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What’s faster than superfast ?

This morning I watched the above speech by Göran Marby of Swedish Regulator PTS. It meanders a bit, and (anecdotally) I was shocked by the apparent confusion between IP and Internet, but it makes some good points, and in particular it raises an important question about the future of networks. The assumption seems to be […]

UK Internet Policy Forum 2015: summary notes

Each year for several years now, Nominet – the organisation that manages domain – has organised an Internet Policy Forum in London. This year’s event was held on 21 May 2015 and I was one of the attendees. Summary notes have the event have now been published here.

Hawaiian Telcom to deliver 1-Gig service to Hawaii

Hawaiian Telecom will light up 1-Gig service in the Hawaiian islands next week, doubling the 500 Mbps broadband service that its customers can currently access. The company said that it has invested nearly $500 million in building its fiber network and systems and in 2015 it will invest about $100 million in the effort. Show More Summary

Altice may be eyeing Verizon's wireline business as next acquisition target

Fresh off its 70 percent acquisition of cable company Suddenlink Communications, French telecom firm Altice may already be looking at its next U.S. target: Verizon Communications' residential wireline business, including FiOS TV.

Hybrid cloud has benefits, but complexity slows movement, panelists say

DALLAS--Hybrid cloud can offer a number of benefits for a large enterprise--including the ability to offload nonessential functions like managing e-mail--but security and a loss of control over private data means uptick is slower than expected.

Frontier to raise $2.5B to fund three-state Verizon wireline purchase

Frontier has launched a multifaceted offering of its shares and stock in order to raise the cash needed to finance part of its planned purchase of Verizon wireline properties in California, Florida and Texas.

StoreDot Wants to Charge Your EV in 5 Minutes

Two-minute smartphone charging in 2016, prototype five-minute EV charging in 2017

Duke Energy-USF partnership spawns battery storage project 

Duke Energy Florida and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) have teamed up to produce a new solar battery project on the USFSP campus. The project was funded by a $1 million grant from Duke Energy. The first part of the project is a 100-kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) system installed on the […]


How utilities can get in on the solar job bonanza; Huge growth in solar employment reveals opportunities utilities are missing Herman K. Trabish, January 28, 2015 (Utility Dive) click to enlarge The solar industry added over 31,000 jobs in 2014, bringing its total to over 173,800. Show More Summary


CITY GOV BECOMING CITY SOLAR The rooftops of municipal buildings could become solar power plants Mike Jaffe, June 2, 2015 Denver Post "The roofs of municipal buildings could generate thousands of megawatts of solar power and save millions...Show More Summary

Explaining the Gender Gap in Public Opinion on Nuclear Energy

Ann Bisconti The following is a guest post by Ann S. Bisconti, PhD, President, Bisconti Research, Inc. Davis Burroughs deserves credit for a sensible exploration of the gender differences in attitudes toward nuclear energy that his organization, Morning Consult, found in a national public opinion survey this spring. Show More Summary

Carbon Prices Around the World are Consistently Too Low

Carbon pricing is spreading rapidly around the world. However prices almost everywhere are far too low at the moment to price emissions efficiently. The vast majority of priced emissions – about 90% of the total – are priced below $14/tCO2, which may be too low. read more

Who Really Pays for Our Clothing?

Last week saw the premier of The True Cost, a documentary about the clothes we wear, the people who make them and the impact the industry is having on our world. It was directed by Andrew Morgan and features interviews with leading influencers including Stella McCartney and Livia Firth.  The price of clothing has been decreasing […]

How Might Clean Power Plan Impact Your Electricity Bill? German Situation May Offer Valuable Clues

The US Energy Information Administration’s newly released analysis of the impacts of the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan finds a mixture of technology, market forces and policy could result in a significant carbon emissions reductions if the rule is ultimately passed. read more

Demand Response Could Have Saved Texans $85 Million in One Day

Economic demand response could have saved the Texas energy market $85 million during a single summer day in 2012. Across five days in 2012 and 2013, Texas could have saved more than $200 million, according to a study from the South-Central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource. read more

DoE Finds Wind Energy Will Have Largest Role in Cost-Effectively Meeting Clean Power Plan

Low-cost, zero-emission wind energy will become even more valuable as states and utilities develop plans to cost-effectively reduce carbon pollution to comply with EPA’s Clean Power Plan, according to new economic analysis from the Energy Information Administration. read more

Chinese Firms Combine Forces to Fuel Export Sales

China Power Investment Corp. and the State Nuclear Power Technology Corp announced a merger this week. The working assumption is the multi-billion firm that emerges from the merger may operate more like a sovereign wealth fund in terms of financing nuclear reactor deals than building them. read more

New Storage Technologies Open Doors For Wind And Solar 

On April 30, 2015, Tesla Motors unveiled its Powerwall and Powerpack lithium ion batteries for homes and utility-scale applications, which could facilitate an increased role for wind and solar energy resources that have so far been limited by a need for storage options to address the intermittent nature of their generation. Recent studies from GTM […]

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