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Basel Action Network announces online e-waste trading platform

| Waste

The Basel Action Network (BAN), Seattle, has announced that it is bringing to market an online trading platform, e-Stewards® Marketplace, that will allow businesses to recycle used electronics with electronic waste recyclers that have been certified to the e-Stewards Standard. All transactions on the Marketplace go through e-Stewards-certified recyclers, all … Continue reading

ACEEE score card reports Massachusetts tops California as most energy-efficient state

| Uncategorized

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE),Washington, D.C., has released the 8th edition of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The report found that in 2014 Massachusetts (No. 1) continues to edge out California (No. 2) as the most energy-efficient state in the nation for the fourth year in a … Continue reading

ITRI Introduces HECLOT to capture CO2 from fossil-fuel power plants

| Air/Emissions

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Hsinchu, Taiwan, has introduced high-efficiency calcium-looping technology (HECLOT), a calcium-looping technology developed to reduce carbon emissions from fossil-fuel power plants. The company says the energy-efficient technology achieves a CO2 capture rate of as much as 90 percent. It reduces energy consumption using a cycling of … Continue reading

GM installing 2.2-MW solar array at Lordstown plant

| Renewable Energy

General Motors has announced that its new 2.2-MW ground-mounted solar array will be complete by the end of 2014 at its Lordstown, Ohio, plant, home of the Chevrolet Cruze. When the last of more than 8,500 solar panels are in place, it will be company’s largest solar installation in the … Continue reading

BlueTech Research to host webinar on energy optimization for RO desalination

| Energy Efficiency

BlueTech® Research, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in conjunction with B2B Webinars, Woodland Hills, Calif., is hosting an interactive webinar on energy recovery and optimization through reverse osmosis desalination in brackish and salt water. The webinar is scheduled Nov. 13 from 11:00-12:30 Eastern time. According to BlueTech Research, in seawater desalination, … Continue reading

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