dirty power


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dirty power

Electrical mains voltage that is unfriendly to the delicate innards of computers. Spikes, drop-outs, average voltage significantly higher or lower than nominal, or just plain noise can all cause problems of varying subtlety and severity (these are collectively known as power hits).

dirty power

A non-uniform AC power (voltage fluctuations, noise and spikes), which comes from the electric utility or from electronic equipment in the office.
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The Clean Air Act requires a plan that reduces dangerous emissions from dirty power plants and safeguards the public from carbon pollution.
He warned the UK could not afford any further delays in replacing dirty power stations with cleaner generation.
Erol Rizaov in Utrinski vesnik comments that in times of hatred, separations and dirty power struggles, there is one joint assessment for all actors in this political crisis and for all citizens regardless their party orientations.
The Solar Energy Industries Association estimates extension of the tax credits will result in 220,000 new jobs by 2020, cut emissions by 100 million metric tons and replace dozens of dirty power plants.
Are we going to simply watch other states create cleaner energy sources and thousands of jobs for their citizens while we hang onto our outdated and dirty power plants?
"It's inexcusable that in the most prosperous country on Earth, we're dragging our feet when it comes to transitioning off power generated by dirty power plants towards a sustainable and reliable clean energy grid.
''This is the beginning of the end of America's long, dirty power plant era.'' -- Sen.
Enough of maintaining huge buildings in the name of institutions, enough of making money in the name of mission, enough of involving in dirty power politics in the name of caste, and above all enough of remaining silent spectators of this corrupt political system.
* Identifies the most common source of disruptive dirty power events in utility feeds
While there are many sources of air pollution, dirty power plants are among the biggest culprits.
As one Twitter user put it, "they have their dirty power games, we have the street, and no one will ever constrict our freedom again."
For new imports from Canada to make sense, they must displace dirty power here in New England, and there is no dirtier fuel in our energy mix than coal.