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Center for Biological Diversity

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Public lands lovers, business owners, scientists and environmental activists will rally Tuesday afternoon before a public Bureau of Land Management meeting in Bakersfield to demand that the Trump administration keep the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan in place.

BLM TO HOST PUBLIC SCOPING MEETINGS TO CONSIDER CHANGES TO DESERT RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSERVATION...

The Bureau of Land Management will host eight public scoping meetings in the process to consider amending three land use plans that underlie the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. The BLM invites members of the public to attend meetings at the following dates and locations
NREL

Researchers Validate UV Light’s Use in Improving Semiconductors

A discovery by two scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) could aid the development of next-generation semiconductor devices. The researchers, Kwangwook Park and Kirstin Alberi, experimented with integrating two dissimilar semiconductors into a heterostructure by using light to modify the interface between them.
SEIA

U.S. Renewable Energy Groups Share a Vision of the 21st Century Power Grid

Eight national business groups representing the diverse spectrum of renewable energy technologies (wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, hydro, biogas and waste-to-energy) today released a first-of-its-kind joint statement outlining a positive vision for the future of America’s power grid.

SEC Charges Renewable Energy Company, CEO, and Others With Defrauding Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission today filed fraud charges against four individuals and others who allegedly profited by defrauding investors in a cash-strapped California-based renewable energy company.
Renewable energy penetration

NREL 2016 Standard Scenarios Outlook Shows Continued Growth in Renewables and Gas in the...

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the 2016 Standard Scenarios: A U.S. Electricity Sector Outlook. The outlook shows significant projected growth in natural gas and renewables through 2050 driven by abundant, low-cost natural gas and renewable energy cost declines and performance improvements. The Standard Scenarios are designed to capture a range of possible futures across a variety of factors that could impact power sector evolution.

Obama Administration Announces New Financing For Renewable Energy Projects And Actions To Spur Innovation...

President Obama’s leadership has catalyzed a global transition towards a clean energy economy. From 2010-2015 alone, the U.S. has invested in more than $11 billion in international clean energy finance – including grant-based assistance, development finance, and export credit – to support countries as they work to meet their growing energy needs, while improving development outcomes and reducing carbon emissions
Some Utilities

Nine Innovative Approaches That Utilities are Using to Plan for Increased Rooftop Solar

When an individual utility customer decides to add rooftop solar to their home or business, the utility needs to deliver less power to that customer from other sources. A small number of solar adopters may not have much of an impact, but rapid growth in rooftop solar in some parts of the country has the potential to significantly impact the need for generating resources and transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure.

Hearing Reveals Administration’s Apparent Double-Standard for Federally Subsidized Renewable Energy Projects On Federal Lands

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on the status of Ivanpah and other federal loan-guaranteed solar energy projects on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands.

NREL Names Mark Davis to Lead Biosciences Center

Dr. Mark Davis is the new director of the Biosciences Center at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Defenders of Wildlife Cautiously Hails BLM’s Renewable Energy and Land Conservation Plan for the...

In an effort to safeguard important natural resources, scenic and recreational values in the face of renewable energy development, the BLM’s plan designates 3.8 million acres of lands as part of the National Landscape Conservation System, which contains some of the most fragile wildlife and iconic landscapes in the West. This designation assures that these lands, referred to as National Conservation Lands, are permanently protected from development, and their protection cannot be undone by future administrative action.

Collins, King Announce More than $1.6 Million for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Projects...

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced that fourteen Maine businesses will receive federal grants totaling more than $1.6 million to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the state. The funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Energy for America (REAP) program

“Little Box Challenge” Inverters Arrive at NREL

Today, 18 finalist teams for the Little Box Challenge, presented by Google and the IEEE Power Electronics Society, converged at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to have their power inverters tested as part of a $1 million competition to build smaller devices for use in solar power systems.

Greenpeace Report Finds 100 Percent Renewable Energy Possible by 2050

Greenpeace released its 2015 Energy [R]evolution report, which finds that a global phase out of fossil fuels and shift towards 100 percent renewable energy is possible by 2050. The analysis, researched in collaboration with the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), shows that the transition to renewables would create jobs and be cost competitive. The necessary investment in clean energy would be more than covered by future savings in fuel costs

NREL Industry Growth Forum Attracts Clean Energy Startups and Investors

Thirty clean energy companies will present their business cases to a panel of investors and industry experts Nov. 3 and 4 in Denver, Colorado, as the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) hosts its annual Industry Growth Forum

New Policies Can Spark Big Increases in Renewable Energy Production From America’s Public Lands...

Renewable energy production has increased dramatically under the Obama administration, with solar generation increasing twentyfold and wind generation increasing threefold since 2009 alone. But a new report from the Center for American Progress argues that new policies are needed to consolidate these gains and harness more of the clean energy potential of our nation’s public lands and waters

IT Industry’s Renewable Energy Procurement is Significant, Set to Climb

The percentage of renewable electricity purchased by U.S. companies in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector is growing and will likely increase significantly by the start of the next decade, according to a first-ever analysis by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

USDA Invests $63 Million to Support 264 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Nationwide

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced $63 million in loans and grants for 264 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects nationwide that USDA is supporting through its Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

U.S. Organizations Recognized for Cutting Parking Facility Energy Use by 60 Percent

As part of the Energy Department’s effort to support U.S. businesses working to save money by saving energy, the Better Buildings Alliance’s Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign recognized 18 organizations for leading the way in efficient outdoor lighting today. In the past year, these organizations have committed to install efficient lighting across more than 470 million square feet of parking space – cutting energy use on average by 60 percent.

Coons, Moran, Poe, Thompson bill will level the playing field for renewable energy

U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Representatives Ted Poe (R-TX-02) and Mike Thompson (D-CA-05) re-introduced bipartisan legislation to level the energy playing field by giving investors in renewable energy projects access to a decades-old corporate structure whose tax advantage is currently available only to investors in fossil fuel-based energy projects

Business Real Estate Press Releases

7-Eleven Property

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Lease 7-Eleven Property

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net leased 7-Eleven property located at 270 Broad Street in Providence, Rhode Island for $3,276,496.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

7-Eleven Property

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Lease 7-Eleven Property

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net leased 7-Eleven property located at 270 Broad Street in Providence, Rhode Island for $3,276,496.