Articles Tagged with ''renewable energy''

Jan. 7, 2015: Revenue from Zero Energy Buildings to Total Nearly $4.6 Trillion from 2014-2035

Government Regulation Is Most Important Driver for This Market

While advances in energy efficient buildings are reducing the energy consumption of many new and existing structures, the spread of zero energy buildings, which generate as much energy over the course of a year as they use, is a primary indicator of aggressive approaches to mitigating the impacts of climate change in the built environment.


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Dec. 11, 2014: Data Center Interest in Renewable Energy on the Rise

Survey Says Owners and Operators Feel Need to Consider Renewables to Manage Future Energy Needs

Renewable energy is among the top emerging technologies being considered by data center owners to help address power and cooling costs, according to a Mortenson survey of corporate data center executives, data center developers and operators, and information technology providers.


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Dec. 9, 2014: IEA Releases New World Energy Outlook

Organization Sees a Point Where Renewables Become the World’s Number One Source of Electricity Generation

Events of the last year have increased many of the long-term uncertainties facing the global energy sector, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) World Energy Outlook 2014 (WEO-2014).


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Financing Is Holding Back the ‘Energy Revolution’

The Payoff is There, States Former President Bill Clinton

Renewable energy and energy efficiency could bring about an “energy revolution,” said former President Bill Clinton in his keynote speech at the 2014 World Energy Engineering Congress.


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Nov. 14, 2014: US-China Jointly Agree to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Agreement Includes Cooperative Effort to Begin Phasing Down Use of HFC Refrigerants

During his visit to China, President Obama issued a joint announcement with President Xi Jinping of China in which each country agreed to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. The United States and China will also enhance cooperation to phase down the use of high global warming potential HFC refrigerants.


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Nov. 10, 2014: NREL and Army Validate Energy Savings for Net Zero Energy Installations

Net Zero Energy Installations Could Save Millions a Year in Energy Costs

The U.S. Army has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to increase energy security through improved energy efficiency and optimized renewable energy strategies at nine installations in the Army’s portfolio.


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Nov. 4, 2014: Low Interest Financing Program Announced for Pa. Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Projects

Projects may include HVAC upgrades, building envelope improvements, solar PV installation, and more

Sustainable Energy Fund is inviting not-for-profit and governmental entities in Pennsylvania to apply for a loans at 2 percent interest to complete energy efficiency or renewable energy projects. Projects must reduce energy consumption of non-sustainable resources or generate energy from sustainable resources.


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Oct. 15, 2014: DOE Announces $5 Million to Develop Clean Energy Projects at Federal Facilities

Projects Focus on CHP and Renewable Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $5 million in funding for nine projects that will advance the development of combined heat and power (CHP) and renewable energy technologies at facilities across the federal government and help meet energy efficiency, renewable energy, and greenhouse gas reduction goals.


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Solar Applications Finding a Home in Residential HVAC

Photovoltaic Investment Paying Dividends in All Corners of the Nation

With all of the different solar applications available, determining the best option for homeowners is not a one-size-fits-all approach; it’s something often done on a case-by-case basis.


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Aug. 15, 2014: Massachusetts Legislation Supports Renewable Heating and Cooling

Bill Provides Financial Incentives for Several Thermal Renewable Energy Heating and Cooling Alternatives

The Massachusetts House of Representatives has passed a comprehensive renewable thermal energy bill that will promote the use of clean renewable fuels and technologies for heating and cooling. Passed earlier by the Massachusetts Senate, the bill is expected to be signed by Gov. Deval Patrick and go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015.


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