Experts are hunting down fugitive carbon emissions from across 20 Energy Department laboratories, sites and program offices — and they’ve already prevented the release of more than 600,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent since 2009 -- equal to taking 140,000 cars off the road for a year.
North Country School in Lake Placid, New York, recently installed a high-efficiency wood chip boiler using Recovery Act funds from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Using wood sourced from their sustainably managed woodlot and local forests, the school will be able to cut energy costs by $38,970 annually and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 184 tons per year.
The North Country School has dedicated itself to finding renewable sources of fuel to heat the approximately 85,000 square feet of classroom and office space on campus. After investigating many options, installing a wood chip boiler emerged as the most environmental and economical choice, due in large part to the availability of wood chips that are a by-product of the campus’ forest woodlot. Learn more.
Blackouts, brownouts and other power disruptions cost Americans an estimated $150 billion a year. Unless we move quickly to modernize our electricity infrastructure, these problems are likely to worsen as the system ages and demand for peak power during the summer months increases.
Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Affordability and Availability CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 09/30/2011 Location(s): Schenectady, New York Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
Industrial Scale-Up of Low-Cost Zero-Emissions Magnesium by Metal Oxygen Separation Technologies Electrolysis CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/29/2011 Location(s): Tonawanda, New York Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Alternative High-Performance Motors with Non-Rare Earth Materials CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/28/2011 Location(s): Colorado, Iowa, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
New York State Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Infrastructure Deployment CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 09/22/2011 Location(s): Model City, New York Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Savannah River Operations Office