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Municipal Support Tool for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation: Vehicles (Poster, text only)

Abstract :In order for the US to effectively mitigate Greenhouse gas(GHG) emissions, governments at all levels must initiate reduction plans. This support tool is intended to assist municipal governments with their energy and resources (ERG) decisions. The support tool is focused on the replacement of vehicles in their city fleets, for more fuel efficient vehicles. The option for vehicles includes hybrids, electric, and traditional. The tool calculates the CO¬2 reduction and the financial benefit. Only carbon emissions are put in consideration.

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution Commentary/Review

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution is a book written by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and Hunter Lovins. The book was originally published in 1999.
I recently had the opportunity to read this book. This is a good book to read if you aren't too familiar with Energy and Resource topics.

Excel and its backward compatibility

Backward compatibility is the ability for a new iteration of a program (or any piece of hardware) to handle some older variation of an input. For excel, this is important as several versions of excel exist. Forward compatibility is also important for excel, as it is not uncommon to have to share excel files with someone that has an older version of excel. Given that, it is highly important to ensure that problems are minimized when dealing with different versions of excel than your own.

Brief Summary of Macros

A macro is a feature found in Microsoft excel. A macro is a sequence of actions and functions that are stored within Microsoft Visual Basic Module; this includes any motion, from simple mouse movements to a built in excel functions. Depending on the purpose, it is wise to use macros or avoid them entirely.

Biography

PortraitPortraitAlan Mendoza is an incoming forth year Nuclear Engineering student at UC Berkeley.
Alan is also a summer Life Cycle and Data Analysis intern at the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) at UC Berkeley.
Alan is concentrating on calculating GHG mitigation measures needed to reduce GHG impacts.

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