Conn Center establishes $50,000 prize for renewable energy

The University of Louisville will present a new $50,000 award — the Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy — to recognize outstanding energy ideas or achievements that have shown or likely will have global impact. The award is intended to spotlight wide-ranging research related to the science, technology, engineering and commercialization of renewable energy

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Penn State - The Pennsylvania State University : $10M grant will fund research into biofuel-based economic development

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Northeast could help lead the way to a renewable-energy-based economy by utilizing marginal and abandoned land to grow energy crops such as perennial grasses and fast-growing woody plants.

That’s the goal of a new research and education project led by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences and supported by a

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First Large-Scale School Biodiesel Production and Education Facility in Appalachia

Lexington, Ky. – Earth Day Network, in partnership with The UPS Foundation, today unveiled the first large-scale biodiesel production facility at a school in the region, as the centerpiece of Henry Clay High School’s showcase Biodiesel Production and Education Program.

The new facility, purchased with a grant from The UPS Foundation, has the capacity to

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EPA Welcomes Philadelphia as its Newest Green Power Community Partner

PHILADELPHIA (June 20, 2012) – Today, EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin welcomed the City of Philadelphia as a new member of EPA’s national Green Power Communities initiative, showing that a major metropolitan area can reduce its carbon pollution, improve public health, and help expand the nation’s renewable energy supply. The announcement came during an

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NCSEA Success Stories: BioWheels

Stan Cross, BioWheels RTS Co-Founder and Principal focused on Advocacy and Outreach. He also serves as Education Director of Warren Wilson College’s Environmental Leadership Center; proven education, communication and sustainability implementation experience; maintains a network of national sustainability leaders; 2007 North Carolina Environmental Educator of the Year; 2010 recipient of the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s

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Distribution Centers in Perryville, MD and Westampton, NJ Will Be among Country’s Largest Solar Projects

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Jun 12 (BUSINESS WIRE) — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced plans to install solar energy panels on two more of its United States locations — both of them distribution centers in the Eastern U.S. Installation will occur this Summer on the IKEA Distribution Center in Perryville, Maryland and Westampton,

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Official: Apple’s NC Data Centre to be 100% Renewably Powered, 60% from On-Site Fuel Cells and Solar

In February Apple sparked interest with the release of its Facilities Report 2012 Environmental Update, which stated the company’s intention to sustainably power its gargantuan 500,000 square foot Maiden, North Carolina data centre through the construction of: a 20 MW, 100 acre onsite solar array to provide 42 million kWh renewable annual baseload; and a

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Companies see payoff for green investments in N.C.

From The Business Journal. Green investments in North Carolina rose by 240 percent in 2011 versus the prior year, according to the N.C. Department of Revenue.

Money committed by both individuals and companies to fund renewable energy projects hit $108 million. That was up from $32 million in 2010.

While still a modest amount in

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World’s Largest Wind Turbine Test Facility Nears Completion in South Carolina

The U.S. is poised to develop the next generation of highly efficient large-scale wind power technology, as a massive wind turbine testing project in South Carolina reached a critical construction milestone this month. The new facility, to be operated by Clemson University as the Restoration Institute Drivetrain Testing Facility, will be the largest of its

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