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HREG Quarterly Meeting – Algae & Bioenergy

For HREG's quarterly meeting on April 24th, our guest speaker will be Mr. Barry Cohen - algae expert and executive director of the National Algae Association. Learn about the entire production process from . . . incubation to final product, which is commercialized into biofuels, nutriceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and cosmeceuticals. We're talking about oil and Omega 3's.  Mr. Barry will also update us on the latest developments in the biofuels industry

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HREG Leadership Meeting
Business Graphs and Charts

The HREG leadership team meets on the first Tuesday of every month. We review recent accomplishments and upcoming tasks. Meeting on a regular basis helps us stay connected and flexible to accommodate the greater Houston community's needs.   TIME:                7:00 PM CDT  DURATION:    1 hour LOCATION:     via conference call   By invitation only. However, if you're interested (and serious) about serving on the leadership

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Energy Sustainability Fair
UofH downtown logo

The Student Government Association of the University of Houston (downtown campus) is organizing an Energy Sustainability Fair on April 11.   HREG will be there to answer burning questions and to get perspectives from the collegiate age group on the current state of affairs with renewable energy initiatives.   If you are a student at the downtown campus, be sure to stop by our booth!

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Earth Day Houston
Earth Day Discovery Green

Earth Day Houston is Houston’s premier celebration for our planet.  Begun in 2006, Earth Day Houston celebrates a day of family entertainment and environmental education. The FREE one-day celebration will focus on the merits of mindful, sustainable living while educating and encouraging Houstonians to preserve, conserve and enhance our city and the Earth.  Developed six years ago by Air Alliance Houston, Earth Day Houston is a community centered,

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Lecture – Bill McKibben on Climate Change
progressive forum

The Progressive Forum's next guest speaker is a big voice within the climate change debate. Bill McKibben is co-founder of 350.org, which is “building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis.” The organization has coordinated over 20,000 climate demonstrations in over 188 countries and has led opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, which would connect high-carbon tar-sand oil to Houston refineries. Texas emits more green house

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Solar Energy System Workshop

This workshop addresses all issues related to installation and operation. Ideal for those with a technical background or DIYer in need of guidance or troubleshooting with their solar installation project. This monthly workshop takes place at the TX/RX Labs facility. Hands-on experience will be provided with the installation of a ground-mount system.   Instructor:  Bill Swann, PE Duration:  2 hours   Location:      TX/RX Labs 205 Roberts

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Green Mountain’s New Power Plan

The company that pioneered all-wind electricity plans is launching an all- solar plan that it says could spur expansion of large-scale solar power in Texas. Green Mountain Energy, which played a substantial role in purchasing electricity from wind resources and encouraging more wind generation, announced its new plan Thursday.-solar plan that it says could spur expansion of large-scale solar power in Texas. It could lead to more solar power in Texas,

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Partnership on Aviation Bio-Fuels

This month U.S. consumers landed some exciting news as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) unveiled plans to create a national center for excellence on jet biofuel research.  The recently announced effort will help to revolutionize the air transportation industry by tackling one of its largest challenges – rising fuel costs. The center will be based at Washington State University and will bring together researchers from 16 academic institutions

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Biodiesel Production Begins at Texas Plant

Renewable Energy Group said this week that its biodiesel plant innortheast Texas has begun production. The biorefinery, in New Boston, was acquired by Iowa-based Renewable Energy after it had been down for four years. Major upgrades were done at the plant, which uses a variety of feedstocks and can produce 15 million gallons per year of biodiesel. This is the second Texas biorefinery that was acquired by Renewable Energy. It also operates a biorefinery

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IKEA Sells Solar Panels in UK

  IKEA is to sell solar panels at its British stores for the first time in an attempt to tap growth in the heavily subsidised green energy market. The world's biggest furniture retailer, best known for cheap basics such as its Billy bookcases and Ektorp sofas, plans to offer solar panel packages at all of its 17 British stores within the next 10 months.attempt to tap growth in the heavily subsidised green energy market. Ikea said the move

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