ACEEE 2018 Energy Efficiency Finance Forum Call for Presentations

Join other energy efficiency finance experts in submitting ideas that cover topics on financing products such as green banks, on-bill financing, energy service agreements, and property assessed clean energy. We want to hear about your ongoing or upcoming initiatives, projects that have succeeded (or failed), new financing instruments, and other endeavors in the field of …

UPDATE: Lawsuits begin in Michigan sludge dumping case

Read the full story in Waste Dive. The first round of lawsuits against Wolverine World Wide in Michigan have been filed, as reported by MLive. Attorneys who are representing four homeowners with contaminated drinking water say as many as 50 more cases may be filed soon. The litigants are seeking unspecified monetary damages and cleanup of …

Video: Modified sponge mops up oil but not water

Watch the video at Chemical & Engineering News. In an effort to provide a cheap, reusable method to clean up water after oil and chemical spills, Tanmay Das and Debasish Haldar of the Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Kolkata, coated a polystyrene sponge with a compound that allows it to absorb a wide range of oil …

One of the country’s biggest oil fields just turned to an unexpected power source: Solar

Read the full story in the Washington Post. The Belridge oil field near Bakersfield, Calif., is one of the largest in the country. It has been producing oil for more than a century and last year produced about 76,000 barrels a day, according to Aera Energy, its operator. But the oil field is about to become even more remarkable. …