Environmental Protection

Energy Efficiency


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.

DOE Picks Eaton and HP for $7.4 M IT Efficiency Grant

The joint project will develop a high voltage and chilled water system that will accept alternative energy power sources.

Exelon Energy Helps Businesses Assess Energy Carbon Footprints

Interactive Web tool allows customers in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania calculate their energy use and find ways to reduce it.



China-based PV Maker Plans U.S. Operation, Gets Tax Credit

Yingli Green Energy received a $4.5 million tax credit for its planned establishment of manufacturing operations for photovoltaic modules in the United States.

Officials to Break Ground on $62 M Wastewater Plant Upgrade

The Columbia Regional Wastewater Treatment facility has received American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to upgrade it facilities and make it more energy efficient.

Appliance Rebate Program Wastes Money, Economists Say

University of Delaware economists analyzed the effect of refrigerator rebates and energy savings.

Xcel Energy to Provide Funding for Energy Efficiency Promoter

Nonprofit Energy Smart will help Minnesota businesses save money through energy efficiency.

Governors Pick 6 States to Develop Building Retrofit Programs

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices will help Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Utah and Wisconsin retrofit their state buildings for energy efficiency.

WaterSmart Innovations Keeps Las Vegas Venue Through 2012

The third WaterSmart Innovations conference is set for Oct. 6-8, 2010 at the South Point Hotel and Conference Center.

ACEEE Profiles Local Energy Efficiency Programs

Free report offers insight into proven program models of energy efficiency.

Sandia Labs Develop Competitive Microphotovoltaic Cells

Photovoltaic modules made from these microsized cells for the rooftops of homes and warehouses could have intelligent controls, inverters and even storage built in at the chip level, says one field engineer.

Pennsylvania Invests $10 M in 12 New Solar Projects

The total installed capacity of the planned projects is a little more than 9.1 megawatts, or enough to power approximately 1,000 homes.

How 'Green' was COP-15?

From toner cartridges to carbon offsets, organizers tried to make this historic environmental meeting a 'green' one.

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