The largest manufacturing exposition and conference in the Northeast, EASTEC, wrapped up in West Springfield, Mass., on May 16 with a series of speaker sessions focused on workforce development. Students, educators, and manufacturing representatives filed into the Manufacturing Brilliance Theater to hear solutions for filling job vacancies and how to get students engaged in STEM and manufacturing.
These days, when we talk about renewable energy, we mostly talk about wind and solar, followed by various biofuels, hydrogen, and geothermal. We almost never hear anything about hydropower, despite the fact the fact that hydropower is by far our largest source of renewable energy, providing a full 7 percent of our electricity needs.
That’s because most of the action has been in these other areas which have experienced enormous growth rates, starting, as they have, from humble origins. Read more