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Global Gains and Future Potential for Clean Diesel Power In All Modes of Transportation Outlined At 7th Emissions Summit USA

Global Gains and Future Potential for Clean Diesel Power In All Modes of Transportation Outlined At 7th Emissions Summit USANew SCR Diesel Technology the "Game Changer" In Lowering Emissions And Increasing Fuel Efficiency

The growing acceptance and adoption of clean diesel systems utilizing Selective Catalytic Reduction Systems (SCR) technology is having a positive impact on reducing emissions and increasing fuel efficiency across the board from passenger cars to the largest marine and rail engines, according to Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum.

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Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Full-Scale Wave Energy Device Testing

The Energy Department, in coordination with the Navy, announced funding for two companies that will continue to advance marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technology as a viable source for America’s clean energy future. Ocean Energy USA and Northwest Energy Innovations will test their innovative wave energy conversion (WEC) devices for one year in new deep water test berths at the Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) off the waters of Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

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Energy Department Launches H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition for Small-Scale Hydrogen Refueling Systems

The Energy Department today announced the launch of the $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize.  This two-year competition challenges America's engineers and entrepreneurs to develop affordable systems for small-scale, non-commercial hydrogen fueling. These projects will continue to deploy hydrogen infrastructure across the country to support more transportation energy options for U.S. consumers, including fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).  Successful entries will install and test systems that generate hydrogen from resources available at most homes, like electricity or natural gas, and provide the hydrogen to fuel passenger vehicles. This competition plans to offer a $1 million cash prize to the team that demonstrates the best system.

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Energy Department's New Buildings Solution Center Shares Proven Strategies for Energy Efficiency Programs

The Energy Department released a new resource, the Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center, to share proven methods for reducing energy waste and carbon emissions in U.S. buildings. A result of the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program, the Solution Center shows how to design, implement, and evaluate efficiency programs to improve the energy efficiency of communities across the nation. It profiles solutions used to improve the efficiency of many homes and other buildings by 20% or more.

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US Climate Action Network Announces Keya Chatterjee as New Executive Director

Keya Chatterjee joins USCANKeya Chatterjee joins USCAN after more than a decade of promoting climate action

The US Climate Action Network (USCAN) announced that Keya Chatterjee will join USCAN as its new executive director in mid-November 2014. 

“USCAN has been a huge asset to me in my career, as a collaborative place to meet colleagues, share tools and information, and amplify our work,” said Chatterjee.  “It has always been my friends and colleagues in the climate movement that have inspired me to bring my best self to this fight.  I am honored to lead USCAN and help provide the growing US climate movement with even more opportunities for trust building and collaboration.” 

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EPA Provides Additional Information on Clean Power Plan/Agency requests public comment on additional information and proposes carbon goals for areas in Indian Country and U.S. Territories

 

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s extensive outreach since issuing the proposed Clean Power Plan, EPA is making additional information and ideas available for public comment in a notice of data availability (NODA). At the same time, EPA is following through on its commitment made in June to propose goals to reduce carbon pollution in areas of Indian Country and U.S. Territories where fossil-fuel power plants are located.

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