Power Plays: Geothermal Energy in Oil and Gas Fields
Monday April 25, 2016, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm and Tuesday April 26, 2016, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
The SMU Geothermal Laboratory is hosting their 8th international energy conference at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Over 200 individuals in project development, field operations, technology, finance, engineering and resource assessment from the geothermal, oil, gas and renewable energy sectors are expected to attend
With help from the Energy Department, Class 8 trucks recently hit a record of 12 miles per gallon (mpg) freight efficiency. This milestone is actually a 115% increase in freight efficiency (which includes both fuel used and weight hauled) over typical Class 8 trucks, which typically average 5.8 miles to the gallon! As Class 8 trucks haul as much as 80% of the nation’s goods, improving their efficiency is essential to increasing energy security and reducing carbon pollution.
SolarBridge Technologies is collaborating with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to develop an innovative solution to make rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems easier to install and more affordable for businesses and homeowners.
"This is a tough investment market, but with more risk, you get more rewards," says SolarBridge CTO Patrick Chapman. "We were already in the market, but the SunShot award helped us win new accounts and accelerate the technology. It has allowed us to try new ideas."
In April, the Energy Department recognized Better Buildings Challenge San Antonio, Texas area partners. Dr. Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency met with Macy’s and the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA), learning how each organization is meeting their commitments to improve the energy use of their entire respective building portfolios by at least 20% over the next decade.