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Using detailed light detection and ranging data for 128 cities nationwide, along with improved data analysis methods and simulations tools, analysts at NREL have updated theirÂ estimate of total U.S. technical potential for rooftop photovoltaic systems toÂ 1,118 GW of capacity and 1,432 TWh of annual energy generation, equivalent to 39% of nation's electricity sales. Analysis appears in... Read More
Since 2004, Alliance to Save Energy has provided Unsung Hero Awards for those who go "above and beyond" on a daily basis to further energy efficiency, but who have not received recognition commensurate to their contributions.Â Through the 2016 Unsung Hero Awards, Alliance brings attention to the commendable work of 4 outstanding awardees: Robert Diznoff, Christopher King, Jennifer Loraine, and... Read More
In statement, Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan said, "President Obama’s last budget continues the solid and stalwart support for investing in a clean and efficient energy future that we have seen throughout his administration. Alliance applauds the decision to double budgetary support of clean energy programs, increasing to $12.8 billion in 2021, up from $6.4 billion in 2016,... Read More
Optimized for testing single- and multi-phase, high-efficiency, AC/DC and DC/AC power supply designs, PA3000 supports testing to Level VI efficiency standards as well as dedicated energy consumption testing in integration mode for such standards as Energy Star and CEC. Multichannel version has 10 mW standby power measurement capabilities andÂ 1 MHz bandwidth. This 1- to 4-channel power analyzer... Read More
Scheduled for April 17–20, 2016,Â BIO'sÂ World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will be held in San Diego, CA. Programming will explore biotechnology’s impact on the entire value chain for advanced biofuels, biobased products, renewable chemicals, synthetic biology, algae, and biobased consumer products.Â Attendees will get a first-hand look into how biotechnology is bringing... Read More
U.S. EPA announced funding toÂ 5 institutions for research regarding human and ecological health impacts associated with water reuse and conservation practices. According to EPA's Thomas A. Burke, said research "will help us manage and make efficient use of the water supply in the long term." Funding recipients include Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), University of Illinois at... Read More
Executives, thought leaders, and governmentÂ officials will discuss applications in space, biofuels, and renewable chemical landscape during plenary programs at BIO's 13th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, which is scheduled to take place April 17–20, 2016 in San Diego, CA. According to BIO's Brent Erickson, "Sessions will explore the next frontier for industrial... Read More
DOE announced Denver as host city for next U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition in fall of 2017. During biennial event, student teams compete to design, build, and operate cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive solar-powered houses. Teams from across the country and around the world will be competing for $2 million in prize money. In the Solar Decathlon 2017, 16 teams... Read More
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Applications are being accepted for the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators. EPA, in partnership with White House Council on Environmental Quality, administers this award to honor, support, and encourage K-12 educators who incorporate environmental education in their classrooms and teaching methods. Up to 2 teachers from each of EPA's 10 regions, from different states,... Read More
Recipients of the 2016 Unsung Hero Awards include: Robert Diznoff, Christopher King, Jennifer Loraine, and Blaise Sheridan.Â Newly elected additions to Board of Directors include: Ervin Cash, Tom Lowery, Marc Ulrich, and Dr. Kandeh Yumkella.Â These energy efficiency trailblazers are collectively providing indispensable guidance for the energy efficiency industry, and deserve recognition for... Read More
Used for structured lighting in 3D machine vision, Pattern Blazer™ produces bright patterns atÂ extended working distances to enable use of 3D imaging in well-lit areas. Any LED wavelength can be equipped; single- or multi-wavelength configurations are made possible via use of chip-on-board LED die arrays. Operating up to 150 W, projector can produce 1.5 Mlux as atÂ 10 m working distance... Read More
According to new report by U.S. EPA, clean diesel grants aimed at cleaning up old diesel engines have greatly improved public health by cutting harmful pollution that causes premature deaths, asthma attacks, and missed school and workdays. Funding from Diesel Emission Reduction Act program has helped clean up approximately 335,200 tons of NOx and 14,700 tons of particulate matter. ItÂ has also... Read More
U.S. Department of Energy announced funding for American Indian and Alaska Native communities to deploy clean energy and energy efficiency projects. DOE plans to invest over $9 million in 16 facility- and community-scale energy projects in 24 tribal communities.Â As part of Obama Administration’s commitment to partner with Tribal Nations, these projects provide Indian Tribes and Alaska Native... Read More
U.S. EPA announced 8 experts – Michael M. Hurley,Â John Ridgway,Â Joshua Burman,Â Thomas Baker,Â Raymond Lewis,Â Raj Paul,Â Cynthia Walczak, Justin Wilson – joining Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Advisory Board. In addition to advising EPA on development and operation of electronic system for tracking hazardous waste shipments throughout USA, Board will propose actions for... Read More
Global Alliance for Energy Productivity announced Rachel Kyte, CEO and Special Representative of UN Secretary General for Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All), as Steering Committee chair. Previously, KyteÂ served as Vice President and Special Envoy on Climate Change at World Bank Group. Alliance President Kateri Callahan expressed confidence "that Rachel will be an invaluable asset" and said... Read More
Congressional leaders have adopted an accelerated schedule to consider and approve funding levels for the federal government in the next fiscal year. Alliance to Save Energy and supporters in U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate have responded with strong statements and actions in support for robust funding for energy efficiency programs at U.S. DOE and U.S. EPA. Alliance is advocating... Read More
Performing at 105 lm/W, HLR Series is available in output range of 8,000–17,000 lm to replace HID fixtures up to 400 W. Luminaires deliver crisp, bright white light with CRI of 5,000 K. ConstructedÂ with die cast aluminum housing and full module heat sink, fixtures are certified for use in indoor and outdoor hazardous areas, including those classified as Class I, Division 2 and Class II,... Read More
Designed for factory floor, WasteWizardÂ® features expandable modules to meet needs of diverse recycling applications and Siemens controls with programmable digital color display screen. Point-of-use system, compatible with water-based industrial fluids, uses process by which soluble waste contaminates are filtered out and collected whileÂ valuable components that can be reused are purified.... Read More
To better reflect the progress and groundbreaking innovations its members achieve in healing, fueling, and feeding the world, Biotechnology Industry Organization is changing its name to Biotechnology Innovation Organization and will continue to use the shortened, BIO name. Since its founding, BIO has united scientists, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and the public to advance breakthrough cures and... Read More
Developed for promoting dropwise condensation in condensers to enhance heat transfer efficiency, NANOMYTEÂ® SuperCN repels water and oils andÂ is optimized for adhesion to various substrates. Thickness of 2–5 microns createsÂ mechanically stable coating that cannot be easily removed by abrasion or harsh cleaners and chemicals. Liquid coating solution, composed of sustainable... Read More