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The hot summer days of July are here, and with them comes the perfect opportunity to cut down on utility bills by using some of these energy-saving tactics. These simple life hacks around the house are designed to be easy and quick -- and better yet, none of these cost-saving strategies require you to make any purchases. Try one or more of these ideas today, or set a goal to implement one per week during the next month. 1. Readjust your refrigerator’s temperaturesTake a look at your refrigerator’s and freezer’s temperatures. Are they set to cooler than 37°F for the fridge and 0°F for the freezer? If so, you’re wasting power. Readjust your settings to save energy. 2. It’s grill season! Avoid the oven when possibleAvoid using the oven on hot days, as your air conditioning will have to go into overdrive to counteract all the heat produced. Cook on[…]
June 30, 2016DOE Releases Request for Information for Y-12 National Security Complex Water Treatment Facility Construction Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking to solicit input via capability statements from interested parties with the specialized capabilities necessary to meet the requirements of the Draft Statement of Work (SOW) for construction of a water treatment facility needed for mercury remediation at the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12), Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
June 30, 2016DOE Releases Final Request for Proposal for Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Services Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Final Request for Proposal (RFP) for liquid waste services at the Savannah River Site (SRS).
Beijing, China - June 30, 2016 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Energy Ministers and other senior officials recognised recent progress to scale up renewable energy and examined opportunities for even greater action today on the sidelines of the G20 Energy Ministers meeting in Beijing.
June 29, 2016DOE Renews Western Governors’ Association Cooperative Agreement Carlsbad, NM - The Department of Energy ‘s Carlsbad Field Office today renewed the cooperative agreement with the Western Governors’ Association (WGA) by extending the project period five years to June 30, 2021.
June 29, 2016Notice of Availability for Explanation of Significant Differences for the Rocky Flats Corrective Action Decision/Record of Decision Central Operable Unit The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces the availability of an Explanation of Significant Differences (ESD) for review. The ESD describes change in the location of the treatment of the Mound Site Plume from the Mound Site Plume Treatment System to the East Trenches Site Plume Treatment System air stripper. The ESD provides website references to the site history and the selected remedy and information on the proposed adjustment to the remedy for changing the treatment location of the groundwater intercepted from the Mound Site Plume.
June 29, 2016Department of Energy Savannah River Site 2015 Small Business Forum The Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management, Savannah River Site and the Savannah River National Laboratory hosted a Small Business Forum on May 19, 2016. The purpose of the forum was to better recognize innovative technologies with the potential to improve operational performance and reduce costs for environmental cleanup.
June 29, 2016DOE Awards Task Order for Litigation Support Services Cincinnati - The Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of a task order to TLI Solutions, Inc., a large business, from Arvada, CO for Litigation Support Services to support the Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) Office of Chief Counsel (OCC).
June 29, 2016New CALiPER Snapshot on LED Downlights DOE’s CALiPER program has released a new Snapshot report on LED downlights. Among the key findings of the new Snapshot, which is based on DOE's LED Lighting Facts® database:
“Carbon and other greenhouse gases should be taxed at a rate high enough to spur the transition away from fossil fuels consistent with the temperature goals agreed to in Paris in 2015.” That’s the carbon tax resolution that environmental activist Bill McKibben pressed the Democratic Party Platform Drafting Committee to adopt at its meeting in […]
Prime: primeSubtitle: That’s what most buildings are or want to beImages: A lot of discoveries and research work over the past four decades have ledLight-emitting diode. Illumination technology that produces light by running electrical current through a semiconductor diode. LED lamps are much longer lasting and much more energy efficient than incandescent lamps; unlike fluorescent lamps, LED lamps do not contain mercury and can be readily dimmed. to our current understanding of air leakage in buildings. I’ll mention a few here, but I want to focus on one: the MAD AIR paper by John Tooley and Neil Moyer. The full title of the paper was, Mechanical Air Distribution And Interacting Relationships. The first letters of those words spell out MAD AIR. read more
June 29, 2016 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Electric vehicles (EVs) will need to increase their combined market share to 16% by 2020 to achieve the aggressive fuel economy standards set by regulators, according to new research by the World Energy Council.
June 28, 20162016 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Annual Merit Review Proceedings Available The Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting was held June 6–10, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Senator Byron L. Dorgan (ret.) and U.S. Department of Energy's Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, David Friedman, delivered remarks on Monday, June 6, followed by presentations by the Fuel Cell Technologies Office and the Vehicle Technologies Office.
June 28, 2016DOE Awards $3.7 Million to Spur Investment in Commercial Energy Code Compliance The Building Technologies Office (BTO) has selected three projects to receive a total of $3.7 million to study the effects of improving the implementation of commercial building energy codes.
NEW YORK - June 28, 2016 (Investorideas.com Newswire) In its latest high-profile renewable power transaction, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP advised a fund managed by BlackRock in the acquisition from GE Energy Financial Services of a 50% interest in the Grandview wind project, located in the northern Texas Panhandle.
June 28, 2016OREM supports local program fostering the next generation of environmental stewards OREM and the Clinch River Environmental Studies Organization (CRESO) hosted media this morning for a “turtle hunt” of Tennessee’s state reptile, the Eastern Box Turtle. Today’s event is just one example of how community partnerships are having a real-world impact, enabling Anderson County middle and high school students to participate in and contribute to long-term ecological field studies that focus on the wildlife of East Tennessee.
Union Pacific track maintenance blamed for oil-train derailment, VW will pay nearly $15 billion to settle US claims in emissions deceit scandal, rooftop solar spreads in Africa, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.
On Wednesday, June 15, the High Performance Building Coalition held a congressional lunch briefing entitled “Meeting State and Local Demand for High Performance Green Residential and Commercial Buildings” as part of its High-Performance Building Week 2016 program. The event, which featured distinguished speakers from the U.S. House of Representatives and the private sector, covered the vast array of energy efficiency benefits that exist for U.S. consumers and businesses.Welch & McKinley lead the way on efficiencyAlliance to Save Energy Honorary Board Member Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) provided opening remarks during the event, highlighting the national importance of high-performance buildings in lowering energy bills and reducing carbon emissions. Among his colleagues in Congress, Rep. Welch remarked, the issue of high performance buildings has served as an excellent vehicle for finding common ground on both sides of the aisle within the often partisan energy debate. After recounting a recent trip taken to West Virginia[…]
June 27, 2016Energy Department’s Interior Lighting Campaign nets $13.5 million in energy savings in first year; Green Lease Leaders add 1 billion square feet of commercial building space The Energy Department today announced the results of this year’s Better Buildings Alliance technology and market campaigns. Through partnerships with public and private sector organizations, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is working with interested landlords, tenants, and owners to adopt solutions that best meet the needs of their buildings for sustainable leasing and upgrades to indoor lighting.
June 27, 2016 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Ductor's microbiological nitrogen removal process is a groundbreaking innovation that eliminates the nitrogen dilemma by turning problem waste into profitable recyclable goods, with the result that in the near future, millions of tons of waste can be turned into renewable energy economically and efficiently.
LONDON, United Kingdom - June 24, 2016 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Access Power ("Access") (www.Access-Power.com), a developer, owner and operator of renewable power projects in emerging markets, is delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 US$7 million Access Co-Development Facility (ACF), a financial support mechanism for renewable energy projects in Africa.
June 24, 2016DOE Announces $68.4 Million in Funding to Advance the Safe and Permanent Storage of CO2 The Department of Energy (DOE) announced $68.4 million for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects that will help to secure the safe and permanent storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) during carbon capture and storage (CCS) operations. Funding is subject to the availability of appropriations.
The curtain is up on a series of pro-climate action ads in that climate-denialist stronghold, the Wall Street Journal editorial page. Four ads are up, with eight more to follow by mid-July, produced and paid for by the center-right advocacy group, Partnership for Responsible Growth. A good deal of craft has gone into the ads, […]
June 23, 2016Energy Department Announces Up to $70 Million for New REMADE in America Institute The Energy Department is requesting proposals for a new Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute focused on improving technologies and processes to achieve cost parity of recycled and waste materials with primary feedstocks, while improving material efficiency in manufacturing processes.
June 23, 2016DOE Awards $10 Million to Small Businesses for Fossil Energy Research and Technology Transfer The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 10 research projects to empower small businesses to develop technologies that allow for the nation to more wisely and efficiently use our vast fossil energy resources and sustain economic growth.
LONDON, United Kingdom - June 23, 2016 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Global renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power (www.MainstreamRP.com) has signed $117.5mequity investment from investors including IFC (www.IFC.org), the IFC African, Latin American and Caribbean Fund (ALAC) and the IFC Catalyst Fund