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NREL Announces Innovation Challenge for Crowdsourced Ideas for Energy-Efficiency in Residential Buildings

NREL - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 08:00
The Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), along with industry partner CLEAResult, will launch a Call for Innovation as part of the DOE JUMP initiative during the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, Calif., on May 22.
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With women at the top, UN climate body has chance for real change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:09
Source: Climate Home - Women now hold six of the most influential positions at global climate talks, but can they make a difference on the ground?
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Climate change could trigger 'tipping point' for East Antarctic Totten Glacier

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:09
Source: ABC Australia - The Totten Glacier in East Antarctica has an unstable area that could collapse and contribute to more than two metres of sea level rise beyond what is generally predicted if climate change remains unchecked, researchers say.
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Patricia Espinosa: Mexikanerin wird Chefin des Uno-Klimasekretariats

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:09
Source: Spiegel - Von der Botschafterin in Deutschland zur Klimachefin der Uno: Die Mexikanerin Patricia Espinosa wird Nachfolgerin von Christiana Figueres.
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Humans damaging the environment faster than it can recover, UN finds

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:09
Source: Guardian - Degradation of the world’s natural resources by humans is rapidly outpacing the planet’s ability to absorb the damage, meaning the rate of deterioration is increasing globally, the most comprehensive environmental study ever undertaken by the UN has found.
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In Last Months In Office, Here's How Obama Seeks To Cement Paris Climate Accord

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:09
Source: Forbes - The multi-year effort to secure a new international climate agreement reached a crescendo last December when the world came together to strike the Paris climate agreement
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OPINION: Climate Change Mitigation - Africa Must Be At the Forefront

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:09
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Warming far outpacing climate action, as UN negotiators meet in Bonn

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:09
Source: mongabay.com - The opening of the United Nation’s annual mid-year climate conference in Bonn Germany offered up dramatically contrasting messages this week: national leaders and political negotiators congratulated themselves, proudly celebrating the “historic Paris Agreement,” while environmentalists warned somberly that the Earth is far worse off than most people realize, with the political will for climate action still falling far behind the fearfully rapid pace of warming.
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Transport Emissions Must Peak Soon to Hit Paris Targets

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:09
Source: Environmental News Service - International shipping and aviation will have to cap their greenhouse gas emissions soon for the world to meet the ambitious goals in the Paris Climate Agreement, participants at a side event at the Bonn climate change conference heard today.
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Canada’s most populous province passes climate change law

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:09
Source: Climate Home - Carbon trading and a green investment fund underpin Ontario plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions 80% from 1990 levels by 2050
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Vers une hausse majeure de la consommation mondiale d’énergie ?

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:09
Source: Connaissance des energies - L’EIA américaine a rendu public la semaine dernière son dernier « International Energy Outlook » où l’organisme gouvernemental y expose ses prévisions d’évolution de la consommation énergétique dans le monde d’ici à 2040. En voici les principaux enseignements.
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NREL Helps DOE Assess Progress “On the Path to SunShot”

NREL - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 08:00
Analysts and researchers at the Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) played a significant role in a suite of studies released today by DOE’s SunShot Initiative that identify the progress made by the U.S. solar energy industry toward SunShot’s goal of achieving cost parity with traditional energy sources by 2020.
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Winners for NREL’s 26th Solar and Lithium-Ion Car Races

NREL - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 08:00
Fifty-seven teams from 15 Colorado middle schools gathered at Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton today for the 26th Annual Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium-Ion Battery car competitions. The day’s event drew nearly 200 students ready to compete and race the solar- and lithium-ion battery-powered vehicles they designed and built. Ken Caryl Middle School (Littleton) swept the top speed awards winning trophies for the fastest solar-powered model car and the fastest lithium-ion battery-powered model car.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Checkered Flags Ready as Colorado Middle School Students Head to the Racetrack Saturday

NREL - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:00
On Saturday, May 14, nearly 200 middle school students from around Colorado will participate in the Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium Ion Battery car competitions from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Dakota Ridge High School, 13399 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton.
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NREL Distributes Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project Round Four Funding

NREL - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:00
The Energy Department’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is awarding four subcontracts under the fourth round of funding through DOE’s Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP).
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Energy Department Selects NREL Scientist for Exclusive Award

NREL - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:00
Scientist Adele Tamboli of the Energy Department’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been awarded additional funding as part of a select group of scientists in the early stage of their careers.
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NREL Scientists and Engineers Recognized for Top Innovations as Lab Celebrates another Record-Breaking Year of Inventions

NREL - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:00
Today during its annual Innovation and Technology Transfer Awards ceremony, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recognized researchers and staff for 169 new innovations, a record-breaking number of scientific and engineering inventions in fiscal year 2015 (FY15). This is a 33 percent increase from last year.
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NREL’s Romero Chosen Top Young Professional in U.S.

NREL - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:00
Rachel Romero, a building systems engineer at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has been named a 2016 New Faces of Engineering recipient by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
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MEDIA ADVISORY: NREL Hosts Energy Department’s National Lab Impact Summit

NREL - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:00
On May 4, the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) will host an event at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to bring together the nation’s public- and private-sector energy leaders to formulate the next stage of clean energy technology innovation.
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NREL Finds Nanotube Semiconductors Well-suited for PV Systems

NREL - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 08:00
Researchers at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems because they can potentially convert sunlight to electricity or fuels without losing much energy.
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