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Engaging Wineries in Your Agriculture Programs

Wine making is an energy-intensive process. The California wine industry (which produces about 85% of US wine) consumes over 400 GWh of electricity annually, making it the second largest electricity-consuming food industry in California, after fruit and vegetable processing.

Root, Root, Root for the Marketing Team!

It’s the bottom of the ninth. The bases are loaded, and your team is up to bat. Everyone on the field is hoping for that game-winning hit, but your dug-out is empty. You’ve exhausted all your best hitters, with no success at bringing in the run that will clinch the game. It’s time to put Franklin Energy in, coach. We’ve been getting ready for this all night.

How the Rise in Indoor Agriculture Has Capitalized on Energy-Saving Technologies

By 2050, the world’s population is expected to be almost 10 billion, 80 percent of whom will live in cities. Because of industrial development and urbanization, the earth has lost one-third of its tillable land over the last 40 years and continues to  lose more every day. Feeding our human population is a growing challenge.

Outlook for Utility Regulation: Hopes and Predictions from Survey Respondents

Innovation is occurring so quickly for electrical utilities that policymakers can’t keep up. Consequently, outmoded regulations were an overwhelming concern for the more than 600 U.S. and Canadian utility company executives who participated in Utility Dive’s 2017 State of the Electric Utility Survey.

Food for Thought: Making the Case for an iDSM Sandwich

A few years ago on a weekend scouting adventure, we had a morning cook-off. Knowing the audience was chiefly tween boys, my son and I conducted rigorous scientific analysis and determined that donuts, eggs, bacon, and cheese could be a strong combination; these ingredients are great on their own, but they’re wickedly delicious together. As we were driving out on Friday night, we stopped to pick up a couple dozen Krispy Kreme donuts, eggs to match, a few pounds of cheese, and lots of bacon. When the time came to prepare our grand breakfast, we sliced the donuts in half, grilled them up, and inserted a proper over-easy egg, some crispy bacon, and a slice of cheese. Wow, it was delicious – and a winner!  

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