Study Finds National Standard for Energy Efficiency Can Save U.S. Consumers and Businesses $168B

Business and Environmental Groups Launch Campaign for Federal Policy to Spur Greater Energy Efficiency Investment

Bear markets and bare science.

Governments around the globe have committed to expend public funds to shore up poor decisions in investment markets - governments must ensure investments in public monies counteract global warming and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

VERTEGY'S TAYLOR APPOINTED AS CHAIR OF AGC'S ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK STEERING COMMITTEE

St. Louis-based Vertegy today announced that its general manager, Thomas Taylor, was recently appointed by The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) to serve as chair of the organization's Environmental Network Steering Committee.

Smart Water Management by IBM

IBM is already staking claims in the smart grid industry to better manage electricity. Now it's doing the same for water, with a broad offering that will include developing sensor and intelligence networks for water utilities, smart water meters and a new technology for water filtration. IBM sees a role for information technology in the water world that's analogous to its role in smart grid projects according to Sharon Nunes, vice president of IBM's "Big Green Innovations" team. That includes sensor networks that can track water flow and quality, water meters that can give utilities and customers up-to-date information on water use and price, and complex "predictive" modeling to let water managers plan for the future.

Pressurex Sensor FIlm Provides Optimum Calibration and Quality Control for Solar Module Manufacturing

The need to reduce peripheral cracks on solar cells has received much attention. Pressurex® surface pressure indicating film provides a low-cost solution for quality control checks during equipment setup, calibration, as well as re-qualification of a solar module production line.

EnerWorks Growth Drives New Appointments

EnerWorks announced today three appointments which will further the company towards its goal of industry-leading customer service: • Jay Raes - Training Manager • Rob Singlehurst - Applications Engineering • Kirk Hansen - Sales Manager, Eastern Canada

17th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition. From Research to Industry and Markets.

A great number of high profile papers have been submitted for the 17th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, to be held in Hamburg, Germany. Nearly 900 papers received this year, from as many as 68 countries, have highlighted once again the interest for this international platform for the Biomass community. A worldwide appointment of highly professional experts contributes to the authentication of the EBCE's status as the leading Biomass event for a specialist audience. A great knowledge exchange opportunity!

BioFires - Ethanol Fireplaces

Portable Fireplaces, no cleaning or instalation. Burn Biofuel made from Sugarcane.

Dow Corning Names Solar Cell Science and Technology Manager

Dow Corning has named Dr. Guy Beaucarne as Solar Cell Science and Technology Manager for its Solar Market Business Unit, which provides silicon-based solutions throughout the entire photovoltaic value chain. He will be based at Dow Corning's European headquarters in Belgium.

Ontario announces feed in tariffs for renewable energy

Ontario is poised to introduce new electricity pricing to encourage the development of renewable energy from a diverse range of producers including homeowners, community-based groups and larger scale commercial generators.

ROSY OUTLOOK FOR EUROPEAN THIN FILM COMPANIES

An in depth look at the recent spate of investment in European thin film companies. The EU recently reinforced its commitment to renewable energy with an EU-wide directive that commits the EU to 20 percent renewable energy targets by 2020. Specifically from the solar industry perspective, a lot would depend upon Germany's continued support. Last month, the European Commission backed nearly €100 million euros ($129 million) in aid to two solar power projects in Germany.

CPV could reach grid parity by 2011

According to a new report entitled "The CPV Challenge (Part I): Achieving Grid Parity", written by the University of Jaen (Spain) and CPV today, CPV could reach grid parity between 2011 and 2015. Efficiency increases will be instrumental in bringing about significant cost reductions

Thin Film Solar Summit 2009 presents event schedule

The Thin Film Solar Summit Europe, organized by Thin Film Today, will take place in Berlin, Germany, from May 19 - 20, 2009. The summit will provide a forum for addressing the most critical business challenges currently facing the Thin Film Industry in Europe

IN-DEPTH: Spate of investments in European thin film companies depict a rosy picture

An in depth look at the recent spate of investment in European thin film companies.

Smart Grid's Enabler - Alternative Energy Storage

America's electric power grid is subject to immense inefficiencies that arise from the interplay between centralized power generation, local power consumption and on demand utility service. The goal of the Smart Grid is to maximize the efficiency of existing generating facilities and accommodate the integration of renewable power resources. This article discusses manufactured energy storage devices; enabling technologies that will be the beating heart of the Smart Grid for the next 10 to 20 years.

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