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New Solar Energy Innovation Network Teams Announced

March 23rd, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Washington, D.C. — Today the U.S. Department of Energy announced that eight teams have been selected to participate in the second round of the Solar Energy Innovation Network, a program that supports multi-stakeholder teams pursuing new applications of solar energy and other distributed energy resources in unique locations and contexts


3 Urban Form Metrics Strongly Tied To Air Pollution Levels

November 1st, 2017 | by James Ayre

The alteration of the urban form of cities — and thus the alteration of motor vehicle use patterns — could be used as a means of reducing local air pollution levels, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Washington and the University of Minnesota


Coalition for Sustainable Rail to Convert World’s First Modern Steam Engine Powered with Biocoal

May 29th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

This is not just a trip down memory lane to visit an old smoky railroad locomotive. At the University of Minnesota, the Coalition for Sustainable Rail (CSR) is actively converting a 1937 locomotive – # 3463 – into what will be the world’s first carbon-neutral high-speed locomotive. It will not be electric, running instead on steam generated by the burning of biofuel, or torrefied biocoal.



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