ABB, Hitachi Tout High-Powered Battery Technology

ABB and Hitachi Construction Machinery have signed a collaboration agreement to develop an electric rigid dump truck with a customized on-board energy storage system. Using ABB’s innovative battery technology will enable trucks to transform from diesel to full electric operation. The electric vehicle draws the power needed from the overhead catenary while simultaneously charging the on-board energy storage system. 

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Texas Trying to Clear the Air

Dec. 17, 2019 – The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has expanded its network of air-monitoring stations by introducing two new monitoring stations in Central Texas. One location is in Comal County and the other in Bexar County. Both monitors are now operational, according to Corridor News. The stations take measurements of particulate matter in the air, commonly notated as PM2.5…

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Statement About Concrete Is Not Quite True

July 8, 2019 – During the recent Democratic debate, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper claimed that the worst polluter in CO2 is China, then the United States, and then it’s concrete and it’s exhalation. Experts like Jeremy Gregory, executive director of Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have demonstrated that statements like Hickenlooper’s do not provide…

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