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Alcatraz Goes Solar

Alcatraz Goes Solar Kevin Wilcox The infamous prison island in San Francisco Bay began drawing more than 60 percent of its power from the sun in June, the culmination of a project first discussed in 1995.   August 7, 2012—Time passes slowly on Alcatraz. Even engineers developing the extensive new photovolt

 

Angled Facade Boosts Energy Efficiency

Angled Facade Boosts Energy Efficiency Kevin Wilcox The Federation of Korean Industries building, in Seoul, South Korea, features a high-performance curtain-wall system that deflects sunlight and generates energy. February 25, 2014—The recently opened headquarters of the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI)

 

Army Establishes Strong Renewable Energy Goal

Army Establishes Strong Renewable Energy Goal Catherine A. Cardno, Ph.D. The U.S. Army will partner with private industries to help accomplish its goal of generating 25 percent of its energy requirements using renewable energy sources by 2025.   April 10, 2012—In order to create military bases that can “is

 

Baltimore Implements Climate Action Plan

Baltimore Implements Climate Action Plan Catherine A. Cardno, Ph.D. The City of Baltimore has begun to implement its Climate Action Plan, which includes reducing energy consumption, increasing transit-oriented development, and a host of other measures. May 7, 2013—Baltimore has joined the growing list of met

 

Bechtel, Jr. Energy Award -- Nominations Due

Bechtel, Jr. Energy Award -- Nominations Due 11/1/2011 12:00:00 AM Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. Energy Award -- Nominations Due

 

Bechtel, Jr. Energy Award, Stephen D.

  Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. Energy Award Award for Achievement The Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. Energy Award recognizes contributions to the advancement of the energy field in research, planning, design or construction. Nominations due November 1. To learn more visit

 

Brownfields Go Green

Brownfields Go Green Russell Boniface The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy have partnered to evaluate deficient sites for use in generating renewable energy.   December 13, 2011—On November 21 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of En

 

California Could be Powered Exclusively by Renewables

California Could be Powered Exclusively by Renewables Kevin Wilcox Researchers develop a roadmap to meet the state’s sizeable energy needs exclusively with solar, wind, hydroelectric, and geothermal power. August 5, 2014—Building on past research into the economic and technical feasibility of supplying the

 

California Rolls Out Building Efficiency Loans

California Rolls Out Building Efficiency Loans Kevin Wilcox CaliforniaFIRST is the largest property-assessed clean energy finance program in the nation, offering an attractive option for investing in energy efficiency upgrades to structures. November 6, 2012—Commercial and multifamily property owners in 14 c

 

Cape Wind Work Begins

Cape Wind Work Begins Kevin Wilcox Geotechnical work has begun on the first U.S. offshore wind farm to receive a federal permit.   August 7, 2012—Geotechnical and geophysical surveys began recently on Horseshoe Shoal, in Massachusetts’s Nantucket Sound, for Cape Wind, the first offshore wind farm in the Un

 

Center Aims to Advance Sustainable Transportation

Center Aims to Advance Sustainable Transportation Catherine A. Cardno, Ph.D. A consortium led by U.C. Davis has received U.S. DOT grant money to found the National Center for Sustainable Transportation. October 1, 2013—The University of California, Davis’ Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis) an

 

Climate Change Poses Risks To Energy Systems

Climate Change Poses Risks to Energy Systems Jenny Jones A recent U.S. Department of Energy report warns that rising temperatures resulting from global climate changes could damage the nation’s energy infrastructure—and calls on the public and private sectors to address the issue. September 3, 2013—According

 

College, Industry Partner For Sustainable Future

College, Industry Partner For Sustainable Future Lynn R. Novelli Hartnell College, a community college just south of San José, California, is expanding the educational opportunities for its engineering and construction students by developing renewable energy sources on campus. May 7, 2013—Chevron Energy Solu

 

Colorado Law Thanks Military Professionals

Colorado Law Thanks Military Professionals Kevin Wilcox Colorado engineer works with state lawmakers to develop a thank you for professionals returning from active service in a war zone.   March 27, 2012—Members of the military who live in Colorado and are returning from war or contingency active duty assi

 

Colorado Wind Project Moves Forward

Colorado Wind Project Moves Forward Kevin Wilcox A large wind project will begin soon near Rattlesnake Butte outside of Walsenburg, Colorado, that will generate enough electricity to power 15,000 homes.   March 6, 2012—East of Walsenburg, Colorado, off State Highway 10 near the steep slopes of Rattlesnake

 

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