Weekly News Roundup (Apr 13)
Interesting news and online content from the week:
The U.S. Navy: Business Case for a Titanium Ship (Marine Link)
Some of the positive aspects of a titanium ship — including lower ownership costs throughout the life of the ship, increased payload capacity, reduced fuel consumption, and reduced carbon emissions.
A New Approach to Infrastructure (Financial Post)
Intriguing thoughts on how design interacts with social issues and some alternatives to engineering our way out of challenges as they emerge.
DOE To Award Funding to Innovative Renewable Energy Technologies (NA Wind Power)
Impressive effort from the DOE, who is helping small businesses that have promising ideas to improve manufacturing processes, boost efficiencies, reduce reliances, and bring clean energy solutions to market faster.
Fukushima Impacts Global Nuclear Generation in 2011 (World Nuclear News)
A startling look at the impact of Fukushima on nuclear power plants around the world.
Five Winners of the Clean Energy Race (Renewable Energy World)
Great overview of some of the most significant trends in clean energy — and the industries and countries who are paving the way.