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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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Greenpeace Study Finds Renewable Energy Will Be Cheapest Electricity in G20 Countries by 2030

Source: Greenpeace International
Wind energy and solar power will be the cheapest form of power generation in every G20 country by the year 2030 at the latest, a new Greenpeace Germany report has found. Ahead of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, the Greenpeace Germany-commissioned study also found that in about half of the G20 countries, renewable energy has been cheaper or equal in price to electricity generated from dirty coal or hazardous nuclear power plants since 2015.

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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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HomeFeatured NewsThe Amazing Commercial PACE — Make Friends With It Before It Gets Famous

Source: Renewable Energy World
You’ve heard about the growth of Property Assessed Clean Financing (PACE). Mostly you’ve heard about Residential PACE. Over the last four years or so, R-PACE has reached about $3.5 billion in securitized financing, consisting mostly of California contracts. By contrast, the commercial side of PACE remains below the radar, with a lifetime value of about $400 million, and generating approximately $30 million of growth over the last quarter… Peanuts. It begs the question: why should the renewable energy industry get excited about commercial PACE?

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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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How Distributed Energy Resources are Impacting Utility Operations

Source: Company
A new report indicates that distributed energy resources will have an increasingly complex and widespread impact on utility operations as penetration grows.  The report, Impacts of DER on Distribution Operations, is the result of a year-long collaborative research study by GridBright and CEATI International.

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Duke Energy and Siemens Enter Innovative Agreement for Advanced Gas Turbine Technologies

Source: Company
Lower customer costs, regional economic growth, increased efficiency and flexibility are potential benefits of a recent agreement between Duke Energy and Siemens.

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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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Nevada State Assembly Passes Revised Solar Bill

Source: Company
Sunworks, Inc., a leading provider of solar power solutions for agriculture, commercial, industrial (ACI), and residential markets, praised the passage of Nevada Assembly Bill 405 (AB405) by the state assembly. The State Assembly passed the bill by a vote of 38-2. AB405 will now be under consideration by the State Senate which has 13 days remaining in the 2017 legislative session.    

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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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Seattle City Light Supports Renewable Energy with Green Up Grants

Source: Company
Seattle City Light announced that the utility will support renewable energy projects and education at schools, public institutions and nonprofit organizations with $400,000 in grants through the Green Up program in 2017 and $600,000 in 2018.

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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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Life Data Labs Solar Array

Source: Sain Engineering Associates 

Life Data Labs, Inc. is a premium animal nutrition and health products manufacturer in Cherokee, AL. SEA served as general contractor in the completion of one of the state’s largest private solar installations, powering all of their manufacturing facility mainly with solar energy.

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Better Buildings Challenge Partners Save $1.9 Billion,18 Achieve their Portfolio-Wide Goal this Year

Source: www.energy.gov

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the energy-efficiency progress made by the 345 leading public and private sector organizations in the Better Buildings Challenge. These efforts have led to a combined 240 trillion Btus and an estimated $1.9 billion in cumulative energy and cost savings. These results are summarized in the 2017 Better Buildings Progress Report released today that highlights accomplishments across the broader Better Buildings Initiative. The goal of this initiative is to make commercial, public, industrial, and residential buildings 20 percent more energy efficient over the next decade by focusing on overcoming market barriers and sharing partner-created solutions.

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Infrastructure

Source: Shirley Hansen

Numbers from over $700,000 to $200,000,000 are floating around Washington D.C.  The word, “INFRASTRUCTURE” is laced among these numbers. Over 50,000 bridges and numerous roads. The enticement seems to get projects that politicians can point to with pride and quite possibly get their name on. Hard to do that with a water pipeline. I’ve been listening and reading and things seem very quiet when it comes to water.

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Tiernan & Patrylo Partners with Hannah Solar to Turn Brownfields Green

Source: Company 

Tiernan & Patrylo recently partnered with Hannah Solar on two roof-mount solar arrays atop their buildings in Peachtree City. The combined 755 kilowatt (kW) systems are just the latest addition to the properties, which the company recently revitalized under the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Brownfield program.

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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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Southern California Edison Named No. 1 Solar Utility in U.S. for Second Year in a Row

Source: Company
Southern California Edison delivered more solar energy to its customers last year than any other utility in the nation, according to rankings compiled by the Smart Electric Power Alliance. The rankings were announced at the alliance's annual Utility Conference.

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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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Experts Outline Pathway for Generating Up to Ten Terawatts of Power from Sunlight by 2030

Source: NREL
The annual potential of solar energy far exceeds the world's energy consumption, but the goal of using the sun to provide a significant fraction of global electricity demand is far from being realized.

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PACE: How Protecting Our Environment Can Help Our Economy

Source: The Energy Collective
California has been a guiding light in our nation’s economic recovery. Our state now leads the nation in economic growth and has cut the unemployment rate in half since 2011. California’s clean energy sector, propelled by policies adopted by Governor Jerry Brown and the State Legislature, has turned out to be an important part of this success. California’s solar industry, for example, now employs more than 100,000 people, almost double the number of people who work for all the state’s electric utilities combined.

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Energy Department Announces $3.9 Million

Source: www.energy.gov

The U.S. Department of Energy announced nearly $3.9 million for 13 projects designed to stimulate usage of high performance supercomputing in U.S. manufacturing. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office’s High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program enables innovation in U.S. manufacturing through the adoption of high performance computing (HPC) to advance applied science and technology relevant to manufacturing, with an aim of increasing energy efficiency, advancing energy technology, and reducing energy’s impact on the environment through innovation

 

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Six Energy-Saving Ideas You Can Implement Tomorrow

Source: Energy Star

Recently hundreds of leaders in energy efficiency convened in Washington, DC, to celebrate the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Awards. Prior to the main event, EPA held a partner meeting for commercial and industrial winners to highlight trends and innovations among this year’s awardees.

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LEDtronics Latest-generation LED High Bay Light Fixtures Boast Higher Lumens

Source: Company 
LEDtronics® announces our latest series of dimmable high-efficiency LED High Bay Fixtures! These DLC-listed low-profile units output more lumens than our previous generation, while being more energy-efficient. Best of all, they are our most affordable high bay light fixtures to date!

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

Source: www.energy.gov

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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FEMP Announces the Department of Energy's Third Generation IDIQ ESPC Contract Award

Source: www.energy.gov

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced the award of its third generation of indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) to 21 energy service companies (ESCOs). 

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Reduce Energy Bills with a Solar Investment

Source: PR Newswire 

According to the California Solar Initiative (CSI), California leads the nation in solar projects with a reported 580,741 solar projects installed in the last 12 months. While a solar power investment aligns homeowners with the popular green energy movement, there are also solid financial reasons to invest in solar. Gilmore Heating, Air, Solar offers advice to Sacramento-area homeowners about why investing in solar energy is a good idea.

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Delta Earns ENERGY STAR(R) Partner of the Year Award for Second Consecutive Year

Source: PR Newswire

Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, announced its subsidiary Delta Products Corporation was named as 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year - Product Brand Owner Award winner by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 26. In 2017, only 143 winners were chosen from a vast network of 16,000 ENERGY STAR partners. This accolade recognizes Delta's overall commitment to educating consumers about energy efficiency, as well as Delta's contributions towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the superior sustainability of its Breez ventilation fans. In 2016, some of Delta's ENERGY STAR qualified Breez ventilation fans exceed ENERGY STAR efficiency requirements by as much as 367 percent.

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Axiom Exergy Energy Storage

Source: Company 

Axiom Exergy has completed the first installation of its thermal energy storage solution, the Refrigeration Battery at a Whole Foods Market store in Los Altos, California. The project successfully demonstrates the viability and potential of their energy storage solution by shifting up to 1040 kWh of electricity load at the facility for up to 10 hours a day over the course of several months. Without any changes to staff behavior or daily operations, the pilot demonstrated consistent, daily electricity load-shifting by offsetting electricity used by refrigeration compressors and condensers to off-peak times of day. Additionally, Whole Foods Market facility managers now receive real-time information about the system's performance via Axiom's integrated cloud monitoring platform including enterprise-level monitoring and analytics, historical data and real-time KPIs like kWh shifted, peak kW reduced, and battery charge level. 

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ComEd Awards Largest Energy Incentive Check in History for Chicago Commercial Building

Source: Green Building News

An event was held at 311 S. Wacker in Chicago on Feb 22. to introduce local building managers and owners to its recent energy efficiency retrofit. Building tours were given to the attendees of the event in an effort to encourage them to deploy the same energy retrofit solution for their buildings.

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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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ENGIE and Schneider Electric Collaborate to Digitize the Energy Sector

Source: Company
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, and ENGIE, a global energy player committed to be leader of the energy transition in the world, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore and deploy new digital solutions for operational efficiency of renewable assets (wind and solar PV), leveraging Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Historian and related application software powered by Schneider Electric's Wonderware brand.

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Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth

Source: ElectricEnergyOnline.com
The Environmental Protection Agency, surrounded by American energy workers, public employees and members of Congress, President Donald Trump signed the Energy Independence Executive Order to protect thousands of jobs and strengthen energy security, while also ensuring that our policies provide clean air and clean water for all of our citizens.

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GE Renewable Energy to Supply 1st Integrated Solar-Wind Hybrid Project In US

Source: Cleantechnica
GE Renewable Energy has been selected to supply wind and solar components for the first ever US commercial integrated solar-wind hybrid project. While the project is small, it’s nevertheless a good start. The 4.6 megawatt project is a community project set for Red Lake Falls in Minnesota, and to be developed by North American developer Juhl Energy. GE Renewable Energy has been contracted to supply two 2.3-116 wind turbines from GE Renewable Energy’s Onshore Wind business, as well as 1 megawatt (MW) of solar power conversion equipment provided by GE’s Current business.

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Trustees Continue Support of Penn State’s Sustainability Goals

Source: Penn State
The approval of an additional four design firms to handle energy-conservation related projects was part of next steps taken by the Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital planning to continue the reduction of the University’s energy use. The four firms, McClure Co. of Harrisburg; Mortenson of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Precis Engineering of Ambler, Pennsylvania; and Wayne Crouse Inc., of Pittsburgh, on Feb. 23 joined the two previously appointed firms as those approved for Energy Savings Plan projects.

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Proposal for $15 Million Rebate Program for Renewable Heating and Cooling Technology

Source: NYSERDA
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a $15 million proposal to accelerate the use of renewable heating and cooling technologies in New York to stimulate the clean energy economy. The new policy framework released by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority includes a proposed two-year, $15-million program to provide rebates for the installation of ground-source heat pumps. This plan will support the state’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in New York 40 percent by 2030 from 1990 levels.

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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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Governor Cuomo Announces Approval of Largest Offshore Wind Project in the Nation

Source: ny.gov
90 Megawatt Offshore Wind Farm 30 Miles Off the Coast of Long Island Will Create Jobs and Power 50,000 Long Island Homes with Clean, Resilient and Affordable Energy Project is Part of Governor Cuomo's Clean Energy Standard to Secure 50 Percent of the State's Electricity Supply from Renewable Sources by 2030.

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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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Southern Company Subsidiary Announces Strategic Wind Development Agreement

Source: Company
As part of the company's renewable development strategy, Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power announced a joint development agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES) to develop and construct approximately 3,000 megawatts (MW) across 10 projects with commercial operation dates between 2018 and 2020. Additionally, Southern Power has signed agreements to purchase wind turbine equipment from both Siemens and Vestas for use at the facilities.

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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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‘Largest Green Roof in the World’ Proposed for Silicon Valley Project

Source: Geosynthetics Magazine
Last year, Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly unveiled plans to convert an ageing shopping center in California’s Silicon Valley into a vast development featuring the world’s largest green roof.

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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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