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2010-04-29 10:00:00

BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of a company commitment to be supplied 100 percent by renewable energy, Sam's Club is the first retailer in the U.S. to install a significant number of micro wind turbines mounted on parking lot light poles to support the energy needs of its Palmdale, Calif., location. Construction is complete, and the 17 units are fully operational as of today. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100429/DA95796) "Walmart and...

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2010-04-29 06:40:00

UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon said Wednesday that both rich and poor nations need a "clean energy revolution" in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions affecting global warming. "We cannot achieve the Millennium Development Goals without providing access to affordable modern energy," he said as he opened a one-day conference on energy. He said that 1.6 billion people worldwide do not have access to electricity, while 2 to 3 billion still rely on traditional energy sources such as firewood. Access...

2010-04-19 08:00:00

MILWAUKEE, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Those looking for signs that the U.S. economy is rebounding can find encouragement in the fourth annual Energy Efficiency Indicator released today by Johnson Controls, Inc., the global leader in delivering products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings. A survey of more than 1,400 North American executives and managers responsible for making investments and managing energy in commercial buildings found that planned...

2010-04-01 09:58:00

WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- "There is no magic bullet and no great breakthrough, or even a few great breakthroughs, on the horizon that will lead the U.S. to energy independence and reduce our use of fossil fuels," said Gary Dirks, director of LightWorks at Arizona State University. Dirks was speaking at the "New energy forum: Can we achieve energy independence in our lifetime?" held April 1 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The forum included key leaders discussing...

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2010-03-29 14:33:30

After an extensive period of testing, researchers have launched an Internet portal to showcase the real-time measurement and visualization of energy use on the University of California, San Diego campus. The UC San Diego Energy Dashboard (http://energy.ucsd.edu/) allows users to see up-to-the-second information on a structure-by-structure basis for 60 of the largest buildings on the La Jolla campus. The data is provided by UC San Diego Physical Plant Services from over 200 energy meters...

2010-02-18 09:23:00

VANCOUVER, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- For the more than 2,500 athletes representing 82 countries at the XXI Olympic Winter Games - gold, silver and bronze (medals) are their most sought after colors. But for the host organizing committee, it's "green" that matters most. Among the many green and sustainable initiatives at these Olympics is BC Hydro's Venue Energy Tracker project, which is measuring energy consumption at venues and facilities in real-time for the first time in Olympic history....

2010-02-16 06:50:00

BOSTON, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A Founding Principal of GEI Consultants, Inc. asserts that as many as forty nuclear power plants will need to be constructed by 2035 to help support a one percent annual increase in U.S. electrical power demand. According to Daniel LaGatta, Ph.D., a one percent annual growth rate for electrical power demand would increase U.S. generation requirements by approximately 303,000 Mw in 2035. A host of electrical power sources - including wind, solar, clean fossil...

2010-01-15 18:03:59

Fraunhofer scientists are developing programs that help show at a glance how much energy devices are consuming. At the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the researchers will be showing how a cell phone can help save energy (Hall 2, Stand E41). Everyone wants to save energy, but there are few individuals who can tell you exactly how much energy the devices in their homes consume. For example, which consumes more power "“ the dishwasher or the television? To answer such questions...

2010-01-13 07:00:00

Industrial Leader "Greens" Energy Portfolio, Procures Electricity via Online Auctions STERLING HEIGHTS, MI and WORCESTER, MA, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - World Energy Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: XWES; TSX: XWE), an operator of online exchanges for energy and green commodities, today announced General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), a subsidiary of General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD), successfully procured electricity and green power for its division headquarters over the World Energy...

2010-01-13 03:00:00

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- World Energy Research (WER) of New Zealand has secured a renowned German company to build hydroelectric turbines in Guatemala. By 2020 the world energy demand will have risen by 50%. Knowing that only 22% of the world's prospective hydropower is being utilized, WER unites with Wasserkraft Volk AG and Energia Total to catalyze and conserve this potential. Wasserkraft Volk AG (WKV) of Gutach, Germany has been commissioned to build three of 13...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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