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Travel Improves Educational and Career Success

October 10, 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. Read More

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Study: Solar and Wind Worth Cycling Costs, if Only Cycling Costs Are Considered

October 10, 2013

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