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ABB, Hitachi to form strategic power grid partnership

| Renewable Energy

ABB, Zurich, and Hitachi, Tokyo, have announced an agreement to form a joint venture for high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) system solutions in Japan. The new entity, to be based in Tokyo, will be responsible for the design, engineering, supply, and after-sales services related to the direct current (DC) system of HVDC … Continue reading

5 Manufacturers win EPA Green Power Partnership Awards

| Renewable Energy

Manufacturers and other organizations were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Green Power Partnership for their extensive use of biogas, biomass, geothermal, small-hydro, solar, and wind energy in 2014. Continue reading

Detoxing Manufacturing Part III: Tools & Resources

| Materials

Manufacturers looking to detoxify their plants and operations have various tools and resources available to help them achieve their sustainability goals.. The tools come from academia, federal and municipal governments, business/environmental coalitions, industry segment groups, sustainable businesses, and international organizations. Continue reading

Bhopal fallout a stark sustainability reminder

| Air/Emissions

EDITORIAL__It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is about the photo that evokes such a strong internal reaction, or even to describe the reaction itself. Maybe it’s recognizing the anguish on the father’s face as he clutches his young son to his chest and a cell phone to his ear. … Continue reading

DOC determined China, Taiwan dumping, subsidizing PV products

| Renewable Energy

On December 16, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping (AD) investigations of imports of certain crystalline silicon PV products (including cells, modules, laminates, and/or panels) from China and Taiwan and its affirmative final determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of … Continue reading

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