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No Energy Transition without Sustainable Heat

Heating and cooling account for nearly half of the final energy consumed in the European Union. Marie Donnelly, Director of Renewables, Research and Innovation, and Energy Efficiency in DG Energy, underlined the European Commission’s growing awareness of the need to address this key sector as part of the EU’s broader energy policy during a special […]

Harper Government Announces New Investments in Clean Energy Technology, Jobs and Innovation in Ontario

The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, and Jim Balsillie, Chair of Sustainable Development Technology Canada, today announced almost $10 million in new investments for five Ontario projects under Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s SD Tech Fund. The SD Tech Fund supports projects that […]

BOEM Issues First Renewable Energy Lease for MHK Technology Testing in Federal Waters

On June 3rd, 2014 the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued the first ever lease to test marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy devices in federal waters to Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Harnessing the power of ocean currents, FAU’s Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) plans to deploy experimental demonstration devices in an area […]

ORNL awarded two Energy Frontier Research Centers

Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be home to two Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) announced this week by U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. The Department of Energy awarded a total of $100 million to 32 EFRC projects to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st-century energy economy. “Today, we are mobilizing some of […]

IREC Clean Energy Certificate Standard Approved by ANSI as an American National Standard

A new national standard for the accreditation of clean energy education/training certificate programs, developed by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), has received final approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard. IREC was accredited by ANSI in 2013 as a standards developing organization, leading the nation in clean energy […]

Energy Department Invests $3.2 Million to Support Clean Energy Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Secretary Moniz today announced $3.2 million to launch the National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy, which will create a national support network to serve the clean energy small business and entrepreneur community, providing critical technical assistance and training services in order to bring these businesses and entrepreneurs closer to market readiness. The Initiative will establish […]

California Investing Millions to Build Hundreds of EV Charging Stations

Awards will also fund innovative natural gas fuel tank and filter system for wastewater treatment The California Energy Commission approved funding for cutting-edge clean energy projects at its monthly business meeting yesterday, including money for hundreds of electric vehicle charging stations, an innovative natural gas fuel tank, and emerging but proven technologies that are ready […]

Successful cylinder removal marks start of Oyster 800 summer overhaul

Wave energy company Aquamarine Power has successfully removed both cylinder modules from their Oyster 800 wave machine as part of a comprehensive summer refit – with the firm aiming to recommence Oyster power generation in the autumn. The 800kW test machine, located at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney, has already clocked up three […]

Government’s Green Transport Partnership assesses Pathways to 2020 Target and Beyond

Government can and must act to get sustainable biofuels back on track The REA welcomes research published today by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) that assesses a range of scenarios for meeting the UK’s 2020 renewable transport target [1]. This is an important step forward for the sustainable biofuels industry because the absence of […]

Venture Southland to partner with EECA on Renewable Energy Hub

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) will work with Venture Southland to lower energy-related carbon emissions in Southland, improve air quality and provide local employment and business opportunities. The formal partnership was announced today by EECA Mike Underhill and Venture Southland group manager enterprise and strategic projects Stephen Canny. “Our two organisations will work […]