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National Drive Electric Week
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Please join our partner - Houston Electric Vehicle Association - during the National Drive Electric Week. Car owners of electric vehicles will be on hand to answer questions and give test drives.   This year's event takes place at IKEA on IH-10 in Houston. Models on display will be the Nissan Leaf, Cadillac ELR, Chevrolet Volt, Mitsubishi I, and the Tesla Roadster and Model S.   DATE:       Saturday - September 19 - 2015    TIME:  

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HREG Quarterly Meeting
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Join us for our next quarterly meeting to learn about WASTE-TO-ENERGY schemes from landfills. Is this another form of renewable energy?   Our guest speaker, Ms. Melanie Scruggs - Director of the Texas Campaign for the Environment, will dispel the myths behind waste-to-energy schemes and clarify best practices for harvesting energy from landfills.       Date:    Thursday - August 27 - 2015 Time:   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Place:  University

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Social Mixer: Sustainability / Green Happy Hour

Join us for our next social mixer!   *** SAVE THE DATE ***     DATE / TIME Tuesday - October 6 - 2015   HAPPY HOUR 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM      The Spot TBD (Don't worry. We'll pick a place with plenty parking!)       The September mixer was cancelled due to it falling close to the Labor Day holiday. See you soon!       

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HREG Leadership Meeting
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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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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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