Articles Tagged with ''sustainability''

DOE Announces Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project Awards

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently announced funding for projects led by Pika Energy, Northern Power Systems, Endurance Wind Power, and Urban Green Energy that will help drive down the cost of small and medium-sized wind energy systems.


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DOE Invests $6 Million to Support Commercial Building Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced up to $6 million in funding to deploy and demonstrate four emerging energy-saving technologies in commercial buildings across the country.


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Panasonic and Tesla Sign Agreement for the Gigafactory

Panasonic Corp. and Tesla Motors have recently signed an agreement that lays out their cooperation on the construction of a large-scale battery manufacturing plant in the U.S., known as the Gigafactory.


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SPCG and Kyocera Complete 35 Utility-Scale Solar Farms in Thailand

SPCG Public Co. Ltd. and Kyocera Corp. recently announced the full operational launch of what is reportedly one of Southeast Asia’s largest solar power projects.


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U.S. Lags Behind Australia and Germany in Solar Photovoltaic Costs

Rocky Mountain Institute recently released a report with Georgia Tech Research Institute entitled “Lessons from Australia: Reducing Solar PV Costs Through Installation Labor Efficiency,” which identifies on-the-ground opportunities for the U.S. market to reduce solar photovoltaic system costs and accelerate residential and commercial customer adoption.


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Inside CI: Something from Nothing

Researchers are working to harness waste heat from cars, planes and industrial processes in order to produce electricity.

It’s the dream of flea market aficionados everywhere—to find something of value in what otherwise might just get thrown away. Similarly, cars, airplanes and industrial processes throw away waste heat every day, and researchers are working to harness that energy in order to produce electricity.


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Wind Power Expected to Supply over 7% of Worldwide Electricity by 2018

Headwinds in several key markets, including the U.S. and Spain, slowed growth in the global wind power market dramatically in 2013.


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AGC to Reduce Annual CO2 Emissions in 2020

Asahi Glass Co. (AGC) recently announced that it will enable the avoidance of as much as six times the AGC Group’s own annual CO2 emissions in 2020 through its energy-saving and energy-creating products.


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Alumina Application in Oncology Equipment is Top News

An application for alumina in the treatment of cancer drew the most reader interest last week.

This weekly roundup highlights the ceramic, glass, brick and related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.


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Owens Corning Releases Eighth Annual Sustainability Report

Owens Corning announced significant progress toward achieving its 2020 environmental footprint goals, and declared its intentions to expand its handprint beyond the walls of its facilities.


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