Business

Orcas Island TV coverage of businesses and business related events.

INDIA : Punjab to generate 1100 MW from renewable sources

May 4, 2011
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Powergen World Wide reports “May 3, 2011 The Punjab government is planning to produce 1100 MW power, from non conventional resources comprise of biomass, micro-hydro and solar energy. Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said, Punjab is facing major environmental crises as every season 22 lakh tonnes rice husk is burnt by our farmers. We can rather use it to generate power as...

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San Juan Islands Smart Guide(tm)

April 18, 2011
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San Juan Islands Smart Guide(tm)

I’m happy to announce the new web supporting Tourism in the San Juan Islands. A billion dollars come to the San Juan Islands ever 10 years. Much of that is from Tourism, and those tourists are about to arrive this year. Are the Islands ready? They can be. When one wins we all win. I’m happy to update this posting with Aspenworks’ latest community...

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Emergency Management Institute – Nuclear Emergency Management

April 16, 2011
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Emergency Management Institute – Nuclear Emergency Management

Free home study course on Radiological emergency management course is available here. We don’t have such an emergency today, here. However, the Scout’s creedo is, Be Prepared. We’ve been lucky, however the disaster in Japan at the Fukashima Nuclear power plants is not over. The best estimates from Tokyo Electric is that it will be months before the nuclear materials there are safe. In...

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Very Fast Charging Battery

March 26, 2011
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Public release date: 20-Mar-2011 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The batteries in Illinois professor Paul Braun’s lab look like any others, but they pack a surprise inside. Braun’s group developed a three-dimensional nanostructure for battery cathodes that allows for dramatically faster charging and discharging without sacrificing energy storage capacity. The researchers’ findings will be published in the March 20 advance online edition of the journal Nature...

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Apple Approves DiZaster Monitor App Version 1.1

March 21, 2011
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Apple Approves DiZaster Monitor App Version 1.1

The disaster in Japan isn’t about us, the nuclear radiation cloud currently floating over America. In 1988, the Chinese detonated an above ground atomic bomb that covered the US in radioactive materials. We live with the fact that there is a bit of fallout even from our own nuclear program.. What we want is prevention, and mitigation of problems. Last year I took it...

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Reduce Land Fill Waste: phones, computers, displays

March 17, 2011
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Apple has a wonderful program to help us cut waste volume leaving the Island. By recycling computers, phones and displays, you may get something back… Check at the jump. Free quotes, boxes, shipping for some items, low cost disposal for other items, some just free. Jump to Apple, a responsible business Share via social networks. Tweet

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Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster

March 11, 2011
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Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster

Back a while ago, my friends were talking about being worried about Bird Flu, Volcanos, and other disasters. I worry about disasters as well, Hurricanes where my family lives, and volcanos here in the Pacific Northwest. I wanted to develop an app that kept me up to date on all the disasters. So I wrote one. Here’s the jump to Itunes to get the...

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San Juan Island Ferry Funding

March 7, 2011
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San Juan Island Ferry Funding

There’s really nothing quite like a ferry ride from Anacortes to Friday Harbor, Orcas, Lopez, Shaw Islands. The Anacortes – San Juan Islands ferry ride has magnificent views of Mt. Baker on the mainland, and is simply one of the most beautiful ferry rides any where in the world. Its also a commercial travel service for 1,000s of Islanders that travel from home to...

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Rural San Juan County Gets Shot a Broadband

March 2, 2011
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For every dollar in taxes paid in Washington State, the State receives less than 90 cents back. Every Federal program that will help San Juan County raise the average wage, improve our environment and benefit the commonwealth should be applied for in earnest. The USDA has announced that OPALCO can apply for help in the built out of the OPALCO member owned Fiber Optic...

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Orcas Island Food Cooperative

February 20, 2011
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San Juan County residents are intelligent and in touch with the world. Recently San Juan Island opened its Food Cooperative and Orcas Island’s budding effort is Share via social networks. Tweet

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