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US’ Great Lakes considered best for offshore wind projects

The US’ Great Lakes are being considered as location for wind project development within the next three years, it was reported last week (June 10).


Itron eyes smart grid security

Energy technology company Itron Inc. has established a research and development deal with leading engineering institute Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in the smart grid security business.


Waste Management opens Detroit Recycling Center

Waste Management, Inc., the largest provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America, has opened its 63,000 square-foot Detroit Recycling Center in Michigan.


World’s first real-time carbon counter unveiled in NYC

Global finance giant Deutsche Bank through its Asset Management division (DeAM) launched the world’s first scientifically valid, real-time carbon counter on June 18 in the heart of New York City, located outside of Madison Square Garden and Penn Station.


SoloPower receives certification for CIGS thin-film solar modules

Silicon Valley-based thin-film solar photovoltaic manufacturer SoloPower announced on June 17 that it has become the first US manufacturer of flat-plate, CIGS-based (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) PV modules to be certified under the ANSI/UL 1703 standard.


GM and Politecnico di Torino to establish new institute for automotive research and education

General Motors Corp. has established a partnership with Politecnico di Torino to form the GM-Politecnico Institute of Automotive Research and Education, which will be located in the new GM Engineering Center within Cittadella Politecnica in Torino, Italy.


European investment conference recognizes combined heat and electricity start-up

A clean energy technology company was chosen as the “Most Promising Clean Tech Start-up” during the recent Transatlantic Green Platform 2009, which is part of a European investors’ conference in La Baule, France.


Siemens and eMeter to build Smart Grid Global Centers of Competence

Siemens Energy has established a partnership with eMeter, a leading provider of Smart Grid management software, to build three Global Centers of Competence for smart energy services. The centers will be located in Houston, Texas; Vienna, Austria; and Nottingham, England.


1st Green Jobs Leadership Summit to be hosted by US Senate Democratic Caucus

The first-ever Green Jobs Leadership Summit, to be hosted by the US Senate Democratic Caucus, was held yesterday (June 17) in Washington, D.C. The summit tackled the creation of clean energy jobs and steps on how to support the new green economy.


Volvo to develop diesel engine for medium-heavy trucks and buses

Volvo Group has announced that it has developed its own medium-heavy diesel engine for trucks and buses scheduled for launch in 2010.


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