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EV Charging Station Market to Hit $947M by 2020

The US electric vehicle level two charging station market will grow from $67 million to $947 million by 2020, fueled by President Obama’s target of 1 million EVs on the road by 2015, according to research by GlobalData. Globally, the market for EV level two charging stations will grow from an … Read more »

York Compressor ‘Can Cut Navy’s Fuel Consumption 25%’

York Navy Systems has designed a prototype compressor for a new generation of high-efficiency shipboard chillers for the US Navy fleet that the company says can reduce fuel consumption by 25 percent. York Navy Systems began developing the chillers to improve shipboard HVAC systems in 2009 after winning an American Recovery … Read more »

Logos Technologies

Logos Technologies Closer to Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Biofuel

Biofuel company Logos Technologies and partner Edeniq have completed more than 1,000 hours of continuous operation at their corn-to-cellulosic migration (CCM) pilot plant in Visalia, Calif., the companies say. Employing Edeniq’s proprietary technology, the plant converts 1 metric ton per day of non-food corn stover into ethanol. Performed on a … Read more »

City Turns Human Waste into $2.1m in Crops

Kansas City’s Water Services department has generated $2.1 million in net income over the past six years by reusing human waste as fertilizer on its own city-run biofuel farm – turning an expense into a revenue generator, the Kansas City Star reports. The city maintains more than 2,500 miles of sewers, treating 96 … Read more »

ACEEE Chief Calls 2011 Energy Efficiency Progress a Mixed Bag

Efforts to improve energy efficiency progressed in many areas in 2011 while stagnating in others, according to the executive director of American Council For An Energy Efficient Economy. Writing for Internet-based energy community The Energy Collective, Steve Nadel (pictured) says that he is pleased with 2011 investment in energy efficiency. He … Read more »

Stimulus Funding for Georgia Convenience Stores Lighting Retrofit Project

The Georgia Association of Convenience Stores (GACS) lighting retrofit fund has retrofitted more than 30 convenience store locations across the state. The group is one of four programs receiving financing from the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority(GEFA) division of Energy Resources, the DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy offce said. The … Read more »

Minnesota Retrofits to Save $3m a Year

Energy efficiency improvements across 36 facilities in Minnesota will generate more than $3 million in permanent, ongoing energy savings every year for the foreseeable future, according to the Minnesota Department of Commerce. The efficiency upgrades were the product of a $4.1 million energy upgrade program administered through the department’s Division … Read more »

Chicago Airports Plan Solar, Alternative Fueling, Composting

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announced a series of sustainability initiatives at the 2011 Airports Going Green conference in Chicago, including plans for a 60-acre solar panel installation, an alternative fueling station for private and commercial vehicles at O’Hare International Airport, and a composting program for some restaurants operating … Read more »

National Gypsum Installs 3.4 MW CHP Project

Recycled Energy Development and National Gypsum Company have announced the development of a natural gas-fueled, combined heat and power project at NGC’s Burlington, N.J. facility. The project, which was supported by a $1.36 million grant from the state of New Jersey, will produce approximately 3.4 megawatts of electricity and deliver … Read more »

Smart Grid Projects Get Ready to Roll in the U.S., UAE

Cisco, together with utility, technology and local government partners, are developing some of the nation’s first projects to create a smarter electric grid. General Electric is also testing how smart appliances can help lower power demand in a pilot program at Masdar City in Abu Dhabi. Hoping for a piece … Read more »

House Narrowly Passes Climate Bill – Reaction Roundup

The House narrowly passed landmark climate change legislation (H.R. 2454) with a 219-212 vote, delivering a major victory for President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), reports Roll Call. The cap-and-trade bill, called the American Clean Energy and Security Act, which mandates reductions in carbon dioxide emissions and … Read more »

Green Building Retrofits Represent a Potential $400B Market

Green Building Retrofits Represent a Potential $400B Market

Boosted in part by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which will provide significant funding for renovations to federal building, the total potential market for major green renovations in the commercial building sector is approximately $400 billion, according to a new study by Pike Research. Although currently a relatively small market, … Read more »