Tag Archives: energy

Toshiba Realignment

Four divisions: Infrastructure, Energy, Electronics, Information/Communications Toshiba is splitting its corporation into four subdivisions, the company announced Monday. The decision follows Toshiba’s nuclear division—Westinghouse—filing for bankruptcy March 29. The four subsidiaries will be infrastructure, including water treatment and railways; energy, including thermal and nuclear power; electronics, including data storage; and information and communications. These will take effect in July, […]

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Climatic Relief

Pruitt, Wyoming, and a temperature record highlight a wild Wednesday for all things climate-related  Wednesday’s child is full of woe. Woeful for some, promising for others, the byproducts of the most recent ‘Hump Day’ were certainly interesting for the energy world. Let’s begin at Mission Control, 8:00 AM: Two federal agencies—NASA and NOAA (the National Oceanic […]

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2 Degrees of Separation

Paris Agreement goals looking lofty Even before the surprise result of the U.S. presidential election put a blanket of jeopardization over all renewable energy efforts to counter climate change, the numbers set by the Paris Climate Agreement may have been too ambitious. Greentech Media reported that the $44 trillion needed in investment to reach these numbers […]

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Advances in CCS

Can sequestered carbon storage method become affordable?  In the ongoing effort to regulate carbon emissions, there’s nowhere to go but down. Scientists trying to figure out ways to keep CO2 out of the air have been developing ways to store it in the ground. This method is called carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). CCS involves […]

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‘XPRIZE’ Yourself

$20 million prize for carbon storage solutions; July 15th deadline nears A four-and-a-half year competition designed to address carbon emissions from fossil fuels will begin in earnest this coming month. Houston-based NRG and Calgary-based COSIA (Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance) have organized the Carbon XPRIZE Competition, and registration will conclude July 15 for the first round. The grand […]

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O&G Whiz

Oil & Gas markets’ effect on repair and service How do the longstanding energy sources of oil and gas affect the electromechanical service industry? Directly. But plenty of us already know that. The decision of repair/replace, and associated arguments, have been contended as long as many of our machines have been around. However, with alternative […]

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Shedding Energy Costs

Chicago’s famed aquarium installs lithium-ion battery Managing energy is a point of contention on many scales. It’s a nationwide issue (see: Clean Power Plan), a statewide concern, of highest priority on the city level, and perhaps most acutely monitored by companies and buildings who want to be as efficient, green, and frugal as possible. At […]

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Dams in Distress

Water conservation, hydroelectric power, and the state of the American dam Just as much of our country’s infrastructure (bridges, railway, electricity grids, mass transit networks) faces questions about its condition of late, many major dams are now encountering related doubts about reliability and efficiency. Water conservation is a growing concern for the environment and energy sectors. Climate […]

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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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Pump Systems Matter hosts one-day course on performance

Pump Systems Matter (PSM), a non-profit educational organization established by the Hydraulic Institute, has partnered with the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, Public Service Electric and Gas Co., and Schneider Electric to host a one-day course on Nov. 16 in Florham Park, N.J. The course is designed to help pump users learn how to identify […]

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