K-12 Schools: Turning to Solar for Savings Is On The Rise

K-12 schools have seen a 139% increase in the amount of solar installed since 2014, according to a new report from clean energy nonprofit Generation180, in partnership with The Solar Foundation and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Learn More  
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Free Virtual Conference: Earthx2020

This virtual conference is designed to increase awareness of the important role that oceans play in our daily lives. The goal of our two days is to stimulate greater corporate, government and inland support to protect our oceans.   Tuesday, June 9th: 1:00PM – 5:30PM CST Wednesday, June 10…
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Next Decade: 5 Major Trends Impacting the Water Industry

Excerpt from Article: The Water Industry is set to embrace several changes in the coming years due to rapid urbanization. Severe climate changes, rising customer demands, and emerging digital technologies. These changes will present businesses with a complex set of challenges that could be worth ad…
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Study Finds Contaminated Drinking Water in 43 States

A new report by the non-profit Environmental Working Group and Northeastern University finds people in nearly every state in the country are exposed to unhealthy drinking water. According to the researchers, 43 states have locations, including drinking water sites, contaminated with PFAS chemicals.
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Nahant Marsh Highlighted in Scientific American Magazine

One of ATEEC’s partners, Nahant Marsh, was recently highlighted in the Scientific American magazine article, “Along the Mighty Mississippi, Cities Swap Sandbags for Marshes.” Excerpt from article: ‘Doing Exactly What It’s Supposed To Do’ Davenport, Iowa, located a few hu…
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A one-step catalyst turns nitrates into water and air at Rice University

From the original article: NSF-funded NEWT Center aims for catalytic converter for nitrate-polluted water Engineers at Rice University’s Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center have found a catalyst that cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water by converting them into air and water.…
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CREATE Launches Support Center for Renewable Energy Educators

The new CREATE Support Center is the result of collaboration by three previously funded NSF entities: The CREATE Regional Center at College of the Canyons, the Consortium for Education in Renewable Energy Technology at Madison Area Technical College, and the Northwest Energy Education Institute at…
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Building tomorrow's energy workforce

ATEEC looks to the energy technology industry to guide education and training needs. We gathered a group of business and industry professionals from across the country to meet and discuss jobs available for technicians in the energy field. The resulting report, Defining Energy Technologies and Servi…
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Taking Wind Energy Higher

MidAmerican Energy is exploring new territory in wind power—straight up in the air. At a total height of 557 feet, this wind turbine is two feet taller than the Washington Monument. Watch the following video to see the construction of the largest land-based wind turbine in the United States. View…
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10 Simple Ways To Conserve Water

It is very important to practice good water conservation tactics. State Farm created a graphic and it details some of the simple ways that you can do your part and save money while you do it.  
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VR: Becoming a Reality at EICC

The Information Technology (IT) department at Scott Community College in Bettendorf, Iowa has opened its new Virtual Reality (VR) Lab. Virtual reality and simulations instruction will be offered at the lab through the college’s IT program. Components include a 3D projection studio, a 3D image…
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Governor and MidAmerican Energy Announce $3.6 Billion Investment towards Wind

This article originally appeared in official press release from the Governor’s Office. (DES MOINES)–Today, Gov. Branstad joined MidAmerican Energy Company officials in announcing a major project that will provide a cleaner energy future for Iowa.  This proposed project will increase company…
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