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Stanley Black & Decker Leverages IoT Tech to Enhance Customer Systems

Stanley Black & Decker is making the IoT a priority for itself and its customers by deploying IoT systems in its facilities and, now partnering with the George Tech IoT Center and Auburn University RFID Lab to develop new solutions.In the newest development for the IoT-forward company, it has invested in the systems of View […]

Chevrolet Meets Community-Based Carbon-Reduction Goal

Chevrolet has met its carbon reduction goal of preventing 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the earth’s atmosphere over the last five years. Launched in 2010, the brand’s voluntary goal of engaging communities across America encompassed 38 projects, a $40 million investment, and led to creation of a self-sustaining clean-energy conversation with college […]

AT&T to Enable Carbon Savings 10X Its Own Footprint by 2025

AT&T has set a goal to enable carbon savings 10 times the footprint of its operations by 2025. To achieve this, AT&T will engage with customers, companies and non-governmental organizations on tactics to drive reductions in emissions and increases in resource efficiency. The company has built a roadmap to 2025 that includes 2020 goals to […]

Autodesk Tools Advance Buildings’ Environmental Performance

Autodesk has expanded its portfolio of energy and water analysis tools that span the spectrum of design through operations for individual buildings all the way up to the city and district level. The new technology, showcased at Greenbuild 2015 this week, will help architects, engineers, owners, and government agencies optimize the value of their project […]

Mortenson creates unit to build grid-scale electric storage projects

The nation’s largest wind-power contractor, Mortenson Construction, said Tuesday that it formed a new business unit to install large battery storage systems for the electric grid and commercial operations.The company said it will offer...Show More Summary

Lowe’s Updated Smart Home Platform Includes a ‘Smelly Cat’ Option

This week, Lowe’s released the next generation of its smart home platform, Iris. The upgraded offering is more mobile-friendly and is designed to address the (often mundane) issues homeowners face related to comfort and security.The hub and core devices have been redesigned and split apart. The hub was originally sold along with security or smart […]

Not Shy With WiFi, Netgear Stock Flies High With IoT

On an upgraded product line and an upgraded Wall Street price target, Netgear (NASDAQ:NTGR) stock gained altitude again on Tuesday. Netgear stock rose as much as 2.7% to 44.35, near its all-time closing high of 44.48 just set Nov. 6. Shares closed up a fraction, at 43.55, and are up more than 50% since Oct. […]

Silver Spring Networks IoT Edge Router Built for Smart Cities

The IoT Edge Router enables cities and utilities to integrate an array of devices and applications into existing Silver Spring IoT networks.Silver Spring Networks unveiled its IoT Edge Router, expanding the capabilities of its Internet of things networking platform.The IoT Edge Router enables cities and utilities to integrate an array of devices and applications to […]

Wastewater Treatment Meets EPA Discharge Standards for Commercial Facilities

A thermally efficient wastewater treatment system by Purestream Services has been deployed at a commercial wastewater disposal facility in Warren, Pennsylvania. The Avara vapor recompression system is now operating within a wastewater disposal and treatment plant’s existing train of treatment technologies. Show More Summary

NEI Expresses Sorrow in Wake of Paris Attacks

This week, NEI's President and CEO Marv Fertel expressed his deepest sympathies regarding the tragic attacks in Paris. Here is his letter to members:I join my colleagues here at NEI and throughout the NEI membership in expressing our deep sadness over the senseless loss of life in last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris. Show More Summary


A fisherman’s plan to feed the world and reduce climate change David Brancaccio, Shana Daloria, Beidi Zhang, November 19, 2015 (MarketPlace) “…Following hurricanes Irene and Sandy, Bren Smith, founder of the ocean farming non-profitShow More Summary


Economy Would Gain Two Million New Jobs in Low-Carbon Transition, Study Says; Work created by a transition to clean energy would more than offset the loss of fossil fuel jobs by 2050, researchers say. Naveena Sadasivam, November 18, 2015 (Inside Climate News) “Rebuilding the U.S. Show More Summary


MidAmerican building tallest land-based wind turbine. Donnelle Eller, November 16, 2015 (Des Moines Register) “MidAmerican Energy says it's building the tallest land-based wind turbine in the nation in southern Iowa…[It] will get the added height by building the wind turbine tower from concrete instead of steel.. Show More Summary


Solar Energy Making Ultra-Green Homes of the Future a Modern Day Reality; Thanks to Increased Affordability of Solar Systems that Deliver More Clean Electricity to Homeowners November 17, 2015 (PR Newswire) “…[N]early one-third of new single-family homes in the U.S. Show More Summary

The Profitable Shift to a Circular Economy

A linear economy, where natural resources are extracted from the ground, made into products and then thrown away at the end of their useful life, is becoming increasingly unsustainable — and expensive for businesses. Commodity prices rose more than 150 percent, between 2002 and 2010, according to the World Economic Forum. “If we continue with […]

Wi-SUN Alliance Adds Long-Range Mesh to Wireless IoT Fray 

Touting low power, long range, security, and Internet compatibility, combined with a strong global customer base in high-reliability power utility networks, the Wi-SUN Alliance is jumping into the hotly contested wireless Internet of Things (IoT) fray. Already in the fray are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Smart, ZigBee, and LoRa, as well as the Thread Group, a consortium […]

The ‘M’ word in fuel marketing is not ‘mileage.’ It’s ‘millennials’

Millennials are today’s low-hanging fruit for a joke. I’m guilty. A few weeks ago at a party, discussion turned to their sense of entitlement. The office gets pizza. The millennial gets a salad. The office gets the local donut chain. The millennial wants Krispy Kreme. A friend who, like me, is about 20 years older […]

HomeKit apps: The good, the bad and the clumsy 

Imagine giving your phone a single command, such as “Goodnight,” to lock your doors, turn off the lights and turn on the fan near your bed. With Apple’s HomeKit software baked right into iOS 8 and iOS 9, that’s possible. You’ll just need to pick a HomeKit app to add your devices, group them into […]

EVs: Cleaner over a lifetime 

One can assume that battery electric vehicles (EV) are cleaner than traditional gasoline fueled cars, but do they really reduce the emissions that fuel climate change?Credit: Tomwang112According to a study by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) comparing them to gasoline cars over their lifetime, the answer is yes.Over their entire lifetimes — from manufacturing […]

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