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U.S. Releases Renewable Energy Funding

The The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Philadelphia Regional Office has awarded $1.3 million for 15 energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in the Mid-Atlantic region. Funding is being provided through the DOE's State Energy Program Special Projects competitive grants.

Coalition Pushes for Efficiency Funding

In a letter delivered to the members of the House-Senate congressional conference committee on the Fiscal Year 2004 Interior Appropriations bill, 16 of the member groups of the Sustainable Energy Coalition urged the conferees to support higher funding levels for the U.S. Department of Energy's energy efficiency programs.

Benefits of Distributed Generation

Last week's power outage in eastern North America focused attention on an archaic system of power distribution, highlighting present-day needs for more reliable local power sources.

Solar-Powered Buildings Run on California Sun

Two three-story buildings are the first office buildings in Sherman Oaks to get their electricity from the sun. The adjoining buildings located on busy Ventura Boulevard total 100,000 square feet and are occupied by USI Insurance and Financial Services, International Parking Design, Cort Business Furniture, and other tenants.

Hydrogen Filing Station Open in Iceland

The concrete and steel-gated building on the outskirts of Reykjavik appears like any other Shell filling station, yet motorists shouldn't drive up looking to top off with gas or diesel.

MicroGeneration to PowerParks 2002

On September 22- 25, 2002, The Engineering Society of Detroit along with the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association and the Institute of Public Utilities at Michigan State University will present a conference that will focus on opportunities and policies for advancing Renewable Energy, distributed generation and energy efficiency. MicroGeneration to PowerParks 2002 will be held at the Marriott Renaissance Center Hotel in Detroit, Michigan.

Shell, Partners to Commercialize New Fuel Cell Technology

Jeroen van der Veer, Vice Chairman of the Committee of Managing Directors of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies (Shell), has announced the launch of a project in Norway to explore possible large-scale applications of new zero-emission solid oxide fuel cell technology driven by natural gas.

Cleaner Energy, Greener Profits: Fuel Cells as Cost-Effective Distributed Energy Resources

The electric power industry is undergoing major changes that are reshaping the traditional roles of utilities, creating opportunities for new technologies, and redefining the scope and character of government regulation.

Postal Service Installs 127 kW System

The United States Postal Service has dedicated the nation's largest federal roof-integrated solar photovoltaic installation at its Marina Mail Processing and Distribution Center in Marina del Rey, California.

Phönix SonnenStrom AG Gains US$14 million Contracts To Expand PV In Europe

European Union (EU) contracts worth nearly US$14 million are now up and running for the German company Phönix SonnenStrom AG to integrate Renewable Energy systems into the urban environment.