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Can Freight Shipping be Energy Efficient?

1/6/2010 9:47:34 PM

Do you need to ship something less than a truckload, but you're concerned about the unnecessary environmental impact of having a half filled trailer of goods moving from state to state? Companies like Echo Global Logistics help you find the most efficient way to ship LTL freight by adding your shipment to other Less than Truckload shipments on various carriers, thus making everyone's shipment more efficient

Filed under: Corporate Energy

Energy Efficiency Tax Credits Extended Through 2010

12/28/2009 11:51:21 PM

Congress extends home energy efficiency tax credits through the end of 2010 for the purchase of energy efficient appliances. Certain purchases for existing primary residences for home insulation products, new windows, heaters and more qualify for tax credits.

Filed under: Home Energy

Aviation Woes: The Efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner Airliner Faces More Delays

8/22/2008 11:32:49 PM

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner faces more production delays as a machinist strike looms.

Filed under: Corporate Energy

John McCain Lexington Project

6/25/2008 2:04:14 PM

Text of John McCain's announcement of the Lexington Project: In recent days I have set before the American people an energy plan, the Lexington Project named for the town where Americans asserted their independence once before. And let it begin today with this commitment: In a world of hostile and unstable suppliers of oil, this nation will achieve strategic independence by 2025.

Filed under: Auto Energy

Offshore Wind Farm to be Built off the Coast of Delaware

6/24/2008 1:18:54 PM

Delmarva Power and Bluewater Wind announced an agreement today on a long-term power purchase contract under which Delmarva Power would buy up to 200 megawatts of power from an offshore wind farm of 150 wind turbines to be developed by Bluewater Wind. The agreement includes energy, capacity and renewable energy credits.

Filed under: Utility Energy

First American Waste Wood Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in Production

1/29/2008 1:23:43 PM

In a development that could dramatically advance the renewable fuels industry, cellulosic ethanol is now in production at the first small scale waste wood commercial facility operating in the U.S. Located just 1 mile South of Upton, Wyoming, the plant was engineered, constructed and is operated by KL Process Design Group (KL). This is the result of six years of development efforts between KL and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Filed under: Utility Energy

Sales of Compact Fluorescent Lights Leap to 20% of the Market

1/25/2008 5:03:58 PM

Sales of Energy Star-qualified compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) nearly doubled last year, according to the estimates of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In 2007, 290 million CFLs were sold, and the energy-saving bulbs now account for about 20% of the light bulb market in the United States. Energy Star-qualified CFLs use approximately 75% less energy and last up to 10 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs.

Filed under: Personal Energy

U.S. Wind Power Capacity Surged 45% In 2007

1/18/2008 4:10:43 PM

Shattering all its previous records, the U.S. wind energy industry installed 5,244 megawatts (MW) in 2007, expanding the nation's total wind power generating capacity by 45% in a single calendar year and injecting an investment of over $9 billion into the economy.

Filed under: Utility Energy

Volatic Generator Solar Laptop Charging Bag

1/10/2008 12:19:34 PM

Voltaic Systems is set to release a new laptop charging solar bag. The "Generator" can fully charge your laptop in a single day's worth of sunshine. It can also be used to charge your phone, MP3 Player, PSP, and other portable devices.

Filed under: Personal Energy

U.S. Clean Energy Misson to China and India

1/10/2008 11:45:02 AM

The U.S. Commerce Assistant Secretary David Bohigian and 18 U.S. companies joined the second U.S. Clean-Energy Trade Mission. This mission will make stops in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong, China as well as Kolkata and Bangalore, India, from Jan. 8-18. These companies will be exposed to business opportunities in these fast-growing markets, where American clean-energy technology goods and services can help improve the environment.

Filed under: Utility Energy