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2009-10-08 07:01:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu will officially open the 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon today. The opening ceremonies will begin with a welcome address to the twenty university-led teams from the United States, Canada, Germany, and Spain. The Secretary will then officially open the Solar Village, consisting of twenty solar-powered, high-efficiency homes built by the teams. The Solar Decathlon is a student...

2009-09-23 14:28:00

A National Energy Summit & International Dialogue Alert, September 23 - 24, 2009 WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Council on Competitiveness unveiled "Drive. Private Sector Demand for Sustainable Energy Solutions: A Comprehensive Roadmap to Achieve Energy Security, Sustainability and Competitiveness." It was also presented to U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu as part of the Council's National Energy Summit & International Dialogue. The report...

2009-09-21 05:00:00

A National Energy Summit & International Dialogue Alert September 23 - 24, 2009 WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Honorable Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy, will deliver a key speech on energy at the upcoming National Energy Summit & International Dialogue, September 23, in Washington D.C. Chu is the 12th U.S. Secretary of Energy and is charged with helping implement an ambitious agenda to invest in alternative and renewable energy and address the global...

2009-09-16 13:31:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- What: Dept. of Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu to keynote GridWeek 2009 Conference Dr. Chu to open conference plenary - Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 at 9:45 a.m. Where: Ronald Reagan Building - 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. Washington D.C. Conference Plenary will be held in the Atrium Ballroom Info: Dr. Chu...

2009-08-03 05:00:00

PHOENIX, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- With the launch of the Emerald Cities Project May 2009, Nations Technology Trust Ltd. has initiated a green initiative aimed at Global Warming by introducing cool pavement products to mitigate the Urban Heat Island Effect of the cities. In July 2009, Nations Technology Trust Ltd. signed an Agreement to represent and market a Polymer Composite Micro-Overlay (PCMO E-Krete) developed by Polycon for introduction into global markets. (Photo:...

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2009-07-16 13:05:00

Steven Chu, U.S. Energy Secretary, said on Thursday that he was "optimistic" about the upcoming climate talks in Copenhagen after meeting with Chinese officials over the thorny issue of cutting carbon emissions. Chu said, on his second day of visiting there, that Beijing recognized the need to improve its energy efficiency and understood the seriousness of climate change. "I am optimistic about what is going to be happening in Copenhagen," Chu told reporters, after meeting Chinese Premier...

2009-07-01 13:18:27

U.S. Energy Department Secretary Steven Chu says two power plants will receive $408 million to use advanced technologies to cut carbon dioxide emissions. The Basin Electric Power Cooperative will receive $100 million for an existing power plant in Beulah, N.D., and Hydrogen Energy International LLC will receive $308 million for a new facility in Kern County, Calif. The funding for both projects will come from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Today's announcement represents a major...

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2009-06-30 12:09:41

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu says the United States and Canada, by working together, can spark an economic recovery benefiting both nations. Chu made the statement during opening remarks Monday at the first U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue Roundtable at the Department of Energy in Washington. The meeting was arranged for leaders from private industry to meet with U.S. and Canadian energy officials to obtain industry input on goals and activities. By working together to develop clean...

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2009-06-25 16:04:23

Energy Secretary Steven Chu says the Department of Energy is soliciting applications for $3.9 billion in grants to modernize the U.S. electric grid. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, Chu said, will allow for greater integration of renewable energy sources while increasing the reliability, efficiency and security of the nation's transmission and distribution system. These investments will be used to develop a smart, strong and secure electrical grid that will help integrate...

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2009-06-25 11:28:10

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu says his department will fund more than $154 million in state energy projects. Chu said the money, provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will support energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in California, Missouri, New Hampshire and North Carolina. The projects prioritize energy savings, create or retain jobs, increase the use of renewable energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This funding will provide an important boost for...


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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