You can’t fight climate change with denial Former George W. Bush speechwriter Micheal Gerson, July 2, 2015 (The Olympian) "Reducing Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si to a white paper on global warming is…[like reading Moby Dick asShow More Summary
This post was adapted from a speech Frank gave at recent conference on the European Union’s emissions trading scheme, held in Florence, Italy. The European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme recently marked its 10th year in operation, an anniversary worthy of reflection. When an emissions trading system is designed well and implemented effectively, it does what […]
According to various reports, the FBI has been brought in to investigate cable cuts in California. Apparently, yesterday there were three cases of deliberately damaged cables starting before dawn in the San Francisco Bay area, striking routes operated by both Level 3 and Zayo.... [visit site to read more]
Disclosure Notice: the publisher, McDonald & Woodward, sent me a review copy. I’ve since purchased an additional copy. Caveat Emptor: In early 2014 a publisher's representative told me that if a paperback copy has a brown margin on the back cover instead of a green one, then that book is...
Patrick J. Michaels, Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger You Ought to Have a Look is a feature from the Center for the Study of Science posted by Patrick J. Michaels and Paul C. (“Chip”) Knappenberger. While this section will feature all of...Show More Summary
Whether Microsoft succeeds in using the IoT to make itself as indispensible as it was when PCs ruled the earth will be an interesting subplot.
The United States and China will convene a climate-smart and low-carbon cities summit in the US west coast city of Los Angeles in September, Xie Zhenhua, China’s special representative for climate change, said Tuesday.”It shows not only the central government, but local governments, including cities and enterprises, are invited to get actively involved in the […]
I have added some non-Washington jobs at the bottom of the list. I archive Megan's jobs at #JobWaWi (Twitter) and on my blog here as well. Enjoy the July 4th weekend and travel safely! 1) Associate Planner, The Watershed Company (Kirkland WA). Posted: 24 June 2) Environmental Planner, The Watershed...
Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. Managers face frustration when productivity is low, and employees deal with challenges among co-workers on a daily basis. Office conflict does not need to be a negative force that derails the company culture, however. Show More Summary
As the FCC moves forward with its review of special access rates that incumbent telcos charge to CLECs, the U.S. Small Business Administration has asked the regulator in a letter to consider the impact such transitions have on small businesses.
Study: Energy efficiency saved US $800 billion last year Robert Walton, July 1, 2015 (Utility Dive) “The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released a new report finding energy efficiency in the United States...Show More Summary
Urban turbines mine wind power; Engineers are creating more efficient rooftop wind turbines, but their cost is a problem Chelsey B. Coombs, Jjne 29, 2015 (ScienceLine) “The skyline is changing in the outer boroughs of New York City,Show More Summary
Is Solar Power Right For Me? Utilities Offer Advice With “WattPlan” App Aisha Abdelhamid, July 1, 2015 (Clean Technica) “Allowing customers to learn about and explore solar power options at their convenience, a new online application...Show More Summary
The recent Supreme Court ruling that ensured continues implementation of the Affordable Care Act also lifts a potential barrier to investment in healthcare technologies by insurers and healthcare providers. That could mean a melding of new health technologies with smart home tech, a Parks Associates report posits.
Masergy is offering Virtual f(n), a virtualized network function platform that will enable its business customers to add routing and firewall capabilities via software and forgo the need to purchase network appliances and the associated management requirements.
AylaNetworks, whose agile Internet of Things (IoT) platform provides comprehensive connectivity for any kind of product, announced that it is working in partnership with Dimplex North America to incorporate Ayla IoT technology into Dimplex electric heating products. Show More Summary
AT&T may have asked for another extension to complete its $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV, but when it ultimately does complete the deal it plans to bring its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises service to 11.7 million customer location...
Streaming requires only so much bandwidth, but there remain several reasons to want gigabit FTTH. There are really a limited number of reasons. The first and last are relevant to operators, the others to end-users. Opex. FTTH brings large savings to operators. Speed, bandwidth. Show More Summary