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Clean Energy Tech: PNNL Rolls Out Tech at ARPA-E

Researchers from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will exhibit their work at the 2013 Energy Innovation Summit of high-impact energy research funded by DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E. The summit runs Feb. 25-27 at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Below is an overview of PNNL research that will be highlighted there.

February 25th

Earthship Workshop with Michael Reynolds – Hollywood

Two-day multimedia hands-on Earthship Biotecture Workshop in Hollywood, California led by internationally renown Earthship creator, Michael Reynolds. Covering a wide-range of topics, both pragmatic and philosophical, the popular sessions have been presented throughout the world, most recently in Australia, Toronto and Philadelphia.

February 15th

Asia Bioplastics Outlook 2013

This is the international conference on bioplastics and bio-based business, focusing on the global and regional bioplastics capacity, technology and market. The event is initiated and organized by CBI BIZ, which has over 10 years of experience and knowledge in the conventional plastics industry and innovative plastics market. This year’s conference will present the latest development trends of bioplastics’ application market, especially the demand and its commercialization, as well as innovation and technology throughout the industry as well as future trends and investment opportunities.
Asia Bioplastics Outlook 2013 will provide information about global bioplastics capacity, raw materials, downstream terminals, China’s potential huge demand for bioplastics and anticipation of the support policy.

February 9th

2013 Global Conference on Sustainability and Reporting Announced

There are just four months to go until the Global Conference on Sustainability and Reporting kicks-off at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam. The theme of this year’s Conference is Information – Integration – Innovation. Attendees will hear from leaders from business, government, finance, accountancy, civil society, labor and academia about the latest sustainability challenges, and how we can all best work together to ensure a sustainable global economy.

January 10th

4 December: Quotes to Consider

Preventing climate breakdown – the four, five or six degrees of warming now predicted for this century by green extremists like, er, the World Bank, the International Energy Agency and PriceWaterhouseCoopers(4,5,6) – means confronting the oil, gas and coal industry. It means forcing that industry to abandon the four-fifths or more of fossil fuel reserves that we cannot afford to burn(7). It means cancelling the prospecting and development of new reserves – what’s the point if we can’t use current stocks? – and reversing the expansion of any infrastructure (such as airports) that cannot be run without them.

December 4th

High School Student Teams Begin Quest to Harness the Sun as Metropolitan’s 11th Annual Solar Cup Kicks Off

Solar Cup, which began in 2002 with just eight teams and about 80 students, has become the nation’s largest solar-powered boat competition. Along the way, about 8,300 students have participated in Solar Cup competitions, which allow students to apply their skills in math, physics, engineering and communications, while learning about Southern California’s water sources, resource management and alternative energy development.

November 9th