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St. Lucia to follow Nevis’ geothermal progress

The island nation of St. Lucia in the eastern Caribbean may soon develop geothermal projects, as its Minister of Physical Development, Urban Renewal, Housing, Environment and Local Government, Richard Frederick, last week praised the geothermal progress of neighbor island, Nevis. According to a report by Caribbean Net News last week, Frederick expressed his desire to implement similar geothermal energy projects in St. Lucia.


Smart grid funding promotes smart pricing—eMeter

Smart grid management software leader eMeter Strategic Consulting said the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) rules for smart grid funding applications announced last week will strongly promote “smart pricing” as a component of smart grid deployment in the US.


EASI technologies reduce energy costs and GHGs

Tennessee-based Energy Automation Systems, Inc. (EASI) not only provides specific energy savings for businesses and governments in the United States and more than 60 other countries, but is also reducing their greenhouse gas emissions through EASI’s engineered technologies.


Carbon capture process to be tested in Italy

Environmental technology research company Innovation, Energy, Environment (IFP) and Italian energy giant ENEL have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to test a first-generation post-combustion carbon capture process.


US lithium-ion vehicle battery company applies for DOE fund for factory expansion

Another lithium-ion battery company for electric vehicles has applied for a stimulus grant under the Department of Energy (DOE) to expand its factory and increase production capacity.


Siemens secures $ 8.2 million contract from Pennsylvania to make state buildings energy efficient

Siemens’ Energy and Environmental Solutions secured an $8.2 million performance contract with Pennsylvania’s Department of General Services (DGS) to reduce the energy consumption in two state buildings at the capital of Harrisburg.


Yardney Technical Products and Coda Automotive to construct battery production facility

Yardney Technical Products, Inc., a Connecticut-based manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries, has entered into a joint venture with Coda Automotive, a manufacturer and distributor of electric vehicles based in California. The joint venture, called Coda Battery Systems LLC, will design, manufacture, and sell automotive-grade, lithium-ion battery power systems in the United States.


GM opens America’s largest and most advanced automotive battery lab

General Motors (GM) opened the largest and most advanced automotive battery research and development facility at its Alternative Energy Center within the GM Technical Center in Warren, Michigan this week despite its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing on June 1.


Smartcool Systems signs distribution agreement with ATI AirTest Technologies

Smartcool Systems Inc. has signed a distribution agreement with ATI AirTest Technologies to sell and market Smartcool’s innovative energy reduction technology throughout North America on a non-exclusive basis.


Eden and EGS Energy to build the UK’s first geothermal energy project

UK environmental educational center and environmental theme park The Eden Project and Engineered Geothermal Systems Energy (EGS Energy) recently announced plans to build the UK’s first geothermal energy project.


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