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Industry News

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!!

  • Overview of New Classes of Refrigerants Offered at ASHRAE 2017 Winter Conference

    Dec 5, 2016 | 16:37 pm

    ATLANTA - More than 160 refrigerants are maintained under ASHRAE's refrigerant classification standard, and that list continues to grow as the industry's need for new refrigerants increases.

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  • FEMP Offers New Certificate Series on Data Center Energy Efficiency

    Dec 5, 2016 | 13:18 pm

    December 5, 2016FEMP Offers New Certificate Series on Data Center Energy Efficiency The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) presents new a FEMP Certificate Series on Data Center Energy Efficiency.

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  • FCTO Fellows Show Off Fuel Cell and Electrolyzer Demonstration

    Dec 5, 2016 | 11:26 am

    December 5, 2016FCTO Fellows Show Off Fuel Cell and Electrolyzer Demonstration Check out this Facebook Live presentation of an electrolyzer and fuel cell demo by Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) fellows Sarah Studer and Zeric Hulvey and learn more about some of the different things that the FCTO is working on.

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  • Bioenergy Technologies Office Announces Notice of Intent for the Optimization of Integrated Biorefineries

    Dec 5, 2016 | 08:45 am

    December 5, 2016Bioenergy Technologies Office Announces Notice of Intent for the Optimization of Integrated Biorefineries The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled, “Integrated Biorefinery Optimization.”

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  • United States Commits to IAEA Monitoring for the Verifiable Disposition of Six Metric Tons of Surplus Plutonium

    Dec 5, 2016 | 07:57 am

    December 5, 2016United States Commits to IAEA Monitoring for the Verifiable Disposition of Six Metric Tons of Surplus Plutonium Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announces U.S. commitment at international conference on nuclear security.

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  • NETL Awards Projects to DOE National Laboratories to Investigate Fundamental Shale Properties

    Dec 5, 2016 | 07:05 am

    December 5, 2016 NETL Awards Projects to DOE National Laboratories to Investigate Fundamental Shale Properties The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has awarded six research projects to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories to advance fundamental shale research. The two-year projects will investigate the processes associated with hydrocarbon extraction from unconventional shale reservoirs and lead to a better understanding of factors affecting prudent resource development.

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  • Here Comes the Sun: The Falling Price of Solar Power

    Dec 5, 2016 | 06:00 am

    December 5, 2016 (www.investorideas.com newswire) As concerns about the effects of climate change have increased and the global economy has slowly began to shift away from fossil fuels, investments in solar power have ramped up and led to significant price drops.

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  • DOE Issues 89th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report

    Dec 2, 2016 | 09:47 am

    December 2, 2016DOE Issues 89th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report The 89th Lessons Learned Quarterly Reporthighlights “Making NEPA Connections,” the October 2016 meeting of DOE’s NEPA Compliance Officers (NCOs), including presentations by Ted Boling, Associate Director for NEPA, Council on Environmental Quality, and Rob Tomiak, Director, Office of Federal Activities, Environmental Protection Agency. This issue also includes articles on EPA’s “EJ 2020” Action Agenda, implementing CEQ’s NEPA guidance on considering greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, and DOE guidance on EIS and EA distribution.

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  • Brazil's New Economy event to Showcase Green Investment Potential

    Dec 2, 2016 | 06:00 am

    London - December 2, 2016 (www.investorideas.com newswire) Brazil's transition to a low carbon economy will be on display in London next Thursday, as companies gather to outline future green investment opportunities in the world's 9th biggest economy, the biggest in Latin America.

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  • DOE Awards Contract for the Environmental Management Headquarters Information Technology Services Procurement

    Dec 1, 2016 | 18:00 pm

    December 1, 2016DOE Awards Contract for the Environmental Management Headquarters Information Technology Services Procurement Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of a contract to e-Management Consultants, Inc. for the Environmental Management Headquarters Information Technology Services Procurement. The contract includes Firm Fixed-Price (FFP), Non-Fee Bearing Cost-Reimbursable (CR), and Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs).

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  • Reality-Checking “The Great Swap”

    Dec 1, 2016 | 14:16 pm

    A new report by Harvard economist Joe Aldy is getting some play in climate policy circles. Long-Term Carbon Policy: The Great Swap argues that the incoming administration might support a national carbon tax if it were made part of a deal to lower tax rates and jettison carbon regulations. Aldy explains: A smart deal to […]

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  • DOE Releases Draft Request for Proposal for Moab UMTRA Technical Assistance Contract (TAC) Procurement

    Dec 1, 2016 | 13:00 pm

    December 1, 2016DOE Releases Draft Request for Proposal for Moab UMTRA Technical Assistance Contract (TAC) Procurement Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for Moab UMTRA Technical Assistance Contract (TAC).

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  • SunShot to Host Webinar on 2030 Goals

    Dec 1, 2016 | 09:38 am

    SunShot to Host Webinar on 2030 Goals December 1, 2016SunShot to Host Webinar on 2030 Goals On December 6, 2016, the SunShot Initiative will host a webinar to discuss the new 2030 goals that were announced last month, which set a target to halve the cost of solar from 2020 to 2030 to achieve a levelized cost of electricity of just $0.03 per kilowatt hour from utility-scale solar. Please join us as we discuss the importance of moving solar energy into the next decade and the role SunShot plans to play.

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  • BETO Announces Notice of Intent for the Development of Algae-Based Biofuels

    Dec 1, 2016 | 00:55 am

    December 1, 2016BETO Announces Notice of Intent for the Development of Algae-Based Biofuels The U.S. Department of Energy‘s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), intends to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for up to $8 million, subject to appropriations. The FOA, entitled Productivity Enhanced Algae and Tool-Kits (PEAK), will support innovative technologies and approaches to help advance bioenergy and bioproducts from algae.

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  • DOE Fuel Cell Bus Analysis Finds Fuel Economy to be 1.4 Times Higher than Diesel

    Nov 30, 2016 | 14:51 pm

    November 30, 2016DOE Fuel Cell Bus Analysis Finds Fuel Economy to be 1.4 Times Higher than Diesel Announced on November 30 by Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Reuben Sarkar at the Zero Emissions Bus Workshop in London, FCTO has released a new report showing that the average fuel economy of fuel cell electric buses from three fleets is ~6 miles per diesel gallon equivalent or DGE, 1.4 times higher than conventional diesel buses (~4.2 miles per DGE) from one fleet and up to 1.9 times higher than compressed natural gas buses (~3.3 miles per DGE) in another fleet.

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  • BETO Launches Multi-Lab Consortium to Advance Separations Technology

    Nov 30, 2016 | 10:02 am

    November 30, 2016BETO Launches Multi-Lab Consortium to Advance Separations Technology The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announces the establishment of the Bioenergy Separations Consortium (BioESep)—a consortium of eight DOE national laboratories leading coordinated research to move cost-effective, high-performing separations technologies to market. Separations processes can involve physical processes, like separating solids from liquids, or chemical processes, like purifying mixtures of molecules. To convert biomass to biofuels, many challenging separations are required, such as removing water from algae or taking contaminants out of sugar streams, before microbes or catalysts can further process them to fuels or products.

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  • Navy Vs. Air Force – the latest Better Buildings SWAP highlights federal leadership

    Nov 30, 2016 | 08:37 am

    November 30, 2016Navy Vs. Air Force – the latest Better Buildings SWAP highlights federal leadership The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today launched season two of “Better Buildings Challenge SWAP,” featuring the U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy. Both military operations swap energy teams to improve the energy efficiency of each one’s campus. Watch the episodes.

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  • Energy Department Announces More Than $44 Million for CO2 Storage Projects

    Nov 30, 2016 | 07:45 am

    November 30, 2016Energy Department Announces More Than $44 Million for CO2 Storage Projects The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) today announced that 16 carbon storage projects have been selected to receive more than $44 million for cost-shared research and development.

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  • 2016 Technology Development Workshop Presentations Posted

    Nov 29, 2016 | 11:43 am

    November 29, 20162016 Technology Development Workshop Presentations Posted Over 180 attendees and speakers met in Denver November 16–17 to address what needs to be done to leverage the full potential of SSL and tap even deeper energy savings.

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  • Free Residentially-Focused Sessions Offered by ASHRAE at AHR Expo

    Nov 29, 2016 | 07:16 am

    ATLANTA - An in-depth look at ASHRAE's work in the residential market as well as guidance on several aspects of residential design is offered in four free seminars at the 2017 AHR Expo.

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  • Trump appointments signal hard line on climate denial

    Nov 28, 2016 | 19:15 pm

    Samoan island to be 100% solar powered, sea level rise starting to affect coastal Florida real estate prices, clean energy gets small-town support, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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  • Energy Department Announces Nearly $25 Million to Enable Innovative Electrical Motors Used in Manufacturing

    Nov 28, 2016 | 07:00 am

    November 28, 2016Energy Department Announces Nearly $25 Million to Enable Innovative Electrical Motors Used in Manufacturing The U.S. Department of Energy today announced nearly $25 million for 13 projects aimed at advancing technologies for energy-efficient electric motors through applied research and development.

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  • NOTICE OF INTENT to Issue a Funding Opportunity for Industrial Assesment Centers Technical Field Manager

    Nov 25, 2016 | 13:49 pm

    November 25, 2016NOTICE OF INTENT to Issue a Funding Opportunity for Industrial Assesment Centers Technical Field Manager Funding Number: DE-FOA-0001679Funding Amount: $5,000,000, subject to appropriationsThe Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Industrial Assessment Centers Technical Field Manager.”This FOA supports EERE AMO technical assistance activities.

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  • Secretary of Defense Carter Presents the DoD Distinguished Public Service Award to Secretary of Energy Moniz

    Nov 23, 2016 | 09:08 am

    Secretary of Defense Carter Presents the DoD Distinguished Public Service Award to Secretary of Energy Moniz November 23, 2016Secretary of Defense Carter Presents the DoD Distinguished Public Service Award to Secretary of Energy Moniz Secretary of Defense Ash Carter honored Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz with the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Award, the department’s highest civilian honor.

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  • #Trump's presidency casts doubt on US #renewableenergy prospects, says GlobalData

    Nov 23, 2016 | 06:00 am

    London - November 23, 2016 (www.investorideas.com newswire) With the election of Donald Trump as president of the US, the country's domestic energy policy is poised to witness the reversal of a number of major environmental policies of outgoing President Barack Obama, leaving the renewable energy sector at risk, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.

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  • Revisiting the Debate Over Global Warming and Insulation

    Nov 23, 2016 | 04:08 am

    Revisiting the Debate Over Global Warming and Insulation Prime: primeSubtitle: Here’s what I presented at the North American Passive House ConferenceImages:  At the North American Passive HouseA residential building construction standard requiring very low levels of air leakage, very high levels of insulation, and windows with a very low U-factor. Developed in the early 1990s by Bo Adamson and Wolfgang Feist, the standard is now promoted by the Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt, Germany. To meet the standard, a home must have an infiltration rate no greater than 0.60 AC/H @ 50 pascals, a maximum annual heating energy use of 15 kWh per square meter (4,755 Btu per square foot), a maximum annual cooling energy use of 15 kWh per square meter (1.39 kWh per square foot), and maximum source energy use for all purposes of 120 kWh per square meter (11.1 kWh per square foot). The standard recommends, but does not require, a maximum design heating load of 10 W[…]

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  • Department of Energy Cites UChicago Argonne, LLC for Worker Safety and Health Program Violations

    Nov 22, 2016 | 12:30 pm

    November 22, 2016Department of Energy Cites UChicago Argonne, LLC for Worker Safety and Health Program Violations U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issues a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to UChicago Argonne, LLC (UChicago Argonne) for violations of worker safety and health requirements.

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  • FEMP Issues AFFECT 2017 Funding Opportunity Announcement

    Nov 22, 2016 | 11:56 am

    November 22, 2016FEMP Issues AFFECT 2017 Funding Opportunity Announcement On November 22, 2016, FEMP issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) on the EERE Exchange titled Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2017.

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  • Lifehacks for an Energy-Efficient Thanksgiving

    Nov 22, 2016 | 07:55 am

    (Photo courtesy of Visual Age/Flickr)Thanksgiving is upon us, and here at the Alliance to Save Energy we are excited to celebrate the holiday that is all about food, family and friends. As you prepare to stuff yourself at the dinner table, remember to save some space for energy efficiency. These easy tips will help you reduce energy and save money on fuel and utility costs over the holiday.TravelPlanning to travel over the holidays? Check your tire pressure before you hit the road. Under-inflated tires can increase your fuel consumption and can be dangerous on the road. Adjusting the pressure of your tires once a month can increase a car’s fuel efficiency by up to 3%.Observe the speed limit. In addition to keeping you and your family safe, the speed limit helps keep your vehicle at its optimal fuel economy. Gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds about 50 mph. You[…]

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  • Federal #coal phase-out announcement a major win for health and climate action

    Nov 22, 2016 | 06:00 am

    VANCOUVER - November 22, 2016 (David Suzuki Foundation) (www.investorideas.com newswire) The federal government's announcement to end conventional coal power by 2030 will accelerate Canada's shift to a clean economy. Doctors, environmental groups and people of all stripes have told government that carbon emissions and air pollution from coal power are unacceptable in a country with as many clean energy resources as Canada.

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