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2011-04-29 10:08:00

SHENYANG, China, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd. ("A-Power," Nasdaq: APWR), a leading provider of distributed power generation systems in China and a manufacturer of wind turbines, today announced that Mr. Jinxiang Lu, A-Power's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, attended a meeting between a delegation of government officials and businessmen from the city of Shenyang and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) on April 22,...

2011-04-28 15:30:00

- Fuel cell system to be powered from renewable bio-gas - System will provide heat in addition to clean electricity VANCOUVER, April 28 /PRNewswire/ - Ballard Power Systems (TSX: BLD) (NASDAQ: BLDP) today announced an agreement to deploy a one-megawatt fuel cell generator that will provide peak electrical power and heat at the Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) sales and marketing headquarters campus in Torrance, California. Michael Goldstein, Ballard's Chief Commercial Officer...

2011-04-18 07:05:00

SHENYANG, China, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd. ("A-Power," Nasdaq: APWR), a leading provider of distributed power generation systems in China and a manufacturer of wind turbines, today announced that on April 13, 2011, it signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("Memorandum") with Liaoyuan Zhongneng Electrical Equipment Ltd., for an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to develop a combined heat and power generation plant...

2011-04-14 11:42:00

Utility advances clean air strategy by retiring coal-fired generating units CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority announced plans Thursday to retire 18 older coal-fired generation units at three power plants as part of the federal utility's vision of being one of the nation's leading providers of low-cost and cleaner energy by 2020. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) The retirements will help TVA reduce...

2011-04-13 02:00:00

MELBOURNE, Australia and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AREVA Solar has been awarded a major contract to install a 44 megawatt solar thermal augmentation project at a 750 megawatt coal-fired power station in Queensland, Australia, representing the largest solar project in the Southern Hemisphere and the world's largest solar/coal-fired power augmentation project. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/PH82293 ) AREVA Solar's Australian-pioneered Compact...

2011-04-07 09:58:00

CHICAGO, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian patent 2,643,380 was issued March 22, 2011 for a method to store variable wind and solar power as heat in heavy oil formations, including oil sands and oil shale, and assigned to PyroPhase Inc. US Patent No. 7,484,561 was previously issued. Presently wind and solar power amount to less than 2% of US total electric generation because they require costly backup plants to supply power when wind and solar are not available This method can...

2011-03-30 08:00:00

TRAVELERS REST, S.C., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Liquid Combustion Technology, LLC, (LCT) is contributing 100 power generators vital to Japanese relief efforts to help officials and northern Japan citizens begin the recovery journey from multiple catastrophes. The LCT donation, made on behalf of the Company, its employees and its customers, represents more than $120,000 worth of generators. The generators are built on LCT's own high-quality engine platforms that can provide more than...

2011-03-17 14:25:00

HOUSTON, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldwide Power Products said in a statement today that it is prepared for and has available portable power modules to help Japan with their emergency backup power requirements due to Friday's earthquake. Will Perry, President of the industrial power equipment provider, says it has a total of over 20 megawatts of large portable Caterpillar power units available and ready for shipment to Japan. He added we would "do whatever needs to be done" to...

2011-03-14 15:46:00

says Japan nuclear plant crisis spotlights the need for safety in electricity generation WASHINGTON, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Council for Affordable and Reliable Energy (ACARE) today stated that the ongoing nuclear power plant crisis in Japan underscores the importance of safety in power generation. "ACARE continues to support all forms of electricity generation including coal, natural gas, nuclear and renewable sources," said ACARE executive director Mike...

2011-03-14 14:58:37

A revolutionary type of personal power pack now in development could help our troops when they are engaged on the battlefield. With the aim of being up to fifty per cent lighter than conventional chemical battery packs used by British infantry, the solar and thermoelectric-powered system could make an important contribution to future military operations. The project is being developed by the University of Glasgow with Loughborough, Strathclyde, Leeds, Reading and Brunel Universities, with...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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