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3M launches new corporate giving program to promote STEM

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.


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.

Shams One covers more than a square mile of desert

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.

Noesis offers free energy management software

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.