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Top Energy Apps Could Reap $100,000 in Awards from DOE

February 3rd, 2014 | by Derek Markham

Think you could come up with a top energy app? Think it’s so good you deserve some money to develop it? If so, apply for some of the $100,000 that will be awarded for top apps through the US Department of Energy’s Apps for Energy contest. Note&hellip


Public Perception of 13 Different Energy Topics Analyzed in New Study

January 4th, 2013 | by Graham Hill

Pike Research, part of Navigant, recently released a White Paper that takes an in-depth view at public perception of 13 energy topics. The study uses a 1,000 person sample to show favorability and un-favorability energy topics such as transportation, renewable technology, nuclear, clean coal, and smart grid topics


Educating the Green IT Workforce of Tomorrow

November 8th, 2012 | by Leon Harris

Both computer and green technologies are advancing at a steady clip, and there's no reason they must do so independently. The problem is that many technological fields don't really take the environment into account when training students for the career path ahead of them


Top 5 Ways to Save Energy in the Office

November 2nd, 2012 | by Leon Harris

For those that want to go sustainable within the office setting and save money, there are all kinds of options to reduce waste and pollution, adopt a circular production cycle (recycling) in lieu of the traditional linear path (that leads to the landfill), and of course, conserve resources. Here are just a few of the best options for saving on energy in your office


Cleanweb Entrepreneurs: Get your Energy Data Fix at OpenEI's Town Hall Meeting September 10

September 5th, 2012 | by Graham Hill

OpenEI's town hall meeting is a half-hour open forum for discussions on energy topics with NREL's OpenEI team. Find out how your fellow researchers, students, teachers and energy professionals are using energy data, maps and tools. This town hall will focus on how you can find and download data from related to Smartgrid.gov on OpenEI through the “Everything Bagel” view. John Lewis, Smartgrid.gov analyst, will lead the discussion and Q & A. The discussion is an open forum, so it may venture into how you can use the data on OpenEI, and what other assets may be available on OpenEI.


Impact Investing: the Game

August 21st, 2012 | by Scott Cooney

Imagine if, instead of browsing stocks like General Motors, Research in Motion, or Constellation Wines, investors instead took their money


OpenEI: Open Energy Information for Entrepreneurs, Scientists, and Community

May 31st, 2012 | by Graham Hill

Open Energy Information (OpenEI) is a knowledge sharing online community dedicated to connecting people with the latest information and data on energy resources from around the world. By providing access to energy-related information via geographic discovery, unique visualizations, and topic-oriented gateways, OpenEI can help you find the answers you need to make better, more informed decisions


A Greener Life Could Make You Richer

January 30th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

Money and the environment. You may think that one kind of green has absolutely nothing to do with the other, but that’s not entirely true. The very premise of greener living (and in your case, greener working) is to find a way to accomplish tasks more efficiently and to cut waste. Coincidentally, this is exactly the kind of thinking that could be saving you money as an entrepreneur


Vadxx Energy To Repurpose Plastics Into Fuel in Akron, OH

October 3rd, 2011 | by Priti Ambani

The City of Akron, Ohio recently announced a contract with Greenstar Recycling (a local recycling facility) for processing the recyclable material picked up at the curb.Greenstar Recycling is partnering with the City of Akron to increase recycling in Ohio's fifth largest metropolitan area and will construct a "state-of-the-art" recycling facility within the corporate limits of Akron. But this is no ordinary curb-side recycling or facility. This facility will include innovative technology that converts recovered plastic into synthetic crude oil. These services will be provided jointly by local company Vadxx Energy, LLC, and Greenstar


Sun Devils Live Up to Their Name: ASU is First Higher-Ed Campus With 10 MW Solar Capacity

September 7th, 2011 | by Priti Ambani

The Sun Devils surely started the season right this year but in even better news, Arizona State University (ASU) has become the only higher education institution in the United States to have a solar-energy capacity exceeding 10 megawatts (MW). This is enough energy to power 2,500 Arizona homes and represents roughly 20 percent of ASU’s peak load, reducing the university's carbon footprint between 5 to 10 percent



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