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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFSan Antonio, Texas is the host for the 29th annual conference of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association (TREIA), titled “Renewable Energy in an ‘All-of-the-Above’ World.” The conference will be held Nov. 11-13, 2013 at the Omni Colonnade hotel. The potential for productive collaboration between the renewable energy and fossil fuels industries will be among several topics of discussion at the event. Headlining the conference will be keynote speaker Dr. Dan Arvizu, Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, renowned expert in issues surrounding the integration of 21st century energy technologies with 20th century systems.
  • Sustainable Jersey has announced that $200,000 in grant money is now available to New Jersey municipalities. Funded by the PSEG Foundation, this cycle of the Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program will support thirty-two local projects that leverage resources to make communities more livable, environmentally friendly and prosperous. This is the second time that the PSEG Foundation has funded the Small Grant Program bringing the total contribution to $400,000. The Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program will award local governments for projects like electric vehicle charging stations, school food composting centers and community gardens.
  • According to “Latin America Wind Farm Assessment,” just released by Navigant Research, annual wind power installations in Latin America will roughly double, in terms of capacity, over the next 10 years, growing from nearly 2.2 gigawatts (GW) in 2013 to 4.3 GW by 2022. According to Feng Zhao, research director with Navigant, Latin America is expected to account for at least 5.5 percent of the world’s new wind power installations in 2013, and with the strong political support of most governments and rapid economic growth fueling rising electricity demand, wind markets in the region are expected to exhibit double-digit compound annual growth rates through the next 10 years.
  • The Hibiscus Villa eco-resort project in India has been named a finalist for the Intersolar “Solar Projects in India” award. The award winner will be announced at Intersolar India on Nov. 12, 2013. Hibiscus Villa is located in Thanneermukkom on the banks of Lake Vembanad. TeamSustain installed an advanced off-grid renewable energy solar solution featuring Trojan batteries, making the Villa immune to power failure or grid quality.
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