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US Department of Energy Promotes Special Earth Week Feature on Energy.gov - 0 views

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    During Earth Week, visitors to the U.S. Department of Energy website -- Energy.gov -- will be immediately directed to a special web feature giving them key Energy saving tips and user-friendly information about the critical emerging technologies and initiatives underway to move the nation toward a clean Energy economy. The webpage is intended to help people enjoy a more green lifestyle by making simple adjustments. It details steps consumers can take to make informed Energy decisions, save money on monthly bills, become more Energy efficient, and protect the environment. These money saving tips include monitoring Energy usage in homes, purchasing fuel efficient hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars, insulating homes, using Lighting Emitting Diodes (LED) and Compact Florescent Light (CFL) bulbs and using power strips to fully shut off multiple appliances and electronics at once when not in use. "Earth Week is a fitting time for all of us to reevaluate our personal Energy habits," Secretary Chu said. "By taking simple steps to reduce our Energy use, all Americans can strike a blow for Energy independence, while saving money on Energy bills and moving America toward a clean Energy future."
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Peak Energy: Energy 101: Where Does Our Power Come From ? - 0 views

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    Inhabitat is doing a "Energy 101" series to explain why smart grids are necessary - Energy 101: Where Does Our Power Come From ?. Today we're excited to announce the launch of our new Energy 101 series,. in which we'll be exploring the future-forward technologies that stand to upgrade our grids, reduce our Energy footprint, and slow the speed of global warming. Unless you have been living in a cave for the past few years, you've probably heard terms like "Energy conservation", "off-grid Energy", and "smart grid" tossed around. But before getting into the nitty-gritty of transitioning to renewable Energy, we should stop and examine where exactly our power comes from now. Unless you derive all your power from on-site renewable Energy sources like solar panels or wind turbines, chances are that you're connected to the power grid, a vast network that delivers electricity from suppliers to consumers. Right now, most Energy on the grid comes from generating plants. These plants still usually get power from traditional sources like coal, nuclear, and hydroelectric dams. But as concerns over carbon emissions, safety, and long term sustainability of these sources grow, electrical utilities have begun to switch over to renewable Energy sources.
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Department of Energy - DOE Awards Sixteen Contracts for up to $80 Billion in Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Water Conservation Projects at Federal Facilities - 0 views

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    Today the Department of Energy (DOE) announced the award of 16 new Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) that could result in up to $80 billion in Energy efficiency, renewable Energy, and water conservation projects at federally-owned buildings and facilities. ESPCs help to meet the federal government's Energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable Energy goals. The federal government is the largest single user of Energy in the United States and these awards demonstrate a commitment to sound government stewardship by recognizing efforts to save Energy, reduce federal Energy costs, cut greenhouse gas emissions, bring more cutting-edge technologies to use, strengthen national security, and create a stronger economy.
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Department of Energy - Administration Announces Nearly $8 Billion in Weatherization Funding and Energy Efficiency Grants - 0 views

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    Will support energy efficiency efforts nationwide that will create 87,000 jobs and cut energy bills for families Washington DC -- Vice President Joe Biden and energy Secretary Chu today detailed an investment of nearly $8 billion in state and local weatherization and energy efficiency efforts as part of the President's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. With an investment of about $5 billion through the Weatherization Assistance Program and about $3 billion for the State energy Program, the Department of energy will partner with state and local governments to put 87,000 Americans to work and save families hundreds of dollars per year on their energy bills. To jump-start job creation and weatherization work, the Department of energy is releasing the first installment of the funding - about $780 million -- in the next few days. The Department will release additional funding over time as states demonstrate that they are using the funding effectively and responsibly to create jobs and cut energy use.
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DSIRE: Incentives by State: Incentives in Pennsylvania - 0 views

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    All Incentives for this State DSIRE Home Pennsylvania Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency See Federal Incentives See All Summaries See Homeowner Incentive Summaries Only Financial Incentives Local Grant Program * Metropolitan Edison Company SEF Grants (FirstEnergy Territory) * Penelec SEF of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies Grant Program (FirstEnergy Territory) * Sustainable Development Fund Grant Program (PECO Territory) * West Penn Power SEF Grant Program Local Loan Program * Metropolitan Edison Company SEF Loans (FirstEnergy Territory) * Penelec SEF of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies Loan Program (FirstEnergy Territory) * SEF of Central Eastern Pennsylvania Loan Program (PP&L Territory) * Sustainable Development Fund Commercial Financing Program (PECO Territory) * West Penn Power SEF Commercial Loan Program Property Tax Assessment * Wind-Energy System Exemption State Grant Program * High Performance Green Schools Planning Grants * Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) - Grants * Pennsylvania Energy Harvest Grant Program State Loan Program * Keystone Home Energy Loan Program * Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) - Loans and Loan Guarantees * Small Business Pollution Prevention Assistance Account Loan Program Utility Loan Program * Adams Electric Cooperative - Energy Resource Conservation (ERC) and Supplemental Loan Program Alternative Fuel and Vehicle Incentives * U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center Rules, Regulations & Policies Building Energy Code * Pennsylvania Building Energy Codes Generation Disclosure * Fuel Mix Disclosure Green Power Purchasing/Aggregation * Montgomery County - Wind Power Purchasing * Pennsylvania - Green Power Purchasi
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Department of Energy - DOE Selects 53 New Projects Focused on Wind Energy for up to $8.5 Million - 0 views

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu today announced selection of 53 new wind Energy projects for up to $8.5 million in total DOE funding. These projects will help begin to address market and deployment challenges identified in DOE's 2008 report: "20% Wind Energy by 2030." Increasing wind Energy generation will be a critical factor in achieving the Obama Administration's goals for clean Energy, while also supporting new green jobs. Secretary Chu made the announcement by video at the WindPower 2009 Conference in Chicago this week. "Wind Energy is one of our most promising renewable Energy sources," said Secretary Chu. That's why I'm pleased to make this announcement today. By continuing to make investments in renewable Energy we can cut our dependence on foreign oil and invest in a clean Energy agenda that creates jobs and puts money back into the pockets of consumers."
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Peak Energy: Will the Children of Today Be Living in a World Powered by Renewable Energy by 2050? - 0 views

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    REW has an article on making the switch to a clean energy world - Will the Children of Today Be Living in a World Powered by Renewable energy by 2050?. The world needs a one-off switch-over to renewable energy -- and this could be largely accomplished in just forty years time, slashing energy costs and greenhouse gases while allowing healthy economic growth, experts say. By 2050, 80 percent of the world's electricity could be coming from renewable energy sources provided efforts are made, in parallel, to improve energy efficiency, according to a study by the German Aerospace Center (DLR). That means, the children of today might well grow up to experience a world where the energy they use comes almost entirely from the sun, wind, sea and biomass. By 2090, the shift to renewable energy around the world could be almost 99 percent completed reducing pressure on the environment and laying the foundations for a new era of prosperity based on green energy.
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AEP Doubles Renewable Energy Goal to 2,000 MW - Renewable Energy World - 1 views

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    American Electric Power (AEP) is doubling its goal of adding 1,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy to 2,000 MW by the end of 2011. This would bring the company's total renewable energy portfolio to more than 2,600 MW by the end of 2011. AEP has added 903 MW of wind generation since 2007, when the company committed to its original goal of adding 1,000 MW. AEP also set a new energy efficiency goal in 2009 to reduce consumption by 2.25 million megawatt-hours by the end of 2012. "Continuing to diversify our fuel mix with more renewable resources will allow us to meet our customers' energy needs and reduce our carbon footprint," said Michael Morris, AEP's chairman, president and CEO. "We can support development of a lower-carbon energy future through a combination of increasing renewable energy; driving the development of a new, interstate extra-high voltage transmission system to bring that renewable energy to market; promoting energy efficiency; and further developing advanced coal technologies such as carbon capture and storage."
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Department of Energy - DOE Announces Investment of up to $84 Million in Geothermal Energy - 1 views

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    U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the release of two Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for up to $84 million to support the development of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS). Geothermal Energy technologies use Energy from the earth to heat buildings and generate electricity. Enhanced Geothermal Systems offer the potential to extend geothermal resources to larger areas of the western United States, as well as into new geographic areas of the entire country. These projects will help support the Administration's efforts to invest in clean Energy technologies, create millions of new jobs, end our addiction to foreign oil, and address climate change. "President Obama has laid out an ambitious agenda to put millions of people to work by investing in clean Energy technology like geothermal Energy," said Secretary Chu. "The Administration is committed to funding important research like this to transform the way we use and produce Energy and reduce our dangerous dependence on foreign oil."
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Passive Solar Energy - 0 views

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    Solar energy can be utilized in various ways - to provide electricity, mechanical power, heat and lighting. Passive solar heating and cooling can save substantial electricity bills. Design of a building is very important for tapping passive solar energy. The building and windows are designed in such a way that they carefully balance their energy requirements without additional mechanical equipment. Solar benefits are utilized through windows and pumps, and fans are used minimally. Passive solar energy utilizes building constituents such as walls, floors, roofs, windows, exterior building elements and landscaping to control heat generated by sun. Solar heating designs try to trap and store thermal energy from sunlight directly. Passive cooling minimizes the effects of solar radiation through shading or generating air flows with convection ventilation.
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Green Transmission Superhighway Needed for Renewable Energy to Reach Full Potential - Renewable Energy World - 0 views

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    The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) have released a white paper titled "Green Power Superhighways: Building a Path to America's Clean Energy Future," detailing current inadequacies of the U.S. electric transmission infrastructure and offering policy solutions to address them. Inadequate transmission capacity is a significant barrier to renewable Energy development in the U.S. The release of the paper comes at a critical time. President Obama and Congress have made strong commitments to renewable Energy as a driver for jobs creation and economic growth, but the nation's renewable Energy resources can not reach their full potential without renewed investment in the country's transmission infrastructure.
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The Cost of Energy » Blog Archive » Document alert: Annual Energy Review 2009 - 0 views

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    The US Department of Energy has released the latest edition of their Annual Energy Review (from the Executive Summary): The projections in AEO2009 look beyond current economic and financial woes and focus on factors that drive U.S. Energy markets in the longer term. Key issues highlighted in the AEO2009 include higher but uncertain world oil prices, growing concern about greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and its impacts on Energy investment decisions, the increasing use of renewable fuels, the increasing production of unconventional natural gas, the shift in the transportation fleet to more efficient vehicles, and improved efficiency in end-use appliances. Using a reference case and a broad range of sensitivity cases, AEO2009 illustrates these key Energy market trends and explores important areas of uncertainty in the U.S. Energy economy. The AEO2009 cases, which were developed before enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA2009) in February 2009, reflect laws and policies in effect as of November 2008.
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Department of Energy - Obama Administration Announces $3.2 Billion in Funding for Local Energy Efficiency Improvements - 0 views

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    Vice President Joe Biden and Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced plans to invest $3.2 billion in Energy efficiency and conservation projects in U.S. cities, counties, states, territories, and Native American tribes. The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program, funded by President Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will provide formula grants for projects that reduce total Energy use and fossil fuel emissions, and improve Energy efficiency nationwide. "These investments will save taxpayer dollars and create jobs in communities around the country," said Vice President Biden. "Local leaders will have the flexibility in how they put these resources to work - but we will hold them accountable for making the investments quickly and wisely to spur the local economy and cut Energy use."
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Department of Energy - Secretary Chu Announces $256 Million Investment to Improve the Energy Efficiency of the American Economy - 0 views

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    Energy Intensive Sectors, IT Industry to Receive Recovery Act Funds WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced plans to provide $256 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support Energy efficiency improvements in major industrial sectors across the American economy. The funding is targeted at reducing the Energy consumption of America's manufacturing and information technology (IT) industries, while creating jobs and stimulating economic growth. These programs will help create manufacturing jobs quickly, along with jobs for technicians and experts who will be needed in the long-term to maintain and operate the new equipment. "Supporting the development of the latest industrial technologies plays an important role in helping U.S. industry to lead the world in Energy efficiency and productivity," said Secretary Chu. "Working together with American manufacturing and IT industries, we will be able to create new jobs, reduce industrial Energy use and limit damaging greenhouse gas emissions."
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Department of Energy - DOE to Pursue Zero-Net Energy Commercial Buildings - 0 views

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency David Rodgers today announced the launch of DOE's Zero-Net Energy Commercial Building Initiative (CBI) with establishment of the National Laboratory Collaborative on Building Technologies Collaborative (NLCBT). These two efforts both focus on DOE's ongoing efforts to develop marketable Zero-Net Energy Commercial Buildings, buildings that use cutting-edge efficiency technologies and on-site renewable Energy generation to offset their Energy use from the electricity grid by 2025.
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Whiskey and Gunpowder Geothermal Energy Report - 0 views

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    Geothermal Energy We have found the company that is ready to lead the way on this exciting new Energy technology. The company is one of the world's leading vertically integrated companies in the field of geothermal Energy. Geothermal Energy is one of the cleanest, most abundant sources of Energy on the planet and now is the time to know as much as possible about this great new investment. This companies technologies and its subsidiaries engage in the geothermal and recovered Energy power business. Before we get into the details of this business, lets take a closer look at what geothermal Energy really is.
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SunEdison Activates 1.2-MW Solar PV System - Renewable Energy World - 0 views

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    SunEdison has activated a 1.2-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) energy system for Progress energy Carolinas. Sited on 10 acres of land at Progress energy's Sutton Plant near Wilmington, the 1.2-MW ground mount system is the largest in North Carolina. SunEdison financed, built, and operates the PV solar energy system. Progress energy purchases electricity from SunEdison under a 20-year solar energy purchase agreement. Progress energy also purchases renewable energy credits from SunEdison.
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The Cost of Energy » Document alert: Global Wind Energy Outlook 2008 - 0 views

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    New Study: 10 billion tonne saving in CO2 possible with wind energy by 2020: Wind power is key technology to prevent dangerous climate change. Wind power could produce 12% of the world's energy needs and save 10 billion tones of CO2 within 12 years, according to a new report published today. The 'Global Wind energy Outlook 2008', published by the Global Wind energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International, looks at the global potential of wind power up to 2050 and found that it could play a key part in achieving a decline in emissions by 2020, which the IPCC indicates is necessary to avoid the worst consequences of climate change.7By 2020, wind power could save as much as 1.5 billion tonnes of CO2 every year, which would add up to over 10 billion tonnes in this timeframe. The report also explains how wind energy can provide up to 30% of the world's electricity by the middle of the century.
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Solar Energy Plant Coming to Philadelphia - 0 views

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    A company called Green Energy Capital Partners based in Philadelphia is planning to build what they term as the second largest solar Energy plant in the nation, in the Carbon County. The $60 million, 100-megawatt solar Energy plant will be built on 100 acres of land near the Green Acres Industrial Park in Nesquehoning. The solar Energy plant is predicted to contain 40,000 solar panels on rotating mounts.
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