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Green Electrical Sells: Advanced Research Projects — Smart Grid, EVs, and More
By Dan Carazo
At the Second Annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit held in Washington, D.C., nearly 2,000 attendees heard reports on new energy technologies and progress in research and innovation funded by ARPA-E seed money, with $400 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. More

Green Channel
Is demand response legit? Can DR — which sees various large users limit power use at specific times when requested to do so by local electric suppliers — be considered the equivalent of a coal-burning power plant? The FERC said "Yes" (in a 4-1 vote).

Also in the Channel — state officials in Washington produce EE regulations that demanded more than federal regulations. Is this legal? A federal judge said "Yes."

EPCO Lighting Fixture Houses up to Six T5 or T8 Lamps
Engineered Products Company (EPCO), has expanded its energy efficient GFF Series™ Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures. With capacity for up to six T5 or T8 lamps, the “new” GFFW Series Lighting Fixture is ideal for high-bay locations and other locations that require above-average lighting. Using the GFFW lighting fixtures can reduce the overall number of fixtures required to meet lighting needs. more

Eco Power
Our wind roundup includes 270 wind turbines (big ones) on wind farms, a projection that, in the next few years, $2 billion in wind installations could go into one Maine county, and the first unit installed for Procter & Gamble (in Holland).

Also Powerful — from the DOE, "Sizing, Siting, and Other Considerations for Distributed Wind." Plus, Minnkota is honored and Record Hill gets a loan guarantee.

Halco Lighting Technologies® is Raising The Bar

Halco’s ProLED® lamps raise the bar in performance and value
– delivering both the quality and quantity of light your application requires.

Energy Efficiency
Can we build a "green" house that is really efficient? Well, yes. But an EPA study showed that you can save more energy if you just choose a good place to put it and ignore inefficient locations. Yes — it's "location, location, location," yet again.

Also Efficient — separate studies find that C-level executives suffer a perception gap when it comes to what their companies are doing to address energy efficiency. Plus, a two-hour EE video.

Bonding & Grounding Facts

For the facts on Field Modification of UL Classified Tray, download Legrand/Cablofil’s new Technical Guide and White Paper.

If legislation in Rhode Island becomes law, certain manufacturers will have to look after how their products are disposed. Elsewhere: One manufacturer's sustainability effort reportedly ended up doubling production efficiency — not easy to do!

Also of Sustenance — how can manufacturing execs cope with sustainability needs these days? Think back to challenges they overcame in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.

Green Data Points
2010 saw 715 venture-capital deal in "cleantech," with $7.8 billion combined. REITs are said to be more interested these days in greener buildings. The Pew people see the possibility of $2.3 trillion globally in clean energy projects (global) over 10 years.

Also Pointed — Top 10 utilities in DSM; last 10 years in clean tech; and with Energy Star around since 1999, which cities are home to more ES-rated buildings?

P&S Titan™ Commercial Dimmers
Titan's revolutionary cover plate system comes equipped to build a screwless multi-gang faceplate in any desired configuration – no more separate box installations or costly multi-gang plates. High-end voltage adjustment feature reduces "at full" voltage without compromising the slider’s dimming range. The convenient labeling system maintains a clean look. Visit us online.   more

Greenest of the Green

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Innovative leaders in the electrical distribution community are not only selling more energy efficiency products, they are also implementing energy efficiency into their operations.

tED GreenRoom
Colby Horton

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