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2014-07-24 23:09:59

Priority Energy and Streetscape Development executives and Skokie's Mayor Van Dusen celebrate the ground breaking at Floral Avenue; a new development of twenty homes engineered to have unsurpassed energy efficiency and comfort levels in accordance with the DOE's Builders Challenge performance requirements. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 On June 27, Robert Schildgen, CEO of Priority Energy, joined John McLinden, President of Streetscape Development and Skokie Mayor George Van...

2014-07-07 12:21:26

Team Completes First Major Phase of Project On Schedule, Under Budget RESTON, Va., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel-led Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) has assumed full responsibility for management and operation of the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the Pantex Plant near Amarillo, Texas, two, large facilities that perform missions vital to national security. This follows a successful four-month transition that began March 3, after the U.S....

2014-06-09 16:21:48

Veteran Nuclear Operations Manager to Lead Uranium Processing Facility Project RESTON, Va., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel announced today that Brian Reilly, a senior executive with 34 years of engineering, procurement, and construction experience, much of it in the nuclear power field, will become director of the Uranium Processing Facility project at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130124/SF47758LOGO Reilly,...

2014-06-05 16:22:05

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Southern Research Institute today announced that it has signed a jointly funded cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the DOE's new Concentrating Solar Power: Efficiently Leveraging Equilibrium Mechanisms for Engineering New Thermochemical Storage (CSP: ELEMENTS) funding program, part of the SunShot Initiative. CSP: ELEMENTS supports the development of high-temperature thermochemical energy...

2014-05-29 16:22:32

PLAINFIELD, Ind., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy is asking state utility regulators to approve a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficiency programs for its customers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO Current energy efficiency programs offered by Energizing Indiana will continue through Dec. 31, 2014. "Since the early 1990s, Duke Energy has offered its customers programs to save energy and save money," said Doug Esamann, Duke Energy state president -...

2014-05-12 12:23:04

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lend Lease (US) Public Partnerships (Lend Lease) was recently recognized by the Energy Department for its achievements in the Better Buildings Challenge and for reducing energy intensity by 16.2 percent across its entire building portfolio. The announcement was made at the first National Better Buildings Summit on May 8. Better Buildings Challenge Partners are demonstrating progress to achieve 20 percent energy savings in ten years, with...

2014-05-08 23:11:41

David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, joins NextEnergy's Board of Directors. Detroit, Mich. (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 NextEnergy thanks Chris Rizik, the Chief Executive Officer of the Renaissance Venture Capital Fund, for his eight years of service on the NextEnergy board of directors and welcomes its newest member, David Sandalow, the Inaugural Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University. “Chris’s...

2014-05-07 08:25:36

-- Combined output of 32 megawatts under long-term power purchase agreements RICHMOND, Va., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion (NYSE:D), one of the nation's largest energy providers, has acquired two stand-alone solar energy developments in southwest Tennessee. Commercial operation is slated for the fourth quarter of this year. The two projects are currently in late stage development by Strata Solar of Chapel Hill, N.C. All power and environmental attributes from both...

2014-04-17 16:22:44

US Dept of Energy hails new California energy storage consortium as a groundbreaking model for public-private partnerships SAN FRANCISCO, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A pioneering initiative designed to accelerate the development of the energy storage sector in California has signed its first corporate members - from international giants to emerging startups. CalCharge announced the enrollment of Duracell, Hitachi, Volkswagen, LG, Eaton, Enovix, EnerVault, Farasis Energy,...

2014-03-31 16:21:59

COLLEGE PARK, Md., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of four students from the Georgia Institute of Technology developing a new electrical power grid technology with an Internet-like control architecture won the third annual ACC Clean Energy Challenge and the Department of Energy's $100,000 grand prize, competition officials announce today. The Georgia Tech team presented their technology to a panel of expert judges from the clean energy community at the ACC Clean...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.