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Energy Department Invests $3.2 Million to Support Clean Energy Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Energy Department Invests $3.2 Million to Support Clean Energy Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Secretary Moniz today announced $3.2 million to launch the National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy, which will create a national support network to serve the clean energy small business and entrepreneur community, providing critical technical assistance and training services in order to bring these businesses and entrepreneurs closer to market readiness.

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Why energy storage is the key to a cleaner energy future

This week, California passed the nation's first energy storage mandate — an ambitious step in a long-term plan to switch to renewable energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions statewide.Introduced by California Public Utilities' new commissioner, Carla Peterman, the mandate requires PG&E, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric — the state's three biggest investor-owned electric … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency Tricks to Stop Your Energy Bill from Haunting You

Energy Efficiency Tricks to Stop Your Energy Bill from Haunting You

This Halloween don’t let your energy bill give you a scare. Check out tips on ways to save energy and money at home.

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Heating Fuel Mandates Could Drive Biodiesel Growth | US Energy …

all home heating oil to be made with biodiesel by October 2012. The resulting �BioHeat� fuel is an ultra low sulfur heating oil combined with 2% biodiesel, with several tax incentives in place to ensure prices remain low. Continue reading

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At REFF-Wall Street in New York, Financial Experts Discuss The Key Drivers Affecting The Scale-up of Renewable Energy …

Industry experts reaffirm need for long-term policy support to unlock untapped capital New York, NY (Eteligis via Accesswire) At the Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street), hosted … Continue reading

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Progressive Charlestown: Assembly approves Biodiesel Heating Oil …

�As I've said before, we also need to look at the big picture and stay in step with our nation's desire to become less dependent upon foreign energy sources. The creation of green jobs causes a positive ripple effect throughout … Continue reading

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Proposed Heating Oil Tax Going Nowhere – Government – Milford …

The Commerce Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly kills the bill. Continue reading

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Moniz Gets to Work as Secretary of Energy

Moniz Gets to Work as Secretary of Energy

Video and highlights from today’s swearing-in ceremony of Dr. Ernest Moniz, who shares his vision for the Department’s future.

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EIA releases analysis of state-level energy-related carbon dioxide emissions

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions vary significantly across states. An analysis of state-level emissions data from 2000 through 2010 released today by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that the overall size of a state, as well as the available fuels, types of businesses, climate, and population density, play a role in both total and per capita emissions. Continue reading

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Lower residential energy use reduces home energy expenditures as share of household income

Consumers spent 2.7% of their household income on home energy bills last year, the lowest percentage in 10 years. Aggregate home energy expenditures by U.S. households fell $12 billion in 2012 from the 2011 level. In 2012, prices for residential natural gas decreased 3% from the previous year, while household electricity prices stayed about the same. Warmer weather contributed to lower energy consumption in 2012, and because household energy expenditures reflect both prices and consumption, these changes resulted in lower household energy expenditures. Continue reading

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