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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.