After ethanol producers figured out that pricey feedstock could rapidly erode profits, the renewable energy industry began casting about for alternative feedstock. What is cheaper than ‘free?’ Waste of all kinds - sewage, mixed municipal trash, animal manure, food and agriculture waste, wood pulp, exhaust gases, steam - can be virtually free. Sometimes waste generators are even willing to pay a fee to anyone willing to accept their nasty stuff. [Read more...]
Energy Department Issues Funding Opportunity Announcement for $5 Million in State Energy Program Competitive Awards
The Energy Department announced a funding opportunity designed to increase investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy through technology deployment, communications and outreach activities, and access to new partnerships and resources. The Department seeks to fund projects related to state energy planning, innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy practices, and technical assistance to advance clean energy activities. Applications are due March 31, 2016. For more information, visit the funding opportunity announcement.