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EU Energy Union: good intentions, short on specifics, backtracking on trucks

by Transport and Environment (T&E)  (Feb. 25, 2015)

The European Commission’s Energy Union strategy for cleaner cars and electrification of transport is welcome but the removal of CO2 standards for trucks and buses is a disappointing concession to special interests, sustainable transport group Transport & Environment has said. The inclusion of aviation and shipping in the 2030 reduction ...

City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation to Deploy InfoMaster Smart Asset Management Solution

by Innovyze  (Feb. 25, 2015)

Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation (LASAN) Wastewater Engineering Services Division (WESD), California, has selected the company’s industry-leading InfoMaster as its ...

Government invests £25 million in game-changing green technologies

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Feb. 25, 2015)

Windows that act as solar panels, an engine which runs on landfill emissions and Europe’s biggest battery are all a step closer to reality after receiving a share of £24.5 million of government funding. These projects are among 40 new technologies which have won funding through the first round of ...

Energy Department to Help Tribes Advance Clean Energy Projects and Increase Resiliency

by US Department of Energy  (Feb. 25, 2015)

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to help tribal communities nationwide enhance their energy security and build a sustainable energy future, the U.S. Department of Energy today announced the third round of Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance, which provides ...

Energy Department Invests $10M Through the Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator Funding Opportunity to Support Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Fuel Technologies

by US Department of Energy  (Feb. 25, 2015)

The Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) has selected 11 projects to receive up to $10M in funding in support of innovations in fuel cell and hydrogen fuel technologies. The intention of these selections is to identify high-impact technologies that are not already addressed in FCTO’s strategic plan or mainstream project portfolio. The ...

Larson Davis Launches New Software Development Kit (SDK) with Support for Microsoft® and Linux®

by Larson Davis, a division of PCB Piezotronics  (Feb. 25, 2015)

Larson Davis, a division of PCB Piezotronics, is pleased to announce an upgrade to the Larson Davis SLM Software Development Kit (SDK). With this new SDK, Larson Davis improves its open interface and expands support of acoustic engineers and consultants who need to develop custom applications or interface with other systems. The new SDK is ...

Knockaneden wind farm awards €9,000 to the local community

by Mainstream Renewable Power  (Feb. 24, 2015)

Knockaneden wind farm, owned by Caherciveen Wind Ltd and operated by Mainstream Renewable Power, has awarded €9,000 to local community initiatives in the second year of its annual community fund awards. The wind farm which is located in the townland of Knockaneden, Co. Kerry is now in its third year of operation. The community fund programme ...

Nearly 700 Megawatts of Energy Storage Capacity Have Been Announced in 2014-2015

by Navigant Consulting, Inc.  (Feb. 24, 2015)

A new Tracker report from Navigant Research provides a comprehensive resource of energy storage projects worldwide, including information on 804 projects encompassing more than 12,000 individual systems. 2014 was a major year for the global energy storage industry, with some of the largest single contracts in ...

Innovative Bioenergy Process Recognized for Excellence in Technology Transfer

by US Department of Energy  (Feb. 24, 2015)

The Energy Department’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) recently ...

European Parliament votes to phase out first-generation biofuels after 2020

by Transport and Environment (T&E)  (Feb. 24, 2015)

Members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted today to limit at 6% the use of land-based biofuels that can count toward the 10% renewable energy target in transport by 2020. They also approved accounting of indirect emissions (known as ILUC) [1] from biofuels under the Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) ...

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