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  • Statement of secretaries Salazar and Chu on the permanent plugging of Macondo well

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Energy Secretary Steven Chu today issued the following statement regarding the permanent plugging of BP's Macondo well. "With the successful first intercept by the relief well and our confirmation through pressure tests that the cement plugs are secure, we can now declare BP's Macondo well effectively dead. At the direction of President Obama and under ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Protect Your Groundwater Day urges proper well caps and plugging of abandoned wells

    For the nearly 40 million Americans who own wells, there is no better time to act to protect drinking water quality than on Protect Your Groundwater Day, according to the National Ground Water Association. This annual event will take place on September 5 this year. Two key actions well owners can take to protect ...

  • Plug and play noise monitoring

    Consultants already using Brüel & Kjaer’s Type 2250 Noise Analyzers can now add yet another service to their resume. Matching Type 2250 with a Noise Sentinel – on Demand account, they can perform 24/7 unattended noise monitoring and can present data only few hours after connecting to the equipment. The service enables 2250 user to not only utilize their existing SLM stock ...

  • EPA protects rivers, lakes and streams by plugging abandoned oil wells in Western New York

    Over the past six years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has plugged close to 300 abandoned – and in some cases leaking – oil wells in Western New York in an effort to prevent any remaining oil that may be in the wells from reaching nearby lakes, rivers and streams. The abandoned wells, many of which no longer have owners, have not been maintained for decades, and are ...

  • Communities Plug In To Electric Vehicle Readiness

    This is part two of a four-post series celebrating National Drive Electric Week (September 15-21, 2014). The Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Office supports plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) development and deployment efforts ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Advantages vs. Disadvantages of Plug Valves

    In the chemical and petrochemical industry, China Valves and ball valve are not interchangeable to each other. In terms of market demand, the rate of average use demand of them is about 8 : 1, meaning, every time 8 ball valve are used, 1 plug valves will be used. If there is a higher reliability or alloy ...

  • Bush administration pulls the plug on cleaner coal project

    The best way to cut down on the greenhouse gases produced by power generation is to reduce the nation's appetite for electricity. Renewable energy sources like wind power and biomass have a helpful role to play. Yet, dependable base sources will remain necessary, and coal-fired plants will probably be part of the mix for a long time. Minimizing the impact of such plants is vital. That is why it ...


  • Time to plug gaps in the global glacier monitoring network

    Monitoring of glaciers and ice caps in Central Asia, the Tropics and in the Polar Regions needs to be urgently stepped up, scientists and the United Nations said. There is mounting evidence that climate change is triggering a shrinking and thinning of many glaciers world-wide which may eventually put at risk water supplies for hundreds of millions of people. But experts are warning that data ...

  • Onset announces plug load data logger

    According to the U.S. Department of Energy, plug loads – or energy used by equipment plugged into an outlet – can account for up to 50% of a building’s total electrical load. While minimizing plug loads can be an effective energy reduction strategy in buildings, it is often difficult for energy auditors and building management professionals to determine how much energy ...


    By Onset Computer Corporation

  • IKEA plugs-in 4 electric vehicle charging stations in Renton, WA

    IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially plugged-in four Blink Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at its Renton, Washington store as  part of its partnership with ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies.  This initiative represents the ...

  • Green Charge Networks Launches GreenStation(TM) at Plug-In 2011

    Green Charge Networks, a leader in smart grid and green technology, today announced the launch of their new GreenStation™ product offering. GreenStation™ is an energy storage and management device operated directly by commercial facilities such as grocery and convenience stores, fast-food chains, hotels, parking garages and hotels. GreenStation™ locally stores energy during periods of low use ...


  • IKEA plugs in 3 electric vehicle charging stations in San Diego, CA

    IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially plugged-in three Blink Pedestal electric vehicle charging stations at its San Diego, California store as part of its partnership with ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies. This initiative represents the third such ...

  • First Compact, Inline, Triple-Function, Plug-In Vehicle Drivetrain Launched by EDI

    Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a global leader in advanced, high-efficiency PHEV and CVT solutions, today announced it has completed the development and initial functional testing of the world's first Parallel-Series-Electric powertrain system that is less complex, more ...


  • Plug-in electric vehicles on roads in the United States will surpass 2.7 million by 2023

    Annual sales in North America, Western Europe, and Asia Pacific will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 23.7 percent, report concludes The largest regional market for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) is North America, with estimated 2013 sales of slightly less than 100,000.  Navigant Research expects that figure to grow rapidly over the next 10 years, as more models become available, ...

  • BMW promotes innovative electric plug-in hybrid vehicles at SETA 2016

    BMW, the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles, emphasizes its commitment to ecological and social sustainability as it will participate in the Sustainable Energy & Technology Asia 2016 exhibition and conference, or SETA 2016, on March 23-25 in Bangkok. According to a message from Mr. Matthias Pfalz, President of BMW Group Thailand, the event provides BMW ...


    By GAT International

  • Abandoned water wells can present risks

    Household water well owners should act to address any improperly abandoned wells on their property as they can present threats to both people and animals, the National Ground Water Association said today. “Abandoned wells can be a physical danger to people and animals who may fall into them, but an even greater threat may be the pathway that an abandoned well provides for surface ...

  • BCIT teams with Toyota Canada to test new prius plug-in hybrid vehicle

    The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Toyota Canada Inc.(TCI) and several other partners across British Columbia to assist in Toyota's trial of the all-new Prius Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle (Prius PHV). Trials will begin shortly and continue through next winter with BCIT investigating the interaction between power grids and cars like the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Plug-In Electric Truck Designed To Keep the Lights on During Outages

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated (EDI) unveiled the utility industry's first plug-in electric hybrid (PHEV) Class 6 truck featuring technology that has the potential to fundamentally change how the utility manages planned and unplanned outages. The vehicle, developed by EDI in partnership with PG&E, features a plug-in electric hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • “Road to Logistics” Launched at Microlise Transport Conference to Help Plug Driver Shortfall

    A new not-for-profit organisation called Road to Logistics has been formed with the aim of addressing the professional driver shortfall, whilst supporting those in society who may need a helping hand. The organisation, launched today at the Microlise Transport Conference, is a close collaboration ...


    By Microlise Limited

  • UU Selects Cambi’s Compact THP Plug and Play Module

    United Utilities, one of UK’s three largest water companies, has awarded two contracts for Cambi’s B2-THP system at Leigh and Burnley Sewage Works via framework contractor, KMI. The Cambi B2-THP system is a complete thermal hydrolysis system in one pre-fabricated container sized unit that can be installed as a plug and play module. United Utilities is well acquainted with CambiTHP by ...


    By Cambi Group AS

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