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Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Marine and Hydrokinetic Development University Consortium

On March 21, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity titled “Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Research and Development University Consortium.” The goal of this funding opportunity is to leverage existing in-situ R&D expertise to advance U.S. MHK technology, while developing intellectual capital for a globally-competitive […]

Capstone Turbine Receives 2013 Emissions Reduction Certificate From the US EPA Combined Heat and Power Partnership

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 emissions reduction certificate from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Combined Heat and Power Partnership. Capstone Turbine, through its U.S. distribution partners, has installed 471 combined heat and power, or CHP, systems that have […]

SEIA Joins Sen. Reid and Gov. Sandoval to Celebrate Nevada’s $5B Clean Energy Industry

Clean energy investment in Nevada has accelerated rapidly in the past five years thanks to Nevada’s widespread leadership and support for the clean energy economic sector, reaching at least $5.5 billion just since 2010, according to a new report available at cleanenergyprojectnv.org. “Las Vegas and Nevada are leading the way on deploying clean renewable energy,” […]

Energy Department Invests $17 Million in Small Businesses to Accelerate Clean Energy Innovation

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to continue U.S. leadership in clean energy innovation, the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) today awarded $17 million in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects to help small businesses in 13 states develop prototype technologies that could improve manufacturing energy efficiency, reduce the […]

ADM Celebrates Success of Carbon Storage Project

Joins with Durbin, project partners to mark milestone and look forward Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) joined with its partners and others—including U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)—today to celebrate the success of the Illinois Basin-Decatur carbon capture and storage project. “We are here today to celebrate a groundbreaking project that is paying important dividends,” […]

Planned NRG and Edison Mission Energy Merger Receives Approval from FERC

Combination will create the second-largest US power company NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) and Edison Mission Energy (EME) today jointly announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved the previously announced sale of substantially all of EME’s assets to NRG. The acquisition of EME’s portfolio of renewable and conventional generation assets will create the […]

RenewableUK – Chancellor’s Budget is a “missed opportunity”

The trade association representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, RenewableUK, has expressed disappointment at the Chancellor’s announcement that he will freeze a tax on carbon emissions created by fossil fuels – the Carbon Price Support – at its 2016/17 level for the rest of the decade. The Chancellor claimed that investment in new […]

REA comments on Budget 2014

Chancellor’s policies do not match green rhetoric Chancellor George Osborne has hailed the role of renewables and energy efficiency in reducing energy costs – but risks undermining investment in renewables by freezing the Carbon Price Floor [1]. Responding, REA Chief Executive Dr Nina Skorupska said: “We welcome the Chancellor’s acknowledgement that the way to bring […]

NETL Researchers reap 15 New Patents in 2013

Just as the nation’s farmers sow, nurture, and ultimately harvest the results of their labor, scientists and engineers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) can take pride when their own processes or products are ripe for patents recognizing their efforts. During 2013, 15 tools, techniques, and technologies developed by NETL researchers were recognized for […]

Want a Competitive Europe? Embrace Renewables

One day ahead of the European Heads of States and Governments’ discussions on the 2030 climate and energy framework proposals, the European renewable energy associations jointly call on EU leaders to fully grasp the long-term benefits of an ambitious nationally binding EU renewable energy target. The European economy is exposed to volatile fossil fuel prices […]