California has a long history of rebellious behavior, dating back to the Bear Flag Rebellion that sought to make the then-Mexican territory into an independent nation. Settling for statehood in the United States more than a century ago apparently didn’t dampen the spirit of dissension.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offered AES Energy Storage LLC a conditional commitment for a loan guarantee for $17.1 million to support the construction of a 20-megawatt (MW) energy-storage system using advanced lithium-ion batteries.
The information technology (IT) industry is responsible for approximately 2 percent of the world’s carbon emissions, and data centers are the fastest growing part of that footprint, according to Pike Research.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) announced it continues to exceed its energy-savings targets, placing the agency more than two-thirds of the way to achieving its goal to reduce energy use by 30 percent by 2015. “A year ago, the Postal Service projected ...
A new survey of more than 1,400 North American executives and managers responsible for making investments and managing energy in commercial buildings found that planned investment in energy efficiency is expected to rebound in 2010.
Duke Energy, Charlotte, N.C., is offering coupons for energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) to its customers in North Carolina and South Carolina to help them save money on their electricity bills and reduce the need for additional power plants.
The Navy is working with the Lighting Science Group Corp. to relamp streetscapes, parking lots and housing facilities at California’s Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) with energy-efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs). It may be the largest lighting retrofit and upgrade in U.S. Naval history.
In the epic battle to combat climate change and address the growing need for affordable power, it helps to have everyone working for a common cause. Luckily, while the federal government has emphasized, with rhetoric and dollars, the vital role of energy efficiency, so has the utility sector.
Energy efficiency is a vital goal in creating truly sustainable buildings, and green certification programs popularly recognize many such structures. But to maintain sustainability after a hard-won award is its own challenge.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced award selections for $60 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to support transmission planning for the country’s three interconnection transmission networks.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, “Green Data Centers—Emerging Trends and Developments,” finds that cost savings, along with the economic downturn, have emerged as the main catalysts in green information technology (IT) initiatives.