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Finnish’d Ferry

Century-old transport boat gets electric upgrade Finland’s oldest ferry, “The Fori”, is going electric. The Fori was born in 1904 as a steam-powered boat, then equipped with diesel engines in 1955. It is now being relaunched as the country’s first all-electric vessel, reports BBC news. Turku, a city of about 200,000 on Finland’s southern shore and […]

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Quiet Storm

Way-too-close call in New Zealand exposes one issue with green trains There are three main reasons for the rail industry’s electric movement: environmental cleanliness, affordability, and noise reduction. Few questioned any of the three until recently, but a near miss in Auckland, New Zealand April 7 illustrated the severity of risks involved with low-volume electric […]

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Westinghouse Files

Emblematic electric company enters Chapter 11 bankruptcy The words ‘electric’ and ‘pioneering’ are synonymous with Westinghouse. The company, started by George of the same surname in 1886, was at the forefront of the implementation of electricity as an industry and household regularity. More recently, it had operated as Toshiba’s nuclear branch; the company’s vaunted pressurized […]

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NRECA Stands Up

Coal ash, the CPP, and rural internet access test the meaning of ‘co-op’ The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association plays an important role in utilities distribution and grid modernization across the country. With a recently appointed CEO, and the status of the Clean Power Plan in limbo, NRECA feels the time is now for them […]

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Schneider Electric releases 2nd quarter financial results

Schneider Electric, the French energy and power company, has released its 2nd quarter figures for 2015, including revenues, organic growth, net income, and 2015 half-year totals.  The period ended on June 30th. A 9.8% year-to-date increase in revenues was reported, but this included a 0.9% decrease in organic growth. Net income was down 12%, but […]

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