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Proceco Eco-Smart Helps Company Attain Zero Waste After Parts Cleaning

Proceco, which manufactures aqueous metal parts cleaning and surface treatment equipment, has helped RH Sheppard attain zero waste after parts cleaning, reports Product Finishing Magazine. RH Sheppard, an engineered products company wanted to double its wastewater processing capabilities. Show More Summary

ADI-BVF Anaerobic Reactor Cuts French Fry Plant’s Fuel Costs

ADI Systems says its ADI-BVF anaerobic reactor for wastewater has allowed Lamb-Weston, a division of potato processing giant ConAgra, to recover biogas while minimizing electrical energy use and the amount of waste solids requiring disposal. In a case study, ADI says this has saved the french fry processing plant money on fuel and waste disposal […]

Major UK Broadcasters Use Greenstone Carbon Footprint Software

The four main UK broadcasters — Channel 4, BBC, ITV and Sky — are using online sustainability assessment tools powered by Greenstone to reduce the environmental impact of their programs. The tools, albert and albert+, were developed for the film and television industry through a partnership between the BAFTA Albert Consortium and Greenstone. The four […]

Schneider Electric Sustainability Software Provides Near Real-Time Data

Schneider Electric has launched Performance Analytics, a new suite of functionality within its StruxureWare Resource Advisor software platform. This functionality builds on Resource Advisor’s set of capabilities, which includes the ability...Show More Summary

Bio-Based Polymers Have Potential in Biomedicine, Agricultural Markets

Bio-based polymers can displace incumbent petroleum-based polymers in a market exceeding $100 billion, says Lux Research. They face challenges, like inferior mechanical properties and processability, that limit their potential in some...Show More Summary

Green Fleet Roundup: Raven Transport, Cummins, Dean Foods, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Tritium

Raven Transport is expanding its natural gas fleet with 115 Peterbilt Model 579s (pictured), powered by liquefied natural gas. Clean Energy Fuels will support the fleet by opening truck-friendly LNG fueling stations in Atlanta, Georgia;...Show More Summary

NYPA to open Advanced Grid Innovation Lab in New York

16 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is partnering with SUNY Polytechnic Institute to establish a world-class lab for advanced smart grid technology innovations that will help to modernize New York’s electric grid. The lab known as Advanced Grid Innovation Laboratory for Energy (AGILe) is the largest of its kind in the world and will simulate, […]

The Internet of Things: It’s all about the data

20 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

No question, The Internet of Things (IoT) is the Next Big Thing. Gartner estimates that there will be 26 billion IoT-connected devices by 2020, producing incredible amounts of data on a second-by-second basis. This will dwarf the estimated 7.3 billion traditional computing devices – PCs, tablets, smartphones – expected to be online by 2020. This […]

Thin, lightweight and flexible IoT beacon

22 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

FUJITSU Laboratories has developed a thin, light-weight and flexible IoT beacon that requires no battery replacement. The beacon weighs in at 3g, with a thickness of 2.5mm. With no maintenance required, and flexibility that allows for installation on round objects, corners and curves, the beacon will slash the time needed to install and operate the […]

How to automate your house

Smart watches, smart phones and now smart homes – “smartness” seems to be the flavour of the season. Contrary to popular perception, smartening up your home might not cost a bomb. For all you know, you might have already taken the first step in making your home smart. You probably have a broadband connection at […]

Partners: Intel Acquisition Of Altera Would Further Drive It Into IoT

If it’s true that Intel Corp. is in talks to buy Altera Corp. — as the Wall Street Journal reported Friday — partners say the move could significantly boost Intel’s Internet of Things lineup. Intel stocks climbed 6.4 percent, to $32, after reports that it would buy San Jose, Calif.-based Altera, which could weigh in […]

New Incentives from Federal Transportation Funding

Randal O'Toole The law authorizing federal highway and transit programs expires on May 31, and Congress is currently debating where the money will come from for a new transportation bill and where it should be spent. But a third question...Show More Summary

These Internet of Things Companies Are Transforming Your Future

At a recent Information Technology Industry Council Tech Showcase (ITIC) event in Washington, D.C., hundreds of politicos, government executives, industry magnates and Washington insiders huddled in the historic Carnegie Library to get...Show More Summary

These States Are Early Leaders in U.S. Energy Storage Market

Energy storage is a small market undergoing fierce growth. The U.S. installed 61.9 megawatts of storage in 2014, and 220 megawatts are predicted to be installed in 2015. But, like the solar industry, storage projects are clustered in states with incentives, or where markets are able to place a value on storage. read more

Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant Freed of Enhanced NRC Oversight

Here’s a bit of good news, more than a bit for Nebraskans: In a letter Monday, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission informed the Omaha Public Power District that Fort Calhoun can return to routine oversight as of Wednesday, joining the 98 other U.S. Show More Summary

A Roadmap to Energy Efficiency in California

The California Public Utilities Commission released a draft document on energy efficiency that functions as a “10 year roadmap to activate market forces and transform California’s existing residential, commercial, and public building stock into high performing and energy efficient buildings.” read more

LA’s Solar Challenge: UCLA And USC Researchers Find That Local Solar Programs Are Hampered By Delays As Renewable Mandates Approach

Currently, coal-fired power accounts for 42% of LADWP’s energy portfolio. Yet opportunities abound to significantly expand local solar generation on LA’s rooftops and wean the utility from this polluting energy source. LADWP’s local solar...Show More Summary


A State-Level Comparison of Processes and Timelines for Distributed Photovoltaic Interconnection in the United States K. Ardani, C. Davidson, R. Margolis, and E. Nobler, January 2015 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Executive Summary This...Show More Summary


TEXAS TOWN GOES 100% NEW ENERGY TO SAVE $$$ Texas city opts for 100% renewable energy – to save cash, not the planet; Georgetown, Texas decision not about going green: ‘I’m probably the furthest thing from an Al Gore clone you couldShow More Summary

SMRs: Lots of Talk, but DoE's Budget is 1% of Yearly Wind Tax Credit [VIDEO]

If developing smaller reactors as a tool in the battle against carbon dioxide emissions was as high of a priority for the Administration as one would believe based on the amount of talk given to the topic, it would be logical to have assumed that the DoE would have made additional funds available for research. read more

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