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Finding Private Sector Opportunities in the ‘New Carbon Economy’

Cashing in on climate change projects offers a huge financial opportunity for companies. Addressing the annual global environmental damage estimate, projected to reach $28 trillion by 2050, can be a profitable endeavor, Mark Ward, general manager of UL EHS Sustainability, said at the UL EHS Sustainability-hosted user forum last week. Show More Summary

Should You Outsource?

It's no secret: Companies that run things more efficiently without reducing quality save more money on the road to profitability. One piece to that puzzle is saving on the costs of retaining your workers. Thanks to technology and the massive gig economy, you can outsource your labor. Show More Summary

Here’s How to Build 100% Clean Renewable Energy in the U.S. Before 2040

There really is a feasible way to build our way out of the climate crisis in time to avoid the worst effects of global warming, writes Tom Solomon of 350 New Mexico. We do it by rapidly replacing all fossil fuel-based energy with renewable energy built with current technology, installed in a smart grid.

Short Positions in U.S. Crude Oil Futures Held by Producers, Merchants at Nine-Year High

Short positions in West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures contracts held by producers or merchants totaled more than 540,000 contracts as of October 11, 2016, the most since 2007, according to data from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

Working Smarter, Not Harder: How Companies Are Setting New Energy Goals

It’s no secret that companies use goals to push their businesses in a positive direction. Whether it’s about creating more value or reducing impacts, goals provide focus, direction, and a sense of urgency. Recently, a wave corporate, climate-related goals, such as renewable energy and emissions-reductions targets, have grabbed the public’s attention.

Dream Big: Decarbonization Key to Utilities’ Future

Utilities are undergoing a fundamental transformation as they wrestle with the challenges of climate change. The earth is warming and that can cause large, potentially hazardous changes in the climate and weather and have a widespread impact on human and natural systems. Show More Summary

“Clean Coal,” Explained

Perhaps, amid the nail-biting drama of the second presidential debate, you caught Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump make a quick and passing reference to “clean coal”, offhandedly stating that coal “could last a thousand years in this country.”

How Habitat III Will Kickstart a Revolution in Cities

Habitat III – the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, which took place in Ecuador's capital, Quito, last week – solved the question of how cities can meet the needs of their expanding populations while at the same time being inclusive and sustainable.

Government Cooperation and the New Urban Agenda

It has been an exciting, action-packed first few days of Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador, where discussion ranges from resilience in informal settlements to data metrics for the world’s megacities. Much of the discourse so far has touched on the link between the Paris Agreement and the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), many of which have not yet been explored.

Google Fiber Reins It In

Google and its Alphabet parent is apparently not quite as hot on fiber as it once was.  According to this post yesterday on Google Fiber's blog, they are retrenching and pausing their plans to move into some new cities.  The division is apparently letting go some 9% of its workforce, and the head of the company's […]

Wednesday Roundup: FirstLight, Colt, Juniper, Akamai

A customer win, an expansion, and two earnings reports:... [visit site to read more]

Is It Possible for Electric Vehicles to Displace the Internal Combustion Engine?

As electric vehicles would make "dramatic" inroads into the car market, they could have noticeable effect on traditional cars that run on petroleum and the internal combustion engine.

Retailers Take a Stand Regarding Thanksgiving

Despite protests from workers, many national retail chains have launched Black Friday sales earlier and earlier in recent years. While Thanksgiving Day was once reserved for feasting and family time, retailers have been reluctant to sacrifice market share and give competitors a head start during the most profitable days of the season. Show More Summary

AT&T deal: Telcos still look to media companies to save them

This article was authored by Lachlan Colquhoun, and was originally posted on AT&T’s mega offer to buy Time Warner looks more defensive than transforming.  If it spends more than $120 billion on acquisitions in two years, can the telco survive and service that much debt?... [visit site to read more]

Australia In Danger Of Missing Out On Solar Thermal

The latest IEA renewable market report conspicuously failed to mention Australia in it's list of desert-rich countries in developing solar thermal power - Australia In Danger Of Missing Out On Solar Thermal And Storage. The latest mid-term...Show More Summary

Vodafone fined £4.6 million for failing customers

Vodafone will be fined £4,625,000 by Ofcom for serious and sustained breaches of consumer protection rules. The penalty is the result of two investigations into Vodafone completed by Ofcom today. One investigation found that 10,452 pay-as-you-go customers lost out when Vodafone failed to credit their accounts after they paid to ‘top-up’ their mobile phone credit. The […]

IEA: Renewables largest source of installed power capacity in the world

The IEA has released their Medium-Term Renewable Market Report - IEA raises its five-year renewable growth forecast as 2015 marks record year. The International Energy Agency said today that it was significantly increasing its five-year growth forecast for renewables thanks to strong policy support in key countries and sharp cost reductions. Show More Summary

India continues to baffle with rising steel output and lagging consumption

The steel industry in India continues to be a baffling box of contradictions. While Indian steelmakers are ramping up newly installed capacities and increasing output, Indian consumers remain stubbornly unmoved about consuming all that local steelmakers are making. Show More Summary

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