eni Boasts of 'Super Giant' Gas Discovery in Egypt, Threatening Israeli Export Plans  
Italian energy giant Eni has continued its push into Egypt with news that it has discovered an enormous offshore natural gas field just off the country's Mediterranean shore, boosting the country's energy aspirations.

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:17:00 GMT

Blackstone Billionaire Stephen Schwarzman Pays Visit To Nigerian President  
American billionaire investor Stephen Schwarzman held a closed-door meeting with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday.

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:33:00 GMT



Web services provided by:
internet4associations, the association internet solution.  For information call 1.800.292.5809 or email, sales@internet4associations.com