Environmental Protection

Energy Efficiency


Navy Awards American Systems $23.5M for AMI Work

Stimulus-funded task orders will enable the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps to analyze their energy consumption.

Imagine H2O Opens Business Plan Competition

The organization will award $70,000 in cash and in-kind services for the plans that promise the greatest breakthroughs in the efficient use and supply of water.

EPA Emphasizes the Savings to Schools through Energy Star

More than 500 schools have already taken the challenge and are using 30 percent less energy.

Henry Hudson 400 Announces Student Winners

Delft, Rutgers and Columbia university students took the top places in the New Generation Competition, which will be celebrated Sept. 9 and 10 at H209 in Jersey City, N.J.

Green Consumer Poll Finds Economy Is their Top Concern

Shelton Group surveys more than 1,000 U.S. consumers who at least occasionally buy green products and discovers there is no "typical" green consumer.

New Committee to Define Transaction Standards for Smart Grid

OASIS, IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, CPower, EnerNOC, Google, Grid Net, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, TIBCO, and others collaborate on open standards for energy providers and consumers.

EnerG2 Plant to Produce Nano-engineered Carbon Electrodes

DOE funds will help build a facility dedicated to the commercial-scale production of the electrode material, which is an essential part of ultracapacitors.



Moreno Valley Retrofits to Lower Energy Needs Onsite

EPA and local agencies celebrated the groundbreaking of the $46.3-million Moreno Valley Regional Water Reclamation Facility Preliminary Treatment and Acid Phase Anaerobic Digestion Project on Monday.

Coolerado Corp. Wins Challenge with Low-cost HVAC

The Coolerado H-80 tests indicate almost 80 percent energy-use savings and over 60 percent peak-demand reduction.

Detroit Edison Calls for Renewable Power Proposals

Detroit Edison is working toward compliance with the Michigan law that requires electric utilities to serve 10 percent of their retail sales using renewable energy resources by 2015.

Use a Little WaterSense this August, EPA's Silva Suggests

Newly confirmed assistant administrator for water encourages consumers to reduce their water use.

Puget Sound Energy Files Updated Resource Strategy

Puget Sound Energy's Integrated Resource Plan focuses on energy efficiency, wind, and natural gas.

Pacific Institute: Water Efficiency Key to Farm Growth

Water use efficiency improvements will help sustain the future of California agriculture, according to a Pacific Institute study.

Texas Roundup Seeks Green Business Experts

July 30 is last day to turn in an application to present at the 10th annual Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair in Fredericksburg.

Energy Star Homes Reach 17% Market Share for 2008

EPA says that number is an increase of 12% over 2007.

DOE Says Goodbye to Incandescent Lighting

Effective 2012, the new minimum energy efficiency requirements will call for T12 lamps to replace T8 lamps in fluorescent applications and the use of highly efficiency halogen infrared technology in reflector lamps.

Climate Savers, EPA Host Energy-Efficiency Webinars

July 21 is the date of a free Webinar on IT power management for utility program managers from Climate Savers Computing Initiative and EPA.

IBEW Eyes Green Jobs; Firefighters See a New Challenge

The union provides training for jobs in solar, wind, biomass, nuclear, and clean coal, while firefighters are discussing how to work around solar panels, wind turbines, and other renewable energy systems.

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