Yilu Liu, who was recruited from Virginia Tech two years ago, has been monitoring the power production and use through thousands of frequency disturbance recorders installed in different parts of the nation's grid. ...
Paul M. Winistorfer, dean of the College of Natural Resources and Environment, publishes an article discussing the global demand for energy and current interest in biofuels development.
Shashank Priya, head of Virginia Tech's Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems, and his research team plan to use stress-to-energy technology to test the strength and safety of bridges.
Jim Pease, a professor from the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, presented a talk on nutrient management and also gave an overview of poultry in the Shenandoah Valley.
Environmental concerns over a controversial mining method could put America's largest reservoirs of clean-burning natural gas beyond reach. Is there a better way to drill?
Virginia Cooperative working for biofuels opportunities for state's farmers, industry leaders (Kingsport Times-News)
Six Ways to Harness the Wasted Energy of Trains (and Their Passengers) – Energy-Efficient Subway Sytems (Popular Mechanics)
Virginia Tech's Office of Energy and Sustainability has also considered installing BigBelly Solar units around campus. "They're actually pretty popular on college campuses, and they've proven really effective," says campus sustainability planner.
George Hagerman, a researcher and wind expert in the Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute, described the biggest quandaries facing Virginia's drive for offshore wind.
University of Minnesota engineering researchers discover new source for generating 'green' electricity
Virginia Businesses, Organizations Partner With Virginia Energy Sense to Help Encourage Public to "Value Your Power"
Strong, nanostructured membrane enables scaling for practical clean-energy applications
Pumping Oil with Sunshine [Slide Show]
New thermal plant uses a greenhouse to make solar steam cheap
Virginia Tech is a partner
Virginia Tech will sponsor the $1.4 million study, handling the money and working with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
Hours before dawn Wednesday, a team from Virginia Tech arrived in Times Square to begin setting up their fully functional solar-powered demonstration home: Lumenhaus.
(From Washington Business Journal) A widely publicized effort spawned in 2008 by Virginia Tech and several partners, called the Energy Efficiency Partnership of Greater Washington, ...
Veterans Green Jobs trains veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to pursue energy conservation jobs. NVCC and Virginia Tech had already been ...
Powershift, and numerous campus-based events, has been a continuous leader in the Virginia Tech student movement for several years. ...
Secretary Chu Announces More than $57 Million in Recovery Act Funding to Advance Smart Grid Development
Back to the FutureGen: ‘Clean’ Coal Plant Gets New Backing (a Blog from Wired)
Virginia Tech is mentioned as one of the collaborators and users of the Infinite Power Solutions technology.
The map shows the new 765 kV lines that the U.S. needs to make wind energy capable of producing 20% of electricity supply.
Virginia Tech Researchers Deploy EnerNOC's Energy Management Applications in "Lean" Manufacturing Study
Virginia Tech student engineering team is preparing to compete in the Department of Energy's car of the future competition against teams from 16 other universities.
Renewable Energy - The Facts (book review)
Virginia Tech selected as one of two U.S. universities invited to compete in Solar Decathlon Europe in 2010
James Thorp, head of the Bradley Department of Electrical Engineering at Virginia Tech, is currently trying to update the country’s updated power grid to integrate renewable energies.
Virginia Tech is figuring out ways to upgrade the national power grid into a “smart grid” that integrates power from renewable sources.
A subcommittee of the Coal and Energy Commission yesterday approved a tentative outline developed by Michael Karmis, director of Virginia Tech’s Coal and Energy Research Center
The new 160,000 square-foot facility will house some 200 researchers working on projects that include solar batteries, corrosion resistant materials, and superconducting transmission lines.
New York Times editorial, Thursday, February 26, 2009
From the Charlottesville, Virginia, Daily Progress: Ruff also objected to the bill’s provision that only UVa and Virginia Tech had appointed positions on the foundation’s board.
From checkbiotech.org: Fnu Sunarto, a Virginia Tech doctoral candidate in wildlife biology, is working in Sumatra to working with oil palm managers to save endangered Sumatran tigers.
From the Harrisonburg Daily News Record in Harrisonburg, Virginia: Governor candidate learns about alternative energy projects.
Story on the RenewableEnergyWorld.com website quotes George Hagerman of Virginia Tech's Advanced Research Institute about how "tidal turbines have benefited from a quarter century of wind turbine development."
From Southeast Farm Press: Demand is beginning to slowly increase, and ethanol might be the reason.
From the New York Times
Students provide glimpse into the future of Clean Vehicle Technology solutions as they reveal cutting-edge EcoCAR designs. Eight of the EcoCAR teams, including Virginia Tech, chose to design Extended Range Electric Vehicles...
From AgWeb: Virginia Tech researchers recently announced that they are developing a portable pyrolysis unit that will create bio oil from poultry waste. ...
(From the New York Times) Most coal byproduct dumps in the U.S. are unregulated, but they contain chemicals that threaten health
(From the Chatham Star Tribune, Chatham, Virginia) Donnachaidh will establish a significant forestry operation to produce hybrid yellow poplars on land that will be reclaimed from abandoned and gravel mines. The trees will be used to produce dimensional lumber, chips and ... bio-fuels.
From the Roanoke Times: Green KW Energy plans to harness methane from a Montgomery County landfill
A feature about Steven Chu, the next energy secretary
From the Rochester, New York Democrat and Chronicle: An interview with JoAnn Emmel, an associate professor in Virginia Tech's Department of Apparel, Housing & Resource Management in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
Shashank Priya is an associate professor of mechanical engineering in Virginia Tech's College of Engineering.
George Hagerman, an ocean-energy specialist at Virginia Tech, said the United States in particular would have to think creatively to keep costs down ...
Dominion Virginia Power donates smart-grid equipment to engineering program; launches $45,000 fellowship
Sharp reductions in investments and low oil prices could curb future supplies by almost eight million barrels a day within the next five years.
The textbook is Energy for Sustainability: Technology, Planning, Policy, by Virginia Tech's John Randolph and Gilbert M. Masters.
The project will incorporate best practices from the Energy Efficiency Partnership of Greater Washington, the Virginia Tech led initiative.
From the Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, West Virginia: The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority has agreed to complete an economic analysis on wind energy at no cost to the Tazewell County Board of Supervisors ... Virginia Tech, or other regional institutions, could be selected to complete the study.
From the Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Virginia: Senator Creigh Deeds' Viewpoint: Bruce's company, Electric Jet, is working in partnership with Virginia Tech to develop a hydrogen gas turbine engine that produces no carbon dioxide. ...
From the Madison Messenger, Danville, Virginia: The Virginia Coal and Energy Commission’s Uranium Mining Subcommittee, tasked with studying the safety and hazards of uranium mining in the state, will hold a meeting March 24 in Richmond. Michael Karmis, director of the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research at Virginia Tech, will present a proposal for the study’s scope.
From Southwest Virginia Today in Richlands, Virginia: A pilot project involves Virginia Tech. PME has an agreement with the Southgate food center at Virginia Tech.
From the New York Times: Experts worry that cities aren't ready to oversee the energy-efficiency money coming their way.
From Popular Mechanics: The story quotes Lynn Gantt, electrical team leader for Virginia Tech's team.
From the Virginia Tech Collegiate Times Online Edition: "Today I call upon the Committee on Energy and Sustainability at Virginia Tech to transition the focus of the sustainability plan from energy efficiency to renewable energy."
From the Virginian Pilot, Hampton Roads, Virginia: The study is one of five alternative-energy initiatives being pursued by the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium, based at Old Dominion University. ... Created by the General Assembly in 2006, the consortium is a collection of scientists from multiple public universities, including ODU, Norfolk State University, Virginia Tech and James Madison University. Its intent: generate green-power ideas, which the private sector could then build out to market size.
Stanford is establishing a $100 million research institute to focus intently on energy issues, President John Hennessy announced today. The $100 million in new funds will enable the hiring of additional faculty and support new graduate students, in addition to the more than $30 million in yearly funding now spent on energy research. The new Precourt Institute for Energy will draw on deep scientific expertise from across the campus and around the world.
(From the Roanoke Times, Roanoke, VA)
(From the Richmond Times Dispatch in Richmond, Virginia) An Associated Press story provides background for the Chatham hearing on Jan. 6
President-elect signals a policy shift on energy and climate issues
Steven Chu, Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Nobel Laureate
From Biomass magazine: Virginia Tech proposed research involving the development of technology that produces a stable bio-oil.
From the Culpeper, Virginia, Star Exponent
From The Washington Post: The Coal and Energy Commission will ask the National Academy of Sciences and the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research at Virginia Tech to review ..."
From Forbes.com: "The study will pair the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research at Virginia Tech with the National Academy of Sciences..."
From MarketWatch.com: "The Green500, founded by Dr. Wu-chun Feng of Virginia Tech, is the current metric for evaluating performance-per-watt. ..."
The Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems Hosts 4th Annual Energy Harvesting Workshop Jan. 28-29
This workshop will bring together academic and industrial researchers on one platform to review past developments, current challenges and future goals in the field of energy harvesting and its application to structural health monitoring.
The car to be raffled is a two-seat GEM e2 produced by Dailmer-Chrysler. It is street legal and, because it uses no gas, costs about $60 per year to operate.
From the New York Times: A stimulus plan being fashioned will likely include an energy-efficiency component costing $15 billion or more.
Editorial in the Lynchburg, Virginia, News & Advance
From the New York Times: States' struggles to satisfy energy mandates offer lessons for the next administration.
Includes information from Jim Pease and Percival Zhang of Virginia Tech.
From the Madison Messenger in Danville, Virginia: The new company will benefit from research at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research and Virginia Tech.
Article in PC World magazine quotes Wu-chun Feng, director of the Synergy Laboratory and associate professor of computer science and electrical & computer engineering at Virginia Tech.
Features Virginia Tech researchers who are developing technologies that could use agricultural residue for energy, for better forms of fertilizer, and perhaps to help some regional economies in Virginia.
A College of Agriculture and Life Sciences publication, Innovations, mentions Virginia Tech researcher Foster Agblevor’s work with poultry growers to test technology that would convert poultry litter to pyrodiesel (bio-oil), producer gas, and fertilizer. Agblevor's research uses a portable pyrolysis unit.
A round-up article on biofuels in the Fall 2008 issue of the Virginia Tech Magazine
From the Kingsport Times-News website: The car's designer, a Virginia Tech graduate, lives in an energy-efficient passive solar home that he designed.
Energy Efficiency Partnership (EEP) of Greater Washington, founded by Virginia Tech, featured in The Voice of Technology
EEP aims to reduce energy use through building retrofits. In the article, “Do More By Using Less,” Laurel Colless, director of the EEP and senior project associate for research at Virginia Tech, joins other EEP partners and “green” advocates to explain why helping the environment is also good for business.
Professor awarded grant to research ways to create resilient and sustainable electric power and communications infrastructures
Lamine Mili, professor of electrical and computer engineering in Virginia Tech's National Capital Region, is the principal investigator for the four-year study.
From the Bluefield, West Virginia Daily Telegraph: A joint public-private partnership that includes the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research at Virginia Tech.
From the Richmond, Virginia, Times-Dispatch: Virginia Tech professor Gene Brown said the nuclear industry is the force behind the new and proposed degree programs.
From Sustainable Business: Virginia Tech is partners with Kopin Corp. in $600,000 solar cell development project.
From the Roanoke Times: Virginia Governor Tim Kaine has created a state task force and called for more aggressive marketing efforts to help Virginia attract renewable energy businesses, part of a multifaceted energy and environmental initiative dubbed "Renew Virginia."
Virginia Tech researchers are involved in a wide range of energy research, from energy economics and policy to improving fossil-fuel technologies and developing alternative fuels.
Professor Jesse J. Richardson Jr., an attorney and faculty member in Urban Affairs and Planning at Virginia Tech, would be an appropriate speaker to educate the public on the differences between Dillon Rule states and home rule states.
A Virginia Tech economic impact study concluded that the station will generate about $440 million a year in tax revenues and other benefits for Wise County.
Virginia Tech is partnering in a study that's looking at switchgrass productivity under different management techniques. Researchers are adapting existing farming technology and applying biotechnology and genomics to the project.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has reached an agreement, announced in February, with Xcel Energy to provide highly detailed, localized weather forecasts to enable the utility to better integrate electricity generated from wind into the power grid. The forecasts will help operators make critical decisions about powering down traditional coal- and natural gas-fired plants when sufficient winds are predicted, allowing the utility to increase reliance on alternative energy while still meeting the needs of its customers. DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will support the project by developing mathematical formulas to calculate the amount of energy that turbines generate when winds blow at various speeds.
From WHSV-TV, Shenandoah, Virginia: The chicken litter could be used as a form of energy for people to use to heat their homes.
From WSLS.com - Roanoke, VA: Jack Davis, College of Architecture and Urban Studies Dean and Reynolds Metals Endowed Professor of Architecture, became a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) in August 2007 ... Robert Dunay, the T.A. Carter Professor of Architecture and Center for Design Research Director, is a primary faculty advisor for the 2002, 2005, and 2009 Virginia Tech entries in the US Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition.
The Virginia Tobacco Commission will set aside $100 million to spend on alternative energy initiatives in Southside and Southwest Virginia
From the Wall Street Journal: Support from EPA, energy nominees signals Obama team headed toward center on matter of fossil fuels and carbon emissions
The Science Coalition features energy research at 3 universities
(From the Lynchburg, VA, News & Advance) Virginia Tech’s role in the study also came under attack
An article in the Richmond Times Dispatch (Richmond, VA) quotes Irene Leech, a Virginia Tech associate professor of consumer affairs
An Associated Press story as picked up by Forbes - NY, USA