The ocean's powerful winds make the coast an ideal location for a wind turbine. Ironically, it's that ocean air that presents a challenge to any turbine on or near the sea. The moist, salty air combined with a turbine's metallic materials can result in corrosion, a destructive process able to bring any power-generating source to a halt.

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The University of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) have created a new avenue to connect science with resource management by launching a series of workshops where environmental academicians and regulators can share current research and discuss research needs.

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Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will be the featured speaker in the DENIN Dialogue Series at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, in Clayton Hall.

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The University of Delaware Sustainability Task Force is seeking two undergraduate students and two graduate students to join the task force co-chairs -- John Madsen and Kathleen Kerr -- at the ACPA Sustainability Institute in Boulder, Colo.

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Creating environmentally friendly high technology jobs for Delawareans was the focus of the "Creating the Clean Energy Economy" conference, held Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 13-14, at the University of Delaware's Clayton Hall.

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UDLite Power Setting Recommendations

To decrease the amount of energy consumed by computers, peripherals, and related equipment on campus, IT recommends the following power settings:

Windows Computers

You will need to access the Power Options feature to make the appropriate setting changes. To access Power Options, follow these steps:

Researching Sustainability Issues at the Morris Library

The University of Delaware Library has resources and librarians to help with research.

The Morris Library provides a dedicated entry into DELCAT, the Library's catalog; e-journals; and online resources.

Visit the Morris Library Sustainability Research Guides

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Laptop Systems (Non-Presentation) using Battery Power

Laptop Systems (Used for Presentations) using AC Power

Laptop Systems (Used for Presentations) using Battery Power

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The University of Delaware has joined other colleges and universities in supporting these two sustainability initiatives:

Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future/Talloires Declaration: View a .pdf (20kb)

American University and Presidents Climate Commitment:
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