is a high-speed gigabit
network that provides a Wi-Fi and
Ethernet mining solution like no other.
Modular plug-and-play network can be
supported by existing staff.
Provides clear Wi-Fi communications via
IP Phones, Smart Phones, IP Radios,
Laptops and Tags.
Start with what you need, then add
solutions when you’re ready, including:
tracking, emergency/safety alerts,
machine telemetry, tele-ops and video.
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“President Trump is right
to call for eliminating
the costly federal sub-
sidies going to electric
which were put
in place to reduce our de-
pendence on foreign oil. Today, they are
no longer needed since America is now
leading the world in energy production.
The electric vehicle subsidy benefits a
privileged few at the expense of all tax-
–AEA President Thomas Pyle.
“Based purely on the technical life-
time of existing power stations,
Australian market operator predicts that
70 percent of coal-fired generation ca-
pacity will be retired in New South Wales,
South Australia and Victoria by 2040. If
renewables continue to fall in price, it
could be much sooner. We must now
urgently decide what a ‘just’ and ’fair’
transition looks like. There are many Aus-
tralians currently working in the energy
sector – particularly in coal mining – who
risk being left behind by the clean energy
“It makes sense to in-
vest in carbon capture
that will be around for
years to come.
looking at it from a climate
standpoint, you can’t af-
ford to have power plants for the next 50
years without carbon capture. It’s just too
early to say the technology is too expen-
sive to work…it hasn’t enjoyed the same
tax incentives as renewables until recent-
ly with 45Q. That provides $35 -$50 per
ton of carbon dioxide captured and either
stored or used. It’s authorized until the
end of 2023. Just think about how many
years it took for wind and solar from when
the first projects were developed to when
the industry now is scaling up. It didn’t
happen overnight. Over $2 trillion that’s
been invested in clean energy globally,
less than 2/10 of 1 percent of that total in-
vestment has gone into carbon capture.
In terms of reducing costs, we’re just at
the beginning of that process.”
–Brad Crabtree, vice president of fossil
energy, Great Plain’s Institute and co-
director of the Carbon Capture Coalition.
“Based on our tracking of utility inte-
grated resource plans as well as other
we expect utili-
ties outside of California to procure more
than 15 GW of solar in the coming three
years, a number that has increased by
several gigawatts over the past year.
Much of the growth is coming from re-
gions such as the Midwest and the mid-
Atlantic, which are still in the early stage
of utility-scale solar adoption.”
–CEO Mark Widmar, First Solar Inc.
“In 2018 the United States continued
its way toward energy indepen-
dence. With the country now producing
record-setting amounts of oil and natural
gas, the need for infrastructure to trans-
port those resources from the Bakken,
Marcellus, and Permian shale formations
all the way to New England – is more im-
portant than ever. Fortunately, midstream
projects such as the now-complete
Rover Pipeline and expanding Dakota
Access Pipeline are setting the stage
for safe and efficient energy transporta-
tion across the US. GAIN is hopeful that
2019 will be another momentous year for
– GAIN Now America.
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