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  • The Coming Decade

    first_imgCensus 2020 will determine many things about New Jersey for the coming decade.  The statistics generated in Census 2020 will be used to make policy at every level of government from 2021 until 2031.  If Bayonne’s population is undercounted, we will be underserved.  If Bayonne’s population is counted fairly, we are more likely to receive our fair share of dollars from the federal government over the next ten years.The census will determine whether New Jersey keeps twelve members in the U.S. House of Representatives, or whether we lose one to another state. We would lose political clout as a state if we had smaller representation in Congress. × The census will determine how more than $45 billion in federal funds will be distributed in New Jersey each year.  This money can fund education, healthcare, transportation, housing, senior programs, and other important human needs in Bayonne.Businesses use census data to help make decisions about jobs, investments, and locations.  They would rather locate in a growing community than in a declining one.  They like to go where they know that good potential employees and customers are available.  Let’s make Bayonne one of those desirable communities.You have the power to make good things happen by filling out a form for Census 2020.  You can respond online, on paper, or by phone.A few weeks ago, the Census Bureau sent out one last mailing to addresses that have not been counted yet.  That mailing included a paper census form.  If you would like to be counted with that paper form, please fill it out and mail it back today.You can also go directly to the census website.  You can be counted online by going to www.2020census.gov, then follow the directions.If you would like to be counted by telephone, please call 844-330-2020.Hudson County will be organizing a census party in Bayonne on Sunday, September 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Kopcinski Park, by 19th Street and Broadway.  The event will feature a Corn Guys food truck that will offer free meals to the first 150 households that complete the census at the event.You could also be counted by census workers who are going around town.Since Census 2000, Bayonne’s official population count has been going up.  Let’s keep a good thing going.  For the third census in a row, let’s show that population growth that we all know is there. Stand up for Bayonne.  The clock is ticking. Please do it now!  Thank you!last_img read more

  • DOE earmarks $28 million for floating offshore wind turbine R&D

    first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:The U.S. Department of Energy’s innovation arm wants to disrupt floating offshore wind turbine technology.On February 1, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced it was making available $28 million in funding for research projects to develop new technologies for floating offshore wind turbines. The funding opportunity falls under a new ARPA-E program called ATLANTIS (Aerodynamic Turbines, Lighter and Afloat, with Nautical Technologies and Integrated Servo-control).“We are trying to find economically attractive solutions for floating offshore wind turbines,” Mario Garcia-Sanz, the ATLANTIS program director, told Greentech Media in an interview. “The current state of the art for FOWT [floating offshore wind turbines] is too massive and expensive for practical deployment. ATLANTIS seeks to design radically new FOWTs,” the ATLANTIS team wrote in a program briefing.According to ARPA-E, nearly 60 percent of the United States’ accessible offshore wind resource, estimated at 25 quads annually, is found in waters more than 200 feet deep — beyond the depth at which fixed-foundation turbines are economical.Efforts to deploy floating turbines in the United States, where the technology will be necessary to access strong winds found in deep waters offshore the West Coast, lag behind those in Europe. Nevertheless, there is activity underway in the United States.More: ARPA-E commits $28 million to develop advanced floating offshore wind turbines DOE earmarks $28 million for floating offshore wind turbine R&Dlast_img read more