The nonprofit Feeding America recently released MealConnect Logistics technology, which reroutes carriers to food banks if food deliveries are refused due to incorrect amounts or damaged packaging. Feeding America already offers the MealConnect Core desktop platform and phone-oriented MealConnect Real Time, which aim to eliminate business' food waste on a smaller scale.
DNV GL has completed an energy yield assessment and risk assessment for the proposed 25-megawatt Windfloat floating offshore wind farm proposed for Portugal's coast. The project will feature three 8.4-MW machines from MHI Vestas.
Pattern Energy and Capital Power have each agreed to divest their minority stakes in K2 Wind, a 270-megawatt wind farm in Ontario, Canada. They jointly own the project with Axium Infrastructure, which will assume control of their interests.
Massachusetts and New Bedford should "get on board fast" with workforce development related to Deepwater Wind's South Fork offshore wind project, says Pile Drivers Local Union 56 Business Manager David Borrus. He also praised Deepwater's innovative approach to turbine placement and the benefits for fishing.
Wind energy is always a better choice than fossil fuels, but turbines should be sited carefully and away from biodiversity hot spots, co-author and assistant professor Maria Thaker says.
Opponents of the Galloo Island wind farm in New York have a right to question the project, but should be looking for facts -- not opinions, writes J. Briggs McAndrews of Sackets Harbor. McAndrews suggests seeking factual answers on the project's tax payments and impact on property values and tourism.
Texas-based SNSTech has designed a recyclable, reclosable aluminum beverage can. "Given the growing consumer pushback against plastic, SipNShut also offers beverage brands a more sustainable packaging alternative to plastic bottles," SipNShut executive Chris Schorre says.
General Electric has sold its distributed gas assets as it restructures to focus on renewables and other core businesses. When it unveiled the strategy in 2017, GE said that 70% of new capacity added through 2021 would likely come from renewables.
Nevada voters approved a midterm election ballot measure that will increase the state's renewable portfolio standard from 25% by 2025 to 50% by 2030. "Investment in renewable energy is an investment in the long-term health of Nevada's economy," says Ceres Senior Manager of State Policy Alli Gold Roberts.
Influence is easier to create when people feel you're listening and concerned, so focus on listening attentively and thoroughly before you start talking and giving advice, writes David Dye. "Once you've fully connected to the emotion and the thought, if you feel you have something helpful to add to the conversation, ask permission to share it," he argues.