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Bringing Skilled Jobs to Napanee, Ontario

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TransCanada is committed to investing in the communities where we work and operate. We believe that all of our projects should have a positive effect on communities, including the economic benefits of our projects, the purchase of local goods and services, contributions to local taxes and community investments.

A recent example of our commitment to local hiring is the jobs information session held for our Napanee Generating Station (NGS) project. Last month, the NGS project team hosted the session at the Strathcona Paper Centre in the Town of Greater Napanee, Ont.

News Release: TransCanada Acquires First of Nine Solar Power Facilities

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TORONTO, Ontario, July 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ - TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP)(NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) today announced it has completed the acquisition of the first of nine Ontario solar power facilities from Canadian Solar Solutions Inc. The combined capacity of the nine projects is 86 megawatts (MW) and the cost of the portfolio will be approximately $470 million.

The Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program Joins with CBS EcoMedia to Fund Energy-Saving Improvements at Newly Opened Artspace Lofts

Historic building to benefit from reduced energy costs and increased comfort as a result of efficiency improvements
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Elgin, IL, June 28, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The grand opening of the Elgin Artspace Lofts yesterday celebrated more than the sparkling new live/work space for artists and their families in downtown Elgin – the Artspace Lofts is also being heralded for meeting the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria, the first national framework for greening affordable housing. The building boasts several energy-saving features, including superior insulation donated by the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program through their participation in CBS EcoMedia’s EcoAd program.

Ingersoll Rand Team Helps Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Reduce Energy Costs 20%

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North Carolina’s largest community college needed programs to address aging infrastructure systems, reduce energy consumption, and support long-term sustainability goals. A fixture in the Charlotte area for nearly 50 years, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) serves 70K students across six campuses and many online programs.

Blog: TransCanada uses the Latest Proven Technology to Detect Leaks

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A headline in the news this week suggested TransCanada may not be employing the latest, proven technologies available in the construction and operation of our new oil pipelines, Keystone XL and the Gulf Coast Pipeline. This is certainly not the case.

All technologies that can enhance the safety of our pipelines are given thorough consideration and certain technologies – such as infrared and fiber optic cable systems – may not be feasible to adopt at a particular point in time because they have not been fully proven in a broad operating application such as Keystone.

Blog: TransCanada uses the latest proven technology to detect leaks

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A recent headline  the news  suggested TransCanada may not be employing the latest, proven technologies available in the construction and operation of our new oil pipelines, Keystone XL and the Gulf Coast Pipeline. This is certainly not the case.

All technologies that can enhance the safety of our pipelines are given thorough consideration and certain technologies – such as infrared and fiber optic cable systems – may not be feasible to adopt at a particular point in time because they have not been fully proven in a broad operating application such as Keystone.

Avista Empowers Its Customers with Home Energy Reports to Fuel Energy Savings

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SPOKANE, Wash., May 13, 2013 /3BL Media/  – Avista Utilities is adding a new energy conservation resource to its customers’ energy efficiency toolbox. This month, Avista will send over 70,000 residential customers their first personalized Home Energy Report. Customers were randomly selected to receive this new, innovative energy-efficiency tool, which provides essential information designed to help improve energy efficiency and save on their monthly electricity bills.

The “Green” House that Avista Built

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Your friends and neighbors will be green with envy if you win the playhouse that Avista employees built to support a brand new community fundraising event called Project Playhouse Spokane.
 
The 8-foot square playhouse sits atop a giant wooden recycled cable spool, has a solar panel that powers LED lights inside the playhouse and here’s the best feature – there’s a turbine-like propeller mounted on the exterior that you can spin by turning the attached wheel inside the playhouse. How cool is that?!
 

Elsevier and the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) Deliver Specialized Content to Exploration Geologists

Over a century’s worth of geological maps from SEG are now discoverable and downloadable through Geofacets
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New York, February 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, medical and technical information products and services, and the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) today announced the inclusion of maps from SEG’s flagship Economic Geology journal into Geofacets, Elsevier’s research tool for geoscientists working in exploration.

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