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From Energy Efficiency & Technology: It turns out that the ice makers found in modern refrigerators burn a lot of energy.

From T&D World: According to a survey of more than 100 senior executives in the U.S. and Canadian electric and natural gas industries, the five most critical challenges facing the North American energy industry, in order of importance, are environmental regulation, aging infrastructure, non-environmental regulation, an aging industry workforce, and the need for new pricing mechanisms.

From Waste Age: SAM Private Equity has invested $6 million in Waltham, Mass.-based Harvest Power, a firm that builds and operates facilities that produce energy from food waste and yard waste. SAM Private Equity is part of the Rabobank Group

From Food Management: Aramark has launched an Environmental Internship Program designed to meet a growing need for employees who have a practical understanding of environmental initiatives plus fundamental business knowledge.

From EC&M: Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) recently revealed the findings of a major study analyzing the impact of information-based energy-efficiency programs at 11 utilities across the country.

From American City and County: Washington is taking steps to eliminate coal-fired energy in the state.

From Industry Week: In 2012, global production capacity is expected to be 60,000 vehicles with an estimated 45,000 to be delivered in the United States.

 

From Energy Efficiency and Technology: News reports of a garage fire in Connecticut have EV doubters out in force.

From T&D World: Energy industry professionals throughout the Northwest can plug in to share information and learn the latest energy efficiency best practices thanks to Conduit—the region’s first online energy efficiency collaboration tool.

From Connected Planet: There’s a lot of talk about telecom service providers “going green” but even with the growth of cloud computing and Web-based computing, the levels of energy required for data storage are continuing to rise.

 

From HPAC Engineering: With 86 percent of construction dollars going to the renovation of existing buildings, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) are revising ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 100-2006, Energy Conservation in Existing Buildings.

From Waste Age: The Twin Oaks Landfill in Grimes County, Texas, has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

From Food Management: Compass Group is offering its clients a web-based toolkit that helps mitigate the carbon footprint of a foodservice account.

From Waste Age: Toronto-based IESI-BFC Ltd. has opened a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified branch office in Bridgeton, Mo., which is part of the St. Louis metropolitan area. IESI-BFC says the office is the first waste-related facility to achieve LEED certification in Missouri.

 

From EC&M: According to a recent analysis of the global photovoltaic (PV) supply chain by IMS Research, Suntech was the largest PV module supplier in 2010, growing its shipments by more than 130% over the previous year to ship more MWs than any of its competitors.

From Energy Efficiency & Technology: The Swigz.com Pro Racing Electric Superbike piloted by driver Chip Yates hit 190.6 mph in a one-mile, standing-start run at the professionally organized Mojave Mile Shootout event in the California desert.

From Transmission & Distribution World: The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has released a broad assessment of the costs and benefits to modernize the U.S. electricity system and deploy what has become known as “the smart grid.”

From Supermarket News: Price Chopper Supermarkets, Schenectady, N.Y., went live with a new power-generating 400-kilowatt fuel cell system at an existing store here Monday.

From EC&M: For both energy conservation and economic reasons, Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital in Philadelphia, set the goal of reducing its lighting energy consumption by at least 30% without sacrificing illumination quality.