Archive for October 10th, 2013

Adults who took educational trips when they were 12-18 years old earn an average of $5,000 more in annual income and are more likely to be college graduates than their peers who did not travel, according to a new study by market research firm the Wagner Group.
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Businessman Handing Over Stacks of Money

Thanks to the Internet, we now have such applications as peer-to-peer file sharing, peer-to-peer tech support, and peer-to-peer fundraising. A new online activity that’s gaining traction among small businesses is peer-to-peer lending.  Read more

Photo credit: University of Oregon

Photo credit: University of Oregon

A recent study produced by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) finds that if you consider certain factors and exclude others, wind and solar-generated power would be more economical than using fossil fuels as a source for power generation in the West by 2020. The caveat is that the study excludes certain factors.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) report, “Phase 2 of the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study (WWSIS-2),” focuses on the cycling costs for power plants in the West if wind and solar power generation replaced certain percentages of power from coal and gas.  Read more

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