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UPS Trials New and More Sustainable Urban Delivery System in London

Innovative ‘depot-to-door’ system reduces traffic congestion and carbon emissions
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November 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE:UPS) is testing a depot-to-door delivery system in central London. The Low Impact City Logistics project will reduce traffic congestion and emissions associated with urban package delivery by using a power-assisted delivery trailer. If successful, it could change the way packages are delivered in cities in the UK.

Economics Remain Driving Force for Downstream Sector Trends

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Lower gas prices are driving investment across the sector as the industry hedges its bets on market recovery. Continuing flat demand has caused a stalemate across the industry, and most natural gas utilities remain in waiting mode. Nevertheless, the industry is looking ahead. It is expecting demand to shift and prices to eventually rise, and utilities are working to keep their assets running and maintain the systems currently in place.

New Electric Utility Pricing Tool From Black & Veatch Offers Significant Advancement in Distributed Generation Analytics

Analytics will aid decision making as utilities connect new DG resources to the grid
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., November 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch, a market leader in the analysis and design of distributed generation systems, today announced a patent-pending analytics tool that accurately evaluates the utility ratemaking impacts of adding distributed power generation to the grid.

Arrow Electronics Supports Innovative Sewable Tech Course

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Global technology-solutions provider Arrow Electronics is supporting a new “Sewable Tech”
course pioneered by Mouse, a national youth development nonprofit that empowers students to
create with technology to solve real problems and make meaningful change in our world.

Living Future unConference 2018 Opens for Registration

The conference where big ideas gain momentum
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The International Living Future Institute is hosting its 12th annual Living Future unConference in Portland, Oregon on May 1-4, 2018. Architects, engineers, manufacturers, CSR professionals, and more will gather for the leading regenerative design event of the year.

Joel Solomon: the Dirt on Clean Money

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Are people’s investment and buying decisions fueled by beneficence or are they simply selfish acts? This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio, Joel Solomon, believes that the future of our economic well-being hinges upon our ability to recognize, develop, and reward inherent altruism. We discuss Solomon’s new book, The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism, including a view of current markets and Solomon’s vision for 2050.

Why Can’t We Get Greener When We Want To?

Examining barriers to green building and infrastructure in local ordinances, policies, and operations
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Trevor Clements, Tetra Tech’s Mid Atlantic regional manager for Integrated Water Management, is co-leading efforts to support the City of Raleigh, North Carolina, vision for advancing low impact development and green stormwater infrastructure citywide and shares how removing barriers in city codes, policies, and operations is essential to moving forward. All opinions expressed in this post are the author's own.

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Trevor Clements, Tetra Tech’s Mid Atlantic regional manager for Integrated Water Management, is co-leading efforts to support the City of Raleigh, North Carolina, vision for advancing low impact development and green stormwater infrastructure citywide and shares how removing barriers in city codes, policies, and operations is essential to moving forward. All opinions expressed in this post are the author's own.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: Impacts to U.S. Oil and Gas Sector

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On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey (a Category 4 storm) made landfall on the southern Texas coast as one of the most damaging storms to hit one of the United States’ largest cities. What followed was catastrophic flooding that affected millions of Gulf Coast residents, businesses and the overall energy market. The true impact to the region’s vital oil and gas markets is still unfolding, but the disaster has raised concerns about gas pricing spikes, refinery operations and network resilience.

Arrow Electronics SAM Car Achieves New Speed Record in Veterans Day Demonstration at Nellis Air Force Base

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CENTENNIAL, Colo., November 14, 2017/3BL Media/ – The Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) SAM car, driven by quadriplegic racing legend Sam Schmidt, established a new record top speed of 190 mph on Saturday during a Veterans Day demonstration at Aviation Nation, the annual airshow hosted by the U.S. Air Force at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.

The new record is nearly 40 mph faster than the SAM car’s previous speed record of 152 mph, which Schmidt set in 2016 during demonstration laps prior to the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Creating a Better World, Leading With Science

Applying science to provide innovative, cost-effective solutions for our clients
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From the first rudimentary coastal wave impact studies more than 50 years ago to the extreme weather effects data-driven modeling of today, Tetra Tech has led with science.

We take fundamental science—like shoreline physics, aquatic pollutant tipping points, and water and waste remediation chemistry—and turn it into actionable, applied solutions for our clients. Tetra Tech’s physical, chemical, biological, social, and data scientists provide the applied science that makes our civic, engineering, and technological solutions work worldwide every day.

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