Officials from Miami-Dade County and the U.S. Department of Energy were on hand Wednesday, October 13th to formally break ground on an innovative project that will help improve the energy efficiency of one of the county’s major water treatment facilities.
The project will upgrade and expand the existing power generation system at the water plant which generates electricity from digester gas produced at the plant. Landfill gas, which is produced from the Solid Waste Department’s South Dade Landfill, will be collected and piped across a canal to the water plant where it will be mixed with digester gases. By combining landfill and digester gases, the county will increase the amount of self-generated electricity, and reduce the county's consumption of electricity generated from fossil fuels.
Strategy to Accelerate United States Transition to Electric Vehicles CX(s) Applied: A1, B5.1 Date: 10/01/2010 Location(s): Florida Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
E85 (Ethanol) Retail Fueling Infrastructure Installation CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 09/30/2010 Location(s): North Miami Beach, Florida Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
Our country has made a promise to the people and small businesses of the Gulf Coast to restore their environment, economy and health, and continue a conversation with the fisherman, environmental workers, elected officials, health officials, scientists and Gulf residents on how to restore the Gulf.
St. Johns County, Florida is tackling its traffic-timing problem with a little help from an Energy Department Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block grant. The county will use the grant to improve traffic flow by re-synchronizing signals at five major road segments. In total, 23 traffic signals will be retimed and synchronized, resulting in lower fuel consumption, shorter travel times, increased travel speed, less stopping and less engine idling.
A Low-Cost Modular Optical Voltage Sensor for Power Transmission Applications CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.1 Date: 09/17/2010 Location(s): Seminole, Florida Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Universities across the country have embraced the need to address climate and energy challenges, and now we need to effectively harness the resources and intellectual capital of our world’s leading research institutions. The wealth of ideas originating from our university laboratories will help build innovative cleantech companies that drive future economic development and create jobs for Americans.
Officials of PEEP, the Pinellas Energy Efficiency Project, will start handing out energy kits—filled with CFLs, weather stripping, low-flow shower heads and window insulators—over the next few months to residents who attend special classes. It's pretty straightforward: come to one of the classes, learn how to cut energy use and save money — and leave with the materials to make that happen.