1. Solar Energy System on Town of Easton, MA's Landfill


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    Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., a leading financier, designer, developer and installer of grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) systems responsible for installing more than 30 percent of the landfill solar capacity operating in Massachusetts, joined the Town of Easton on April 30 to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the installation of a 1.9-megawatt (MW) solar energy system on the Town's former landfill. Secretary of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Richard Sullivan and Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Commissioner Mark Sylvia spoke at the event in praise of the Town's extensive energy efficiency and renewable energy efforts. Financed by Borrego Solar through a power purchase agreement (PPA) that covered all upfront costs, the project will save the Town approximately $185,000 annually and nearly $4,500,000 over the course of the 20-year contract. The installation, which will produce the equivalent quantity of electricity consumed by 235 homes in one year, is part of the Town's overall commitment to sustainability. As a designated Massachusetts Green Community, Easton has implemented numerous energy efficiency initiatives such as LED lighting retrofits and thermostat controls within public buildings, and is currently installing LED streetlights and insulated garage doors on Department of Public Works buildings and fire stations. As a result of these and other initiatives, the Town is on track to meet its Green Communities commitment of reducing energy consumption by 20 percent by the end of 2014. #solar #PV #photovoltaics #putsolaronit #ilikesolar #SEIA #commercialsolar #landfillsolar #DOER #energy #goodstories

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    • The Arbiter Minute for September 8, 2014


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      Stay up to date on campus news at arbiteronline.com. Catch Arbiter Minute broadcasts in the Student Union Building throughout the semester and online. New videos are released every Monday and Thursday throughout the semester. Featuring Brandon Walton Directed by Farzan Faramarzi Edited by Holly Hovis © Boise State Student Media 2014

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      • Under The Diamond Canopy


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        Under The Diamond Canopy !! 5000 still frames , 3 days compressed in to an Amazing Timed Frame Stewed in a broth-e Calderon of Night Sky and the Dead Tree ! A Memory of Wind & sounds is all that remains of this Powerful Paint of the Extreme Energy Brought Buy the Turning of The New Gravity felt Moon in Harmony With This Flow Jet Stream Dream , Truly We Are Diamond's In The Sky

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        • Orientation Registration


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          This video, from FEMA--DHS, instructs FEMA emergency managers in how to register for an on-line Orientation Registration. A DTS user must first take ownership of their account and validate their contact information before registering for the Orientation Registration. For more information, contact: support@femaresponder.net.

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          • Taking ownership of your account (via name)


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            This video, from FEMA--DHS, instructs FEMA emergency managers in how to take ownership of their DTS account including activating their account, selecting a user name and password, choosing a security question, and configuring their individual contact preferences. For more information, contact: support@femaresponder.net.

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            • 2014-06-24 11.05 Transitioning SuperTruck Technologies to Commercial and Military Applications (MTAG)


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              This webinar covered the commercialization status of a number of highly-relevant military-focused technologies from the US Department of Energy’s SuperTruck program as they relate to heavy-duty vehicle platforms. Over the last five years, SuperTruck teams have worked to develop and integrate advanced technologies from all component systems of the tractor and trailer into one highly-efficient freight-hauling vehicle. Some of their successes have already transitioned to market and are commercially available for fleets and agencies nationwide. Narrowing down the many advancements from SuperTruck and highlighting the most applicable to heavy-duty military platforms, CALSTART Project Engineer Jean-Baptiste Gallo and Associate Project Manager Ted Bloch-Rubin presented this Military Truck Action Group (MTAG) webinar.

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              • EPA Chief Outlines Policies for Renewable Energy


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                Last week, in a speech before a conference sponsored by the American Council on Renewable Energy, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency laid out an expansive overview of intergovernmental cooperation. EPA head Gina McCarthy said the agency’s goal is to support the rapid pace of renewable energy innovation by establishing new regulations that work with new initiatives. To do so, the EPA is working more closely with the Department of Energy. The bottom line for supporting renewable energy, says McCarthy, is the bottom line. “It’s not just the right thing to do, but it’s the economically sustainable thing to do.” The EPA chief emphasized the importance of renewable energy to the U.S. economy, and the role of the federal, state, and local governments in incentivizing the sector’s expansion. She noted the 100,000 jobs created by renewable energy projects on public lands undertaken by the Department of the Interior and the 39 states that now operate utility-scale wind energy projects. McCarthy defined the role of the EPA as a supporting one in the rapidly changing renewable energy sector. States and cities are accepted as the main incubators of innovation, and the EPA’s mission is to listen and work closely with them. Such a description might sound positively visionary except that it describes a renewable energy future that is already in action, right now, across the country. I’m John Howell for 3BL Media.

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                • Energy Minute: Solar Power’s Future Looks Brighter and Brighter


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                  In the U.S. solar power continues to lead all categories as the renewable energy mode of choice. Last year, it made up 29 percent of all new electricity capacity, second only to natural gas at 46 percent. In 2014, solar power is projected to grow by another 26 percent, according to GTM, a research firm. The Department of Energy expects solar to provide 27 percent of all electricity in America by 2050, a huge increase from its less than one percent total today. What’s driving this growth? Until recently, federal loan guarantees and state subsidies were given as the answer. But many of those initiatives have expired. One of the largest remaining ones, the federal government’s solar-investment tax, is scheduled to drop from 30 to 10 percent in 2017. But analysts expect this change to result only in a drop off of marginal projects. It’s another drop that’s driving today’s solar power market: a rapid and steep decrease in the cost of photovoltaic panels. Electricity customers are now recording big savings with much cheaper panels on their houses and businesses. New regulations and financing models have also spurred solar’s growth. 22 states now allow consumers to buy electricity produced by solar panels installed by a third party, eliminating large up-front costs. 43 states now allow net metering, which credits solar homes and businesses for the excess energy they sell back to the grid. Lower costs, innovative business models, and forward-looking government policies: sounds like classic capitalism in action. I’m John Howell for 3BL Media.

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                  • What’s leaking from the nuclear Waste Isolation Pilot Program?


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                    Located near Carlsbad, New Mexico this Department of Energy (DOE) experimental nuclear waste dump is attempting to store leftover radioactive plutonium and americium from the US weapons program. On February 14, 2014 there was a nuclear safety failure at the site and the Department of Energy is not being honest about it. In this film Fairewinds Energy Education's Arnie Gundersen pieces together what happened and points out Fairewinds' major concerns about the facility, the accident and the lack of transparency at the DOE.

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                    • 2010 Sustainable Energy & Infrastructure Forum: The DOE Perspective


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                      Minh Le, Director of DOE Solar Technology Program gives a "Perspective Talk" Parsons and the Resnick Sustainability Institute held this forum to identify needs and solutions associated with sustainable energy, sustainable infrastructure and sustainability in national programs. This invitation-only two-day forum was attended by technology leaders, corporate developers, policy makers, investors, and representatives from government and nonprofit sectors.

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