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Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Future of Fuels

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
1: Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR CONVENIENCE AND FUEL RETAILING
In December 2013, the U .S . Energy Information Administration (EIA) released the early publication of its Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (AEO2014), providing projections for the energy markets through 2040 . NACS used EIA’s report to prepare the following analysis. “Future of Fuels 2014” seeks to determine how EIA’s projections will directly affect the retail fuels market, consumer use of specific types of light duty vehicles, and the pace at which alternative fuels may gain market share.

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The Electric Slide: Where America’s Energy Goes

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
The Electric Slide (Infographic) | Where Americas Energy Goes

AMERICAN TRAINCO
Although we might consider electricity a primary source of energy in our lives since we use it for a variety of household items, electricity is actually a secondary source. Electricity is generated from primary energy sources like coal, natural gas, petroleum, and renewable energy sources like wood, biofuels, wind, and hydropower.

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The Outlook for Renewable Energy in America

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Completed and under construction wind power capacity, 2008–2013

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON RENEWABLE ENERGY
With the right policy mechanisms in place, the potential of America’s clean energy economy extends beyond one fuel choice or pipeline, and provides the country with an unparalleled opportunity to reinvigorate our economy while protecting our environment. An America powered on renewable power, fuels, and thermal energy is a stronger, more secure, prosperous and cleaner America.

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The Future of Mobile Data

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Figure 2. Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast by Region

CISCO SYSTEMS
Last year’s mobile data traffic was nearly 18 times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000. One exabyte of traffic traversed the global Internet in 2000, and in 2013 mobile networks carried nearly 18 exabytes of traffic.

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How Fuel Cells Work

Friday, March 28th, 2014
How Fuel Cells Work

Learn how fuel cell technology generates clean electricity from hydrogen to power our buildings and transportation—while emitting nothing but water. This video illustrates the fundamentals of fuel cell technology and its potential to supply our homes, offices, industries, and vehicles with sustainable, reliable energy.

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Clean Energy Works for Us

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
CLEAN ENERGY JOBS ANNOUNCED IN 2013 FROM

Solar power generation was the year’s top sector with more than 21,600 jobs announced. Other strong sectors included building efficiency (12,500) and public transportation (11,400). Job announcements were made in 46 states, with California’s roughly 15,400 jobs topping the list. California was followed by Texas, Hawaii, Maryland and Massachusetts.

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How Offshore Wind Farms Could Tame Hurricanes

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
How Offshore Wind Farms Could Tame Hurricanes

Computer simulations by Professor Mark Z. Jacobson have shown that offshore wind farms with thousands of wind turbines could have sapped the power of three real-life hurricanes, significantly decreasing their winds and accompanying storm surge, and possibly preventing billions of dollars in damages.-StanfordUniversity on YouTube

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This Infra Week

Friday, March 7th, 2014

INFRA STORIES YOU SHOULDN’T MISS!
If A Bridge Falls In America…
Think You Could Design a Better Subway System?
Portland Bike Share Faces Delays
And More…

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Renewable Energy for Military Installations

Friday, February 28th, 2014
Renewable Energy For Military Installations

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON RENEWABLE ENERGY
As the single largest consumer of energy in the U.S., the Department of Defense (DoD) has embarked on an ambitious program of expanded renewable energy generation on bases and in the field, with a goal of producing 25% of its energy from renewable sources by 2025.

Renewable energy is not just a “policy objective” for the armed forces, but also an “operational imperative.” The deployable and decentralized energy production possibilities offered by renewable sources, and by enabling technologies like microgrids, have tremendous implications for the safety, security, and effectiveness of the military. Renewable energy and efficiency improvements can increase warfighter capability, enhance the energy security of its installations, and cut operational and military base energy costs.

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How Plug-In Electric Vehicles Work

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
How Plug-In Electric Vehicles Work

Considering an electric vehicle? Or just want to learn more about them? This short video describes how electric vehicles and different types of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles work. Learn where to find information on a vehicle’s driving range, how to charge your vehicle, and how driving an electric vehicle could save you money in fuel costs and reduce air pollution.

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