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U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 31 R&D 100 Awards for 2014

by US Department of Energy  (Jul. 11, 2014)

U.S. Department of Energy researchers have won 31 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential. The R&D 100 awards, sometimes called the “Oscars of Innovation,” are given annually in ...

Study: Municipal Solid Waste Could Contribute Significant Supply of Alternative Energy to U.S. Businesses, Communities

by The American Chemistry Council  (Jul. 9, 2014)

A new study conducted by the Earth Engineering Center (EEC) of Columbia University has found that if all of the municipal solid waste (MSW) that is currently put into landfills each year in the United ...

IBM Research Launches Project “Green Horizon” to Help China Deliver on Ambitious Energy and Environmental Goals

by IBM  (Jul. 7, 2014)

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced that it is deploying the full force of its researchers in laboratories around the world in a 10-year initiative to support China in transforming its national energy systems and protecting the health of citizens. Dubbed “Green Horizon”, the ...

Federal Issues - TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Jul. 15, 2014)

Limited Space Still Available For Sustainable Futures Training Workshop: There are still spaces available for the Sustainable Futures Training workshop scheduled for August 5-7, 2014, at the George Washington University campus in Washington, D.C. Attendees at the three-day workshop will get firsthand experience with the ...

New Eaton Energy Storage Technology Advances Resiliency of Alternative Energy Installations to Help Power a More Sustainable Future

by Eaton Corporation  (Feb. 26, 2014)

Power management company Eaton today announced the release of its new 2-and 2.25-megawatt (MW) Power Xpert energy storage grid-tied inverters. Designed to increase electrical resiliency in utility-scale applications, the inverter works with a wide variety of battery chemistries to store and transmit power when needed. The robust inverter design ...

Innovative technology helps dairy-giant in Swedish idyll

by Grundfos Pumps Corporation  (Jul. 28, 2014)

Three or four years of waiting for an expansion of the capacity at the municipal sewage treatment plant in Vimmerby, Sweden, made Arla choose a much faster alternative. Now, Grundfos BioBooster cleanses the waste water so efficiently that it can be discharged into the idyllic landscape close to Astrid Lindgren’s native town. The surroundings ...

Getting a charge out of water droplets

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Jul. 14, 2014)

Original story at MIT News Last year, MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic surfaces during condensation, they can gain electric charge in the process. Now, the same team has demonstrated that this process can generate small amounts of electricity that might be ...

Rule Aims to Help Clear Air Around Grand Canyon

by Associated Press  (Jul. 28, 2014)

The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that the owners of the Navajo Generating ...

Inventor Pushes Solar Panels for Roads, Highways

by Associated Press  (Jul. 11, 2014)

The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Brusaw, an electrical engineer, says the hexagon-shaped panels can withstand the wear and tear that comes from inclement weather and vehicles, big and small, to generate ...

US Exports Help Germany Increase Coal, Pollution

by Associated Press  (Jul. 25, 2014)

One of Germany's newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100-year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world. Now the coal comes the other way. The 750-megawatt Trianel Kohlekraftwerk Luenen GmbH & Co. power plant relies completely on coal imports, about half from the U.S. Soon, all of ...

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