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  • September 5, 2011

    Texas takes major step toward energy storage

    On Friday June 17th, Texas Governor Rick Perry recently signed into law the right for large energy storage projects – such as those using battery or flywheel technologies – to participate in the competitive wholesale electricity market, providing generation services, bringing significant grid reliability and environmental benefits to Texas.

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  • August 30, 2011

    Batteries for Energy Storage: New Developments Promise Grid Flexibility and Stability

    In this article from Renewable Energy World, Tildy Banyar looks at developments in large-scale battery energy storage solutions for integrating variable output renewable generation into the grid. The original article is available here: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011/08/batteries-for-energy-storage-new-developments-promise-grid-flexibility-and-stability?cmpid=WNL-Wednesday-August31-2011.

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  • August 25, 2011

    DOI Launches Leasing Process for Commercial Wind Energy Offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts

    As part of Interior’s “Smart from the Start” offshore wind energy initiative to spur rapid and responsible siting, leasing and construction of new wind projects, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Director Michael R. Bromwich today announced the initial steps to develop commercial wind energy on the Outer Continental Shelf offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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  • August 19, 2011

    UMass Dartmouth-based Marine Renewable Energy Center conducts first in-ocean technology test in Massachusetts

    The first in-ocean demonstration project of a tidal energy device in Massachusetts was recently completed by UMass Dartmouth's New England Marine Renewable Energy Center (MREC) and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) as officials outlined plans to establish a 300 square mile first-in-the-nation test site off Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

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  • August 16, 2011

    Energy Department Applauds World's First Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Station in Orange County

    The U.S. Department of Energy today issued the following statement in support of the commissioning of the world's first tri-generation fuel cell and hydrogen energy station to provide transportation fuel to the public and electric power to an industrial facility, located at the Orange County Sanitation District's wastewater treatment plant in Fountain Valley, California. The fuel cell commissioned today is a combined heat, hydrogen, and power system that co-produces hydrogen in addition to electricity and heat, making it a tri-generation system. The hydrogen produced by the system is sent to a hydrogen fueling station that will be open to the public and can support between 25 and 50 fuel cell electric vehicle fill-ups per day. The fuel cell also produces approximately 250 kW of power for use by the wastewater treatment plant. This on-site approach to hydrogen production advances hydrogen infrastructure technologies that will accelerate the use of this renewable fuel.

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  • August 11, 2011

    Clean Energy Is Booming And Creating Jobs

    by Joel N. Shurkin | August 11, 2011 http://idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/08/clean-energy-is-booming-and-creating-jobs.php

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