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DOE

DOE and DHS Co-Chair Oil and Natural Gas Subsector Coordinating Council and Energy Government...

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) co-chaired the last meeting of 2018 for the Oil and Natural Gas Subsector Coordinating Council (ONG SCC) and the Energy Government Coordinating Council (EGCC) at DOE Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Under Secretary of Energy Mark Menezes, Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity
SEIA

Solar Industry Welcomes 2018 Virginia Energy Plan and Commitments to Expand Solar Energy

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam released the 2018 Virginia Energy Plan, which included a detailed strategy to increase access to solar and expand solar production in the state. Specifically, the plan calls for developing new solar purchase options for corporate customers and small businesses, expanding community solar, and adding 3,000 megawatts (MW) of solar and wind to the grid by 2022
EPA

EPA Announces Public Hearing on Affordable Clean Energy Proposal

On October 1, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public hearing on the proposed Affordable Clean Energy proposal in Chicago, Ill. The proposal would replace the prior administration’s Power Plan (CPP)

BLM WILL HOST TWO PUBLIC MEETINGS FOR DESERT QUARTZITE SOLAR PROJECT

The Bureau of Land Management, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, will host two public meetings on Sept. 26 and 27, for the proposed Desert Quartzite Solar Photovoltaic Project, in eastern Riverside County.
EPA

U.S. EPA, Orange County Water District to announce multi-million dollar WIFIA loan to expand...

Tomorrow, U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Mike Stoker will be joined by Orange County Water District (OWCD) Board President Denis Bilodeau to announce the closure of a multi-million dollar Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan.

National Parks Conservation Association Teams Up with SunPower to Help Reduce Carbon Emissions and...

For nearly 100 years, National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has worked to protect and preserve America’s most iconic and inspirational places for present and future generations. Through a new program with SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR), NPCA will provide opportunities for its members and supporters to go solar, thereby helping to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality.
DESERT QUARTZITE SOLAR PROJECT

DESERT QUARTZITE SOLAR PROJECT DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on actions that would allow the proposed development of the Desert Quartzite Solar Project, a 450-megawatt solar development in eastern Riverside County.
SEIA

Solar Industry Welcomes New York Stop Gap Proposal to Improve VDER Tariff

The Clean Energy Parties, including the Solar Energy Industries Association, the Coalition for Community Solar Access, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the New York Solar Energy Industries Association, the Pace Energy and Climate Center, and Vote Solar, welcome recent efforts by the NY Department of Public Service to recognize and begin to address flaws in the Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) tariff.
SEIA

Solar Industry Comments on Mass. Legislature’s Passage of Omnibus Energy Bill

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) commented on the Massachusetts Legislature’s passage of a bill that requires the state’s largest electricity utility to refile its plan to charge extra fees to solar adopters and raises the state’s renewable energy goal
ASE

Alliance To Save Energy Applauds Rep. Curbelo For Carbon Proposal

The Alliance to Save Energy released the following statement from President Jason Hartke on Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s (R-Fla.) carbon tax proposal: “Rep. Curbelo deserves a lot of credit for having the courage to put forward a bill that recognizes the threat and looming costs associated with climate change
NIBS

NIBS Collaborates on Primer to Help Buildings Professionals Navigate Energy Industry

A new publication is now available to offer buildings professionals a practical look at the future of the energy sector and the role of buildings. The resource, Building Our New Energy Future, is a primer tailored to prepare buildings professionals for the challenges and opportunities
AWEA

Proposed coal, nuclear power plant bailout could exceed $34 billion

Annual cost of $16.7 billion to support all coal and nuclear plants could rise to $35 billion annually if owners are granted return on investment, raising total cost to $70 billion over two years, according to Brattle Group analysis, for no discernible improvement to nation's electric grid
DOE

ETC Solar Wins DOE’s 2018 National Cleantech University Prize Competition

On June 28, ETC Solar from Caltech took first place at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Cleantech University Prize (Cleantech UP) national collegiate business plan competition in Houston, Texas. ETC Solar was one of 23 teams to pitch their clean energy business plans to a panel of industry leaders and investors, who in turn provided feedback on how to turn these big energy ideas into a reality.
DOE

Department of Energy Announces $21 Million to Advance Solar Desalination Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $21 million for new projects to advance solar-thermal desalination technologies. These 14 projects are focused on reducing the cost of solar-thermal desalination and helping the technology to reach new markets, including to areas that are not connected to the electric grid.
SEIA

Solar Industry Welcomes Mass. Senate’s Passage of Clean Energy Bill, Urges State House to...

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) welcomed the Massachusetts Senate’s passage of a clean energy bill that will help bring solar jobs back to the state, and urged the state House to pass the solar elements of the proposal.
DOE

Energy Department’s Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute Selects Proposals from First Project Call

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) recently announced nearly $10 million for ten projects to help advance its goals and enable U.S. manufacturers to develop and implement innovations that will advance U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, sustainability, and innovation.
DOE

Department of Energy Announces $20 Million in New Projects to Lower Cost of Power...

he U.S. Department of Energy(DOE) announced up to $20 million in funding for nine projects to advance early-stage solar power electronics technologies. These innovations are critical to address solar photovoltaic (PV) reliability challenges, as well as to drive down the cost of installing and maintaining a PV solar system.
DOE

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces $105 Million in New Funding to Advance...

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced up to $105.5 million to support America’s continued leadership in energy innovation through solar technology. Under the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), DOE will fund about 70 projects to advance both solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) technologies,
ASE

Bipartisan Spending Bill Preserves Energy Efficiency Investments

The Alliance to Save Energy released the following statement from Vice President of Government Affairs & Communications Ben Evans in response to the omnibus spending bill released Wednesday for the remainder of FY 2018. The bill maintains or increases funding for energy efficiency programs in the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and maintains level funding for the ENERGY STAR program based at EPA.
Center for Biological Diversity

CONTACTS Elizabeth Thompson 202-266-8495 ethompson@nahb.org

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.

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FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.

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NAR

Pending Home Sales Falter 2.2% in September

Pending home sales experienced a minor decline in September after four consecutive months of contract activity growth, according to the National Association of Realtors®. While all four major U.S. regions recorded notable year-over-year increases