As the debate over climate change continues, many figures in the tech industry have been among the most vocal in the fight against it. Now, many of the biggest names in the field are teaming up to form a climate change supergroup.
Research conducted by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) has convinced the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that more expensive fines for workplace-safety violations are likely to send stronger messages to employers to improve workplace-safety efforts.
In the race to gain more power from clean and renewable sources, government plays a major role. Recently, Sweden's government positioned itself as a world leader when it announced that it would transition to 100 percent renewables.
For several years, I have been seeing a new hole in the theoretically 100-percent-complete electrical drawings we are provided for bidding. Within the last year, the problem has gotten bigger, driven by increasingly strict energy-usage requirements.
In the drama of renewable energy, no power source has performed better in recent years than solar. Despite improvements in efficiency and lower costs, the future of solar power is still uncertain, and as one researcher suggests, its growth could be its own worst enemy.
In January, The Solar Foundation, in concert with the GW Solar Institute and BW Research Partnership, released the sixth annual National Solar Jobs Census Report, providing details on current employment, trends and projected growth in the U.S. solar industry.
According to Moody’s Investors Services’ September 2015 report, “Batteries Charge Up For the Electric Grid,” many lithium-ion battery-storage applications could become economically viable by the end of the decade, as long as prices continue to fall.
As our energy mix changes, the need to improve the infrastructure for delivering that power also grows. Utilities recognize that need and are investing in upgrades to their delivery systems. Customers in New York and Pennsylvania are about to benefit from one such upgrade.
According to the September 2015 report, “Visible Light Communication Market—Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast: 2015–2022,” by Transparency Market Research, the visible light communication (VLC) market is expected to reach $113 billion globally by 2022, growing at a c
Plans have been made to close 2,000-plus megawatts (MW) of U.S. nuclear generating capacity in the next four years, but that will hardly have a negative effect on the country’s capacity as a whole. In fact, the U.S.
Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell in 37 states between the years 2000–2013, according to an October report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). CO2 emissions rose in 13 states in the same time period.
Renewable power still has a ways to go before it can displace fossil fuels, but the efforts to boost green power generation are still making progress. According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), renewable power made up most of the newly installed capacity so far this year.
Many electrical contractors devote a lot of resources to advertising and marketing their businesses. However, there is much to be said for basic promotion, which can be less expensive and more effective than traditional marketing efforts, in some circumstances.