Energy efficiency News for March 2009
Chairman Henry A. Waxman of the Energy and Commerce Committee and Chairman Edward J. Markey of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee have released a draft plan for US clean energy legislation, that they say will create jobs, help end "dangerous dependence on foreign oil", and combat global warming.
31 March, 2009
Sentec, a UK-based product development company with a particular focus on energy management and metering, has posed the question “What will be the impact of the smart grid on the US clean tech industry?”
30 March, 2009
Ontario has proposed feed-in-tariffs (FiTs) for renewable energy generated from sources such as onshore and offshore wind, hydroelectric, solar, biogas, biomass and landfill gas.
24 March, 2009
The International scientific congress Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges & Decisions has voiced the possibility of 40% of the world’s power coming from renewable energy by 2050 with adequate financial and political support.
20 March, 2009
The City Council of Austin, Texas, USA, has approved an agreement under which the municipally-owned electric utility, Austin Energy, will purchase all of the electricity produced by a 30 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project over at 25-year period.
17 March, 2009
The UK Technology Strategy Board has pledged investment in 6 research projects for the development of materials and components that will reduce energy and water consumption.
10 March, 2009
Ontario, Canada, is proposing sweeping new legislation to attract new investment, create new ‘green economy jobs’ and better protect the climate.
09 March, 2009