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Energy Day Festival
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Get ready for the annual Energy Day Festival in the energy capital of the world! It is the city's claim to fame, so put on your exploratory cap to learn about the many different types of energy. It is a fun and educational event for the entire family!   Booths will display the latest technologies and have freebies to give away.   DATE:  Saturday - October 18 - 2014 TIME:  11:00 AM to 5:00 PM PLACE:  Sam Houston Park (Downtown)  

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Breakfast – Renewable Energy Finance Today

Please join the Houston Renewable Energy Network for a presentation on “Renewable Energy Finance Today” and breakfast.   Seasoned energy financiers and investors Richard Carrell, Senior Vice President of Prudential Capital Group, John Jones, Managing Director, Energy Financial Services, General Electric, and John Pollock, Managing Director and Head of Global Project Finance, AIG Investments, will give their views on developments in renewable

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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

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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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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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:  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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