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Hog waste a source of energy in Harnett County

WRAL.COM Summary There are some who believe that hog waste, for the most part, is pretty useless. But a new project by North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives proves that it is, in fact, quite powerful. The methane gas from waste hogs leave behind is being turned into electricity. "We...


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BOND Building Completes Energy Upgrades on Central Utility Plant

The Daily Campus Summary Last week, BOND Building Construction, Inc. completed energy system upgrades for the Central Utility Plant project at the University of Connecticut, according to a press release. “BOND Building constructed a more efficient and flexible chiller plant and upgraded...


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UCSD Gets $39 Million Grant for Renewable Energy Testbed

Times of San Diego Summary UC San Diego will receive a $39 million grant to build a testbed to allow universities, utilities and industry leaders to gain a better understanding of how to integrate renewable energy resources into the power grid, it was announced Monday. The grant from the...


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New solar generation research facility in the works near UW

Casper Star Tribune Summary A technology company envisions transforming the University of Wyoming into a beacon for solar energy innovation nationwide. The new firm, called 9H Energy Development LLC , has ambitious plans to create a solar generation research facility three miles...


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How Does Your State Make Electricity?

New York Times Summary America isn’t making electricity the way it did two decades ago. Now the future of the nation’s energy mix has become a major election issue. Overall, fossil fuels still dominate electricity generation in the United States. But the shift from coal to gas and...


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Crossing the Road to the Digital Era

Commercial Property Executive Summary COVID-19 has spurred data center growth , creating new trends and reinforcing existing ones in property management, sustainability and construction. Among these are adaptive rehabilitations into modern facilities through private and public...


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New Honors Class Inspires Renewable Energy Research

UMass Lowell Summary A new honors seminar, The Science of Energy, is inspiring students from a wide range of majors to get involved in research into renewable energy, in Haiti and on campus. Brendon Aylaian is an honors business management major who took the class with ...


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New Jersey County See Incentives, Savings with Energy Audit and Upgrades

Environment and Energy Leader Summary Ocean County, New Jersey, has received almost a million dollars in incentives, with more to come, for upgrading its energy systems; the county will also see nearly $400,000 in savings per year from its energy program by installing high tech, energy...


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Cornell Campus Sustainability Office Boasts One-Third Reduction in Emissions From 2008

The Cornell Daily Sun Summary The Campus Sustainability Office is showcasing Cornell’s one-third reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2008 and other marks of progress with this year’s annual report , made more interactive than ever with an elaborate design full of links, images and...


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Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr named as top colleges for renewable energy use in U.S.

The Philadelphia Inquirer Summary Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr are among the top colleges in the United States in embracing renewable energy, according to a report by PennEnvironment. Both schools get all of their electricity through renewable sources, largely by purchasing...