CleanTech OC Daily - 12/19/12

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

DOE Announces $43 Million for Battery Technology Projects
On the heels of funding new offshore wind projects, the Department of Energy has just announced that 19 new battery technology projects will receive a total of $43 million in funding from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).  These projects are supported through two new ARPA-E programs -- Advanced Management and Protection of Energy Storage Devices (AMPED) and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR).  The focus of the new projects will be on battery management innovations, storage to advance electric vehicle technologies, and helping improve the efficiency and reliability of the electrical grid.

GE Reaches Milestone for Wind Installations as US Industry Heads for Cliff
Even with the cliff approaching, GE is still moving ahead with their aggressive wind power focus. Last month GE celebrated its 20,000th wind turbine installation. 2012 was a great year for the wind industry, but 2013 hinges on the extension of the PTC. While industry advocates anticipate the PTC will be renewed, GE is prepared to maintain their leading role in a challenging environment.

Greening the supply chain to up profits, cut costs and get ahead
For corporations, going green has become a necessity. As companies look to deepen their commitment to sustainability, implementing green supply chains can significantly impact bottom lines. Here are three ways for any business to cut costs and improve their green image:

1. Reduce, reuse, recycle
2. Get smart about power
3. Keep an eye on transport


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