Tag: fuel prices

The usage and pricing of gasoline (or petrol) results from factors such as crude oil prices, processing and distribution costs, local demand, the strength of local currencies, local taxation, and the availability of local sources of gasoline (supply). Since fuels are traded worldwide, the trade prices are similar. The price paid by consumers largely reflects national pricing policy.

Wärtsilä Introduces New Hybrid and Energy Storage Solutions

Wärtsilä Introduces New Hybrid and Energy Storage Solutions

The technology group Wärtsilä today announced new hybrid power plants, engines+storage and energy storage solutions to power markets globally. These new and innovative solutions provide Wärtsilä’s existing and future customers added value by utilizing energy storage technology together with traditional engine based power generation. Wärtsilä also announced it would be

Reader Profile: Michael Edwards

Reader Profile: Michael Edwards

Throughout his career, Michael Edwards has developed a birds-eye view of just about every aspect of the energy sector. As such, he’s developed a keen sense of what makes an energy company—and its employees—successful.

The Evolution of the Transfer Station

The Evolution of the Transfer Station

Transfer stations initially became the answer to the problem of moving urban trash to rural landfill locations, efficiently and cost effectively. But changing attitudes of the public and government regulations are causing transfer stations to become so much more. During the Great Recession, municipal solid waste (MSW) generation rates actually

Why Microgrids Are Inevitable

Why Microgrids Are Inevitable

The fledgling electric utility companies that emerged after Thomas Edison opened his small Pearl Street, New York City, NY, power station in 1882 originally focused on distributed energy generation (DEG) operating within a microgrid. Edison envisioned that the electric utility industry would involve small firms generating direct current (DC) power

Connectivity And Resilience

Connectivity And Resilience

The great northeast power blackout of 2003 was a reminder that reliance on large grids has widespread implications. The power outage—lasting several days in some areas—affected millions in the US and Canada. Nearly a decade later, Hurricane Sandy left the area without power for weeks. Many in the energy industry

EPA, NHTSA Unveil Stiffer Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Rules for Trucks

EPA, NHTSA Unveil Stiffer Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Rules for Trucks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly adopted a second round of standards for medium- and heavy-duty on-road vehicles that will cut carbon pollution and improve fuel efficiency. The Phase 2 program promotes a new generation of cleaner, more fuel efficient trucks, improving

Don’t Be a Nasty Neighbor

Don’t Be a Nasty Neighbor

“Not in my backyard” is a familiar phrase in the solid waste industry. People don’t want a landfill in their neighborhood, but it’s inevitable that these facilities are going to have some type of neighbors—whether residential, commercial, or industrial—so keeping those neighbors happy by reducing dust, odor, and noise is

New Online Tool Gives Mack Customers the Fuel Efficiency Edge

New Online Tool Gives Mack Customers the Fuel Efficiency Edge

GREENSBORO, NC (Aug. 9, 2016) – Mack Trucks customers recently gained an advantage in their search for fuel efficiency savings, thanks to a new fuel economy tool available exclusively at Mack dealerships. The new online tool enables Mack customers to input and modify a number of variables on Mack® Pinnacle™

The Towed Scraper Option

The Towed Scraper Option

If you’re running a construction site and you need to move a lot of dirt, what is the most efficient tool? Is it a motor-powered scraper? How about an excavator and a hydraulic dump truck?

Energy Impetus: What Will Drive Wastewater Energy Recovery?

Energy Impetus: What Will Drive Wastewater Energy Recovery?

Humans have been harnessing water’s energy for thousands of years. Archaeologists have discovered trip hammers powered by a water wheel—dating back to 202 BC and 9 AD—that were used to grind grain, break ore, and press paper in early China.

Today, we continue to rely on water to generate energy. Modern

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