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From T&D World: Mitsui & Co., Ltd. has agreed to invest $12 million in the U.S.-based national grid interconnection project known as the Tres Amigas SuperStation.

From HPAC Engineering: The U.S. Green Building Council recently launched the App Lab, a searchable catalog of software tools intended to support the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification process.

From Electrical Marketing: This Bloomberg report says MaryRose Sylvester, head of GE’s Lighting unit believes LEDs will account for up to 80% of the lighting market by 2020.

From American School & University: The Highland Park (Mich.) school district is building a Green Economy Leadership Center on its high school campus.

From Waste Age: Waste Management Inc. and Illinois’ Will County have opened a landfill gas-to-energy facility in Joliet.

From EC&M: In partnership with Stevens Construction Institute, the University of Florida's Center for Advanced Construction Information Modeling (CACIM) has developed a research questionnaire to assess the maturity and quality of BIM implementation within the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations (AECO) industry.

From Industry Week: The accord with Chinalco unit China Rare Metals and Rare Earth Co., covers the supply of rare earths plus technological and market development.

 

From Industry Week: France is the first to deploy an all-electric fleet using a new generation of lithium-metal-polymer batteries that can hold a charge lasting up to five times longer than other cells.

From American City & County: When cities plan infrastructure projects, they often do so with one eye toward sustainability and another toward supporting economic growth, a trend that was the focus of the Washington-based National League of Cities' (NLC) recent "Building Cities, Building Futures" tour.

From Industry Week: Companies can use the new WindMade label if they get a minimum of 25% of their energy through wind power.

 

From Supermarket News: The Fresh Market here, which operates 107 stores in 21 states, received the LED Retailer of the Year award from GE Lighting for incorporating LED PAR38 lights into 40% of its stores for both accent and general lighting applications.  

From Energy Efficiency & Technology: A new energy usage standard is one step closer to completion. ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, announces a third quarter 2011 target for publication of its ISO 50001 International Standard for energy management.

From T&D World: The increased penetration of solar energy installations by residential and commercial property owners and large-scale solar energy developers could undermine the reliability, safety and quality of power supply on the electric grid for utilities that do not plan for it, according to a new Accenture study.

From EC&M: Construction spending increased by 0.2% between August and September but was down 1.3% compared to September 2010, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) reported recently in an analysis of new Census Bureau data.

From GovPro: DeKalb County, Ga., which labels itself “The Greenest County in America,” has ordered 24 Freightliner Business Class M2 112 compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks.

From EC&M: A sour U.S. economy, tight state budgets, and a failure by Congress to adopt a comprehensive energy strategy have not slowed the growing momentum among U.S. states toward increased energy efficiency, according to the fifth edition of the annual ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released recently by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) during a National Press Club news conference.

From Industry Week: The company sold 1,056,000 vehicles globally in the first quarter of fiscal 2011, up 10.6% on-year.

 

From T&D World: Seeking to lower the ratio of electricity consumption to economic output, reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions via demand management, and encourage energy efficiency, utilities and governments across the Asia Pacific region are investing heavily in smart grid technologies.

From Supermarket News: The health and wellness industry is full of growth and activity, and despite the economic pall elsewhere, manufacturers of natural, organic and sustainable products are faring pretty well as the end of 2011 comes into view