Archive for December, 2011

EV Adventures – Part 2 of 6

December 30th, 2011 No comments

Does An EV Really Make Sense for our Household and Business? Read more…

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Ford Focus Electric Announcement Renews EV Excitement

December 22nd, 2011 No comments

By Bob Weed, CDA Vice President OEM

The recent announcement that Ford Motor Company has begun production of the 2012 Focus Electric has generated renewed buzz about electric vehicles.  The automaker anticipates that the Focus will be the first all-electric vehicle with seating for five to achieve a 100 miles-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe) fuel efficiency rating.  Clearly, the electric revolution is here to stay.  As Vice President OEM for the Copper Development Association, I know that vehicle electrification is good for many of the companies involved in the copper industry.  When a car is electrified, it uses two to three times as much copper as a gasoline-powered vehicle.  Copper is also a key element in charging systems.  So, the copper industry benefits, but there’s a lot of evidence that the advantages of electrification extend far beyond our industry. Read more…

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A few of our favorite things…

December 21st, 2011 No comments

This holiday season, the Copper Development Association staff has researched the hottest consumer goods made from – you guessed it – copper!  Below is a list of copper gifts in every price range, sure to please the pet lover, chef, gardener, or just about anyone on your shopping list.  We love these gifts so much that we’re giving away a stocking full of copper cookie cutters and other surprises on our Facebook page!  Click here to enter the contest for a chance to win some shiny stocking stuffers! Read more…

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EV Adventures – Part 1 of 6

December 19th, 2011 No comments

A consumer’s experience –  finding  the electric car to suit his needs

By John Hipchen, Technical Marketing Consultant, Exel Consulting Group, Palatine, IL Read more…

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Ronald McDonald House of Charleston Protects Families with Antimicrobial Copper

December 16th, 2011 No comments

John Hawkins was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at age 14, and less than a year later, was in need of a stem cell transplant. Since pediatric stem cell transplants are only offered at a few medical facilities in the United States, John and his mother, Dawn, had to travel to Charleston for the procedure. Upon arrival in South Carolina, John and Dawn sought shelter at the Ronald McDonald House. Ronald McDonald Houses are world-renowned for the the care they offer to families and children in need and the good they provide their communities. Read more…

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