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2010-11-30 13:16:00

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- iGotITtoo, a non-profit organization working to empower underserved communities by providing training in fundamental computer skills and education regarding social services, announces today that the Google, Inc. Charitable Giving Fund of the Tides Foundation has generously awarded them a gift of $250,000 to expand their work across New York City. iGotITtoo (short for "I've Got Information Technology too") uses a unique approach of delivering...

2010-06-03 12:38:00

LOS ANGELES, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Internet giant Google, has donated 3,000 solar chargers to International Medical Corps, as a gift-in-kind valued at $216,000. International Medical Corps' medical and community health teams operating in areas of the developing world that have cell phone coverage but little or no electricity will be able to use the devices to charge their phones. "Mobile phones are ubiquitous in the developing world...

2009-10-06 13:20:46

Google announced Monday it is partnering with privately held Energy Inc to provide households with free energy management software, bypassing utilities' smart meters and potentially boosting energy efficiency, Reuters reported. Google's PowerMeter web tool was launched in February and allows consumers to monitor how much electricity they use at home. However, they must have a smart meter installed by their utility. Several hundred customers have tested the software over the past few months,...

2009-09-30 14:39:41

Google has unveiled plans to write software that would fully integrate plug-in hybrid vehicles to the power grid, minimize strain on the grid and help utilities manage vehicle-charging load, Reuters reported. Dan Reicher, Google's director of Climate Change and Energy Initiatives, said the company is in the preliminary stages of work for the idea. "We have begun some work on smart charging of electric vehicles and how you would integrate a large number of electric vehicles into the grid...

2009-06-10 13:48:15

Google Inc. is approaching its goal of developing and producing electricity from renewable energy sources that will be cheaper than coal. The United States will need to significantly increase government funded research and take greater risks if it intends to make alternative energy mainstream, according to executive Bill Weihl. Google has been primarily known for its Internet search engine, but this ambitious company set forth a plan in late 2007 to promote a massive renewable energy push to...

2009-05-13 12:33:00

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Geothermal power is poised for dramatic growth, and the companies that will bring new renewable power to the West will be converging on Seattle for the next Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) "Technology, Finance, and Development Workshop" on June 3. Among the presenters at the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) event will be: Spokespersons for companies leading new technology innovation and project development, including Paul Thomsen of...

2009-05-05 11:28:00

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Geothermal industry leaders and experts will present a Geothermal Showcase at the Newseum in Washington, DC, Wednesday afternoon, from noon to 5:00 pm. Participants will be invited to virtually visit some of the leading geothermal energy development projects in the United States and hear from companies at the forefront of geothermal power growth. Companies will lead digital tours of geothermal power plants and will present on visions of potential...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.