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Energy Department creates Jobs Strategy Council to Focus on Job Growth in Energy Economy

Today, Secretary Moniz announced the creation of the Jobs Strategy Council (JSC), an initiative focused on accelerating job growth in American-made clean energy sources while implementing the President’s Climate Action Plan, during a roundtable with the business leaders of Energy Intensive, Trade Exposed industries and their unions, the United Steelworkers, the United Autoworkers, the Machinists, […]

Abengoa introduces the keys to the development of renewable energies in the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

WFES is the leading event in renewable energy and it is integrated in the sustainability week in Abu Dhabi For the second year, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates, UAE) hosted the week of sustainability, an occasion that brings together the main references of renewable energy worldwide in a full program of events and conferences. One […]

Study Finds Producing 40 Percent of Power from Renewable Energy in Minnesota Would Spur $6 Billion in Clean Energy Investments and Boost Rural Economies

Renewable Generators Would Provide Millions in Local Tax Revenue and Payments to Rural Communities, While Keeping Rates Affordable Strengthening Minnesota’s renewable electricity standard to require that 40 percent of the state’s electricity comes from renewable sources, such as wind and solar, by 2030 would drive billions in new investment in clean energy generation in Minnesota […]

Energy Department Accepting Applications for a $3.6 Million Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

The Energy Department today announced an incentive program for developers adding hydroelectric power generating capabilities to existing non-powered dams throughout the United States. Hydropower is the nation’s leading source of renewable energy and helps the country avoid over 200 million metric tons of carbon emissions each year, while providing about 7% of our electricity. More […]

California Approves another $18 Million to Fund Clean Energy Projects

$12 million for alternative vehicles, $4 million for geothermal projects and $3.5 million for energy efficiency upgrades During its first business meeting of the new year, the California Energy Commission approved nearly $18 million to fund projects that will help the state meet its climate and energy goals. Twelve million dollars will go toward three […]

Wind Energy R&D Opportunity: Energy Department Announces $125 Million for Transformational Energy Projects

On January 7, the Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) announced $125 million in available funding for its third open funding opportunity announcement, OPEN 2015. ARPA-E issued previous OPEN solicitations in 2009 and 2012. Open solicitations ensure that ARPA-E can support transformational projects outside the scope of existing ARPA-E focused programs. OPEN […]

Novel Carbon Capture Solvent begins Pilot-Scale Testing for Emissions Control

Pilot-scale testing of an advanced technology for economically capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from flue gas has begun at the National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC ) in Wilsonville, Ala. Under a cooperative agreement with the Energy Department’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Linde LLC is operating a nominal 1-megawatt-electric (MWe) pilot plant expected to capture 30 […]

Capstone Turbine Secures Order to Upgrade Building in Sydney Central Business District

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it recently received an order for a C600 microturbine and a C800 microturbine to upgrade a major building in the Sydney Central Business District (CBD). Optimal Group, Capstone’s Australian distributor, secured the order, which is scheduled to […]

Energy Department Announces $8 Million to Develop Advanced Components for Wave, Tidal, and Current Energy Systems

The Energy Department today announced $8 million in available funding to spur innovation in next-generation marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) control and component technologies. In the United States, waves, tides, and ocean currents represent a largely untapped renewable energy resource that could provide clean, affordable energy to homes and businesses across the country’s coastal regions. Advancements […]

California roadmap paves the way for energy storage technology

The California Independent System Operator (ISO), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) unveiled a comprehensive roadmap to assess the current market environment and regulatory policies for connecting new energy storage technology to the state’s power grid. Storage technology is being hailed globally as the game-changer toward reliably managing low-carbon, […]