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IBM Teaching Schools How to Save Money On Buildings

IBM recently announced three public school initiatives as part of their Smarter Planet program which is now five years old. Through the use of IBM software and analytics, the schools are able to monitor and manage their physical assets more effectively, which results in reduced operating costs, increased returns on invested capital and reduced operating costs, leaving more precious resources available for their core educational missions. With more than 95% of all school districts across the US facing budget cuts, there could not be a better time to bring this combination of technology and know-how to bear on minimizing the peripheral costs associated with running an educational system.

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Spotlight on the Sharing Economy: Q&A with Park at my House

According to IBM, over 30 percent of traffic and car pollution in a large city is caused by drivers circling, looking for parking. So when drivers book their parking in advance through us, they save gas and time and money.

Volkswagen's ultra-green Chattanooga factory will receive power from an ocean of solar panels that lie on 33 acres to the north of the plant.

World’s Greenest Auto Plant Has Massive New Solar Park

Volkswagen has flipped the switch on a gigantic new solar park that will help power its ultra-green Diesel Passat factory in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The park is the largest solar installation ever built in Tennessee. A veritable ocean of solar modules – 33,600 in all – occupy 33 acres and produce enough electricity to power 1,200 homes each year.

Ford Experimental Dashboard That Will Display Measurements Of A Driver's Health/Wellness

C-Max Test Drive: Interactive, Fun, Affordable, Fuel Efficient

Almost every manufacturer at the NAIAS was launching new cars equipped with electrification technologies that will turn driving into a digital engagement, delivering value by saving money at the pump, reducing tail pipe emissions and potentially hooking you up with your future significant other.

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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.