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`Most progressive water utility in Africa` receives 2014 Stockholm Industry Water Award

by Stockholm International Water Institute  (Sep. 2, 2014)

eThekwini Water and Sanitation, serving the Durban metropolitan area, today received the Stockholm Industry Water Award at a ceremony during World Water Week, for its transformative and inclusive approach to providing water and sanitation. “I stand here today as part of a team of dedicated professionals who have worked with me over the past ...

Mainstream signs deal to build and operate Ghana’s first utility-scale wind farm

by Mainstream Renewable Power  (Sep. 15, 2014)

Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power today announces the signing of an agreement with Swiss wind farm developer NEK Umwelttechnik to purchase the 225 megawatt (MW) AyitepaWind Farm, located 40 kilometres from Accra on the east coast of Ghana. The project, which represents a total investment of USD525 million, is expected to ...

Seacoast Utility Authority, Florida, Adopts InfoWater

by Innovyze  (Aug. 26, 2014)

Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that Seacoast Utility Authority (SUA) in Florida has chosen the company’s industry-leading InfoWater as its standard water network modeling solution. The ...

Drought lingers, yet some homes lack water meters

by Associated Press  (Sep. 6, 2014)

Although California is locked in a third year of historic drought, many homeowners and businesses still don't have meters telling them just how much water they are using. That's changing, but some say it's not fast enough. State law requires water meters by 2025, but the State Water Resources Control Board says dozens of water districts, many in ...

Power Plants Ask Federal Appeals Court To Review EPA Cooling Water Intake Rule

by Bloomberg BNA  (Sep. 8, 2014)

A coalition of power plants has joined Entergy Corp. in asking an appellate court to review the Environmental Protection Agency's final rule regulating cooling water intake structures at more than 1,000 factories and power plants. In a Sept. 5 petition, the Utility Water Act Group (UWAG) and Entergy asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth ...

VIS and Trucost collaborate on new resource efficiency investment opportunity

by Trucost Plc  (Sep. 11, 2014)

VIS Essential Investments has launched an index to track the performance of financially successful and resource efficient companies using data supplied by environment analyst Trucost. The VIS Energy, Food and Water (EFW) Efficiency Index enables investors to identify companies best placed to generate long-term growth with lower impacts. VIS is a ...

City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department receives prestigious award from the Partnership for Safe Water

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Aug. 4, 2014)

The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department has received the “Directors Award of Recognition” from the Partnership for Safe Water, a program developed by AWWA, EPA, and associated Partner organizations, to guide water suppliers towards improving water quality by ...

South Africa - Water Utilities

by ReportsnReports  (Jul. 23, 2014)

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New formulation leads to improved liquid battery

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Sep. 21, 2014)

Original story at MIT News Researchers at MIT have improved a proposed liquid battery system that could enable renewable energy sources to compete with conventional power plants. Donald Sadoway and colleagues have already started a company to produce electrical-grid-scale liquid batteries, whose layers of molten ...

New Air Conditioner Standards Would Rank as Biggest Energy Saver in U.S. DOE History

by American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)  (Sep. 18, 2014)

The Department of Energy (DOE) proposed new efficiency standards today that would slash commercial rooftop air conditioner energy use by about 30%. The proposed standards would achieve the largest national energy savings of any standard ever issued by the U.S. Department of Energy. ...

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