It’s undeniable: 2014 was the year when the electronics industry decidedly and collectively moved forward to push the Internet of Things (IoT). For evidence, look no further than the myriad mergers and acquisitions among chip vendors, system companies, and software vendors this year — many in the IoT space. Beyond the usual reasons for consolidation Continue reading ?
Professional audio/video (AV) distribution and industrial control have more in common than you might have thought. For one, they both have a need for low-latency, deterministic, high-bandwidth networking connectivity for time-critical distribution of information. Show More Summary
Sophisticated tracking technology, the likes of which you might associate with governments or big companies, may soon be in consumers’ hands, homes, cars and local stores. If it works as described — a big “if,” of course, — the technology developed by a small-but-established U.K. company called Apical could detect not only people, but determine Continue reading ?
Mexican President Peña Nieto spoke at the 20th Conference of the Parties climate negotiations in Lima, Peru last week about Mexico’s commitment to fight climate change, including a commitment of $10 million to the Global Climate Fund and $20 million to the Global Environment Fund. read more
The AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration to advance the Internet of Everything through an open source software project, today announced eight new members are joining the organization: ADT Security Services, GeoPal Solutions, Inteno Broadband Technology AB, Lenovo, Modacom, POWERTECH, Resin.io and Things.Expert. Show More Summary
The advanced energy industry in California is, not surprisingly, California-sized – over 431,000 workers in more than 40,000 businesses. Rural Iowa has 22,600 advanced energy employees in 1,400 businesses, more workers than in crop production, trucking, or animal production. read more
The boom in U.S. natural gas production, created by technical innovations in the recovery of natural gas from previously inaccessible shale rock formations and land-use policies that favor private development, has helped lower electricity costs and benefited the petrochemical and manufacturing industries. read more
Hawaii's utilities plan for 67% renewables by 2030 Herman K. Trabish | September 3, 2014 (Utility Dive) Hawaii's utilities have submitted detailed plans to regulators on how they will meet customer demands for more renewables at lower...Show More Summary
Can Warren Buffett's Pacificorp bring the Northwest's renewable riches to market?; The Energy Gateway will change the way America uses energy — when it gets finished. Herman K. Trabish | September 15, 2014 (Utility Dive) States willShow More Summary
Cisco Systems, Inc., Bosch GmbH, and ABB Ltd., have teamed up to form a joint initiative that aims to develop and operate an open software platform targeting smart home devices and applications. This platform aims to facilitate the exchange of data from connected devices of different brands as well as provide a number of services related Continue reading ?
Product manufacturers have a new tool to get their Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) in front of construction project design teams with a new functionality of life cycle assessment tool eToolLCD. The eToolLCD now allows users to enter their own EPDs listed in the software, allowing users and designers to compare the environmental performance of various […]
Energy concerns might not be the star player when it comes to the connected home, but the past year has shown this issue may actually have a lot more pull than some think. And it isn't just things like consumer devices that are moving the market along. read more
Matthew Feeney It’s been a bad few weeks for Uber, the San Francisco-based transportation technology company. After a spate of bad coverage, the ride-sharing business is facing bans in Spain, the Netherlands, and Nevada, as well as a lawsuit in Californiascrutinizing its driver background checks. Show More Summary
The opposite and deeply conflicted ends of the fracking spectrum that came alive when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state would move to ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing, also known as 'fracking.' Reaction to the move has been swift. read more
The Nest Learning Thermostat is one of the coolest home automation products out there, giving you the ability to connect it to your smartphone for all kinds of interconnected capabilities, the most obvious being the control of the thermostat via an app hub. When it comes to automation, Google is handily making this feature available Continue reading ?
Today, as our growing economy stresses the ecosystems that make human life and wealth possible, CEOs must manage the physical dimensions of sustainability. What used to be a small, negligible part of management has become a core function of management. read more
It is past time to move towards a broader view of our shared responsibility to protect our environment, seek improved prosperity, and leave a better world than the one to which we were born. The political boundary lines that seem toShow More Summary
EPA enforcement actions in fiscal year 2014 required companies to invest more than $9.7 billion to curb pollution and clean up contaminated sites, according to the agency’s annual enforcement and compliance results. The EPA’s cases resulted in $163 million in combined federal administrative, civil judicial penalties, and criminal fines. Show More Summary
New emissions standards could cost homebuilders and other manufacturers more than $55 million initially and close to $20 million each year after to comply with, The Hill reports. The EPA proposal, announced this week, would set emissions standards for the manufacturers of brick, structural clay, ceramic walls, floor tiles, and other products used to build […]
CH2M Hill, ERM and E2 ManageTech are among the nine leading environment, health and safety information management and technology services firms, according to a Verdantix report, Green Quadrant EH&S Technology Services. The study findings are based on interviews with 15 buyers of EH&S information management consulting services, a survey of 250 heads of EH&S and […]