Rip Up Those Old Paper Maps

by Bill Meehan Pop quiz! What’s the difference between a GIS plot and a GIS display? I bet the most common answer is, “You can fold the plot, but you ...

An International Standard to Boost Carbon Trading

by Jamie Gairns Please Note: The author, Jamie Gairns of Offsetters, is on the agenda of the OGC Energy & Utilities Domain Working Group (E&U DWG) webinar to be held ...

The Unintended Consequences of Incentive-Based Groundwater Conservation Programs

by C.-Y. Cynthia Lin The management of groundwater resources is an issue that reaches far and wide; regions around the world are struggling with ways to reign in extraction from ...

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NRG Energy Deploying Dean Kamen’s Solar-Smart In-Home Generator

Few executives are more outspoken about the threat that distributed energy poses ...

Vermont Tech adds three sustainable design and technology degree programs

Randolph, Vt. — The growing fields of sustainable design and technology are ...

Mexico’s Smart Grid Expected to Show Significant Growth

A new study concludes that the smart grid market in Mexico—including advanced ...

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Texas Eastern to move ahead on pipeline work

WAYNESBURG – Texas Eastern Transmission is proceeding with plans to complete the work necessary to protect its pipelines above an area where the Emerald Mine plans to conduct longwall mining north of Waynesburg. The pipeline company filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to complete pipeline mitigation work above Emerald’s D1 panel in [...]

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Simulating a Power Collapse

The North American electrical grid is the largest machine on the planet and, as such, requires constant maintenance, monitoring and continuous learning. The North American Electric Reliability Corp.’s mission is to ensure the reliable operation of the bulk-power system. To accomplish this, NERC uses a variety of tools, activities and strategies to help the almost [...]

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Louis Berger Awarded Fourth Consecutive FERC Contract

Morristown, N.J. (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently awarded The Louis Berger Group (Louis Berger) a fourth consecutive indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract valued up to nearly $15 million to provide hydroelectric and environmental engineering support services. Louis Berger will provide National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis and documentation for licensing [...]

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Obama Official Lauds City’s Sustainability Programs

President Barack Obama issued the Better Buildings Challenge in December 2011. Part of the broader Better Buildings Initiative, the Challenge seeks to reduce energy use in buildings by 20 percent in 2020. Maria Vargas, Director of the Challenge for the U.S. Department of Energy, was in Milwaukee today to applaud the city’s efforts to save [...]

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Mexico Smart Grid Market To Grow From $205m to $2.1bn Per Year

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ – Mexico is currently debating a series of far-reaching energy sector reforms that have the potential to shake up the country’s monolithic state-owned enterprises. In addition to petroleum sector reforms, the Pena Nieto administration is looking to revamp the electric power sector by increasing the number of small-scale generators and [...]

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Five Trends Making Smart Building Technology a No-Brainer for Real Estate Investors

CHICAGO, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Facing pressure to manage costs, risks and energy consumption, commercial building owners and investors are exploring how smart building technologies can help a company’s triple bottom line (people, planet, profits). Five key trends are making smart buildings a “no-brainer” for commercial property owners and investors, according to Jones Lang [...]

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Columbia submits pipeline proposal for federal review

Columbia Pipeline Group submitted revised plans Friday for construction of a new natural gas pipeline from West Bradford to the Eagle Compressor station in Upper Uwchlan. The 9.5-mile project runs through Caln and Uwchlan under the east branch of the Brandywine Creek and has been subject to close community scrutiny. “We decided this route had [...]

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NASA chief gets airborne mission updates at Langley

Nov. 02–Poster boards, videos, big screens and small planes were on display Friday as NASA chief Charles Bolden flew into Hampton for a quick briefing on key airborne missions operating out of NASA Langley Research Center. It was a chance for scientists, engineers and pilots to tout their successes and their relevance as they research [...]

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New Earth and Marine Science and Technology centre

The British Geological Survey (BGS) and Heriot-Watt University are joining forces to create a new centre for earth and marine science and technology. Based in Edinburgh, the Sir Charles Lyell Centre will be one of Europe’s leading centres for research and expertise in the earth and marine sciences. Jointly funded by UK and Scottish funders, [...]

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Report: Urban underground holds sustainable energy

Vast energy sources are slumbering below big cities. Sustainable energies for heating in winter and cooling in summer may be extracted from heated groundwater aquifers. Researchers from KIT and ETH Zurich developed an analytical heat flux model and found that increasing heat in the underground is mainly caused by an increase in surface temperatures and [...]

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