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GlobeRanger continues innovation with leading iMotion™ IoT Edgeware Platform

The iMotion™ IoT Edgeware Platform enables the Internet of Things (IoT) through device and data connectivity and management for sensors and other devices and continues to prove its stability, flexibility and ease of use with more than a decade of enterprise installations in defense and commercial sectors. Edgeware, introduced to the market by GlobeRanger in […]

Quantifying the oversupply of US natural gas

This time a year ago, the United States produced about 66 Bcf/d of natural gas and the national average price of next-day delivered natural gas was $4.59/MMBtu. Today, the US is producing roughly 72 Bcf/d of natural gas and the average national price of next-day delivered gas, as of April 13, was $2.35/MMBtu. It is […]

4 Ways to Invest in the Low-Carbon Economy

Citigroup Inc. recently pledged $100 billion for sustainability, renewable energy, and climate change mitigation. This is yet another sign that global capital markets are enormously interested in delivering capital into clean, renewable sources of energy. But you don’t have to be Citigroup to invest in the clean energy future. read more

WORLD OCEAN ENERGY GROWS ON

Marine energy sector continues growing worldwide, despite economic setbacks Michael Harris, April 14, 2015 (HydroWorld) “…[The] marine and hydrokinetic sector moved closer to commercial viability through 2014…[according to data from 23 member countries in Implementing Agreement on Ocean Energy Systems. Show More Summary

ALT FUELS IN CHINA

Alternative Fuels in China Can Replace Up to 483 Billion Gallons of Gasoline in 2020… April 14, 2015 (Luux Research) “China’s strategic shift toward alternative fuels in order to cut its reliance on foreign oil is creating huge opportunities,...Show More Summary

Advanced Energy Technology of the Week: Energy Storage

Several technologies can be used to store energy on the electricity transmission and distribution grid, including pumped storage hydro (PSH), compressed air energy storage (CAES), electrochemical batteries, flywheel systems and thermal energy storage systems. read more

C&D Recycling a $7.4 Billion Industry

Construction and demolition (C&D) recycling is a $7.4 billion industry, Recycling Today reports. More than 480 million tons of C&D waste is generated in the US annually, making it the largest individual solid waste stream in the country. C&D waste includes concrete, asphalt, wood, drywall, metals, asphalt shingles and other materials generated during road, bridge […]

CenterPoint Energy continues to lead the nation in comprehensive smart grid technology

More than five years after receiving a $200 million federal Smart Grid Investment Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for the acceleration of smart meter deployment and Intelligent Grid (IG) implementation, CenterPoint Energy (NYSE: CNP) continues to lead the nation in electric grid optimization. The company was one of only six utilities awarded the […]

Energy Gang: Can NRG Become the Apple or Google of Electricity Delivery? [PODCAST]

Last March, NRG CEO David Crane wrote a passionate letter to investors. “There is no Amazon, Apple, Facebook or Google in the American energy industry today,” he lamented. The plan, said Crane, was to make NRG the company “that enables the consumer to make their own energy choices.” read more

Diageo Pledges 50% Water Use Cut Across Supply Chain

Alcoholic beverage giant Diageo has pledged to cut its water use in half and return all wastewater back to the environment by 2020, among other targets published in its new water management strategy. The Water Blueprint outlines how Diageo will protect and manage its water resources globally as the business expands in emerging markets. For […]

Putting the Real Story of Energy and the Economy Together

What is the real story of energy and the economy? We hear two predominant energy stories. One is the story economists tell: The economy can grow forever; energy shortages will have no impact on the economy. We can simply substitute other forms of energy, or do without. read more

Energy Quote of the Day: "This is Not Just a Future Threat"

President Obama is arguing that climate change is a public health hazard, as the White House launches a new initiative aimed at addressing the impacts a warming planet has on communities. These initiatives are intended to address smog, allergies and the increasing risk of extreme-weather-related injuries. read more

U.S. Energy Imports and Exports to Come into Balance for First Time Since 1950s

Projections show the potential to eliminate net U.S. energy imports sometime between 2020 and 2030. This reflects changes in both supply and demand, as continued growth in oil and natural gas production and the use of renewables combine with demand-side efficiencies to moderate demand growth. read more

Ecova to Help Mattress Firm Reduce Waste-Related Costs

Major mattress retailer Mattress Firm has selected Ecova to reduce its waste-related costs and improve environmental performance. Ecova will consult with the retailer on monitoring and reducing waste at about 630 locations. Ecova says the Waste Manager Module on the Ecova Energy and Sustainability Management Platform will give Mattress Firm a complete picture of its […]

US Greenhouse Gas Emissions Drop 9% Since 2005

The US saw a 2 percent increase in greenhouse gas emissions in 2013 from 2012 levels, but a 9 percent drop in emissions since 2005, according to the EPA’s 20th Inventory of US Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks. Total US greenhouse emissions were 6,673 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2013. By sector, power plants were the largest source of […]

Tetra Tech Wins $35M Remediation Contract

Tetra Tech says the District of Columbia Department of the Environment has awarded the company a $35 million general environmental services contract that includes technical support services related to the assessment and remediation of...Show More Summary

Sewer Water Beer On Tap in Oregon?

A plan to allow a wastewater treatment operator in Oregon to give its recycled sewer water to a group of home brewers who will then turn it into beer was approved by the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission earlier this week. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that Clean Water Services, a utility that operates four wastewater treatment […]

Big data, geospatial analytics not just nice to have – they are critical

More and more companies are realizing the importance of tracking, reporting, and meeting corporate sustainability goals, according to Lux Research, driven by a combination of consumer desires, retailer demands, and greater concern for resource scarcity and productivity. Show More Summary

Major Egg Producer Fined for Clean Water Act Violations

The EPA and US Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division have announced a settlement with Cal-Maine Foods, one of the nation’s largest egg producers, that resolves Clean Water Act violations at the company’s poultry egg production facility in Edwards, Mississippi. Show More Summary

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