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2012-06-14 18:20:10

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Public and private sector leaders at the 23rd annual Energy Efficiency Forum outlined legislation, policies and business strategies aimed at reducing energy use and operating costs in buildings. Buildings account for 40 percent of global energy use, according to the Department of Energy. The event was co-sponsored by Johnson Controls, a global leader in delivering solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings, and the United States Energy...

2012-06-01 10:21:40

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the Department of Energy (DOE) failed to justify continued payments by consumers of electricity from nuclear power plants into the Nuclear Waste Fund. Consumers since 1982 have paid more than $30 billion into the fund. The court ordered DOE to conduct a complete reassessment of this fee within six months. While the court did not order DOE to suspend the fee payments,...

2012-05-30 02:22:14

BERKELEY, Calif., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Presidents Bush and Obama both supported wind power development by publicly referencing a Department of Energy (DOE) study that contains serious flaws, according to a new environmental book by UC Berkeley visiting scholar Ozzie Zehner. GREEN ILLUSIONS (University of Nebraska Press, June 2012) draws upon previously unpublished interviews with the DOE. According to Green Illusions, the DOE report renders a picture of wind energy that is up to six...

2012-05-23 10:23:07

A closer look at new documents shows Department of Energy significantly underestimated controversial Vogtle Nuclear Plant's risk of default ATLANTA, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Late last week Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) successfully negotiated the release of hundreds of pages of secret nuclear loan guarantee documents to settle Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation spanning nearly two years. These documents reveal that one of the nation's largest...

2012-05-18 06:21:47

PITTSBURGH, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today applauded an agreement between the Department of Energy (DOE), Energy Northwest, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and U.S. Enrichment Corporation, Inc. (USEC) to keep the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, which was slated for closure at the end of this month, open for an additional year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) Under the...

2012-05-17 10:21:49

PITTSBURGH, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company and the Missouri Electric Alliance led by Ameren Missouri today announced the formation of a utility participation group called the NexStart SMR Alliance. The Alliance is a consortium of current and prospective nuclear plant owners and operators and includes cooperative, municipal and investor-owned electric service providers, as well as public enterprises to advance energy security. Alliance members signed a Memorandum...

2012-05-16 06:22:54

WEST HARTFORD, Conn., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Legrand® announced a more than 20 percent reduction in energy intensity as the result of its first year as part of a Department of Energy (DOE) program to promote energy efficiency, realize energy and cost savings and spur job creation for communities across the United States. In its role as one of the world's largest manufacturers of electrical and data networking products for residential, commercial and industrial buildings,...

2012-05-15 02:24:39

DALLAS, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ATERAS, a leading provider of solutions for legacy migration and modernization, announced today the successful implementation of a Natural Re-Host project for the Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Operations Office (SR). DOE-SR* required a highly-capable, cost-effective solution to rehost their Natural Adabas systems on a Windows Server based platform. The answer was to use the Application Transparency Platform (ATP) from ATERAS. (Logo:...

2012-05-14 10:22:18

PITTSBURGH, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A bill set to come before the U.S. House would gut health and safety standards at Department of Energy (DOE) weapons sites and put workers at DOE facilities, and residents of neighboring communities, at greater risk of exposure to hazardous materials and radiation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO ) United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard raised those concerns in a letter sent to Rep....

2012-05-02 06:21:36

Runner-Up Maryland Wins $15,000 in DOE Competition COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mesdi Systems Inc., a company founded by a team of six students from the University of Central Florida (UCF) developing precision electrospray modules to accelerate and improve the production of lithium-ion battery components, won the first annual ACC Clean Energy Challenge and the Department of Energy's $100,000 grand prize, competition officials announce today. The UCF Mesdi...