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Capstone Expands CHP Footprint in Russian Manufacturing Sector

Source: Yahoo Finance

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced it has expanded its presence in Russia's manufacturing sector with two ultra-high efficiency combined heat and power (CHP) projects. Capstone continues to grow its business in Russia despite geopolitical tensions and the latest round of U.S. and Russian sanctions.

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DTE Energy selects SolarCurrents projects

Source: PR Newswire

DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) selected 84 new solar energy projects for inclusion in Phase 2 of DTE's SolarCurrents customer-owned pilot program.

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Capstone Receives 9MW Factory Protection Plan Contract

Source: Yahoo Finance

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that it has signed a Factory Protection Plan (FPP) contract for nine C1000s increasing the total contract backlog for Capstone FPPs to a record of over $55 million. This $55 million in service backlog is in addition to the record $175 million product backlog as of June 30, 2014.

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Tesla Model S60 Raffle to Benefit Illinois Solar Energy Association

Source: Yahoo Finance

The Illinois Solar Energy Association is raffling off a Tesla Model S and Bosch home charger! Net drawing proceeds will fully benefit ISEA's work in advancing renewable energy development throughout the State. You can buy tickets to win this smooth ride until September 27th, 2014.

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CEQ Releases Annual Energy and Sustainability Performance Update

Source: Company

As part of the Obama Administration’s initiative to reduce energy use, pollution and waste and save money in Federal operations, Federal agencies today released annual updates that show significant progress toward aggressive energy and sustainability goals set by the President in 2009. 

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Radiance Solar Expands O&M Services Division

Source: Company

Radiance Solar announced the formal launch of Radiance O&M Services with the hire of industry veteran Jordan Shechter as Director of Operations & Maintenance.

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Capstone Secures Follow-On Order for Six C600s From Top Shale Producer

Source: Yahoo Finance

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced a follow-on order for an additional six C600s totaling 3.6 megawatts from an independent exploration and production company operating in the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays.

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Plug Power Announces 2014 Second Quarter Results; Record Revenues Achieved

Source: Yahoo Finance

 Plug Power Inc. (PLUG), a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions, reports its 2014 second quarter results.

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Exelon's Constellation Business Acquiring Integrys Energy Services

Source: Company

Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) and Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: TEG) announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for Exelon to purchase Integrys Energy Services Inc., a competitive retail electricity and natural gas subsidiary serving approximately 1.2 million commercial, industrial, public sector and residential customers across 22 Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states and the District of Columbia. Integrys Energy Services will become part of Exelon’s Constellation business unit, strengthening Constellation’s retail power and gas business, serving approximately 2.5 million residential and business customers across the continental United States.

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Energy Department Increases Access to Energy-Department-Funded Scientific Research

Source: DOE

 The U.S. Department of Energy is introducing new measures to increase access to scholarly publications and digital data resulting from Department-funded research.

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New Jersey Offshore Wind Firm Highlights Energy Department Grant

Source: DOE

At the end of Steel Pier, with the ocean as a backdrop, Fishermen’s Energy, US Senator Robert Menendez, State Senator Jim Whelan, Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian, Jose Zayas, US Department of Energy (“DOE”) Director of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office and numerous officials, memorialized the $46.7 million of grant funding over four years to accelerate the commercialization of innovative offshore wind technologies in the United States. 

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LEDtronics LED Lighting Helps Florida Town Protect Sea Turtle Nesting App Story

Source: Company

The City of Fernandina Beach, Florida, has completed modifications and upgrades to the lights at its Main Beach Park using LED turtle-friendly high power lighting that will protect sea turtle nesting without compromising the public’s safety at night.

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Association of Energy Engineers New England Chapter 2014-2015 Program Year Kick off Meeting Septembe

Source: PRWeb

The New England Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE-NE) 2014/2015 program year kicks off on Wednesday September 10th at the Embassy Suites hotel in Waltham, MA with a discussion on the state of the solar industry in Massachusetts. Networking with industry professionals starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. “We are extremely excited about our lineup of meetings and speakers this year” said Sam Nutter AEE-NE’s incoming president. “Last year we had record breaking attendance and expect to continue this trend with relevant topics such as the rapid growth of the solar industry in Massachusetts” added Sam. AEE-NE suggests you register early as space is limited. To sign up for the event please follow the link to register at https://aeenewengland.org/meet-reg1.php?id=28.

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Eaton Helps East Norwalk, CT, Modernize Infrastructure to Improve Electrical Grid Resiliency

Source: Company
Power management company Eaton announced it provided the Third Taxing District of East Norwalk, Connecticut, with electrical engineering services and power distribution equipment for the construction of a new electrical substation facility. Located at 6 Fitch St., the substation will help the district lower the cost of electricity while enhancing grid stability and meeting growing demand from residents and businesses.

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China Will Install More Solar This Year Than The U.S. Ever Has

Source: ThinkProgress.org
According to new numbers released by the Chinese government, China added 3.3 gigawatts of solar capacity in the first six months of the year ending June 30, marking a 100 percent increase over the same period last year. That brings China’s total solar supply to 23 gigawatts — 13 shy of the country’s goal of installing 35 by the end of 2015. In 2013 China installed around 11.3 gigawatts of solar, representing 37 percent of global growth, and the bulk of this year’s installations will come in the second half of the year. The agency vows to install 13 gigawatts of solar power capacity this year, which would mean an average of more than one gigawatt a month for the rest of the year — an amount equatable to South Korea’s total installed capacity as of 2013

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Los Angeles' City-Owned Electric Utility Raises its Energy Efficiency Ambitions

Source: NRDC
The five-member Board of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has unanimously voted to approve 10-year energy efficiency targets that will vault America’s largest municipally-owned utility, which provides service to around 3.9 million people, to national leadership in energy efficiency.

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Capstone Receives Orders for Twenty-Five C65s from E-Finity Distributed Generation

Source: Company

 Capstone Turbine Corporation, the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced the receipt of orders for 25 Capstone C65 microturbines, totaling 1.6MW, for use in various commercial industrial combined heat and power (CHP) and oil and gas applications in the Mid-Atlantic United States.

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Army and Department of Energy Partner to Save Energy at Army Industrial Facilities

Source: Company

Four years ago, the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Energy (DoE) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together to enhance national energy security and demonstrate the Federal Government’s leadership in transitioning America towards low carbon economy. Under the 
framework of the MoU, the U.S. Army has successfully collaborated with the DoE’s Advance Manufacturing Office to improve the overall energy efficiency of the Army’s industrial base.

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Lend Lease and the White Roof Project Collaborate to Reduce Energy Consumption in New York City

Source: PR Newswire

Lend Lease, one of the world's largest property, infrastructure and construction management firms, proudly participates in a sustainable program focused on reducing energy consumption, with the not for profit organization, the White Roof Project in New York City.

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Lime Energy Announces Utility Program Wins

Source: Yahoo Finance

Lime Energy announced it has been awarded approximately $180 million of new utility program business.

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Army Adds Small Businesses to $7 Billion Renewable Energy Contract

Source: DOE

The Army awarded the final round of solar technology contracts that will support a $7 billion renewable and alternative energy power production for Department of Defense installations Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC).

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Energy Department Announces $11 Million for Carbon Fiber from Biomass

Source: DOE

The Energy Department announced up to $11.3 million for two projects that aim to advance the production of cost-competitive, high-performance carbon fiber material from renewable, non-food-based feedstocks, such as agricultural residues and woody biomass. Carbon fiber – a strong, lightweight material that can replace steel and other heavier metals – can lower the cost and improve performance of fuel-efficient vehicles and renewable energy components such as wind turbine blades. The two projects seek to demonstrate new biomass conversion technologies that enable the manufacturing of acrylonitrile – an essential feedstock for high performance carbon fiber – for less than $1 per pound.

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EIA mapping tool shows which U.S. energy facilities are at risk from flooding

Source: Company

The public now has a new online tool to help inform them about energy facilities' exposure to flooding caused by hurricanes, overflowing rivers, flash floods, and other wet-weather events. Developed by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the Flood Vulnerability Assessment Map, shows which power plants, oil refineries, crude oil rail terminals, and other critical energy infrastructure are vulnerable to coastal and inland flooding.

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Aleddra Offers Upgrade Program

Source: PR Newswire

Aleddra announces a cost effective upgrade program featuring its latest Generation 3 EasiRetrofit double-ended LED T-8 Tube. With an available 10-year extended warranty, combined with a reduced price, facility managers will have the ability to affordably replace other manufacturers' low quality double-end tubes that are beginning to fail. 

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Pacific Energy Solutions Breaks Ground on $334.1 Million Solar Energy Contract

Source: PR Newswire

Pacific Energy Solutions (PES), an energy project development company specializing in renewable technologies, announced that on 11 July, 2014, they entered into a binding contract with the U.S. Navy to supply approximately 30,400 MWh of electricity annually to the Navy for use by Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force activities in the State of Hawaii. PES will supply this electricity to the Navy over a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement term.

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Siemens Industry, Inc., Building Technologies Names Sander Mechanical Service as New Partner

Source: Company

Sander Mechanical Service announced that it has been selected by Siemens Building Technologies to be an authorized Siemens Solution Partner. The agreement, entered into by the two companies earlier this year, enables the New Jersey-based mechanical contractor to offer the TALON® Building Control System and other Siemens technologies to its growing customer base.

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FuelCell Energy Announces Strategic Financing Agreements With NRG Energy

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 a broadening and deepening of the existing relationship with NRG Energy (NRG) including a $35.0 million investment in FuelCell Energy common stock by NRG Energy and the establishment of a new $40.0 million revolving construction and term loan facility by NRG Energy for FuelCell Energy to use for project development. NRG Energy now owns approximately 17.0 million shares of the Company's common stock, or 6.0 percent, including 2.4 million shares owned prior to this transaction.

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Energy Department Announces Distributed Wind Competitiveness Projects

Source: DOE

The Energy Department and the Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory announced funding for projects led by Pika Energy, Northern Power Systems, Endurance Wind Power, and Urban Green Energy that will help drive down the cost of small and medium-sized wind energy systems. Through the second round of the Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP), the teams will receive a total of $1.27 million between them. In support of the Energy Department’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative, this funding aims to help U.S. manufacturers improve their turbine designs and manufacturing processes to reduce hardware costs, improve efficiency and eventually earn certification from accredited third-party certification bodies, which issue easy-to-understand labels showing a turbine has met performance and safety testing requirements set by the wind industry.

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Energy Department Invests $6 Million to Support Commercial Building Efficiency

Source: DOE

The Energy Department announced up to $6 million in funding to deploy and demonstrate four emerging energy-saving technologies in commercial buildings across the country. These projects will help businesses cut energy costs through improved efficiency, while also reducing carbon pollution. Last year, commercial buildings consumed about 20 percent of all energy used in the United States at an estimated cost of nearly $180 billion, and are responsible for 18 percent of total U.S. carbon emissions.

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UPS Doubles Carbon Intensity Goal for 2020

Source: PR Newswire

UPS® (NYSE: UPS) released its 12th annual Sustainability Report announcing that in addition to reducing overall carbon emissions in 2013, the company also met its 2016 goal of reducing its air and ground fleet's carbon intensity by 10 percent three years early.  Thus, the company has set a new goal to achieve a 20 percent reduction in carbon intensity from transportation by 2020.    

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Inovateus Solar, LLC Initiates Development of a 10.82 MW Ground Array at Maywood Solar Farm

Source: PR Newswire

 Inovateus Solar, LLC, a worldwide developer and installer of commercial and industrial solar power systems, has participated in the development of a ground-based solar array project installed on the newly operational Maywood Solar farm located on 43 acres near the Vertellus Specialties, Inc. headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. The land is owned by Vertellus Specialties, Inc. and supported by Indianapolis Power & Light's (IPL) Rate Renewable Energy Production (REP) Program. The 43-acre solar array is the first solar farm built on an existing Superfund Site with previous ground contamination.

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SC Johnson Recognized for Continued Commitment to Green Power

Source: PR Newswire

SC Johnson announced that it ranks on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) National Top 100 list of the largest green power users. Moving up 17 spots to No. 77, SC Johnson is currently using nearly 75 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet 43 percent of the organization's electricity use in the United States.

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Amicus/LFC Capital Announce $50 Million Solar Program

Source: PR Newswire

Amicus Solar Cooperative, a purchasing cooperative that is 100% owned and democratically managed by its member companies, has obtained an initial allocation of $50 million for qualifying businesses desiring solar through LFC Capital's Solar Ownership Program.  This Amicus/LFC Capital collaboration represents the first round of a multi-stage rollout of program funds planned for future solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. 

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Zero Water Consulting to Help California Public Schools Save Millions of Gallons of Water

Source: PR Newswire

As the most severe drought in California's history blazes on, Zero Water Consulting, the official distributor of URIMAT waterless urinals in the U.S. announces that it has the ability to help California Public Schools (CPS) greatly reduce their water use with the installation of waterless urinals.

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2014 Federal Energy and Water Management Award Winners Announced!

Source: Company

FEMP would like to congratulate the winners of the 2014 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards! The complete winner list is now available on FEMP's web site.

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ENERGY INDUSTRIES CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF BUSINESS IN HAWAII

Source: Company

Energy Industries Corporation (Energy Industries) Hawaii's leading energy efficiency company is celebrating 20 years of successfully helping Hawaii's businesses save money by saving energy.  

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NREL Uses Industry Best Practices to Add Partners

Source: Company

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is accelerating the availability of next-generation energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies in the marketplace by making it easier for industry partners to work with the laboratory. 

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Walmart Expands Commitment to Plug Power Hydrogen Fuel Cells With GenKey Order

Source: Yahoo Finance

Plug Power Inc. (PLUG) confirms the company has received a follow-on GenKey purchase order from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to add an additional, seventh, GenKey site to the original six-site contract it announced in February 2014. This additional site in Sterling, IL consists of 286 GenDrive fuel cell units and is planned to deploy in the third quarter of 2014.

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Capstone Expands Footprint in Indonesia With Sale of a C800 at a Cement Factory

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 from Indonesia for a Capstone C800 system to power a cement factory in Balikpapan.

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Commercial Building Owners & Managers Will Invest Nearly $960 Billion in Energy Efficiency Retrofits

Source: Navigant Research
Because the existing building stock dwarfs the amount of building space that is added on an annual basis, retrofits are a critical pathway to greening the world’s commercial buildings. Regulations and policy measures, technological advances, and cost reductions are all driving increased investment in energy efficiency retrofits.

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Solar Industry Is Rebalanced by U.S. Pressure on China

Source: NY Times
Even as regulators continue to wrestle with the protracted trade conflict with China over solar panels, the case has already started to reshape the industry, lifting manufacturers based outside China while also raising prices of panels for developers.

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Energy Department Invests $6 Million to Support Commercial Building Efficiency

Source: Energy.gov

The Energy Department announced up to $6 million in funding to deploy and demonstrate four emerging energy-saving technologies in commercial buildings across the country. These projects will help businesses cut energy costs through improved efficiency, while also reducing carbon pollution. Last year, commercial buildings consumed about 20 percent of all energy used in the United States at an estimated cost of nearly $180 billion, and are responsible for 18 percent of total U.S. carbon emissions.

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$4 Billion in Loan Guarantees Offered for Renewable, Energy Efficiency Projects

Source: DOE

In support of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Department of Energy issued a loan guarantee solicitation, making as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases. This solicitation represents the next step in the Department’s commitment to support the deployment of innovative, clean energy technologies at commercial scale in the U.S.

 

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Energy Department Announces Up $31 Million for Geothermal Systems Field Observatory

Source: DOE

As part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department announced up to $31 million to establish the initial phases of the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE), a field laboratory dedicated to cutting-edge research on enhanced geothermal systems (EGS).  EGS are engineered reservoirs, created beneath the surface of the Earth, where there is hot rock but limited pathways through which fluid can flow. During EGS development, underground fluid pathways are safely created and their size and connectivity increased. These enhanced pathways allow fluid to circulate throughout the hot rock and carry heat to the surface to generate electricity.  In the long term, EGS may enable domestic access to a geographically diverse baseload, and carbon-free energy resource on the order of 100 gigawatts, or enough to power about 100 million homes.

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LED Recessed Ceiling 4 Inch Dimmable Can Lights Provide the Upside to Down Lighting

Source: Company

LEDtronics, Inc., with more than 30 years of leadership in innovative LED lighting solutions, announces the newest member to its series of high-brightness, energy-efficient retrofit LED Recessed Downlights. The RDL32-4-12W series are Energy Star and UL/cUL listed, dimmable ceiling can-style downlights ideal for indoor use in architectural/décor lighting and commercial applications: hospitals & medical facilities, hotels and resorts. They only use 12 Watts of energy and can replace halogen bulbs up to 75 watts — a tremendous energy savings of up to 80%. 

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Cylon Energy Inc. acquire American Auto-­Matrix

Source: Company

Cylon Energy Inc. announced its acquisition of American Auto-­-Matrix, an American-­-based Building Automation Systems Critical Environments Controls manufacturers located in Export, PA. This acquisition is part of Cylon’s continued expansion in the American building automation controls market.

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Governor Cuomo Announces Expanded Training For Clean-Energy Workforce Across The State

Source: Company

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that 14 regional workforce development organizations have been chosen to help deliver energy efficiency skills training needed by the clean-energy industry. By partnering with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), more than 14,000 people across New York State are expected to receive the training during the next two-and-a-half years.

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80,000 Acres Offshore Maryland to be Auctioned for Wind Energy Development

Source: DOE

As part of President Obama’s comprehensive Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy resources and cut carbon pollution, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank announced that nearly 80,000 acres offshore Maryland will be offered for commercial wind energy development in an August 19, 2014 competitive lease sale. 

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Energy Department Awards $6 Million to Advance Cost-Competitive Biofuels

Source: DOE

The Energy Department announced $6 million for two projects to develop next generation biofuels that will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels from biomass.  The research and development projects, located in California and North Carolina, will focus on lowering production costs by maximizing the renewable carbon and hydrogen from biomass that can be converted to fuels and improving the separation processes in bio-oil production to remove non-fuel components.  These projects are a part of the Energy Department’s continued effort to develop technologies that will enable the production of clean, renewable and cost-competitive drop-in biofuels at $3 per gallon by 2017.

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Direct Energy Teams with Nest to Bring Energy Savings As Part Of Initial Customer Offers in 5 States

Source: Company
Direct Energy, one of North America's largest energy and energy-related services providers, is teaming up with Nest, which reinvents unloved products in the home, to bring innovation to several key U.S. and Canadian retail markets with the launch of the Direct Energy Comfort and Control Plan. The new plan includes a Nest Learning Thermostat(TM) at no cost, a $249 value. Customers who sign up for the Direct Energy Comfort and Control Plan will receive a low fixed rate over a 24- or 36-month period, which provides them stability in price while experiencing the energy-saving benefits of the Nest thermostat.

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GM Adding 3 Acres of Solar Arrays in Michigan

Source: Company
General Motors is increasing its renewable energy use with 3 acres of new solar arrays at two Michigan facilities. The Flint Engine Plant and the Swartz Creek Processing Center will feature 150-kilowatt ground-mount solar arrays expected to produce a combined 400,000 kilowatt hours of renewable energy per year to the facilities’ grids. That is equivalent to the annual energy use of 25 homes.

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Energy New England Enters into Strategic Partnership with Seldera

Source: BEPA
Energy New England, LLC, a leading provider of wholesale and retail energy services, declared today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Seldera, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ameresco, Inc., (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, to launch an expanded version of the ECHOSM Analytics dashboard and create a new technology-based tool to provide low-cost energy savings by adapting the building consumption to occupant behaviors. With the roots of both organizations centered in the Commonwealth, the partnership and resulting products will further solidify the region as a center for technological solutions to energy efficiency and speaks to the depth of knowledge and experience in Massachusetts.

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Eaton Provides Industry-Leading Electrical Efficiency to Optimize Energy Harvest

Source: Company
Power management company Eaton announced that the California Energy Commission (CEC), the state's primary energy policy and planning agency, has certified Eaton's Power Xpert® Solar 1670-kilowatt (kW) inverter to operate at an industry-leading 98.5 percent efficiency. The certification demonstrates the inverter's ability to help the solar industry advance grid parity by optimizing energy harvest and reducing operating costs.

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GridPoint Named Among Top 10 Building Energy Management Systems

Source: Company
GridPoint, an innovator in comprehensive, data-driven energy management solutions (EMS) that help customers maximize energy and operational savings, announced that it was named among the top 10 global vendors in the Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS). Navigant Research, a market research and consulting team for global clean technology markets, used its proprietary Leaderboard methodology to objectively profile and rank companies on 10 criteria including go-to-market strategy, technology and solution portfolio, breadth/depth of applications, technology openness and interoperability as well as scalability and staying power

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New ISO Energy Management Standards Will Drive Energy Performance Improvements

Source: DOE

Members of an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) committee gathered in Santiago, Chile, on June 8-13 to discuss new energy auditing and management standards. The committee, TC 242, led the development of the ISO 50001 energy management standard, which the DOE Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program builds on to verify energy savings and establish additional improvement targets.  

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Energy Efficiency Solutions Showcased at the 2014 Better Buildings Summit

Source: DOE

The 2014 Better Buildings Summit drew more than 560 people to Washington, D.C., from May 7-9 to discuss energy efficiency best practices. The inaugural summit, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, brought together attendees and speakers from the commercial, industrial, multifamily, and public sectors. 180 presentations covered everything from emerging and high-impact technologies and energy data management success stories to employee engagement programs, mobilizing capital, and workforce training.

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Energi Backs 135 GWh of Lighting Retrofits for GM

Source: Company 
Energi, a leading provider of risk management and insurance programs for the energy industry, has partnered with New England Energy Management Inc. (NEEM), a Connecticut-based full-service energy service company, to backstop savings guarantees on NEEM’s lighting retrofit projects. Among the projects where NEEM has employed Energi’s Energy Savings Warranty are six lighting upgrade projects at General Motors Co. (GM) facilities totaling more than 135 GWh of energy savings.

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EV Infrastructure Part of ‘Charge NY’ Initiative led by NYPA and NYSERDA

Source: NYSERDA
Albany International Airport has six new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for airport traveler use, stemming from a collaboration by the New York Power Authority (NYPA), the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and the Albany County Airport Authority. The installations are part of a planned statewide network of up to 3,000 EV stations slated for various public and workplace locations across New York State.

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Nantucket Airport to be Country’s First Airport to Achieve Net-Zero Status

Source: Energy Manager
Governor Deval Patrick launched phase two of a project to make Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK) the first airport in the country to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from its airport-controlled operations. The implementation phase includes the execution of energy-conservation measures and renewable energy installations that will reduce ACK’s reliance on external energy sources and eliminate nearly 1,000 metric tons of carbon emissions each year at the airport.

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REC Solar Begins Construction of 12MW Solar Array for Hawaiian Utility

Source: Company
REC Solar, a specialist in commercial solar electric system design and installation, has commenced construction on a 12MW AC (14.53MW DC) solar array for Hawaiian utility Kaua'i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC). With 57,624 panels, REC reports that the utility solar project will be one of Hawaii's biggest systems upon completion and REC Solar's largest project to date.
 

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$2 Million in Savings: A Case Study You Can Trust

Source: Company
Energy efficiency is more than just company operations. At the Doe Run Company, it’s also about “protecting the workforce and neighbors”…to the tune of $2 million in savings!

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ARPA-E Awards $33 Million for New Fuel Cell Projects

Source: DOE

At New York Energy Week, ARPA-E Acting Director Dr. Cheryl Martin announced $33 million in funding for 13 new projects aimed at developing transformational fuel cell technologies for low-cost distributed power generation. The projects, which are funded through ARPA-E’s new Reliable Electricity Based on ELectrochemical Systems (REBELS) program, are focused on improving grid stability, balancing intermittent renewable technologies, and reducing CO2 emissions using electrochemical distributed power generation systems.

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Energy Department Awards $100 Million for Innovative Energy Research

Source: DOE

 U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced the awarding of $100 million for Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st-century energy economy.

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Wisconsin Energy to acquire Integrys Energy Group

Source: Company

Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) and Integrys Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: TEG) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Wisconsin Energy will acquire Integrys in a transaction valued at $9.1 billion. Upon completion of the transaction, the combined company will be named WEC Energy Group, Inc.

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Taming an Energy Hog with Efficiency Standards

Source: ACEEE

The Department of Energy (DOE) issued new efficiency standards that will dramatically reduce the energy use of a little-known home energy hog. Furnace fans, which circulate heated and cooled air throughout a home, consume more than twice the electricity in a year as a typical new refrigerator. The new standards will cut the cost to power furnace fans by about 40% and also deliver improved comfort. 

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WattStopper brings time-saving ladder-free sensor configuration to warehouses

Source: Company

WattStopper has introduced time-saving remote functionality to warehouse lighting control with a game-changing new high/low bay sensor. The sensor is packed with features to simplify installation and maintenance, making it easier to manage energy effectively in applications where lighting is mounted as high as 40 feet.

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NREL and General Motors Announce R&D Partnership to Reduce Cost of Automotive Fuel Cells

Source: NREL
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and General Motors (GM) are partnering on a multiyear, multimillion dollar joint effort to accelerate the reduction of automotive fuel cell stack costs through fuel cell material and manufacturing research and development (R&D).

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Solar Powered LEDtronics LED Area Lights Offer Security to Mesa Residential Community

Source: Company

A modern-day urban retreat surrounded by the Sonoran Desert and with over 325 sun-drenched days a year, solar energy opportunities abound in Mesa — the third largest city in Arizona, some 15 miles east of Phoenix.  The city’s Energy Resources Department encouraged them to take advantage of its just-launched solar pilot program for customers in its electric service area. The Park Centre Casitas residents decided to accept the city's offer. 

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USDA Announces $14 Million in Funding for Bioenergy Research

Source: USDA

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced up to $14.5 million in funding for two USDA bioenergy programs made available through the 2014 Farm Bill. USDA's Rural Development (RD) announced it is accepting applications from companies seeking to offset the costs associated with converting fossil fuel systems to renewable biomass fuel systems, while USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the availability of $2.5 million in grants to enhance national energy security through the development of bio-based transportation fuels, biopower, and new bio-based products.

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Grid Reliability Receives More than $10 Million in Energy Department Support

Source: DOE

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to a strong and secure power grid, the Energy Department announced more than $10 million for projects that will improve the reliability and resiliency of the U.S. electric grid and facilitate quick and effective response to grid conditions. This investment which includes six projects across five states- California, Hawaii, Missouri, North Carolina and Washington – will help further the deployment of   advanced software that works with synchrophasor technology to better detect quickly-changing grid conditions and improve day-to-day grid reliability.

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Energy Department Invests $20 Million to Advance Hydrogen Production

Source: DOE

The Energy Department announced $20 million for ten new research and development projects that will advance hydrogen production and delivery technologies.  Developing technologies that can economically produce and deliver hydrogen to power fuel cells from diverse, domestic, and renewable resources can enable substantial reductions in energy use and carbon emissions.  Advancing these technologies will be critical to the widespread commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicles and other fuel cell technologies.

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Energy Department Boosts Efficient Lighting with $10 Million Funding

Source: DOE

The Energy Department announced nine research and development projects that will receive funding to support solid-state lighting (SSL) core technology research and product development. The projects will help accelerate the development of high-quality light-emitting diode (LED) and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) products that can significantly reduce energy costs for American families and businesses and ensure that the U.S. remains competitive globally. LEDs are intense sources of light consisting of inorganic materials, where OLEDs are diffuse light sources that consist of organic materials.

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Energy Department Boosts Efficient Lighting with $10 Million Funding

Source: DOE

The Energy Department announced nine research and development projects that will receive funding to support solid-state lighting (SSL) core technology research and product development. The projects will help accelerate the development of high-quality light-emitting diode (LED) and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) products that can significantly reduce energy costs for American families and businesses and ensure that the U.S. remains competitive globally. LEDs are intense sources of light consisting of inorganic materials, where OLEDs are diffuse light sources that consist of organic materials.

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ComEd Receives Approval to Accelerate Smart Meter Installation

Source: Company
ComEd announced that the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved its filing to accelerate smart meter installation plans. As a result, the installation of more than four million smart meters throughout ComEd's service territory will be complete by 2018, three years in advance of the originally scheduled 2021 completion date and will accelerate $170 million in customer savings. To date, nearly 300,000 smart meters have been installed in the Chicago area.

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NRG Energy and Boeing Completes Collaborative Solar Project to Sell Clean Energy to 2,200 CA Homes

Source: Company
NRG Energy, Inc. one of the nation's largest renewable energy developers, introduced the NRG Community 1 Solar Generating Facility. Through an innovative, community focused program - among the first of its kind in the United States - the project was developed by Sol Orchard in collaboration with the Center for Energy Sustainability at San Diego State University's (SDSU) Imperial Valley Campus.

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World Cup to Kick Off on Greener, Resource Efficient Grass

Source: Greenbiz.com
All eyes were on São Paulo where Brazil took on Croatia in the opening game of the World Cup. More than a billion people were expected to tune in to see the likes of Neymar, Oscar and Luka Modric kick off the world's biggest sporting event, but fans of sustainable sport should not get too distracted by the silky skills on display and instead take a moment to focus on the playing surface.

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Admirals Bank & SunPower Announce $200 Million Solar Loan Funding Program

Source: Company
SunPower Corp. and Admirals Bank announced a strategic relationship to provide a $200 million loan program for SunPower residential solar projects over the next two years.

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Ecova's Utility Division Delivers 90 TWh of Energy Savings

Source: Company
Ecova, a total energy and sustainability management company, today announced that in partnership with its utility clients it has delivered 90 terawatt hours (TWh) of energy savings over the last ten years equivalent to removing 54 million tons of CO(2) from the atmosphere or 30 medium-sized, coal-fired power plants for one year. In 2013, Ecova delivered 18 TWh of energy savings.

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USDA Announces Support for Renewable Biomass Energy

Source: DOE

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced support for agriculture producers and energy facilities working to turn renewable biomass materials into clean energy. The support comes through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), which was reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill and will resume this summer.

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Colorado Takes Steps to Expand Geothermal Development

Source: DOE

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed a geothermal bond bill May 30, providing $1.98 million in state funding and matching the Energy Department’s investment in geothermal energy exploration at Pagosa Springs.  The project, which demonstrates Colorado’s strong support for geothermal energy development, leverages a $3.8 million award from the Department for evaluating and exploring the geothermal resource potential at Pagosa Springs.

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Report: Global Renewable Energy Generation Capacity Jumps to Record Level

Source: DOE

The number of emerging economy nations with policies in place to support the expansion of renewable energy has surged more than six-fold in just eight years, from 15 developing countries in 2005 to 95 early this year.

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REI Retrofits Its Data Centers for Energy Efficiency with Help from CLEAResult

Source: Greenbiz.com
A recent data center retrofit undertaken by outdoor products retailer REI offers a vivid illustration of how an unplanned data center can exacerbate a company's power consumption.

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New Developments Shaping the Energy Field: Gateways to Innovation & Implementation Strategies at EMC

Source: AEE
The Pacific Northwest is at the forefront of implementing energy management strategies and renewable energy resources, thus serving as a model for other areas around the country. The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) along with host Puget Sound Energy and sponsors Seattle City Light, Snohomish County Public Utility District, McKinstry, CLEAResult, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council, and Tacoma Power are pleased to present the 32nd annual West Coast Energy Management Congress Conference and Expo (EMC).  EMC 2014 features a multi-track conference program and expo to be held at the Washington Convention Center in Seattle, WA on June 25-26, 2014.

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U.S. Residential Solar PV Installations Exceeded Commercial Installations for First Time in Q1 2014

Source: AltEnergyMag
The U.S. installed 1,330 MW of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the first quarter of 2014 to total 14.8 GW installed capacity, enough to power 3 million homes. In another significant development, Q1 2014 was the largest quarter ever for concentrating solar power.

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GSA's 'Green Button' to Save Energy Costs Across the Federal Government

Source: DOE

The head of the General Services Administration, Dan Tangherlini, announced that GSA will use Green Button technology to save energy and shrink costs across the federal government. The agency launched this initiative in partnership with industry leaders following a 2013 Presidential memorandum directing federal agencies to strengthen efforts to use renewable energy and manage energy usage more efficiently and effectively.

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Energy Department Announces National Geothermal Data System

Source: DOE

In support of the Obama Administration's Open Data Policy to make data more accessible to the public and entrepreneurs, the Energy Department officially launched the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS), an online open-source platform that facilitates the discovery and use of geothermal data, enabling researchers to speed geothermal energy development. This innovative online tool will allow academia and industry to access quantifiable, technical data in digital format, breaking down one of the geothermal energy industry’s greatest barriers to development and deployment of this promising clean energy source.

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WattStopper rolls out new retrofit solutions at 2014 LIGHTFAIR® International

Source: Company

WattStopper will be exhibiting innovative retrofit solutions at LIGHTFAIR. The solutions encompass stand-alone devices, such as optional neutral wall switch sensors and wireless occupancy sensors as well as systems solutions such as retrofit relay panels and exterior wireless devices. 

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Energy Efficiency Poised for Key Role in New Power Plant Rule

Source: ACEEE

In response to the Environmental Protection Agency's new proposal to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants, Steven Nadel, executive director of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), made the following statement:

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Better Buildings Neighborhood Initiative Upgrades 100,000 Buildings

Source: DOE

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and the Administration’s Better Buildings Initiative, the Energy Department announced that the Department’s Better Buildings Neighborhood Program has helped more than 40 state and local governments upgrade more than 100,000 buildings and save families and businesses over $730 million on utility bills. Supported by the Recovery Act, the Energy Department’s Better Buildings Neighborhood Program worked with 41 competitively selected state and local governments and their partners to upgrade the energy efficiency of homes and local buildings and leverage early federal funds to launch sustainable community-based programs.

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Energy Department Announces Report and Projects to Advance Concentrating Solar Power

Source: DOE

The Energy Department announced $10 million for six new research and development projects that will advance innovative concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies. The projects will develop thermochemical energy storage systems to enable more efficient storage of solar energy while using less storage material, cutting the cost for utility-scale CSP electricity generation as a result. Also today, the Department released a new report highlighting the progress of five major CSP deployment projects that are already producing clean, renewable energy.

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GDF SUEZ Energy Resources Supplies Renewable Energy Certificates for 5th Year to Globalcon

Source: Company
GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA announced today that it will supply renewable energy certificates (RECs) to the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for the 2014 Globalcon Conference & Expo April 9-10 at the Atlantic City New Jersey Convention Center.

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Guide to Using Combined Heat and Power for Enhancing Reliability and Resiliency in Buildings

Source: Company
To assist State and local officials and others involved in the rebuilding process, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed this guidance on CHP with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Its purpose is to provide practical information on CHP, including what factors must be considered when configuring a CHP system to operate independently of the electricity grid, and what steps are involved in a typical CHP project development process.

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Capstone Receives Orders for Approximately Four Megawatts From E-Finity for Oil and Gas Customers

Source: Company
Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced it recently received multiple orders from E-Finity Distributed Generation for microturbines to be used for oil and gas operations in the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions.

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Las Vegas Private School 'Goes Green' for Free

Source: Company
Black Rock Solar just completed a 121 kW solar array on the rooftop of their building on Lake Mead Parkway. This array will provide Lake Mead Christian Ministries with approximately $10,500 in yearly savings. This adds up to hundreds of thousands of dollars over the next 25 years. The array was made possible by a $310,000 grant given by NV Energy and was built at no cost to LMCM by Black Rock Solar.
 

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Direct Replacement LED Lamps for GE ET5/6 Series Incandescent Panel-Mount Lamps

Source: Company
LEDtronics, Inc., adds a new Utilities LED Panel light to its PNL-1145 Series. These short thread body LED panel mount lamps only consume a half watt of power and replace incandescent high voltage panel indicators, such as GE ET5, ET6. They are designed to go in panels found in Transmission Station Control Panels, Control Rooms, Sub-Station control rooms of power plants and utilities

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City of Roswell Recognized as Gold Certified Green Community

Source: BEPA
The city of Roswell has been named a Gold Certified Green Community by the Atlanta Regional Commission for leadership in implementing policies and practices that contribute to efficient and sustainable use of resources in metro Atlanta.

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REC to Collaborate with Fraunhofer ISE on the Development of High-Efficiency Solar Cells

Source: Company
REC, a leading global supplier of solar energy solutions, is teaming up with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE to develop high-efficiency solar cells based on n-type monocrystalline wafers.

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Caribbean Islands Promised $1bn in Loans for Move to Clean Energy

Source: The Guardian
Caribbean islands that pay some of the highest electricity prices in the world are in line for more than $1bn of green energy loans to reduce bills following an agreement between governments, companies, energy experts and financiers.
 

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10 American Cities Will Lead the Nation on Energy Efficiency

Source: Huffington Post
In our cities, big buildings often run 24/7. Offices are continuously heated or cooled, elevators are running, lights, computers and equipment are on, continuously humming. Because they're constantly in operation -- you can't really unplug a building -- our buildings use enormous amounts of electricity, and are responsible for 40 percent of America's global warming pollution. In most cities, the proportion is even higher -- up to 50 or even 75 percent of carbon emissions come from buildings.

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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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Sol Systems Finances 227 kW Washington D.C. Solar Project at KIPP School

PR Newswire - Sol Systems is proud to announce that it has facilitated financing for a 227 kW solar energy system at the KIPP Charter School, a non-profit in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Volt Energy developed the project and Sol Systems structured the transaction and financed the project on behalf of its investment client, Washington Gas Energy Systems.
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New LED Canopy Lights By Access Fixtures Are True 150w Metal Halide Equivalents

Source: PR Newswire

Access Fixtures has expanded its extensive line of LED light fixtures to include updated LED garage lights and LED canopy lights that are true 150 watt metal halide equivalents. Garage lights are luminaires that are typically used to light parking garages. Canopy lights are the luminaires used under the canopy at gas or filling stations. Both types of luminaires are used twelve to twenty-four hours per day. The new LED garage lights and LED canopy lights achieve the same light output or more than typical 150w metal halide versions while using less than half the energy. (more)

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Cybersecurity, Process Streamlining Top Primagaz CTO's Investment Agenda  
Aside from the obvious drive towards process streamlining and efficiencies, European oil and gas companies are also investing heavily in cybersecurity, an incremental trend that is set to continue, according to the CTO of a leading French energy distributor.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:35:00 GMT

Sisi's Government Clings To Debt To Pull Egypt's Oil & Gas From The Brink  
By Katie McQue & Davide Barbuscia

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:03:00 GMT

Can Mark Wahlberg Transform Focus Of BP Disaster Movie?  
Deepwater Horizon, the Hollywood treatment of the disaster, is apparently moving forward, with Mark Wahlberg in talks to star. The script is based on a New York Times story about the final day on the rig.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:55:00 GMT

The MIT Curse Strikes Again: Lilliputian Systems Files For Bankruptcy  
I’ll be up front. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the finest universities in the world. Numerous graduates have made lasting contributions to science. And the closest I could have ever got to being part of the MIT family would have probably been working as a stock boy in the campus bookstore. It is an academic beacon.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:52:00 GMT

My Microgrid's Bigger Than Yours  
The University of Texas (UT) at Austin claims to have the largest microgrid in the world, with a peak load of 62 MW of capacity, serving 150 buildings.  The combined heat and power (CHP) plant that serves as the anchor is rated at 135 MW.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:15:00 GMT

Italy's Energy Options Narrow Amid Ongoing Unrest  
With pressure to the north and south, Italy is left struggling to close the supply gap for its energy needs.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:03:00 GMT

The Anthropocene Part 2: Can Humans Go Extinct?  
Renaming our present Geologic Epoch as the Anthropocene, is all well and good, but will we live to see the end of it? Extinctions occur all the time naturally, but are generally balanced by the appearance of new species. Not in our case. Humans keep destroying the habitat needed to evolve new species. What does this eventually mean for us?

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:56:53 GMT

Canadian Transportation Safety Board Publishes Its Report On The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster  
A little over a year ago, a unit train carrying 7.7 million liters of shale oil in 72 Class 111 tank cars from the Bakken fields of North Dakota derailed in Lac-Mégantic Quebec.  “Almost all of the derailed tank cars were damaged, and many had large breaches.” About six million liters of crude oil were released. The “ensuing blaze and explosions left 47 people dead. Another 2000 people were forced from their homes, and much of the downtown core was destroyed.”

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:43:00 GMT

BHP Billiton Profit Up But Shares Down On Missed Capital Buyback  
BHP Billiton, the world's biggest mining company, has confirmed plans to split into two separate businesses but failed to impress investors by withholding an expected share buy-back after reporting a profit that missed forecasts.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:40:00 GMT

The Anthropocene Part 2: Can Humans Go Extinct?  
Renaming our present Geologic Epoch as the Anthropocene, is all well and good, but will we live to see the end of it? Extinctions occur all the time naturally, but are generally balanced by the appearance of new species. Not in our case. Humans keep destroying the habitat needed to evolve new species. What does this eventually mean for us?

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 03:53:00 GMT

EDF Is Calling For More Demand Response In California And Why You Should Too  
By Lauren Navarro

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:17:00 GMT

Fracking Recycles During Drought  
Summer is coming to an end, ushering in droughts across the US. Many states, such as California, have implemented fines for wasted water, in an attempt to mitigate the growing problem.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:36:00 GMT

The Weekly Oil And Gas Follies  
The Weekly Oil and Gas Follies – Volume 58, August 18, 2014

Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:24:00 GMT

Global Renewable Energy Project Reaches Milestone  
Power Clouds, a global renewable energy project that encourages citizens around the world to collectively build photovoltaic power plants, has released metrics for its first year of activity.

Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13:33:00 GMT

Ontario, Canada, U.S. And Africa: Energy Philosophies Are Worlds Apart  

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Ontario, Canada’s announcement last April that it had closed the last of its remaining coal-fired power plants and that it has vowed to never build another one rippled throughout the world community -- even in Africa, which despite its acceptance of climate change has said that it still needs coal

Sat, 16 Aug 2014 22:29:01 GMT

The Anthropocene Part 1: Tracking Human-Induced Catastrophe On A Planetary Scale  
For 30 years, we geologists have been debating about what Geologic Epoch we find ourselves in right now, the one in which we are trashing the planet. Some want to call it the Anthropocene, but deciding when it began has social and political implications beyond the dry scientific discussions.

Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20:13:04 GMT

The Anthropocene Part 1: Tracking Human-Induced Catastrophe On A Planetary Scale  
For 30 years, we geologists have been debating about what Geologic Epoch we find ourselves in right now, the one in which we are trashing the planet. Some want to call it the Anthropocene, but deciding when it began has social and political implications beyond the dry scientific discussions.

Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:05:00 GMT

Tanzanian Tycoon Mohammed Dewji Raises $260 Million For Business Expansion  
Tanzanian business tycoon Mohammed ‘Mo’ Dewji has secured loans amounting to $260 million from a consortium of banks to support his METL conglomerate’s expansion activities across Africa.

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:21:00 GMT

Mexico's Energy Sector Reform Worth The 76-Year Wait  
Over the last decade, oil and gas supply-side analysts have noted the decline in Mexico’s hydrocarbon output with a fair degree of dismay. Ageing infrastructure, layers of red tape and alleged corruption have seen the country’s output drop from 3.6 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2004 to the current output level of just 2.5 million bpd.

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:37:00 GMT

Ontario, Canada, U.S. And Africa: Energy Philosophies Are Worlds Apart  
Ontario, Canada’s announcement last April that it had closed the last of its remaining coal-fired power plants and that it has vowed to never build another one rippled throughout the world community -- even in Africa, which despite its acceptance of climate change has said that it still needs coal plants.

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:56:00 GMT

World's Biggest Miner, BHP Billiton, Says It's Time To Split  
Breaking up might be hard to do but in the mining world it can also be quite profitable, as shareholders in the world's biggest miner, BHP Billiton, discovered earlier today.

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:01:00 GMT

How Much Energy Does Your iPhone (And Other Devices) Really Use?  
Are they vampires or sippers? Here's what's worth worrying about and what's not.

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:56:00 GMT

Two Monster Billionaires Emerge From Coca-Cola's $2B Energy Drink Deal  
With Coke deal, the two top Monsters look to become billionaires.

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:56:00 GMT

Recycled Keystone XL Report Doesn't Add Up  
The U.S. arm of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) has been making news this week with a ‘new’ report claiming the Obama Administration drastically underestimated carbon emissions of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.  The report seeks to make the case as to why the final portion of the Keystone pipeline system should not be built.

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:07:00 GMT

U.S. Senator Opposes New Natural Gas Pipeline In New England  
Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic Senator from Massachusetts, is a brilliant legal scholar and a dyed-in-the-wool consumer advocate.

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:49:00 GMT

Hanergy: Solar's Leader In Misfit Technology  
If you have an innovative solar technology that will revolutionize the energy world that customers inexplicably reject, don't worry. You have one last chance.

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:59:00 GMT

Peak Shale Gas Proves As Wrong As Peak Oil  

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Since the beginning of the shale gas boom, there have been skeptics and uncertainties, which is hardly surprising for a new type of production. How much could be recovered, what were the costs, could processes be transferred from one shale to another, and especially, what impact would high production decline

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:06:49 GMT

EPA's State-by-State Carbon Limits Indicate Smart Policy, Not Arbitrary Rulemaking  
In June, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced – for the first time ever – standards to limit carbon emissions from U.S. power plants, known as the Clean Power Plan (CPP). Currently power plants emit 40 percent of U.S. carbon emissions, but under the proposed Clean Power Plan, the U.S. power sector will cut carbon pollution by 30 percent below 2005 levels.

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:38:00 GMT

2014 30 Under 30: Energy & Industry  


Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:14:00 GMT

A Great Sustainable Energy Summit? There's An 'App' For That  
The Appalachian Energy Summit brings together administrators, faculty, students, and energy professionals into the heart of the mountains to share best practices and advance the cause of sustainability.

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:48:00 GMT



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