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DOE vows $13.4 million for community transportation programs
The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced it will fund $13.4 million to help community-driven projects ...
California sets ambitious goal for zero-emission car usage
California has ambitious goals for electrifying its transportation sector, shooting for 1.5 million zero-emission ...
Rhode Island to modernize its electricity grid system
In an effort to set us the state for deployment of distributed energy resources, Rhode Island is seeking comments ...
Austin, Texas, vows to produce 65% of energy with renewables by 2027
The City Council of Autsin, Texas, voted recently to set the city on course for meeting using renewable energy ...
Zero Net Energy
Zero Net Energy Commercial Buildings Initiative Goal: Generate as much energy within a commercial building as it consumes by 2025.
This initiative was enacted via The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Its aim is directed at commercial buildings and is a very ambitious goal. Achieving Zero Net Energy Buildings would be accomplished by dramatically reducing commercial building energy demand and meeting remaining energy needs from renewable resources.
In just its first year, several Blue Chip companies, including WalMart, Target, Home Depot and Petco, are already applying technologies developed by this alliance and are developing showcase stores leading toward zero-energy performance.