Biden Visits Deepwater Horizon Response Unified Area Command & Alex Becomes A Hurricane

Posted on June 30th, 2010 by
   

Vice President Biden visited the Deepwater Horizon Response Unified Area Command yesterday to check on the oil spill clean-up and containment efforts, Tesla became the first US car manufacturer in 54 years to launch an IPO. Cisco’s making a big play to offering solutions for the smart grid as they yesterday launched numerous technologies that will help consumers and businesses better monitor and control their energy consumption.

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Vice President Biden visited the Deepwater Horizon Response Unified Area Command yesterday to check on the oil spill clean-up and containment efforts. He found that teams working on the BP oil spill are not happy that Tropical Storm Alex has officially become a hurricane. Efforts to contain the Gulf oil spill are being hurt by huge waves and strong winds that are coming from the storm. These new elements are forcing to send ships that skimming for oil back to land. In addition, BP was hoping to deliver a third containment vessel, called the Helix Producer to help the Discoverer Entrprise and the Q4000 contain the oil still leaking from the pipe. But the weather will force the company to delay those plans until the 6th or 7th of July. The Helix Producer is expected to increase the number of barrels that can be contained by an additional 20-25,000 barrels per day.

Yesterday Tesla became the first US car manufacturer in 54 years to launch a public offering. Riding high on a new $50 million investment from Toyota and the announcement of the re-opening of one of their manufacturing plants, the company was able to raise an additional $226 million in capital for its operations through the initial public offering. As the manufacturer of the high-end, $109,000 electric Roadster, the IPO was the first by an American car manufacturer since Ford Motor Company in 1956.

Cisco’s making a big play to offering solutions for the smart grid as they yesterday launched numerous technologies that will help consumers and businesses better monitor and control their energy consumption. Part of the announcement included key additions to their Smart Connected Buildings line. Some of the products released yesterday included the new Cisco Network Building Mediator Manager 6300, which provides companies the ability to manage the energy use from a portfolio of buildings all from one central location and the new Cisco Network Building Mediator 3.1, which provides the platform for linking multiple disparate building automation systems and protocols over Internet Protocol and for allowing greater integration and visibility of energy flows across real estate and information technology.

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