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Deadline: Women in Energy Nominations

The Houston Business Journal is seeking the top women in Houston energy for their inaugural Women in Energy Leadership Awards.   NOMINATIONS DEADLINE JUNE 30, 2015   This is a good way to give visibility to women operating in the renewable energy field and expand the term "energy" to include renewables.   For details about the Women in Energy awards and nomination process, click here.   Click here to access the nomination form.

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Abstract Deadline: Next Gen Resilient Energy Systems

Next Gen Resilient Energy Systems CALL FOR ABSTRACTS DEADLINE EXTENDED --->  JUNE 30th     The Laufer Energy Symposium focuses on our energy future and is structured to foster dialogue and exchange of ideas between thought leaders in the energy industry. While other conferences feature presentations focused on current energy issues, this event provides an opportunity for interactive discussion between leaders on future energy sources,

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Breakfast: The State of Solar in Today’s Market

Our partner - Houston Renewable Energy Network - is hosting a discussion on “The State of Solar in Today’s Market” over a complimentary breakfast.   MP2 Energy Vice President of Sustainable Solutions, Maura Yates, will discuss the state of the national and Texas solar markets, including recent trends in pricing and adoption as well as the value proposition to load customers. Additionally, Yates will discuss MP2’s recently announced “Residential

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Wind Resource Assessment Forum
windpower monthly

Windpower Monthly is pleased to announce the launch of the Wind Resource Assessment Forum in North America!   This is the best event to meet and connect with wind resource assessment leaders and get the latest on new  methodologies and technologies to increase accuracy of estimations, reduce uncertainty and assure project bankability. Based on over 100 hours of research with wind resource assessment experts, the conference will cover:  

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Social Mixer: Sustainability / Green Happy Hour

Join us for our next social mixer!   SAVE THE DATE BELOW.     DATE / TIME Tuesday - July 7 - 2015   HAPPY HOUR 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM         The Spot (TBD)     Check back soon!      

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HREG Leadership Meeting
Business Graphs and Charts

The HREG leadership team meets on the second 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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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 Time:              

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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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