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GE Opens New Plant to Manufacture Next-Generation Durathon Batteries

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In July, GE opened a new $170 million factory in Schenectady, New York, that will produce next-generation industrial batteries and employ 450 workers. The business was born from a single idea, like a Silicon Valley start-up, inside GE Global Research labs in nearby Niskayuna.

GE and Gama Complete Turkish Wind Farm as Country Boosts Renewables


General Electric Co. (GE), the biggest U.S. maker of wind turbines, completed its second wind farm project in Turkey with Gama Holding AS.

The 10-megawatt Karadag farm in Izmir started generating electricity this month using four turbines, each with a 2.5- megawatt capacity, GE, based in Fairfield, Connecticut, said today in an e-mailed statement.

Registration discount extended to Aug. 22 for Focal Point 2012

Get the super early bird rate of $125 by registering now
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(3BL Media) August 16, 2012 - Save money by registering now for Focal Point 2012: Capitalizing on Sustainable Technology. The conference will demonstrate how some of the region’s leading businesses are developing and adopting new technologies that are more sustainable and contribute to their bottom line and competitiveness. The conference will feature sessions on:

Veolia’s Current Thinking on Sustainability

Three questions with Kelly Rooney, Veolia director of recycling
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(3BL Media) August 16, 2012 - In an email interview, we asked Kelly Rooney, director of recycling at Veolia Environmental Services, three questions about the company’s current take recycling and sustainability. Rooney will be speaking at Focal Point 2012: Capitalizing on Sustainable Technology on Oct. 10 in Stevens Point, WI.
WIST: Why is a waste-handling company interested in reducing waste?

GM Fairfax Gets Kansas Pollution Prevention Award

Assembly Plant recognized for energy efficiency and recycling efforts
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(3BL Media) Kansas City, KS - August 10, 2012 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment awarded General Motors Fairfax Assembly & Stamping – home of the Chevrolet Malibu and Buick Lacrosse – with a 2012 Pollution Prevention Award, citing plant-wide efforts to reduce energy use and actively recycle waste.

SC Johnson, Ocean Spray Among Companies Presenting at Focal Point 2012

Resource efficiency, sustainable construction, biofuels, and more sessions on schedule
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(3BL Media) August 9, 2012 - Household products maker SC Johnson, consumer goods and agricultural cooperative Ocean Spray Cranberries and small-engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton are among the companies set to address Focal Point 2012: Capitalizing on Sustainable Technology.

AEP Shares Power Line Safety Tips

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If you look around your community, you will see electric power poles, wires, transformers and other electric facilities. This equipment powers the conveniences we use every day. However, if mis-used or mis-treated, electricity can be very dangerous, even fatal. AEP wants you to stay safe around electricity and has created this short video on power line safety. It is worth your time to learn these important tips.

Indiana Schools Install Wind Turbines With Help From NativeEnergy

Project powers school buildings and cuts greenhouse gas pollution
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(3BL Media) Burlington, VT – September 5, 2012 – NativeEnergy, a leading provider of carbon credits, is offering carbon offsets from a trio of wind turbines serving Indiana school districts. By harnessing a natural resource, this project powers school buildings, saves money, and provides hands-on renewable energy training for young people.

Marine Exchange of Southern California Goes Green

Mayor Villaraigosa, Port of Los Angeles Helps LA’s 24/7 “Vessel Traffic Control” Facility Convert to a Solar- and Wind-Powered Operation
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(3BL Media) San Pedra, CA - August 7 , 2012 - The Port of Los Angeles and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, joined by representatives from trade and maritime industry, environmental organizations and the harbor community today launched a new era of clean energy for the Marine Exchange of Southern California.


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