Mar 28

Lawrence Family Development, Inc. and Solect Energy Partner to Install Rooftop Solar Array

LAWRENCE, MA – March 27, 2017 – Lawrence Family Development, Inc. (LFD), a 501 (c)3 (nonprofit) that includes four major programming areas—including a Massachusetts Commonwealth charter school district that supports language and cultural values important to families in the Lawrence community—recently contracted  Solect Energy, the Commonwealth’s  leading commercial installer of solar energy systems, and PowerOptions …

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Mar 28

New Magnetic Gearbox Concept Makes Hydropower Possible in Environmentally Sensitive Applications

Innovative gearbox design enables hydropower to be used safely in drinking water treatment facilities or aqueducts Farmington Hills, MI, USA, 28th March 2017 – Driveline engineering specialist, Drive System Design (DSD), is contributing to two innovative hydropower projects in the USA by developing an existing magnetic gearbox concept for turbine generator applications. Pioneer of the …

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Mar 27

Trump Executive Order a Sweeping Attack on U.S. Climate Action

  President Trump will issue a sweeping Executive Order that rolls back many of the core elements of the U.S. climate strategy tomorrow. The EO will likely call for a review of the Clean Power Plan, and overturn limits on coal leasing on public lands, methane regulations, and requirements to include climate change as part of environmental assessments, …

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Mar 27

Why LEDs Are an Important Energy-Saving Investment

LED lighting has been around for several years, but it has only recently reached the mass market and became more accessible to residential homes and businesses. Investing in LED bulbs may seem expensive initially, but the energy-saving and money-saving benefits far outweigh the upfront cost. Let’s take a look at why LED bulbs are the …

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Mar 22

25th U.S. City Commits To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Madison, Wisconsin and Abita Springs, Louisiana showcase bipartisan support for 100 percent clean energy OAKLAND, Calif. – 25 U.S. cities have now committed to transition entirely to clean and renewable energy, following city council votes on Tuesday establishing 100 percent renewable energy goals in Madison, Wisconsin and Abita Springs, Louisiana. Madison and Abita Springs represent …

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Mar 10

Zero Emission Trucks in Southern California

BYD is Providing 23 Class 8 Yard Trucks and Four Class 5 Service Trucks for Operation in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties  FONTANA, CALIF.—March 10, 2017— BYD today joined with the California Air Resources Board, San Bernardino Council of Governments and Daylight Transport to celebrate the arrival of the first of 27 zero-emission battery-electric …

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Mar 02

SolarWorld USA applauds new agenda for tougher enforcement of U.S. laws against unfair trade

HILLSBORO, Ore., March 2, 2017 – SolarWorld, the largest U.S. crystalline-silicon solar panel manufacturer for more than 40 years, today praised the outlines of a tough stance on unfair trade that are contained in a new “President’s National Trade Policy Agenda for 2017,” released Wednesday.  The document calls for strict enforcement of U.S. trade laws …

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Mar 02

Cleaner Energy Future

NRDC Report: Replacing Coal with Renewables and Energy Efficiency Can Lead U.S. to Cleaner Energy Future WASHINGTON (March 2, 2017) – It’s cheaper and cleaner to replace retiring coal-fired power plants with wind and solar power and energy efficiency upgrades rather than to saddle the nation with more costly and climate-polluting natural gas plants, according …

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Feb 14

LED Lighting Retrofit

SCS Energy Solutions Announces The Completion of The LED Lighting Retrofit Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Two multi-level parking garages and subterranean guest parking floors were upgraded to energy efficient lighting. Existing fixtures were retrofit with state of the art SCS lighting products, and in many locations out of date …

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Feb 14

Projected electricity generation mix is sensitive to policies, natural gas prices

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2017 Interactive Table Viewer The mix of fuels used to generate electricity in the United States has changed in response to differences in the expected cost of fuels and electricity-generating technology costs and their deployment. These factors, together with policies affecting emissions from power generation, will determine …

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Feb 14

Electric Vehicles Can Benefit All Utility Customers

February 14, 2017 Luke Tonachel Despite the Trump administration’s apparent affection for the fossil fuels industry, individual states are looking at the numbers and coming up with a different conclusion: The future belongs to pollution-free electric vehicles, and the sooner we get them on the road, the better off we’ll all be. And there are …

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Feb 12

ABB and Nova Bus announce collaboration on electric transportation.

ABB and Nova Bus wish to satisfy the growing need for electric buses and charging infrastructure in North America February 9, 2017 – Cary, North Carolina – ABB, an engineering company specializing in automotive energy technologies and Nova Bus, the North American buses manufacturer and division of Volvo Buses, announced today a business collaboration that …

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Feb 08

Avoid Buyer’s Remorse! 7 Decisions to Make Before Installing Solar

Although mainstream usage of solar panels used to be limited to the modern pocket calculator, the technology has advanced enough to accommodate the needs of today’s homeowner. While the current generation of panels may be quite affordable and efficient, there are a number of crucial decisions to be made before committing to a home renovation …

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Feb 08

Nuclear Power’s value doesn’t justify intervening to ‘save’ it

WASHINGTON (Feb. 7, 2017) – Though market forces and external regulatory factors have combined to retire roughly 10 percent of the American nuclear power fleet, the facts don’t justify subsidies or other policy interventions specifically to save the energy source, according to a new policy study by R Street Electricity Policy Manager Devin Hartman. Hartman …

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Feb 03

Efficiency Costs Drop: Still Cheaper Than Power Plants

February 02, 2017 Sheryl Carter Energy efficiency programs to help utility customers save energy (and money) have dropped markedly in cost, and they’re cheaper than building new power plants to meet electricity demand, according to a new analysis from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The findings are a fitting tribute to Art Rosenfeld, the …

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Jan 27

Electric Vehicles Support in California

PG&E Submits $250 Million Proposal Expanding Support for Electric Vehicles in California   SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today submitted a proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for projects aimed at accelerating widespread electric vehicle adoption and combatting climate change. For the seven proposed projects, PG&E is requesting a …

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Jan 24

All Electric Bus Fleet For California Campus

UCI is first college in nation to convert to all-electric bus fleet Irvine, Calif., Jan. 23, 2017 – The University of California, Irvine is poised to be the first college campus in the nation to convert its buses to an all-electric fleet. The student-funded and -operated Anteater Express shuttle service is acquiring 20 buses from BYD …

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Jan 20

What Did Confirmation Hearings Tell Us About Trump’s Priorities on Climate Change?

by Andrew Light Confirmation hearings over the past two weeks for Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator nominee Scott Pruitt and Secretary of Energy nominee Rick Perry provided an early opportunity to publicly question three members of President Donald Trump’s prospective cabinet who will set the course for the next administration …

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Jan 20

Green Technology: Homes of the Future

The future of homes is green. From smart appliances to energy monitoring systems and automation, green technology is changing the way we will live in our homes and communities. And if you look at amazing advancements in green home technology, you’ll soon realize the future is now. Here’s a list of current (and future) high-tech …

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Jan 19

Going solar saves Utah business $30,000 a year

 TeraFlex’s 140 KWh solar power panel system performing so well company plans to expand   Washington, Utah, Jan. 18, 2017—Legend Solar, the fastest-growing solar power company in Utah, is saving TeraFlex approximately $30,000 per year in energy costs with a 140 KWh solar power system installed by the company. The new system offsets almost all …

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