Leidos, a FORTUNE 500® science and technology leader, was awarded a prime contract by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to provide engineering services for an energy and water savings program designed to promote the use of renewable energy technologies. The multiple-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract has a five-year base ordering period, an eighteen month option, and a total contract value of approximately $55 billion for all awardees. Leidos is one of 21 contractors eligible to compete for task orders under the program.
The University of Virginia continues to expand its portfolio of carbon-free generation and achieve key sustainability targets with another partnership announced with Dominion Energy.
Under a 25-year agreement, the University will purchase the entire output of a proposed 120-acre solar facility in Middlesex County. The solar facility, developed by Coronal Energy, will be constructed and owned by Dominion Energy. It will produce an estimated 15 megawatts of alternating current, or about 9 percent of the University's electric demand.
As Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe positions the state to take more aggressive steps to curb greenhouse gas emissions, joining a regional carbon trading effort is once again on the table.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced Georgia will receive $160,042 in grant funding through the Boating Infrastructure Grant and Clean Vessel Act. The Secretary announced the funds, part of $32 million nationwide, at an event with boating, recreation and tourism leaders in Yorktown, Virginia.
In keeping with its longstanding and highly popular Youth Outreach program, Negative Population Growth (NPG) continues to engage America’s students in the fight for their future. High school seniors and undergraduate students nationwide were invited to participate in NPG’s 2017 Essay and Photography Scholarship Contests. Out of thousands of entries, threePhotography winners and three Essay winners were selected to receive a scholarship – ranging from $2,000 to $500 – towards their fall semester university tuition fees.
If current trends continue and immigration remains such a driving force in America’s population growth, our country may be forced to accommodate as many as 417 million people by 2060. That means that our nation’s present failing and fragile infrastructure – including highways, bridges, dams, water systems, electric grids, etc. – will be put under tremendous added stress. Is our nation ready to meet such demands? That is the subject of a brand-new Forum Paper released by Negative Population Growth (NPG), one of the nation’s premiere population-focused organizations.