U.S. Department of Energy
Over the past two months OriginOil, Inc. (OTC/BB: OOIL) has strengthened its relationship with U.S. federal government in multiple ways. The most recent of which is an announcement of a new partnership with the Department of Energy, which will see the company work together with the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to develop an integrated system capable of directly converting raw algae into renewable crude oil.
A new survey notes that consumer concerns about energy efficiency are one of the major driving forces behind state-by-state improvements in building energy codes.
On the face of it, Americans seem to love trash. Canadians, not so much, as the story of Plasco Energy Group highlights. The company is capitalizing on that apparently national desire to put trash in its place; in Canada’s case, diverting its municipal solid waste, or MSW, to waste-to-energy streams.
The United States, which has been lagging behind Europe – and, surprisingly, China – for most of the last decade in regard to building energy efficiency, has received a boost this week from the Institute for Market Transformation, or IMT, which issued a report that represents a comprehensive review of building energy efficiency measures to date. IMT is a nonprofit NGO vested in energy efficiency, “green” building, and environmental protection.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced it will postpone, by 18 months, some of the stricter new Energy Star appliance efficiency standards mandated in the wake of the March 2010 scandal over laxity and false reporting triggered by a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.
Google's philanthropic arm, Google.org, has released a study that delves into the impact of clean-energy innovation on both the nation’s financial health and its job sector.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, or NREL, one of more than a dozen national laboratories vested in renewable energy research under the auspices of the U.S.