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Iveco Bus to Deliver 250 More Buses, Including Natural Gas Power Solutions, to the Ivory Coast

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Following the order of 450 buses in January 2018, the Government of the Ivory Coast and the Abidjan Transport Company SOTRA confirm a new investment with CNH Industrial’s global bus brand for a total running fleet of more than 750 city buses.

The Energy-Efficient Production Line

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One of the pillars of the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program focuses on the reduction of energy consumption. The IVECO plant in Valladolid, Spain, which recently achieved Gold status in WCM, demonstrates the extensive range of energy-saving initiatives across CNH Industrial’s facilities that support its sustainability goals in manufacturing.

Millions of Idle Power Plants

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by Ryan Dings, Chief Operating Officer, Sunwealth 

The next time you walk around your community, look up! On the rooftops of buildings all around us, you’ll see idle power plants – potential sites for rooftop solar installations – just waiting to be activated in the fight against climate change.

The Power of Rooftop Solar

The Productivity Equation

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by Cynthia Curtis, Senior Vice President, JLL  

The perception of the role of buildings is shifting to more of an enabler of creative, innovative work, of enhanced productivity. Core to that is the view through a sustainability lens. 

Automotive Application Corner: On-Board Charging (OBC) for Electric Vehicles

by John Grabowski
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Battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) have high-voltage battery systems used for propelling the vehicle. These battery systems require a means of charging them when not in operation. The most common systems use 300V-400V batteries, although some manufacturers are beginning to specify 800V battery systems as a means of improving vehicle efficiency. Regardless of the battery voltage or type, they need a method for daily charging.

Duke Energy Renewables Announces the Largest Wind Power Project in Its Fleet – 350-MW Frontier Windpower II in Oklahoma

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  • U.S. packaging company Ball Corporation invests in wind power produced by the project
  • Frontier II is an expansion of the 200-MW Frontier Windpower project – operational since 2016
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  • U.S. packaging company Ball Corporation invests in wind power produced by the project
  • Frontier II is an expansion of the 200-MW Frontier Windpower project – operational since 2016

Why Are Bats Disappearing? Study Aims to Find Out

Duke Energy research will help scientists learn more about bats
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Bats are hard to find. They’re small (some weigh less than three pennies), they fly by night and hide during the day, but perhaps the most challenging part is that there are fewer of them than there used to be.

Numbers are dropping because of White Nose Syndrome, a disease caused by a fungus that’s spreading across the country. In North Carolina’s mountains, bat researcher Han Li said the population of certain species has dropped by 99 percent.

ON Semiconductor In The News: Dr. Chakraborty, A Brief History of Batteries and EV Projects

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Read our roundup of news, announcements, and energy efficiency projects including an interview with Dr-Sudipta-Chakraborty, a brief history of batteries and much more. 

For more of On Semiconductor in the news, visit www.onsemi.com/PowerSolutions/InTheNews

NXT Exclusive Interview with Damien Dhellemmes, Singapore Country President of Schneider Electric

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What does it take to turn an entire office building carbon neutral?

We spoke with Damien Dhellemmes, Singapore Country President of Schneider Electric on how they transformed a 25-year old industrial building into their state-of-the-art headquarters, monitored by 3,000 networked smart sensors and housing more than 1,400 employees in comfort while reducing carbon emissions by 1,650  tonnes per annum.

“You can be more efficient while making your environment more comfortable and safer.” - Damien Dhellemmes, Singapore Country President of Schneider Electric

Energy Planning Offers Efficiency, Cost Savings, Resilience Down the Road

Water utilities are expected to become more aggressive in their approach to managing energy
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It is no surprise that after labor costs, energy is the next highest operational cost for water and wastewater utilities. Water is an extremely heavy resource, requiring enormous amounts of energy to move and treat it. As energy costs continue to rise and more states adopt regulatory incentives and disincentives that drive large-scale sustainability and efficiency efforts, it is expected that utilities will become more aggressive in their approach to managing energy. 

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