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  • DOE Office of Indian Energy to Sponsor Energy Forum at RES 2014

    The DOE Office of Indian Energy is sponsoring an energy forum during the National Reservation Economic Summit (RES) 2014 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Part of DOE's silver-level sponsorship of RES 2014, the forum will take place on March 17, 2014, from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and will feature the following roundtable sessions: Roundtable Session One: Tribes and Utilities—This ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Survey Reveals Projections for Lower Wind Energy Costs

    The cost of producing electricity via wind power is expected to fall 24-30 percent by 2030 and 35-41 percent by 2050, according to a survey of the world's foremost wind power experts. Cost reductions are anticipated as a function of continued advancements in wind energy technology. These findings are detailed in new study published in the journal Nature Energy and conducted by the ...

  • Energy Department Opens Job Search for Geothermal Technologies Office Director Position

    The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, is seeking applications for the permanent position of Director to lead a national program in the development of innovative geothermal technologies that advance geothermal's role in the U.S. energy portfolio. The program includes enhanced ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • ABB cuts energy costs in Singapore buildings

    ABB i-bus is the most widely used building installation system in Singapore. It has the largest installed base across the entire range of building uses – offices, factories, hotels and resorts, universities and schools, apartments, villas and bungalows. Several of these installations have recently won best-performance awards for energy efficiency and environmental friendliness from the Singapore ...


    By ABB

  • Manure `smells like money` as energy costs rise

    With energy prices driving the cost of agricultural inputs up, nutrient-rich manure is getting another look. 'Calls to Extension offices from people looking for manure and manure compost have increased in recent months,' says Tommy Bass, Montana State University Extension livestock environment associate specialist. Bass said that this shift in perception is good for water quality, too. 'As manure ...

  • Energy Department Invests $6 Million to Increase Energy Efficiency of Schools, Offices, Stores and other U.S. Buildings

    As part of the Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings and double energy productivity by 2030, the Energy Department today announced nearly $6 million to accelerate energy efficiency in offices, shops, schools and other buildings that will help businesses and communities save money, create jobs, and reduce pollution. “The Energy Department ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Michigan Energy Office, business leaders highlight economic opportunity created by state’s clean energy policies

    On Tuesday November 19, Michigan-based wind supplier Ventower Industries and Boston Common Asset Management investor Steven Heim laid out the economic case for encouraging continued renewable energy development in Michigan. Steve Bakkal, director of the Michigan Energy Office, also discussed the potential for renewable energy and energy efficiency policies in the state. The event follows a ...


    By Ceres

  • U.S. Energy Department Announces Achievement of SunShot Goal, New Focus for Solar Energy Office

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)  recently (9/12) released new research that shows the solar industry has achieved the 2020 utility-scale solar cost target set by the SunShot Initiative. Largely due to rapid cost declines in solar photovoltaic (PV) hardware, the average price of utility-scale solar is now 6 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh). Given this success, DOE is looking beyond ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Michigan Energy Office, business leaders highlight economic opportunity created by state’s clean energy policies

    On Tuesday November 19, Michigan-based wind supplier Ventower Industries and Boston Common Asset Management investor Steven Heim laid out the economic case for encouraging continued renewable energy development in Michigan. Steve Bakkal, director of the Michigan Energy Office, also discussed the potential for renewable energy and energy efficiency policies in the state. The event follows a ...


    By Ceres

  • NREL’s Work for the U.S. Navy Illuminates Energy and Cost Savings

    Field demonstrations of newly proven energy efficient technologies are yielding valuable results for the U.S. Navy, helping it meet energy goals. In partnership with the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) recently demonstrated eight technologies at installations in Hawaii and Guam, and the initial results have ...

  • Steve Geiser Joins Trilliant as Chief Financial Officer

    Trilliant, a global Smart Grid communications and solutions leader, today announced that Steve Geiser has joined the executive team as chief financial officer. Geiser joins Trilliant with extensive experience in financial leadership in Silicon Valley based high-tech companies. "I am excited to be joining a strong group of leaders ...


    By Trilliant Incorporated

  • Green energy controls cut costs and carbon for Wakefield residents

    Residents at the Newfield House Independent Living Scheme in Wakefield are benefiting from affordable, lower-carbon heating and hot water, thanks to advanced metering technology supplied by sustainable energy company ENER-G Switch2.   The company, based in Saltaire, near Bradford, was appointed by Wakefield and District Housing (WDH) to supply and operate a complete utility management ...


    By ENER-G

  • Energy Efficiency in Data Centres to Lower Costs and Benefit the Environment

    The data centre market is growing at an extremely high rate and its boom can be owed to the ever increasing need for data transfer and storage. For this reason, it has become crucial to take in account the energy usage both from financial and environmental points of view. The importance of energy efficiency in data centres will be discussed in Frost & Sullivan's web conference, taking place ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Energy Department Announces Up to $25 Million to Reduce Costs of Algal Biofuels

    In support of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced up to $25 million in funding to reduce the cost of algal biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) by 2019. This funding supports the development of a bioeconomy that can help create green jobs, spur innovation, improve the environment, and achieve national energy ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Department Announces New Prize Challenge to Drive Down Solar Costs

    To kick off the SunShot Initiative’s Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review, the Energy Department today announced SunShot Catalyst, a new prize competition to spur the rapid creation and development of products and solutions that address near-term challenges in the U.S. solar marketplace. Intended to tackle market barriers and address technical problems that can be solved through ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • DOE pursues sunshot initiative to achieve cost competitive solar energy by 2020

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced additional details of the Department of Energy's "SunShot" initiative to reduce the total costs of photovoltaic solar energy systems by about 75 percent so that they are cost competitive at large scale with other forms of energy without subsidies before the end of the decade. By reducing the cost for utility scale installations by about 75 percent ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Honeywell Technology to Reduce Energy Costs and Improve Comfort at Alger County Facilities

    Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced a building modernization program to upgrade infrastructure across three Alger County facilities in Munising, Mich., and save more than $114,000 in annual utility and operating costs for the county. The energy retrofit initiative, backed by guaranteed savings through a 15-year, ...


    By Honeywell

  • Energy Efficient Lighting Promises a Considerable Reduction in Power Consumption Costs

    WHEN: 1:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 25, 2013 LOCATION: Online webinar, with complimentary registration SPEAKER: Energy and Environment Industry Analyst Alejandra Lozano Given the increasing focus on reducing energy consumption in North America, building owners and facility managers are looking for ways to manage their energy usage. Because lighting ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • New database from NREL makes costs of energy technologies more transparent

    A new web application collects cost and performance estimates for electric generation, advanced vehicles, and renewable fuel technologies and makes them available for utilities, policy makers, consumers, and academics. The Transparent Cost Database (TCDB) app provides technology cost and performance estimates that can be used to ...

  • Half of UK businesses ‘concerned’ over escalating energy costs

    New research shows 51 per cent of organisations are worried about the financial impact of rising energy bills - yet less than 20 per cent of finance teams are accountable for energy tracking and management Newcastle, 29 May 2012: Getting the best deal for domestic energy customers has become headline news in the wake of unwelcome hikes in energy prices. Yet according to new research commissioned ...


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