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HREG Leadership Meeting
Business Graphs and Charts

The HREG leadership team will meet on Thursday, August 25th.  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:    1.5 hours LOCATION:      Carnegie Neighborhood Library on 1050 Quitman Houston 77009 By invitation only. However, if you're interested (and serious)

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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:               Last

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Breakfast: Developments in Renewable Energy Certification

Our partner, the Houston Renewable Energy Network, will address Green-e Certification and  next steps for voluntary renewable energy projects and products over breakfast.     The Center for Resource Solutions’ Director of Strategic Partnerships Chip Wood and Green-e Analyst and Partnerships Specialist Sarah Busch will introduce you to their organization, how it serves the voluntary renewable energy market, its certification options for

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Social Mixer: Sustainability / Green Happy Hour

Join us for our next social mixer!     DATE / TIME Tuesday - March 1 - 2016   HAPPY HOUR 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM      The Spot Karbach Brewing Co. 2032 Karbach Street - Houston, TX  77092 (Don't worry. This spot has plenty parking!)      See you soon!       

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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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Member News

Benefits of More Renewable Power Offset Burdens  Texas Solar Outfitters (Fuelfix - September 24, 2013)

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