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2014-04-10 16:21:37

Public Power CEO Sue Kelly Testifies at Senate Hearing WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Electric utilities have been focused on improving the safety and reliability of the complex and dynamic electric grid for years, testified Sue Kelly, president and CEO of the American Public Power Association (Public Power) at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing today. Kelly testified on behalf of investor-owned, cooperatively owned, and publicly owned...

2014-04-10 16:21:32

READING, Pa., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec) continues to conduct tree trimming work in communities across its 31-county service area in Pennsylvania as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance system reliability. Since the beginning of the year, Penelec tree contractors have trimmed nearly 1,000 circuit miles of electric lines as part of its approximately $24 million vegetation management spend for 2014, with an additional 3,800 miles...

2014-04-10 16:21:20

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today formally commissioned its Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center - one of the cleanest, most energy-efficient plants in the nation. Over its operational lifetime, the new, fuel-efficient plant is expected to provide FPL customers with hundreds of millions of dollars in fuel and other savings. The company also announced plans for the construction of a new manatee education center that...

2014-04-10 16:20:39

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP, CHSCO, CHSCN), North America's leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, today announced it has acquired 29.45 percent ownership of Sitio 0, a greenfield export terminal at Necochea, a province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Other terminal owners are South American grain companies E-Grain, Alejandro Nari, Alea and Lartirigoyen. The export terminal is expected to be operational...

2014-04-10 12:33:15

Giving the poor access to reliable modern energy offers a better route to address global challenges, climate and energy, scholars say in a new report, Our High-Energy Planet. The report is the first of the Climate Pragmatism project, led by Arizona State University’s Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes in partnership with The Breakthrough Institute. “Climate change can’t be solved on the backs of the world’s poorest people,” said Daniel Sarewitz, a report co-author...

2014-04-10 12:30:09

TransCanada Executive Joins Leaders from Building Trades Unions and Helmets to Hardhats Program to Tour Training Facility CHICAGO, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National and local leaders from North America's Building Trades Unions today joined with the Executive Director of Helmets to Hardhats and a senior executive with TransCanada to discuss the importance of large, shovel ready infrastructure projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline to America's National Guard, Reserve and...

2014-04-10 12:23:00

CALGARY, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pembina Pipeline Corporation ("Pembina" or the "Company") (TSX: PPL) (NYSE: PBA) will release its first quarter 2014 results on Thursday, May 8, 2014 after markets close. A conference call and webcast have been scheduled for Friday, May 9, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. MT (9:00 a.m. ET) for interested investors, analysts, brokers and media representatives. The conference call dial-in numbers for Canada and the U.S. are 647-427-7450 or 888-231-8191. A...

2014-04-10 12:22:13

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As customers across Duke Energy service areas eagerly await the arrival of consistently warmer temperatures following a record-breaking winter, the company is offering reminders that can help save energy and money and encourage safety around the home. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO "As many of our customers tackle spring cleaning projects, it's also an opportune time to consider ways to use energy more efficiently and...

2014-04-10 12:22:02

New plan designed to offer a competitive fixed rate to save money and offer peace of mind for heating and cooling systems just in time for summer HARRISBURG, Pa., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers in Pennsylvania who sign up for new residential electric service with Direct Energy can get an added bonus. They can receive a free, six month trial of Direct Energy's "Heating and Cooling Repair Essential Plan." Here's how it works:...

2014-04-10 12:21:42

TORONTO, April 10, 2014 /CNW/ - AJAC has been in discussions with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) regarding its new fuel consumption ratings for 2015 model year vehicles with regard as to how these changes will affect both Canadian consumers and the evaluation process for our annual Canadian Car of the Year awards program. Particular emphasis will be placed on our new Canadian Green Car of the Year award, which is to be presented at next year's Vancouver International Auto Show....


Latest energy Reference Libraries

Solar Impulse
2014-04-11 10:27:07

The Solar Impulse is a Swiss made long-range solar-powered aircraft project. It was developed at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The project’s goal is to circle the Earth with a piloted fixed-wing aircraft, powered only by solar energy. Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss aeronaut leads the project who was a co-pilot with Andre Borsch berg a Swiss businessman, in the first balloon to circle the Earth non-stop. The Swiss aircraft is a single-seat monoplane which can stay airborne...

ZENN Motor Company
2014-01-06 10:48:03

The ZENN or "Zero Emissions No Noise" Motor Company is a Canadian company that initially produced small lead-acid electric vehicles. It is currently focused on gaining the rights to electric storage capacitor technology. Ian Clifford, Marek Warunkiewicz and Probyn Gayle are the co-founders of Feel Good Cars, later renamed ZENN Motor Company. The first prototype the company produced was a Dauphine Electric vehicle based on the Renault Dauphine. The all-electric prototype went on display at...

Stellar Astrophysics
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The prominent feature that allows for the existence of life on Earth is the Sun. Radiation from our closest star provides heat and energy to our planet, driving biological processes and providing the necessary conditions for liquid water to naturally exist. But our Sun is only but one star in this vast Universe. And as it turns out, most stars are quite different than the one that illuminates our day. For this reason, scientists have, for hundreds of years, attempted to study the other...

Antarctic Sea Urchin (Sterechinus Neumayeri)
2012-04-17 11:36:15

The Antarctic Sea Urchin (Sterechinus neumayeri), is a species of sea urchin in the family Echinidae. It is found in the Antarctic Ocean living on the seafloor. It is common around the circumpolar waters, including the Balleny Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Terra Nova Bay, and Victoria Land. It is found at depths of about 820 feet. The colors of this species range from bright red to dull purple and can grow to 2 inches in diameter. The test (shell) is globular with...

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2010-10-27 21:58:22

The bolometer, invented in 1878 by Samuel Pierpont Langley, measures the energy of incident electromagnetic radiation. It consists of an absorptive element connected to a heat sink through a thermal link. The absortive element raises its temperature above that of the heat sink when radiation impinges on it. The higher the energy the higher the temperature rises. Old bolometers used metals while newer ones used semiconductors and superconductors as the absorptive elements. Bolometers can...

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