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Stanford-Led Study Assesses Environmental Costs And Benefits

Stanford-Led Study Assesses Environmental Costs And Benefits Of Fracking

Mark Golden, Stanford University Rising supplies of natural gas could benefit the environment by replacing coal as a fuel for electricity, but hydraulic fracturing poses dangers for people living near the wells, a new analysis finds. We can do...

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2014-09-19 23:02:15

2G CENERGY®, Florida-based manufacturer of high-efficiency low emission CHP Cogeneration systems, announced that the New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) has recently approved 2G®’s advanced technology for a statewide CHP incentive program. St. Augustine, Florida (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 2G®’s advanced technology simultaneously produces electricity and thermal energy through a unique process, which greatly increases overall energy...

2014-09-17 12:22:42

Americans Face Jump in Electricity Costs WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed sweeping regulations that would require states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity sector by an average of 30 percent nationally. This costly plan is another step in the administration's policies designed to eliminate low cost and reliable electricity and replace it with more expensive and less reliable sources. To view...

2014-09-16 23:08:04

Jolt Charger announces Kickstarter campaign to launch GoPro® wireless charger San Francisco, California (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Jolt Charger™ announces the world’s first wireless charger for GoPro® cameras. Kickstarter campaign backers will be the first to receive the product. Jolt Charger's products are targeted at the millions of GoPro® Hero3 and Hero3+ users who are looking for a fast, convenient way to charge their cameras without the hassle of opening the...

2014-09-12 12:21:54

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) has scheduled a live audio webcast of a panel presentation including Brian X. Tierney, executive vice president and chief financial officer, at the Wolfe Research Power & Gas Leaders Conference in New York on Sept. 18. The presentation, titled "Transmission and Beyond," is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. EDT and can be accessed through the Internet at http://www.aep.com/webcasts. The webcast also will be...

2014-09-12 08:22:34

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After working in a field on a neighbor's farm, Jim Flach parked his equipment and stepped out of the vehicle. Flach received a severe electric shock that ultimately resulted in his death a few months later. His equipment was unknowingly touching an overhead power line, and he became a path to ground for an electrical current as he set his foot onto the ground. Safe Electricity urges farmers and agricultural workers to take precautions around...

2014-09-10 12:22:37

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) has scheduled a live audio webcast of a panel presentation including Robert P. Powers, executive vice president and chief operating officer, at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Power and Gas Leaders Conference in Boston on Sept. 16. The presentation, titled "Electric Utility Outlook," is scheduled for 8 a.m. EDT and can be accessed through the Internet at http://www.aep.com/webcasts. The webcast...

2014-09-05 16:21:35

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) has been named one of the nation's top 10 utilities for economic development by Site Selection magazine for the third consecutive year. The list appears in the magazine's September edition. The top 10 companies were chosen based on several criteria, including end-user project activity; website tools and data; innovative programs and incentives for business; and the utility's own job-creating...

2014-09-04 12:23:19

LONDON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Electricity, Gas and Water Meters: The European Market Report 2014, Forecasts to 2018 and Long Term Trends to 2050https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2098928/Electricity-Gas-and-Water-Meters-The-European-Market-Report-2014-Forecasts-to-2018-and-Long-Term-Trends-to-2050.html The Combined European Annual Demand for Electricity, Gas and Water Meters Valued at $3.35 Billion in 2014But By 2018,...

2014-09-01 23:02:05

Caprolactam market research report focuses on the basis of applications, end-user industries, and geography along with forecasting volume, value, & analyzing trends. (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/caprolactam-market-108120798.html) (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 The report "Caprolactam Market by Material Type (Engineering Plastics & Fibers), by Application (Textile, Industrial, Carpet, Automotive, Film & Coating, Machinery, E&E, Consumer Goods,...

2014-08-30 23:04:55

Automatic Lightning Protection supplier launches new website offering all necessary lightning protection equipment and installation instruction manuals. Mosinee, Wisconsin (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Automatic Lightning Protection is thrilled to announce that it has launched a new website that focuses on delivering the best services and lightning protection supplies for clients living in the affected areas. The new website can be viewed at http://lightningrod.com/. Automatic Lightning...


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2010-10-21 17:15:50

A lightning rod is a metal conductor mounted on the top of a building and connected through a wire to the ground to protect the building from lightning. The rod should conduct the electricity from a lightning strike down through the wire instead of passing through the building. The rod is just a single component in the lightning protections system along with rooftop conductors and multiple conductive paths. Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod in 1749. The taller the building the...

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2009-04-28 16:42:15

Count Alessandro Antonio Anastasio Volta was born on February 18, 1745 in Como, Duchy of Milan. At age 39, Volta became a professor at the Royal School in Como in the physics department. A year later, in 1775, Volta invented a device called the electrophorus which generates static electric charges. He marketed his creation so well, that he is often given credit as its inventor. However, a similar machine was documented by Johan Carl Wilcke in 1762. He changed his focus to chemistry in...

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2007-05-21 06:18:54

The Electric eel, Electrophorus electricus, is a species of fish. It is capable of generating powerful electric shocks, which it uses for both hunting and self-defense. It is a top predator in its South American range. Despite its name it is not an eel at all but rather a knifefish. Taxonomy The species is so unusual that it has been reclassified several times. Originally it was given its own family Electrophoridae, and then placed to a genus of Gymnotidae alongside Gymnotus....

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.