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  • February 16, 2011

    EESI Fuel Cell Briefing on Capitol Hill

    On February 16th,* *the Environmental and Energy Study Institute help a briefing on Capitol Hill on Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Development. It may be useful for you to see the information and ideas that federal policymakers heard. Representative Charlie Dent (R-PA) kicked off the session and Ruth Cox (President and Executive Director, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association) served as moderator. There were four speakers, who discussed the state of the fuel cell industry and trends related to hydrogen energy development. They primarily focused on transportation applications, with an emphasis on California perspectives. The speakers were Tim Brown (Technical Manager, National Fuel Cell Research Center), Tom Cackette (Chief Deputy Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board), Catherine Dunwoody (Executive Director, California Fuel Cell Partnership), and Anthony Eggert (Member, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Energy; former Commissioner, California Energy Commission). You can access their presentations and a session summary at[].

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  • February 14, 2011

    CESA Executive Director Mark Sinclair Interviewed on New Hampshire Public Radio about NH RPS

    CESA Executive Director Mark Sinclair was featured on New Hampshire Public Radio, where he discussed ways that New Hampshire can inprove its renewable energy standards law, passed in 2008.

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  • February 10, 2011

    Stop & Shop Steps Up Innovation with Fuel Cell

    The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company announced today a significant step in retail store innovation: a special dedication of a 400 kilowatt fuel cell ' a first for the supermarket chain ' at its store on Torringford Street in East Torrington, Conn.

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  • February 9, 2011

    New Solarize Guidebook: A tool for local governments and communities to pursue energy independence

    A new guidebook that shares best practices from recent volunteer-driven Solarize projects about volume purchasing of solar energy systems aims to help other communities grow clean energy programs and create family-wage jobs. The Solarize Guidebook, developed for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the City of Portland, is now available at:

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  • February 1, 2011

    The Breakthrough Behind a 300% Increase in Photosynthesis Productivity

    A story about a recent breakthrough that will triple the productivity of photosynthesis in plants and algae to generate clean, renewable fuels, is currently posted on the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Blog[]. The blog entry was added by Fuel Cell Technologies Program Manager Sunita Satyapal.

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  • January 26, 2011

    New LBNL report profiles innovation in "community wind" project finance

    The 'community wind' sector in the United States ' loosely defined here as consisting of relatively small utility-scale wind power projects that sell power on the wholesale market and that are developed and owned primarily by local investors ' has historically served as a 'test bed' or 'proving grounds' not only for up-and-coming wind turbine manufacturers trying to break into the broader U.S. wind market, but also for wind project financing structures. For example, a variation of one of the most common financing arrangements in the U.S. wind market today ' the 'partnership flip' structure ' was first developed by community wind projects in Minnesota more than a decade ago before being adapted by the broader wind

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