C40 mayors stand unified in fighting climate change

September 6, 2017 by  
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The U.N. network’s executive director, Mark Watts, advocates new effort to engage American cities as U.S. turns back on Paris Agreement.

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Recycling is changing: What business needs to know

September 6, 2017 by  
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Understanding demographic shifts is just one way to ensure a successful recycling program.

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Watts Bar Unit 2 is the first new American nuclear reactor to go online in 20 years

October 21, 2016 by  
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A new nuclear reactor went online in Tennessee recently, making history as the first commercial reactor in America to go online in the 21st century. Watts Bar Unit 2 is part of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)’s Watts Bar Nuclear Plant , and cost $4.7 billion. The unit can power 650,000 homes. There hasn’t been a new nuclear reactor brought online in two decades. TVA says Watts Bar Unit 2 was finished “the right way – with safety and quality” taken into deep consideration every step along the way. The company says the unit underwent ” an extensive series of power ascension tests ” as it began to operate. This week they announced the new reactor is officially operational after it functioned properly and generated power for three weeks. TVA CEO Bill Johnson said the energy generated by Watts Bar Unit 2 will be reliable, low-cost, and will protect the area’s natural resources. Related: First new US nuclear power plant in 20 years scheduled to open in Tennessee The company emphasizes the power generated by Watts Bar 2 is clean energy

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Easy-to-Use SunFlower Heliostat Provides Up to 500 Watts of Sun Energy For Homes

March 1, 2012 by  
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Heliostats are used in order to reflect sunlight on a predetermined target so that it may enjoy natural light, even if the sun is not shining directly above it. Derived from the Greek word for sun, helios , heliostats are generally used for daylighting, the practice of placing windows, openings, and reflective surfaces so that during the day natural light provides improved lighting conditions. They have also been used to concentrate light in solar power installations – but rarely have they looked as stylish as this Sunflower Home Heliostat . Read the rest of Easy-to-Use SunFlower Heliostat Provides Up to 500 Watts of Sun Energy For Homes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: home heliostat , home heliostat domestic , home heliostat natural light , home heliostat popular , home heliostat solar energy , home heliostat stand-alone , home heliostat sunflower design , home heliostat tracking sun , order home heliostat , solar home heliostat , solar power home heliostat , sunflower heliostat

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Study finds Eco-Friendly Hotels in Spain to be More Profitable Than Regular Hotels

March 1, 2012 by  
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As we see an increasing number of eco-friendly holiday destinations popping up around the globe, a study from Cornell University has some great news for hotel owners and green vacationers alike: Spanish hotels that have earned the international environmental standard ISO 14001 show greater earnings and stronger performance than those who have not. Read the rest of Study finds Eco-Friendly Hotels in Spain to be More Profitable Than Regular Hotels Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: center for hospitality research , cornell university , eco hotel , eco resort , eco-tourism , international organization for standardization , ISA 14001 , spanish hotels , spanish tourism

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