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Internship Helps Fuel Carolina Gutierrez's Career in Science

As a high school student in her home town of Manteca, Carolina Gutierrez was a top student who excelled in advanced placement math and science classes, graduating third in her senior class. She was well-rounded too, active in volleyball and student government, and volunteering for the nonprofit Give Every Child a Chance. But when it came time to deciding which of the many college admissions offer letters she'd accept, something didn't seem right. "When I got my letters back, I regretted not a...

Aug 16, 2017


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New Research Finds Ecosystems Are Taking Longer to Recover from Drought

As global temperatures continue to rise, droughts will become more frequent in many regions. A new study in the journal Nature has found that ecosystems are taking progressively longer to recover from droughts. Incomplete drought recovery may become the new normal in some areas, possibly leading to increased tree death and emissions of greenhouse gases. Led by Christopher Schwalm of the Woods Hole Research Center, researchers from 17 institutions including the Department of Energy's Pacific N...

General News Aug 16, 2017


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Image - SunPower Unveils Silicon Valley Pilot Manufacturing Line for High Efficiency Solar Panels

SunPower Unveils Silicon Valley Pilot Manufacturing Line for High Efficiency Solar Panels

Solar technology design, manufacturing and installation methods have come a long way in just 20 years, and as a trailblazing solar energy company, SunPower has witnessed the trajectory first-hand. Globally, there is now 305 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity, up from around 50 GW in 2010 and virtually nothing at the turn of the millennium. Innovation is central to SunPower's DNA, and with years of experience, researchers have been emboldened to create new manufacturing technologies and processe...

Solar Aug 14, 2017


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Chevron Technology Ventures Announces Catalyst Program

Chevron Technology Ventures, LLC (CTV) today announced the launch of its Catalyst ProgramTM, an initiative to promote technology innovation in the Houston area and beyond. The Catalyst Program will focus on accelerating the maturation of early-stage companies working on technologies that can directly benefit the oil and gas industry. These include "smart" oil field equipment, advanced materials, water technology and IT software/hardware, among others. Candidate companies are expected to be be...

Oil and Gas Aug 17, 2017


Image - FEMA Awards ICF $21 M Emergency Preparedness Contract

FEMA Awards ICF $21 M Emergency Preparedness Contract

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently awarded ICF, a global consulting and technology services provider, a contract valued up to $20.8 million to support education and preparedness programs to protect communities living in proximity to the nation's nuclear power plants. The Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program contract, which was awarded in the second quarter, has a term of five years including one base and four option years. ICF has supported the REP Program si...

Nuclear Aug 16, 2017


Image - City of Oakland Selects Envision Solar EV ARC(TM) Solar Charging Stations For Its Fleet of EVs

City of Oakland Selects Envision Solar EV ARC(TM) Solar Charging Stations For Its Fleet of EVs

Envision Solar International, Inc., the leading renewably energized EV charging, outdoor media and energy security products company, announced that the City of Oakland, California, will deploy three of its EV ARC(tm) products to provide emissions free EV charging and emergency power. The City of Oakland is committed to sustainable operations overall as well as making their fleet as green as possible. 43% of the City's annual 700,000 gallons of fuel consumed is a low carbon or renewable altern...

Solar Aug 15, 2017


Image - Dresser-Rand to supply equipment for CNOOC LimitedaEUR(tm)s offshore projects in China

Dresser-Rand to supply equipment for CNOOC LimitedaEUR(tm)s offshore projects in China

The Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas, was awarded two orders to supply power generation equipment for two projects for CNOOC Limited (China National Offshore Oil Corporation Limited). CNOOC Limited is the client for the Penglai 19-3 oil field project and Harbin Guanghan Gas Turbine Co., Ltd (HGGT) is the client for the Dongfang 13-2 gas field development project. The Penglai oil field is one of the largest offshore oil fields in China and was discovered in 1999; it&rsq...

Oil and Gas Aug 16, 2017




Image - Solar Alliance Signs Agreement for US$3.5 Million Commercial Solar Project in Los Angeles

Solar Alliance Signs Agreement for US$3.5 Million Commercial Solar Project in Los Angeles

Solar Alliance Energy Inc., is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement (the "Agreement") for the design and construction of an approximately US$3,500,000 commercial solar project in Los Angeles. The project, which marks the second commercial-scale solar project for Solar Alliance, consists of a rooftop solar installation and a carport solar installation at a Los Angeles mid-rise, multi-tenant office building. The Solar Alliance team analyzed the building owner's needs, operational require...

General News Aug 15, 2017


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