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Carton Recycling Network Formed

The Carton Council of North America has formed a Carton Recycling Champions network, a group of companies committed to improving carton recycling. Inaugural members are: Boxed Water Is Better, Crystal Creamery, Dean Foods, Fat Tuesday,...Show More Summary

How Apple HomeKit Is Already Changing The Smart Home Industry

At Apple’s AAPL +0.23% developer conference this year, the secretive tech giant devoted less than a minute and half to unveiling HomeKit, its iOS-based protocol for hooking up connected gadgets in the home. But 90 seconds was all startups and hardware makers needed to begin scrambling to figure out ways to fit into Apple’s master plan Continue reading ?

Elgato unveils smart home line-up with strong Apple influence ahead of IFA 2014

21 minutes agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Elgato has become the latest company to reveal its smart home aspirations ahead of next week’s IFA 2014 conference through a trio of products that work exclusively with iOS and will soon include Siri control. The German-based firm’s press release detailed a range of sensors, light bulbs and an intelligent power solution that can all Continue reading ?

$18 Trillion Windfall: Health And Productivity Benefits of Efficiency Top Energy Savings

A report by the global body responsible for energy analysis finds the total benefits from energy efficiency upgrades equals the energy savings. The IEA report upends decades of conventional thinking about efficiency, and should lead governments and corporations to sharply increase their efficiency budget. read more

Does Energy Have a Place in the Sharing Economy?

A shared electricity future is still that: the future. But it’s not necessarily so futuristic. A shared economy in energy is looking less like The Jetsons than something that’s just around the corner. I bet we’ll be ubering up kilowatt-hours before long – and before we get into a flying car. read more

NEI CEO Marv Fertel to Participate in Ex-Im Bank Press Conference

NEI CEO Marv Fertel will be participating in a press conference on the U.S. Export Import back today at 1:30 EDT in Room S. 115 at the Capitol. Also participating will be:Sen. CantwellSen. ManchinSen. KirkSen. GrahamMs. Kavia Kusum, President, Combustion Associates Inc.Mr. Show More Summary

Lowe’s wants to be your smart home gateway

For home improvement retailer Lowe’s, the ongoing explosion in the Internet of Things has created a few challenges. For example, thousands of home automation and security device makers all want Lowe’s to sell their products. The problem:...Show More Summary

The U.N. Climate Summit

The United Nations Climate Summit September 24 has an interesting format. It brings together 120 heads of state (or their representatives)to “announce bold actions that they will be taking in their countries.” These, I assume, could be anything on-topic, so there may be some nuclear energy-related announcements. Show More Summary

Good News: EPA Standards Could Lower Electricity Bills

It's frustrating to hear opponents of climate action once again use the threat of higher electricity rates as a scare tactic to try to stop the EPA's Clean Power Plan. We know it has many people concerned. The good news is we have more evidence than ever before to prove our opponents wrong. read more

The Future of Energy Storage

Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Fikile Brushett is in the process of taking the power generated by wind and solar, chemically lashing it to molecules derived from flora and fauna, and storing it in liquids until it’s needed to electrify our homes. read more


The Green Transition Scoreboard 2014 Mid-Year Update; Green Bonds Growing Green Infrastructure Hazel Henderson, September 1, 2014 (Ethical Markets) Adding Green Bonds to the Mix In this 10th anniversary year of Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil), we review our five years of research in our Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS). Show More Summary


THE NEWEST NUMBERS ON BIRDS AND WIND New Study Provides Most Comprehensive Analysis Ever of Bird Fatalities at Wind Energy Facilities; Cell Towers, Buildings, Other Threats Are Much Greater Sept. 15, 2014 (American Wind Wildlife Institute) “A...Show More Summary

Creating the Circular Economy, Part II

Read Part I of the Circular Economy here. At the end of my last article, I asked whether the “internet of things” can be part of the circular economy. Can this connectedness push consumers to consider more sustainable behavior, or create products that provide increased value with lower impact, or allow effective recovery of resources […]

Wave Power's Uncertain Future

Ocean Power Technologies looking to next-gen designs as big projects to struggle, experts say it's the right move

Transmission Links to Enable Wind Energy

The availability of long distance energy transmission systems can help to continuously smooth out variations in the availability of wind power, but it helps solar less. A good policy needs to enable long-distance links to allow continuing increases in wind generation. read more

Google invests $145m to turn oil field into solar plant

RNE has alook at Google's latest clean energy investment - Google invests $145m to turn oil field into solar plant. US tech giant Google has signed up for its 17th renewable energy project, to put $145 million towards an 82 megawatt solar project being built by SunEdison on a former oil and gas field. Show More Summary

China cracks down on imported coal

The SMH reports that China is looking to reduce coal imports - partly to improve air quality, partly to support Chinese coal miners - Risky business: China dumps our dirty coal. Australian coal exporters are scrambling to clarify the...Show More Summary

Will Superintelligent Machines Destroy Humanity ?

reason has a review of Nick Bostrum's book "Superintelligence" - Will Superintelligent Machines Destroy Humanity?. In Frank Herbert's Dune books, humanity has long banned the creation of "thinking machines." Ten thousand years earlier,...Show More Summary

STACK Box Smart Home Controller Offers Home Automation And More

If you are looking for a way to control the Internet of things and devices using home automation you might be interested in a new smart home controller called the STACK Box which has been created by Cloud Media. The STACK Box home automation controller has been specifically designed to enable you to communicate to all Continue reading ?

Will Floating LNG Mark a Crucial Milestone in Future Offshore Global Gas Development? 

Back in 2011, Shell took the final investment decision on its Prelude FLNG project and started having a floating liquefied natural gas terminal built in South Korea in order to produce and export LNG from the so-called Browse Basin, about 300 miles off the coast of Western Australia. read more

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