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2014-06-03 23:01:16

Foundation, with other partners, will help catalyze $1 billion of new investment in off-grid and small-scale energy solutions. ADDIS ABABA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The United Nations Foundation, along with 26 other founding partners, joins ‘Beyond the Grid’, an innovative program for decentralized energy under President Barack Obama’s Power Africa initiative, launched today in Addis Ababa by U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. Over five years, the UN Foundation’s Energy Access...

2014-06-03 12:27:29

Phase III of TCEC-led study finds adoption of expanded energy efficiency and demand response programs could reduce 40 to 50 percent of projected peak demand growth across the system AUSTIN, Texas, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Natural gas and renewable energy will continue to dominate the Texas electric supply additions over the next 20 years, while adoption of expanded energy efficiency and demand response programs could reduce 40 to 50 percent of projected peak demand growth...

2014-06-03 12:26:33

Five-year Lease Deal Clears Way for Turbine Testing off Florida's Southeast Coast BOCA RATON, Fla., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Florida Atlantic University's Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) will soon install the world's first offshore test berth for small-scale ocean current turbines thanks to a recently signed five-year lease agreement between FAU and the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management...

2014-06-03 12:25:53

LONDON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:The Energy Storage Technologies (EST) Market 2013-2023http://www.reportbuyer.com/energy_utilities/electricity/transmission/energy_storage_technologies_est_market.htmlReport DetailsEnergy storage technologies (EST) are becoming increasingly important for improving the efficiency of electricity grid systems. With an ever larger share of power generation coming from intermittent renewable...

2014-06-02 23:03:12

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed new regulations under the Clean Air Act to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants, the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the United States, by 30 percent by 2030. After that announcement was made, Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), released the following statement: WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 As...

2014-06-02 23:01:19

The Obama administration today mandated a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions at power plants by 2030. The 645-page rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can be made final next year after a period of public comment. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 The Obama administration today mandated a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions at power plants by 2030. The 645-page rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can be made final next year after a...

2014-06-02 16:21:54

LONDON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Thermal Power in Germany, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2014 - Capacity, Generation, Power Plants, Regulations and Company Profiles http://www.reportbuyer.com/energy_utilities/electricity/thermal_power_germany_market_outlook_2025_2013_update_capacity_generation_power_plants_regulations_company_profiles.htmlThermal Power in Germany, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2014 - Capacity, Generation,...

2014-06-02 12:23:54

NEW YORK, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC QB/BB: BNET) announced today that its livestock waste treatment technology (at the Kreider Farms dairy) has been reviewed and qualified by US Department of Agriculture/Rural Development under their Technical Assessment review process. The USDA Technical Assessment program is the most rigorous of all renewable energy project grant/subsidy review programs overseen by USDA; it requires the inclusion of operating...

2014-06-02 12:23:52

HARTFORD, Conn., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Technologies Building & Industrial Systems chief sustainability officer John Mandyck today offered the following comment regarding the Obama administration's proposed carbon emission regulation: "The administration's plan to reduce carbon emissions recognizes the critical role of energy efficiency. By improving the energy efficiency of our homes and buildings, we lower consumer energy costs and carbon emissions together....

2014-06-02 12:23:21

75-megawatt Pheasant Run II Wind Park to be renamed DETROIT, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) has exercised its option to purchase one of the two Pheasant Run wind parks from a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC. The 75-megawatt (MW) Pheasant Run II wind park in the Thumb area's Huron County will be renamed the Brookfield Wind Park as a result of the purchase. Operating since earlier this year, it will shut down for one to two weeks to accomplish the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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