TomTom Partners with NYSERDA to Help Fleet Operators in New York State Reduce Fuel Costs and Improve Productivity

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Transportation companies in New York now can benefit of a green program subsidized by TomTom Business Solutions and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Fleet owners can have a 50% discount when buying a TomTom WORKsmart™, a GPS navigation system that improves fleet productivity reducing fuel consumption and saving money.
Fleet managers can provide a better service for customers. TomTom WORKsmart fleet management is proven to reduce fuel usage by up to 20 percent by using features such as, smart routing, real-time traffic information, accurate mapping and better driving practices.

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Plains agrees to buy BP, Shell fields in Gulf for $6.1 billion
British oil giant BP PLC, sold some of its deep-water oil and gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico to Plains Exploration & Production Co. for $5.55 billion. PXP also bought a Shell’s field co-owned with BP for $560 million.
According to Plains executives, this transaction represents their biggest acquisition since 2007, and production from the deep-water fields is equivalent to 67,000 barrels of oil a day. Deals are expected to close by the end of the year.

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Plasma Gasification Raises Hopes of Clean Energy From Garbage
An environmental scientist, David Robau has been testing a new technology that can make 350 kilowatts of electricity from about 10 tons of garbage.
Hurlburt Field Air Force base in Florida is the testing center of the plasma arc gasification system, a creative solution to garbage disposal with less toxic emissions producing electricity and materials that can be recycled.
Garbage is deposited in an oxygen-poor gasification chamber, with a temperature of 9,000 degrees. An arc of electric is generated from two graphite electrodes. At the end of the process heavier metals settle to the bottom, wood disintegrates, plastics turn to gas and usable sub-products are generated.

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Gasifier construction under way, Kemper facility closer to delivering 21st century coal technology
Mississippi Power has completed a section of its plant, Kemper County, where they will be using a technology to derive electricity from wet, fossil wood called lignite.
According to the company, the 582-megawatt facility will be producing clean energy for the next 40 years with controlled low dioxide emissions and will be a zero liquid discharge plant, protecting surrounding environment.
Up to 3,000 direct and indirect jobs have been created during construction and more than 300 permanent positions. Commercial operation is expected to begin May 2014.

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