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AWEA

AWEA releases video of fish feeding at America’s 1st offshore wind farm

Americans can now preview what’s in store for coastal communities, and the fish many depend on, as offshore wind development builds steam in the U.S. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW), based at the University of Delaware, released a new video today that features never-before-seen underwater footage of fish feeding at America’s first offshore wind farm, as well as testimonials from local recreational fishermen and charter captains.
SEIA

New Bill Aims to Give Calif. Businesses, Schools and Nonprofits More Access to Solar...

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) commended legislation filed in the California Legislature on Friday that would make it easier for businesses, schools, nonprofits and municipalities to access solar energy. In turn, this will help generate thousands of new jobs and millions of dollars of investment in the state.

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

NREL Taps Young to Oversee Geothermal Energy Program

Young has been with NREL since 2008, working as a senior geothermal analyst and engineer in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. In her new role, Young will work closely with NREL management to establish the lab’s geothermal energy portfolio, including research and development geared toward advancing the use of geothermal energy as a renewable power source. She also will guide discussions with the Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office to reduce the cost of developing geothermal energy.
EIA’s AEO2018

Robust energy production growth coupled with relatively flat U.S. demand support net energy exports...

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released today its Annual Energy Outlook 2018 (AEO2018), which includes its Reference case and a number of sensitivity cases. The AEO2018 Reference case shows continued development of the U.S. shale and tight oil and gas resources paired with modest energy consumption growth, leading to the transition of the United States from a net energy importer to a net energy exporter across most cases examined in AEO2018. "The United States energy system continues to undergo an incredible transformation," said EIA Administrator Linda Capuano.

Smart Renovations for Pet Lovers

Whether the market favors buyers or sellers, the latest reports confirm that real estate is going to the dogs, the cats, and everything that falls into the category of pets. If your house is an animal house, there is a good chance you are making purchasing and renovation decisions, in part, based on your pet.
NREL

Multi-model Effort Highlights Progress, Future Needs in Renewable Energy Modeling

Models of the U.S. electricity sector are relied upon by sector stakeholders and decision makers, but the recent surge in variable renewable energy (VRE), such as wind and solar, led a team of modeling experts to examine how these models would represent scenarios with high penetrations of VRE. Four agencies, including the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Energy

Energy Department Workshop Focuses On Long-Term Plan for Puerto Rico’s Energy Infrastructure

The Department of Energy held a Puerto Rico Power Resiliency Workshop on December 13, 2017 to gather experts from the whole community of public and private energy stakeholders to support a long-term plan to enhance the resilience of Puerto Rico’s energy infrastructure. The conversation at the workshop was driven by a dialogue of existing Puerto Rico energy plans, developed by several organizations, and stimulated innovative ideas and a path forward for developing a cohesive plan for Puerto Rico’s economic prosperity through resilient energy development.
GTM Research SEIA U.S. Solar Market

U.S. Solar Market Notches Another Quarter of 2 GW Growth, But Uncertainty Holds Back...

The U.S. installed more than 2 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the third quarter of 2017, despite experiencing higher prices across all market segments and major policy uncertainty. In their latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report, GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) said prices rose due to a tight global supply of modules and
NAHB

NAHB and NKBA Kick Off Year Two of the This Old House Generation Next...

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) are continuing their dedication to closing the skilled labor gap in 2018, by helping to kick off the second year of the This Old HouseGeneration Next campaign to encourage and empower young people to join the skilled trades. Design & Construction Week® (DCW), the co-location of NAHB’s International Builders’ Show® (IBS) and NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry
NREL Develops Switchable Solar Window

NREL Develops Switchable Solar Window

Demonstration device dynamically responds to sunlight by transforming from transparent to tinted while converting sunlight into electricity. Thermochromic windows capable of converting sunlight into electricity at a high efficiency have been developed by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
DOE

Centers Will Lay the Groundwork for Next-Generation Energy Solutions

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced a proposed $99 million in Fiscal Year 2018 funding for Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) to accelerate transformative scientific advances for the most challenging topics in materials sciences, chemical sciences, geosciences, and biosciences. Research supported by this initiative will provide fundamental understanding to enable future advances in energy production and use.
EPA

EPA Grant will help Berkshire County Residents with Energy Efficiency and Air Quality

A project that works to reduce respiratory health problems for residents in northern Berkshire County of Massachusetts through energy efficiency improvements, has received $25,000 from a US Environmental Protection Agency program that addresses environmental issues affecting public health
FTC

Solar Panel Lead Generation Robocallers Who Pitched Energy Savings Settle FTC Charges

Two brothers and the companies they ran have settled a federal district court complaint brought by the Federal Trade Commission and litigated by the Department of Justice, that charged them with running a telemarketing operation that made millions of illegal robocalls promising consumers energy savings in order to generate leads to sell to solar panel installation companies
ASE

Alliance Launches New Initiative To Slash U.S. Transportation Energy Use By Half By 2050

The Alliance to Save Energy chartered a national commission of business, government and civil society leaders that will work together to develop a pathway and recommendations to reduce energy use in the U.S. transportation sector by 50 percent by 2050 while meeting future mobility needs.
Center for American Progress

U.S. Can Boost Ties with Mexico Through Increased Renewable Energy Trade, CAP Report Says

A new report from the Center for American Progress urges the United States to increase renewable energy trade with Mexico. The report says U.S. companies that manufacture solar panels can build part or all of the panels in the United States and install them in northern deserts of Mexico using existing North American trade and production systems.
USDOJ

SolarCity Agrees to Resolve Alleged False Claims Act Violations Arising From Renewable Energy Grant...

The Justice Department announced today that SolarCity Corporation (SolarCity) has agreed to pay $29.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting inflated claims on behalf of itself and affiliated investment funds to the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) pursuant to Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Section 1603).
ASE

Efficiency Initiative Led By Knoxville, The Alliance And Other Partners Is Finalist For Bloomberg...

An energy efficiency initiative led by the city of Knoxville, Tennessee, the Alliance to Save Energy and other partners is among six finalists for the international C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards in the Cities4Energy category
SEIA

Solar Industry Responds to New York’s Recent Clean Energy Ruling

The solar industry responded to the New York Public Service Commission’s (Commission) approval of utility implementation plans in the Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) proceeding. These critical plans set the compensation for solar customers in each utility service territory and established a successor program to net metering in New York.
NIBS

Two Weeks Until Webinar Looks at Risk, Rewards of Energy in Commercial Appraisals

There is still time to learn about an effort by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to put energy performance on the lending table. The National Institute of Building Sciences Council on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (CFIRE) will host a webinar to discuss the energy performance of buildings.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

3 Effective Ways to Maximize Every Corner of Your House

For years, you and your family have been living in your home and cannot imagine living anywhere else. However, there are a few things that you would like to spruce up, particularly some of the empty corners in and around the home. Here are three effective ways to help you maximize every corner of your home.