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Coal, Concrete, the Zero-Carbon Cure, and Musk’s $100 Million XPRIZE

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  An April 2021 Associated Press report posted at Power Engineering announced the latest first prize winners of Elon Musk’s $20 million XPRIZE. $15 million (with the other $5 million going to promising runners up) was split between two of the most unlikely candidates (from the green-minded environmentalist point of…
Blue Gas Green Energy
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The Green Energy Grab 2021: Blue Gas, Industrial Wind Mills, and a Lot of Hot Air

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  There’s no getting away from the powerful influence on industries of the politically driven rush to replace fossil fuel, coal, and other traditional “carbon-emitting” energy sources with an “all-electric” power grid.  After decades under the legislative green thumb of what many are now recognizing as nothing less than “radical…
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Can the Gypsum Materials Industry Launch a Sustainability Rebound After 2020 Covid Declines?

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  Industries in sectors ranging from minerals processing and rare earth metals, to concrete and aggregates, to gypsum materials are all initiating or following through in 2021 on strategic moves to cash in on sustainability trends. These tactics are being deployed to overcome the significant 2020 declines triggered by rampant…
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Green Tech Mining: Digging to Fill Amazon’s Order For 100,000 Electric Vehicles

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  When the world places an order the mining industry delivers. But will the radical, regulatory, environmental left get out of its own way when it comes to expanded mining operations for complex green technology support?  Amazon is making quite a  big deal out of their order for 100,000 Rivian…
2021 construction trends
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Big Spender Non-building Projects Prop Up 2% Drop in Dodge Index 2021 Construction Numbers

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  Once again the push to green tech is playing a role in 2021 construction trends, as the stagnant building sector is still recovering from Covid 19 supply overhangs. But there’s still some good civil construction news for the remainder of 2021.  National construction numbers overall logged a 2% drop…

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