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Energy Department Issues New Report, Highlights the Success and Potential of American Hydropower

In support of the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, today at the National Hydropower Association Annual Conference, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson announced the release of the 2014 Hydropower Market Report, the first ever report to quantify the current size, scope, and variability of our nation’s hydropower supplies. Hydropower currently provides […]

ORNL Scientists generate Landmark DOE Hydropower Report

For the first time, industry and policymakers have a comprehensive report detailing the U.S. hydropower fleet’s 2,198 plants that provide about 7 percent of the nation’s electricity. The 98-page report by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers Rocio Uria-Martinez, Patrick O’Connor and Megan Johnson is a resource that describes key features of […]

Parties fail to address needs of renewables industry in election campaign

95% of REA membership say parties have failed to address needs of the renewable energy industry in election campaigns Renewable energy companies overwhelmingly believe that the needs of the industry have not been properly addressed during the ongoing election campaign, a survey carried out by the Renewable Energy Association (REA) has revealed. Of the 136 […]

Democrats’ Proposal to Strengthen Michigan’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Standards Is an Important Step Forward, but State Could Go Further with Renewables

Statement by Sam Gomberg, Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) This morning, Michigan Democrats introduced their proposal to strengthen the state’s renewable energy standard from its current 10 percent by 2015 to 20 percent by 2022. The proposal would also double the amount of energy efficiency that utilities must achieve each year to 2 percent for […]

Capstone to Upgrade Melbourne Office Tower With Efficient Trigeneration Solution

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it received an order for a C600 microturbine to upgrade an office tower in downtown Melbourne, Australia. Optimal Group, Capstone’s Australian distributor, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned later this year. This continues the […]

New Pilot Aims to Boost U.S. Clean Energy Manufacturing Competitiveness and Impact of National Labs

Today, the Energy Department launched the $2 million Technologist in Residence (TIR) pilot to strengthen U.S. clean energy manufacturing competitiveness and enhance the commercial impact of its national laboratories. TIR will catalyze strong laboratory-industry relationships that will lead to high-impact collaborative research and development (R&D) and will develop mechanisms to help interested companies more easily […]

Capstone Receives C1000 Order for Business Center in Medellin, Colombia

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it received an order for a C1000 microturbine to upgrade five commercial buildings at “Centro Administrativo La Alpujarra” in Medellín, Colombia. Supernova Energy Services S.A.S., Capstone’s Colombian distributor, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned […]

New Research Shows China Could Reap Significant Benefits by Scaling up Green Public Procurement

First-of-its kind modeling by the International Institute for Sustainable Development demonstrates the significant environmental, social and economic benefits that China could achieve by leveraging the huge sums involved in public spending. Today IISD launched a report titled “Green Public Procurement in China: Quantifying the benefits” at an event co-hosted by Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies […]

Governments Call for the Removal of Harmful Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

A coalition of governments are calling for the phase-out of subsidies to fossil fuels in the lead-up to a major climate conference in Paris. A group of eight countries known as the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform today released a Communiqué encouraging governments to prioritize the reform of fossil-fuel subsidies ahead of the United […]

ORNL researchers contribute to major UN bioenergy and sustainability report

A major United Nations report on bioenergy and sustainability released Tuesday concludes the sustainable production of bioenergy can be an important tool for addressing climate change. Two researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory contributed to the multinational UN document, which offers science-based evaluations of bioenergy issues including food and energy crop […]