Nextgen Offers Attendees Free Clinics

Joanna Schroeder

The nextgen conference is set to take place in UK’s Stoneleigh Park on October 10 and 11, 2012. Unique to the event that showcases emerging renewable energy technologies, attendees can meet with industry experts during a series of drop-in clinics. The clinics are geared for those developing green energy projects or for those already involved in renewable energy production. Visitors …

advance biofuels, conferences, Electricity, Energy, energy efficiency, Environment

Industries Account for 30% of Energy Use in US

Joanna Schroeder

According to the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Energy Manufacturing Consumption Survey, the industrial sector used more than 30% of the total energy consumed in the U.S. in 2011. Why should you care? Because this sector includes biorefineries, manufacturing facilities that produce parts for wind turbines and solar panels and segments of the agricultural sector as well.  It also includes much …

Energy, energy efficiency

Institute for Energy Innovation Breaks Ground

Joanna Schroeder

The future Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation is one step closer to reality today at Carnegie Mellon University with the official groundbreaking ceremony. The center will be focused on research and education to improve energy efficiency and develop clean energy sources. The institute was made possible by a lead gift from CMU alumni Sherman Scott (E’66), president and founder of …

bioenergy, energy efficiency, Solar, Wind

Solar Cell Reading Light for Children

Joanna Schroeder

As you spend the weekend sprawled on the couch watching football and reading the newspaper, don’t take for granted the light that helps you watch TV and read. In many emerging countries, light is created by burning a kerosene lamp which is equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. Yet without light, people in third world countries without …

energy efficiency, International, Solar

Jurupa Unified Schools Go Solar

Joanna Schroeder

Another school district has taken advantage of the California Sun. Jurupa Unified School District has completed a 2.7 megawatt solar and energy efficiency program expected to reduce energy costs by nearly 26 percent among 27 school sites. Estimates show that the solar system should save nearly $34 million in energy costs. Solar Photovoltaic panels were mounted on parking and shade …

Electricity, Energy, energy efficiency, Solar

FuelCell Energy Calls for Support of Infrastructure

Joanna Schroeder

FuelCell Energy is calling for support of a bill that would improve the infrastructure for fuel cells and hydrogen. The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Infrastructure for America Act was introduced by U.S. Congressman John B. Larson and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal. The goal of the legislation is to accelerate the adoption of stationary fuel cell power and generation and hydrogen …

Electricity, Energy, energy efficiency, Hydrogen, Legislation

France Walks the Walk for Reduction of Fossil Energy

Joanna Schroeder

It appears that France is walking the walk with its call for a reduction of use of fossil fuels. The country uses more nuclear energy than any other; yet, have publicly stated they will phase out its use of thermal power. According to a new report, from GlobalData, “Thermal Power in France, Market Outlook to 2020, 2012 Update – Capacity, …

Electricity, Energy, energy efficiency, Nuclear Energy, Research, Solar

Old Yellow House Gets Net Zero with Help of Solar

Joanna Schroeder

It may not be effective to be passive person but it is good to be a passive home. East Bay (California) general contractor Anthony Maramonte of Mara Construction has partnered with Jame P. Wright an architect with Net Zero Homes to restore the historic “The Old Yellow House” to be model of energy efficiency. A passive home is an ultra …

Electricity, Energy, energy efficiency, Solar

Smart Forvision Concept Vehicle Unveiled

Joanna Schroeder

Daimler, in conjunction with BASF and the American Chemistry Council (ACC), have unveiled a new smart forvision concept vehicle that was designed to save energy and enhance sustainability through vehicle efficiency. One of the energy-efficiency features is a light-transmitting roof with solar cells designed to generate energy and power the vehicle’s climate control system. In addition, the car features an infrared-reflective …

BASF, Electricity, Energy, energy efficiency, Solar

‘Clean Energy Victory Bonds’ Would Spur Alt Energy

Joanna Schroeder

U.S. Representative Bob Filner has introduced the “Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act of 2012 (PTC)” that would allow Americans to invest billions of dollars to help develop clean energy technologies. The bill has good support: 10 co-sponsors, Green America and more than 40 other institutions have come out in support of the legislation. The majority of the production tax credits …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, bioenergy, Cellulosic, Electric Vehicles, Electricity, Energy, energy efficiency, Geothermal, Solar, Wind