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Renewable Project Goes Bankrupt

DOE-backed plans for solar/storage array at Crescent Dunes haven’t panned out With all the promise of renewable energy technologies, we can get lost in the plethora of feel-good headlines. Especially with integrated projects, such as solar-plus-storage, sometimes it feels like renewable energy ideas are immune to failure. News from the Nevada desert this week proves […]

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Renewable Rise Continues

25% of all U.S. power generation in 2020 has come from renewable sources A Vermont startup company received a million-dollar grant for a project that will emphasize solar-to-energy storage technologies. From the company’s website, with links to Energy Department press release: Vermont-based Norwich Technologies announced last week that it has been awarded a $1.1M U.S. […]

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COVID Via HVAC?

Bombshell report from Bloomberg furthers concerns about airborne transmission A Bloomberg article released Monday was not the first of its kind, but it may become the most-read, due to its insight on how the coronavirus spreads and its questions raised about whether the virus can be contracted through air conditioning systems. "The long-staid world of […]

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Building Innovation 2020

NIBS virtual meeting keynotes to cover 3D printing, resilience and workforce Looking for creative ways to motivate your workforce during this tough stretch? An upcoming virtual trade show provides ample opportunity to explore new ideas around building resilience, technology and workforce development, presented online for attendees of Building Innovation 2020: Virtual Edition. The annual meeting […]

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Scherer Plant Shuttering

One of the major producers of carbon emissions begins a shutdown The Robert W. Scherer Generating Facility in Julliette ,Ga., is one of the single largest sources of carbon dioxide emissions at a single location in the country, emitting more than 16 million tons of CO2 in 2018 (the most recent year data is available […]

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AWWA Virtual Summit

September 23-24 at home office booth near you! The American Water Works Association announced it is backing a full-on virtual blitz to substitute for its an annual convention come September. The AWWA Virtual Summit will take place September 23-24 and sure seems to be planning to pack a ton into those two days. Major themes […]

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Recall: Dakota Access Pipeline

Court victory for environmentalists as shutdown ordered by 8/5; Energy Transfer to appeal You might remember us discussing pipeline protests in this newsletter—if you have, thanks for being with us for three-plus years. A North Dakota judge Monday ordered the shutdown of construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline due to environmental issues violated by the […]

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Tragedy Linked to Duke Energy

Young man dies from electrocution in Indiana backyard The phrase “in your own backyard” is often attributed to fearsome dangers, risks, or trends that occur to close to home for one’s comfort. In the case of Chandler Loehmann, a 22-year old from southern Vigo County, Indiana, his family’s own backyard was the source of danger. […]

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Potomac Gets EMT Backup

Both companies growing in the predictive maintenance/electrical testing sectors Potomac Testing, Inc., the independent electrical testing and engineering services company serving America’s Mid-Atlantic, has acquired Electrical Maintenance Testing of Carmel, Indiana. Joining forces – The @netaworld-accredited Electrical Maintenance & Testing in Carmel IN is now part of @TechProResearch's Potomac Testing. #PredictiveMaintenance #ElectricalTesting Via @tdworldmag https://t.co/GxDtIj6jxs […]

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NRWA Appoints New CEO

With a newly appointed CEO, this organization tackles water problems Move over, NRA. The addition of one letter—standing for humankind’s most important resource—makes the NRWA more crucial environmentally than even you are politically. A new CEO, new membership portal, and far-reaching public health initiatives are just a few of the things that makes the National […]

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