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Vol.4, No.31, August 03, 2015


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Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

A second full moon for the month of July is seen next to the dome of the U.S. Capitol on Friday, July 31, 2015 in Washington. In recent years, people have been using the name Blue Moon for the second of two full moons in a single calendar month. An older definition of Blue Moon is that it’s the third of four full moons in a single season.

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  • Amgraph picks Doosan for Storage: Plan to use 400 kW fuel cells for CHP (Combined Heat and Power)                                                                                                                                               
  • Alevo to use Parker’s Energy management System: Parker Hanafin began manufacturing           power conversion systems for battery energy storage in 2008 and has deployed over 150         megawatts of nominally rated systems worldwide.                                                                       
  • KACO will use Ideal’s power system: Ideal Power's patented PPSA technology provides              electrical isolation while eliminating the need for a transformer                                                  
  • Plug Power Acquires Hydrogen Fuel Cell Business: Air Liquide remains a critical partner for        Plug Power and its growth strategy within Europe. Air Liquide will support HyPulsion as a         hydrogen supplier to Plug Power's material handling                                                                      customers                                                                                                                                         
  • GE’s renewable energy business said it will supply Convergent Energy + Power with a 7             megawatt (MW)-7 megawatt hour battery energy storage system: it would support Con            Edison Development with an energy storage project in California.                                               
  • Sale of a 1.4 MW Fuel Cell plant in Europe at the German headquarters of FRIATEC in                 Mannheim: FRIATEC will host the plant, and benefit from ultra-clean, efficient and reliable         power                                                                                                                                                

Amgraph Packaging, Longtime Enviro Advocate, Chooses Doosan as Fuel Cell Supplier

Amgraph Packaging, Longtime Enviro Advocate, Chooses Doosan as Fuel Cell Supplier (Renewable); Parker’s Energy Transfer Systems will Connect Energy from Alevo’s Battery Modules as Part of Large-Scale 200 Megawatt System (Renewable); KACO Energy Storage Systems to Use Ideal Power's Power Conversion Systems (Renewable); Plug Power Acquires 'HyPulsion' Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Business in Europe for $11.47 Million (Renewable); General Electric Plans to Become a "Sizable" Player in Energy Storage (Renewable); FuelCell Energy Project Development Agreement With E.ON Connecting Energies (Smart Grid)

More Americans Shopping for Electricity: At least seventeen million residential consumers (forty-three percent of those eligible) and most large business consumers (eighty percent of eligible       consumption) have exercised their right to choose                                                                            

Texas is the leader in competitive retail electric markets for the eighth consecutive year

Abaccus Highlights the Value of Shopping for Electricity (Utility News)

  • GAO says DOD should increase their renewable fuel activity: From fiscal years 2007 through 2014, DOD purchased about 2.0 million gallons of alternative fuel for testing purposes, at a cost of about $58.6 million. Over the same period, it purchased about 32.0 billion gallons of petroleum fuel at a cost of about $107.2 billion                                                                         
  • DOD reports on impacts of Climate Change: Climate Change will have wide-ranging                implications for U.S. national security                                                                                        

DOD's investment in alternative fuels: GAO reviewed the extent to which DOD has purchased alternative fuels, and has demonstrated these fuels can meet its safety, performance, and reliability standards

DOD's Investments in Alternative Fuels (Renewable); National Security Implications of Climate-Related Risks (Renewables)

Excelerate gets greenlight from FERC: The proposed Aguirre Offshore GasPort Project ("Project") is located offshore Puerto Rico.                                                                                                                    


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