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The Recycling Partnership Provides $82K for Recycling Carts

Emmet County, Michigan, is the latest community to receive grant dollars from The Recycling Partnership to boost recycling in the region. The Recycling Partnership works to improve greater access to recycling infrastructure and wider adoption of related technologies. Show More Summary

Regionality returns as China’s steel exports juggernaut slows

47 minutes agoUtilities / Energy : The Barrel Blog

China’s steel export juggernaut has decelerated, with the country’s innumerable steelmakers focusing on local demand and lapping up domestic margins that have perhaps never been stronger. The result of this increased focus on internal...Show More Summary

Making Firearms as Secure as Laptops

Onboard laptop security technology can be a key element of smart gun technology.

Cavotec, ABB Advance Shore-to-Ship Technologies, Reduce Ships’ Emission

Cavotec and ABB have teamed up to provide technology that helps ship owners reduce emissions. The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly offer shore-to-ship power solutions, which allow vessels to plug into onshore power supply and shut down their engines. This eliminates emissions, noise and vibrations while the ships are berthed […]

TODAY’S STUDY: Where Solar Isn’t Growing and Why

Throwing Shade; 10 Sunny States Blocking Distributed Solar Development Greer Ryan, April 2016 (Center for Biological Diversity) Executive Summary In order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, it’s clear that a rapid shift to...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, May 2: Millenials, New Energy, And The Vote; The Sun In Brooklyn; Record Wind On The Great Plains

Millenials, New Energy, And The Vote Millennials love clean energy, fear climate change, and don’t vote. This campaign wants to change that. David Roberts, April 30, 2016 (VOX) “…[Millennials born between 1980 and 2000…are, in many ways, an incredibly attractive political target. Show More Summary

UN World Water Development Report: 'Water and Jobs'

4 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Hot off the press! Well, sort of - last March. It's the UN World Water Development report, Water and Jobs. There are French and Spanish versions of the entire report. Executive summaries are available in a number of languages. Main messages: Download WWDR2016_Main_Messages_EN Executive summary: Download Water and Jobs Exec...

One Million Points of Light: Top Five Reasons We Love Solar

Today, the future of solar energy is looking especially bright. That’s because the US reached a renewable energy milestone recently when the one-millionth solar installation came online. To help celebrate this new record, The Climate Reality Project has joined the #MillionSolarStrong campaign with our friends at the Solar Energy Industries Association.

Making Sense of Commercial-Sector Energy Use Data

Commercial-sector energy use in the US increased by 63% from 1979 to 2012, rising from total source energy use of 10.6 quads in 1979 to a peak of 18.4 quads in 2008 before declining to 17.4 quads in 2012. This growth can largely be attributed to a corresponding increase in commercial building floor area, which grew by 70% over the same period. Show More Summary

Carolyn Coyle: Engineering CRUD for Better Nuclear Reactors

Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering doctoral student Carolyn Coyle ’13 SM ’16 specializes in the corrosive particle buildup found on primary components of nuclear reactors, known by its apt acronym, CRUD (for chalk river unidentified seposits). Show More Summary

Power Sector Coal Demand Has Fallen in Nearly Every State Since 2007

Consumption of steam coal used for electricity generation in the U.S. electric power sector fell 29% from its peak of 1,045 million short tons (MMst) in 2007 to an estimated 739 MMst in 2015. Consumption fell in nearly every state, rising only in Nebraska and Alaska over that period. Show More Summary

Sustainable Electricity for All: How Viable Are Mini-Grids in Senegal?

Makasaar is a small remote village in Senegal, about two hours’ drive from the nearest city Theis and another one and half hours’ drive from Dakar, the capital of Senegal. Until two years back, it had around 700 residents who depended on paraffin candles and small torches for their lighting needs. There were some diesel generators to meet the few productive loads in the village.

The True Cost of Electricity: What We’re Not Paying for Through our Utility Bills

The price we all pay for electricity generally does not reflect the “true costs” of producing it. As described in a recent blog post, generating electricity creates harmful pollution, damaging the environment and public health. This comes with a cost, but it is not necessarily paid for by those generating the pollution or purchasing the electricity. Show More Summary

Zameen.com Holds Events In Fsd & Multan

Zameen.com, Pakistan’s largest property portal, recently hosted two Agency Connect events in the span of one week. The first took place on April 17 at the Silver Spoon Continental in Faisalabad, while the second was on April 24 at the Combination Hotel in Multan. Show More Summary

Brexit: What could it mean for the North Sea’s oil? — Fuel for Thought

In less than two months UK citizens will make one of their biggest political decisions in more than 40 years: whether to remain or leave the EU trading bloc they have been part of since 1973. While an exit from the EU could mark a major...Show More Summary

Tips to Maximize Your Communication Skills

The importance of developing good communication skills is sometimes overlooked, which is unfortunate since communication is an essential part of any work experience. Poor communication often leads to misunderstandings and tension, which can cause disastrous results among people working together to achieve a common goal. Show More Summary

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