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It has been a long, long time since automobile dashboards were made from wood. You can still find them in antique car collections.

Today, the interior components of the car you drive are most likely made from Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene – or, ABS plastic – which is derived from petroleum.

However, your next car may very well have a dashboard made, in part, from wood.

LG’s Award-Winning Solar Power Solutions Take Center Stage at 2019 Solar Power International

Company Debuts High-Performance Solar Panel for Residential Market
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SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 24, 2019 /3BL Media/– LG Business Solutions USA is bringing its award-winning residential and commercial solar energy solutions led by a new high-performance solar panel with an integrated micro-inverter developed by LG Electronics to the 2019 Solar Power International (SPI) Conference here this week.

LG Unveils High-Performance Solar Panel With Integrated Micro-Inverter

LG NeON® R ACe Offers Simplified Design and Installation
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SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 23, 2019 /3BL Media/– LG Electronics is debuting its high-performance, fully integrated AC solar panel with a micro-inverter, expanding the company’s portfolio of advanced solar panels showcased at the 2019 Solar Power International Conference, held in conjunction with North America’s Smart Energy Week.

Is The New HP Elite Dragonfly The World’s Most Sustainable Laptop?

by Jeroen Kraaijenbrink
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This week, HP launched its new Elite Dragonfly laptop. Even though its low weight and specs are a significant move forward compared to earlier models, it deserves attention for another reason. As HP claims, it is the world’s first PC made with “ocean-bound” plastics—plastics collected from river-sides, beaches and shores that would otherwise end up in our oceans.

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Atonix Digital Introduces the First Purpose-Built Asset Performance Management Solution for Wastewater Treatment Facilities

SCADA alone isn’t enough: New software solution frees stranded data to unlock new insights into the health of wastewater treatment infrastructure
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today, Atonix Digital – a subsidiary of Black & Veatch focused on data-driven software applications – announces its new Wastewater Treatment Solution. The solution is geared to help facility operators identify previously undetectable changes in systems performance and unlock new opportunities to control costs, manage risk and improve service.

Ecocentricity Blog: The Time Traveler's Car

By: John A. Lanier
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Decades from now, I think we’ll all look back on this time in the automotive industry as a turning point. Sure, Tesla might be a big winner looking back, but they won’t be the only ones.

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Decades from now, I think we’ll all look back on this time in the automotive industry as a turning point. Sure, Tesla might be a big winner looking back, but they won’t be the only ones.

AIDA President Felix Eichhorn Presents Green Cruising Strategy at UNWTO Summit in Saint Petersburg

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ROSTOCK, Germany, September 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ How can we use innovations to tackle climate change? That was one of the central questions at the UNWTO summit meeting which took place in Saint Petersburg (Russia) from September 10–13, 2019. AIDA Cruises President Felix Eichhorn had been invited to discuss approaches for achieving climate targets with high-ranking representatives of the member countries of the UN world organization for tourism.

How Public-Private-Philanthropic Partnerships are Driving Transportation Technology

By Harriet A. Langford, The Ray and Chris Armstrong, Panasonic, North America
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Funding for a project can be split between a government agency and a nonprofit organization. Together, the two can seek out a partner from the private sector to execute on the project. This blend of public and philanthropic capital combined with private-sector competencies and efficiencies makes for a novel way to address the changing transportation mobility issues that the country is facing.

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Funding for a project can be split between a government agency and a nonprofit organization. Together, the two can seek out a partner from the private sector to execute on the project. This blend of public and philanthropic capital combined with private-sector competencies and efficiencies makes for a novel way to address the changing transportation mobility issues that the country is facing.

AIDAperla Will Receive the Largest Battery Storage System in Passenger Shipping in 2020

AIDA Cruises and Corvus Energy sign agreement for further cooperation at the opening of the first production plant of the battery manufacturer in Norway.
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On the occasion of the opening of Corvus Energy's first production plant in Bergen, Norway, AIDA President Felix Eichhorn and the world's most renowned provider of maritime battery systems signed the agreement on September 5, 2019 to electrify the first cruise ship of AIDA Cruises. AIDAperla will be the first ship to be fitted with lithium-ion batteries from Corvus, produced in Norway, in 2020. The 300-meter-long cruise ship receives a battery pack capable of generating a total output of 10 MWh.

Techno-Conservation Part One: A Symposium Bringing Together Conservationists, Technologists, and Academics

By Carlos Pignataro, CTO, Distinguished Engineer
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This blog was co-written with Dave Ward, SVP, CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect at Cisco

“If you want to go fast, go alone; but if you want to go far, go together.”

- Proverb, believed to be of African origins.

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