Rolling Coal Is A Stupid Stunt — And Dangerous

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 03:38:01 +0000

Doing stupid stunts while driving can endanger not only yourself but others around you. I am talking about the wanna-be bad boy (or girl, even) who was driving the pickup truck in a video posted by Tesla Owners of Silicon Valley

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Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Drone Intrusions

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 05:02:04 +0000

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Drones represent a classic good news/bad news scenario. The good news is great. The bad news is terrifying. On the good news front, drones can keep utility-sector workers safely on the ground, with the

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Extended Power Uprate Is a Winning Strategy for Nuclear Plant

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 05:01:52 +0000

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The Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant completed an extended power uprate (EPU) that increased the total capacity of the facility’s three units by about 465 MW. The addition is an important part of the Tennessee

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Top 5 Energy Storage Trends of the Year

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 02:38:56 +0000

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Energy storage has been the hot topic in solar and e-mobility over the last couple years, and it’s only getting hotter. Last year, energy storage installations in the U.S. totaled 311 MW and 777 MWh, up from next to nothing six years prior, and this is just the beginning. Wood Mackenzie and Energy Storage Association […]

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Tesla Takes Safety To The Next Level With New Patents & New Internal Crash Lab

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 21:30:37 +0000

Tesla is looking for new ways to improve the crash structure with more robust “crash can” designs, according to a patent granted to the company this week. As defined in the patent, the crash can is the geometric structure of a vehicle designed to crumple in the event of a crash. Tesla defines a crash can as containing the following characteristics

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Protecting DEF from Extreme Cold Is Important

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 18:28:15 +0000

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According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the winter of 2019–2020 will be filled with bitterly cold weather in the eastern parts of the Rockies and east to the Appalachians. The Northeast should also experience very cold temperatures. For municipalities, public utilities, landscapers, and others that are involved in outdoor work and snow removal, there is always […]

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Removing Asbestos and Regulated Materials Key to Power Plant Decommissioning

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0000

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Retiring and decommissioning coal power plants is becoming a more-frequent occurrence around the world. The job comes with many challenges, but projects in the U.S. and UK have proven that remediation and

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How to Avoid Common Genset Room Design Mistakes

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:51:54 +0000

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Reliable power is essential for all facilities, but it is even more critical for places like hospitals, data centers, and military bases. Therefore, many decision-makers are purchasing power generator sets (gensets) to supply their facilities during emergencies. It is crucial to consider where the genset will be positioned and how it will be operated. If […]

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Autopilot Isn’t The Issue. Drowsy Driving Is.

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 03:00:54 +0000

Drowsy driving is more common than you think. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention point out that “no one knows the exact moment when sleep comes over their body. Falling asleep at the wheel is clearly dangerous, but being sleepy affects your ability to drive safely even if you don’t fall asleep”

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