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It’s Time to Tie the U.S. Electric Grid Together, Says NREL Study

Article Source: IEEE Spectrum Article Link: https://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/the-smarter-grid/after-almost-100-years-of-talk-time-might-be-right-to-strengthen-the-interconnect It’s Time to Tie the U.S. Electric Grid Together, Says NREL Study Fortifying connections between three disparate grids could make renewable energy more widely available By David C. Wagman Photo: NRELThe U.S. electrical grid is really made up of three largely separate grids with puny transmission connections at the seams. These [...]

By |August 31st, 2018|Industry|0 Comments

Costa Rica Becomes the First Nation to Ban Fossil Fuels

Article Source: Medium Article Link: https://medium.com/in-kind/costa-rica-becomes-the-first-nation-to-ban-fossil-fuels-a180691daae4 Sustainability has become the focus of the world over the last decade, and many countries have made great strides in their efforts to combat climate change. Japan has achieved nearly zero waste in select towns, and over 40% of Denmark’s citizens commute by bicycle to work. Today, Costa Rica took steps [...]

By |August 24th, 2018|Industry|0 Comments

Germany produces enough renewable energy in six months to power country’s households for an entire year

Article Source: The Independent Article Link: https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/renewable-energy-germany-six-months-year-solar-power-wind-farms-a8427356.html Germany produced enough renewable energy in the first half of 2018 to power every household in the country for a year. The nation’s combined wind, solar, biomass and hydroelectric power output hit a record 104 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) between January and the end of June, according to [...]

By |August 10th, 2018|Industry|0 Comments

City of Ottawa Backflow Prevention – Your Questions Answered

City of Ottawa Backflow Prevention Your Questions Answered As you may know, the City of Ottawa has updated their Backflow Prevention Program to further protect citizens from contaminated water. The program will help ensure public safety and the long-term safety of our shared water resource. As we approach the one year anniversary of the passing [...]

By |July 31st, 2018|Industry|0 Comments

Nation’s Largest Indoor Air Quality Experiment

Article Source: Cires (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences) Article Link: https://cires.colorado.edu/news/nation's-largest-indoor-air-quality-experiment The average person spends 90 percent of his or her time indoors—yet little is understood about how chemical compounds indoors interact and transform throughout our daily lives. This summer, a fleet of experts from CIRES/University of Colorado Boulder, University of Texas, and more [...]

By |June 29th, 2018|Industry|0 Comments

Indoor Air Can Be Deadlier Than Outdoor Air, Research Shows

Indoor air pollution may be as much or more of a problem as pollution outdoors, according to new research. Bill O'Leary | The Washington Post | Getty Images Smoke, fungal spores, and chemicals used in certain paints, varnishes and cleaners have been shown to be harmful to human health, and yet indoor air quality is [...]

By |April 28th, 2016|Industry|0 Comments

City of Ottawa Introduces Backflow Prevention Program

The City of Ottawa has recently announced that it will be introducing a new Backflow Prevention Program developed to prevent the backflow of contaminated water from buildings connected to the City’s drinking water system. The intent of the program is to ensure that commercial and multi-residential buildings comply with the highest industry drinking water protection [...]

By |April 15th, 2016|Industry|0 Comments

Cooling Chips With The Flip Of A Switch

Researchers have created a dielectric material that maintains a cooled state after an electrical field pulse Date:April 5, 2016/ Source:American Institute of Physics A dielectric material, when subject to an electric pulse, will absorb heat from or cool the surrounding.Credit: X. Qian and Q.M.Zhang/PSU   Turn on an electric field, and a standard [...]

By |April 8th, 2016|Industry|0 Comments

NREL Raises Rooftop Photovoltaic Technical Potential Estimate

New analysis nearly doubles previous estimates and shows U.S. building rooftops could generate close to 40 percent of national electricity sales March 24, 2016 Analysts at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have used detailed light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data for 128 cities nationwide, along with improved data analysis methods and simulation [...]

By |April 4th, 2016|Industry|0 Comments

Three Ways To Boost Electric Vehicle Use In Canada

March 24, 2016 by Canadian Manufacturing.com Staff A report from Electric Mobility Canada outlines steps to implement an electric vehicle infrastructure. MONTREAL—Electric Mobility Canada (EMC), a national not-for-profit organization that promotes electric mobility, says it is time to establish a strong national policy to bring EVs from an early adopter’s market to a mass market [...]

By |March 29th, 2016|Industry|0 Comments