Around the world there is a growing movement of energy leadership at both the home and city level. These energy pioneers are paving the way towards a clean, renewable energy destiny, and sending a clear message to utilities: it’s time go renewable. So far in the United State, 27 cities and towns have committed to a 100 per cent renewable goal. Four have achieved it: Aspen, Colorado; Burlington, Vermont; Georgetown, Texas; and Greensburg, Kansas. Atlanta, Georgia (pop.
Electric cars will never work up here, because batteries will never be able to take the cold,” said an acquaintance of mine the other day. I just smiled and said, “Give it five years.”
I didn’t have time to explain to him that the only battery he is familiar with, the lead-acid battery, is 100-year-old technology. And hey, even they do pretty well at 30 below, as we all realize every time we successfully start our internal combustion engine with one in the winter.
As a loyal Watt’s Happening reader you are no doubt well aware that the Site C dam project on the Peace River is under review by the BC Utilities Commission. Public submissions to the commission were welcomed until Aug. 30. An initial report is to be published on Sept. 20 followed by a further submission opportunity and final report on Nov. 1. The following is an edited version of the Peace Energy Cooperative submission to the BCUC.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".