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API reports strong bipartisan support of energy infrastructure investment

API will use social media, advertising and its grassroots resources of more than 24 million Americans to communicate the importance of America's energy future to members of Congress, the administration and elected officials at every level of government.

Bringing energy efficiency to cannabis operations

In the midst of a shakeup surrounding the legal status of marijuana, the United States is grappling with serious and complex issues related to the intense energy drain that legal grow house operations put on the electricity grid, according to Manifest Mind who recently introduced research on the subject.

PA DCNR monitoring reveals shale gas trends

DCNR's program monitors water, revenue, energy, forest health, timber products, and infrastructure, just to name a few. However, trends and impacts and often not seen or felt are not felt for years or decades. Despite that fact, there are some things which can be gleaned from the initial data.

Job market driving SA renewable energy investment

South Africa is targeting its rapidly changing renewable energy sector-- which is expected to account for more than 20 percent of the country's total power generation capacity by 2030 in comparison to the less than 5 percent it currently contributes-- as a source of employment opportunities.

Consumer support for renewable energy widespread

Products and services such as solar PV, utility-scale renewables and hybrid electric vehicles have all experienced double-digit compound annual growth rates over the past decade, accounting for significant adoption of clean energy technologies across broad demographic groups. 

Genome mapping for buildings

Commercial buildings in New York City could save hundreds of millions of dollars in annual energy expenses through three efficiency changes, according to an analysis of more than 30,000 buildings in the state as part of the Building Genome Project.

DOE conducting smart grid cybersecurity research

The research includes technologies to help meet North American Electric Reliability Corporation – Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC-CIP) requirements for cybersecurity, including interoperability, scalability, through demonstration projects to validate the viability of practice and/or commercialization in the energy industry.

China, U.S. driving wind capacity

Globally, wind power installations will increase by 34 percent-- to 47.3 GW in 2014 and hit 64 GW in 2018-- driven up by growth in China and recovery in the United States

Wind ends 2013 on high

The U.S. wind industry ended 2013 on a high note with 61,110 MW operating in the U.S.-- across 905 utility-scale wind projects, with a combined 46,100 wind turbines, in 39 states and Puerto Rico, and billions of dollars of continued private investment.

Microgrids becoming mainstream

Microgrid deployments are happening worldwide, with some new subsegments heating up-- with grid-tied utility distribution microgrids (UDM) and direct current (DC) microgrids attracting increased attention.