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2008-09-10 18:00:28

By DAVID TAYLO RGOOBY BY the time this article appears, the Government should have announced how it intends to help poorer people in our society deal with the massive rises in energy prices which are coming. I hope the measures will prove effective. There has been much talk already about the need to take long- term measures to ensure energy conservation by insulating houses more effectively. Fine; no one disagrees with that. Many councils, such as my own, Easington, already have an...

2008-09-10 09:00:42

Wimba, a provider of education technology, has announced that Wimba Pronto, the instant messaging platform designed for education, is now supported by wind energy. According to Wimba, the new approach to going green will encourage academic institutions to support alternative energy sources while they realize the benefits of an academic-centric instant messenger. Wimba said that the wind power initiative builds upon its ongoing commitment to sustainability. Hundreds of colleges and...

2008-09-08 09:00:44

By Gary M. Sandquist If rational decisions aren't made soon to resolve differences over national energy issues, the U.S. economy and influence could be seriously crippled, and terrorist threats may escalate. If we are serious about achieving energy independence, we must recognize the difficulty of successfully executing any major energy development, whether it's a coal or nuclear plant, an oil refinery, a liquefied natural gas terminal or an electrical transmission line. The United States...

2008-09-05 12:00:35

By editorial FORMER VICE PRESIDENT Al Gore's latest challenge to the nation is a call for the United States to launch a major campaign to produce all of the country's electricity with carbon-free sources in 10 years. He compares his proposal to earlier successful federal programs to build the interstate highway system and to put a man on the moon. Gore may be overly optimistic in thinking the U.S. can produce all the electricity it needs without burning any fossil fuels in just a...

2008-09-04 21:00:32

By Teresa Sharp The federal government will present ceremonial checks to Supervisor Timothy Horanburg today in Town Hall, representing loans totaling $3 million to convert an old fire hall into a town hall and to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant. The town has borrowed $1.6 million from the Agriculture Department's Rural Development Agency to turn the former Miller Hose Fire Company building at 2737 Main St. into the town hall. It has borrowed another $1.6 million from the agency to...

2008-09-04 03:00:22

By Parker, Harry W Industrial energy costs have increased recently relative to industrial construction costs in a shift that will affect energy investment, production, and use. For at least 4 decades, energy and construction costs have changed at nearly identical rates, as shown in the trend line in Fig. 1, which plots a data series dating back to 1930. The relative increase in energy costs apparent in the 2007 data point is only the second major upward departure from the trend to have...

2008-09-02 00:00:25

By DAVID JOHNSON Engineering group Goodwin has unveiled profits of almost pounds10 million on the back of rising oil costs and spiralling demand for energy in China and India. In the year to the end of April the Stoke-on-Trent manufacturer made pre-tax profits of pounds9.82 million - up from pounds7.04 million the year before. Now the group has formed a joint venture with a Brazilian industrial minerals company and the new outfit - named Goldstar Brazil - is building a plant just north...

2008-08-28 18:00:46

Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. is planning to build a small power plant to turn a natural gas compressor station's waste heat into electricity. North Dakota's Public Service Commission has approved the project. MDU says the plant will generate about 7.5 megawatts of electricity. Commissioner Tony Clark says the electricity will have a similar price to MDU's more conventional power sources. The power plant will be built near Glen Ullin, about 50 miles west of Bismarck. It will use waste...

2008-08-27 09:01:20

Green Star Alternative Energy, Inc. (Pink Sheets: GSAE) is pleased to announce the signing of a Letter of Intent with both Notos d.o.o. and Sirius Regulus d.o.o. The LOI outlines the bases for the acquisition of these privately held Serbian companies. Green Star's management believes this merger to be an ideal step in fulfilling the new corporate strategy. It provides the company with a strong energy development presence in Europe that will lead to rapid expansion in the region. There...

2008-08-26 03:00:51

Text of editorial by Reza Amrollahi headlined "The fate of electricity and winter" published by Iranian newspaper E'temad website on 20 August During spring and summer of this year, our people patiently adapted themselves to electricity cuts resulting from incorrect planning and remained silent because they had experienced droughts and electricity shortages before. However, they had never experienced so much hardship and the country had never suffered such a tremendous loss as enumerated...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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