Environmental Protection

Energy Efficiency

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.

Mississippi Breaks Ground on Solar-powered Affordable Housing

Jackson Housing Authority, with Duvall Decker Architects, P.A., combines sustainability, energy-efficiency, durability, and livable housing with infrastructure improvements while remaining economical.

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Harnessing Sun and Wind Energy for Water Treatment

A green commitment delivers clean, reliable, cost-saving power to American Water.

Wolf Street Block Wins 'Cool Roof'; Philadelphia Aims to Be Greenest City

Mayor Nutter signs bill requiring energy efficient reflective roofs or green roofs on all new no- and low-slope roofs in the city.

Report: No New Laws Needed to Make U.S. Buildings Green

A U.S. Green Building Council legal analysis points to existing programs that the Obama administration could use to enhance efficiency in buildings and homes.

Massachusetts Class Video Wins Green School Title

South Shore Charter Public School won a hybrid school bus, a green audit, and money for scholarship and class supplies.

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It's Official: Fossil Fuels Don't Cost Less

National Academy of Sciences' cost accounting report reveals hidden costs, says solar and wind are competitive energy sources.

Five Manufacturers Already Met Energy Star Challenge Goal

Kodak, Shearer's Foods, Detroit Diesel, John B. Sanfilippo & Son, and FetterGroup reduced their energy intensity by 10 percent or more in two years or less.

Barcelona Tests BSSCO Power Distribution Cables

Project reports that superconductor technology would reduce energy loss and lower emissions in Spanish electricity system.

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