More Penton Energy Articles

From American City & County: Public and private utilities are upgrading the nation's electric power generation and transmission infrastructure to create a “smart grid,” a combination of new technologies that improve the quality of energy information obtained from the electric grid, but local governments play a key role in the process, too, according to the Alexandria, Va.-based Public Technology Institute (PTI)....

From Industry Week: What a complete -- and unnecessary -- disgrace the Obama administration's performance in the Solyndra affair has been. Admittedly, not all the facts are out about the administration's decision to award a $535 million dollar federal loan guarantee to the recently collapsed California-based solar panel maker....

From National Real Estate Investor: The Empire State Building has been certified LEED Gold for Existing Buildings for the completion of its $20 million retrofit—just in time for the iconic building’s 80th anniversary.

From T&D World: Brazil could become one of the world's great growth markets for wind power, but only if the industry dramatically cuts its costs below current levels or substantially improves equipment performance, Bloomberg New Energy Finance finds in a new research report.

From Supermarket News: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's GreenChill Partnership has created a new online "Greenhouse Gas Impact Calculator" that allows food retailers to compare the effect that their refrigerant leaks and electricity consumption each has on global warming and climate change.


From American School & University: The University of Central Florida in Orlando will reduce its energy costs and cut greenhouse gas emissions on campus when it opens a new power plant next year.

From Energy Efficiency & Technology: Hurricane Irene was no match for a power-generating buoy fielded by Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. off the coast of New Jersey.

From T&D World: A member-owned utility cooperative in Nevada has taken the first step to join the California Independent System Operator Corp. and the agreement it entered into was given the go-ahead by the ISO Board of Governors.

From Supermarket News: Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market here said Thursday it has installed solar panels on the rooftops of 10 stores in Phoenix and one in Los Angeles.  

From HPAC Engineering: A free report highlighting actions states are taking to transform the green-building market is available from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

From Food Management: The National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) has launched an awards contest to recognize the pivotal role that dining services plays in the overall sustainability goals of a college or university.

From EC&M: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the launch of two online tools designed to help communities better prepare for widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs)

From American City & County: Hawaii residents who want to try "green" energy may soon get a little help from the government.

From Energy Efficiency & Technology: Product designers will soon be able to get LEDs and silicon carbide power products made by Cree Inc. from the electronic distributor Mouser Electronics Inc.

From T&D World: The adoption of smart meters is surging around the world, and electric utilities are accelerating their deployments of the devices, often as part of larger smart grid initiatives.

From Connected Planet: Public clouds offer greatest savings, but spending is skewed toward private cloud.

From HPAC Engineering: Senior executives from companies in the HVAC and buildings industries gathered June 10 in Washington, D.C., for the 15th Danfoss EnVisioneering Symposium, "E3: Energy, Efficiency, & Economy."

From Lodging Hospitality: The Crosby Street Hotel can now claim two firsts: It was the first Firmdale Hotel in the U.S. and just became the first Manhattan hotel to win Gold LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

From Energy Efficiency & Technology: It took only 1:38.858 for an electric race car called the EV-X11 to traverse one 2.3-mile lap at the Mazda Leguna Seca racetrack in Monterey, Calif.