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  • New Study on Graphene-Wrapped Nanocrystals Makes Inroads Toward Next-Gen Fuel Cells

    A powdery mix of metal nanocrystals wrapped in single-layer sheets of carbon atoms, developed at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), shows promise for safely storing hydrogen for use with fuel cells for passenger vehicles and other uses. And now, a new study provides insight into the atomic details of the crystals’ ultrathin coating and how ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Upcoming Events by SGO

    The 4th Annual Demand Response & Distributed Energy Resources World Forum, October 11-12, 2017 in Costa Mesa, CA brings together stakeholders from across the DR / DER industry and internationally to examine the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Enel and ENAP Inaugurate South America`s First Geothermal Power Plant Cerro Pabellón

    Enel and ENAP inaugurated Cerro Pabellón, which is the first geothermal power plant in South America and the world's first large-scale facility of this kind to be built at 4,500 meters above sea level. The inauguration ceremony, which follows the start of operations at the second of the plant's two 24 MW-units, was opened by Chile's President Michelle Bachelet and attended by Chile's ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Tanzania Energy Efficiency Workshop

    On the 28th of January 2015 Clarke Energy worked with the British High Commission and UK Trade and Investment in Tanzania to deliver a workshop on energy efficiency in Dar es Salaam at the Hilton Doubletree Oyster Bay. The event was attended by a cross section of the Tanzanian business community and consisted of presentations by: Hugh Richmond, Business Development Director, Clarke ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Scaling commercial energy efficiency

    Original story at MIT News Big data may soon make buildings greener. With a recent major acquisition, MIT alumni-founded Retroficiency, which has assessed hundreds of thousands of buildings, is poised to bring its advanced energy analytics platform to millions of commercial buildings. According to ...

  • CRC Energy Efficiency Summit

    The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) is the UK's first mandatory energy savings and carbon trading scheme targeting emissions from public and private sector groups. CRC participants that fail to reduce their energy consumption and carbon emissions are expected to face significant costs associated with the purchase of carbon allowances and potential financial penalties. They also risk serious ...

  • Bipartisan energy efficiency efforts discussed at 24th annual Energy Efficiency Forum

    WASHINGTON, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Public and private sector leaders exchanged ideas yesterday to address the importance of energy efficiency in a changing economy at the 24th annual Energy Efficiency Forum, co-hosted by Johnson Controls and ...


    By Johnson Controls, Inc.

  • Smart windows: energy efficiency with a view

    Imagine wrapping a giant pair of Wayfarers or Aviators around your house on a sunny day. Wouldn't that be cool? NREL researchers are trying to do the high-tech equivalent of putting sunglasses on buildings with a new generation of insulated 'dynamic windows' that change color to modulate interior temperatures and lighting. Buildings consume 40 percent of the nearly 100 quadrillion Btus (quads) ...

  • EPA recognizes leaders in energy efficiency

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is honoring a select group of manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, home builders and other organizations as 2010 Energy Star award winners. These organizations are being recognized for their long-term commitment to fighting climate change through greater energy efficiency. Sears Holdings Corporation, PepsiCo, JC ...

  • Energy efficiency: from marginalized to mainstream

    We do not need to articulate the dangers of climate change; Mother Nature is showing us these quite clearly as recent floods, mudslides and bushfires claim dozens of lives and cause millions of pounds of damage across the globe. Nor do we have to list the ...


    By Faversham House Ltd.

  • Energy efficiency: from marginalized to mainstream

    We do not need to articulate the dangers of climate change; Mother Nature is showing us these quite clearly as recent floods, mudslides and bushfires claim dozens of lives and cause millions of pounds of damage across the globe. Nor do we have to list the environmental arguments for reducing ...


    By Faversham House Ltd.

  • Home of Tomorrow Demonstrates Energy Efficiency

    Recent EnerGuide testing has shown the Home of Tomorrow, one of two homes that make up the Wilden Living Lab project, to be 52 per cent more energy efficient than a standard home constructed to today's building code. The pioneering initiative is collaborative three-year learning and research project by University of British Columbia Okanagan, Wilden developer Blenk Development Corp., AuthenTech ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Decentralized, efficient and intelligent energy production

    The international energy trade fair RENEXPO® will continue to build on its strong points in 2012 and expand on them with new innovative topics. The event will focus on sustainable energy systems and solutions for a sustainable and future oriented energy supply. The trade fair, conference and accompanying program offer a showcase for the entire spectrum of regenerative and decentralized ...


    By REECO GmbH

  • Energy efficiency programme expands in China

    A 10-year effort to slash energy waste and greenhouse gas emissions by appealing to businesses' bottom line is beginning to 'catch hold' in China, says World Bank lead energy specialist Bob Taylor. Energy management companies known as ESCOs, whose business involves helping industries save money by using less energy, are springing up around the country and now number at least 100, up from just ...


    By The World Bank

  • World Energy Solutions Acquires Energy Efficiency Firm Northeast Energy Solutions

    World Energy Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: XWES), a leading energy management services firm, today announced it has purchased Northeast Energy Solutions, LLC (NES), a privately-held energy efficiency company. The acquisition provides World Energy an immediate foothold in the New England market, where utility incentives are available for commercial and industrial energy efficiency projects. The move ...


    By World Energy Solutions, Inc.

  • Climate protection and energy efficiency with raw material waste

    At this year’s “waste to energy” event representatives from environmental departments, municipal waste management officers, and industry specialists can obtain comprehensive information on sustainable waste disposal and production of bioenergy. The international exhibition and conference takes place for the fourth time at the Bremen Exhibition Center on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 December 2008. ...

  • Quick Guide to CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme

    A free ‘Quick Guide to the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme’ has been launched by ENER-G and Cornwall Energy Associates to help organisations reduce the impact of the new energy tax that will apply to larger energy users in 2012.  Under the CRC, energy intensive organisations are required to buy allowances from the government to cover emissions from 2011 to 2012 at a price equivalent ...


    By ENER-G

  • Eaton tapped to enhance lighting and energy efficiency at Pentagon

    Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton today announced it has received multiple service contracts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to evaluate and modernize lighting systems at the Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense located in Arlington County, Va. The contracts, which have an estimated value of $3.2 million and completion date of early 2014, will help the ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • 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 ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • HVAC a primary driver of energy-efficiency jobs

    HVAC named one of four technologies stimulating energy-efficient job growth According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), American energy-efficiency jobs are on the rise. Per the DOE’s second annual “National Energy Employment Analysis,” a total of 6.4 million Americans now work in the traditional energy and energy-efficiency industries. More than 300,000 net ...


    By Evapco Inc.

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