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Japan-based Mitsui & Co., Ltd (MITSY.PK), one of the largest global “sogo shoshas (general trading companies)” in the world, has bought a $12-million stake in Tres Amigas, a continental grid interconnection which eventually aims to tie together the nation’s three major electricity networks, the Western Interconnection, the Eastern Interconnection, and the Texas Interconnection. It will do this while simultaneously integrating a wide array of renewable energy sources like solar and wind.
The Energy Star program, a joint undertaking between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, is designed to identify those appliances, building products, electronics, heating and cooling devices, lighting and fans, and water heaters which use the least amount of energy (and/or water or other nonrenewable resources), and use it most efficiently.
Touted when first announced in January of 2010 as “likely to create hundreds of jobs”, the world’s largest wood pellet plant – a joint effort between German firm RWE Innogy (ETR:RWE) and Swedish firm BMC – cost $170 million to build and occupies about 300 acres in the Waycross (Georgia) Industrial Park. RWE Innogy delivers renewable energy in Europe. BMC is a project and technology development company vested in wood-based biomass.
California continues to lead the United States in creating policy that supports the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and clean energy growth.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, released its national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory on Monday, April 18, 2011 showing that overall emissions during 2009 decreased by 6.1 percent.