Cable operators have come to a crossroad. The growing popularity of online video services continues to erode their bread-and-butter video base, but Wi-Fi has emerged as a new revenue source.
Demand response pays customers to conserve energy when the electric grid is stressed. With demand response, people and technology help meet energy demand. This is good news for the customers who pay less, the environment via reductions in emissions, and the electric grid by making it more efficient. read more
TDS Telecom has set an aggressive plan to expand its fiber network with plans to lay 800-900 miles of cable in 2015, a build that will support its ongoing deployment of 1 Gbps capable fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services.
Bloomberg news recently ran an article on conventional Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology titled “We Now Know How to Save the Planet. For $17.6 Trillion.” While “saving the planet” sounds great and “$17.6 trillion” sounds absurdly large, both claims are probably incorrect. read more
AT&T may have created a lot of buzz with its 1 Gbps deployments in Austin, Texas, and Charlotte, N.C., but the launch of its 75 Mbps U-verse tier illustrates that it's just as motivated to expand its existing fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) service base.
The EPA recently released much-awaited, tighter standards for smog pollution, common-sense protections that will save lives and safeguard human health from one of the nation’s most ubiquitous air pollutants – ozone. As expected, it took but a few hours before critics lashed out, while ignoring key facts behind EPA’s proposal. Here are five reasons I believe EPA is on […]
A utility in the making: The municipalization of Boulder, Colorado; “The things that need to be done are not rocket science but you need to know how to do them.” Herman K. Trabish: August 27, 2014 (Utility Dive) The City of Boulder,Show More Summary
Let’s kick this post off with a quick quiz. Read each statement below and determine if it’s referring to big data or the Internet of Things: Every minute, we send 204 million emails, generate 1.8 million Facebook likes, send 278 thousand tweets, and upload 200 thousand photos to Facebook. Is this statement about big data Continue reading ?
What happened to that national high voltage transmission system?; Clean Line, others still pioneering lines for remote renewables Herman K. Trabish | September 2, 2014 (Utility Dive) Once-bold calls for national high-capacity transmission to harvest abundant but remote U.S. Show More Summary
Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger, Patrick J. Michaels Global Science Report is a feature from the Center for the Study of Science, where we highlight one or two important new items in the scientific literature or the popular media. For broader...Show More Summary
ECHA has added six new SVHCs to the REACH Candidate List for authorization. Companies may have new legal obligations now that these substances are included in the list. Cadmium fluoride and cadmium sulphate are added to the Candidate List as being carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic for reproduction and are also identified as being of “equivalent level of concern based […]
Alberta is Canada’s energy powerhouse, home to the country’s natural gas reserves and many coal mines. As the country seeks to be a global energy power it needs the steward of its abundant resources to be viewed as the world’s best, and that responsibility falls on the newly formed Alberta Energy Regulator. read more
I've spent the last 17 years focused on Internet Protocol (IP) over various transport systems - wired (copper), wireless and optical. With the explosion of video, social media and other bandwidth hungry applications we've seen fiber moving closer and closer to the end user. Show More Summary
Simultaneous support and action from both business and government is difficult, especially with climate change and clean energy. The reality is often a chicken or the egg question of whether policy should come first and give business the confidence to invest, or whether business interests shape the policy. read more
Although solar is becoming an important part of the energy picture in the United States, it remains just a small portion of total electricity generation, according to a report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). According to the December 2014 Short-Term Energy Outlook, solar power generation will only make up about 0.6 percent of Continue reading ?
Climate change cannot be solved without leadership from heads of government, without immediate mitigation of near-term warming, and without cutting short-lived climate pollutants to complement the United Nations climate agreement. read more