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  • The transformation of the U.S. Energy Sector

    The US is consuming energy considerably more efficiently and with lower emissions than just five years ago thanks to a slew of modern technologies that are changing decades-old patterns, research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance and industry group the Business Council for Sustainable Energy find in a new report. The Sustainable Energy in America 2013 Factbook portrays a dynamic and rapidly ...


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  • Manchester, N.H. school conserves energy and earns energy star (NH)

    The Highland-Goffe’s Falls Elementary School in Manchester, N.H. has earned the Energy Star label. The Energy Star mark of excellence certifies that the school scored in the top 25percent when benchmarked against energy use in similar buildings across the U. S. Manchester, the largest city in New Hampshire with over 100,000 residents, has benchmarked energy use at 44 municipal buildings, ...

  • Irish wind energy passes 1,000MW

    New figures suggest the amount of wind energy connected to the electricity grid on the island of Ireland exceeded 1,000MW over the course of 2007. Michael Walsh, chief executive of the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA), said that this was an important milestone on the road to a sustainable energy future for Ireland. He added that it had been made possible by investments worth more than Euro ...

  • Energy star helps auto plants improve energy efficiency (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program has helped improve the energy efficiency of the auto manufacturing industry, which has cut fossil fuel use by 12 percent and reduced greenhouse gases by more than 700,000 tons of carbon dioxide, according to a recent report by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University. The emissions reductions, ...

  • EPA updates energy star tool to support greater energy efficiency in hospitals

    Healthcare organizations spend $7.4 billion in energy costs each year. To improve energy efficiency, thousands of hospitals rely on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star tools to help track consumption and prioritize facilities for energy upgrades. Today, EPA released an important update to Energy Star's national energy performance scale methodology for hospitals. The ...

  • EPA Recognizes Burton Energy Group as 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Burton Energy Group with a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Service and Product Provider Award. This award recognizes Burton for its outstanding contributions in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by providing superior energy-efficient services to its customers. Burton's accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ...

  • How to design a clean energy standard

    WRI’s response to the Bingaman-Murkowski White Paper on the design of a clean energy standard in the United States. In response to President Obama’s goal of generating 80 percent of the U.S. electricity from clean energy sources by 2035, Senate Committee on Energy and ...

  • Focus on Energy Awarded 2012 ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award

     The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Focus on Energy a 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting our environment through energy efficiency. Focus on Energy's accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on March 15, 2012, which marks the 20th anniversary of ENERGY STAR. Focus on ...

  • NREL and Army Validate Energy Savings for Net Zero Energy Installations

    The U.S. Army (Army) has partnered with the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to increase energy security through improved energy efficiency and optimized renewable energy strategies at nine installations in the Army's portfolio. If all nine of the Army Net Zero Energy Installation ...

  • Seattle expands energy efficiency buildings program

    The City of Seattle is sending letters to the owners of 8,000 buildings this week informing them of its new building energy-efficiency program. The program aims to help building owners and managers reduce their energy costs through benchmarking - or measuring and rating a building's energy performance. By benchmarking, owners get insight into how their building uses ...


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  • Envision Energy Launches `Energy IoT and Smart City Technology Alliance`

    Envision Energy, a leading global smart energy solution provider, has announced an open-platform alliance that connects energy pioneers and technology innovators to help accelerate the clean energy transition through digitalization. The "Energy IoT and Smart City Technology Alliance" consists of Envision, Microsoft, Accenture and others, with more pioneers and innovators expected to join later. ...


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  • Energy Department Awards $5 Million to Spur Local Clean Energy Development, Energy Savings

    The Energy Department today announced approximately $5 million in funding to 13 states to advance innovative approaches for local clean energy development that will reduce energy bills for American families and businesses, protect the environment by reducing carbon emissions and increase our nation’s energy security. In support of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Urban cool positioned at World Energy Summit

    'Urban living is still the world's best model for living' declared Peter Sharratt, WSP's Global Director of Sustainability, at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi on 21 January. Peter chaired a session titled 'A New Low2No Carbon Urbanism' on Day 4 of this leading global event that attracted in total more than 23,000 attendees from over 130 countries. In his opening address, Peter talked ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • New York State Pursues Clean Energy Goals

    ALBANY, New York (ENS) - New York Lt. Governor David Paterson will tour the state this week to promote the government’s new clean energy agenda. He will inspect current renewable energy facilities and report on how this industry can be expanded. Last week, Governor Eliot Spitzer announced a comprehensive plan for reducing energy costs and curbing pollution in New ...

  • ISO to develop international standard for energy management

    The International Organization for Standardization has just approved the creation of a project committee mandated to develop an international standard on energy management. The standard will provide all types of organizations and companies a practical and widely recognized approach to increase energy efficiency, reduce costs and improve their environmental performance by addressing both the ...

  • Research Report on Energy Harvesting in Action : MarketResearchReports.Biz

    Ambient energy Energy harvesting is the use of ambient energy to provide electricity for small and or mobile equipment, whether electrical or electronic. It is concerned with providing relatively maintenance free, long life equipment, reducing the need for batteries. As is typical in relatively new technologies, there is much hype about energy harvesting and it is tough to find which countries, ...


  • 2017 Energy Efficiency Indicator Survey Results

    The 2017 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey of more than 1,500 facility and management executives in the United States, Canada and 10 other countries indicates that 70 percent of organizations are paying more attention to energy efficiency than a year ago and 58 percent are expecting to increase investments next year. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Industry leader joins Inprova Energy’s Governance Panel

    Paul Taylor, former Chairman of Haven Power and board director of Drax Group PLC, has joined Inprova Energy's Governance Panel to guide the development and implementation of energy purchasing strategies. Magnus Walker, Director of Trading and Risk Management at Inprova Energy, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Paul to our Governance Panel, which is responsible for ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Popular choice winners announced for “Apps for Energy” competition

    The Energy Department announced today the Popular Choice winners for the “Apps for Energy” competition, with app developers submitting more than 50 innovative mobile and web applications that will help utility consumers save money by making the most of their “Green Button” electricity usage data.  Popular Choice awards reflect the results of public voting at ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Hefty Subsidies Prop Up Unsustainable Energy Systems

    Efforts by a variety of organizations to quantify global support for fossil fuels have generated estimates that range from $523 billion to over $1.9 trillion, depending on the calculation and what measures are included. What is clear is that the level of support has rebounded to 2008 levels following a dip in 2009-10 during the global financial crisis, writes Worldwatch Research Fellow Philipp ...


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