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Avnet's Global Solutions Center A Model Of Efficiency And Sustainability

September 11, 2014 1:13 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associated Editor | Articles | Comments

Some distribution centers pride themselves on how much they recycle. Others can boast about their timeliness, or their relatively low power need. Avnet has excelled in all those areas and then some.               

Cutting Emissions Pays For Itself

August 27, 2014 3:41 pm | by MIT | Articles | Comments

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UL Environment Teams With Green Endeavor To Green Industrial Cleaning

August 11, 2014 3:34 pm | by UL Environment | News | Comments

UL Environment and Green Endeavor Inc. announced Monday the launch of a collaboration aimed at...

Accurate Equipment Energy Use Data

July 9, 2014 10:09 am | by Onset | Product Releases | Comments

While minimizing plug loads can be an effective energy reduction strategy in buildings, it is...

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Nuclear Industry Explores Accident-Resistant Fuel

June 16, 2014 10:50 am | by Ray Henry, Associated Press | News | Comments

In response to the Fukushima Dai-ichi accident, the U.S. government dramatically increased funding to develop tougher protective skins for nuclear fuel, hoping to spur innovation in designs that hadn't changed much in years.     

Are Quebecers Irrationally Opposed To Shale?

June 16, 2014 9:40 am | by University of Montreal | Articles | Comments

Quebecers are particularly hostile toward the development of shale gas, but this aversion is driven less by 'not in my backyard' attitudes than 'not in anyone's backyard,' according to a comparative study of 2,500 Quebecers and Americans.   

Drilling States Explore Man-Made Earthquakes

June 13, 2014 10:00 am | by Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ohio is leading a group of drilling states working with seismology experts from energy companies, government agencies and universities across the U.S. on how best to detect and regulate human-induced earthquakes.       

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EPA's New Plan - Feasible & Economically Beneficial?

June 13, 2014 9:37 am | by Michael Obeiter and Kevin Kennedy, World Resources Institute | Blogs | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule to cut carbon pollution from power plants is a critical step in avoiding the worst consequences of global warming. Without significant reductions from the power sector, the country cannot meet its goal of reducing its emissions 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020.

GE Breaks Ground On $400 Million Advanced Manufacturing Facility

June 11, 2014 9:44 am | by The Greenville Area Development Corporation | News | Comments

General Electric broke ground on a new state-of-the-art Power & Water Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Greenville, SC, announcing plans to invest $400 million over the next ten years in Greenville to expand the company’s advanced manufacturing capabilities.

Summer Is Here: Preventing Heat Stress On The Job

June 5, 2014 10:22 am | by Scott Jacobs, PE, Director of Engineering, Port-A-Cool, LLC | Articles | Comments

Many industries face challenges when it comes to providing a cool working environment, particularly in heat-susceptible areas such as industrial plants, warehouses, and manufacturing facilities. These extreme-heat situations can impact worker safety and productivity, and certainly, the company’s bottom-line.

EPA Asks Alaska To Cut Carbon Emissions 26%

June 5, 2014 10:15 am | by DAN JOLING, Associated Press | News | Comments

Emissions cuts vary by state. In Alaska, the plan calls for a cut of carbon pollutants by nearly 26 percent over the next 15 years. The draft rule is more than 600 pages long, and it's accompanied by nearly 400 pages of regulatory analysis, according to U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

Americans Agree, EPA Regulations Go Too Far

June 3, 2014 2:22 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor, Chem.info - @Chem_Kita | Blogs | Comments

According to a new poll conducted on behalf of the National Mining Association, more than 75% of Americans are concerned that new EPA regulations - specifically targeting coal power plants - will lead to higher electricity prices.            

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Exxon: Oil Will Be Top Energy Source For Years

May 28, 2014 4:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp. says alternative fuels will grow but that oil will remain the world's leading source of energy for another quarter century.                 

Cleaner Air May Mean Higher Electric Bills

May 23, 2014 9:40 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Electricity prices are probably on their way up across much of the U.S. as coal-fired plants, the dominant source of cheap power, shut down in response to environmental regulations and economic forces.                     

EPA Proposes Changes To Emission Rules For Refineries

May 16, 2014 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal Thursday to reduce oil refinery pollution that if adopted would mark the first change to the industry's emission standards in nearly two decades.        

Getting Smart With Energy Intelligence

May 16, 2014 10:15 am | by Mary K Burgoon, Manager Market Development, Rockwell Automation | Articles | Comments

A variety of industry forces are driving the need among industrial companies for a comprehensive energy management system, but it’s profitability that’s ultimately motivating much of this activity.               

Wyoming Governor Blasts EPA's Coal Plant Proposal

May 13, 2014 9:57 am | by Ben Neary, Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Matt Mead of Wyoming, the nation's leading coal-producing state, is calling on the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw a proposal to require new coal-fired power plants to employ carbon-capture technology.   

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Mine Workers' Union Backs Coal Dust Rule

May 13, 2014 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The United Mine Workers of America is giving "qualified support" to the Obama administration's new rule aimed at cutting the amount of coal dust in coal mines.                

Hopes For Keystone XL Vote Fade

May 8, 2014 10:42 am | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., used a parliamentary maneuver to block a bid by pipeline supporters to include the pipeline measure in an energy efficiency bill moving forward in the Senate. Republicans also were seeking an amendment to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from imposing new greenhouse gas regulations on coal-burning power plants.

Oil & Gas Spending Encourages Exploration & Development

May 7, 2014 11:33 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | News | Comments

Annual reports from 42 oil and natural gas companies that have reported data on upstream expenditures since 2000 show that spending on exploration and development throughout the world increased by 5% in 2013, while spending on property acquisition fell by $17 billion.

Siemens Signs Multiple 10-Year Wind Service Contracts In North America

May 6, 2014 11:04 am | by Siemens Energy | News | Comments

Combined, the scope of these long-term contracts represents one of Siemens’ largest agreements with a single customer in North America.                    

Senator Says Ukraine Unrest Shows Need For Keystone XL

May 6, 2014 10:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is arguing that instability in Ukraine makes the case for building the Keystone XL oil pipeline.                

Survey: Economists Back More U.S. Oil And Gas Exports

May 2, 2014 10:23 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Whether to allow more exports of U.S. oil and natural gas has become a matter of political debate in Washington. But to economists, the answer is clear: The nation would benefit.                 

Gas Supplies Interrupted By Wyoming Plant Blast

April 25, 2014 9:56 am | by Mead Gruver, Associated Press | News | Comments

It remains to be seen just how much of a lasting natural gas-price spike people in the West will feel after a dramatic explosion and fire at a major gas processing plant in western Wyoming.            

EPA Scales Back Biofuel Mandate

April 24, 2014 9:31 am | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration is significantly reducing the amount of cellulosic biofuels refiners will have to prove they blended into gasoline last year, acknowledging that the market lagged far behind government projections.     

Study Says Fuels From Corn Waste Not Better Than Gas

April 21, 2014 11:07 am | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | News | Comments

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

Can Wal-Mart's Supplier Sustainability Index Translate To The Industrial Segment?

April 18, 2014 9:29 am | by Robert Kravitz, AlturaSolutions Communications | Blogs | Comments

Nearly 10 years ago, Wal-Mart launched a major sustainability program impacting the majority of its stores. While good for the environment and helping to promote sustainablity, Wal-Mart also found these changes lowered the company’s costs. Wal-Mart realized that if its vendors and suppliers could take similar steps, they too might be able to reduce operating costs.

Johnson Controls To Acquire Air Distribution Technologies For $1.6B

April 16, 2014 9:40 am | by Johnson Controls | News | Comments

Within the Johnson Controls portfolio, Air Distribution Technologies will be aligned under the Building Efficiency platform where it will operate with its own brands, distribution channels and employees. The combination of the two companies will be jointly guided by Johnson Controls and Air Distribution Technologies leadership.

Hawaii Receives First Containerized LNG Shipment

April 10, 2014 10:51 am | by Clean Energy | News | Comments

Hawaii Gas recently received approval from the Hawaii Public Utility Commission to land containerized LNG for use as a back-up fuel source for its Oahu synthetic natural gas plant. Clean Energy’s initial delivery totaled approximately 7,100 LNG gallons.

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