All new federal vehicles to run on alternative fuels after 2015

President Obama will call for all new federal vehicles - the government owns 600,000 of them - to run on alternative fuels after 2015, according to a preview of a major energy speech he will deliver today at Georgetown University. "We have already doubled the number of hybrid vehicles in the federal fleet," according to a White House fact sheet released this morning. "Today, the President is calling for administrative action directing agencies to ensure that by 2015, all new vehicles they purchase will be alternative-fuel vehicles, including hybrid and electric vehicles." Obama will announce $7,500 tax cuts for consumers who purchase electric vehicles, in pursuit of White House plans to put one million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. There will also be grants for communities to purchase electric vehicles and more research and development funding for battery research. The federal fleet burned more than 414 million gallons of fuel in 2010, according to the General Services Administration. The total included about 322 million gallons of gasoline, more than 75 million gallons of diesel, 8.2 gallons each of biodiesel and ethanol.

Lunera Lighting adds Peter Graf to its Board of Directors

Peter Graf, chief sustainability officer and executive vice-president of sustainability solutions for global business management software leader SAP, has joined Lunera Lighting's board of directors.

Leading Energy Supplier Urges People to Spend on Credit…Carbon Credits That Is

MXenergy helps people understand Carbon Credits

Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo NAEE 2011

Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo, NAEE, 2011 Abuja, Nigeria - Mathesis Consulting has announced its commitment to organizing an exposition to give an insight into the reformation roadmap the Nigerian Power sector is going through and the opportunity for Green Energy Solutions. The First Nigeria Alte

More Than 100,000 Solar Power Systems Installed in Australia in 2010

Installing solar power systems is becoming popular in Australia. Latest research recently showed that more than 100,000 solar power systems were installed throughout Australia in 2010.

Renewable Energy Economy: Mergers & Acquisitions Up 66%

Bouncing back from the economic recession, renewable energy mergers and acquisitions are up 66 percent in 2010. The recession that crippled the economy in 2008 saw a decline in the renewable energy market. A lack of confidence in the financial sector made it excessively difficult for renewable energy projects to secure financing. However, the renewable energy economy is bouncing back, showing a boom in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in 2010. Renewable energy M&A activity spiked to 530 deals being made in 2010. This marks a dramatic increase over the 319 deals the year prior. Noteworthy deals included nuclear power generator Exelon Corp.'s $900 million acquisition of John Deere Renewables. Also, French nuclear energy company Areva SA acquired U.S. solar thermal energy company Ausra for $200 million, marking Areva SA's first move into the solar power market.The recent spike in renewable energy activity is in large part thanks to increased M&A activity in the U.S., which typically lags behind Europe in the renewable energy marketplace. The U.S. comprised 39 percent of renewable energy deals in 2010, in large part thanks to government-driven energy regulations as well as stimulus packages. The U.S. may well take the lead from Europe in renewables if the trend continues. It's not all good news, however, for the renewable energy market. 2010's M&A activity saw a 32 percent decline in overall value of transactions, falling from $48.8 billion to $33.4 billion according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Consolidated Solar Technology Chooses Unirac to Support 1.1MW Albuquerque Academy Project

Unirac was selected by Consolidated Solar Technologies, Inc. to supply an ISYS Ground Mount mounting solution for a 1.1MW solar installation spanning a five-acre site at Albuquerque Academy. Albuquerque Academy is now the largest solar-powered secondary school in North America.

Blue Sky Energy Unveils Universal Communication Module

Blue Sky Energy Unveils Universal Communication Module

MAGE SOLAR to showcase at PV America in Philadelphia, PA

Launch of U.S. production and solar academy highlight MAGE SOLAR's participation at East Coast's largest photovoltaic trade show from April 3-5.

PV Systems Investments Protected by CB Certification

The growth of the photovoltaics market has been driven by the demand for greener power sources and by increased government subsidy. To justify the subsidies given, governments require certified testing of photovoltaic modules for safety and quality. The incentive to improve performance could not be greater.

European Commissioner for Energy Oettinger visits DEGERenergie: Approaching the internal European electricity market with efficient solar systems

"Solar technology is the best thing Europe has to offer its North African neighbors."

Reductions in O&M costs offer a large scope for CSP cost reductions Finds CSP Report

The capital cost of Parabolic Trough plants is one of the most restrictive characteristics of Parabolic Trough technology, accounting for 40-45% of the total lifetime cost. This is one of the findings of the new report "Concentrated Solar Power Parabolic Trough: Cost & Performance" by CSP Today

FZLED T8 LED Tube Lights Now Available With Newly Innovated Dimming Functionality

A new LED T8 Tube Light series is now available with an innovative dimming function only from FZLED

SMA Inverters Chosen for 475kW Demonstration System at Senior Housing Community

Vintage Oaks Realizes Reduced Carbon Footprint, Electricity Bills

Apricus Inc. Announces New Manufacturer's Representatives

Four North American Reps Sign On With Apricus Inc.

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