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U.S. Military Seek Renewable Energy Solutions

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In May 2013, the Solar Energy Industries Association released the “Enlisting the Sun: Powering the U.S. Military with Solar Energy 2013” report, which included the U.S. Military’s plan to introduce  renewable energy sources into every day practices. In the past year alone, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) spent more than $20 billion on energy and consumed over five billion gallons of oil. In attempt to comply with the DOD’s objective requiring 25 percent of total facility energy consumption to come from renewable energy sources by 2025, U.S. Military teams have enacted aggressive tactics. To date, the Navy has installed more than either the Army or Air Force, but all U.S. Military branches continue to make solar a vital piece of the efforts to meet their renewables targets. 

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Teaming Up for OCTG Connectors

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Energex Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, has agreed to a deal with Metal One Corporation, offering semi-premium connections for use in North American oil and gas drilling.

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HSS Connects with Students at ASCE Bridge Competition

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Atlas Tube recently sponsored an eight-member University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Steel Bridge Team at the 2013 Great Lakes Student Conference, hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Of the 18 competiting teams, the UIC Steel Bridge Team came in 7th place.

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Four Reasons the American Structural Steel Industry is Alive and Well

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All content is from the American Institute of Steel Construction

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Solar Forecast: Installations, Prices, Employment and the Future

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All information from SEIA/GTM Research “U.S. Solar Market Insight: Q1 2013” unless noted otherwise.

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