Energy efficiency News for March 2009

Energy efficiency News Archive

Discussion draft of US House clean energy Bill released

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.

Importance of the US smart grid not matched by its PR

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?”

Ontario proposes feed-in-tariffs Ontario proposes feed-in-tariffs

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.

Climate change congress: 40% renewables by 2050

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.

Austin Energy buys electricity from 30 MW solar project

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.

UK invests £6m in green build

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.

Ontario, Canada, proposes renewables legislation

Ontario, Canada, is proposing sweeping new legislation to attract new investment, create new ‘green economy jobs’ and better protect the climate.