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Monday, August 25th, 2008

VR Group Finland Challenges Rail Passengers to Support Conservation of Heritage Landscapes

PR – VR is supporting the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation (SLL) in restoring heritage rural landscapes and calls on its customers to make their own contribution. VR is donating five cents from each long-distance rail ticket purchased during September 2008 to the project Matkalla maisemaan – luonnollisesti (Scenic travelling – naturally).

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Peter L. Corsell Recognized As Top Young Innovator 2008

PR – GridPoint Inc., a leading clean tech company whose smart grid platform benefits electric utilities, consumers and the environment, announced that its President and CEO Peter L. Corsell has been recognized by Technology Review magazine as one of the world’s top innovators under the age of 35 for developing a practical solution to advance

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Siemens to Connect World’s Largest Wind Farm to the Grid

PR – Siemens Energy has won a major contract from Fluor Ltd. to connect Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm to the British power grid. The volume of the order for the grid connection is approximately EUR84 million. With a capacity of 500 megawatts (MW), the Greater Gabbard project will be the world’s largest offshore wind

Monday, August 25th, 2008

PGE Requests Proposals for Demand-Response Power

PR – Portland General Electric (PGE) (NYSE:POR) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to prospective third-party providers to supply capacity that could help PGE manage its load during periods of peak power demand by organizing qualifying customers to temporarily reduce their use of electricity. The RFP calls for proposals for 50 megawatts (MW) of

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

Harmonized World Soil Database v 1.0

PR – The Harmonized World Soil Database is a 30 arc-second raster database with over 15000 different soil mapping units that combines existing regional and national updates of soil information worldwide (SOTER, ESD, Soil Map of China, WISE) with the information contained within the 1:5 000 000 scale FAO-UNESCO Soil Map of the World (FAO,

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Launch Date for RapidEye’s Satellites Announced

PR – We are delighted to announce the date for the launch of the RapidEye satellite constellation. We have been informed that the launch is scheduled for Friday, August 29, 2008. The satellites will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a DNEPR rocket – a converted Intercontinental Ballistic Missile – (ICBM) at 9:15

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

UWIG Announces Scholarship, Meeting Attendance Assistance Program

PR – The Utility Wind Integration Group (UWIG) announced today that it will establish a scholarship program for students working toward careers in the electric power and wind industries, as well as provide financial assistance to students interested in attending UWIG events.

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Global Mapper v10.00 Released

PR –  Global Mapper Software LLC is pleased to announce the availability of Global Mapper v10.00 for download. Just download that file and run it to install v10.00.

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

1Spatial Supports GITA 2008 Australia Conf.

PR – 1Spatial is pleased to be actively involved in the GITA 2008 Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference as a bronze sponsor. The event takes place from the 25th to 27th August at the Novotel Sydney Olympic Park, Australia. 1Spatial will also be giving a number of presentations throughout the three-day event. Graham Stickler, Product and

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Energy Harvesting a Reality with AdaptivEnergy’s Wireless, Remote Sensing Solution

PR – Demonstrating the advantages of energyharvesting and radio frequency (RF) technology for wireless sensing,monitoring or ambient intelligence, AdaptivEnergy has developed ademonstration kit using Joule-Thief(TM) technology to harvest energy andpower Texas Instruments Incorporated’s (TI) ultra-low powerMSP430 microcontroller (MCU) and RF technology to collect data, control theoperation of a system or send sensed data to central collection