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Energy Department Recognizes University of Utah in Better Buildings Challenge

by US Department of Energy  (Sep. 4, 2014)

As part of President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge, the Energy Department recognized the University of Utah today for its leadership in energy efficiency and for reducing energy use by 40 percent in a historic campus building, saving the University $57,000 a year. Through ...

Zero Energy Building Revenue Expected to Exceed $1.4 Trillion Annually by 2035

by Navigant Consulting, Inc.  (Sep. 9, 2014)

Aiming to reduce energy costs and minimize the carbon footprint of their buildings, governments, corporations, and home-builders are pursuing zero energy building (ZEB) solutions. Also called net zero energy buildings, ZEBs bring together existing energy efficient technologies to form a high-performance building. Click to tweet: According to a new ...

ACEEE Presents 2014 Champions of Energy Efficiency in Buildings Awards

by American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)  (Aug. 20, 2014)

ACEEE presented three Champion of Energy Efficiency Awards last night at its 18th biennial Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. The awards recognize leadership and accomplishment in the energy efficiency field. Winners are selected based on demonstrated excellence in program implementation, research and development, energy policy, or ...

3M Invests in Smart Energy Instruments

by 3M  (Aug. 25, 2014)

3M New Ventures – the corporate venture arm of 3M – announced an equity stake in Toronto-based Smart Energy Instruments (SEI), a move that will further accelerate SEI’s efforts in developing electronic chipsets with high-precision, real-time monitoring capabilities for smart grids, as well as give 3M a bigger presence in the ...

Hybrid energy supply for the Maldives - cutting-edge technology substitutes diesel fuel

by DHYBRID Power Systems GmbH  (Sep. 4, 2014)

The energy supply of the beautiful Maldives Islands is mainly provided by diesel gensets. Until now the conventional energy supply causes audible and aerial pollution and is overall very expensive. Therefore the Republic of Maldives has decided to pioneer new ways. DHYBRID Power Systems has been contracted for this project that will be realised in ...

DOE Announces Webinars on Tribal Energy Project Financing, Building Re-tuning for Energy Efficiency, and More

by US Department of Energy  (Aug. 20, 2014)

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and ...

Duke Energy commits $500 million to North Carolina solar power expansion

by Duke Energy  (Sep. 15, 2014)

Duke Energy today announced a $500 million commitment to a major expansion of solar power in North Carolina. This culminates the company's request for proposals (RFP) issued in February 2014 for new solar capacity. It will help Duke Energy further its commitment to renewable energy, diversify its energy portfolio and meet North Carolina's ...

Spending on Energy Efficient Buildings in Europe Is Expected to Total Nearly $800 Billion From 2014 Through 2023

by Navigant Consulting, Inc.  (Aug. 27, 2014)

Buildings account for 40 percent of Europe’s final energy consumption, and thus represent a key focus in efforts to improve overall energy efficiency. Two key pieces of European Union (EU) legislation, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), strongly influence the market for energy ...

Energy Department Invests $67 Million to Advanced Nuclear Technology

by US Department of Energy  (Aug. 20, 2014)

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and the Administration’s efforts to expand clean energy innovation, the Energy Department announced today nearly $67 million in nuclear energy research and infrastructure enhancement awards. 83 projects were selected from across the country based on their potential to create scientific ...

Global Shift to Renewable Power Urgently Needed to Avoid Catastrophic Climate Change

by The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)  (Sep. 8, 2014)

Speeding up the adoption of renewable energy technologies is the most feasible route to reduce carbon emissions and avoid catastrophic climate change, says a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This first edition of REthinking Energy–which draws on worldwide research and analysis by the intergovernmental agency ...

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