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CAPSTONE’S ENERGY FINANCING JOINT VENTURE EXECUTES FIRST AGREEMENT

Source: Company 

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that its energy financing joint venture, Capstone Energy Finance, executed a five-year agreement with a large greenhouse operation in Colorado.

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CHP Installation Keeps Hospital Running During Hurricane Harvey

Source: www.energy.gov

With any major storm, energy reliability and security are major concerns for those in the storm’s path. While much of Houston, Texas, and the surrounding areas, were faced with uncertainty as Hurricane Harvey made landfall, the Texas Medical Center – the largest medical center in the world – was able to sustain its air conditioning, refrigeration, heating, sterilization, laundry, and hot water needs throughout the storm thanks to the combined heat and power (CHP) installation operated by Thermal Energy Corp (TECO).

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Better Plants to Lead Multiple Sessions at the World Energy Engineering Congress – Sept 27-29

Source: www.energy.gov

Attending the World Energy Engineering Congress? The AMO’s Better Plants Program will lead a conference session (Track J) on topics such as energy management workforce, the 50001 Ready program, boosting innovation and competitiveness, and energy security. 

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AEE Recognizes Individuals and Organizations around the World for Contributions

Source: Lightning Releases

The Association of Energy Engineers, a nonprofit professional Association of over 18,000 members, is presenting over 70 regional awards to individuals and organizations around the world. It is important to recognize these individuals and companies for their dedication and performance in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industry.  The following awards will be given at the 39th World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, DC.

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Gas to Become World's Primary Energy Source by 2035

Source: Company
Oil and gas will be crucial components of the world's energy future, according to DNV GL's forecast of the energy transition. While renewable energy will grow its share of the energy mix, oil and gas will account for 44% of world energy supply in 2050, compared to 53% today. Gas will become the largest single source of energy from 2034.

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AEE Honors Energy Efficiency Professionals at the 40th WEEC International Awards Banquet

Source: Lightening Releases

Through its International Awards Program, the Association of Energy Engineers® (AEE®) acknowledges the important achievements being made in energy efficiency and energy management by individuals, organizations, agencies, and corporations. The following awards will be presented September 27th at the 40th World Energy Engineering Congress in Atlanta, GA.

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Decades After Developing Technology, NREL Sets New Solar-to-Hydrogen Record

Source: NREL

Innovation is forever marching forward, but sometimes it's necessary to take a small step backward in the interest of greater accuracy. Revisiting previous solar-to-hydrogen research enabled scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to improve the efficiency of a novel process that directly converts sunlight into hydrogen—and recapture a world record first set at NREL in 1998.

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TE Connectivity Named to Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index

Source: PR Newswire

TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, announced that it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the sixth consecutive year. Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices evaluate the sustainability performance of the largest 2,500 companies listed on the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index. They are the longest-running global sustainability benchmarks worldwide and have become the key reference point in sustainability investing for investors and companies alike.

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CAPSTONE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES TRACK TESTING OF KENWORTH MICROTURBINE-POWERED HYBRID ELECTRIC TRUCK

Source: Company

Capstone Turbine Corporation, the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that it has successfully completed track testing of a Kenworth Class 7 hybrid electric work truck using its 65kW microturbine as an on board range extender. The successful track testing confirmed both high-speed performance as well as operation on 20 percent grades.

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University of Florida Receives Energy Efficiency Leader Award from Trane

Source: Company
Trane®, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, presented its annual Energy Efficiency Leader Award to the University of Florida. The award recognizes the university’s commitment to providing a healthy, productive learning environment with minimal impact on the environment. This commitment includes an energy-efficient approach to the renovation of the university’s J. Wayne Reitz Union building, an upgrade project that continues to exceed performance expectations. 

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Staff Report to the Secretary on Electricity Markets and Reliability

Source: energy.gov
Secretary Rick Perry directed his staff to develop a report including an assessment of the reliability and resilience of the electric grid and an overview of the evolution of electricity markets. The study contains a comprehensive analysis and series of recommendations from the Department of Energy staff meant to inform and guide policy makers, regulators, and the general public in future conversations about the challenges America faces.

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U.S. Department of Energy Proposes Expedited Approval for Small-Scale Natural Gas Exports

Source: US DOE
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a proposed rule that will provide for faster approval of small-scale exports of natural gas, including liquefied natural gas (LNG), from U.S. export facilities.

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Washington, DC Named First LEED Platinum City in the World

Source: USGBC
Washington, DC was named the first LEED for Cities Platinum city in the world. Mayor Bowser was presented this honor by Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), at an event on the steps of Dunbar High School – the highest rated LEED-certified school in the United States. The Mayor and Ramanujam were joined by Mayor Bowser’s Chief Technology Officer, Archana Vemulapalli, and Jay Wilson, the District Department of Energy and Environment’s green building expert.

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Delta Americas Headquarters Recognized with Livable Buildings Award

Source: Company
Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, announces that its Delta Americas Headquarters located in Fremont, Calif., was honored by UC Berkley's Center for the Built Environment (CBE), earning an Honorable Mention in its 2017 Livable Buildings Award program. The superior sustainable design and high quality-of-life properties of Delta's US LEED Platinum-certified, net-zero-energy designed green building were instrumental in receiving the honor. Based on its calculated energy usage in 2016, its Energy Use Intensity (EUI) achieved 21.6, indicating the facility saved 90 percent energy than traditional buildings (Average EUI: 212)*1. In July of this year, the building achieved full net-zero operation, with its solar energy generation surpassing consumption.

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GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy & ARC Nuclear to Commercialize Advanced Small Modular Reactor

Source: Company
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Advanced Reactor Concepts LLC (ARC Nuclear) announced steps to advance their collaboration to develop and license the ARC-100 advanced small modular reactor (aSMR).

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NREL-Developed CUBE Helps Solve Army's Refueling Challenge

Source: NREL
You might envision something called the CUBE as square and looking like a Borg ship from "Star Trek," but you would be wrong. Within the world of renewable energy, CUBE is an acronym (short for Consolidated Utility Base Energy) and is more rectangular in shape, measuring about three feet wide, twice as long, and five feet tall. It's a small machine with a big job: ensuring electricity flows smoothly to the U.S. Army's forward operating bases.

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Georgia Power's Ash Pond Closure Methods Focus on Protecting Georgia's Water Quality

Source: Company
Georgia Power announced that efforts to dewater its ash ponds are well underway, marking the next step in the safe and permanent closure of 29 ash ponds at 11 active and retired power generation sites across the state. The company's comprehensive and customized dewatering process treats the water removed from the ash ponds to ensure that it meets the requirements of each plant's wastewater discharge permits approved by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) and is protective of applicable water quality standards. 

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Schneider Electric Appoints Emily Heitman to Lead Energy Businesses in U.S. and Canada

Source: PR Newswire 

 Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, announced the appointment of Emily Heitman as Vice President of the Energy business in the U.S. and Canada.

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Piedmont Natural Gas opens compressed natural gas refueling station in Hickory, NC

Source: PR Newswire

Piedmont Natural Gas announced that it has added a Hickory location to its network of public compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling stations, a sign of growing demand as more companies are choosing to convert their commercial fleets to clean, affordable natural gas.

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LEED Platinum Mercedes-Benz Stadium Set to Open

Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
After 39 months of construction, the 71,000-seat Mercedes-Benz Stadium is set for its first dress rehearsal Saturday night as the Atlanta Falcons host the Arizona Cardinals at in NFL preseason action.

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Atlanta Commits to 100% Renewable Energy By 2035

Source: Sierra Club
Atlanta became the 27th city in the country to commit to transition to 100 percent clean and renewable energy. The Atlanta City Council unanimously approved a measure introduced by Councilman Kwanza Hall that establishes a community-wide goal of transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035.

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WSP Releases Its Sustainability Report

Source: Company
WSP has released its 2016 Sustainability Report, presenting year-over-year data for the entire company for the first time. The report is aligned with the new brand, which has a strong sustainability focus. “We continue to believe that the most significant influence we can have in working towards a sustainable economy is through the advice our experts give to our clients. One of the guiding principles under our brand is that we are “future-focused and challenge the status quo”, says Paul Dollin, Global Chief Operating Officer at WSP. “Future Ready”, our global client-facing program to help our clients prepare for the future, sits perfectly alongside the new brand.”

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Georgia Power Highlights Impact of Solar Eclipse on Solar Generation During Facebook Live

Source: Company
Millions of Georgians were anticipating the first significant solar eclipse to cross the state in more than 30 years and, to illustrate the real-time nature of solar generation, the company invited energy fans to tune in to a special Facebook Live event at Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower. Fans got an unprecedented look at how the eclipse affects solar generation from the company's solar research and demonstration project at its Atlanta headquarters. As solar continues to grow, Georgia Power customers can expect continued reliable service thanks to the company's diverse, flexible generation mix including solar, as well as nuclear, natural gas and other sources.

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ENGIE Resources to Power New Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex

Source: Company
ENGIE Resources, the fourth-largest non-residential electricity provider in the United States and leader of an "Energy Revolution," announced that it will be the official energy provider to the new state-of-the-art Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex, located in Camden, New Jersey.  The Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex is the largest and most technologically advanced training center in professional sports.

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Massachusetts Jail Gets $545K Grant to Install Solar Panels

Source: AP
A western Massachusetts jail will soon get some of its power from the sun. The Franklin County Sheriff's Department has received a $545,000 grant from the state Department of Energy Resources to install a solar canopy at the county jail in Greenfield.

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Largest Portfolio of Solar Installations on Department of Defense Property

Source: Company
Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, a leading independent power producer (IPP) and provider of turnkey renewable energy solutions, and Pensacola-headquartered energy provider Gulf Power have completed the largest combined portfolio of solar facilites on Department of Defense property to date. The 120 MWac Gulf Coast Solar Center spans 942 acres across three Navy and Air Force sites in Northwest Florida. Together with Air Force and Navy officials, executives from Coronal Energy, Panasonic, and Gulf Power celebrated the achievement today (8/22) during a ceremony held at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola's Navy Outlying Landing Field (NOLF) Saufley, which hosts the largest of the three solar installations: a 366-acre, 50 MWac solar generating facility.

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7-Eleven® Wins Stars of Energy Efficiency Award

Source: Company
7-Eleven® has been awarded with the Alliance to Save Energy “Built Environment” award for its commitment to reducing energy consumption and improving efficiency in its stores. 7-Eleven has successfully decreased electricity use in store operations by an estimated 21 percent over the past seven years through installing LED lighting, energy management systems and high-efficiency HVAC units.

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ComEd to Make Bigger Move into Solar Energy

Source: Daily Hearld
ComEd will make a major investment in solar energy over the next several years in a move the utility said will expand its efficiency offerings for customers.

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World Energy Engineering Congress Conference and Expo Celebrates 40 Years

Source: Company
Advanced energy markets are bigger than ever, representing a $1.4 trillion global industry. The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) recent Market Trends Survey respondents rated the adoption of cost effective renewables, climate change and global warming as the most critical trends shaping the energy efficiency market. AEE seeks to further explore these topics along with energy industry leaders at the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC), to be held September 27-29 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.

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Georgia Power Marketplace Marks One-Year Anniversary

Source: Company
This summer marks the one-year anniversary of Georgia Power Marketplace, Georgia Power's innovative direct-to-consumer website featuring the most popular energy saving and smart home products. Since its launch in 2016, more than 35,000 products have been sold through the Marketplace ranging from smart thermostats to LED lighting. The website is a single, convenient online portal and streamlines the rebate process through integration with customers' Georgia Power accounts.

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Seattle City Light Begins Advanced Metering Upgrade

Source: Company
Seattle City Light began upgrading existing electricity meters with advanced meters that will enhance services for customers and help the publicly owned utility operate more efficiently. City Light will replace more than 420,000 meters across its service territory by the end of 2018.

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Ameresco Breaks Ground on PIDC's 6MW Natural Gas-fired Peaking Plant Project at Navy Yard in Philly

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

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'Spectacular' Drop in Renewable Energy Costs Leads to Record Global Boost

Source: The Guardian
Renewable energy capacity around the world was boosted by a record amount in 2016 and delivered at a markedly lower cost, according to new global data – although the total financial investment in renewables actually fell. Falling solar and wind prices have led to new power deals across the world despite investment in renewables falling.

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ABM to Save Georgia County More Than $20 Million With Energy Efficient Upgrades

Source: Company
ABM a leading provider of facility solutions, has initiated a comprehensive energy performance contracting program for Georgia's McIntosh County Board of Education . ABM's customized solution is projected to save McIntosh County Board of Education more than $20.9 million in energy and operating costs over a 20-year period. The project launched last December and is scheduled for completion by December 2017 .

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University of Notre Dame Seeks LEED Certification

Source: Construction & Demolition Recycling
The Duncan Student Center, O'Neill Hall and Corbett Family Hall, each surrounding Notre Dame Stadium at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana, were designed and constructed with the goal of seeking the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification.

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JPMorgan Chase Makes 100% Renewable Energy Commitment

Source: Solar Industry
Adding to the growing list of major companies going all-in on renewables, financial services firm JPMorgan Chase has set a new goal to source renewable power for 100% of its global energy needs by 2020. The firm has over 5,500 properties in 60 countries that cover 75 million square feet.

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NREL at 40: Driving Advanced Energy Research

Source: www.energy.gov

From its start in 1977 to today, NREL has pushed the boundaries of what's possible. For 40 years, NREL has expanded American prosperity and security through world-class research. The laboratory's work stimulates the U.S. economy, inspires ingenuity, and preserves our nation's energy security. Today, the laboratory is poised to lead America into the future—for the next 40 years and beyond.

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DOE Releases Updated Combined Heat and Power Installation Database

Source: www.energy.gov

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Advanced Manufacturing Office announced the release of the updated Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Installation Database, a database that contains a comprehensive listing of combined heat and power installations throughout the country as of December 31, 2016.

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AMO Announces $2.5M to Support Graduate-level Traineeship Programs

Source: www.energy.gov

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office announced $2.5 million in funding to support university-led traineeship programs that address workforce training needs in the early-stage technology area of advanced materials and process technologies in energy-related manufacturing

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4 MW Landfill Gas CHP System

Source: Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany

Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany (MCLB) is located just outside Albany, Georgia. The primary mission of the base is to rebuild and repair ground combat and combat support equipment and to support installations on the East Coast of the United States. Today one
of MCLB Albany’s most important facilities is the Marine Corps Logistics Command's Maintenance Center. The base comprises more than 3,300 acres and employs more than 2,400 civilians along with a complement of 600 active-duty Marines.

 

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UN Report: Least developed countries face challenges in funding

Source: UN Daily News

Lack of funding is among the biggest challenges for the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs) in their implementation of sustainable development targets, according to a United Nations report. 

 

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AMO Supports Traineeship Program to Prepare the Next Generation of Manufacturing Experts

Source: www.energy.gov

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) announced $2.5 million in funding to support university-led traineeship programs that address workforce training needs in the early-stage technology area of advanced materials and process technologies in energy-related manufacturing. EERE will competitively select U.S.-based institutions of higher education to implement masters-level training programs designed to train a new generation of advanced manufacturing engineers to fill workforce needs across industry, national labs, and universities.

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DOE Announces over $77 Million in Funding for Clean Energy Technology Research

Source: www.energy.gov

That’s right—$46.2 million to advance solar power technologies, a $19.4 million investment in advanced vehicle technologies, $8 million for breakthroughs in algae-based biofuels, and $4 million for geothermal feasibility studies. Read the announcements  

 

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An Algae-Based Surfboard?

Source: www.energy.gov

It’s officially summertime, and the surf is up!  As you head to the beach this year, you may find some new products at the surf shop, made of bioplastics from algae.

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U.S.-China Energy Performance Contracting Pilot Call for Projects

Source: www.energy.gov

EERE seeks to recognize clean energy companies who are leaders in energy performance contracting (EPC) in the U.S. and abroad. 

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Saint-Gobain Takes Advantage of New Better Plants-Diagnostic Equipment Program

Source: US DOE

Accumulating accurate and reliable energy data is very important for identifying cost-savings and energy-saving opportunities in industrial systems. Having the right equipment can be critical to making the demonstrable case to management that an investment in energy efficiency can boost productivity and manufacturing competitiveness, and lead to significant dollars saved. However, plant operations personnel do not always have access to the instruments needed to collect such information. Late last year, Better Plants launched the Field Validation and Diagnostic Equipment Program (DEP) to help partners address this challenge. Saint-Gobain Corporation, a Better Plants Challenge Partner, was one of the first to leverage the new program’s resources, which enabled it to uncover as much as $20,000 in potential annual energy savings.

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Spirax Sarco Introduces Steam Jet

Source: Company
Spirax Sarco, the leader in products and services for steam system management, announces the release of the Steam Jet Thermocompressors, the energy saving device that compresses low – pressure steam, often waste steam, to a higher acceptable pressure that can be utilized by additional applications our customers may have.

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U.S. Department of Energy Honors Trane Facility with Better Projects Award for Energy Productivity

Source: Company
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, has earned a Better Project award for its work implementing energy productivity at its Trane manufacturing, engineering and assembly facility in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Southern Company Subsidiary and Wärtsilä Sign Agreement to Develop Flexible Gas Power Plant Projects

Source: Company
Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power and Wärtsilä, a leading supplier of flexible generation technology, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop two flexible gas power plant projects, which could be as large as 450 megawatts (MW) each.  Southern Power will lead this effort.

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Alaska's Largest Boroughs Collaborate on Energy Efficiency Program

Source: KBBI
It may become more financially feasible for Alaska’s business owners to make their buildings more energy efficient in the coming years. One of the few bills to pass the legislative session this year will allow local governments to provide a new financing tool for energy efficiency projects, but there are still more steps in the process. The Alaska Energy Authority is working with four of Alaska’s largest boroughs and Anchorage to implement the program.

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First PACE Project Closes in Houston - Largest PACE Project in Texas

Source: City of Houston
The City of Houston and Hays County announced the closing of their first commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) projects at the Houston Premium Outlets and San Marcos Premium Outlets. Combined, the Simon Properties projects will receive over $4 million in energy and water saving retrofit investments financed by Petros PACE Finance. The Houston Premium Outlet project is the largest PACE project in Texas to date.      

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Hawaiian Electric Submits Updated 30-year Energy Plans Charting a Course to 100% Renewable Energy

Source: Company
The Hawaiian Electric Companies outlined a detailed plan charting a 30-year course leading to 100 percent renewable energy in Hawaii. The plan lays out near-term actions to lay the foundation for meeting the most ambitious energy goals in the country, while preserving the flexibility needed to adapt to future advances in technology, changes in policy, and reductions in development costs.

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Ameresco Providing Energy Upgrades for Arizona City

Source: Company
Ameresco, Inc, a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced it has contracted with the City of Peoria to implement efficiency measures that are expected to result in significant energy savings over time. Earlier this month, the Peoria City Council unanimously approved the energy efficiency and renewable energy project that will enhance sustainability initiatives and provide solar covered parking canopies at multiple city facilities.

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CAPSTONE SECURES FOLLOW-ON CHP ORDER FOR THREE OFFICE TOWERS AT MELBOURNE CBD

Source: Company 

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that it has received an order for a C600S Signature Series microturbine and four C200S Signature Series microturbines to provide integrated combined heat and power (ICHP) for three office towers in Melbourne, Australia’s Central Business District (CBD).

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Uniform Methods Project for Determining Energy Efficiency Program Savings

Source: www.energy.gov

Under the Uniform Methods Project, DOE is developing a set of protocols for determining savings from energy efficiency measures and programs

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ABB reduces operational costs of Italian water company with energy management solution by 30 percent

Source: Company

ABB has successfully completed a pilot of the ABB Ability™ Electrical Distribution Control System with Italian public water company, Consorzio di Bonifica Veronese (CBV), significantly reducing plant maintenance time and lowering operational costs. Part of the ABB Ability digital offering, the Electrical Distribution Control System connects power installations to the cloud, giving customers real-time information and historical trends to improve their complete electrical system’s performance.

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How Do Wind Turbines Survive Severe Storms?

Source: www.energy.gov

June starts hurricane season, an unsettling time for some people living near our nation’s shorelines. For the next 6 months, communities will be on watch for severe storms and high winds that could potentially knock out power or damage homes and businesses.

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Energy Secretary Announces New Director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Source: www.energy.gov

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced the appointment of Dr. Thomas Zacharia as the new director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He was unanimously selected by the UT-Battelle Board of Governors to succeed Dr. Thom Mason as ORNL’s Director.

 

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Energy Dept Announces $3 Million for High Performance Computing

Source: www.energy.gov

The Energy Department announced up to $3 million in available support for manufacturers to use supercomputers at the department's national laboratories to tackle major manufacturing challenges. The High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program enables the use of high performance computing (HPC) expertise and resources for the manufacturing sector to address research and development challenges with HPC and investigate its use to support advanced energy and manufacturing issues.

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Athens Library Gets $100,000 Grant to Install Solar Array

Source: Online Athens
The Athens Clarke County Library has won a $100,000 grant to install a solar array at the library's 2025 Baxter Street building.The grant was one of two $100,000 awards this year by EBSCO Information Services, a large library resources provider for academic, public library, government and school customers. The Ipswich, Massachusetts company is a subsidiary of Birmingham, AL's EBSCO Industries, one of Alabama's largest privately held companies.

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2017 Energy Star Top Cities

Source: Company

EPA unveiled this year’s ENERGY STAR Top Cities list, showing which U.S. metro areas were home to the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings last year. We ranked the Top 25 Cities overall, the Top 10 Mid-Size Cities, and the Top 10 Small Cities. 

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EnerNOC Enters Into an Agreement to be Acquired by the Enel Group for over $300M

Source: Company

 EnerNOC, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENOC), a leading provider of demand response solutions and energy intelligence software, announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by the Enel Group ("Enel"), a multinational power utility and leading integrated electricity and gas operator present in over 30 countries across five continents with a managed capacity of approximately 85 GW and more than 65 million business and household customers worldwide.

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Report: Canada's Adoption of Renewable Power Sources

Source: National Energy Board
Canada generates a larger share of its electricity from renewable sources than most other developed economies in the world, primarily due to its hydro production, according to a new report released by the National Energy Board (NEB).

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New York Seeks Bids for $1.5 Billion in Clean Energy Projects

Source: Newsday
New York State will seek bids for clean energy projects valued at up to $1.5 billion in a move Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration says is aimed at expanding the state’s green energy economy after President Donald Trump’s administration pulled out of the Paris climate accord.

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Net Zero Energy Buildings Popping Up Nationwide

Source: Energy Manager Today
Energy, a building certification program initiated by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), is now known as Zero Energy (ZE) Building Certification. ZE, in partnership with the New Buildings Institute (NBI), advocates for improved energy performance in commercial buildings, while ILFI administers certification of ZE buildings.

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Lockheed Martin Selected to Improve Energy Efficiency at Federal Facilities

Source: Company
Lockheed Martin has been selected for a Department of Energy contract to improve energy and water efficiency at federal facilities. Lockheed Martin is one of 21 companies selected to implement Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) designed to create federal infrastructure improvements and energy savings. The individual projects are part of an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract shared across all contractors, and with a base period of five years with one 18-month extension option.

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Departments of Agriculture & Energy Announce Up to $9 Million through BRDI

Source: DOE
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announced that up to $9 million in funding will be made available through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) to increase the nation's energy independence by supporting the development of bioenergy feedstocks, biofuels, and biobased products.

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Tecogen Partners with WGL Energy on Large New York CHP Project

Source: Company
Tecogen® Inc., provider of clean energy products which, through patented technology, nearly eliminate criteria pollutants and significantly reduce a customer's carbon footprint, announced an agreement with WGL Energy Systems (WGL Energy) to install seven Tecogen InVerde 100 e+ CHP modules at a large, multiunit residential complex in Manhattan, New York.

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Green Mountain Power Launches Smart Water Heater Program to Help Customers Save Money

Source: Company
Green Mountain Power is excited to offer its customers a new opportunity to be part of the energy revolution by reducing energy use, saving money and helping GMP reduce peak energy demand for all customers.

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Duke Energy Embarks on a 10-year Initiative to Strengthen North Carolina's Energy Grid

Source: Company
Duke Energy announced Power/Forward Carolinas -- a $13 billion, 10-year project to modernize the state's electric system. These upgrades will harden the system against storms and outages; make it safer and more resilient against cyber-attacks and physical threats; help expand renewable energy; generate jobs and stimulate economic growth.

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ENGIE Is Now Supplying Solar Power to the City of Houston through a New 50 MW Plant

Source: Company
The City of Houston and ENGIE are pleased to announce that ENGIE's 50 MW SolaireHolman plant is now on line, operational, and capable of providing up to 10.5% of the City's electricity needs with clean, affordable solar power for the next 20 years under a power purchase agreement. This agreement solidifies the City's status as the largest municipal purchaser of renewable energy in the United States.

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553 Megawatts Connected to Georgia Grid Last Year, Renewable Growth Continuing

Source: Company
The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), formerly the Solar Electric Power Association, announced that it has named Georgia Power to its annual Top 10 Utility Solar list. The annual list, released at the Utility Solar Conference in Tucson, Arizona, recognizes a select group of U.S. utilities for solar connections to the grid in 2016. Georgia Power ranked 10th in 2015 and advanced to 5th among 412 utilities in 2016. Solar systems installed in Georgia in 2016 as a result of Georgia Power's solar programs totaled 553 megawatts.

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State Officials Celebrate California's Leadership in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Adoption

Source: CA Energy Commission
Leaders from three state agencies caravaned from Sacramento to the Bay Area and back to demonstrate how easy it is to drive and fuel hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles in California, and to celebrate the state's global leadership in efforts to get more zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on the road.

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DOE Awards 21 Contracts to Provide New and Efficient Energy & Water Infrastructure Improvements

Source: DOE
The Department of Energy (DOE) announced the award of 21 new energy and water saving contracts to private-sector companies that will help improve the efficiency of federal facilities. These indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) are awarded to energy service companies (ESCOs) that provide guaranteed cost savings as a result of privately financed energy and water infrastructure improvements to federal facilities, without the need for additional congressional appropriations. 

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Rising Solar Generation in California Coincides with Negative Wholesale Electricity Prices

Source: EIA
Utility-scale solar generation in the territory of the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) accounted for almost 40% of net grid power produced during the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is the first time CAISO has achieved these levels, reflecting an almost 50% growth in utility-scale solar photovoltaic installed capacity in 2016. The large and growing amount of solar generation has occasionally driven power prices on the CAISO power exchange during late winter and early spring daylight hours to very low, and sometimes negative, prices. However, consumers in California continue to pay average retail electricity prices that are among the highest in the nation.

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Massachusetts Green Communities Program Continues to Grow

Source: Energy Manager Today
The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources has expanded its Green Communities program by 30 cities. The goal of each existing and new member is to reduce energy use by 20 percent within five years. The program has been ongoing since 2010, during that time, it has granted $65 million for more than 550 lighting projects, 350 weatherization projects, 4,875 HVAC upgrades and assorted other projects.

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Bractlet Earns Top Product of the Year Award From Energy Manager Today

Source: Company
Bractlet, a provider of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) energy analytics platform powered by simulation models, announced that its Energy to Profits™ software received a Top Product of the Year Award from the Energy Manager Today Awards. The award signifies that judges considered Bractlet's platform an exemplary product.

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Schneider Electric Helps NJ Schools Achieve Financial Success Through Energy Efficiency

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

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

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

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

Source: PECI



Capstone Test 2

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

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Capstone Turbine Expands Marine Market Product

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

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