NREL Partnerships to Help the Grid Accommodate More Renewable Energy

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announces five new partnerships that will award up to $6.5 million in federal funds to technical teams throughout the country. The cost-shared projects with industry, universities, and other stakeholders will address the challenge of enabling the nation's electric grid to handle increasing amounts of renewable energy

NREL Staff Recognized for Top Innovations as Lab Celebrates Record Patent Year

Today during its annual Innovation and Technology Transfer Awards ceremony, the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recognized the professionals behind the lab's greatest innovations from the past year. NREL also celebrated the 43 U.S. patents issued in fiscal year 2014 (FY14), which is the largest number in lab history-nearly three times more than the previous year.

Energy Department Extends Deadline to Apply for START Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance...

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that it is extending the application deadline for the third round of Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance to May 22, 2015. The START Program provides federally recognized tribal governments and other tribal entities with on-the-ground support to accelerate clean energy project deployment as part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to help tribal communities nationwide enhance their energy security and build a sustainable energy future.

NREL Report Estimates Market Potential of Shared Solar and Discusses Relevant Securities Regulations

Analysis from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) finds that by making shared solar programs available to households and businesses that currently cannot host on-site photovoltaic (PV) systems shared solar could represent 32 to 49 percent of the distributed photovoltaic market in 2020.

First Lady credits renewable energy for hiring veterans

First Lady Michelle Obama praised the renewable energy sector for its efforts to make good jobs available for U.S. military veterans, in marking the fourth anniversary of Joining Forces, the veterans advocacy initiative she co-leads with Dr. Jill Biden.

Cantwell Requests Information on Regional Impacts of Crude Export Policy on the Pacific Northwest...

Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), provided the following statement as the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook:

NREL Fills Key Leadership Role for Energy Systems Security and Resilience

Dr. Erfan Ibrahim has joined the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory as director of Cyber Physical Systems Security and Resilience for NREL's Energy Systems Integration directorate. This critical area of research and development addresses the challenges of integrating clean energy sources into the national energy infrastructure

Energy [R]evolution Report Details how US can Transition to Nearly 100% Renewable Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 13, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The United States can quickly transition to nearly 100% renewable energy and phase out coal and nuclear power, according to a major new report from Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council. Energy [R]evolution - A Sustainable USA Energy Outlook provides a blueprint for transforming our electricity, transportation, and heating systems to dramatically reduce carbon pollution, and demonstrates to policymakers and investors that rapid changes in the way we produce, distribute, and consume energy are possible and cost effective.

NREL Assembles Industry Group to Explore Solar Lending Potential

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 8, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Increasingly, banks, credit unions, and other lenders are beginning to offer loan products to homeowners and businesses for the installation of rooftop solar systems. However, barriers to accessing this growing market still remain. The Energy Department’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently convened the Banking on Solar working group to engage lenders and other stakeholders to address these barriers.

Partner Engineering and Science Inc. Develops Energy Microgrid for City of Bridgeport

Torrance, CA - October 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. (Partner), a national environmental and engineering consulting firm headquartered in Torrance, Calif., has successfully participated in the development of a microgrid project with the City of Bridgeport, Conn. for its city hall complex, police headquarters and a nearby senior center. The Bridgeport microgrid – part of a statewide pilot program launched in January 2013 – is the first of its kind in the United States and is designed to provide power to several critical, public facilities for a minimum of four weeks during any future outages. The project is targeting a completion date of July 2014.

Murkowski Welcomes Renewable Energy Grants for Alaska Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today announced the awarding of $178,000 in U.S. Forest Service grants for renewable energy projects to the Chilkoot Indian Association and the Ketchikan Gateway...

Secretary Salazar Approves Three Renewable Energy Projects in California and Nevada

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - March 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue to expand domestic energy production, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the approval of three major renewable energy projects that, when built, are expected to deliver 1,100 megawatts to the grid – enough to power more than 340,000 homes – and help support more than 1,000 jobs through construction and operations

Senate Passes Bill to Expand Renewable Energy Technology Use

New York, NY - March 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator George D. Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) that would help encourage the installation of renewable energy technologies by making them more...

MPSC Issues Annual Report on Renewable Energy

February 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today issued its third annual reporton the implementation of the state's renewable energy standard and its cost effectiveness. Public Act 295 of 2008 requires the rep...

Tester, Heller Lead Bipartisan Coalition to ‘Level Playing Field’ for Renewable Energy

U.S. SENATE - February 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- With wide-ranging support from sportsmen to local governments, Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) are introducing a bipartisan bill that streamlines permitting for renewable ener...

Tester, Heller lead bipartisan coalition to ‘level playing field’ for renewable energy

U.S. SENATE - February 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- With wide-ranging support from sportsmen to local governments, Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) are introducing a bipartisan bill that streamlines permitting for renewable ener...

DOI Finalizes Arizona Renewable Energy Zone Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) on January 18 announced that it has designated 192,100 acres of public land across Arizona as potentially suitable for utility-scale solar and wind energy development. The publication of the Record of Decision for this initiative, known as the Restoration Design Energy Project, caps a three-year, statewide environmental analysis of disturbed land and other areas that could accommodate commercial renewable energy projects.

Attorney General Gansler Applauds Latest Efforts to Produce Renewable Energy from Poultry Waste

Baltimore, MD - January 28, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler applauds today's announcement from Gov. Martin O'Malley that will result in Maryland's first large-scale poultry litter-to-energy project. Attorney General Gansl...

IREC Applauds Interconnection Victory for Small Renewable Energy Systems

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Proposed modifications announced yesterday by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to the agency’s Small Generator Interconnection Procedures lay the groundwork for facilitating a more efficient interconnection process for small renewable generators, while maintaining safety and reliability.

New National Standard Published for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Certificate Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 10, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) announces today that IREC Standard 14732:2013 General Requirements for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Certificate Programs has been published and is available on the IREC Website. This national standard provides a foundation for the accreditation of certificate programs that develop and administer credit or non-credit energy efficiency and renewable energy-related training. It describes requirements for administration, curriculum, assessment, personnel, equipment, facilities and linkage with industry that programs must meet to demonstrate that they issue a market-valued certificate.

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Landscaping Can Have Major Impact on Property Values: Appraisal Institute

he Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today advised homeowners that improving their property’s landscaping can result in a significant return on investment when selling the home