Sunday, July 7, 2013

Energy research project at Phila. Navy Yard in jeopardy

The Energy Efficient Buildings Hub, an ambitious Pennsylvania State University research venture that was hailed as a cornerstone of the Navy Yard redevelopment when it was founded in 2010, is in danger of getting its plug pulled, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports today.

Sen. Diane Feinstein (D- Calif) who chairs the U.S. Senate Appropriations subcommittee that oversees energy and water development recommended at a June 25 hear that funds be cut for the Philadelphia center "because of poor performance and failure to meet technical milestones."

But Inquirer reporter Andrew Maykuth writes that advocates of the project suspect that politics is at play, as Feinstein's state includes several national laboratories that are competing for the same pot of federal energy money. 

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