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.

Conservation Services Group A Bright Light in Current Economy

Conservation Services Group, a national energy services firm based near Boston, is seeing record job and revenue growth, culminating with the 25th anniversary of the company.

Waste not, want not - Government action must lead.

Following a report by the Australian National Audit Office, it is clear Federal Government operations are failing to take up sustainable energy and to reduce emissions, according to the peak body for WA's sustainable energy industries.

Green Life Smart Life Announces Building Partners for Home Sustainability Project

From hardwood flooring to roofing solutions, eco-conscious manufacturers sign on to support Green Life Smart Life's quest for LEED-H certification.

Xantrex and Schneider Electric introduce Solar Power Conversion Substations to North America

Xantrex Technology Inc., a subsidiary of Schneider Electric, announces the launch of the Solar Power Conversion Substation (SPCS) for the North American market.

BIOMASS THERMAL ENERGY COUNCIL

A group of nine leading biomass companies has formed the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) , a non-profit association dedicated to advancing the use of biomass for heat and other thermal energy applications. The founding members of BTEC include biomass fuel producers, appliance manufacturers and distributors, and supply chain companies that represent the breadth of interests in the fast growing biomass thermal energy industry. Thermal energy accounts for roughly one-third of the energy used today in the United States. Renewable biomass resources can help meet this demand for thermal energy by providing heat for industrial processes as well as heating for businesses and homes.

Nine leading biomass companies form Biomass Thermal Energy Council

A group of nine leading biomass companies has formed the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC), a non-profit association dedicated to advancing the use of biomass for heat and other thermal energy applications.

Entegrity Wind Systems Installs New Wind Turbine at NREL's National Wind Technology Center

Boulder, Colo. (March 10, 2009) - Entegrity Wind Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial-scale wind turbines, announces the installation of a new EW50 100-foot monopole wind turbine at The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

EnerWorks Partners with Nelson & Small to Bring Solar Power to the Northeast

EnerWorks announced today its strategic partnership with Nelson & Small, a top performing, nationally recognized wholesale distributor founded over 70 years ago.

Biomass Plan submitted to Chinese Agriculture Ministry

National Action Plan for Biomass Submitted to Chinese Ministry of Agriculture

Carbon 'bushfire fight' can benefit from 'cool weather'.

Shrinking economies, the downturn in industry and the global recession will slow production of emissions from human sources around the world. This is the equivalent to a cool change when fighting a raging fire - the logical thing to do at that point is to double your efforts, not rest a while.

Wind, wave and tidal energy will create jobs

BWEA, UK's leading renewable energy trade association, welcomed the Prime Minister's endorsement today of the enormous potential of renewable energy to create employment in the UK. Studies published by BWEA in October 2008, concluded that wind, wave and tidal energy projects could drive job creation and stimulate sectors of the economy crucial to delivering the country's 2020 renewable energy targets. The report commissioned by BWEA from Bain and Co. in late 2008 reiterated that "the wind industry is now established as one of the highest-growth industries in Europe, growing at an average rate of 12 percent over the last 5 years." Here is a link to the report.

Wisconsin Sees Record Number of Renewable Energy Systems Installed in 2008

Focus on Energy helped state residents and businesses install 338 renewable energy systems in the past year.

EnerWorks Appointments Enhance Customer Service

EnerWorks announced today two appointments which demonstrate its commitment to unparalleled customer service and support.

Efficiency could cut U.S. electricity use by 30%

If the energy efficiency across the United States was equivalent to that of the top performing states, the nation could save 1.2 million GWh, equivalent to 30 percent of its annual electricity use, according to a new report from the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) . The top five performing states, according to the report, are in order New York, Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware and California, all with an electric productivity greater than 6.2. The five worst performing states, with an electric productivity less than 2.3, are South Carolina, Alabama, Kentucky and Mississippi.

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