Just released federal government draft rules for fracking fail to protect people from harm. Instead the rules protect the oil and gas industry from having to follow strong public health and environmental standards.
2012 SEPA Top 10 Utility Solar Rankings Preview; Large-scale Solar Projects Drive New Market Growth April 2013 (Solar Electric Power Association) Key Trends The Solar Electric Power Association’s (SEPA) sixth annual Utility Solar Rankings report analyzes the amount of new solar power interconnected by U.S. Show More Summary
INSURANCE COMPANIES PREPARE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE For Insurers, No Doubts on Climate Change Eduardo Porter, May 14 2013 (NY Times) “…[N]atural catastrophes across the United States pounded insurers last year, generating$35 billion in privately...Show More Summary
Our energy system is evolving due to depletion of cheap fossil fuels and the need for carbon emission constraints. Government and business are under pressure to tackle the energy challenges of rising energy costs, energy security, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Show More Summary
It has been a rather lively year for the Canadian mobile industry so far with companies like Blackberry launching new phones and wireless providers such as Rogers and Bell trying to make themselves more appealing to customers. This has provided mobile retailers with the perfect opportunity to capitalise on the busy market such as Glentel [...]
Bell was found liable to tens of thousands of wireless subscribers located in Canada’s North, for charging 75 cents per month for a 911 service that didn’t exist in that area. The lawsuit started in March in Yellowknife, making the first class-action lawsuit trial in Northwest Territories. However, the original lawsuit dates back to 2007, [...]
With advanced 4G LTE only just arriving on the scene, Samsung has shocked the mobile world with the announcement that it has successfully developed the world’s first next generation 5G wireless technology. As the company’s official blog explains, Samsung has created the “first adaptive array transceiver technology operating in the millimetre-wave Ka bands for cellular [...]
Now, the inexorable growth of coal in China in the last decade is often news even to people who make some kind of living writing about energy, but could it possibly be slowing down? And could wind be growing faster than coal?
Let’s start off the week by finishing off last week, with a look five news items from the data center sector: more money for IO and QTS, and customer wins at CoreSite, Cologix, and 365Main. IO raised $260M in financing via a new credit facility that saw their current bank group duo bring in seven [...]
We have a new job listing this week from the midwestern-based fiber builder Unite Private Networks, giving them two active listings, while MegaPath still has one on the books. … [visit site to read more]
After a lot of leaks, Acer has finally revealed the complete specification of the first 8? Tablet with Windows 8. Some of the main features of the Acer Iconia W3 tablet are as follows: Windows 8 Pro Intel® Atom™Z2760 8? WXGA Multi-Touch...Show More Summary
Most leaders believe they made it to the top because of their experience, knowledge and past success. The problem with that assumption is today is no longer a reflection of the past.
Terrorism seems to be the only actionable trigger in our leaders' minds. Perhaps we need to brand Mother Nature a terrorist to provoke action on climate change?
Attempts to impose a policy of not selling to any country that will not agree to permanently forgo domestic nuclear fuel production will lock US-based suppliers out of the most important energy technology in the world.
The town of Wigton has completed the first stage of an initiative to become a smart energy community. Located in Cumbria, Wigton was previously part of a pilot deploying rural broadband and has partnered with Silver Spring Networks to demonstrate how communities can become energy independent. via English Town Seeks Energy Independence.
The Army, Navy and Air Force are using more than 130 megawatts of solar energy, with intentions toward 3 gigawatts of solar capacity by 2025 as part of a much bigger Department of Defense commitment.
From the folks at UN Water. View/download a larger version here. PDF: Download Water_Security_poster Here are the analytical brief (PDF or online flipbook) and a summary. Read more here. Download Watersecurity_analyticalbrief Enjoy! “The capacity of a population to safeguard sustainable access to adequate quantities of and acceptable quality water for...
With roughly 18 months until launch, South Korea appears ready to create the world’s most ambitious cap and trade market, with the highest global price on carbon.
Not only is the importance of interaction design is increasing daily but also it has a significant role in shaping the upcoming technologies in interacting seamlessly with each other. This is all due to the increase of software applications in many different new industries. Show More Summary
News of the future was, in my youth, something that one found by crossing the palm of a lady in a dark tent with a piece or two of silver (or the modern equivalent) at one of the fairs that came to town. Such opportunities still exist, with all the caveats that existed back then likely still being in force. Show More Summary