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Hawai‘i Infrastructure Receives D+ Grade from Civil Engineers

The inaugural Report Card for Hawai‘i’s Infrastructure was released by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Hawai‘i Section, giving 11 categories of infrastructure an overall grade of a “D+.”

GIS: Front page to Puerto Rico Power Mission

Gregory Aponte, Juliana McMillan-Wilhoit, and Jessie Petit of Task Force Power Restoration Geographical Information Systems Team display a map and graphic illustrating 72 percent...

Energy costs favor wind, solar, and batteries

Wind and solar are set to surge to almost “50 by 50” — 50 percent of world generation by 2050 — on the back...
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Berkeley Lab aims for big breakthroughs in water technology

Recognizing that the issues of water and energy are critically interdependent, the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is launching a new research institute to focus resources on its growing portfolio of projects for water innovation.

MIT study: Volcanic ash reduces overall energy to manufacture concrete

MIT engineers working with scientists in Kuwait have found that volcanic rocks, when pulverized into a fine ash, can be used as a sustainable additive in concrete structures.

Underground power line project in harsh environment wins award

Installing more than a mile and a half of power cable in dusty, dry Texas soil turned into a relatively easy job for the contractor and won Project of the Year for the cable's manufacturer, Southwire Company, LLC.

NSF-funded center at Purdue could help power U.S. for next century

The National Science Foundation selected Purdue University to lead an engineering research center that will develop new technologies to produce fuels from U.S. shale-gas deposits, which could inject $20 billion annually into the economy.

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Buildings consume almost half of the energy provided in the United States and are responsible for nearly half of the carbon emissions. Sustainable building...

Survey finds U.S. mayors taking action on climate protection, and planning for more

Cities across the country are showing leadership in promoting renewable electricity, low-carbon transportation, and energy efficiency, according to preliminary results of a survey jointly conducted by The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES).
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