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  • Energy Efficiency a Key Compliance Strategy for States in EPA Final Clean Power Plan Rule

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Clean Power Plan, a rule that sets state-specific targets for carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. As the president noted in today’s announcement, one of the most promising compliance options available for states under the rule is increasing their energy efficiency. Previous analysis by the American Council for an ...

  • Statement from Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Proposed New EPA Rules for Existing Power Plants

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz issued the following statement today on the EPA’s proposed new rules for existing power plants: "The EPA’s proposed new rules for existing power plants are a critical step toward addressing climate change. This common-sense approach will reduce carbon emissions while also giving states unprecedented flexibility to meet their obligations within an ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Advanced Energy Management Alliance: FERC Ruling Constitutes Win for Consumers in New York

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently issued an order eliminating a barrier to customer savings and better electricity system efficiency in New York. The order, announced on February 3rd, allows customers and companies to simultaneously participate in both state and federal programs that provide compensation for reducing energy usage in order to help alleviate different types of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New Federal Rule on Eagles and Wind Turbines Sets False Choice on Conservation

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced a new rule that would allow wind farms to kill bald eagles and golden eagles for 30 years, up from the current five-year period. The FWS rejected recommendations from the wind industry and conservation groups, including the Natural Resources Defense Council, that would have better protected eagles while allowing much-needed wind energy projects ...

  • Dominion Virginia Power Plan Sees More Clean Energy

    The carbon footprint for a typical Dominion Virginia Power customer would shrink by as much as 25 percent over the next eight years under a plan the company presented recently (5/1). When added to reductions already made by Dominion, carbon emissions to meet the energy needs of a typical residential customer would fall by up to 46 percent between 2007 and 2027. The main drivers of these ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Federal Loan Guarantees Open to 16 Clean Energy Projects

    WASHINGTON, DC, October 8, 2007 (ENS) - The federal government is supporting clean energy projects using innovative technologies with a loan guarantee program finalized Thursday by the Department of Energy. The program is based on the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman has invited 16 project sponsors, who submitted pre-applications last fall, to submit full ...

  • Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise Selected for Use by Leading Clean Energy Technology Firm

     Intergraph is pleased to announce that its Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise has been selected by Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG), a subsidiary of The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W), as its strategic plant design suite for its boiler and environmental ...


    By Intergraph Corporation

  • Secretary Chu announces progress on international initiatives to promote clean energy

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu this week joined with energy ministers and high-level representatives from more than 20 governments to announce renewed support for 11 international clean energy initiatives at the second Clean Energy Ministerial in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. These initiatives are helping to accelerate the global transition to a clean energy future, with the goal of ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Clean Energy Business Models are in the Midst of a Transformation, According to Pike Research

    As the clean energy industry emerges from a challenging period caused by the global economic downturn, it is entering a stage of rapid change in which business models are being transformed against a backdrop of regulatory uncertainty.In several key sectors, the market is shifting back toward business structures and technologies that were once abandoned, but are now being revived.A new white paper ...


  • Investors: Extend oil, gas, and real estate benefits to clean energy to unlock investment

    Less than a week after President Obama unveiled an ambitious climate change action plan, major U.S. investors are encouraging policymakers to extend benefits available to oil, gas and real estate projects to spur investment in renewable energy developments. Specifically, investors are calling for the passage of the Master ...


    By Ceres

  • Obama announces steps to boost biofuels, clean coal

    President Barack Obama has announced a series of steps his Administration is taking as part of its comprehensive strategy to enhance American energy independence while building a foundation for a new clean energy economy, and its promise of new industries and millions of jobs.  At a meeting with a bipartisan group of governors from around the country, the President laid out three measures ...

  • 6 Things Every American Should Know About the Clean Power Plan

    Today, President Obama will unveil the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan—a historic step to cut the carbon pollution driving climate change. Here are six key things every American should know: 1. IT SLASHES THE CARBON POLLUTION FUELING CLIMATE CHANGE. Carbon pollution from power plants is our nation’s biggest driver of climate ...

  • NRECA Applauds Trump Clean Power Plan Executive Order

    U.S. National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) CEO Jim Matheson issued the following statement on President Trump'#39;s executive order on the Clean Power Plan: "Affordable and reliable power is fundamental to a successful economy. We appreciate the Trump administration working to protect American families and businesses from the potentially devastating impacts of the Clean Power ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • To clean up coal, Obama pushes more oil production

    America's newest and cleanest coal-fired power plant comes with a catch: The heat-trapping carbon dioxide removed from its smokestack pollution will help force more oil out of the ground. Some environmentalists complain that it ends up releasing more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than is stored underground as waste. It's another example of the Obama administration promoting new, cleaner ...


    By Associated Press

  • Annual Energy Statement 2013

    Mr Speaker, today I am laying before the House the Annual Energy Statement, alongside the Statutory Security of Supply Report. This coalition government is putting in place the most coherent, sustainable energy policy the United Kingdom has ever had: Creating one of the most competitive and attractive electricity investment markets in the world; And improving our energy security; boosting ...

  • Securing Britain’s Energy Future

    INTRODUCTION It’s an honour to be asked to give the inaugural Annual International Energy Lecture here at the UCL Energy Institute. And I’m delighted to be making the speech today, when Royal Assent has been given to the Energy Bill – so we now have the Energy Act 2013. Thanks to any of you who’ve helped in its birth. Now in June 2014 the Institute ...

  • Clean Footprint to Host Webinar Regarding Solar for Massachusetts Businesses

    Representatives from Clean Footprint, Central Florida’s leading solar development and finance company will be hosting a webinar entitled, ‘Why Massachusetts Businesses are Rushing to Go Solar’. The webinar, set for Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 from 2:00 until 2:30 EST, will focus on: ·      ...


    By Clean Footprint

  • Energy Department Launches Competition to Drive Innovations in Wave Energy

    The Energy Department today announced the opening of the registration period for the Wave Energy Prize competition that aims to double the state-of-the-art performance of wave energy conversion (WEC) devices over the next two years. By accelerating the development of WEC devices that capture more energy from ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • UNDP-GEF report on wind energy

    A new report released in May 2008 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) provides some useful insights from international experience on the promotion of wind energy. The report notes that 75% of installed wind energy capacity is found in just five countries. The report underscores the role of promoting policies to reduce costs, improve ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Green power, energy & corporate transformation

    Some already established companies are proving to be particularly adept change artists, capitalizing on the green and clean tech trends to craft and carry out corporate strategies that transform their organizations from the top-down and from the bottom-up. Many are found in Europe, where new EU laws and regulation are establishing new ground rules for the energy and power industries. Ireland’s ...

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