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Davos: Business Leaders Urge Climate Deal

Business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos are urging governments to reach a climate change agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference, which will take place in Paris in December. “This is the year to make a big climate deal in Paris,” Feike Sijbesma, chief executive of DSM, a Dutch nutrition and materials […]

Energy Data Privacy Risks: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Wednesday is Data Privacy Day in the USA, and it should receive heightened awareness after the recent Sony Pictures cyberattack. While media attention focused on cybersecurity weaknesses, privacy is the natural consequence of good cybersecurity. Security is a strategy that ensures a privacy outcome. read more

Chemical Safety Board Seeks Better Process Safety Management Requirements

Within the US, most chemical safety requirements are imposed by OSHA and the EPA. For example, OSHA (or delegated state agencies) administers a Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard, while EPA (or delegated state agencies) administers the Accidental Release Prevention (ARP) regulation. Show More Summary

Explore Worldwide smart grid managed services market that is poised to grow at a CAGR of 53.96% to 2019

53 minutes agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Global Smart Grid Managed Services market 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, and the APAC and EMEA regions; it also covers the Global Smart Grid Managed Services market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. Show More Summary

Core Concerns to Address when Choosing a Disaster Restoration Service

In the wake of the blizzard that has been battering New England, New York-based disaster restoration service company Total Environmental Restoration Solutions, Inc., offers a list of suggestions on planning ahead for unexpected disasters,...Show More Summary

Can Mammograms Teach Us Something Useful About Energy Efficiency?

At first blush, mammograms and energy efficiency investments appear to have nothing in common – one’s a personal, preventative health tool and the other helps you save money and energy. But I suspect they raise similar time-management issues. Let me explain. read more

Michigan v. EPA

David B. Rivkin Jr., Mark DeLaquil, Andrew M. Grossman, Patrick J. Michaels, Ilya Shapiro The Supreme Court has resolved to answer whether it was unreasonable for the Environmental Protection Agency to ignore the costs of its actions...Show More Summary

Divestment Will Not Keep Carbon in the Ground

Shuffling paper assets around does not change the production economics of the fossil fuels industry. Divestment must be justified on other grounds. No matter how widespread any particular misconception, it is unnerving when this infects learned discourse in the academy. read more

DLD15 – Connecting the Dots on IoT: Intelligence of Things (Michael Mendenhall, David Kirkpatrick) (VIDEO)

In this fireside chat, we’ll be discussing how putting a new kind of intuition into the things we interact with isn’t just about making the devices smarter – it’s about making how we holistically live a lot more intelligent. In order...Show More Summary

Science, Policy, and Decision Making

Willful ignorance of climate science is troubling. Disregard of ecological science is destructive. The failure to utilize medical science can be life threatening. But my deeper concern is the attitude toward knowledge and learning expressed by these supposed national leaders. read more

Low Oil Prices and Fuel Subsidies: Doing Away with Really Bad Energy Policy

Low oil prices are the talk of the day in environmental and energy circles. Some environmentalists probably despair over rising gasoline consumption, but for policymakers in emerging economies, low oil prices present an important opportunity to remove destructive and economically costly fuel subsidies. read more

Environmental Executive Moves: White House, NSF, BIO, Aclara, Locus Technologies

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. White House: Brian Deese will replace the outgoing John Podesta as a top adviser to President Obama with a special focus on implementing Obama’s climate-change agenda, the National Journal reports.Deese is currently the deputy director of the White House Office of Management and […]

Studying up on ‘smart homes’

Mark DeNyse can work a thermostat as well as the next guy, and he’s perfectly capable of watering his own lawn. But he’d rather let the house take care of such things. So the 50-year-old Internet developer has given his Hingham home a brain transplant. Show More Summary

How Smart Manufacturing Can Increase Efficiency, Financial Benefits

The future of factories is “smart manufacturing,” which can also deliver financial benefits, according to an IDC report that provides a guide for implementing smart manufacturing. The latest IDC Manufacturing Insights report, IDC PlanScape: Smart Manufacturing – The Path to the Future Factory, uses the IDC PlanScape methodology to provide the framework for a business […]

Palm Oil Giant Lists Suppliers Online

Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil trader, has become the first industry player to offer transparency of its palm-oil supply chain on-line. The company expects this move to help it achieve its goal of excluding deforestation and exploitation from its operations. Jeremy Goon, Wilmar’s chief sustainability officer, said the company has mapped out its […]

Ingersoll Rand Industrial HVAC Products Reduce Environmental Impact

Ingersoll Rand has launched the EcoWise portfolio of products for its climate and industrial refrigerant-bearing products that are designed to lower environmental impact with next-generation, low-global-warming potential (GWP) refrigerants and high-efficiency operation. Show More Summary

Hurrifex Komptech Turns Waste into Recyclables

The Komptech Hurrifex puts a stone separator and wind sifter into a single machine, allowing stones, inert and light items to be removed from a wide variety of material streams in a single work step. The company says this makes it easier to turn waste into recyclables, the company says. The Hurrifex removes stones and […]

Apple HomeKit Won’t Work With Nest, Others

Many of us are eagerly awaiting Apple’s HomeKit home automation platform. The system has a lot of promise in unifying all the smart home devices you own, even those that use competing protocols. But a new report from 9to5 Mac suggests...Show More Summary

EU Energy Union: Fault Lines Emerge Between Pivotal Member States' Design Proposals

Ahead of the new European Commission’s publication of “proposals on a more closely-linked single energy market” as part of a drive to loosen Europe’s energy dependence on Russia, leaked non-papers drawn up by governments member states on the topic are being circulated in Brussels. read more

Grid flexibility to integrate renewables in Europe

“Supported by smart functionalities and grid interconnections, decentralised energy generation will alleviate the region’s power woes,” says the Frost and Sullivan report. The study lists the expansion of the grid interconnections, management...Show More Summary

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