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Release: Lt. Governor Ellspermann joins IHCDA and ESN for the launch of a new program and awards four properties for their excellence in affordable housing

+*-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28, 2015 INDIANAPOLIS – Today during the awards luncheon at the Indiana Housing Conference Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, along with members from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and Energy Systems Network (ESN) announced a new, innovative program aimed at providing energy efficient affordable housing and transportation. The program, …

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Release: Battery Innovation Center assists new member in advancing groundbreaking nanomaterial technology

+*-MOLECULAR REBAR® has potential for significant impact on battery storage industry (CRANE, Ind., August 17, 2015) The Battery Innovation Center (BIC) is announcing a new member from the nanomaterials industry, Black Diamond Structures. The Austin, Texas-based company has unique carbon nanotube technology (CNT) that, when used in batteries, has the potential to significantly enhance their …

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Clean Power Plan is unveiled, ESN describes impact in Indiana

+*-The Obama administration just announced more details on its Clean Power Plan, which strives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants by significant levels for the first time as a national standard. The White House indicated that Indiana has already taken steps that resulted in a 21 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from …

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Cybersecurity and the Electrical Grid

+*-Last weekend, an Indianapolis Business Journal article detailed the implications and impact of a recent cybersecurity hack and the steps taken by local security firm Rook Security, in coordination with the FBI in Indianapolis. In early July when Hacking Team, a company that offers cyber-spying tools to nearly 100 intelligence agencies globally (including the FBI), …

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Release: Battery Innovation Center to become the first MESA interoperability and testing center in the world

+*-Battery Innovation Center to become the first MESA interoperability and testing center in the world Energy storage standards developed by utilities will be tested and verified on-site  (INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 15, 2015) ─ The Battery Innovation Center (BIC) and the MESA Standards Alliance are announcing a strategic partnership to create the first MESA compatibility and …

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Ford entering electric bike market

+*-Bike enthusiasts and commuters may soon have another option to expedite their travels. USA Today recently reported that Ford Motor Company is exploring development of an electric bike. Ford President and CEO Mark Fields discussed the company’s Smart Mobility plan  during his keynote at CES 2014. The program outlines a company-wide initiative to invest in …

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