DOE Announces Recipients of Smart Grid Stimulus Fund

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National Grid Applies for $200 Million in Stimulus Funding for Largest Collective Smart Grid Project in the Northeast

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Department of Energy for $200 million in stimulus funding to develop an “end-to-end” smart grid deployment that will include approximately 200,000 customers in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Tagged: enegy stimulus funds, Energy, National Grid, smart grid, smart grid technology, stimulus funds. Tags: Green enegy stimulus funds Energy National Grid smart grid smart grid technology stimulus funds

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Using the Stimulus Package

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The stimulus package has passed for better or worse. Treehugger has a slideshow outlining how you can use the stimulus tax credits. While the stimulus will help in these areas I hope that we can get away from subsidies for everything and just be responsible environmentally and fiscally. Whether it works as advertised will be up to history. But right now you can use it for yourself.

Green Energy Technologies' WindCube® Launched at Windpower 2009

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A highly favorable element in the timing of the WindCube launch is the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 federal stimulus bill, which contains a provision that allows buyers of “small wind” systems (up to 100 kW) an uncapped investment tax credit of 30 percent of the total installed cost for systems placed in service between now and 2016.

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SRS Energy to Debut Sole Power Tile(TM) at 2009 American Institute of Architects Conference

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Solar-Powered Roofing Tile to be Exhibited in Partnership with US Tile PHILADELPHIA,PA, April 2009: SRS Energy, a leading developer of sustainable solar roofing systems, will launch the Sole Power Tile™, the first building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) roofing product designed for curved roofing systems, at the American Institute of Architects 2009 National Convention and Design Exposition.

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Which Utilities Top the Smart Grid Deployment List?

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Department of Energy for $200 million in stimulus funding to develop an “end-to-end” smart grid deployment that will include approximately 200,000 customers in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Tagged: Bluebonnet Electric, energy efficiency, green technology, grid transformation, National Grid, Rhode Island, smart grid, stimulus funds. Rick Nicholson and H.

30% Direct Reimbursement from U.S. Government for Renewable Energy Projects

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Governor Schwarzenegger Launches the California Green Corps

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State To Utilize Federal Economic Stimulus Funds & Public-Private Partnerships For Green Jobs Training Sacramento, Ca., March 2009 : Immediately after meeting with President Obama's Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis in Sacramento to discuss federal economic stimulus funding and job creation, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today launched the California Green Corps. Investing at least $10 million in federal economic stimulus funding from the U.S.

Hitting a Moving Target—What is Normal?

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The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Tuesday, April 7, 2009 Hitting a Moving Target—What is Normal? “We Sawyer in the March 20 (2009) issue of the Ottawa Citizen entitled, All Screens Are Not Equal. science-fiction posted by SF Girl @ 11:20 PM 15 Comments 15 Comments: At April 8, 2009 10:06 AM , Åka said. At April 8, 2009 10:37 AM , SF Girl said. At April 8, 2009 12:58 PM , SF Girl said. At April 8, 2009 5:20 PM , SF Girl said.

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Copenhagen or bust?

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The Chinese stimulus was almost 40% devoted to emissions control, conservation, smart electric grid development, and alternative energy investment, compared to about 12% of the US stimulus. Copenhagen 2009 350 350 ppm china climate meeting climate negotiations climate summit Cop15 Copenhagen Denmark EU Europe European Union Germany India politics Russia UN Climate Change Conference UN climate summit USAPhoto credit: JC i Núria.

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Britain must do more to secure wind energy jobs

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The report also points to government backing for wind energy industry in Denmark, Spain and Germany saying that initiatives there have successfully provided stimulus for the sector. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Britain, as a nation, is punching well below its weight when it comes to offshore wind, risking missing legally-binding targets and the opportunity to secure tens of thousands of jobs. It also may risk incurring problems with those that have set the legally binding targets.

A Very 'Cool' Way To 'Go Green' with WindAir Green Technology by EarthSure

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They are on the cutting edge of compliance with America's Green Initiatives as they relate to the energy and environmental provisions in the Stimulus Plan. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) EarthSure, a renewable energy company and innovator in alternative energy sources, announces the latest patent-pending renewable energy invention.

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Bill on Renewable Energy Omits Huge Source

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Unemployed loggers all over the country could have a future in sustainably gathering and selling tons of clean-burning woody biomass to power plants were it not for the fine print in The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 that's now under consideration in the House of Representatives. So logging does have a future and there's a big economic stimulus waiting to be had for rural economies and everyone else — in creating renewable energy through woody biomass.

Deutsche Bank’s Banziger Says Crisis ‘Far From Over’

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by Michael Smith Deutsche Bank AG Chief Risk Officer Hugo Banziger said in March 2009 that the global credit crisis is “far from over” and global financial regulations must be overhauled to regain investor trust. “We The British Chancellor of the Exchequer – the Finance Minister, in other words – Alistair Darling, just had to admit, in so many words, that the first quarter of 2009 is as bad as was the last quarter of 2008. M Smith (Veshengro), 2009.

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Wind industry ready to pump 2.5bn GBP direct into UK economy

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10bn GBP ‘shovel-ready’ wind projects could lay foundation for green economy by Michael Smith (Veshengro) BWEA, the UK ’s leading renewable energy business organisation, on April 21, 2009 launched their report on the wind, wave and tidal sector’s contribution towards building a low carbon economy: Powering a Green Economy: Wind, wave & tidal’s contribution to Britain ’s industrial future, just ahead of the Budget Statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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The Depression bites

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Car production in the United Kingdom alone has fallen by two-thirds over the last year, that is to say in the time from March 2008 to March 2009. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) While most governments are still playing around with the terminology and still will not call it the big “D” word the common man in the street knows that we are already in a depression, regardless of what the power brokers and politicians are trying to tell us.

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Federal Tax Credits for Tankless Water Heaters

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On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, making great changes to the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. Under the new Stimulus bill: Tax credits previously expiring in 2009 will now be effective until December 31, 2009. It’s almost tax time, and you know what that means – finding every last deduction!

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Why Energy Management in the Home Will Be Mainstream

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2009 is certainly the “ Year of the Smart Grid ”, as dubbed by Greentech Media GTM Research but there are many wondering how exactly Smart Grid technology is going to be adopted where arguably it matters most – the customer’s home. Department of Energy stimulus grants available to utilities interested in upgrading their grid to AMI and smart meters.

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Clean Technology gets $300 Million from DOE

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The Department of Energy has just announced it will fund $300 million of its budget and stimulus funds for reducing clean energy costs, carbon capture, and improving the readiness of the green-collar workforce. Good news for the clean technology sector! The largest portion of the money, $240 million, comes from the DOE’s [.] Post from: Green Living Ideas. Clean Technology gets $300 Million from DOE. Related Posts. Technology and the Environment. Green Technology.

Clean Technology gets 300 Million from DOE

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The Department of Defense has just announced it will fund $300 million of its budget and stimulus funds for reducing clean energy costs, carbon capture, and improving the readiness of the green-collar workforce. Good news for the clean technology sector! The largest portion of the money, $240 million, comes from the DOE’s [.] Post from: Green Living Ideas. Clean Technology gets 300 Million from DOE. Related Posts. Technology and the Environment. Green Technology.

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Who is Getting the Green Money

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billion dollar stimulus plan will be going towards green initiatives and incentives. There are a lot of sites trying to break down the Stimulus plan and they aren’t all exactly the same. I’m sure a lot of us have been wondering what part of this $787.2

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Home Energy Tax Credits - How You Can Benefit

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President Obama’s latest stimulus plan extended many of the tax credits and abolished caps on some of the incentives. The stimulus bill laid out specific plans for tax rebates for the first brave adopters of plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Go Green Get Green

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Because the new stimulus package wiggled some tax rules around, the switch to energy efficiency is now even more forgiving on your wallet. Thanks to our shiny new president now is the best time to upgrade to green! Scott Cooney at redgreenandblue.org spelled the benefits out for us. First, the tax credit for energy efficient upgrades went up from 10% of the cost to 30%. Then we have an increase in the maximum tax credit you can recieve, it went from $500 to $1500.

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Will Blue Really Turn Green?

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But the federal stimulus is helping to create some green jobs. We’ve been hearing a lot about how the green-collar economy will save the blue-collar economy (and to a lesser extent the white-collar economy) for many years now. But with unemployment at distressingly high levels, I say in my well-worn “indignant” tone: Where’s the grass-fed beef? Apologies to those under 30 ). Well, I think it’s safe to say that we’re not where we thought we’d be at this point.

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Texas Utility Chooses Control4 for Smart Grid Deployment

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Bluebonnet recently announced its application for a Department of Energy stimulus grant to fund a transformation of its entire business to a Smart Grid. Control4, a leading developer of Home Area Network (“HAN”) and consumer energy management solutions, today announced that it has been selected as the HAN provider for Texas-based utility Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative.

Harvesting Wind Power: It’s Easier than You Think

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Wind turbines were first included in federal tax incentives when the October 2008 Stimulus Bill passed. That number has since increased when in February 2009 the cap was removed, creating major growth in the small turbine wind market. Under the new bill, it is a one-time credit, but any sale within the past 8 years from February 2009 qualifies. As many of you may or may not know, harvesting wind power is actually quite simple.

Climate change: the good and the astoundingly awful bad news

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stimulus package; and alternative energy sector jobs are increasing. Photo credit: azrainman. When discussing climate change, the old saying needs to be amended to “What do you want first, the somewhat good news, or the astoundingly awful bad news?&#.

Six Myths About the Smart Grid

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If “green&# was the buzzword of 2008, you can bet that “smart grid&# will be the buzzword for 2009 and probably even 2010. But now you can’t pick up a newspaper or read a blog without hearing about it, whether its plans for development under the stimulus package or GE’s captivating ecomagination commercials – smart energy messages abound.

Microsoft Makes Play for the Smart Grid with SERA – Smart Energy Reference Architecture

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As utilities attempt to develop new projects that are funded by national smart grid stimulus programs, they will need sound, tested technologies that help them proceed. REDMOND, Wash., 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Microsoft Corp. today announced it has developed a reference architecture based on familiar, cost-effective Microsoft platforms that can serve as the basis for development of the “integrated utility of the future.&#.

Step by Step: Rubbersidewalks Are The New Path

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While grants of this ilk become more available as the Stimulus and Recovery Act reaches Main Street, “green grants&# are a natural evolution for Californians. When one thinks of rubber floors, one usually thinks of playgrounds…the soft and spongy mat at the local jungle gym. But what about sidewalks? In the past decade, rubber sidewalks have been growing in popularity due to their clever re-use of tires and protection of trees. Rubbersidewalks Inc.,

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Green Cities Report

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Living Cities' is also serving as a resource to inform the usage of federal dollars available through stimulus funds and the workforce dollars associated with investments in the energy efficiency sector. The Green Cities report is focused on building energy retrofits, green workforce development and transit-oriented development, three areas also identified as priorities by local leaders and to which the recently passed stimulus bill brings extraordinary new resources.

Slow Money: Bringing Money Down to Earth

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Governments of the world just threw tens of trillions of dollars of stimulus money at the economy. Interview with Woody Tasch, founder and president of Slow Money, a nonprofit that connects investors to local economies. by Brooke Jarvis Woody Tasch has thought a lot about money: what it does, how it moves, and how to connect people who have it with people who need it. He's been a venture capitalist, a treasurer and advisor to foundations, and the chairman of a network of angel investors.

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Top Ten Hot Trends in Greenroof Design

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The focus of the Top 10 Trends of 2009 is on greenroof design as a means to combat problems in our world of the built environment versus nature, and restore sustainability to the eco-system. of June 8, 2009. Check back soon to see the 2009 paper with hyperlinks to each project in The Greenroof Projects Database. The Greenroofs.com Top Ten List of Hot Trends in Greenroof Design showcases the important, newsworthy and exciting greenroof projects from around the world.

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Green Business Climate

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A chart at Economist.com shows the percentage of green spending in a country's stimulus package. Economic issues are on most people's minds these days. In this economy many people are considering starting their own business. Since green collar jobs are big talking point evaluating the green business climate is a good place to start. Depending on where you live there may be more or less government support for your venture.

10 Reasons to Shop Local

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Local Economic Stimulus. by Matt Embrey “Going local does not mean walling off the outside world. It Means nurturing locally owned businesses which use local resources sustainably, employ local workers at decent wages and serve primarily local consumers. It means becoming more self-sufficient and less dependant on imports. Control moves from the boardrooms of distant corporations and back into the community where it belongs.” - Michael H. Shuman, author of the book Going Local.

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The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia: A Regional Review

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ISBN: 978-971-561-788-8 Publication Date: April 2009 In stock This report provides a review of the economics of climate change in the Southeast Asian region. It confirms that the region is highly vulnerable to climate change and demonstrates that a wide range of adaptation measures are already being applied.

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Path to a Peace Economy

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David Korten presented the following speech on October 19, 2009 during a keynote lecture at the Economics of Peace Conference in Sonoma, California. Note here the essential difference between the bailout money and the Obama stimulus money. Stimulus money bypasses Wall Street and directly funds the creation of productive jobs to create beneficial goods, services, and public infrastructure projects.

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Nature Rocks

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The outdoors can offer you your very own economic stimulus package. The outdoors can offer you your very own economic stimulus package. Summer is finally here, and that means one thing for you and your family: It’s time to get outside! Why does nature rock? An increasing number of studies illustrate that kids who spend time outdoors are happier, healthier and smarter.

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Why This Crisis May Be Our Best Chance to Build a New Economy

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The government can and should instead issue debt-free money to finance the stimulus and meet other public needs. David Korten wrote this article as part of The New Economy, the Summer 2009 issue of YES! By David Korten Wall Street is bankrupt. Instead of trying to save it, we can build a new economy that puts money and business in the service of people and the planet—not the other way around.

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Pioneer City 2030: What the Energy System of the Future Looks Like

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The stimulus passed by Congress in early 2009 includes $77 billion directed to new energy areas, including major new funding for energy efficiency, green buildings, smart grids, plug-in vehicles and renewable installations. By putting together long-term strategies for pioneering the new energy system, communities can coherently assemble stimulus funds from the different pools and offer more compelling funding proposals.

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Green Jobs Create Negative Job Growth

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The part I find odd is that when it is applied to the green economy it becomes a negative news story but there is no shortage of "stimulus" and bailout money. Citing a Spanish study, a Bloomberg article reports that green job creation programs actually cost jobs elsewhere in the economy. I haven't been able to find the study to see for myself but some of the point raised in various news articles citing the study have been rational.

Consumption vs Production

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The stimulus package is not going to create the structural change needed to move forward. It has been noted recently that we are a consuming society and not a producing society. Cheap Chinese labor has eliminated the profitability of doing anything for ourselves. It is now obvious that pursuing profit before any thing else will lead to economic collapse. Now that the shell game that is our economy has been exposed what do we do?

21 Ways Faith Groups Are Combating Global Warming

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The national Interfaith Power and Light Action Center has generated thousands of letters petitioning for energy efficiency standards, fuel economy standards, green stimulus funding, and clean energy tax incentives. Religious communities across the country are celebrating Earth Day every day this year by taking long-term, sustainable steps to help reduce global warming.

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