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Energy Department Announces More Than $59 Million Investment in Solar

by US Department of Energy  (Jan. 29, 2015)

In support of the Administration’s effort to double renewable energy generation for a second time by 2020, the Energy Department announced more than $59 million in funding to support solar energy innovation today. The Department is making $45 million in funding available to quickly move innovative solar manufacturing technologies to market, ...

Energy Department Recognizes City of Roanoke, VA for Leadership in Better Buildings Challenge

by US Department of Energy  (Jan. 27, 2015)

As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings, the Energy Department today recognized the city of Roanoke, Virginia for its leadership. Through the Better Buildings Challenge, Roanoke has committed to 20 percent savings by 2020 across more than 25 buildings, covering one million square feet. ...

Regulators issue final volumes in Nevada nuclear dump report

by Associated Press  (Jan. 29, 2015)

Findings released Thursday by analysts in the federal agency with the power to give the go-ahead for a proposed nationalnuclear waste dump in Nevada appear to provide wiggle room for adopting rules to open the repository, if decision-makers want to go forward. "Conditions (to open the repository) could be ...

Preparing for a Price on Carbon: Lessons from 3 Companies

by The World Bank  (Jan. 29, 2015)

New carbon pricing systems are being developed in China, Chile and other countries to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage clean energy and sustainable development. This will mean new reporting requirements and regulations for an increasing number of national and multi-national companies.   To help corporate leaders prepare, we ...

No relief from constant nuclear headache

by Climate News Network  (Jan. 24, 2015)

A private consortium formed to deal with Europe’s most difficult nuclear waste at a site in Britain’s beautiful Lake District has been sacked by the British government because not sufficient progress has been made in making it safe. It is the latest setback for an industry that claims nuclear power is the low-carbon answer to climate ...

EU united by energy concerns

by European Parliament  (Jan. 28, 2015)

The EU is at constant risk of energy supply disruption. Too much energy is wasted and 10% of households in the Union cannot afford proper heating, the Commission vice-president for energy union told Parliament's energy and environment committees this week. Maroš Šefčovič was presenting his vision for an energy union to ...

Energy storage innovation showcase

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Jan. 28, 2015)

Thank you, Ian Arbon, session chairman. And I’d like to thank the Electricity Storage Network, hosts of today’s conference - especially for providing an opportunity to showcase some of DECC’s low carbon innovation projects. I’ve come to you today straight from the launch of my Department’s Global Calculator, which we ...

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 ...

Bio Energy – At the Heart of Future Renewable Energy Growth

by VIA EXPO Ltd.  (Jan. 9, 2015)

In times of climate change, insecurity and rising prices, clean energy has become a paramount to the sustainability of national and regional development increasing the competitiveness and reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions. According to the last statistics, bioenergy remains the major source among renewables in Europe, accounting for almost ...

Better Buildings, Better Plants Look Ahead - January 22, 2015

by US Department of Energy  (Jan. 6, 2015)

It's a New Year! Have you thought about how you might... reduce the energy intensity of your manufacturing supply chain? cut back on water use? move your energy management from basic operations into a C-suite strategy? On January 22 the Better Buildings, Better Plants Program will ...

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