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Methane Mitigation Sector: EPA Actions Good for Industry, Will Curb Waste and Protect Communities

A rising chorus of companies in the oil and gas services sector are raising their voices in support of the smart idea to limit vast waste of methane taking place every day in the nation’s the oil and gas operations. These companies in the methane mitigation industry are experts in finding and fixing methane waste. read more

Should NRC spend time and money simplifying transition to decommissioning?

In the past three years, five nuclear reactors in the United States have permanently ceased operations and are in the process of transitioning to a decommissioning status. There is not a well defined process for making that transition and for applying appropriate, risk-informed regulations. Show More Summary

Sears Rolling Out Connected-Home Shops

Sears Holdings has begun rolling out Connected Solutions shops to 200 Sears and 300 Kmart stores around the country, and is planning a major demo-home prototype display in San Bruno, Calif. The shops are under 2,000 square feet and feature...Show More Summary

3 Ways Carbon Removal can Help Unlock the Promise of an All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy

An all-of-the-above energy strategy holds great potential to make our energy system more secure, inexpensive, and environmentally-friendly. Today’s approach to all-of-the-above, however, is missing a key piece: carbon dioxide removal. read more

Lutron Partners with IFTTT, Nest, Logitech, AT&T Digital Life, Apple

In 2013, Lutron Electronics announced a new line of ClearConnect RF products called Caseta, featuring lighting controls that were some 60-percent cheaper than Lutron’s full-featured RF products such as Radio Ra and HomeWorks. Beginning...Show More Summary

The Smart Grid transformation for power grid operators (VIDEO)

Communications are critical as distributed energy resources change the grid behavior. It is about both technology choices and connectivity management. Régis Hourdouillie explains what the drivers are. via The Smart Grid transformation...Show More Summary

Control your Nest with Google Now voice control

One of the best things I’ve purchased in a while was a Nest thermostat. It’s saved me money and made controlling the temperature in my home infinitely easier. The ability to change the temperature settings from anywhere (so long as I...Show More Summary

Key Smarthome Vendors Hint at Upcoming Official Apple HomeKit Launch

Some key vendors in the smarthome space have suggested that Apple is planning an official HomeKit launch, and sooner rather than later. While Apple announced HomeKit as part of iOS 8 back at WWDC, the company hasn’t said much about it since the initial announcement. Show More Summary

Texas Instruments – ZigBee Home Automation Gateway reference design from TI

A gateway is a bridge that connects wireless devices to the Internet. Texas Instruments’ Linux-based Home Automation Gateway enables remote monitoring and control of ZigBee® powered nodes and devices inside the home. The gateway reference...Show More Summary

Annual Webcaster Wake-Up Call! SoundExchange Reports and Payments Due Soon

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose - If you’re a webcaster, you’ve got until February 2 to wrap up your annual SoundExchange homework. Sigh. Every year brings us another year closer to death. It sure feels that way as we do our Webcaster Wake-Up Call for 2015 – the last year for the rates and terms set in the Webcasting III decision. Show More Summary

Cree is launching a ‘smart bulb’

Cree, which makes the No. 1-selling LED bulb, is entering the “smart bulb” market. The Durham-based LED lighting company announced Thursday that the Connected Cree LED Bulb will be available from Home Depot online and in stores later this month. Show More Summary

Defining the Internet of Things

Tech and mobility news this week includes broadband studies, Industrial Internet of Things, FiOS fiber network, and Windows 10.

Mobile firm CentraLite partners with Lowe’s Home Improvement to sell home automation devices

CentraLite Systems has inked a deal to sell its home automation devices in Lowe’s Home Improvement stores, the company said in a press release. The company will design, engineer and manufacture a number of products for Lowe’s Iris platform,...Show More Summary

Keeping PACE in Texas: Revitalizing Industry, Saving Water, Guiding Better Policy

As the Texas legislative session begins ramping up, I'm reminded of policies from that holistically benefited Texas, had bipartisan support, and brought unlikely allies together. It’s important to remember that no matter the politics, clean energy solutions make sense for Texas – economically and environmentally. read more

OPPO 2014: The Rise of Mobile Phone Innovation

In 2014, we saw rapid growth in the mobile phone market. OPPO currently occupies a unique position in the industry – since its entry into the market, OPPO has consistently strived to provide superior products and an enjoyable user experience while also demonstrating unparalleled innovation. Show More Summary

CLIMATE CHANGE ADVANCES DOOMSDAY CLOCK

Climate change inaction pushes 'doomsday clock' closest to midnight since 1984; Symbolic clock is now at three minutes to apocalypse, the darkest hour for humanity since the cold war Suzanne Goldenberg, 22 January 2015 (UK Guardian) “The...Show More Summary

JAPAN PLAN TO FLOAT SOLAR

Solar Panels Floating on Water Will Power Japan's Homes; More solar power plants are being built on water, but is this such a good idea? Bryan Lufkin, January 16, 2015 (National Geographic) "…[F]loating solar structures have been announced...Show More Summary

GERMAN OCEAN WIND BOOMING

Germany more than doubled its offshore wind power capacity in 2014 January 19, 2015 (ZME Science) “In 2014, Germany installed 543 offshore wind turbines, reaching a capacity of 2.35 gigawatts (GW), getting closer to their plans of having...Show More Summary

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