The company is one of eight new members joining the council’s steering committee, the group announced today (Sept. 5, 2018) in Brussels, Belgium. An additional six entities joined as supporting level members.
Speaking with the EDF’s Fred Krupp, Linebarger makes a strong case for how environmental stewardship is paying off for Cummins.
“We’ve been an innovator since the very beginning: on the diesel engine, natural gas engines and on emission controls,” Linebarger tells Krupp. “We see customer and environmental challenges as opportunities to demonstrate leadership and innovation.”
Testing is expected to begin soon on natural gas powered fuel cells at the Microsoft-Cummins Advanced Energy Lab in Seattle, Washington (U.S.A.). The 20-rack environment in the lab seeks to simulate datacenter conditions to allow the evaluation of new technologies, which have the potential to improve efficiency, reduce emissions and decrease the costs associated with datacenter operations.
If the fuel cell concept is successful, it has the potential to greatly simplify datacenter power architecture, potentially doubling efficiency while reducing costs and improving reliability.
CUMMINS’ JAMESTOWN ENGINE PLANT IN JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (U.S.A) IS FAST DEVELOPING A REPUTATION FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND REDUCING GREENHOUSE GASES (GHGs).
The plant recently showcased its latest initiative, a $47 million block machining line that utilizes on-demand hydraulics, coolant and pneumatics to reduce energy consumption as it produces the company’s high efficiency diesel and natural gas heavy duty engines.
The companies pledged on Sept. 27 in Paris to work to make sales and service available in the target cities no later than 2018 for buses and bus engines with low-emissions technology. Nearly all of the cities benefitting from the partnership are in countries that do not have rigorous emissions regulations.
CUMMINS HAS ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT THAT WILL HELP A NORTHWEST INDIANA (U.S.A) WIND FARM EXPAND, PRODUCING LOW-CARBON POWER FOR THE GRID EQUAL TO THE AMOUNT OF ELECTRICITY THE COMPANY USES AT ALL OF ITS INDIANA FACILITIES.
When it comes to actual damage, two elements cause the most--water from storm surge or relentless rains and wind. Secondary to wind and water are the destruction both leave behind. Power outages. Flooding. Building destruction.
In some of these areas, it was so hot that planes were not permitted to fly, roads buckled and power outages occurred due to strain on the power grid from excessive use of air conditioning.
Heat waves of this magnitude are not just an inconvenience, they can be dangerous, even life-threatening, if proper precautions aren’t taken. There were 45 heat-related fatalities in 2015 according to NOAA. Of all natural disasters, heat holds the highest 10-yr average of fatalities with 113.