After Lighting & HVAC Upgrades, What Comes Next? Sometimes, Solar…

After Lighting & HVAC Upgrades, What Comes Next? Sometimes, Solar…

Companies and organizations are increasingly seeing their efforts to reduce energy use pay off, but after the low-hanging fruit like upgraded lighting and HVAC has been harvested, companies are wondering “what’s next?” Often, they’re finding, the answer to that question is renewables, according to Facility … Read more…

Department of Energy Devotes $3M to Use of Supercomputers

Department of Energy Devotes $3M to Use of Supercomputers

This week the Department of Energy (DOE) announced the availability of $3 million that will go towards the use of supercomputers at the department’s national laboratories in an effort to tackle manufacturing challenges. The initiative, known as the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program … Read more…

DOE Awards $3.9M to Ford, GE, Others, to Research Energy Efficiency in Supercomputing

DOE Awards $3.9M to Ford, GE, Others, to Research Energy Efficiency in Supercomputing

The US Department of Energy has announced nearly $3.9 million for 13 projects designed to stimulate the use of high performance supercomputing in US manufacturing. The program (confusingly acronymed HPC4Mfg) hopes to spur innovation in US manufacturing through the adoption of high performance computing to advance applied science and technology in order to … Read more…

Boston Tops List of Most Energy Efficient U.S. Cities

Boston Tops List of Most Energy Efficient U.S. Cities

Boston remains the top U.S. city for energy efficiency – receiving 84.5 out of a possible 100 points in the third edition of the City Energy Efficiency Scorecard, released on May 10 by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. That’s an improvement of 2.5 points over its score in the 2015 study.

Lawmakers Launch Advanced Energy Storage Caucus

Lawmakers Launch Advanced Energy Storage Caucus

U.S. Representatives Chris Collins (R-New York) and Mark Takano (D-California) launched the Advanced Energy Storage Caucus in Congress last week, joined by executives from utilities, developers, and manufacturers of storage technologies – including representatives of the Energy Storage Association, AES Energy Storage, S&C Electric, Stem, and National Grid.

Oregon’s Senator Wyden Proposes ‘Clean Energy for America’ Tax Credits

Oregon’s Senator Wyden Proposes ‘Clean Energy for America’ Tax Credits

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Democrat Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and his colleagues introduced a Clean Energy for America Act on May 5 that includes technology-neutral tax credits for domestic production of clean electricity and clean transportation fuel, as well as performance-based tax incentives for energy-efficient homes and office buildings. These credits are open to all resources, including fossil fuels that capture carbon or make efficiency improvements.

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.

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