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Long Beach Port Gets Clean Energy Upgrade

With SCE’s help, diesel-powered cranes, tractors and LNG trucks are going electric as part of the port’s zero-emissions goal.
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Forty years ago when rubber tire gantry cranes were first used at the Port of Long Beach, they were the latest thing in technology to move cargo containers around the port.

But the 80-foot-tall green cranes with their 1,000-horsepower diesel engines guzzled 10 gallons of fuel an hour and spewed dirty emissions into the air.

The port, working with Southern California Edison, is hoping to help solve that problem with a demonstration project to electrify nine of the gantries at one of its terminals.

Harnessing the Power of the Sun for a U.S. Army Facility

Designing and constructing a two megawatt solar photovoltaic array for solar electricity generation at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah
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ECN Magazine highlighted the 2 megawatt, 24-acre solar photovoltaic array that is being constructed at the Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) site in Dugway, Utah. This new system will allow DPG’s existing electrical grid to produce 4 million kilowatt-hours of energy per year. Tetra Tech and joint venture partner TriEco are serving as the prime contractor for the design and build of the array.

Creating a Smart, Sustainable City in Kenya

Providing program management, architecture-engineering services, and training to develop a new smart city in Kenya
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Tetra Tech is helping Kenya create a 5,000-acre technopolis, supporting the country as it grows into a globally competitive, prosperous nation. The Government of Kenya, through the Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) selected Tetra Tech as the Master Delivery Partner 2 (MDP2) for the Konza Technopolis project. Tetra Tech is providing program management, architecture-engineering services, and capacity building to support KoTDA with the implementation of Phase I.

Mohawk’s Glasgow Showroom Awarded Prestigious LEED® Gold Certification

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GLASGOW, Va., March 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Mohawk Industries announced today that it has been awarded LEED® Gold certification for its renovated showroom at the Glasgow, Va. commercial carpet tile manufacturing facility. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building, community and home project types, the rating system provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings.

UPS London Switches on Smart Grid to Super-Charge Electric Delivery Fleet

Cutting Edge Deployment of Advanced Technology Vehicle & Charging Signals Shift Away from Reliance on Combustion Engine
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LONDON, March 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A UPS (NYSE:UPS) led consortium has deployed a radical new charging technology in London that overcomes the challenge of simultaneously recharging an entire fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) without the need for the expensive upgrade to the power supply grid.

Consumers Energy Plans New Grand Rapids Headquarters

$20 Million Facility to be Located at Innovative Circuit West District
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy’s investment in West Michigan continues with plans announced today for a new $20 million headquarters in the city of Grand Rapids to serve the fastest-growing region of its company.

The building will house up to 275 employees who support the design and delivery of energy service in the Grand Rapids area, the company’s largest electric service area in Michigan.

Autonomous Cars Poised to Transform, Connect Smart Communities

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A future where driverless cars are roaming city streets may be closer than you think. Quickly moving past test and pilot phases, autonomous vehicles are now hitting the road in business parks and on limited fixed routes, bringing the promise of increased safety, reduced emissions and the potential for streamlined public transportation.

5 Tips to Reduce Wasteful Consumption of Compressed Air

by Erik Arfalk
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Contrary to popular belief, compressed air is not a free utility. Almost all industrial plants use compressed air, but little attention is given to its costs when used improperly. 

Users can reduce wasteful consumption of compressed air, saving time and money, with the following tips:

1. Identify, repair and prevent leaks

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