Archive for April, 2014

Mobility of the Future: The Adoption of New Motor Technologies

April 18th, 2014 No comments

By Bob Weed Copper Development Association (CDA) Vice President and OEM

Dr. Peter Phleps of BMW’s Institute for Mobility Research describes himself as an “optimist,” but believes that in industrial countries the period of strong passenger car growth is over.  In addition to economic factors, explanations for this trend point to demographic development or increasing multi-modal mobility patterns of young adults. 
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Energy Storage Regulation and Legislation

April 17th, 2014 No comments

CDA’s Director of Sustainable Energy, Zolaikha Strong, believes that investments in energy storage, in the form of tax credits and policies, could help incorporate energy storage into grid modernization.  There is a delicate balance between carbon saved from energy storage and the cost associated with energy storage.  Stronger regulation could support incentives and provide tax credits which will lessen the burden of cost of energy storage devices.  Energy Efficiency Markets, an online publication, interviewed Zolaikha as an expert on energy storage regulations. Read more…

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Misclassification of Copper: What the Scientific Studies Say (Part II)

April 4th, 2014 No comments

By Joe Gorsuch, Copper Development Association (CDA), Manager, Health, Environment and Sustainable Development, and Dr. Joe Meyer, ARCADIS Technical Expert

Architects and building construction professionals in recent years have been increasingly concerned about using copper as a building material and have incorrectly classified it as a “chemical of concern,” although it is not included in the official list identified by the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency. We believe architects, developers and contractors have incorrectly moved toward a decision-making process based on potential hazards, rather than risks. We’ll explore what the scientific evidence shows in this blog. Read more…

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