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Presented below are several combined news-feeds from around the globe. News is continually updated on a regular basis so check back often and read the latest happenings in green energy, solar PV, building efficiency, water conservation plus more!!


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  • Five Ways To Turn Efficiency Resolutions Into Habits

    Jan 20, 2017 | 04:00 am

    Five Ways To Turn Efficiency Resolutions Into Habits With only a few days left until February, this is make-or-break time for sticking with your New Year’s Resolutions. And when it comes to your energy efficiency resolutions, the benefits are numerous, including saving money, making your home more comfortable and reducing its carbon footprint.So here are five simple ideas for making energy efficiency good practices a routine:1. Heat and cool efficientlyOn average, heating and cooling account for almost half of a home’s energy consumption. To make the process more efficient, take three basic steps. First, detect and seal all the leaks in your home, which can be the equivalent as leaving a 3-foot-by-3-foot window open.Second, install a programmable thermostat and configure it following the temperature guidelines from the U.S. Department of Energy. Then make sure you give the systems the maintenance they need: clean or replace filters on furnaces and air conditioners as needed, as dust can make them[…]

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  • ASHRAE Celebrates 35 Years of Technology Awards

    Jan 19, 2017 | 12:57 pm

    ATLANTA - For 35 years, the ASHRAE Technology Awards have recognized outstanding achievements in the innovative designs of buildings in the areas of ...

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  • Energy Department Announces SimpleFuel Winner of the $1 Million H2 Refuel H-Prize

    Jan 19, 2017 | 08:55 am

    January 19, 2017Energy Department Announces SimpleFuel Winner of the $1 Million H2 Refuel H-Prize Today the Energy Department announces SimpleFuel as the winner of the $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition. Launched in October 2014, the H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition challenged America's innovators to deploy an on-site hydrogen generation system, using electricity or natural gas, to fuel hydrogen vehicles, that can be used in homes, community centers, small businesses, or similar locations.

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  • Con Edison Solutions Acquires Ross Solar Group, A Leading Solar System Provider Serving The Northeast Market

    Jan 19, 2017 | 06:00 am

    VALHALLA, NY - January 19, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) ConEdison Solutions (CES), one of America's leading energy services companies, has acquired the assets of Ross Solar Group LLC, an industry-leading, Fairfield, CT-based provider of turnkey solar system solutions for residential, commercial and municipal customers throughout the Northeast.

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  • Fuel Cell Technologies Office: 2016 Recap and the Year Ahead

    Jan 18, 2017 | 13:40 pm

    January 18, 2017Fuel Cell Technologies Office: 2016 Recap and the Year Ahead At the beginning of 2017, Sunita Satyapal, Director of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office, reflects on the Program's 2016 accomplishments and highlights some of the plans for 2017.

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  • Webinar January 24: Manufacturing Cost Analyses of Fuel Cell Systems for Non-Transportation Applications

    Jan 18, 2017 | 07:33 am

    January 18, 2017Webinar January 24: Manufacturing Cost Analyses of Fuel Cell Systems for Non-Transportation Applications The Fuel Cell Technologies Office will present a live webinar entitled "Manufacturing Cost Analyses of Fuel Cell Systems for Non-Transportation Applications" on Tuesday, January 24, from 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). In this webinar, Vince Contini from Battelle will describe Battelle's five-year program to evaluate fuel cell system manufacturing costs at various production volumes, system capacities, and system designs for applications including material handling equipment, primary power and combined heat and power, backup power, and auxiliary power.

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  • NY Green Bank Announces The Closing Of 13 Transactions In 2016, Spurring Thousands Of Clean Energy Projects

    Jan 18, 2017 | 06:00 am

    January 18, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) NY Green Bank today announced that it closed 13 transactions during 2016, which will result in financing for thousands of clean energy projects, including solar, fuel cells and energy efficiency, demonstrating it is building momentum and filling a significant need in expanding clean energy financing markets in the State.

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  • Designing Duct System Vents for Good Air Flow

    Jan 18, 2017 | 04:29 am

    Designing Duct System Vents for Good Air Flow Prime: primeSubtitle: Finding the right balance of quantity, mixing, and noiseImages:  You're at a cocktail party when, as it so often does, the discussion turns to HVAC(Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning). Collectively, the mechanical systems that heat, ventilate, and cool a building. design. What do people talk about? Load calculations. Manual J. Oversizing. Maybe a little about duct sizing or location. But how many times have you been in that conversation and heard someone talk about what happens at the end of the ducts? Yes, I'm talking about the often overlooked part of HVAC design in which the designer selects the proper terminations for the duct runs. read more

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  • Tillerson gets a grilling, knives sharpened for Pruitt

    Jan 17, 2017 | 18:30 pm

    US sends $500 million to Green Climate Fund, Chinese President Xi urges Trump to stand by Paris accord, hacktivists prepare offshore archive of federal environmental data, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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  • DOE Publishes New CALiPER Snapshot on Troffers

    Jan 17, 2017 | 13:13 pm

    January 17, 2017DOE Publishes New CALiPER Snapshot on Troffers The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released a new Snapshot Report on LED troffer luminaires. Among the key findings of the Snapshot, which is based on DOE's LED Lighting Facts® database:

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  • Take no comfort in [Rex] Tillerson’s statements that climate change is real and that Exxon supports a carbon tax; that message was never delivered to the fossil-fuel industry’s political gun decks and is a perhaps a deliberate false flag.”

    Jan 17, 2017 | 10:09 am

    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), in Republicans want to fight climate change, but fossil-fuel bullies won’t let them, Washington Post, Jan. 10.

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  • Energy Department Extends Deadline for Domestic Manufacturing RFI to January 31

    Jan 17, 2017 | 08:03 am

    January 17, 2017Energy Department Extends Deadline for Domestic Manufacturing RFI to January 31 The U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Office has extended the deadline for the Request for Information entitled "Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Manufacturing: Identifying Specific Components for Manufacturing Standardization." Interested parties are requested to provide responses to this RFI electronically no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on January 31, 2017.

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  • #Wind turbines market will peak at $81 billion in 2019 before falling in 2020, says GlobalData

    Jan 17, 2017 | 06:00 am

    January 17, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) The global wind turbines market is set to experience a degree of turbulence over the next few years, rising steadily from $76.54 billion in 2015 to $81.14 billion in 2019, and dipping to $71.21 billion in 2020, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.

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  • Secretary Moniz Statement on Anniversary of JCPOA Implementation Day, IAEA Announcement of Centrifuge Removal from Fordow

    Jan 16, 2017 | 11:20 am

    January 16, 2017Secretary Moniz Statement on Anniversary of JCPOA Implementation Day, IAEA Announcement of Centrifuge Removal from Fordow Today, January 16, 2017, is the one-year anniversary of the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which rolls back the Iranian nuclear program and verifiably prevents Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

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  • Volume 2 of the 2016 Billion-Ton Report Analyzes Potential Environmental Effects

    Jan 13, 2017 | 16:16 pm

    January 13, 2017Volume 2 of the 2016 Billion-Ton Report Analyzes Potential Environmental Effects The 2016 Billion-Ton Report (BT16), Volume 2: Environmental Sustainability Effects of Select Scenarios from Volume 1, jointly released by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), is a pioneering effort to analyze a range of potential environmental effects associated with illustrative near-term and long-term biomass-production scenarios from the 2016 Billion-Ton Report, Volume 1.

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  • Weekend Reading: Our Top 10 Posts from 2016

    Jan 13, 2017 | 15:43 pm

    We put up 42 blog posts last year, an average of one every nine days. Half-a-dozen addressed the Washington state carbon-tax initiative, I-732, explaining why we backed it strongly. Ten pertained to the elections, with four on Trump, three on GOP denialism, and three on the Democratic candidates’ carbon tax stances. Several of our posts […]

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  • DOE Releases Second Annual National Energy Employment Analysis

    Jan 13, 2017 | 08:43 am

    January 13, 2017 DOE Releases Second Annual National Energy Employment Analysis Report tracks rapid growth in energy efficiency and infrastructure jobs

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  • DOE and USDA Issue Notice of Intent for Biomass Research and Development Initiative

    Jan 13, 2017 | 07:51 am

    January 13, 2017DOE and USDA Issue Notice of Intent for Biomass Research and Development Initiative The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office, in coordination with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), is announcing its intent to issue a Request for Applications (RFA) through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI).

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  • Energy Department Announces Funding to Extend Industrial Assessment Centers to Underserved Areas

    Jan 13, 2017 | 07:38 am

    January 13, 2017Energy Department Announces Funding to Extend Industrial Assessment Centers to Underserved Areas Today, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), announced up to $4 million in available funding, subject to appropriations, for a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled Extending Industrial Assessment Centers to Underserved Areas.

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  • Looking Back on Eight Years of Progress in Energy Efficiency

    Jan 12, 2017 | 13:41 pm

    Looking Back on Eight Years of Progress in Energy Efficiency As we look ahead to the swearing in of President-elect Donald Trump next week, we pause to reflect on the accomplishments of the last eight years under President Obama in continuing a bipartisan tradition of supporting energy efficiency through smart federal policy. Dating back to President Ronald Reagan, who signed the first efficiency standards into law in 1987, every administration – Democrat and Republican – has supported efficiency, including major gains under President George W. Bush. Like his predecessor, President Obama has been a champion of energy efficiency, and as he prepares to leave the White House, we extend our gratitude for the significant progress we’ve made under his tenure. Here are some highlights:1. Appliance and equipment standardsThe Obama administration completed a total of 45 appliance, equipment and lighting efficiency standards that will deliver the following benefits:● Save 44 quads of energy through 2030, enough to power 1.2 billion homes[…]

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  • Energy Department, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Recognize Corcoran Management Company's Canterbury Towers for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Leadership

    Jan 12, 2017 | 13:30 pm

    January 12, 2017Energy Department, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Recognize Corcoran Management Company's Canterbury Towers for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Leadership The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Better Buildings Challenge recognized the Corcoran Management Company today for its renewable and energy-efficient upgrades implemented at Canterbury Towers, one of the company's multi-family housing facilities located in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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  • Federal Government Exceeds $4 Billion Goal for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Investments

    Jan 12, 2017 | 09:00 am

    January 12, 2017Federal Government Exceeds $4 Billion Goal for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Investments Today the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, with the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB), recognized 21 federal agencies during a White House event led by Christina Goldfuss, Managing Director of CEQ, and Shaun Donovan, Director of OMB.

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  • NuScale Power Submits First-Ever Small Modular Reactor Design Certification Application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    Jan 12, 2017 | 08:47 am

    NuScale Power Submits First-Ever Small Modular Reactor Design Certification Application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission January 12, 2017NuScale Power Submits First-Ever Small Modular Reactor Design Certification Application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission On January 12, 2017, NuScale Power formally announced the submittal of a Design Certification Application (DCA) for their innovative small modular reactor (SMR) design to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for their review and approval.With this submittal, NuScale is now the first U.S. company to have submitted an SMR DCA.

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  • Technology Converts Wastewater Sludge to Renewable Natural Gas

    Jan 12, 2017 | 08:03 am

    Technology Converts Wastewater Sludge to Renewable Natural Gas January 12, 2017Technology Converts Wastewater Sludge to Renewable Natural Gas Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has developed technology that synergistically uses two waste biomass streams to generate two bioproducts. The technology enhances the process of anaerobic digestion of wastewater sludge by incorporating biomass-derived, carbon-sequestering char within the digester, thus creating pipeline-quality renewable natural gas while using the remaining biosolids for a high-quality fertilizer. With funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) totaling $1.5 million over three years, researchers at ANL have been able to develop and de-risk this technology, which is now ready for scale-up.

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  • User's Manual for 2016 IAQ Standard Published by ASHRAE

    Jan 12, 2017 | 07:57 am

    ATLANTA - A manual to help users navigate the changes in ASHRAE's 2016 ventilation standard is now available.

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  • Highview Power Storage Joins Innovative Cleantech New York City Based Incubator At NYU's Urban Future Lab

    Jan 12, 2017 | 06:00 am

    BROOKLYN, New York - January 12, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Internationally recognized energy storage company, Highview Power Storage, will enter ACRE, New York City's business incubator for smart cities, smart grid, and clean energy at the Urban Future Lab located at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

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  • Energy Department Introduces New Financing Navigator for Energy Efficiency Projects

    Jan 11, 2017 | 12:45 pm

    January 11, 2017Energy Department Introduces New Financing Navigator for Energy Efficiency Projects The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is introducing a new, web-based financing navigator to help private and public sector organizations discover financing solutions for energy efficiency projects that meet their unique needs.

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  • Co-Chairs of the United States-Republic of Korea High Level Bilateral Commission Convene in Washington

    Jan 11, 2017 | 12:20 pm

    January 11, 2017Co-Chairs of the United States-Republic of Korea High Level Bilateral Commission Convene in Washington U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Second Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Ahn Chong-ghee, Co-Chairs of the U.S.-ROK High Level Bilateral Commission (HLBC), met in Washington, D.C. this week to review the HLBC’s ongoing activities.

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  • Petra Nova, World’s Largest Post-Combustion Carbon-Capture Project, Begins Commercial Operation

    Jan 11, 2017 | 09:32 am

    January 11, 2017Petra Nova, World’s Largest Post-Combustion Carbon-Capture Project, Begins Commercial Operation Yesterday, January 10, 2017, NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) and JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration Corporation (JX Nippon) announced that the Petra Nova project -- the world’s largest post-combustion carbon-capture system – has begun commercial operation at the W. A. Parish Plant in Thompsons, Texas, southwest of Houston.

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  • QER: The Benefits of Combining Energy Efficiency and Smart Management

    Jan 11, 2017 | 07:38 am

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently released its second installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER 1.2), a report that focuses on the challenges facing our current and future electricity system. As with many other recent U.S. and international reports investigating these issues, increasing energy efficiency through smart energy management policies has a prominent role in any solution.The Report makes recommendations on three major strategic national goals -- enhancing economic competitiveness, promoting environmental responsibility, and providing for the Nation’s security. We at the Alliance were pleased to see energy efficiency and smart energy management among the few policies which were included across the board, in all three categories.Increasing Economic CompetitivenessDOE recognizes the direct impact of energy efficiency on economic competitiveness right away, stating: “energy efficiency has been remarkably successful over several decades in helping control costs and improving performance and productivity.”  By doing more with less energy, businesses can[…]

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