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  • Unique research tool aims to reduce PV cost

    NREL has installed its first Atmospheric Processing Platform to prototype lower-cost thin film solar cells from inks and other solutions. Thin film technologies are spurring innovative new solar applications, such as modules that double as roof shingles, and semi-transparent modules that can be integrated into building walls or roofs. It has the potential to dramatically increase the generation ...

  • Honeywell and Opower Develop Next-Generation Tools to Reduce Energy Use and Costs in Homes

    Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Opower today announced plans to jointly develop energy management tools to help consumers cut their energy use and expenses. The companies will combine Honeywell's expertise in residential automation and control systems with Opower's industry-leading energy data analytics and customer engagement techniques to create intuitive, reliable and cost-effective technology that ...


    By Honeywell

  • Johnson Controls celebrates World Environment Day by providing free energy efficiency tools

    On World Environment Day, Johnson Controls, the global leader in delivering solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings, launches Driving Transformation to Energy Efficient Buildings: ...


    By Johnson Controls, Inc.

  • The Environmental Resource Tool Box

    The WastewaterWizard Presents: The Environmental Resource Tool Box: Containing; Tools for Measuring Environmental Compliance! The Four Tools for Measuring Environmental Compliance are as follows: 1.) Permitting ...

  • New renewable energy from waste tool to save time and money

    Cranfield University has developed a new approach for calculating the potential renewable energy derived from waste material, prior to incineration, which could save time and money for the energy and waste industries. The Government’s Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) scheme places an obligation on UK electricity suppliers to demonstrate the biomass content, or fraction, of mixed ...


    By Cranfield University

  • Honeywell Technology to Reduce Energy Costs and Improve Comfort at Alger County Facilities

    Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced a building modernization program to upgrade infrastructure across three Alger County facilities in Munising, Mich., and save more than $114,000 in annual utility and operating costs for the county. The energy retrofit initiative, backed by guaranteed savings through a 15-year, ...


    By Honeywell

  • ENER-G to showcase cost and carbon reduction strategies at Energy Solutions show

    Sustainable energy business ENER-G will showcase new and innovative energy management technologies and services at Energy Solutions (11-12 October 2011) on stand no E70 in the Grand Hall.  ENER-G will demonstrate its new generation building energy management system, E-MAGINE, and its advanced ENER-G RiskManager™ software for real-time risk management in flexible energy ...


    By ENER-G

  • Shining the right light on operating costs

    Selecting the most appropriate lighting source and control system is often the single biggest factor in reducing cost and energy performance in business – with 60% savings not uncommon. Getting it right can pay huge dividends, so businesses investing in industrial and commercial lighting systems can benefit from significant environmental and financial cost savings if they pay greater attention ...


    By ENER-G

  • Cutting the cloud computing carbon cost

    Cloud computing involves displacing data storage and processing from the user’s computer on to remote servers. It can provide users with more storage space and computing power that they can then access from anywhere in the world rather than having to connect to a single desktop or other computer with its finite resources. However, some observers have raised concerns about the increased ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Webinar: The Hidden Cost of Hazards in Utilities

    The act of reporting an incident is just the first step in the entire incident lifecycle. How you manage the following steps will have a very significant impact on your business. Life After the Incident: Claims, Cases, Lost Time and the Hidden Cost of Hazards in Utilities, is a free 30-minute webinar hosted by Fraser Dickie and Graham Campbell, Intelex’s Energy and Utilities solutions ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Energy Department announces $20 million for new tools and technology to strengthen energy sector Cybersecurity protections

    As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to strengthen the United States’ cybersecurity defenses, Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the availability of up to $20 million for the development of tools and technologies to enhance the cybersecurity of the nation’s energy delivery control systems for electricity, oil, and gas.  As part of this funding, the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Eaton Energy monitoring and efficiency solutions reduce buildings’ energy costs and carbon footprint

    Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the launch of Power Xpert 200E gateway, an intelligent solution that collects energy usage data from meters, enabling customers to benchmark energy usage, set energy management goals, determine the effectiveness of energy management initiatives and reduce energy costs. The Power Xpert 200E gateway reports on energy usage at the ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Department of energy announces up to $70 million to advance technology and reduce cost of geothermal energy

    In support of President Obama's goal of generating 80% of the country's electricity from clean energy sources by 2035, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the availability of up to $70 million in new funding over three years for technology advancements in geothermal energy to accelerate development of this promising clean energy resource. Innovations in exploration ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Take control of energy data – the hot topic at the Energy Users’ Forum

    Escalating energy prices combined with pressure to reduce emissions, mean that taking control of energy consumption has never been so important. In recognition, this was the focus of the Energy Users’ Forum – an independent event supported by IMServ, the UK’s leading independent collector of energy data.At the Ramada Encore in Milton Keynes, the October event, which is held bi-annually, brought ...


    By Loud Group

  • White House honors federal agency teams for saving energy and reducing energy costs

    The White House today honored energy management teams from four federal entities: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. General Services Administration; and, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, for their support, leadership, and efforts in promoting and improving energy use in their facilities and operations. These teams, which included 44 ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • High-Tech Google and Current Cost Collaboration Gives Brits Total Remote Electricity Control

    Thanks to a major new initiative launched by Google and Current Cost, the leading global manufacturer of real-time displays (RTDs), UK householders will now be able to sign-up to Google PowerMeter, a free online tool that connects to Current Cost devices, enabling users to receive real-time energy information on their customised Google homepage, wherever they are. “As a result of our ...


    By RealWire

  • US gas boom: A tool against Russian coercion

    The United States, with its abundant supplies of natural gas, would seem to have an easy answer to Europe's fears that a strong response to Russia's rapid takeover of Ukraine's Crimea region could prompt Vladimir Putin to shut down gas lines that keep European homes warm, factories humming and electricity flowing. Trouble is: Right now there's no way to get meaningful American supplies across the ...


    By Associated Press

  • DOE Announces Webinars on the Best of the Clean Cities Tools and Resources, Engaging Building Occupants to Reduce Energy Use, and More

    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 transcripts. Upcoming ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Lower operating costs by 75% without additional investment

    (Radolfzell/Germany) Allweiler AG, a Colfax Corp. company, has developed a new system for regulating the speed of its screw pumps. "Allspeed" is a control system that forgoes the use of valves. It enables use of smaller pumps with a smaller motor. Standard cage rotor motors may be used without external ventilation. Allspeed augments the Emtec series, which is designed specifically for pumping ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • Ballard receives DOE award for cost reduction activities

    Ballard Power Systems' material products division has won the 2011 Annual Merit Review Award from the U.S. Department of Energy. The award recognizes Ballard's success in reducing manufacturing cost of gas diffusion layer (GDL) material, a critical component of the membrane electrode assembly (MEA) used in every Ballard fuel cell product. Implementation of improved process control tools, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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