Archive for the energy Category

Norman company wins $3M grant for energy efficiency project

From OETA: Norman-based Phononic Devices, Inc. is getting a $3 million-dollar Department of Energy grant to continue work on a project aimed at converting wasted heat into energy. The basis for the research the company is conducting is that 60-percent of the United States’ energy is lost in the form of wasted heat. The company’s […]

OG&E moving toward smart grid

From The Journal Record: Alford said that technology would include some type of user interface – either computer-based or a countertop device – that would be used by the customer to manage their energy costs. “The smart meter allows us to read your meter, stop and start service and know when there’s an outage,” he […]

Study: State energy efficiency lags

From The Tulsa World: Oklahoma is ranked in the bottom 20 for energy efficiency in a “friendly competition” with the states, according a report released Wednesday by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The evaluation was based on a state’s utility sector, transportation policies, building energy codes, combined heat and power capabilities, state government […]

Seminar on solar power, energy audits, and how to lower your bills

Tomorrow, September 22, 2009 Norman Public Library 7pm Seminar: “Solar Energy for your home”, “Energy Audits and How to lower your bills” If you want to green your home, or just lower those electric and gas bills, this would be the seminar to attend. Organized by the Oklahoma Green Business Alliance (OGBA) as part of […]

House passes nuclear bill

From The Norman Transcript: Legislation that would streamline the review process for nuclear power plants was passed by the Oklahoma House Thursday night, but opponents said the guidelines would protect utility stockholders while exposing ratepayers to the huge financial risks posed by nuclear plants. […] “If Oklahoma is going to remain on the energy forefront […]