Last week,House Democratic leaders attempting to pass what historically been a bipartisan science bill supporting funding for the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy Office of Science and National Institute of Standards and Technology, were unsuccessful forcing them to pull America Competes from floor consideration when the Republicans slashed the measure’s funding levels through a motion that included language on pornography. Failing to pass the bill on two separate attempts, Democrats are furious in that this disappointing outcome effectively killed the US$85 billion legislation (HR 5116) which is focused on elevating U.S. economic competitiveness through federal support of various science and technology education and research programs. House Republican leaders also offered a motion to recommit the bill to the House Science and Technology, reduce levels for most programs and shorten the bill’s lifespan; fiscal years 2014 and 2015 would be dropped. As currently written, the America Competes Reauthorization Act would renew a 2007 law (PL 110-69) and authorize spending from fiscal 2011 through 2015 for research programs at the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Energy Department.
H2scan Corporation Appoints Michael Allman as CEO
H2scan, the fast-growing provider of hydrogen sensors for industrial markets, today announced that Board Chairman Michael Allman has been appointed CEO of the Valencia, California-based company. Over the past three decades, Mr. Allman has been a leader in developing growth initiatives in the renewable energy sector and forging vital global relationships for Fortune 300 corporations and consulting firms. Under his stewardship as CEO, H2scan’s production, eminence and innovation will be enhanced by the...
REN Alliance Side Event at COP22
The REN Alliance, a coalition of five renewable energy associations, joined forces at COP22 in Marrakech to demonstrate how renewable technologies working together can meet energy needs at island, rural, city, national and regional levels.Among the most significant challenges facing society today is the impacts that global climate change can have on our economies, livelihoods, and lifestyles. The COP21 Agreement coming out of Paris in 2015 calls for all countries to work together towards greenhouse gas reduction...
U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 32 R&D 100 Awards for 2016
November 7, 2016 -- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) researchers have won 32 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine and received a special recognition award for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential. The R&D 100 Awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of Innovation," are given annually in recognition of exceptional new products or processes that were developed and introduced into the marketplace during the previous year. The awards were presented at a...
UL Issues First UL 9540 Certified Home Energy Storage System to Enphase Energy
UL, a global safety science organization, today announced it has issued the first UL 9540 certification for a complete home energy storage system toEnphase Energy, Inc.(NASDAQ:ENPH), a global energy technology company (Model B280-1200-LL-I-US00-RF0) –http://s.ul.com/EnphaseESS. The system meets the latest National Electric Code 2017 requirements. Energy storage systems enable homeowners as well as commercial building owners to store energy whether from solar, wind, or other electrical generation sources....
Bullfrog Power and Pender Solar Initiative launch a new solar project on BC’s Pender School
Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, and Pender Solar Initiative are announcing the launch of a new solar project on British Columbia’s Pender School. The project is part of Pender Solar Initiative’s 2020 campaign to install solar PV systems on the roof of every suitable public building on Pender, BC, by 2020. “We are thrilled by the success of the Pender School solar roof project and hope other schools across Canada will follow in our tracks,” said David Boyd of...