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Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Energy Infrastructure Update

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
Energy Generating Highlights

FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
OFFICE OF ENERGY PROJECTS

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Grand Challenges for Engineering: Imperatives, Prospects, and Priorities

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
 Wesley Harris

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING
Robert Socolow observed that the 14 Grand Challenges fall into four categories. The first is sustainability—maintaining air and water quality, protecting freshwater quantity, preventing sea level rise, keeping forests and other ecosystems in good condition, and minimizing artificially triggered climate change. Next is personal and community health, because, he pointed out, “as individuals we can live fulfilling lives only if we are healthy.” But, he added, “people have a record of being dangerous to each other,” hence the third category, vulnerability and security.

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GOOD Magazine: What Would it Take to Power the United States with Solar Energy?

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
GOOD Magazine: What Would it Take to Power the United States with Solar Energy?

We calculated the land area needed to supply the entire United States with solar power.

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Analytic Research Foundations for the Next-Generation Electric Grid

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
FIGURE 1.2 U.S. transmission grid.

NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS
Mathematical modeling and control of the electric grid has been an active area of research for decades. However, in 1996 a major outage that affected 11 Western states and 2 Canadian provinces—coupled with emerging concerns that computers would malfunction after December 31, 1999—increased awareness of a lack of complete understanding of the overall system and its frailties. For several decades the Electric Power Research Institute funded a program of research to develop tools for recognizing early signs of instability and means to counter them. That research was largely of a mathematical nature.

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Transit Trends: Technology & Transportation

Friday, April 22nd, 2016
Transit Trends: Technology & Transportation

In episode three, we’re chatting about the intersection of transportation and technology and how they’ve quickly become one in the same. Since the industry is very popular right now, it is on the mind of a lot of entrepreneurs, looking to cash in on new innovations in the transportation technology industry. Comment below to share your thoughts on this episode, or via Twitter with #TransitTrends.

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Boston, MA: Inside the Central Hub of the MBTA Transit System

Monday, April 18th, 2016
Boston, MA: Inside the Central Hub of the MBTA Transit System

Welcome to the MBTA’s Operations Control Center, the central hub of Boston’s Transit system.

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ESIF: Making Smart Homes a Reality

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
ESIF: Making Smart Homes a Reality

Watch how NREL researchers are using the unique capabilities of the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) to develop technologies that will help the “smart” homes and buildings of the future perform efficiently and communicate effectively with the electricity grid while enhancing occupants’ comfort and convenience.

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We Have the Power: 100% Renewable Energy for a Clean, Thriving America

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
Figure ES-1: Comparison of Renewable Energy Technical Potential and Current Consumption (Data: NREL)

ENVIRONMENT AMERICA
Our transition to a clean energy system has already begun. But, with the need to reduce the pollution that causes global warming growing more urgent every day, we need to step up the pace. To maximize the benefits of moving to 100 percent renewable energy, leaders at all levels must act to accelerate our progress. America’s energy policy should facilitate mass deployment of clean energy solutions, support research and development of new clean energy technologies, and keep much of our coal, oil and gas reserves in the ground.

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ASCE: Design Big, Build Big, Dream Big

Monday, April 11th, 2016
ASCE: Design Big, Build Big, Dream Big

As a student of civil engineering, Peter Akinosho, S.M.ASCE, dreams of laying the foundations for the societies of tomorrow. Civil engineers build what people need: railways to transport goods, roads to guide them to their destinations, and pipes to carry water to their crops and to their homes. Join Peter in his call to design […]

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Aurora, IL: Indian Prairie Schools Invest in the Future through Infrastructure

Friday, April 8th, 2016
Aurora, IL: Indian Prairie Schools Invest in the Future through Infrastructure

Indian Prairie Schools outline partnerships as strong possibilities for saving money and creating strong infrastructure. Step by step suggestions.

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