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2013-05-23 12:22:21

Ag industry comes together to create common set of data standards and protocols WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AgGateway and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) are co-sponsoring the launch of a cross-industry collaboration project that will help growers better manage water and energy use by integrating weather, soil moisture, soil type, crop and other relevant data coming from a wide range of hardware and software programs. The Precision Agriculture Irrigation...

2013-05-13 12:25:11

MADISON, Wis., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to an independent report released last week, Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities' statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, significantly increased energy savings in 2012, up 17 percent from the previous year. The 2012 study, conducted by The Cadmus Group, Inc., an independent evaluator, analyzed the program's performance and its benefits and costs for the state of Wisconsin. (Logo:...

2013-04-29 08:23:23

New Call for Proposals issued by BIRD Energy, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Israel Ministry of Energy and Water Resources TEL AVIV, Israel, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The current call for proposals announced by BIRD Energy [http://www.birdf.com/?CategoryID=425 ] is in its fifth funding cycle for U.S.-Israel joint Project Proposals with a focus on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. To be considered, a project proposal must include...

2013-04-22 12:24:46

Runner-Up Clemson Wins $5,000 in DOE Competition COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bioadhesive Alliance Inc., a team from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University developing a bio-based adhesive for potential use as a substitute to petroleum-based asphalt binder, won the second annual ACC Clean Energy Challenge and the Department of Energy's $100,000 grand prize, competition officials announce today. The North Carolina A&T State...

2013-04-17 16:21:16

MADISON, Wis., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities' statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, announced today that its New Homes Program certified 1,625 new energy efficient homes in 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130110/CG40562LOGO) "The success of Focus on Energy's New Homes Program can be attributed to the exceptional skills and professionalism of the participating home builders and building consultants,"...

2013-04-05 12:22:10

COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge, a business plan competition supported by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) encouraging students from universities in the southeastern United States to develop business plans for new clean energy companies, today announces its Elite Eight Plus Two, eight winners from ACC schools and two winners from the at-large non-ACC pool of entrants....

2013-03-27 16:23:57

Program Helps Participants Save Money and Protects the Environment FRANKLIN, Wis., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin residents who recycle their old, inefficient refrigerators and freezers in 2013 will receive $50 from Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities' statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy. The previous incentive was $30. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130110/CG40562LOGO) In addition to the $50 incentive, program participation can...

2013-03-26 12:24:08

PIPESTONE, Minn., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Juhl Wind, Inc. (OTCQB: JUHL), a leader in Clean Energy Solutions and Community Wind Power, today announced that it recently completed a name change to Juhl Energy, Inc. to more effectively communicate the Company's diversification steps taken over the past couple of years. In conjunction with the renaming, Juhl has also launched their new web site which can be found at www.juhlenergy.com and visitors to the Company's previous home page,...

2013-03-19 16:21:29

Program recognized for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency MADISON, Wis., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities' statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, has won the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence Award. An ENERGY STAR partner since 2001, Focus on Energy will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 26, 2013....

2013-02-20 12:22:53

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities' statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, today announced that in 2012 it achieved the most energy savings and customer participation since the program began more than decade ago. 2012 was also one of the most cost-effective years in the program's history. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130110/CG40562LOGO) "The modifications and program expansions we made in 2012 have...