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14th Annual Renewable Energy Roundup Expo
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The Texas Renewable Energy Industry Association (TREIA) is hosting its 14th Annual Renewable Energy Roundup & Sustainable Living Expo. This year's three day event takes place at the Bell County Exposition Center in Belton, Texas. DATE:  September 26 & 28 - 2014 The event features:   - Green & Sustainable Building - Water Use & Reuse - Energy Efficiency - Organic Growing - Renewable Energy - Alternative Transportation - Community

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NABCEP Solar Certification Training – Part 2
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Advanced PV Systems and the NEC (& NABCEP Exam Prep)   This workshop given by our partner, SolPower People, provides the final 20 advanced hours needed to qualify to sit for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Exam. It provides all necessary hours for NABCEP PV Installation re-certification and it is designed to help you pass the NABCEP PV installation professional exam. Price includes the SPP Course book and the SOLAR

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NABCEP Solar Certification Training – Part 1
SolPowerPeople

PV Design and Installation 40 Hour Workshop   This workshop given by our partners, SolPower People, qualifies students to sit for the NABCEP Entry Level Exam and provides 20 advanced hours towards the NABCEP certification qualification. Price includes textbook, SPP course book and SOLAR DRIVE resource bank for self-study. The next offering in time to prepare and qualify for the Spring 2015 NABCEP deadline is:   DATE:    August 11 - 15,

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HREG Leadership Meeting
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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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HREG Quarterly Meeting – July 2014
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CANCELLED - Our guest speaker had to cancel this engagement.  We will reschedule  this presentation at another time.   Due to the unavailability of other presenters, there will NOT be a quarterly meeting in July.   We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you in October.              

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Solar Energy System Workshop
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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 Time:  2:00 PM to 4:00 PM   Location:

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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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