Technology

Dr. Ruiz Urges Department of Interior to Include the Salton Sea in the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) wrote Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel asking that the Department of the Interior (DOI) move forward with the federal portion of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) and ensure that lands at and under…

EPA, Justice Department, and State of California will announce a Clean Water Act settlement to protect San Francisco Bay

On April 29, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice, and the State of California will a nnounce a Clean Water Act settlement with Lehigh Southwest Cement Co. and Hanson Permanente Cement Inc. to protect water quality in P…

Higgins Calls for Support of Solar Ready Vets Program

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) called on Congress to support the Solar Ready Vets program, a federal initiative introduced by the White House to provide job training and opportunities for veterans in the rapidly growing solar industry. Speaking on t…

MPSC Directs Wisconsin Electric Power Company to Cease Billing Verso Paper Corp. for Standby Energy in 2012

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today directed Wisconsin Electric Power Company (WEPCo) to cease billing Verso Paper Corp. (Verso) for standby energy associated with a maintenance period in 2012.

Governor Cuomo Announces Robert Moses State Park to be First Energy-Neutral State Park in the Nation

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a $1.7 million, 500-kilowatt solar system to be installed at Robert Moses State Park, which will make the Suffolk County coastal park the first energy neutral state park in the nation. The new system will create…

Mayor Garcetti Breaks Ground on Major Water Recycling Project

On Earth Day and amid this historic drought, Mayor Garcetti today broke ground on the Terminal Island Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF) Expansion project. Once completed in 2017, the expanded plant will produce 12 million gallons of purified …

House Committee Directs Action on California Water

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the House Appropriations Committee approval of the Fiscal Year 2016 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. This legislation includes an am…

NELHA ANNOUNCES THREE NEW BUSINESS STARTUPS AT HAWAII OCEAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARK

The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) announced today that it has signed long-term leases with Hawaii Kai Technologies and Forever Oceans. In addition, EnKon Hawaii LLC has recently begun manufacturing operations converting resin i…

Ranking Member Kaptur Delivers Opening Statement As Energy And Water Appropriations Markup Begins

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) delivered opening remarks for the House Appropriations Committee this morning as the committee begins markup of language from the Energy and Water Subcommittee where Kaptur serves as Ranking Member. Rep. Kaptur is also…

STATEMENT-REP. ENGEL: THERE IS MUCH TO CELEBRATE THIS EARTH DAY

Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement on Earth Day. “We have a lot to celebrate this year as we honor the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Climate change can no lon…

Hoeven, Klobuchar Water Heater Efficiency Legislation Passes House, Goes to President for Signature

Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today announced that the House of Representatives has passed their Water Heater Efficiency legislation. The bill enables rural electric power cooperatives and their members to continue using lar…

Raimondo Announces Municipal LED Streetlight Energy Efficiency Incentives

Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the availability of $525,000 in financial incentives for qualified municipalities seeking to reduce their energy consumption and costs through the installation of light-emitting diode (LED) streetlights and con…

Kuster Applauds House Passage of Bipartisan Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Legislation

Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) applauded last night’s House passage of common sense, bipartisan energy efficiency legislation that was first introduced in the Senate by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH). Kuster has lon…

USDA Announces Funding for Rural Electric Infrastructure Projects

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced funding for six rural electric infrastructure projects, including three in North Carolina that will use solar energy to generate electricity for rural communities.

On Earth Day, Peters Cosponsors Bill to Permanently Authorize and Fully Fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund

U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) announced today that he is co-sponsoring legislation to permanently authorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which is set to expire September 30. The LWCF uses revenues from offshore oil and …

Wisconsin Delegation Returns Home from Western Europe Trade Mission

Members of the delegation on the Governor’s Trade Mission to Western Europe met with representatives of more than 100 companies and industry organizations in sectors such as advanced manufacturing, water technology and biotechnology. The meetings wer…

Commission taking comment on energy sales agreements between Idaho Power and Water Resources department

Idaho Power Company is asking state regulators to approve a five-year extension of energy sales agreements with two hydroelectric projects owned by the Idaho Department of Water Resources. Under the agreements, IDWR would sell Idaho Power energy genera…

Following QER’s Findings, Committee Leaders Want to Work Together to Modernize U.S. Energy Policy

House Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released the following statement following the administration’s release of the first installment of its Quadrennial En…

Ahead Of Earth Day, Mayor de Blasio Announces Three New Operational Solar Installations – Including at City Hall – Key Component of Green Buildings Plan

Mayor de Blasio today announced three new solar installations on City buildings as part of the Administration’s green buildings plan, taking another step toward dramatically reducing the City’s contributions to climate change. The three solar insta…

MTA AND NYPA PARTNER TO COMPLETE $25 MILLION ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECT AT GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL

In celebration of Earth Week, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas F. Prendergast (left) and New York Power Authority President and CEO Gil C. Quiniones commemorate the completion of a $25 million energy efficiency project in Grand Cen…