Barack Obama Announces Another 12 billion for Energy RD

first_img Monday, President Obama announced that money would be provided for research at the national laboratories for the Department of Energy. Additionally, grants will be available for those wishing to do research in renewable energy. Areas such as wind, solar, biofuels and hydrogen will be encouraged. Even nuclear energy and questions about storing carbon dioxide underground will be eligible for grant funding under the new rules. The funding is in addition to tax credits and spending approved in the recently passed economic stimulus package.Some of the technologies and companies that are like to benefit from energy R&D funding include:* Serious Materials, which uses energy efficient materials to make drywall.an energy-draining process of mixing raw materials in a wet slurry and then using outside energy to dry it, the company has a recipe that makes use of chemicals — and their reactions — for the drying heat necessary.* Solyndra, a solar power start-up. This company is receiving the first Department of Energy loan given out in years. Instead of using silicon, Solyndra manufactures soalr cells out of copper, indium, gallium and selenide (CIGS) and shapes them into cylinders that are placed on panels. The efficiency of Solyndra’s solar panels is between 12 an 14 percent — a number boosted by a special reflective coating on the roof below the panel.* 1366 Technologies is on a quest to make solar energy cheaper than coal. The company is associated with Emanuel Sachs, who is on leave from MIT right now. The company claims it cracked the $1 barrier using cadmium telluride for its thin-film cells. But further advances in chemistry and physics are needed to reach that sort of cost-efficiency using silicon.* Winsupply, a company that offers geothermal, wind and solar equipment, could use tax credits and other funding to make its products more widely available.* Universities might also receive some funding. MIT is one of the hottest places right now for developing technology that can boost energy efficiency. Additionally, projects like those at different universities to use LED lights as wi-fi access points could also bring energy use dollars to higher education institutions languishing due to the economic crisis. The biggest needs in green technology R&D involve using scientific breakthroughs to make renewable energy cost-efficient. Until science and technology can give us energy that costs less than fossil fuels, renewable/green energy will be limited. But this funding may put energy R&D on that track.© 2009 PhysOrg.com Explore further Solar energy development could get boost. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. U.S. announces solar energy initiative (PhysOrg.com) — One of the more interesting areas of technological development in the coming years is likely to be energy development — specifically green energy development. With new advances in physics allowing for such items as organic thin-film solar cells, it appears that energy technology could be one of the uses for cutting edge scientific advancements. U.S. President Barack Obama is hoping to spur further advancements in energy technology through increased funding for research and development. Citation: Barack Obama Announces Another $1.2 billion for Energy R&D (2009, March 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-03-barack-obama-billion-energy.htmllast_img read more

A story of heroism

first_imgMahesh Bhatt is coming up with his latest release The Silent Heroes which is a is an adventurous and emotional story of 13 real deaf and mute children (who are on a Himalayan mission), their struggle for survival , their courage and their heroism. Everything about this film is fresh as the children were selected from a deaf school and trained specifically for this film, this film was shot in bone chilling weather and remote unexplored locations in Uttarakhand Himalaya with a fresh cast and crew. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The Silent Heroes is world’s first film with real deaf actors and is perhaps the first attempt by a film maker to create story with these special children as Heroes and not as sympathy seeking individuals.The Silent Heroes has been screened at various film festivals and received excellent audience response, Kolkata International children’s film fest , Dehradun international film fest and Prayag international film fest, to name a few.This film is directed by Mr Mahesh Bhatt, who has been working with various national and international television channels on socially relevant stories and adventure stories for more than 2 decades. Singer Sonu Nigam has given his voice to these children in form beautiful songs, ably supported by a fresh music team.last_img read more

Minister MacCharles slated to attend TICO AGM June 20

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Minister MacCharles slated to attend TICO AGM June 20 Posted by Sharecenter_img Tuesday, June 13, 2017 TORONTO — Ontario’s Minister of Government and Consumer Services Tracy MacCharles will be on hand to address stakeholders at TICO’s Annual General Meeting on June 20.The AGM starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre at 4141 Living Arts Drive.“With the Ontario Government’s comprehensive review of the Travel Industry Act and Regulation underway, these are both exciting and challenging times for the travel industry and TICO,” said TICO CEO and Registrar, Richard Smart.“We are very honored to welcome Minister MacCharles to TICO’s AGM and look forward to her providing her remarks on Ontario’s consumer protection initiatives and future government priorities.”Smart said he encourages Ontario travel industry stakeholders including travel agents and tour operators “to mark their calendars” and attend TICO’s AGM.A long-awaited review of the Ontario’s Travel Industry Act was finally given the green light by the provincial government in 2016. The goal is to update and modernize the consumer protection legislation, strengthen consumer protection and reduce burden on business. “[The] industry has been asking for a review for some time and TICO is looking forward to working with the Ministry and engaging stakeholders in ensuring a strong consumer protection framework for the future,” said TICO at last year’s AGM. Tags: TICOlast_img read more