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Thought Leaders: AWWA series a who's who of the water industry

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) new Thought Leaders Series of videos focusing on industry lessons learned is a veritable who's who of the drinking water and wastewater industries.

Customer-centric: Cal Water lays out its drought strategy

California customers are doing a great job reducing their water consumption in response to Governor Brown's emergency drought declaration and executive order requiring a statewide 25 percent reduction in urban water use effective June 1, according to California Water Service.

TRANSNET: In pursuit of more energy-efficient travel

ARPA-E's newest program, the Traveler Response Architecture using Novel Signaling for Network Efficiency in Transportation (TRANSNET) program takes an alternative, complementary approach through the development of technologies that target both the factors that drive energy consumption and the overall energy efficiency of personal transportation, without changing the mechanical efficiency.

A global perspective: One-on-one with IEEE Smart Village co-founder Ray Larsen

IEEE Smart Village is not only about providing electricity; it takes a holistic approach to community empowerment by raising up and educating local entrepreneurs to establish sustainable communities right where they live.

Looking for a fight: CPP cuts party lines

The draft plan released in June 2014 proposed to cut national power sector carbon emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. The plan issued today calls for 32 percent, meaning deeper cuts in greenhouse gases for the power sector. States will have more time to comply thanks to a two-year extension of the initial compliance deadline-- from 2020 to 2022.

Clinton: Solar heavy, nuclear light?

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's newest climate goals are being heard across the industry, with many renewable advocates wondering how it will affect them.

New research may change the design of solar panels forever

Although solar panels have become more streamlined over the last few decades, they still have numerous flaws-- including their design and shape.

New material has potential to out-silicon silicon

A new material is being called the new silicon, and it has such potential the Department of Energy (DOE) is spending millions to research it.

CURC/EPRI roadmap provides path forward for coal

Jointly developed by the Coal Utilization Research Council (CURC) and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the CURC-EPRI Advanced Coal Technology Roadmap, focuses on the technologies needed to improve the environmental performance of coal use and to support continued delivery of low-cost electricity, energy and other valuable coal-derived products.

Just the FACTS: IEEE recognizes excellence in transmission

At its annual Power & Energy Society event in Denver this week, IEEE announced the recipients of its Society-Level Awards, which recognize and credit important technical, educational and service contributions by the global power and energy community.