More Penton Energy Articles

From Supermarket News: A new report concludes that biodegradation in landfills of consumer products and packaging should not be encouraged, as the net harmful greenhouse gas impacts of landfill emissions are likely to outweigh the benefits of energy recovery.

From Connected Planet: Carrier's 3G or 4G network supports smartphone control of energy-consuming devices, as well as a link to utility company demand response systems.

From HPAC Engineering: Legal claims arising from gulfs between sustainability promises and the performance of certified green buildings are mounting—and so are warnings to architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms,

From EC&M: A new report from Pike Research, Intelligent Lighting Controls for Commercial Buildings, found that the intelligent lighting controls market is enjoying strong growth and estimates global revenue for lighting controls will double to $2.6 billion by 2016.

From T&D World: One of Kansas' most abundant natural resources may hold the key to preventing major power outages.

From Waste Age: Waltham, Mass.-based Harvest Power, a firm that builds and operates facilities that produce energy from food waste and yard waste, has raised nearly $52 million in financing.

 

From American City & County: The number of stimulus-funded green jobs topped 51,700 in the sixth and final quarter of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), according to a report released Thursday by Lexington, Ky.-based Council of State Governments (CSG).

From Energy Efficiency & Technology: A new energy usage standard is one step closer to completion.

From T&D World: At the opening in Brussels of Europe's largest wind power conference and exhibition, Arthouros Zervos, president of the European Wind Energy Association, warned "the wind industry expects to invest some EUR 400 billion in Europe between now and 2030. To do so it needs stable and certain EU energy policy."

From Connected Planet: Utility company members like knowing that products area "rural-ready;" telco members still seeking smart grid synergies.

From HPAC Engineering: The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its 2010 list of top 10 states for LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings per capita, based on U.S. 2010 Census information.

From Waste Age: Waste Management has begun using 20 compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks in the Vancouver metropolitan area. The trucks are used to collect recyclables, food waste and garbage from commercial properties in the area.

From EC&M: New web page is an online blueprint for community leaders.

From Energy Efficiency & Technology: Researchers at Newcastle University in the U.K. estimate that one gallon of wastewater contains enough energy to power a 100-W light bulb for five minutes.

From Transmission & Distribution World: Xcel Energy announced this week changes to its Solar*Rewards program to include an immediate reduction in the combined program incentive and a filing with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for approval to lower the rebates offered through the program for on-site solar energy installations.

From HPAC Engineering: As part of an effort to improve energy education, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking information to develop an energy-literacy framework.

From Waste Age: Ameresco Inc. will design, build, own and operate a 4.3-megawatt landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) plant at Republic Services’ Vasco Road Landfill in Livermore, Calif. The $13 million plant is slated to begin operations in late 2012.

 

From Energy Efficieny & Technology: Wouldn't it be great if you could produce 12,400 W of heat power with an input of just 400 W?

From EC&M: Energy-efficient lighting industry professionals are anticipating strong business in 2011 as a result of continued investment in energy-efficiency projects, according to a survey by Yorba Linda, Calif.-based Precision-Paragon [P2], a division of Hubbell Lighting, Inc.