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Electric Utilities & Safety Culture in an Aging Workforce

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Feb. 25, 2015)

Electrical power-line installers and repairers regularly appear on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ list of the top ten most dangerous jobs. According to the Fallen Linemen Organization an average of 45 linemen a year lose their lives on the job in the U.S. alone. This is despite a workforce that is predominantly made up of ...

Climate Change and Wealth Creation

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 3, 2015)

Sir Richard Branson, Chair of the Virgin Group of companies, was once quoted as saying “Climate Change is the biggest wealth creating opportunity of our generation”. He is probably right. Every environmental problem, challenge or risk factor carries with it the potential for solutions, and those solutions often have the makings ...

Infrastructure Maintenance - An Economic Opportunity

by ASTM International  (Jan. 15, 2015)

Public safety and the cost of doing business are deeply impacted when infrastructure is neglected. Here’s a look at the high cost of low maintenance and what can be done about it. A Bridge Too Far There are over 607,000 bridges in the United States. According to the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure,1 published by the ...

Optimisation of PHEV/EV charging infrastructures: a review

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 15, 2015)

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) or electric vehicle (EV) has the potential to facilitate the energy and environmental aspects of personal transportation, but face a hurdle of access to charging system. The charging infrastructure has its own complexities when it is compared with petrol stations because of the involvement of the different ...

A Cleaner Energy Future

by ASTM International  (Oct. 16, 2014)

As renewable energy plays an increasingly important role in the world’s energy portfolio, the standards of ASTM International Committee E44 are helping to pave the way for innovation in clean energy sources. A growing population and improving living standards around the world are causing significant increases in energy demand and ...

2015 World Energy Issues Monitor - Energy price volatility: the new normal

by World Energy Council  (Jan. 20, 2015)

Energy is among the top strategic issues shaping the global agenda in 2015. The uncertainty and impact of energy and commodity price volatility has now established itself as the number-one issue for energy leaders worldwide. Emerging risks and the resulting need to redefine energy infrastructure resilience, changing market designs, evolving ...

Designing critical policy infrastructures by participatory systems analysis: the case of Fukushima's reconstruction

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 18, 2014)

Recent developments in service science and social design have resulted in new policy design methodologies. On the service science side, the concept of co–creation has appeared. On the social design side, methodologies of participatory systems analysis have emerged. Based on these developments, this paper proposes a participatory systems analysis ...

Waste to Energy shredding specialist recruits new sales manager

by UNTHA UK  (Jan. 7, 2015)

UNTHA UK – the industrial shredding specialist renowned particularly for its expertise in the niche Waste to Energy sector – has further strengthened its team with the recruitment of a new sales manager. Gary Moore joins UNTHA UK from Industrial Shredding Systems (ISS). With more than 25 years’ industry experience spanning the ...

Energy produced from waste – experiences from Norway

by Cambi AS  (Dec. 20, 2014)

Summary The system for waste treatment tends to be similar in all part of Norway due to national environmental strategy and legislation demanding the municipalities to recycle and prevent pollution. The amount of waste increases as economy grows. According to data from Statistics Norway total amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) has increased ...

Smart utilities and sustainable resource management

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jan. 28, 2015)

With the increased availability of inexpensive micro-sensor technologies, everything is becoming “sensor-tagged”. Energy and water utilities are benefiting from this “sensorization” of our infrastructure and the associated smart technology advancements. These progressive utilities are employing innovative, real-time ...

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