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During Drought, Solar Power Shines as a Low-Water Electricity Source

Water crises pose the no. 1 risk for the planet over the next 10 years, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2016. This may be a boon for rooftop solar power, which uses significantly less water compared to other types of electricity. California, for example, still experiencing … Read more »

Tool Measures Building Performance

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed a web-based tool to help consumers better understand the energy performance of building-related products. The Energy Department’s lab created the Technology Performance Exchange (TPEx) to allow manufacturers that measure and test products to share performance data with product consumers. The TPEx helps … Read more »

Cool Planet, CSU Team Wins $10M Biofuel Grant

The US Department of Agriculture has awarded almost $10 million to a consortium of academic, industry and government organizations led by Colorado State University to research using insect-killed trees in the Rockies as a sustainable feedstock for biofuel. Other organizations involved with the Bioenergy Alliance Network of the Rockies project include … Read more »

NREL Debunks 15% Ethanol Blend Car Damage Claims

There is no evidence that engines that use gasoline with a 15 percent ethanol component will experience engine failure, according to a report conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association. Review and Evaluation of Studies on the Use of E15 in Light-Duty Vehicles found that … Read more »

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FAA, Airlines, Universities to Develop Cleaner Jet Fuels

The Federal Aviation Administration has selected a team of universities to lead a new Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) that aims to benefit airlines by developing cleaner jet fuels and exploring other ways to meet next-generation air transportation environmental and energy goals. Led by Washington State University and the … Read more »

Ernest Moniz

DOE Focuses on Wind, PV, LEDs, Batteries, Says Moniz

During a visit to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., on Sept.11, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz dedicated the new Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), which will help manufacturers, utilities, and public and private sector researchers integrate renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies into the nation’s energy infrastructure. … Read more »

ARPA-E

GE, BASF, Others Receive $36M DOE Funding for EV Energy Storage

General Electric and BASF are among the 22 organizations to receive a total of $36 million from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop electric vehicle energy storage systems using innovative chemistries, architectures and designs. The ARPA-E’s program, Robust Affordable Next Generation Energy Storage Systems (RANGE), … Read more »

NREL Announces 31.1% Solar Cell Efficiency With New Materials

The Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory announced a new high of 31.1 percent conversion efficiency for a two-junction solar cell under one sun of illumination, which beats the previous record of 30.8 percent efficiency from Alta Devices, and is part of a program focused on lowering the cost of … Read more »

Smith Electric vehicle

Green Fleet Roundup: Smith Electric Vehicles, Volvo, Linde, ChargePoint

Smith Electric Vehicles has produced more than 700 all-electric Edison and Newton trucks (pictured), which have cumulatively generated more than 5 million miles on the road, offsetting an estimated 700,000 gallons of fuel and eliminating more than 10,000 short tons of greenhouse gases, the company says. Smith Electric fleet customers … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Solar Finance, Freedom Foods, ICC Global Services

Solar industry companies including Distributed Sun and DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions have established the truSolar Working Group, a consortium that aims to develop uniform financial standards for solar projects. Less than 5 percent of US lending institutions are actively involved in financing solar projects due to concerns about industry risks, and … Read more »

NREL ‘Bites’ Into Energy Scenarios

The DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has created an energy analysis tool to help individuals and educators experiment with energy use scenarios. The interactive Buildings, Industry, Transportation, Electricity, and Transportation Scenarios (BITES) allows users to explore how changes in energy supply and demand can impact carbon dioxide emissions and … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: IBM, Doe Run, Interface, WRI

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. IBM: Ann Cramer is retiring as the tech company’s director for corporate citizenship and corporate affairs for the Americas, according to SaportaReport. In early January, Cramer received the first Lifetime Achievement Award for Corporate Citizenship from the US Chamber … Read more »