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2015 AEG Award recipients

AEG would like to again congratulate the multiple 2015 AEG Award recipients who were recognized at this year's Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh. Among the many recipients was Marie Marshall Garsjo (pictured above, right), who was awarded the Floyd T. Johnston Service Award.

See the full list with pictures of the 2015 AEG awardees that were honored at the Annual Meeting!
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Geothermal, biomass in Indonesia to benefit from $500 million loan program
Renewable Energy World
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $500 million loan program that the bank said will boost efforts by the government of Indonesia to scale up renewable energy through price incentives for geothermal, biomass and small hydropower, and set up an energy efficiency marketplace, according to an Oct. 2 ADB statement.

"Indonesia's energy sector has suffered severe underinvestment due to long-standing subsidies on fuel and electricity," said Pradeep Tharakan, senior energy specialist in ADB's Southeast Asia regional department. "This has resulted in poor access to modern forms of energy despite the country's vast energy resource endowment."

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Trans-Pacific Partnership will benefit Canada's mining sector
The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) expressed its firm support for Canada's participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

"Canada's mining industry has been a strong advocate for liberalized trade and investment flows for many years," stated Pierre Gratton, MAC's President and CEO. "NAFTA, free trade agreements with Chile, Peru, Colombia, and other countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia have all helped to increase Canadian exports and investment, supporting jobs for Canadians here and abroad. TPP, representing such a massive trade block, including critical emerging markets, is a trading partnership Canada must not risk being left out of."

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Keep your house warm with 'volcanic popcorn'
Geology for Investors
The term "volcanic popcorn" was coined in order to describe the volcanic rock named perlite. Early records include Charles Ballenger and Richard Dunlop using the term in 1954 and describing the material as "that wonderful volcanic popcorn" in Popular Mechanics Magazine.

Perlite is a form of obsidian consisting of glassy globs and is used in insulation and in plant growth media. When perlite ore is expanded by exposure to rapid, controlled heating, it grows up to 20 times its original volume and takes on a foam-like cellular internal structure.

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