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Clean-Tech Companies Among 2015 Tech Pioneers

Clean-tech companies including Cambrian Innovations, Genomatica and Autogrid are among the 24 Technology Pioneers selected by the World Economic Forum as companies at the forefront of their industries for 2015. As Technology Pioneers,...Show More Summary

Control4: Home Automation Firm at Forefront of IoT Revolution

In Monday’s issue, I talked about one of the most powerful and unstoppable technological forces on the planet: the Internet of Things (IoT). It’s the idea that systems, machines, devices, homes, cars – basically, everything – will all be connected through the internet. Today, I’m going one step further and introducing a company that’s currently Continue reading ?

Environmental Executive Moves: TSC, Meredian, LanzaTech, Proterra

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. The Sustainability Consortium: The consumer product sustainability organization has appointed Sheila Bonini (pictured) as CEO. Bonini previously...Show More Summary

DuPont Improves Vehicle Fuel Efficiency by Lightweighting

DuPont, together with Swedish truck manufacturer Scania, is working to create lighter parts for vehicles, beginning with the oil pan, according to The News Journal. With federal auto emissions regulations expected to become more restrictive in the US and Europe, auto manufacturers are working to find ways to limit automobile weight, since heavier vehicles consume […]

CenturyLink Points Finger at Comcast’s Heavy Hand?

Another opponent of the Comcast/TW Cable deal posted comments with the FCC before the deadline, but this one had more specific complaints. ArsTechnica has a nice article detailing CenturyLink’s claims that Comcast has been throwing up roadblocks to stop them from entering the video business, and that letting them get bigger would just create even […]

Massive Smart Meter Installation Begins

48 minutes agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

The daunting four year job to replace all 750,000 electric meters in CPS Energy’s system began right on schedule on Monday, with the first ‘smart meters’ being installed in neighborhoods on the near northeast side and in the Leon Valley area, Newsradio 1200 WOAI’s Michael Board reports. CPS Energy’s John Moreno says, in addition to Continue reading ?

The Utility Shift To Energy Solutions Provision

The Climate Spectator has a pair of articles looking at how Australian utilities are trying to avoid the utility death spiral - partly by resisting change and partly by trying to work out how to adapt to i. The first article looks at...Show More Summary

U.S. wind capacity to double by 2020

The U.S. continues to lead the world in wind energy, ranking second in installed capacity, according to two reports released recently by the Department of Energy. The wind market in the United States remains strong due to increasing wind energy generation of decreasing wind technology prices, driving the U.S. closer to doubling wind power generation Continue reading ?

Is Storage Necessary for Renewable Energy?

Engineering.com has a look at an Amory Lovins presentation on our ability to switch to 100% renewable energy even without energy storage - Is Storage Necessary for Renewable Energy?. Physicist and energy expert Amory Lovins, chief scientist...Show More Summary

Powering Australia

The Australian is running a poll on energy related issues in Australia - it's one of the few reasons I could think of visiting it (just long enough to vote) - Powering Australia. Is Australia investing enough in renewable energy? 96% say no. Vote now: http://t.co/9UHTGhB0KY #PoweringAustralia pic.twitter.com/m4ti3tO1l0 — The Australian (@australian) August 26, 2014

2014 Reg Fees Set, Payment Deadline Announced

Fire up your computer, free up some space on your credit cards and get your FRN information ready – you’ve got until SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 to get your reg fees paid … and they must be paid electronically. Apparently intent on re-defining...Show More Summary

Smartphone Shipments Spike

This week in tech news, Amazon announces acquisition of Twitch, smartphone shipments increase, largest broadband trial ever is announced.

Nuclear Energy Sets Forth in Ghana

An energy professional with the great name of Jude Nuru writes on Ghanaweb: It is worth mentioning that the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission has over the years successfully operated a nuclear plant on a small scale which has been of significant benefit to Ghanaians health wise. Show More Summary

Microsoft Devices Now Available on Daraz.pk

Microsoft Devices Pakistan recently signed an MoU with Daraz.pk, enabling fans of Windows Phones to browse, select and purchase their favourite Lumia devices directly from the comfort of their homes. Daraz.pk is Pakistan’s leading online...Show More Summary

U.S. Liquid Fuels Production Growth more than Offsets Unplanned Supply Disruptions

Record-setting liquid fuels production growth in the United States has more than offset the rise in unplanned global supply disruptions over the past few years, although differences in quality and location suggest that the substitution may not be exactly 1-for-1. read more

Rotate To a Green Garden

Flooded sidewalks can be a thing of the past.  Rotating sprinkler nozzles are becoming garden expert’s new favorite gadget because it eliminates runoff and uses 20% less water than its traditional counterpart.  The best part of these water efficient devices, there’s a rebate. Rotating nozzles deliver single stream of water at a slower, more precise rate [...]

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