Policy

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February 6, 2012

Germany recently passed the 20 percent mark for renewable energy in the electricity mix. And the federal KfW bank group has introduced a new plan to further accelerate this shift to renewables, with increases in multimillion euro business loans now available.

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January 31, 2012

New York City breaks ground with universal requirement for existing-building commissioning.

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January 31, 2012

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, the National Park Service and the Trust for the National Mall yesterday hosted a lighting ceremony to celebrate the installation of energy-efficient LED lights on the Mall. 

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January 26, 2012

FirstEnergy Corp.'s generation subsidiaries will retire six older coal-fired power plants located in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland by Sept. 1, 2012.

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January 23, 2012

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the first step toward manufacturing small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) in the United States.

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January 13, 2012

A new geospatial application developed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) allows users to easily and accurately map potential renewable energy resources in the United States.

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January 9, 2012

 America’s foolish love affair with the automobile

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December 27, 2011

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute have announced a breakthrough in engineering systems of RNA molecules through computer-assisted design, which could lead to important improvements across a range of industries, including the development of cheaper advanced biofuels.

News, Biofuel, Federal, Policy
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December 13, 2011

King County's green building program in Washington, GreenTools, has helped its cities overcome those obstacles through encouraging collaboration across jurisdictions.