- Heat Pump Systems Use Wastewater to Lower HVAC Costs [NovaThermal Energy]
- Philadelphia set to assign ‘green score’ to buildings
- Philadelphia: The City of Brotherly, and Clean Energy, Love
- Efficiency group shortens its name
- Philly’s SEPTA Trains are Rolling Power Generators
- At the Navy Yard’s Network Operations Center [Viridity Energy, BFTP/SEP portfolio company]
- Solutions4CO2 Inc. Signs Second Joint Venture Agreement for US Based Facilities
- Balfour Beatty lands $30m contract for energy hub [The Navy Yard]
- Is Philly Building a $438-Million Stormwater Market
- Energy Department – Obama Administration Announces Clean Coal Research Awards for Universities across the Country
- EVs could collapse the grid, PJM warns east coast
- Pennsylvania Lags in Green Energy Ranking
- DOE Commits $120M to Innovation Research Hub Focused on Critical Materials
Water World | June 2012
By James Laughlin, WaterWorld Editor
Philadelphia and Chicago both embarked recently on independent programs to test the effectiveness of using the large volume of wastewater at their treatment plants as a heat source in combination with heat pumps to boost performance of heating and cooling systems. The Philadelphia Water Department and Philadelphia-based NovaThermal Energy have partnered to be the first site in the United States to deploy a commercial scale geothermal system that provides building heat using domestic wastewater. In mid-April Novathermal Energy partners, City and U.S. Department of Energy officials held a ribbon-cutting and tour at the Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant where the project has been implemented. … The Philadelphia project was made possible through funding provided by the City of Philadelphia’s Greenworks Pilot Energy Technology Grant program, which is supported by federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Energy. Ben Franklin Technology Partners of SE Pennsylvania contributed with a grant to support measurement and verification technical assistance.
June 12, 2012|By Andrew Maykuth and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Owners of large commercial buildings in Philadelphia will be required to report their energy consumption to city government under a new system that would rank buildings for efficiency in an effort to spur conservation.
By Feed: Marcellus Shale Coalition
June 6, 2012
Last week, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) hosted a forum in Philadelphia aimed at examining a host of issues surrounding the expanded use of alternative fuel vehicles, including compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) technologies.
May 03, 2012|Inquirer Staff Report
The Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster for Energy-Efficient Buildings (GPIC), the federally funded Navy Yard organization whose mission is to transform the building-retrofit industry, has rebranded itself less than two years after its founding.
Thursday, May 03, 2012
May 1, 2012 By Tina Casey
Commuter trains run by SEPTA, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, are becoming “virtual power generators” thanks to new technology that captures the energy from braking and feeds it back to the grid.
May 08, 2012|Michael Armstrong
On Monday, I visited the Navy Yard’s new Network Operations Center (NOC) to see what’s expected to be a showcase for how “smart grid” technologies will perform at the growing urban office and industrial park. … The new center uses software developed by Viridity Energy, a small company that has developed tools to help large commercial power users optimize their energy consumption.
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – April 30, 2012) – Solutions4CO2 Inc. (“S4CO2″) (TSX VENTURE:SFC) a Canadian waste gas/water to co- products company, signed its second joint venture agreement with BARD Holding, Inc. (www.bardholding.com) to develop a commercial production facility in the Midwest region of the U.S., to produce algae biomass to be processed into bio-plastics and other high value added co-products.
In 2007, BARD entered the cleantech market with a focus on commercial-scale biodiesel … PACT (Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies.) … BARD was nominated by Smart CEO for the first annual VOLT Awards’ “Small Tech Company of 2012″ and “CleanTech Company of the Year” for 2012 Enterprise Awards by Pennsylvania’s PACT (Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies.) BARD was named ‘Algaepreneur of 2009′ by the National Algae Association. BARD Holding maintains headquarters outside of Philadelphia with production facilities in Georgia, and offices in New York, Houston, Washington, DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and Berlin, Germany.
The Construction Index
Building 661 at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia is to be the new home of a US Department of Energy Innovation Hub for Energy-Efficient Buildings (EEB Hub), one three such hubs nationwide. … Construction is scheduled to start in December 2012 and complete in December 2013.
In an effort to make its stormwater management program more efficient, the city of Philadelphia is implementing a new pricing structure that rewards companies for greening their properties. To make it as pallatable as possible, they are also looking to see if financing mechanisms pioneered in renewable energy can be used here. The result could be good for the city — and for environmental financiers.
Power Engineering Magazine
Release date- 06062012 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above approach to American energy, the Energy Department announced that nine universities have won awards for research projects that will continue to support innovation and development of clean coal technologies. … Thanks in part to this strategy, the United States is currently leading the world in CCS technologies. In fact, last week, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, in its semi-annual ‘Race to First’ ranking of the world’s most advanced large scale carbon capture and storage demonstration projects, announced that the United States was in first place. Topping the list was a project led by Pennsylvania based Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. – an effort spurred by investments made by the Energy Department in 2010.
Smart Grid News | Jun 5, 2012
A forum hosted by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to explore potential impacts of alternative fuel vehicles on critical infrastructure heard a good news, bad news scenario from the CEO of the PJM Interconnection, the regional grid operator.
StateImpact Pennsylvania – June 5, 2012
By Susan Phillips
California leads the nation in clean energy according to a new report published by Clean Edge, a market research firm focused on the clean-tech industry. The annual report looks at 70 different factors related to technology, policy and capital investments. Pennsylvania does not even make the top 20, instead it ranks right in the middle at 24. Of a total of 100 points, Pennsylvania gets a 40.1.
DOE Commits $120M to Innovation Research Hub Focused on Critical Materials
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new $120 million five-year multidisciplinary and sustained effort intended to identify problems and develop solutions across the lifecycle of critical materials. The Critical Materials Hub will work to advance U.S. leadership in energy manufacturing (e.g., electric vehicles, wind turbines and efficient lighting) through research aimed at having a reliable supply of rare earths and other critical materials, as well as finding efficiencies and alternatives that reduce the amount needed. It is the fifth Energy Innovation Hub established by DOE since 2010. Institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations and private firms are eligible to apply and are encouraged to form partnerships with regional entities. Interested organizations should submit their concept papers to DOE by June 29, 2012.
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