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...
Aug 02 2012
Renewable Energy Supply Chain Manufacturing Opportunities is a series of three workshops that seek to leverage the tremendous market growth for renewable energy equipment – both global and domestic – into increased industry activity and new manufacturing jobs in Western North Carolina. For more information about the forums visit Tuesday, August 14:Product Development and Innovation in Renewable Energy Supply ChainsClick here...
May 17 2012
The North Carolina Energy Efficiency Alliance (NCEEA) is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2012 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Award, the second major award for the NCEEA from the EPA.  This award recognizes the important contribution the NCEEA has made to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection by promoting the construction of  3275 ENERGY STAR certified homes last year. ...
May 17 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named the North Carolina Energy Efficiency Alliance (NCEEA) as a winner of a 2012 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in ENERGY STAR Promotion for its outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by sponsoring significant consumer education efforts promoting energy-efficient homes.  Fourteen organizations were chosen to be recognized out of 20,000 organizations participating in the ENERGY STAR program.   Since...
Oct 27 2011
As part of its CommunityTIES Project, the Appalachian Energy Center has been awarded contracts to assist several counties with development of their landfill gas projects. Landfill gas is a valuable energy resource, with about half as much energy as natural gas on a volumetric basis. The Energy Center assists counties across North Carolina with planning. evaluating, and developing this local taxpayer-owned green energy resource as a driver of local economic development. Projects involve using...
Jan 19 2011
In the Economic Developer's Guide to the Renewable Energy Industries Volume 4, we dig deep into the green economy to fnd opportunities that are truly unique to North Carolina. The first of two feature stories in this issue presents natural resources of North Carolina which are found nowhere else in the world. The preservation of these mysterious and wonderful carnivorous plants, and their nearly extinct Canidae counterparts is being facilitated with investments made possible by the rapidly...

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