Solar industry leader applauds President's budget to increase America competitiveness
President Obama is expected to call on Congress Monday to eliminate billions of dollars in oil industry tax breaks, while setting aside money for his top clean-energy policy priorities. Obama will send his fiscal year 2012 budget request to Congress on Monday. The budget comes as Republicans are calling for massive cuts in spending, unveiling a proposal this week to fund the government through the end of this fiscal year that would cut $100 billion in spending when compared to Obama's 2011 budget request. Obama's 2012 budget request will also make major budget cuts. It will freeze domestic spending for he next five years and cut the deficit by $1.1 trillion over the next decade. Obama's budget request will call for eliminating a series of oil industry tax breaks. The Department of Energy estimates that such a repeal will save $3.6 billion in fiscal year 2012 and a total of $46.2 billion during the next decade.
Developed by DuPont Packaging Graphics for the abatement of VOCs, the catalytic oxidation technology is significantly more energy-efficient than competing thermal oxidation processes, enabling lower manufacturing costs.
Canadian Solar Inc, a Guelph, Ontario-based solar power company, hosted a green job fair at its solar module manufacturing facility in Guelph, Ontario on February 11, 2011.
Company's growth exceeds overall industry rate; 2011 orders for patented solar tracking systems already strong
NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming Report Titled "CIGS Photovoltaics Market Opportunities 2011" to Be Released in February 2011
This report also includes NanoMarkets' eight-year forecasts of the market for CIGS PV broken down by type of application—BIPV, flexible devices, etc.—and by the manufacturing technology used, including deposition technology and flexible vs. rigid manufacturing.
Efforts to raise the efficiency of thin film are not confined to the research lab - the focus has also shifted towards refining manufacturing and installation processes.
Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc. recently secured a $4.8 million dollar grant from the D.O.E. under the Obama administration's "SunShot" program to develop U.S solar technologies. The goal of this project is to reduce the cost of manufacturing interdigitated back contact cells.
GlacialLight displaying latest LED products at Light India International in Chennai
Yet another Ontario city takes a significant step towards a future defined by sustainable energy and more green jobs. On January 27, Energy Ottawa Limited, a subsidiary of Hydro Ottawa, was approved by the city council to install solar energy arrays on the rooftops of buildings in the city with large roof surfaces.
In southern Ontario, the Niagara Region has joined the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance (OCTA), an organization with representation in Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, Waterloo Region, Windsor-Essex, London, Sarnia-Lambton, Chatham-Kent, and Guelph.
Announcing a six year sustainability strategy today, French automaker Renault said it hopes to sell 1.5 million electric vehicles (EVs) by 2016. Drive the Change, which is the tagline for Renault's sustainability strategy, intends to concentrate on EVs and a new generation of low emissions engines. It aims to achieve sales of over 3m vehicles in 2013 and at least €2bn in aggregate free cash flow. Renault's operating margin target is to surpass 5pc of revenues in 2013. Renault revealed that as part of a new alliance with Nissan, it will be introducing three electric models - Fluence Z.E., Kangoo Z.E., and Twiz. The vehicles are part of an overall strategy to reduce emissions. In 2012 the group will also introduce the Zoe supermini. It is hoped that by 2015 the alliance will have achieved a production capacity of 500,000 vehicles and, by 2016, it wants to have 1.5m EVs on the road. Renault also announced that its portfolio of combustion engines will include its new 1.6 engine "Energy dCi 130", which will cut CO2 emissions by 20pc compared with the previous generation. The car manufacturer's new Energy TCe gasoline engines will reduce CO2 emissions among vehicles in the A, B and C segments by an estimated 30pc. These innovations will assist in the reduction of CO2 emissions in Europe, emitting - on average - less than 120g by 2013, and less than 100g by 2016.
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