The EPA has awards $15,000 grants to 45 college teams, a total of $675,000, in phase I of its People, Prosperity and the Planet annual student design competition, which is geared toward sustainable technology.
Alaska Waste’s biodiesel plant in Anchorage transforms cooking oil into transportation fuel; the company also uses that fuel to operate their own vehicles.
Researchers at Royal Holloway have identified a tobacco tree that could produce biofuels, and have been awarded a grant for further research from the European Union.
In order to pursue high-risk, high-reward advances with the potential to change the way the nation consumes and generates energy, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Arizona State University (ASU) a grant for alternative energy research.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has released an updated version of the U.S. National Solar Radiation Database. The database tracks hourly solar and meteorological parameters and is widely used by renewable energy analysts and others to plan, size, and site solar electric systems.
As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department announced 20 new projects to help states and local governments develop the infrastructure, training, and regional planning needed to help meet the demand for alternative fuel cars and trucks.
The November Oil Market Report cut the demand for International Energy Association (IEA) oil by 290,000 barrels a day, or 290 kb/d amid the residual effects of Hurricane Sandy and the European economic weakness.
The contest attracted a record number of entries in 10 categories ranging from Air Quality and Climate to Wastewater.
First Wind, an independent U.S.-based wind energy company, announced that construction of its 34 megawatt (MW) Bull Hill Wind project has been completed and commercial operations have begun.
Three research projects, led by Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL), are searching for cheaper materials and manufacturing techniques in order to make solar panels more affordable.
Eighteen solar-powered cars from Chile, Argentina, Venezuela and India will race across 1,300 kilometers of Chile's Atacama Desert for this year's Atacama Solar Challenge.
Schneider Electric’s Conserve My Planet Program helps students, faculty and staff cut energy costs by $73,000 in the Allen Independent School District.
The 73-foot Spruce Christmas tree that will be decorated outside the U.S. Capitol building this holiday season has begun its 24-day journey from Colorado to Washington, D.C. The Mack truck transporting the tree has near zero emissions due to its clean diesel engine.
Since 2005, The Schneider Energy Action program has decreased CO2 emissions in commercial and industrial sites by 15% and hopes to further reduce emissions by 10% or more by 2014.
Michigan Engineering researchers can "pressure-cook" algae for as little as a minute and transform 65% of the organisms into biocrude.
According to a report from the IEA, hydroelectricity production could be doubled by 2050 – preventing up to 3 billion tons of CO2 emissions from fossil fuel plants each year.
A research team led by the University of Texas at Austin is conducting a major field study to measure the methane emissions produced from natural gas production. The study is expected to be completed by Jan. 13, 2013.
Schneider Electric has announced that it will implement a $7.9 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with the city of Denison, Texas.
According to a Michigan Technological University scientist, solar panels can still be worth the investment, even for those that live in areas with long winters.
Putting a speed limit on cargo ships as they sail near ports and coastlines could cut their emission of air pollutants by up to 70 percent, reducing the impact of marine shipping on Earth's climate and human health.