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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 ...

EPA Power Plant Proposal Could Fast-Track Natural Gas Pipeline Projects, S&P Says

by Bloomberg BNA  (Sep. 11, 2014)

The Environmental Protection Agency's recently proposed regulations for cutting carbon dioxide emissions from the nation's existing power plants could help fast-track construction of new natural gas pipelines, according to Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. The sharp increase in domestic natural gas production in recent years is already ...

Clean energy investment at risk from Scottish referendum vote

by Bloomberg New Energy Finance  (Sep. 15, 2014)

A vote by Scotland in favour of independence from the UK would be likely to damage clean energy investment, at least in the short term, as developers and banks are gripped by uncertainty over the future shape of the power market and incentives for renewables. Research from analysis company Bloomberg New Energy Finance, published this week, ...

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 ...

Project LIBERTY Biorefinery Starts Cellulosic Ethanol Production

by US Department of Energy  (Sep. 3, 2014)

Project LIBERTY, the nation’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant to use corn waste as a feedstock, announced the start of production today (Sep 3, 2014). Once operating at full, commercial-scale, the biorefinery in Emmetsburg, Iowa will produce 25 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year - enough to avoid approximately ...

Alstom to connect Greek Cycladic islands to ENTSO-E interconnected network

by Alstom  (Sep. 17, 2014)

Alstom has been awarded a contract of approximately €35 million by the Greek Transmission Utility Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO) for the turnkey supply of four gas-insulated substations (GIS) in Greece. The project will connect three Cycladic islands – Mykonos, Paros and Syros – directly to mainland Lavrion, ...

World’s Leading Institutional Investors Managing $24 Trillion Call for Carbon Pricing, Ambitious Global Climate Deal

by Ceres  (Sep. 18, 2014)

Days before UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes the Climate Summit at the United Nations to spur climate action and facilitate a global climate agreement in 2015, nearly 350 global institutional investors representing over $24 trillion in assets have called on government leaders to provide stable, reliable and economically meaningful carbon ...

Climate action and economies can grow together

by Climate News Network  (Sep. 17, 2014)

We can have our cake and eat it. That’s the main message of a new study that says the idea that we have to choose between battling against climate change or promoting growth in the world’s economy is a “false dilemma”. The report, The New Climate Economy, was produced by the ...

Well Repairs Complete, Getting Ready to Stimulate

by AltaRock Energy, Inc.  (Sep. 4, 2014)

It’s been a busy couple of weeks here at the Newberry EGS Demonstration. In early August, a drill rig arrived on site to perform required upkeep on the injection well. This work went very well, and the rig has been released from the site. The next step in this summer’s field work is to prepare the site for stimulation activities. Over ...

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 ...

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