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  • Clean Energy Trends 2012

    Clean Edge's 11th annual Clean Energy Trends report has been released for 2012. The full report is a must read for industry stakeholders and is downloaded by tens of thousands annually. The report includes growth forecasts and market sizing for the major clean-energy sectors (solar PV, wind, and biofuels), as well as detailed analysis of solar PV pricing, public market activity and performance, ...


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  • Clean-energy trends 2008

    The following is an excerpt from Clean-Energy Trends 2008. To read the full report, please download the PDF file by clicking on the link below. Amid a challenging economic outlook—plummeting housing prices, rising foreclosure rates, record-high oil prices, sinking consumer confidence, looming recession—2007 was another banner year for clean energy, with no signs of a slowdown in ...


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  • Analysis of Energy Harvesting Applications

    Ambient energy Energy harvesting is the use of ambient energy to provide electricity for small and or mobile equipment, whether electrical or electronic. In 2011, $700 million was spent on the energy harvesting component itself, rising to just under $5 billion in 2022.   Those wishing to use energy harvesting need reassurance that it is a technology that has progressed ...


  • Association of Decentralised Energy speech

    Thank you for that kind introduction… I would like to thank the Association of Decentralised Energy and particularly my noble Lord, and the Association’s President, Lord Risby for inviting me to speak here today at his President’s Reception. I am even more pleased that I am still able to address you from this magnificent venue [the House of Lords], and we’ve not yet been ...

  • Energy Harvesting in Action

    Ambient energy Energy harvesting is the use of ambient energy to provide electricity for small and or mobile equipment, whether electrical or electronic. In 2011, $700 million is spent on the energy harvesting component itself, rising to just under $5 billion in 2021. Those wishing to use energy harvesting need reassurance that it is a technology that has progressed beyond trials ...


  • 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, ...

  • Clean Energy Trends 2010

    Two weeks ago, Clean Edge launched its annual Clean Energy Trends 2010 report. Since then, it has received extensive media coverage. In general the report notes that 2009 will go down as one of the worst years in economic ...


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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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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  • 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, ...


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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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  • 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 ...

  • Investors call on Congress to extend renewable energy and energy efficiency tax credits

    A group of 43 investors managing over US$1.5 trillion in assets called on the US Senate to extend tax credits for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects by at least five years to 2013.  The tax credits are set to expire at the end of this year.  Investors sent the letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in advance of expected ...


    By Ceres

  • 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 ...

  • Noesis Energy Officially Launches Energy Advisor Program; More Than 230 Energy Consultants Already Participating

    Noesis Energy, whose free, cloud-based energy management platform puts businesses in control of their energy costs, announced the official launch of the Energy Advisor Program (EAP). Already, more than 230 ...


    By Noesis Energy

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