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Lightower to Buy Fibertech

We have a major M&A move in the metro fiber space, and no it does not involve Zayo. In a transaction announced today, Lightower and Fibertech will be merging in an all cash deal.... [visit site to read more]

Supreme Court Leaves Room for State Regulation of Natural Gas Sales

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the federal Natural Gas Act does not preempt the field of state antitrust regulation of natural gas prices, which means states can apply their own policies to natural gas sales as long as those policies do not conflict with federal law. read more

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 27 April 2015

6 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Elaine reports a snowstorm last Saturday in Reno - ah, yes, springtime! Lots of seismicity items this week. Please think of the Nepalese and give to the charity of your choice. Here are some suggestions from Charity Navigator. I am donating to MercyCorps. Do you know of a colleague and/or...

A 60W-equivalent LED bulb under $5 BEFORE rebates? A 2-for-1 special sale? Yes please! 

There’s a kind of Moore’s Law for LED bulbs. Every year, they get better, cheaper, lighter, more efficient… The latest offering comes from Philips, who decided to create a 60-watt equivalent LED bulbs and sell it for just $4.97 without utility rebates, making it the most affordable big brand 60-watt LED bulbs on the market. […]

The Energy Gang: Why Renewables Can't Be Stopped [PODCAST]

After a dip in global clean energy spending, the world saw a record $310 billion invested in solar, wind, storage and efficiency. Yearly investment levels are still below what IEA estimates are needed to address climate change, the increase shows that appetite for funding projects and companies is increasing. read more

Birch expands MPLS service footprint, enhances delivery experience

Birch Communications is enhancing its multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) product with greater reach and the addition of new service delivery elements for existing and new business customers.

The Climate Courage of Pope Francis

Patrick J. Michaels Kudos to Pope Francis for calling a conference, scheduled for tomorrow, emphasizing the moral dimensions of climate change. It’s about time we took a clear and sober look at an issue that can cause so much harm to...Show More Summary

Transitioning from Worker to Manager

Taking on a position as a new manager can be a tricky transition when promoting from within the office. Adjust to the management transition by recognizing the strengths of your employees, and create an open work environment so your co-workers do not feel threatened by your new role. Show More Summary

Methane Leaks: The Opportunity Paris Climate Negotiators Can’t Afford To Miss

When countries meet in Paris for the United Nations climate talks later this year, their representatives will come armed with the best data, research and ideas on how to reach a climate agreement and avert catastrophic climate change. But a new report from Rhodium Group, commissioned by Environmental Defense Fund, shows that countries have so far been […]

Quick Tips for Making the Best Impression

As conventional wisdom goes, you only have one chance to make a first impression. During a job interview, your first impression can be the difference between success and rejection. By making a conscious effort to improve your appearance and actions, you can sail through the first interview hurdle. Show More Summary

Internalized Costs Results from the Seeking Consensus Project

The results are finally in regarding the internalized cost estimates that have been collected over the course of the Seeking Consensus project. Please feel free to have a good look at the various data, and be sure to join in the discussion of the results. read more

Learning to create the Internet of Your Things at Build 2015

During Microsoft Convergence 2015, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the Azure IoT Suite – the integrated offering uses Azure capabilities to connect devices and other “things,” capture and integrate the data they generate, and analyze and present it as usable information. By simplifying the complexities of implementing solutions, it’s one more way we’re working to […]

We're Using Natural Gas All Wrong for the Climate

Instead of substituting natural gas directly for coal in the power generation sector we should rather use it to displace electricity in end uses. Attention to this issue by policy makers can save untold gigatons of carbon dioxide emissions over the coming decades. read more

Despite Drought San Francisco Uses Drinking Water to Heat Hundreds of Buildings

As California enters its fourth year of a historic drought, the city of San Francisco is using drinking water to heat city hall and 170 other nearby buildings, CBS reports. The 80-year-old system heats water to make steam, which then provides heat to city hall and the other buildings. City hall reuses most of its […]

Embracing Big Data is a Must for Successful HR Departments

In the years since Big Data made its appearance in the mainstream consciousness, individual businesses have begun to integrate it into standard operating procedures. Human resources departments, in particular, benefit from data-driven systems. Show More Summary

Ferry Operator Improves Efficiency 12%, Enrolls in AkzoNobel Carbon Credits Program

Spanish ferry operator Baleària has signed up to AkzoNobel’s carbon credits program. The company has enrolled its passenger ferry Martin i Soler into the program, which financially rewards ship owners by enabling them to generate income in the form of carbon credits earned by reducing CO2 emissions. The program was developed in 2014 in conjunction […]

Walmart Cuts 17.4M Metric Tons of GHGs from Global Supply Chain

Walmart is on track to eliminate 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its global supply chain by the end of 2015. Through its partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund, Walmart has helped its suppliers reduce GHG emissions by more than 17.4 metric tons by the end of 2014, compared to the 2010 […]

Linde Group Subsidiary to Blend, Distribute Low GWP Refrigerants

Technische Gase und Gasetechnik (TEGA), a subsidiary of the Linde Group, has signed an agreement with AS Trust & Holdings to blend the ASHRAE-listed hydrocarbon refrigerants HCR188C/R441A and HCR188C/R443A. TEGA, based in Wurzburg, Germany, will have exclusive blending rights within the European Union. Work is underway for the TEGA blending facility to be ETL safety […]

Paragon’s Transportation Software Lowers Grocer’s Mileage, Cuts CO2 Emissions

Paragon Software Systems’ routing and scheduling optimization software has helped Sainsbury’s save 142,245 gallons of fuel across four sites, cut CO2 emissions by 3.1 million pounds and reduce overall travel distance by 3.8 percent annually. Show More Summary

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