Jun 11 2014
Neumünster, in the Northern German State of Schleswig-Holstein, will host the Ninth International Hydrail Conference (“9IHC”) on 16-18 June this year (2014). This year’s registration details, presenters and agenda information appear on the Appalachian State University hydrail web site, support for the Hydrail Conference has proved so strong that, for the first time, no registration charge has been necessary.This blog takes look at what the...
Feb 20 2014
As part of the 2014 Appalachian Energy Summit the Appalachian Energy Center announces a Call for Student Poster Abstracts for the 2nd Annual Appalachian Energy Summit Poster Contest. Submit your abstract by April 25, 2014.Click here for the details!Questions? Email
Nov 12 2013
The Appalachian Energy Center is involved in a pilot project in Maracanau, Ceara, Brazil which will improve the lives of local “catadores” or waste pickers. Staff from the Energy Center just returned from Brazil, plans are now complete and construction is set to begin as soon as the funds are secured. The project, which was begun with funding from the Global Methane Initiative, will create an Energy Park adjacent to the local landfill where landfill methane gas, created by decomposing organic...
Oct 23 2013
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Sep 05 2013
New analysis of North Carolina’s power sector shows that the state is well positioned to meet – and potentially exceed – national carbon pollution standards that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to unveil in the coming years. The analysis, conducted by experts at the World Resources Institute, shows the state has already made considerable progress in reducing emissions and building a strong clean energy sector.
Jun 21 2013
The fifth volume of the North Carolina Economic Developer's Guide to the Renewable Energy Industries was published June 1, 2013. The digital version of the edition is available at
Jun 14 2013
Boone Green Drinks returns on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Appalachian Mountain Brewery located at 163 Boone Creek Drive just down the street from the Employment Services Commission / Watauga County Career Center on Winkler's Creek Road.We're Back and We're Green! Starting our 5th year of social networking, Boone Green Drinks will meet on June 18th at the Appalachian Mountain Brewery and the topic will focus on local businesses and organizations who have obtained a Green...
Mar 28 2013
MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year a world conference is held to coordinate work by scientists and engineers on using hydrogen technology to power trams and trains, replacing diesel oil and overhead wires. These International Hydrail Conferences (IHCs) were begun in 2005 by North Carolina's Mooresville South Iredell Chamber of Commerce and the Energy Center at Appalachian State University.This year's 8th International Hydrail Conference will be held in Toronto, Canada....
Mar 18 2013
The ASU Sustainability Council is proud to announce the Sustainable Arts Grants Awards. The primary goals of these grants will be to educate and raise awareness of sustainability on the ASU campus. ASU students, staff, faculty, and administrators are eligible to apply for these grants. Student applications must include a faculty advisor willing to support the project. On average 3-5 projects have been awarded each year for a total of $2,500 annually.Grant proposals will be reviewed by the...
Mar 06 2013
The Watauga County Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency's Landfill Methane Outreach Program with a Project of the Year award. The county's self-developed project uses gas from the landfill to generate electricity in two retrofitted automotive internal combustion engines.The generated electricity is used to power the landfill facility with green energy and excess electricity is sold to Duke Energy. Between the electric bill savings and revenue from...

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