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HORIBA Jobin Yvon grating in ROSETTA mission

by HORIBA Europe GmbH  (Nov. 25, 2014)

ESA’s comet-chasing mission Rosetta was launched on the 2nd of March 2004 and through a complex series of flybys (three times past Earth and once past Mars) arrived ten years after at its destination: comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. In June 2011, Rosetta was put into deep-space hibernation for the coldest, most distant leg of the ...

Abengoa signs power purchase agreement and secures financing of Xina Solar One, 100 MW solar thermal plant in South Africa

by Abengoa  (Dec. 15, 2014)

Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB) an international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environmental sectors, announced today that, in an institutional ceremony with the Department of Energy of South Africa at their premises in Centurion, it has, with its partners the Industrial ...

Abengoa’s Ain Beni Mathar hybrid solar-gas plant awarded by the African Development Bank

by Abengoa  (Dec. 17, 2014)

The Moroccan combined cycle power plant receives the third prize for excellence awarded by the African Development Bank. The distinction was awarded for its contribution to sustainable development in Africa. Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in ...

Huge solar plant lags in early production

by Associated Press  (Nov. 17, 2014)

The largest solar power plant of its type in the world - once promoted as a turning point in green energy - isn't producing as much energy as planned. One of the reasons is as basic as it gets: The sun isn't shining as much as expected. Sprawling across roughly 5 square miles of federal desert near the California-Nevada border, the Ivanpah Solar ...

Austin Community College Receives EPA Grant for Solar Water-Disinfection Project

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 15, 2014)

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $13,742 to Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, for a solar water disinfection project under the People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3). Every year, the P3 program helps student teams pursue projects that deliver sustainable, alternative methods to address environmental ...

John Brown University Receives EPA Grant for Solar Water-Purification Project

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 15, 2014)

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $14,520 to John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, for a drinking water disinfection project in Guatemala under the People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) program. Every year, the P3 program helps student teams pursue projects that deliver sustainable, alternative methods ...

EPA Approves Delaware Plan to Improve Water Quality, Cut Greenhouse Gases

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 16, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a $54 million plan submitted by Delaware for clean water projects, including efforts that will improve local water quality by eliminating failing septic systems, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy improvements at wastewater treatment plants. The Intended Use Plan approved by ...

Energy Department Announces Federal Energy and Water Management Award Winners

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

The Energy Department today recognized 25 winners across the federal government as recipients of the 2014 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards. These annual awards highlight exceptional federal agency efforts for improving the nation’s energy, water, aviation and vehicle fleets. Each winner deployed cutting-edge practices that will ...

DOE Announces Webinars on Best Practices in Energy Data Collection, Tools for Water Use Reduction, and More

by US Department of Energy  (Dec. 17, 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 ...

Solar dimming reflects complexity of climate change

by Climate News Network  (Oct. 13, 2014)

Two separate studies have confirmed the extent of human influence on climate change – and, for once, carbon dioxide is not the usual suspect. One team has just found that air pollution dimmed the skies of northern Europe, reflected sunlight back into space, reduced evaporation, and increased river flow. The ...

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