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Jan. 10, 2014: Favorable Consumer Attitudes toward Clean Energy Rebound Significantly

Statistically Significant Increases in Favorability for Seven of 10 Clean Energy Concepts
January 10, 2014
Over the last few years, consumer attitudes toward clean energy have tended to fluctuate and, in several cases, decline. According to a new consumer survey from Navigant Research, favorable attitudes for a number of these concepts, including solar energy and wind energy, rebounded significantly from their 2012 levels. 


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Just Say Yes to Geothermal

Renewable Energy Production is Key
January 6, 2014

As kids, we were told, “Don’t play with matches.” But, as adults, we ignore this warning and play with fire to heat our homes and office buildings, and our laws and policies encourage it. It doesn’t have to be that way. It’s my opinion that we need to create paths to safer, cleaner, and more efficient energy sources.


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Dec. 23, 2013: Energy and Sustainability Industry Conference Set for February

Conference Will Discuss Renewable Energy, Developing Net Zero and Positive Energy Buildings
December 23, 2013
AGRION is hosting its second annual Energy & Sustainability Summit in New York City on Feb. 5-6, 2014 at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Dubbed Disrupt 100+, it will bring together leaders in energy, infrastructure, and sustainability.


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Dec. 13, 2013: Maryland Announces Competitive Grants for Clean Energy Innovators

Program Seeks ‘Game Changing’ Renewable and Clean Energy Generation and Storage Technologies
December 13, 2013
The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has released $1 million in second round funding for its Game Changer Energy Innovation Competitive Grant Program. It invites applications to develop Maryland-based projects that support deployment of “game changing” renewable and clean energy generation and storage technologies.


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Dec. 10, 2013: President Directs Federal Agencies to Use More Renewable Energy

Goal Supports Homegrown Energy Produced by American Workers
December 10, 2013
In the latest step under his Climate Action Plan, President Obama has signed a memorandum directing federal agencies to consume 20 percent of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2020 — more than double the current level.


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Dec. 6, 2013: Renewable Energy to be Half of Global Generation Increase to 2035

Report Also Says a Renewed Global Focus on Energy Efficiency Is Taking Hold
December 6, 2013
Renewable energy sources could account for nearly half of the increase in global power generation through 2035, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2013 edition of the World Energy Outlook. Solar energy and wind energy could make up 45 percent of that expansion in renewables.


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WSU, Avista Collaborate on Smart Grid Project

Unpredictable Fluctuations in Renewable Energy Create Challenges for Utilities
November 18, 2013
One of the challenges of relying on renewable energy, such as solar and wind, is that changes in weather conditions can lead to sudden drops in the amount of power provided. One way utilities can handle this is by “shedding,” or reducing, some of their electrical load.


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Oct. 24, 2013: Siemens Wins Contracts for Army’s Renewable Energy Program

Renewable and Alternative Energy Will Be Procured Through Power Purchase Agreements
October 24, 2013
Siemens Government Technologies Inc. announced that Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) have been awarded to support renewable energy on Department of Defense (DOD) installations. The four MATOCs have multiple awardees but the Siemens team was the only one that was selected for all of them.


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Americans Using More Renewable Energy

Solar, Wind Energy Production Increases as Cost of Renewable Energy Drops
October 21, 2013
Americans are continuing to use more renewable energy resources. Use of natural gas, solar panels, and wind turbines were up in 2012, while use of coal declined as a means to generate electricity, according to the recent U.S. energy charts released through research conducted by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.


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Oct. 3, 2013: ACORE Releases Western Region Renewable Energy Report

Thirteen Western States Well Suited for Nearly All Available Renewable Energy Resources
October 3, 2013
The Western Region Report, the first portion of the American Council On Renewable Energy’s (ACORE) sixth annual Renewable Energy in the 50 States report, has been released. The first of a four-part series, additional reports will focus on the Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast.


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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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