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Cost-Effective Energy Savings for Utilities

Sustainability management company Ecova has launched the Ecova Efficiency Platform, a cloud-based product providing integrated data analytics, real-time performance visibility and actionable insight to help utilities deliver programs that maximize energy savings and increase customer satisfaction. Show More Summary


UT Energy Poll Shows Generation Gap on Vital Energy Issues October 28, 2014 (University of Texas at Austin) “…[M]arkedly different perspectives on energy issues based on the age of voters…[could impact] the outcome of next week’s elections…The latest [University of Texas] Energy Poll, conducted Sept. Show More Summary

Is President Obama Manipulating Gasoline Prices?

It's election season, and gasoline prices are falling. Pundits are breaking out the conspiracy theories. Robert Rapier debunks them.

FCC's Wheeler proposes two-tier net neutrality plan for broadband services

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has put out the latest shot in the net neutrality issue, saying he is considering a "hybrid" approach for broadband access, reports The Wall Street Journal, citing people close to the chairman.

Magid: More consumers are streaming video

While it should come of no surprise, the advent of more broadband networks is enabling more consumers to access online video streaming services like Hulu and Netflix. According to Frank N. Magid Associates, 83 percent of U.S. TV watchers stream movies and TV shows, a figure that includes consumers who only use streaming occasionally. Read more

BT's fiscal Q2 consumer revenues rise 7% amidst declines in wholesale, global services

BT reported that its consumer segment was a bright spot in its second-quarter revenue mix, rising 7 percent to $1.68 billion due to higher broadband and TV revenue, helping to ease the pain of losses in wholesale and global services...

Halloween Energy Vampires Survival Guide 2014

There are energy vampires lurking in your home that are disguised as normal appliances and electronics. These bloodthirsty monsters have a voracious appetite for sucking energy out of your electrical outlets and money out of your wallet, even when they’re turned off or in sleep mode. read more

Wigington Selected JAWRA Editor-in-Chief, Will Assume Roll in 2015

Jim Wigington was recently chosen by a selection committee and the AWRA Board of Directors to be the new Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of JAWRA, effective January 1, 2015. He will follow Ken Lanfear, JAWRA EIC for the past nine years, who will retire in late December 2014. Show More Summary

Level 3 wraps its acquisition of tw telecom, enhances domestic and global reach

Level 3 has completed its acquisition of tw telecom, creating a company that will have a deeper domestic and global footprint to serve multi-site businesses.

Level 3 and tw telecom Make It Official

Level 3 and tw telecom chose Halloween 2014 to complete the deal they struck back in June. It’s a done deal, and now the integration begins in earnest. … [visit site to read more]

Smarter Grid Solutions Launches Unique Suite Of Active Network Management Products for Smart Grids

Smarter Grid Solutions specialises in Active Network Management – the technology that enables the integration of distributed and renewable energy resources, and manages their behaviour using real-time, autonomous and deterministic control. Show More Summary

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Equinix taps Juniper to enhance its cloud interconnection service

Equinix is enhancing its Cloud Exchange product, an interconnection solution that gives enterprise customers access to multiple cloud services and networks worldwide, by deploying Juniper Networks MX Series 3D Universal Edge routers in 19 markets.

TDS Telecom's Q3 IPTV, managedIP results offset ongoing voice, wholesale declines

TDS Telecom is seeing its own IP transition efforts come alive as the telco reported that it grew TDS TV and commercial managedIP connection revenue, a factor that enabled it to ease the pain of ongoing voice and wholesale revenue declines.

How Solar PV Can Power A Carbon-Free Energy Revolution, In Four Charts

Can we build enough carbon-free energy, and can we do it fast enough, to avert the catastrophic effects of climate change without having to power this energy transition with fossil fuels that would undermine the whole transition? The answer is “yes.” read more

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 25 - 31 October 2014

2 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Happy Halloween! A 'picture' of me from Gayle Leonard. Tomorrow I'm off to the AWRA Annual Conference in the DC area. It's AWRA's 50th anniversary. Great organization made possible by great, engaged people. Talk about WaterWonks! User's Guide - if you are new to this summary: Each of the...

Does CDR Provide 'Moral Hazard' for Avoiding Deep Decarbonization of our Economy?

The “moral hazard” argument against CDR is that it could be a “Trojan horse” that fossil fuel interests will use to delay rapid decarbonization of the economy, as these fossil interests could use the prospect of cost-effective, proven, scaleable CDR technologies as an excuse for continuing to burn fossil fuels. read more

Audio Division Calls a Spade a Spades

Decision narrows Mattoon Waiver policy, tortures language in the process. “When I use a word, … it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.” While that quote is, of course, from the noted wordsmith Humpty Dumpty, you’d be forgiven if you guessed that it came from the FCC’s Audio Division. Show More Summary

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