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Innovative FRP Composites Wrap Up Structural Repairs on Campuses

New wet-layup tunnel repair method proves faster, less expensive and far less disruptive of academic activities than conventional repair methods Workers apply carbon fiber mats soaked in epoxy resin to stabilize the tunnels that crisscross under the University of Arizona campus. TUSCON...

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Dartmouth to Seek Proposals for Biomass Plant

Tim Camerato, Valley News Summary Hanover — Dartmouth College officials say a planned $200 million investment in biomass power and hot water heating will cut carbon emissions and help the school reach its green energy goals. The college formally announced plans on Thursday to build...


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New Absorption Chillers from Johnson Controls are Energy Efficient

Johnson Controls, Inc., Thomas Industry Update Summary Johnson Controls’ new absorption chillers run on water, a natural refrigerant. They are driven by waste or other low-cost heat sources. They feature a two-step evaporator-absorber and parallel flow design which has a lower salt...


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Preliminary US Emissions Estimates for 2018

Energy & Climate Staff, Rhodium Group Summary After three years of decline, US carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions rose sharply last year. Based on preliminary power generation, natural gas, and oil consumption data, we estimate emissions increased by 3.4% in 2018. This marks the second...


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Pollution Got Worse in 2018 Thanks to Two Overlooked Sectors

Eric Roston, Bloomberg Summary In the debate over climate change, the heaviest polluters -- think: power plants, trucks and cars -- get the most attention from policy makers. New research suggests a broader view might be called for. A pair of often-overlooked sectors posted the largest rises...


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New Data Suggests Shocking Shale Slowdown

Nick Cunningham, Oilprice.com Summary U.S. shale executives often boast of low breakeven prices, reassuring investors of their ability to operate at a high level even when oil prices fall. But new data suggests that the industry slowed dramatically in the fourth quarter of 2018 in response to...


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Capstone Secures C200 Signature Series Order for Manufacturer Seeking to Be Virtually Carbon-Free and Improve Resiliency in Hurricane Prone Region

GlobeNewswire, Nasdaq Summary VAN NUYS, Calif., Jan. 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capstone Turbine Corporation ( www.capstoneturbine.com ) (Nasdaq: CPST ), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it has secured an order to upgrade...


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Building for the Future: The Next Steps in Green Development

Alexandra Pacurar, Commercial Property Executive Summary Skanska is taking environment-friendly development to the next level due to its status as both a developer and a construction manager, which allows for a unique approach to green policies. Sustainability Director Sarah King touches on...


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Cogeneration Takes Flight at JFK Airport Hotel

Diana Mosher, Commercial Property Executive Summary When MCR Development announced in 2015 that it would be converting the TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport into a lobby and retail space for an adjacent six-story hotel, it was a happy day for architecture and aviation...


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New Cooling, Computing Advancements Could Mean Savings For Data Centers

Allison Nagel, BISNOW Summary A key way to save on costs when it comes to data centers is saving on power, so those who are building and running data centers are constantly thinking of ways to improve efficiency — most notably in cooling, which tends to be the biggest power draw. The...