Environmental Protection

Energy Efficiency


American Trim Receives Stimulus Funds to Install Efficient Line

A portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding is to help companies improve the efficiency of manufacturing processes.

TMS to Work on Transformational Materials Opportunities

DOE commissions the Minerals Metals & Materials Society to study materials opportunities to meet U.S. energy goals.

Michael Kintner-Meyer, Rob Pratt, Tom Secrest, and Kevin Schneider

PNNL Report: Smart Grid Could Lower Emissions 12% by 2030

One Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researcher says the report has significant implications for public and private sector interests engaging in future research, financial and policy decisions in this area.

New Light Bulb Is Efficient and Has No Mercury, RTI Says

Nanofibers were essential to producing a high efficiency lighting device in research that was supported by the Department of Energy's Solid-State Lighting program.

DOE Awards Conditional $22 M Grant to ClearFuels, Rentech

Companies are planning to construct a biomass gasifier that will work with Rentech's Product Demonstration Unit to produce renewable synthetic fuels from biomass.

Southern California Edison Pays Out $1 M for Education

Power company donates money to 10 California community colleges for green education and job training.

Obama Announces 3 Steps to Boost Biofuels, Clean Coal

EPA and USDA finalize rules on renewables and biomass, respectively, while agencies lay out commercialization strategy in the new report, "Growing America's Fuel."

NSF Celebrates World-class Research at Five U.S. Centers

Three of the five Science and Technology Centers have been working in sustainable energy alternatives, water development, and containing pesticides, among other research.



'Green Budget' Calls for Ending Tax Breaks for Polluters

Conservationists and public interest groups encourage Congress to cut $20 billion in spending and invest in a green economy.

Process to Use Shrimp, Tilapia to Extract Algae Oil for Biofuel

A University of Missouri professor and colleagues have developed a biomass cultivation model for a proposed 50-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Southern California.

Nonprofit Helps Seattle Port Truckers Upgrade with Scrap Credit

Cascade Sierra Solutions says 59 truck owners have turned in pre-1994 trucks for a $5,000 scrap credit and about 85 percent of the trucks are being replaced.

EPA, DOE Create Action Network for Energy Efficiency

Agencies seek to meet National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency goals five years earlier than originally envisioned.

Alfa Laval to Sponsor Great Lakes' Workshop in New York

The March 26 workshop will focus on best practices in water conservation for small- and medium-sized craft brewers and cheese companies.

Booz Allen Provides Sustainability Strategy Vetting Tool for Feds

The company's Green Pulse Check helps federal agencies determine the effectiveness of their strategies and learn best practices.

Vision Industries Class 8 zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell hybrid-electric truck

Port of Los Angeles Considering Zero-Emission Hybrid Trucks

The trucks are powered by a combination of a hydrogen fuel cell and lithium batteries and have a potential range of up to 400 miles.

LMI to Help Feds Set GHG Reduction Targets

Under a DOE contract, LMI will support the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) in implementing an order that requires federal agencies to set greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets and increase energy efficiency.

Suniva to Expand Solar Cell Facility with Stimulus Tax Credit

The solar manufacturer plans to use $5.7 million in clean energy manufacturing tax credits to accelerate expansion of its Norcross, Ga., plant.

3 Potato Processing Plants Earn Energy Star for Efficiency

Two J.R. Simplot plants and one ConAgra Foods plant have demonstrated superior energy performance, using nearly 20 percent less energy than similar facilities.

$3 M Grant Supports Study on Wind Turbine Aerodynamics

Georgia Institute of Technology and PAX Streamline hope to adapt circulation control technology of turbine blades to make them more efficient.

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