Environmental Protection

Energy Efficiency

NIRE and TTU have won grants to help solve issues blowing toward the turbine industry.

Texas Technology Fund Drives Wind Energy Research

With $8.4 million in state funding, grant recipients will develop research wind farms and provide services to industry partners.

In 2007, desktop computers wasted 50 percent of the power coming from the wall.

CompTIA: IT Industry Powers Equipment Down

A study shows the industry has lowered carbon dioxide emissions by 32 million metric tons and needs to reduce those emissions by another 22 million metric tons to meet a June 2011 goal.

Sonoco Meets GHG Target, Ups Ante with Global Goal

The company said a global Web-based environmental management system will help it measure greenhouse gas emission reductions.

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Getting the Elephant Out of the Mud

Sustainability initiatives require a clear, steadfast plan.

GE and Partners Commit $200 M to Drive Power Grid Technology

Joint investment with venture capital partners Emerald Technology Ventures, Foundation Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and RockPort Capital Challenge is one of largest ever.

Senate Bill Would Fund R&D for Natural Processes against Stormwater

Udall, Whitehouse bill would establish regional Centers of Excellence for green infrastructure.

NWF, Sierra Club Offer Ways for Texas to Lower Outdoor Water Use

Better irrigation, drought-tolerant grasses, and rainwater harvesting are a few of the suggestions from the "Sprayed Away" report.

AWWA ACE10 Attendees Reveal AMI, Smart Meter Priorities

According to the Sensus survey, reliability and accuracy are rated top performance factors.

WRI, Big Room Vet Ecolabel Claims

The World Resources Institute and Big Room Inc. compare different ecolabel standards to help companies and consumers make better choices to reduce their environmental impacts.

Panel: Balance of Low, High Risk Energy Action to Further Sustainability

A Minerals Metals & Materials Society panel completes first of two DOE-commissioned studies that are expected to help delineate an R&D portfolio for energy.

City Of Duncan, Honeywell Use Stimulus for Local Smart Grid

Using a performance contract backed in part by stimulus funds, the city will install with more than 9,000 electric meters and 12,000 water meters.

EPA to Assist Select State Capitals in Green Initiative

Letters of interest in the program should be submitted by July 9.

Free, Online Energy Conference Features Federal Authorities

Clinton Climate Initiative’s Magaziner, FERC Chair Wellinghoff and Secretary of Commerce Locke to speak at Virtual Energy Forum.

CEE, WEF Offer Energy Efficiency RFP Guidance

The organizations say the new guidance can be used to simplify and streamline the request for proposal process.

Checking In? Then Check Out Energy Star Hotels this Summer

EPA lists those hotels that have earned the Energy Star label on a government Website.

Texas Tech Forms National Institute for Renewable Energy

The institute will work to solve key scientific and technology challenges facing the wind power industry.

Recycling Center Contracts for 397-kW Solar Project

BLT Enterprises' Fremont, Calif., operation adds new layer of sustainability with the help of Solar Power Inc.

New Water Purifier Runs on Solar

Inventors suggest The HYDRA will be an asset to medical clinics, schools, remote communities, and disaster relief agencies.

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