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FAA Awards Environmental Grant to South Bend

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a $2 million Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to South Bend International Airport to reduce emissions and improve air quality by installing a geothermal heating and cooling system at the…

Is the Electrical Grid Destined to Go the Way of the Telephone?

August 28, 2014 - in Energy, Renewables

New technologies are allowing consumers to move from grid-based electricity to personal home-based electricity. Instead of the two-way transactional process,…

Local Governments in Colorado Power Buildings with Community Solar Panels

August 21, 2014 - in Energy, Renewables

Adams County and Arvada's local governments are joining a growing number of local governments using solar power generated by "community solar" systems.…

Energy Department Makes Additional $4 Billion Available for Renewable Energy and Efficiency Projects

July 6, 2014 - in Energy, Renewables

In support of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Department of Energy issued a loan guarantee solicitation today, making as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the…

Duke Energy Delivers Facts and Figures in Sustainability Report

April 29, 2014 - in Corporate, Energy, Renewables

Duke Energy has released its 2013 Sustainability Report, a comprehensive overview of the company's social, environmental and financial performance. This marks the eighth time the company has produced a Sustainability Report. It outlines a number of sustainability…

U.S. Army Assesses All Sites for Renewable Energy Potential

April 25, 2014 - in Analysis, Energy, Projects, Renewables

The U.S. Army Environmental Command provides geospatial services for a variety of operations and organizations throughout the Army. Among those are the geospatial analyses and customized mapping support that USAEC contributes to the Energy Initiatives Task…

Power Grids so Smart they Teach Themselves

September 29, 2013 - in Energy, Renewables

Today’s power grids are based on radial topologies – they are one-way streets coming from a single point. Electricity is generated at a central source, then transmitted and distributed to consumers in a one-way outflow. Easy to understand and easier to…

EPA Honors 24 Organizations for Green Power Leadership

September 23, 2013 - in Energy, Projects, Renewables

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented its 13th annual Green Power Leadership Awards to 21 Green Power Partners and three suppliers for their achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable electricity market. Close to one-third…

IBM Drives the Future of Renewable Energy with New Wind and Solar Forecasting System

August 8, 2013 - in Analysis, Energy, Renewables

IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced an advanced power and weather modeling technology that will help utilities in the world increase the reliability of renewable energy resources. The solution combines weather prediction and analytics to accurately forecast the…

EPA Screens More Than 66,000 Contaminated Sites for Renewable Energy Potential

August 5, 2013 - in Energy, Renewables

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its RE-Powering Mapping and  Screening Tool, which will now provide preliminary screening results for renewable energy potential at 66,000, up from 24,000, contaminated lands, landfills, and mine…