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- Obama Administration Announces Major Steps Forward to Advance Energy Efficiency Efforts, Improve Access to Low-Cost Financing for States and Local Com
Jun 23, 2012 - energy.gov
The Obama Administration today announced 36 new states, local governments, and school districts have joined President Obama's Better Buildings Challenge. These new commitments total nearly 300 million square feet in job-creating building energy upgrades, equivalent to more than 130 Empire State Buildings.
- World Wind Power Climbs to New Record in 2011
April 11, 2012 - J. Matthew Roney - ipsnews.net
WASHINGTON, Mar 14, 2012 (IPS) - Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity-generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world total to 238,000 megawatts.
- ABB Launches Fast EV Charger
Mar 29, 2012 - Kari Williamson - renewableenergyfocus.com
ABB is launching the Terra Smart Connect (SC), a direct current (DC), fast charger for electric vehicles (EV) in Europe.
- Minnesota Electricity Could Be 100% Renewable, 100% Local
Mar 21, 2012 - John Farrell - renewableenergyworld.com
A new report released today by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research shows that Minnesota can meet 100% of its electricity needs with in-state wind and solar power, and (with ample energy efficiency investments) at a comparable cost to its existing electricity supply.
Power of Supportive Policy: California Utilities Hit Target: 20% From Renewables
Feb 23, 2012 - sustainablebusiness.com
Two of California's largest utilities are now getting 20% of their energy from renewables as required by the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) - 20% by 2010.
A how-to guide to slashing California's greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
Dec 1, 2011 - energy-daily.com
What will a day in the life of a Californian be like in 40 years? If the state cuts its greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050 - a target mandated by a state executive order - a person could wake up in a net-zero energy home, commute to work in a battery-powered car, work in an office with smart windows and solar panels, then return home and plug in her car to a carbon-free grid.
- Top 12 Questions About Energy Storage
Dec 1, 2011 - Jeff Postelwait - elp.com
Energy storage, in theory at least, is a technology with enormous potential to change the way energy is transported, dispatched and consumed.
- Return to London please, via Moscow: Kremlin paves way for East to West rail link after after 'approving' $99bn Bering Strait tunnel
Sep 21, 2011 - Will Longbottom - dailymail.co.uk
The prospect of an epic train journey from New York to London might seem like a distant dream for those seeking the ultimate railway holiday.
IRAN TO GENERATE OVER 5,000 MW OF ELECTRICITY BY 2015
Aug 5, 2011 - steelguru.com
Press TV reported that Iran plans to generate more than 5,000 MW of electricity from renewable energy resources by 2015.
NV Energy Launches Renewable Transmission Intiative
Jul 14, 2011 - energyboom.com
NV Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NVE) is one of Nevada's largest power utilities providing electricity to 2.4 million customers. With its most recent announcement, the company will soon be producing energy for customers outside of Nevada.
Could Cut World Energy Use over 70 percent
Feb 3, 2011 - Helen Knight - New Scientist
Simple changes like installing better building insulation could cut the
world's energy demands by three-quarters, according to a new study.
Report Launched at COP16 Aims to Cut Expected US$ 26 Trillion Energy
Costs by 2030
Dec 14, 2010 - WorldofRenewables.com
A new World Economic Forum report developed in partnership with Accenture was
today at the Green Solutions Event at COP16 in Cancun.
80% power demand of country can be met using renewable energy: expert
Aug 6, 2010 - Asia Pulse - Energy Central
Around 80 percent of the country's demand of electricity could be addressed by using renewable energy including solar and wind power systems, according to an expert.
- Renewable energy surpasses fossil fuels second year in a row
Jul 28, 2010 - renewableenergyfocus.com
Renewable energy topped fossil fuels and nuclear for the second year in a row in the USA and Europe in 2009, according to the Global Wind Energy Association (GWEC).
- New Energy to Unveil World's First-of-Its-Kind
Jul 28, 2010 - Associated Press
New Energy to Unveil World's First-of-Its-Kind See-Thru Glass SolarWindow Capable of Generating Electricity University of South Florida Research Foundation Grants New Energy Exclusive, Worldwide License for Technologies to Enable Commercial Development of
- For a Premier Lab, a Zero-Energy Showcase
Jul 14, 2010 - Jim Witkin - green.blogs.nytimes.com
The federal government has just finished construction on a zero-energy office building, the nation’s largest, and is hoping that commercial developers will follow its lead.
How feed in tariffs could 'democratise' renewable energy generation
Jun 23, 2010 - engineerlive.com
Suddenly, the rewards for generating electricity from low carbon sources are within the reach of far more people than ever before.
- Generating Tomorrow's Electricity from Better Turbines
May 21, 2010 - David Biello - scientificamerican.com
Improving turbines, which lie at the core of a modern power grid, is all about standing up to the heat
- Pike Research: LEDs to gobble half the $4.4B commercial lighting market by 2020
May 12, 2010 - Camille Ricketts
Light-emitting diodes got a rousing promotion today from cleantech analysts at Pike Research, who just released a report predicting that LEDs will account for almost half of the $4.4 billion commercial lighting business within the next decade.
- Europe Finds Clean Energy in Trash, but U.S. Lags Behind
Apr 12, 2010 - Elisabeth Rosenthal - nytimes.com
HORSHOLM, Denmark — The lawyers and engineers who dwell in an elegant enclave here are at peace with the hulking neighbor just over the back fence: a vast energy plant that burns thousands of tons of household garbage and industrial waste, 24/7.
- LED Lighting
Apr 8, 2010 - geconsumerproducts.com
Unveils unique LED bulb designed to distribute light like an incandescent bulb, last 17 years
- A legacy of Katrina: Green homes
Apr 8, 2010 - EnergyCentral.com
In this city on the mend, hundreds of state-of-the-art, energy-efficient homes are being built in lower-income neighborhoods, a trend that's outpacing most of the rest of the USA.
- SMARTER GRIDS, APPLIANCES, AND CONSUMERS
Feb17, 2010 - Lester R. Brown - earthpolicy.org
More and more utilities are beginning to realize that building large power plants just to handle peak daily and seasonal demand is a very costly way of managing an electricity system.
- Utility use of renewable energy reached new high in 2009
Feb 12, 2010 - Eric Wolff - North County Times,
California's three largest utilities added 5,451 megawatts of renewable power last year, the most green energy added to the state's electric grid since regulators started keeping track in 2002, the California Public Utilities Commission reported Wednesday.
playground power project expanding in Africa
Jan 10, 2010 - AP
Utah engineer's project to convert the energy of children's play into electricity
to light up schools continues to expand in the West African nation of Ghana. Empower
Playgrounds, Inc., builds special merry-go-rounds that generate power for lights
in schools in villages where electricity is scarce or not found at all.
White House turns deeper shade of green
Dec 18, 2009 - Mimi
Hall, - USA Today
WASHINGTON — The White
House complex and the federal government are going green — and not just
with Christmas trees and holly.
"triple-zero" house produces more energy than it uses
Dec 5, 2009
- Carina Storrs - Scientific American
Overlooking the city of Stuttgart
in southern Germany, a four-story modern glass house stands like a beacon of environmental
sustainability. Built in 2000, it was the first in a series of buildings that
are "triple-zero," a concept developed by German architect and engineer Werner
Sobek, which signifies that the building is energy self-sufficient (zero energy
consumed), produces zero emissions, and is made entirely of recyclable materials
Energy Will Lag Behind Global Power Demand: Chart of Day
2009 - Jeremy van Loon - First Enercast Financial
Nov. 19 (Bloomberg)
-- Wind turbines, solar panels and hydropower stations won’t be built fast enough
to keep pace with global electricity demand through 2030, the International Energy
Find Huge Potential to Cut Energy Use in the United States
2009 - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy News
The United States
could reduce non-transportation energy consumption by 23% by 2020 by adopting
energy efficiency technologies, according to a recent research report from McKinsey
& Company. The report notes that an estimated $520 billion up-front investment
(not including program costs) would eliminate more than $1.2 trillion in wasteful
energy use, while also providing a large-scale abatement of greenhouse gas emissions.
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