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Seismologists cite fracking wastewater wells as the possible cause of increased quakes in fracking states







July 2014








Spending on Renewables to Surge by 2030


Nearly $8 trillion will be invested in generating new energy capacity around the world by 2030, according to a new Bloomberg report. Two-thirds of the money invested will go to renewables, with $816 billion going towards investments in the Americas.  





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Energy Production Kicks into High Gear
Worldwide demand for energy is growing and so is the technology for producing it. This is where the gear—that humble mechanical cogwheel that quietly goes about its job of rotating and delivering torque to various pieces of machinery—comes into play.










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Offshore Wind Developments Stalled


Plans for offshore wind farms along the Atlantic Coast have stalled as US companies face tough regulatory and financial challenges. That stands in contrast to the UK where offshore wind will begin producing electricity by 2020.  





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From Scooters to Stirling Engines


The inventor of the Segway is developing a compact Stirling engine powerful enough to get a small business completely off the grid – for only $10,000. The machine, which can produce 10 kw of continuous power, could see production within 18 months.








Come together. Leave informed.


Where else can you meet the minds that are moving manufacturing forward? Nowhere but IMTS 2014. With a focus on success through cooperation, the week will be filled with technology, education, and ideas that we can all benefit from. It's happening September 8–13 at McCormick Place Chicago. So come together and leave informed. Early bird pricing closes August 8, so register today at


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Fracking Blamed for Oklahoma's Earthquakes


This year, Oklahoma surpassed California as the state with the most earthquakes. Some seismologists believe that fracking wastewater injected into the ground is jolting fault lines and triggering the quakes. Oil companies say more research is needed.





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