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2012-02-01 08:13:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Adura® Technologies, a leading provider of wireless lighting controls and energy management systems, joins the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) in promoting commercial energy savings by taking part in SMUD's Advanced Lighting Controls (ALC) Incentive Program. The program is designed to encourage businesses in the Sacramento area to adopt lighting controls and recognize the 50 to 70 percent energy savings possible by...

2012-01-30 08:00:00

Brookhaven National Laboratory completes Phase I of a major renovation to science laboratories in an effort to modernize their existing research facilities, including materials science and fuel testing laboratories. Upton, NY (PRWEB) January 30, 2012 Brookhaven National Laboratory has concluded the first phase of an ongoing effort to modernize their existing research facilities, including materials science and fuel testing laboratories, with the completion of renovations to Buildings 480...

2012-01-20 14:27:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority has started the New Year with the addition of 535 megawatts of renewable power from four wind farms in Kansas, Illinois and Iowa. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) New renewable wind power sources that began delivery in January to the TVA power grid are: 201 megawatts from ENEL Green Power's Caney River wind farm in Elk County, Kan. 150 megawatts from NextEra Energy...

2012-01-17 15:20:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority completed a lease-purchase transaction on Tuesday that provides $1 billion in financing to support TVA's vision of national leadership in low-cost, cleaner energy by 2020. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) TVA will lease the John Sevier Combined Cycle Plant in Rogersville, Tenn., to John Sevier Combined Cycle Generation LLC, a limited liability company, for which it...

2012-01-12 15:15:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The CTSI Utility Technology Challenge, an innovative program matching energy solutions to utilities and their partners, is accepting applications until January 31, 2012. Launched in 2010 in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, the CTSI Utility Technology Challenge is now in its third year of identifying and providing global visibility to promising utility-focused energy technologies. This year, CTSI and its partner, Fraunhofer...

2012-01-11 08:55:00

BUTTE, Mont., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) and the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) have agreed to explore collaboration on the Mountain States Transmission Intertie (MSTI) project. The line would allow the transfer of renewable and other energy sources from Montana, Idaho and other regional markets, and could allow BPA to serve customers in Idaho, western Wyoming and Montana and provide other operational benefits. "We look forward to working...

2012-01-10 08:52:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Horne Engineering Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Horne International, Inc. (OTCBB: HNIN.ob - News), today announced that the team of Horne Engineering Services, PGAL, Inc., SMARTBIM and Treasury Advisory Services have entered into an agreement with ERIS Technologies, LLC to provide Energy Efficiency Services to NRF Healthcare's portfolio of Health Care facilities. The team offers an integrated capability to enable facilities managers to...

2011-12-29 06:40:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement has been made by the NASCSP: Senator Tom Coburn's 2011 "Wastebook" is misleading and factually inaccurate in its assertion that the low-income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) "lets taxpayer funds slip through the cracks." WAP has been a resounding success. The Recovery Act WAP only further proved this by improving the homes and lives of over 600,000 low-income families, exceeding the goals of President Obama's...

2011-12-21 13:25:00

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bill McCollum, chief operating officer of the Tennessee Valley Authority, on Wednesday announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) McCollum came to TVA in 2007 and has responsibility for all of TVA's power generation and transmission operations. "We have taken the appropriate steps to invest in remixing the generation portfolio and improving the operational...

2011-12-20 11:20:00

MILWAUKEE and FORT BLISS, Texas, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls, the global leader in delivering solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings, and the U.S. Army today announced a federal contract for a solar energy installation and other energy efficiency improvements at Fort Bliss. The nearly $16 million project, executed through the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Ala., is expected to save the post $39 million in...