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Natural Resources Canada's CanmetENERGY Natural Resources Canada's CanmetENERGY is the Canadian leader in clean energy research and technology development. With over 450 scientists, engineers and technicians and more than 100 years of experience, we are Canada's knowledge centre for scientific expertise on clean energy technologies. CanmetENERGY supports Natural Resources Canada's priorities to promote the sustainable and economic development of our natural resources, while improving the quality of life of Canadians. Home page of E-Futures Doctoral Training Centre for Interdisciplinary Energy Research E-Futures is a Doctoral Training Centre that will train a new generation of scientists and engineers to address the challenges inherent in making the transition to a sustainable energy future. Students will receive an overview of energy issues in the first year of their training before developing individual specialisations through research projects. E-Futures draws together world-class research within the University of Sheffield to train engineers and scientists with the skills, knowledge and confidence to tackle today's evolving issues regarding energy generation, management and supply. E-Futures also represents a new working culture, fostering relationships between teams in universities and forging lasting links with industry and other external organisations. Students will receive a formal programme of taught material to develop and enhance their technical interdisciplinary knowledge, and broaden their set of skills.

Technology Strategy > Strategic Vision View in Web Browser /_layouts/VisioWebAccess/VisioWebAccess.aspx?listguid={ListId}&itemid={ItemId}&DefaultItemOpen=1 0x0 0x1 FileType Rocky Mountain Institute - Driving the Efficient Use of Resources Creating Better Buildings Achieving deeper levels of energy savings will require a scaling up of investment in energy efficiency. RMI’s new practice guide on how to calculate and present value from deep energy retrofits can help drive that investment.

Further Study - Choosing your Career - Students - Careers Service Some useful resources For the vast majority of postgraduate courses and research programmes there is no centralised application system; you simply apply direct to the institution concerned. In most cases, there will be no fixed closing date, but you need to check this with the institution. Generally speaking, it is advisable to apply nine to twelve months before the intended starting date, especially as this may improve your chances of obtaining funding. Postgraduate courses | These databases lists courses and research opportunities by subject area and also include information on funding sources Energy Innovations Small Grant Program The Energy Innovations Small Grant (EISG) Program provides up to $95,000 for hardware projects and $50,000 for modeling projects to small businesses, non-profits, individuals and academic institutions to conduct research that establishes the feasibility of new, innovative energy concepts. Research projects must target one of the PIER R&D areas, address a California energy problem and provide a potential benefit to California electric and natural gas ratepayers. To encourage participation in the program the application and award process has been simplified and assistance is available in gaining access to technical experts. The Grant Application Manual and supporting documents for the current solicitation can be downloaded from the solicitation notice page. If you have any questions regarding the EISG Program or grant application, please contact the EISG Program Administrator by phone at (619) 594-1049, by fax at (619) 594-0996 or by email at

Street Charge solar charging stations for smartphones make New York debut Telecomms provider AT&T has partnered with portable solar power systems developer Goal Zero and Brooklyn design studio Pensa for the roll out of Street Charge public solar charging stations in New York. Each station is topped by PV panels that charge up a powerful internal battery to provide smartphone and tablet users with a free juice up. The first units debuted at Riverside Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Fort Greene Park and Governor's Island on June 18, and will be followed by another 20 or so stations in the coming months. The original Street Charge station concepts were designed in early 2012 by Pensa as, according to the group's Marco Perry, "an elegant all-in-one community solution for solar charging of mobile devices." Development sketches then became working prototypes. One sported an LED street lamp with a PV panel on top, and another was created in collaboration with the Dumbo Business Improvement District with solar panels above sun umbrellas for use in a cafe setting.

The Emerging Climate Technology Consensus Update (Jul 16, 2010): Expanding on a Washington Post op-ed, Vinod Khosla delineates his argument "about the deficiencies of an isolated cap-and-trade or carbon-pricing bill," and joins the climate technology consensus. Khosla writes, "If we want to make a significant difference, we need to get on the path to reducing carbon worldwide by 80 percent now by focusing on what I call "carbon reduction capacity building" -- in other words, we need to develop radical carbon-reduction technologies. A utility cap (or a carbon price) won't build capacity -- it will just increase our utility costs and decrease our manufacturing competitiveness without any increase in our technological competitiveness. Update (Jul 14, 2010): Other observers have reached similar conclusions about the faltering pollution paradigm. Walter Russell Mead and Clive Crook weigh in on "The Big Green Lie" but can't agree on what it is. By Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger

Center for American Progress SOURCE: AP/Ed Andrieski The sun is reflected off of a wind turbine at a wind farm near Peetz, Colorado. By Richard W. Solar “tree” from Israel. « Your Solar Link Blog An Israeli solar “tree” was designed by artist Yoav Ben-Dov. It features solar panels positioned as leaves on metal branches made of pipes and was designed to blend into parks and other green public spaces. Apart from offering shade, Sologic’s eTree has a water fountain, a WiFi hotspot, a docking station to charge devices, and lights up with LEDs at night, according to the company. “I wanted to integrate the idea of solar energy to the community by creating the eTree,” Sologic chairman Michael Lasry told NBC News. The six-year-old Israeli company got its start by providing solar energy systems to homes and businesses. The first eTree is due to be unveiled Thursday at a park near the town of Zichron Ya’akov, in northern Israel, according to

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