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Soy Ink: Myth vs. Reality

There are many popular notions surrounding soy ink. Some may be true. Some are blatant misconceptions. And most fall somewhere in between. This article sheds some light on the matter by exploring four common myths about soy ink.

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Exclusive Video Interview: Ford’s Four-Level Electrification Strategy

Ford is now emerging as an auto industry leader in car electrification. Over the last 12 months, they have introduced a range of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric cars. Julie D’Annunzlo, Ford’s Global Electric Fleet Manager, outlines how electrification technologies will soon be delivering 3-10 percent fuel economy gains for many new Ford gasoline cars and how Ford car buyers are now being offered electrification technologies that will save money and reduce emissions by delivering 40 to 100 mile per gallon fuel efficiency.

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Hydrokinetics: The Biggest Source of Renewable Energy You Never Heard Of

One potentially large source of renewable energy that has received very little attention is hydrokinetics, the production of energy from the flow of moving water. The term applies to both ocean tidal power systems as well as river flow systems. According to the EIA, this source of clean energy could produce as much as 23 GW by 2025 and 100 GW by the year 2050, and this just barely scratches the surface of its technically achievable potential.

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Green Energy Options Get a Boost Through Electric Choice Programs

One of the stumbling blocks for ecologically sustainable and newer alternative energy sources is that they’re not yet developed to their full capacity, and when they’re not fully funded the same way that more established sources are–such as petroleum–it’s hard to get them up to speed.

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3M Launches Corporate Giving Programs Focus on STEM Education

3M has launched a $400,000 corporate giving program aimed at guiding STEM education to include nature conservation and sustainability awareness, with funding for nine projects located near 3M facilities throughout the U.S.

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Daimler Opens New Car2Go Service in Seattle

Mention the name Daimler, and most people think of Mercedes-Benz. Many wouldn’t equate the world’s most famous manufacturer of luxury cars with an economy vehicle, and certainly not one that promotes North America’s newest niche market: the sharing economy.

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Archiopathy: Buildings Disregarding Other Buildings

Most of us know what a sociopath is. Maybe you’ve even met one. In psychology a sociopath is someone who disregards the rights of others. Similarly, an archiopath is an architectural element that disregards other architectural elements around it.

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Shams One: Masdar’s Concentrated Solar Power Project

About 2 hours south west of the city of Abu Dhabi is the first phase of one of the largest concentrated solar power projects in the world: Shams One. It’s a 100MW project which aims to power 20,000 homes with the combination of the sun’s energy and a small amount of natural gas.

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Noesis Lets You Dip a Free Toe in the Energy Management Waters

The startup Noesis Energy offers free building energy management software and is joining President Obama’s Green Button energy management initiative. In only six months of public operation the company already has more than 6,000 users representing more than 22,000 facilities.

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Salt Lake City Buys Solar in Bulk

Participants in regional rooftop PV systems sponsored and supported by the DOE’s Rooftop Solar Challenge have reaped big savings via bulk buying plans.

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Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to L.A. Clean Truck Program

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a trucking industry challenge to rules that Los Angeles adopted five years ago designed to curb truck emissions at the nation’s busiest port. The question centers on whether cities and states have authority to limit pollution from trucks moving long-haul cargo.