Energy News

Even as the ice melts, drilling in the Arctic gets tougher

Even as the ice melts, drilling in the Arctic gets tougher

September 28, 2012 | posted by The Institute

As the world warms, energy companies have rushed in to exploit the newly uncovered oil and gas resources in the polar regions.


Georgia Finally Getting Some Solar Energy

Georgia Finally Getting Some Solar Energy

September 28, 2012 | posted by The Institute

Just days after an aspiring utility filed plans to develop 2 gigawatts (GW) of solar in the state, Georgia Power is proposing to triple its use of solar electricity.


Sustainable Energy for All: How to Fight Poverty and Climate Change

Sustainable Energy for All: How to Fight Poverty and Climate Change

September 27, 2012 | posted by The Institute

On the UN Secretary-General’s meeting on sustainable energy and the new initiative that aims to achieve universal access to modern sources of energy by 2030.


Interest in Chevy Volt surges with cheap leases

Interest in Chevy Volt surges with cheap leases

September 14, 2012 | posted by The Institute

And California drivers can use car-pool lanes


Home Sweet Lab

Home Sweet Lab

September 13, 2012 | posted by The Institute

Computerized House to Generate as Much Energy as It Uses


NSF Pumps $1 Million into NY Schools Sustainable Energy Pilot Program

NSF Pumps $1 Million into NY Schools Sustainable Energy Pilot Program

September 05, 2012 | posted by The Institute

New York City Public Schools is receiving more than $1 million in funding to support a pilot program on sustainable energy designed to draw students into STEM-related fields of study


Project Aims to Harness the Power of Waves

Project Aims to Harness the Power of Waves

September 04, 2012 | posted by The Institute

The first commercially licensed grid-connected wave-energy device in the nation is in its final weeks of testing before a planned launch in October


Can the Navy really go green?

Can the Navy really go green?

August 28, 2012 | posted by The Institute

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is betting that the service will get half its energy from renewables by 2020


Global Accounting Firm Does The Math, Installs LEDs

Global Accounting Firm Does The Math, Installs LEDs

August 08, 2012 | posted by The Institute

Ernst & Young’s office building lighting retrofit is expected to save the firm 2.9 million kilowatt-hours, or $1 million on an annual basis


Beverage Companies pay Millions to Conserve Water

Beverage Companies pay Millions to Conserve Water

August 08, 2012 | posted by The Institute

Beverage companies, fearing lack of water will hurt business, invest millions in conservation


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