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...
Jan 28 2013
CONducting ComplEx Research Together (CONCERT)In an effort to encourage research collaboration at Appalachian State University, the RIEEE will make financial support available to new or existing multi-disciplinary research clusters. Proposals must involve two or more academic disciplines and two or more of the following:1. Natural and Earth Systems2. Social/Cultural/Economic Systems3. Energy SystemsDue Date: February 22, 2013For more information, visit the RIEEE website at http://rieee.appstate...
Jan 25 2013
Research Institute for the Environment, Energy and Economics (RIEEE) GrantsThe Research Institute for the Environment, Energy and Economics (RIEEE) at ASU is making three (3) research grants available for up to $500 to students who are conducting research pertaining to the environment, energy or economics.Research projects can be proposed by a single student or collaborative teams of more than one student. Collaborative project descriptions should explain what each team member will be...
Dec 05 2012
The 10th Annual Sustainable Energy Conference will feature an expanded agenda, starting with half-day session April 15, 2013. The conference will include sessions focusing on:Smart Grid - BONUS April 15th Half Day SessionEnergy EngineeringUtility Savings InitiativeSolar and Wind EnergyFinanceSustainable Tourism, Agriculture, and BioFuelsMcKimmon Conference and Training Center, NCSU; Raleigh, NC
Aug 02 2012
The 7th International Hydrail Conference was hosted by the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education at the Edgbaston Campus of the University of Birmingham on the 3rd and 4th of July 2012. This year's conference focused on the current status of projects around the world; technology innovations; and environmental, climate, and economic drivers of the transition to a hydrogen-powered railway.Keynote speakers included Professor Kevin Kendall FRS of the University of Birmingham and Jeff...

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