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$4B available to commercialize clean energy technology

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is looking for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases. At its culmination, the DOE initiative could make as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available to help commercialize technologies that may otherwise be unable to obtain full commercial financing.

Wind and energy storage a winning combination for ERCOT

ERCOT has identified the need to update and overhaul the ancillary services market that originated in the 1990s, before significant deployments of wind energy and other generation sources. A new approach to ancillary services could allow for more effective, efficient and reliable use of existing and new resources like energy storage, according to ERCOT.

Energy efficiency crystal ball

A business customer segmentation solution will help utilities predict who's most likely to participate in their energy efficiency programs and prioritize their efforts based on a customer's energy-saving potential. 

Legacy of technology innovation could sustain CA water future

California's sustainable water future would be achieved through a system management approach utilizing innovations in science, technology and management, according to a report from the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) conducted at the request of a bipartisan group of legislators. 

TECO testing IGCC technology

The Polk Power Station was the first coal integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant in the U.S. 20 years ago-- and one of the first in the world-- when it was funded by DOE.

FPL recognized for clean fleet

With its industry-leading deployment of fuel-efficient vehicle technology-- an important part of the utility's overall efforts to provide affordable, clean, reliable electric service to its 4.7 million customers-- FPL is widely recognized for lowering emissions with its next-generation clean power plants. They have extended this commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants through its clean vehicles fleet and consumer education program.

Carnegie Mellon reveals office plug load research results

The "Intelligent Dashboard," funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy-Efficient Buildings Hub and created by Ray Yun, a doctoral student in the School of Architecture, is being used to evaluate plug load energy savings in the workplace. 

Response to call for energy efficiency technologies overwhelming

The responses have included companies that specialize in a variety of energy-saving categories such as energy management and metering, HVAC, lighting, modeling and analytical tools, on-site power generation, and others both nationally and internationally.

U.S. promoting CHP to reduce coal

The installed capacity of combined heat and power (CHP) in North America is forecast to grow from an estimated 93.5 GW in 2014 to 115.9 GW by 2020, according to research from GlobalData.  The United States is aiming to increase its total CHP installed capacity by 40 GW by 2020, while Canada has been providing many incentives to provinces.

SMUD launches EV charging pilot

Drivers of electric vehicles need not fear running out of juice too far from home in the Sacramento area. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has launched a new electric vehicle (EV) charging pilot using technology that charges most fast-charge EVs in less than 30 minutes funded by the sale of carbon credits.