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NREL Finds Nanotube Semiconductors Well-suited for PV Systems

by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)  (Apr. 25, 2016)

Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems because they can potentially convert sunlight to electricity or fuels without losing much energy. The research builds on the Nobel Prize-winning work of Rudolph ...

G9 issue offshore wind good practice in Danish and German

by Energy Institute (EI)  (Apr. 25, 2016)

The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), in partnership with the Energy Institute (EI), has translated its good practice guidelines for offshore wind safety in both Danish and German to assist in adoption at non-UK sites. Stephen Rose, Head of Wind Generation, SSE, and G9 Focal Group Leader, says, ‘Denmark and Germany are ...

Beyond carbon confusion: strategies for real business impact

by GLOBE Foundation  (Apr. 18, 2016)

At last, good news. For two years running, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has reported that total global carbon dioxide gas emissions from the energy sector have stalled, levelling off at around 32 billion tonnes per year. Meanwhile, the global economy has grown by just over 3% in each of the past two years – suggesting that ...

Building a Sustainable Energy Economy

by Carbon Trust  (Jul. 21, 2015)

Communiqué agreed between the UK and Mexico, following a special session on the opportunities of Building a Sustainable Energy Economy in the UK and in Mexico, held in conjunction with the UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Mexican Government. On the occasion of the ...

California to require zero energy buildings

by Environmental News Network  (Feb. 5, 2008)

Every two years, the California Energy Commission (CEC) releases an Integrated Energy Policy Report in which it makes recommendations for energy policy in the state, including changes to Title 24, the energy efficiency portion of the building codes. In its 2007 report, CEC recommends adjusting Title 24 to require net-zero-energy performance in ...

Energy Star Buildings Powered With Savings

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 8, 2007)

Washington, D.C. – More than 3,200 top performing buildings have earned the Energy Star for powerful cuts to their energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions.  These award-winning buildings represent almost 575 million square feet, save an estimated $600 million annually in lower energy bills, and prevent almost 11 billion pounds of ...

Energy efficiency in buildings is the road to sustainability

by GLOBE Foundation  (Mar. 20, 2008)

According to a new publication released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), energy efficiency in buildings is the most cost effective way to improve energy security, reduce energy costs and achieve a cleaner environment. The publication Promoting Energy Efficiency Investments: Case Studies in the Residential Sector notes that in ...

Building for the future

by Carbon Trust  (May 31, 2012)

The public sector's ability to contribute to the UK's low-carbon and cost-effective economy through realising savings from non-domestic buildings. Viewpoint from Michael Ashcroft, Strategy Analyst, and Richard Rugg, Director, Carbon Trust Programmes. Recent debates about creating a low carbon economy in the UK have been dominated by how we should ...

300+ New England Buildings Compete in Energy Star National Building Competition

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 26, 2012)

A total of 334 buildings across the six New England states are among more than 3,200 buildings across the country competing in the 2012 National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. These buildings are going head to head to improve energy efficiency, and find out who can be the biggest energy loser in the third annual EPA and Energy ...

New England Buildings Score in National Energy Star Building Competition

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 23, 2013)

In a competition in which more than 3,000 buildings across the country went head-to-head to see which one could reduce its energy use the most over the course of one year, buildings located in New England states made significant strides on energy savings. Building managers made smart energy conservation decisions in areas including improvements in ...

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