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Energy Politics is Often More About Location than Party

Massachusetts has a large influence on energy policy making. Even without any congressmen or senators on key committees and without any large energy corporations in the state, it is the home of the Secretary of Energy, the EPA Administrator, and the acting FERC chairman. read more

ZDHC Group Publishes Audit Protocol Report

The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Group is developing and testing a comprehensive environmental audit protocol tool that will be used to ensure continuous strong environmental performance and improvement throughout the supply chain. Show More Summary

Writers Guild of America East opposes Internet fast lanes

The Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) has made clear its opposition to any form of Internet fast lane.

Goldman Sachs Supports Methane Policy: Why It Matters

Good energy policy ideas can come from all corners, and Wall Street is no exception. Goldman Sachs recently served up a powerful case for action on methane in a stroke of market logic grounded in data. In a recent report, the investment bank argues that environmental regulation is more than a necessary evil when it […]

Alcatel-Lucent in Action: a year of progress and look to the future

By: Severine Lebre-Badre, VP Communications, PR & Corporate Sustainability, Alcatel-Lucent “Alcatel-Lucent in Action” is the story of one year of action to transform our company and position it for innovation and growth. In June 2013,...Show More Summary

MORE CLIMATE CHANGE, MORE KIDNEY STONES

Hot weather, climate change raise risk of painful health condition Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, July 10, 2014 (CBS News) “The hotter it gets, the more people seek treatment for kidney stones, according to a new study that also predicts climate...Show More Summary

NEW ENERGY INVESTMENT FUNDS RISING

Alternative-Energy Funds See Renewed Buying by Investors; The Sector Has Been Posting Gains Again, After Big Losses Erin McCarthy, July 6, 2014 (Wall Street Journal) “While the boom in U.S. natural gas has generated excitement amongShow More Summary

Choice Hotels gives Comcast Business a thumbs up

Although it's unlikely they'll be unveiling any "Brian Roberts Slept Here" signs, Choice Hotels has given Comcast Business a thumbs up as a "qualified technology provider" that can be used by any of the company's 5,000 franchise properties in the U.S.

HOW NEW ENERGY HELPS ENERGY SYSTEM CYBER-SECURITY

Fact Check: Wind Plant Owners Are Leaders In Cyber-Security And Grid Reliability David Ward, July 4, 2014 (American Wind Energy Association) “…Cyber-security in the energy industry is an important news story…that has little to nothing...Show More Summary

HOW TO PROTECT CAP-AND-TRADE

Three Reforms to Protect California's Cap-and-Trade Policy July 8, 2014 (Energy Institute at Haas/U.C. Berkeley) "California’s landmark cap-and-trade system for regulating greenhouse gases could be vulnerable to price spikes and market...Show More Summary

Network-Connected Electronics Wasted the Equivalent of 133 Coal Plants Last Year

Last year, there was a missed opportunity to save the amount of energy produced by 133 mid-size coal-fired power plants. And it did not involve adjusting thermostats or turning off lights. Instead, the 400 terawatt-hours of wasted energy globally were sucked up by network-enabled devices. read more

Dell’s Flexible Work Programs Save $12M, Reduce GHGs

Dell’s Connected Workplace program helped the company avoid 6,700 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions last year. The flexible work program — Dell says popular work arrangements include job sharing, variable work hours and working from home full-time, part-time or just occasionally as the need arises — also saved the company an additional $12 million […]

Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Energy Storage via Batteries

This article will gather some data about TEC community views on the global average internalized cost of using batteries as a primary energy storage mechanism. Please add your opinion so we can gather a statistically significant sample and get a meaningful indication of the consensus (or lack thereof). read more

Colorado school district to get access to 1G private dedicated network

Thirty schools and administration buildings in the Weld County School District in Colorado are getting access to a 1 Gbps private dedicated network as part of a build completed by Boulder, Colo.-based Zayo Group.

Connecticut union boss backs AT&T-Frontier deal

CWA Local 1298 President William Henderson III has done an about-face and now says he supports AT&T's sale of landline and U-verse businesses to Frontier Communications.

Yates v. United States

Bradley J. Bondi, Joseph J. Bial, Lex Urban, Christopher Jones, Ilya Shapiro, Trevor Burrus While commercial fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, John Yates had his catch inspected by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission for whether it complied with size restrictions. Show More Summary

With Agility, Ciena Makes An SDN Play for the WAN

I’m always thinking of 100G when I read about Ciena, but they’ve been making a big move into the SDN world lately. Yesterday they unveiled a new prong of that attack with the release of their Agility portfolio. … [visit site to read more]

ISIS Threatens Iraq's Oil Upside

Last month's blitzkrieg advance of Al Qaeda spinoff ISIS in northwestern Iraq rattled global oil markets and politicians. Yet even as the rebel offensive appears to stall, the escalation of risk in Iraq and its neighbors could affect geopolitics, oil supplies and fuel prices for the rest of the decade. read more

Environmental Leader Introduces Editorial Advisory Board

Environmental Leader LLC has assembled a group of experts from across the environmental, energy and sustainability industries, including end-users, vendors, consultants and academics, that will advise on the editorial direction of its...Show More Summary

NEI's Lipman Testifies on Future of International Civilian Nuclear Cooperation

Dan Lipman The following is a guest post from Dan Lipman, Executive Director, Policy Development and Supplier Programs at the Nuclear Energy Institute. Prior to his stint at NEI, Dan was responsible for managing the global deployment of new power plants at Westinghouse. Show More Summary

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