Displaying an overabundance of caution, 11 local distribution companies (LDC) will begin replacing thousands of recalled smart meters. Most of the affected devices are Sensus Generation 3.2 remote disconnect smart meters that the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) has ordered removed over safety concerns they could potentially arc if exposed to moisture resulting in a fire…
Last week, Argonne National Laboratory released a new version of the Water Assessment for Transportation Energy Resources (WATER) online tool. As with the previous two versions, WATER 3.0 quantifies the water footprint of various biofuel pathways, providing details of the water consumption required for the production of biofuels.
Today, Secretary Moniz announced the creation of the Jobs Strategy Council (JSC), an initiative focused on accelerating job growth in American-made clean energy sources while implementing the President’s Climate Action Plan, during a roundtable with the business leaders of Energy Intensive, Trade Exposed industries and their unions, the United Steelworkers, the United Autoworkers, the Machinists, the IUE-CWA, and the AFL-CIO.
EERE Announces Notice of Intent to Issue Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research, Development, and Demonstrations FOA
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) posted a Notice of Intent (NOI), on behalf of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO), for a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research, Development, and Demonstrations." The FOA will offer up to $35 million, subject to appropriations, to advance fuel cell and hydrogen technologies, and enable early adoption of fuel cell applications.
Consumer advocacy group Which? reports that small energy companies have out-performed the UK’s big six on customer service ratings for the fourth consecutive year. Npower was rated the worst for its complaint handling and customer service. Coming in slightly ahead in fifth place was Scottish Power followed by EDF Energy and British Gas. E.ON, and…
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Horizon Power has selected Silver Spring Networks’ IPv6 network platform for an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project affecting 47,000 customers. With the initiative, Horizon Power becomes the first distribution utility in Australia to pursue a non-mandated smart meters deployment featuring a pre-payment program. The Western Australian Government is investing $34 million for the AMI program…
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Following the State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 20st in which President Obama highlighted the surge in U.S. manufacturing and the strong growth in the auto industry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced more than $55 million to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies that strengthen the clean energy economy.
Silicon Space Technology (SST) Announces CMOS Electronics Based on Patented HARDSIL® Technology Exceeding 1,400 Hours of Successful No-Error Operation at 250°C
DOE Announces Webinars on Solar Program Overview, Best Practices in Developing a Tribal Strategic Energy Plan, and More
EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.
Smart Grid Communications and Networking Hardware Is Expected To Reach $3.2 Billion in Annual Market Value by 2020, According to Navigant Research
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) presents an updated series of training courses focused on Renewable Energy Technology Applications for federal sites.
SBIR/STTR FY15 Release 1 Awards Announced—Includes Fuel Cell Catalyst and Hydrogen Contamination Detection R&D
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the 2015 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 Awards, including projects focusing on non-platinum catalysts for fuel cells and detection of contaminants in hydrogen.
Horizon Power Selects Silver Spring Networks to Deploy Multi-Application Advanced Metering Network Across Regional Western Australia
Energy Department Issues Draft Request For Proposal for Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensed Facilities Procurement
Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (DRFP) for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Licensed Facilities procurement. The NRC Licensed Facilities procurement is one of the four procurements that resulted from the Idaho Site Office of Environmental Management Post FY 2015 Acquisition Planning.
Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a cooperative agreement to Mississippi State University, Institute for Clean Energy Technology (MSU-ICET), to continue research efforts in the evaluation of High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filters (HEPA) and other technologies to enhance nuclear safety in the defense waste complex. The total value of the cooperative agreement over five years is $5 million. The project period of the cooperative agreement will be from January 20, 2015 through January 19, 2020.
Not everyone has a spacious Architectural Digest kitchen. More often than not, counter space is at a premium. Following in the tradition of the toaster over, General Electric (GE) and Keurig have teamed up to create another two-fer appliance: a coffee and tea brewer that’s built in to the refrigerator door of GE’s new Cafe…
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Opower reports that its technology platform has saved six terawatt-hours (TWh) of energy through more than 95 utility deployments worldwide both business and residential. The energy savings is equivalent to taking more than two million people—roughly the combined population of Alaska and Hawaii—off the grid for a full year; removing nearly 900,000 cars from the…