The Idaho National Laboratory has announced that it will help operate a new U.S. Department of Energy institute – the Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions Institute, or REMADE – which will investigate how to increase manufacturing efficiency, according to a January 5 report by the Idaho Falls Post Register.
The goal of integrating solar power into buildings instead of bolting the technology on afterwards has taken a step forward with the announcement that Tesla and Panasonic have expanded their existing relationship to include manufacture of Tesla’s solar roof products. The work will be done at Tesla’s Buffalo, NY, facility. Tesla’s acquisition of SolarCity has …Continue Reading
Wyoming Refining, which is in Newcastle, is lowering its annual electric bill by about $10,600 via installation of energy-efficient lighting and motors, according to The Wyoming Business Report. The company is receiving rebates of $10,250 from Black Hills Energy-Wyoming Electric. The work was done during a plant overall. The story says that 265 LED fixtures were installed. …Continue Reading
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will meet at the end of November to make a plan on whether to cut production, all in an effort to raise oil prices around the globe.
The Department of Energy is encouraging industrial plants to be more energy and water efficient — and industry is listening.
As this is being written, it’s about 90 degrees (F) in most of Alabama and few people are giving any thought to winter. But it will come. Likely this is why the managers of office buildings are meeting now with their custodial crew and janitorial distributor to discuss which measures they should take now to …Continue Reading
Five CEMEX USA plants have been certified by The Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program. The company says that its facilities in Brooksville and Miami, FL; Clinchfield, GA; Fairborn, OH and Victorville, CA were recognized. The plants had to be among the top 25 percent of similar facilities in order to receive the honor. The …Continue Reading
Delaware has upgraded a key energy efficiency grant program. The goals are to increase the sophistication of elements that deal with LEDs and help businesses see the broader energy efficiency landscape.
Heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar is deeply involved in energy efficiency and related initiatives, according to a post at Justmeans. Caterpillar gets 21.1 percent of its electricity from renewable and alternative energy sources, the post says. It has been involved in these efforts for a long time: It set its first energy efficiency target in 1998 …Continue Reading