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Capturing CO2 in Coal Country

Capturing CO2 in Coal Country

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Wyoming is the nation’s top coal-producing state. According to the US Energy Information Administration’s 2016 statistics, it provides 40% of all coal mined in the US. And the state’s Republican governor is on a mission to limit carbon emissions, a plan that makes many in coal country uncomfortable.

Governor Matt Mead  … Read More

District Heating and Cooling Systems

District Heating and Cooling Systems

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Originating in the 19th century, district heating and cooling (DHC) systems today are taking advantage of new technologies to provide the energy efficiency and thermal flexibility needed in 21st century applications.  … Read More

How Will Rick Perry Shape the Department of Energy?

How Will Rick Perry Shape the Department of Energy?

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President-elect Trump recently announced his intention to nominate Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, to serve as secretary of energy. “My administration is going to make sure we take advantage of our huge natural resource deposits to make America energy independent and create vast new wealth for our nation,  … Read More

Engine Block Heaters: Quick Starts for Standby Power

Engine Block Heaters: Quick Starts for Standby Power

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Typically they don’t land on the desk of top decision-makers or lend themselves to innovative applications. Andy Rudderham, vice president of sales for Total Systems Ltd. in Mississauga, ON, says equipment dealers and genset packagers are the only ones likely to get fired up about them. But whether you call  … Read More

Praise From Abroad That Holds a Heady Challenge

Praise From Abroad That Holds a Heady Challenge

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Last week I received an editorial submission containing a statement by EU technology giant ABB’s Global CEO, Ulrich Spiesshfer that I found exhilarating, both in terms of its overt message as to the US status among nations as a technological leader, and what I perceive to be a reminder that  … Read More

Biofuel Flies the Friendly Skies

Biofuel Flies the Friendly Skies

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For a wingless species, we fly a lot. With astonishing speed, we’re transported from one corner of the world to another. Air travel is both a luxury and a necessity in today’s global economy. But it comes at an environmental price. Commercial aviation is detrimental to the environment not only  … Read More



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