Obama Calls for Green Jobs

More than 7.2 million jobs have been lost in the U.S. since the start of the recession, and President Obama sees home retrofits for boosting energy efficiency and the expansion of highly competitive stimulus programs for green energy projects as two of the keys for turning that trend around. Today's speech comes on the heels of reports that the White House has been considering a 2-year, $23 billion program to encourage homeowners to undertake weatherization projects such as adding air sealing, insulation and energy-saving lightbulbs — dubbed the "cash for caulkers" program — widely cheered, unsurprisingly, by the home energy retrofit industry. Overall, the U.S. home energy retrofit market is poised to grow about 15 percent per year to $35 billion by 2013, up from $20.7 billion last year, according to a recent report from SBI Energy.

City of Abilene, Texas, Launches Second Energy Conservation Project

Abilene, Texas, is implementing $1 million in energy efficiency upgrades to city buildings. The project is paid for with Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grants and includes the city's first solar power installation. Schneider Electric will complete the work as a performance contract.

Meteorological Instruments Range Due for Expansion in 2010

The extensive range of meteorological instruments designed and manufactured by Gill Instruments, UK, is due to be expanded further during 2010, with a number of new products on the horizon.

WASTE TREATMENT AND CLIMATE PROTECTION

Conference EBW UK in London shows how to turn a liability into a resource - Novelty bio-coal from waste

Industry Leaders Address Refrigerant Changes

Julius Banks of the EPA, Nick Strickland of DuPont, David Boyd of Appion, and Dana Shanower of the United Association will clarify the confusion about the Clean Air Act as it relates to refrigerants.

Lunera Lighting Expands Sales Representative Network

Company to Provide Comprehensive Regional Sales and Customer Support

Pure energies and SMA America Sign 17 Megawatt Supply Agreement for Ontario Solar Market

Pure energies, an Ontario-based turnkey solar electricity facilitator with a unique market channel for residential solar systems has announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SMA America, LLC outlining the supply of 17 MW of solar inverters in 2010.

Rapid Development Seen in Photovoltaic Installation Worldwide

With growing concerns over depletion of conventional energy sources coupled with increase in CO2 emission, PV installations is set to take off worldwide in near future.

Excellent being in hot water.

WA SEA welcomes the launch of the Geothermal Centre of Excellence (WAGCOE), a partnership between The University of Western Australia, Curtin University of Technology and CSIRO, by Mines and Petroleum Minister, The Hon Norman Moore.

Who pays for the cost of climate inaction?

The political game playing around Australia's proposed emissions trading system continues to overshadow the reason for action on climate change says Prof. Ray Wills, CEO of WA Sustainable Energy Association Inc. (WA SEA), and Adjunct Professor with The University of Western Australia.

Western Austalian proponents to line up for solar flagships.

Western Australian energy retailer Synergy's call for expressions of interest in large scale solar generation on the back of the Federal Governments Solar Flagships program is a welcome opportunity for renewable energy generation in Western Australia says the WA Sustainable Energy Association.

Energy office restructure welcomed by Western Australian industry.

Western Australian Energy Minister Peter Collier's announcement of a restructure of the Sustainable Energy Development Office, merging it with the Office of Energy has been welcomed by the WA Sustainable Energy Association.

Home Energy Solutions will hold a one-day MicroFIT workshop December 9 in Toronto

December 9, 2009 Home Energy Solutions will hold a one-day workshop for electricians, home service businesses and individuals looking to learn more about Ontario's Green Energy Act and Feed-In-Tariff at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, ON.

Older Canadian home is becoming a "sink"

A 25-year-old home near Ottawa will soon surpass the concept of "net-zero" and become a carbon sink.

Leading Solar Expert Explains Ontario's Burgeoning Solar Industry - and how you can tie in

Dave Egles - founder and president of Home Energy Solutions (HES) - brings his expertise to the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) Conference to reveal how Ontario residents can generate money by investing in the environment.

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