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United States must grasp opportunity to build sustainable energy system

by International Energy Agency  (Dec. 18, 2014)

The United States is in a strong position to deliver a reliable, affordable and environmentally sustainable energy system, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today as it released a review of U.S. energy policy. To do so, however, the country must establish a more stable and co-ordinated strategic ...

Boeing 737 factory to move to clean energy

by Associated Press  (Dec. 16, 2014)

Boeing said Tuesday it plans to buy renewable energy credits to replace fossil-fuel power at the factory in Washington state where it assembles its 737 commercial airplanes. The aerospace company and the utility, Puget Sound Energy, said the plan will move the Renton factory near Seattle toward an all-renewable energy mix. Boeing Co. says it ...

DOE Releases Federal Building Metering Guidance

by US Department of Energy  (Dec. 9, 2014)

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 required the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to establish guidelines for agencies to meter their Federal buildings for electricity. DOE issued the guidance in February 2006. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 subsequently established that each agency shall provide equivalent metering of natural gas and ...

Revenue from Zero Energy Buildings is Expected to Total Nearly $4.6 Trillion Through 2035

by Navigant Consulting, Inc.  (Dec. 18, 2014)

A recent report from Navigant research defines and analyzes the global market for zero energy buildings (ZEBs), including global market forecasts for revenue, broken out by region, product/service, and development type, through 2035. On a global scale, commercial and residential buildings account for 35 percent to 40 percent of total energy ...

Building Science Professionals’ Holiday Wish List Includes Registration to the 2015 Northeast IAQ & Energy Conference

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Dec. 2, 2014)

With the holidays just a short time away, many professionals involved with indoor air quality (IAQ) and energy efficiency have been busy getting ready for the holidays and buying gifts for family and friends.  This is also the time of year to treat oneself with a gift of knowledge that can provide career enhancing benefits that could last a ...

Study: Your all-electric car may not be so green

by Associated Press  (Dec. 15, 2014)

People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may think they are helping the environment. But a new study finds their vehicles actually make the air dirtier, worsening global warming. Ethanol isn't so green, either. "It's kind of hard to beat gasoline" for public and environmental health, said study co-author Julian Marshall, ...

The future of fusion power

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Dec. 16, 2014)

The next two years in MIT’s Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) may see fusion research embark on a landmark period of innovation. In his address to the NSE community in the inaugural Del Favero Doctoral Thesis Prize Lecture, Zach Hartwig PhD '14 not only described his group’s research achievements but also explained ...

Greenhouse Gas Increases Are Leading to a Faster Rate of Global Warming

by Worldwatch Institute  (Dec. 15, 2014)

According to the most recent estimates, 2014 emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main contributor to global climate change, are projected to be 2.5 percent higher than 2013 levels, which translates into the release of 37 billion additional tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. As negotiators wrap up their talks at the international climate ...

New Report Makes Strong Business Case for Using Safer Chemicals in Products and Supply Chains

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Dec. 15, 2014)

Chemicals are all around us, present in the products weuse every day. The demand for increased transparency on chemicals up and down the supply chain is growing - we need to understand how and with what chemicals we are interacting.  Consumers, retailers and brands all want to know more, driving companies to disclose information about the ...

WELTEC builds Biogas Plants in Greece

by WELtec BioPower GmbH  (Nov. 18, 2014)

Using the Energy Decentral within the framework of the Eurotier trade fair in Hanover, Germany, as a communication platform, the German biogas plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER is happy to welcome large numbers of visitors from abroad. No wonder: Meanwhile, the company boasts references in 25 countries. Commenting on the company‘s presence ...

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