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Photo Friday: Efficiency saves big $$ in Walmart Distribution Center

This photo was taken in Balzac at Walmart’s fresh food distribution center. The engineers and construction workers who designed and built this facility – located in the southern portion of the Canadian province of Alberta – used infrared camera to identify energy waste points throughout the center, including at all of the loading docks. Today, this [...]..

August 9, 2013 — Melissa C. Lott

Summertime and the Dams Come Down

Summer is called dam removal season by those who cherish the notion of dams being demolished. The hotter, dryer weather limits a river’s flow and seasonal fish migrations  pause, providing the necessary conditions for demolishing the commonly aging infrastructure once erected to provide irrigation, water storage, hydropower and/or flood control...

July 30, 2013 — Robynne Boyd

Photo Friday: Using solar to save natural gas

This summer, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are testing technology that could help reduce fuel consumption by 20-25% in natural gas power plants...

July 26, 2013 — Melissa C. Lott

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