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E-waste Management Market to Jump 23% by 2020

The global e-waste management market is expected to reach $49.4 billion by 2020, a CAGR of 23.5% from 2014, according to a new report from Allied Market Research. Much of the reason for growth is the ever-growing need for the newest technology, the report states. The Asia Pacific region contributes to the largest revenue share in […]

4 Signs Fertilizer Pollution May Cease to Exist

Last summer, a toxic algae bloom contaminated the drinking water of nearly half a million Ohio residents. The culprit? Nutrient pollution caused by excess fertilizer that washes off farms and lawns into our waterways. It affects water quality in our rivers, lakes and oceans while also emitting nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas 300 times more potent than […]

How China's Top Court is Encouraging More Lawsuits Against Polluters

As China's air pollution surges off the charts, affecting every aspect of people's daily lives, China's highest court is taking action. On January 6th, the Supreme People's Court issued an authoritative interpretation that provides clarification and details to China's new public interest environmental litigation system. read more

We Read the Comments, So You Don't Have To, Part 5: Industry and Environmental Groups

The EPA received millions of comments on the Clean Power Plan. But don't worry; our Carbon Policy Analysts identified the top comments and plowed through them. This final post analyzes the comments from industry and environmental groups. read more

Atmel: Sander Arts Talks Hardware, IoT and Makers (VIDEO)

Sander Arts recently had the opportunity to keynote the 2015 Hardware Partners @ Silicon Valley Conference. Following his presentation, Makerlink caught up with the Atmel VP of Marketing to discuss the company’s role in the rapidly growing Internet of Things and global Maker Movement. Show More Summary

Is Wall Street Overlooking NGL Price Impact on US Oil and Gas Producer Earnings?

When supplies of dry US natural gas swelled several years ago as companies honed their shale resource development skills, gas prices dramatically declined. This caused natural gas producers to shift drilling operations into more liquids-rich areas and adjust their production more toward oil. read more

Manufacturers to EPA: Chemicals Can’t Be Included in New Rule

Automakers, aircraft manufacturers, chemical companies and other manufacturers have told the EPA that widely used chemicals — nonylphenols and nonylphenol ethoxylates — can’t be included in a proposed significant new use rule, Bloomberg reports. “Many of the NP and NPE Chemical Abstracts Service numbers listed in the proposed SNUR are in fact in commerce and […]

Mitsubishi Technology Enables Low-Cost Wastewater Recycling

Mitsubishi Electric has developed a water treatment technology that enables industrial wastewater and sewage to be recycled on a low-cost basis. The company says the technology efficiently removes persistent organic substances in wastewater by using hydroxyl (OH) radicals generated through an electric discharge created at a gas/liquid interface. Show More Summary

Reimagining Business With the Industrial Internet of Things

Smart vehicles and driverless cars were all the rage at the recent International CES in Las Vegas. But just imagine the business and economic potential that could be unleashed if such technologies could be applied to industrial sectors beyond consumer electronics. Show More Summary

China's Coal Consumption Fell in 2014

For the first time this century China’s coal consumption has fallen, according to data from both the Chinese Coal Industry Association and the National Energy Administration. The amount remains in question, with the Coal Industry Association reporting around 3.5% but NEA data showing a fall of only 0.4%. read more

Small Biz Input Sought on Clean Power Plan

The EPA is seeking small businesses, along with governments and nonprofit organizations, to participate as Small Entity Representatives on a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel for the federal plan that the agency is developing as part of the Clean Power Plan. Show More Summary

US Supply Chains Vulnerable to Climate Risks

Lack of preparation currently leaves supply chains in Brazil, China, India and the US more vulnerable to climate risks than those in Europe and Japan, according to a report by CDP and Accenture. Supply chain sustainability revealed: a country comparison also finds suppliers in China and India deliver the greatest financial return on investment to […]

Honeywell Offers Lower-Global-Warming-Potential Refrigerants

Honeywell has launched four new lower-global-warming-potential (GWP) products for applications ranging from supermarket refrigeration to industrial cooling. The products further expand Honeywell’s Solstice line of hydrofluoro-olefin (HFO) refrigerants, blowing agents, aerosol propellants and solvents. Show More Summary

Water Savings Made Easy with Banyan Water Central

Smart water management company Banyan Water has launched Banyan Water Central, its second-generation water management platform that provides detailed data and analysis of water use by commercial and multi-family properties, along with a set of tools to manage both indoor and landscape water use. As part of a full suite of water management services, Banyan […]

Sustainability: Are We Winning?

In this talk, given at a local TEDx event, Peter Newman, professor of sustainability at Curtin University, compiles recent trends to show the hope that we could perhaps change enough to meet the global challenges.

Mercom Capital Group releases 2014 ‘smart grid’ funding report

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions activity for the smart grid sector for 2014. Among the highlights of the smart grids funding...Show More Summary

Obama and Modi Signal a Shift Towards Action on a Global Climate Deal

Amidst the Republic Day celebrations on Monday, President Obama and Prime Minister Modi signaled a stronger relationship in fighting global climate change and growing clean energy markets. The leaders of the largest democracies in the world agreed to cooperate on several climate-related issues. read more

CES 2015 Home automation (VIDEO)

Z-wave at CES 2015 via CES 2015 home automation – YouTube. The post CES 2015 Home automation (VIDEO) appeared first on NTS-AT Smart Technology Blog & News.

Smart Grid Communications Market Continues to Mature

10 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for smart grid networking and communications technology, including global market forecasts for shipments, average selling prices, and revenue through 2023. As grid operators...Show More Summary

Domus system promises simple home automation

12 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Domus is the latest addition to the growing number of connected home automation systems, and it promises to have a low bar of entry with a $33 starting price. Using Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, users are able to remotelyShow More Summary

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