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Obama to government: Triple your renewable energy use
The Associated Press via TIME
President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to boost its use of renewable energy over the next decade, part of an effort to reduce pollution and promote American energy independence.
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Siemens wins world's biggest onshore wind power order
Reuters
Siemens won an order to supply 448 wind turbines with a total capacity of 1,050 megawatts to U.S.-based MidAmerican Energy, which the German engineering group said was the largest single order for onshore wind power ever awarded. The wind turbines, with a nominal rating of 2.3 MW each and a rotor diameter of 108 meters, are to be installed in five different projects in Iowa, Siemens said in a statement.
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  What's your Carbon Footprint?

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Which is the right flooring certification for you?
BUILDINGS
Flooring certifications got you floored? It's understandable. There are many flooring certifications and they cover everything from cork to carpet tile and rubber to rugs. But you don't have to sweep your sustainability efforts under there.
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January AFE webinar
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Is it worth 10 minutes a week to improve your meetings? You bet it is, since there are 11 million meetings a day (according to a University of Arizona study on teamwork). That is 3 billion meetings a year and $37 billion wasted (according to IndustryWeek) in the U.S. alone. You want to improve you organization's meetings not just for yourself. Join Joel Levitt as he shows you ways to improve meetings that will impact your organization and improve its effectiveness. It will also make you more valuable to your organization, be more effective and feel better about your contributions.
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Gear up for grid failure
BUILDINGS
Buildings have become increasingly susceptible to brownouts, power surges, and rolling blackouts. Addressing power outages has evolved beyond a code requirement to a necessary part of keeping your business and facility operations protected. Learn about backup strategies and systems you can adopt to minimize potential disruptions.
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Become a contributing writer
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of AFE Weekly Headlines, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of AFE, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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Solar energy is heading to mainstream in the United States
The Energy Collective
Shayle Kann, vice president of research at GTM, wanted to assess whether solar is becoming mainstream. He decided to use a checklist because the U.S. solar market is so complex.
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