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Application period open for Green Power Leadership Awards

| Renewable Energy

The application period for the annual Green Power Leadership Awards is open. The competitive awards recognize outstanding commitments and achievements in the green power marketplace. Continue reading

DOE announces funding opportunity to develop larger wind turbine blades

| Renewable Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Wind Program announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity titled “U.S. Wind Manufacturing: Larger Blades to Access Greater Wind Resources and Lower Costs Continue reading

Ecolab to offset electricity use through community solar gardens

| Renewable Energy

Ecolab Inc. St. Paul, Minn., has announced it is the first major corporate participant in Minnesota’s newest alternative energy program, which uses community solar gardens—shared solar panel sites with grid-connected subscribers—to offset electricity use. Continue reading

Hyster delivers Tier 4 container handlers to Port of Los Angeles

| Air/Emissions

Hyster Co., Greenville, N.C., has delivered its first container handlers with Tier 4 Final engines to a terminal at the port of Los Angeles. The three Hyster® H1050HD-CH trucks are suitable for ports and terminals. Continue reading

Control system centralizes management of automated guided vehicles

| Air/Emissions

Jervis B. Webb Co. has introduced SAM™ (system automation manager), a control system for automatic guided vehicles and SmartCart® automatic guided carts. Continue reading

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