ISRI partners with State
Electronics Challenge to
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. has become the first official
sponsor of the State Electronics Challenge, which is focused on encouraging
state, regional, and local governments,
including schools and other public entities, to responsibly recycle outdated
and obsolete electronics.
The SEC is a voluntary program that
encourages state, regional, and local
governments to purchase greener electronic products, reduce the impacts
of electronic products during use, and
manage obsolete electronics in an environmentally safe way.
It provides resources to help state, local, and regional governments and agencies to become leaders in responsibly
recycling electronics and face the new
challenges posed by the growing numbers of discarded electronic products.
A hybrid electric fuel cell bus has made
its debut in Canada with a monthlong
demonstration in Victoria, B.C., through
the province’s public transportation
provider, BC Transit, with support from
Transpor t Canada.
The hydrogen hybrid bus (HHB) was
built by Golden, Colo.-based Proterra
with funding from the U.S. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as part of the
National Fuel Cell Bus Program. It is
managed by the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE).
The HHB recently made the trek
from its home in Columbia, S.C., to
the provincial capital as a result of a
partnership between the CTE, Proterra,
BC Transit, and the FTA. The HHB is
operating via shadow service on exist-
ing bus routes through the city, adding
hilly, cold-weather operations to its on-
The 35-ft., composite-bodied transit bus is powered by lithium titanate
batteries and two 16-kW hydrogen fuel
cells, producing clean electric power in
a light, quiet, aerodynamic design. Its
only emission is water vapor.
Hydrogen hybrid bus demonstrated in Victoria, B.C.
Wind turbine megafactory
coming to Nevada
China-based wind turbine producer A-Power Energy, U.S. Renewable Energy
Group, and American Nevada Group
have announced a joint project to build
a megafactory in Nevada for producing
wind turbines. The factory will produce
and assemble advanced wind energy
turbines for supplying wind projects in
North and South America, producing an
estimated 1,110 MW worth of turbines
When completed, the 320,000-sq.-
ft. facility will ultimately employ more
than 1,000 people, in addition to the
temporary jobs its development and
construction will immediately create.
A-Power and U.S. Renewable Energy
both credit Senate Majority Leader Harry
Reid’s, D-Nev., lobbying efforts as being
instrumental in their decision to locate
the plant in Nevada.