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Elon Musk’s Renewable Energy Initiative: Manufactures Stand To Gain

Elon Musk is well known for his work with electric vehicles, pioneering the first, truly practical and highly sought after electric car. Now he wants to take his sustainable efforts to new heights with the development of solar roof tiles. It may sound like a common idea, solar panels on a roof, but it goes far beyond conventional solar installations. Tesla recently acquired SolarCity and plans to ...

The Perfect Battery: Liquid Metals Opens New Doors

Manufacturers continue to struggle with rising energy costs and are searching for a solution. Renewables seem as though they’re an obvious choice when it comes to cutting energy costs, however reliability can still be an issue. When it comes to solar, manufacturers cannot rely on their panels to generate energy on cloudy days and when the wind doesn't blow, wind turbines don’t produce. ...

Sustainable Manufacturing: Profiting From Industrial Pollutants

The manufacturing industry continues to make impressive strides forward in regard to reducing its environmental impact. Using renewable energy and pollution capture technology, these businesses are working tirelessly to improve their sustainable efforts. Now, manufacturers may soon have another option to help create the safest and cleanest manufacturing facilities possible. New research from ...

Big Oil Takes On American Shale

There is a renewed interest in American shale and Big Oil is ready to make their mark. Planning to spend a combined $10 billion this year alone, Exxon Mobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Chevron are ready to increase spending. A few years ago, these companies were spending nearly nothing on American shale, but this is quickly changing. Independent companies, which made up a majority of the ...

US Manufacturing Set To Expand: Can Outdated Energy Infrastructure Keep Up?

Manufacturing in the United States faced tremendous challenges in the past. From jobs being lost to outsourcing to the crumbling state of american infrastructure, these businesses are fighting an uphill battle. The current administration is touting a reform to federal policies that have contributed to the downturn of US manufacturing, but there’s more that needs to be done. Manufacturing ...

The New Face of the US Oil Industry: Thinking Lean

The US oil sector is a vital industry for industrial manufacturers all over the country. Components on oil rigs and exploratory drilling operations wear out quickly, a booming oil industry could mean a big payday for businesses manufacturing their products. However, recently the oil industry in the US and abroad has faced a turbulent market as prices dropped to record lows in 2015. As the ...

Dakota Access Pipeline Nearing Completion

After months of delays, oil could soon be flowing through the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline. Expected to be completed in less than two weeks according to court documents filed by the developer. Energy Transfer Partners just finished drilling under Lake Oahe and are nearly ready to begin laying pipe under the Missouri River reservoir. “Dakota Access estimates and targets that the ...

Clean Energy in the United States: Long Islands New Offshore Wind Farm

Renewable energy in the United States has lagged behind most other developed nations. As the world continues to push for the advancement of clean energy the United States has begun taking steps to bolster their own clean energy infrastructure. The US will now be constructing the second ever offshore wind farm within the states. The location is set off the shore of Long Island and recently passed ...

Manufacturers Watch Wind Power Closely: New Milestone Reached

Wind power just reached an unbelievable milestone and it could have a big impact on manufacturing. A region stretching from Montana to Texas set a record this week as it hit a milestone that only a few years ago would be considered impossible. Wind power supplied the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) with over 50% of its electricity on Sunday, 2/12/17. SPP is the grid operator for parts of 14 ...

UPS Putting $18 Million into Solar Energy Expansion

Popular logistics provider, UPS, announced this weekend they would be expanding their solar energy capabilities. The new solar systems are planned for eight additional facilities around the U.S. and should be completed by the end of the year. This expansion will cost the company around $18 million and will expand the company’s solar capacity by nearly 10 megawatts, which is five times higher ...