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Energy Minute for March 5, 2013

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UPS Installs New Solar Power Projects; JustGreen Joins Green Wizard to Offer New App for Green Power Credits.


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Thailand Climate Protection Through Energy Efficiency

Thailand Climate Protection Through Energy Efficiency

Deutsche Welle (Mar. 13, 2012) — Thailand needs ever more energy for its industry. It already imports up to 10 percent of its electricity. The growth of industry is bringing a sharp rise in greenhouse gas emissions. Now a German-Thai project funded by the International Climate Protection Initiative is working for a more efficient use of energy, thereby contributing to climate protection.The Thai government has a long-term goal of "Low-Carbon Industry". It is collaborating with Germany in the umbrella organization "Energy Efficiency for Small and Medium Enterprises" on several pilot energy-efficiency projects in small and mid-sized companies. The Environment Ministry holds consultations regularly. The aim is to cooperate with German experts and develop an "Energy Use and Climate Protection Plan" for Thailand's economy.
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Launch Control 14: The Grand Finale

Launch Control 14: The Grand Finale

Driving Sports (Oct. 31, 2013) — The Final Showdown between Higgins and Blockensauce comes down to the final round of the 2013 Rally America Championship: the Lake Superior Performance Rally in Houghton, Michigan. It's an epic 21-minute finale you won't forget.
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Meant to Fly? The World's First-Solar Powered Airplane

Meant to Fly? The World's First-Solar Powered Airplane

FORA.tv (Feb. 13, 2013) — Solar Impulse is a Swiss solar-powered airplane that will endeavor to fly around the world without fuel. After achieving the world's first solar night to day flight in 2010 and the first intercontinental flight connecting Switzerland to Morocco in 2012, a coast-to-coast flight across the United States is planned for the summer of 2013. In honor of the two visiting pioneers piloting this innovative airplane, Bertrand Piccard and Andrι Borschberg, swissnex San Francisco and the Consulate General of Switzerland are pleased to invite you to a reception and briefing on Solar Impulse. Join them to learn how the Solar Impulse project is making leaps in new materials, energy and weight optimization, even production processes, and how it is setting new milestones in aviation history. All of that while serving as an ambassador of renewable energy
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Expensive Energy: The Switch to Renewables Becomes an Election Issue

Expensive Energy: The Switch to Renewables Becomes an Election Issue

Deutsche Welle (Feb. 21, 2013) — Most Germans want an energy revolution, but not at any price. That's because making the switch to green energy is turning out to be more costly than originally thought. Ordinary citizens realize this when they get their electricity bill. Now politicians are turning energy costs into an election issue.
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