DOE Commits $72 Million Toward New Concentrating Solar Power Technology

DOE Commits $72 Million Toward New Concentrating Solar Power Technology

  Today, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $72 million for new projects to advance high-temperature concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies. These projects will extend previous research on high-temperature components, develop them into integrated assemblies, and test these components and systems through a wide range … Read more…

L’Oréal and GM Swap Energy Management Teams in Quest for Efficiency Insights

L’Oréal and GM Swap Energy Management Teams in Quest for Efficiency Insights

  L’Oréal USA temporarily swapped energy management teams with General Motors earlier this month as part of the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge SWAP program, which looks at ways in which companies can save energy. Erin Lawrence, an associate energy engineer for GM, and … Read more…

‘Energy Transition Framework for Cities’ Unveils Best Practices for a Decarbonized Future

‘Energy Transition Framework for Cities’ Unveils Best Practices for a Decarbonized Future

A recently published report surveys 10 pioneering mid-size cities that lead the energy transition around the world to uncover best practices for achieving climate and energy goals. DNV GL, a consortium of independent energy experts, published a new report into the activities of cities around the world … Read more…

Mayors Caucus and ComEd Collaborate to Advance Smart Cities

Mayors Caucus and ComEd Collaborate to Advance Smart Cities

The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC), a membership organization of the Chicago region’s 275 cities, towns and villages; announced on May 4 that it has joined Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) – the largest electric utility in Illinois, serving the Chicago and Northern Illinois area – in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will support the study and development of new energy efficiency programs, smart streetlights, and community and residential solar; and other infrastructure projects.

NREL Licenses Forge Nano to Commercialize Patented Li-ion Battery That Won’t Explode and Is Less Costly

NREL Licenses Forge Nano to Commercialize Patented Li-ion Battery That Won’t Explode and Is Less Costly

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Forge Nano – a company that claims to be “inventing the future, one atom at a time” – to commercialize NREL’s patented lithium-ion (li-ion) battery materials and systems capable of operating safely in high-stress environments.

Duke University Energy Initiative Awards Fourth Round of Funding

Duke University Energy Initiative Awards Fourth Round of Funding

Research projects that explore advancements in energy storage, grid reliability, and sustainable development will receive funding in 2017-2018 from the Duke University Energy Initiative’s Energy Research Seed Fund, the Durham, North Carolina-based academic institution announced on April 28.

Boeing Launches VC Division, Invests in Electric Airplane Developer

Boeing Launches VC Division, Invests in Electric Airplane Developer

Chicago-based aerospace company Boeing has formed a small venture-capital division called HorizonX to “turn new ideas and businesses into reality” – among them, a pioneering enterprise to develop a small hybrid-electric aircraft that would be suitable for regional consumer travel, “out to a thousand miles,” and that could be built “by the 2020s.”

USAF Develops Deployable Energy Systems

USAF Develops Deployable Energy Systems

The the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, announced on April 6 that its staff has developed and tested an expeditionary operating base that is expected to change the way in which forward-deployed forces will power missions in the future.

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