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Program Helps Building Products Achieve LEED Specification

Ron Blank & Associates has launched a program to help building product manufacturers get their products specified. In November 2013 the US Green Building Council released its latest green building rating system, LEED v4. Ron Blank, president of Ron Blank & Associates, says building product manufacturers have had a difficult time adhering to the guidelines […]

Environmental Executive Moves: Watts, Plug Power, Optoro, Xylem

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Watts Water Technologies: The water efficiency products manufacturer has appointed Todd A. Trapp as chief financial officer. Trapp comes to Watts from Honeywell, where he most recently held the position of vice president of financial planning and analysis. Plug Power: The clean energy […]

CDEnviro Helps MTS Reduce Waste to Landfill

MTS Cleansing Services, a UK-based liquid waste management company, has purchased three CDEnviro D:MAX mobile classification systems. The units will allow MTS to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill by separating grit and rag from sludge. The grit and silt that is recovered from the waste water can then be resold as […]

Reverse Osmosis System Treats Manure, Reduces Waste Management Costs

Livestock Water Recycling has installed a reverse osmosis system at a New York dairy farm that treats manure, providing the farm with a zero-discharge, closed-loop operation, Water & Waste Digest reports. The Bath, New York-based Dickson Farms needed a way to treat manure that was sustainable and cost-effective. The LWR system alleviates potential groundwater contamination […]

Tetra Tech Wins $1 Billion Water Management Contract

Tetra Tech has been awarded a $1 billion contract for the US Agency of International Development to support the implementation of USAID’s Water and Development Strategy. Under the five-year contract, Tetra Tech will support USAID inShow More Summary

Atomic Show #236 – Local Nuclear NW, NE, Canada

On March 30, 2015, I gathered a few of my pro-nuclear blogging friends together for a chat about recent events and activity in three separate areas, the Pacific Northwest, the US Northeast, and the eastern provinces of Canada. We also...Show More Summary

FTC sets watch on the Internet of Things

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the nation’s watchdog for consumers, guarding against deceptive, unfair, and anti-competitive business practices. It has both regulatory and enforcement authority over commerce in the US. It now has set watch on emerging technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT), through a newly formed Office of Technology Research and […]

500 GW for Global Solar Energy in 5 Years, With 30 GW in India

According to the researchers at IHS, global solar might hit 500 GW in total installed capacity by 2019. This year, 2015, global solar demand is projected to increase to 75 GW alone, a 66% growth rate against 2014. In 2014, the largest markets were China and Japan. read more

Right Now, the Internet Of Things Is Like The Internet Of The 1990s

Unless you think of technology as a geeky hobby unto itself, giving an Internet connection to everyday objects might seem like a waste of energy. Who needs really needs an online toaster, anyway? But just as the Internet was easy to underestimate in its infancy, this new push to connect everyday devices—a concept known as […]

A driving force behind the LCFS sees credit prices rising

John Kingston is President of the McGraw Hill Financial Global Institute and Director of Global Market Insights. He continues to observe energy markets after his many years with Platts. The price of Low Carbon Fuel Standard credits is going to rise. It’s just a question of when. That’s the view of Professor Daniel Sperling, member […]

Chicago consortium taps industry brainpower to make cities work better

11 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

A Chicago-based consortium is tapping the brainpower of Microsoft, Siemens and other industry leaders to turn the city into a big urban lab for developing and testing solutions to infrastructure challenges. CityWorks is a project ofShow More Summary

Blue-Collar Solar

Green, energy-saving technologies are essentially luxury products. Solar rigs and energy-efficiency upgrades require big upfront investments in equipment that may not pay off for many years. Spend $40,000 on solar panels for your roof, and you won’t get your money back in lower electricity bills for a dozen years or more. Show More Summary

Bouygues Telecom to Commercially Launch IoT Network based on LoRa Technology

13 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Bouygues Telecom announced the commercial rollout of France’s first Internet of Things (IoT) network based on the LoRa (Long Range) technology, which the Operator says will take place in June, as it concludes trials of the technology in the city of Grenoble, in close collaboration with its technology partner, Semtech. By the end of this year, around 500 towns and […]

Time to stop consuming precious resources to harmonize occupational dose limits

Pressure groups and interested individuals have been striving for more than two decades to force the U. S. to reduce its occupational worker radiation protection limit from 50 mSv/year to 20 mSv/year. The primary justification for this...Show More Summary

Will Intel Corporation’s Curie Conquer the Internet of Things and Wearables Markets?

17 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC  ), which was crushed by ARM Holdings’ (NASDAQ: ARMH  ) partners in the mobile market over the past few years, doesn’t plan on losing the wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) markets in the same way. That’s why it established a new IoT division last year, which houses its smallest SoCs (systems on […]

Thinking and Rethinking Nuclear Energy in Utah

In St. George Utah: City staff recommended that the City Council hold off on committing to a project by NuScale Power. Based out of Oregon, NuScale proposes to build compact nuclear reactors that would be housed in a power plant built near Idaho Falls, Idaho. Show More Summary

Nuclear Spent Fuel Expert Describes Vermont Yankee Dry Cask Safety

By Guy Page By 2020, the spent fuel left over from all 42 years of Vermont Yankee’s operation is scheduled to be stored in huge steel “dry casks” on pads at the plant site in Vernon. Just how strong and reliable are Vermont Yankee’sShow More Summary

Who Could Benefit Most from Fair Electricity Pricing? Low-Income Customers

Urban dwellers, for whom mass transit is a central part of daily life and owning your own rooftop is less common, may view electric cars, rooftop solar, battery storage, and on-site energy generation as appealing, but also abstractions more suitable for upstate homeowners than those living in the city. read more

UK election kicks off an uncertain period for energy investors

The UK’s general election kicked off Monday with the official closure of parliament, heralding 38 days of campaigning ahead of the May 7 vote. With clear policy differences between the parties and the polls too-close-to-call, energy investors could be set for an uncertain year ahead. Anyone who has attended energy industry conferences in recent years will […]

Power Grid of the Future: Distributed Generation Led by a 'Civic' Energy Sector

“What would our energy system look like if the move to a low-carbon society wasn’t left to governments and big energy companies but was instead led by civil society?” asks Dr. Stephen Hall, a Research Fellow in energy economics and policy at the University of Leeds, UK. read more

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