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Could Wi-Fi be cable's next revenue savior?

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.

New Development in Demand Response Ruling Signals Possible Supreme Court Review

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 plans to lay 800-900 new fiber miles in 2015, fuels 1 Gig expansion

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.

Problems with $17 Trillion, Save-the-Planet Headlines

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 serves up 75 Mbps U-verse broadband speed tier

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.

EPA’s Smog Standards Hit the Mark; Here’s Why

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

Big Data and the Internet of Things: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

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

AGU 2014: Quantifying the Mismatch between Climate Projections and Observations

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 Adds Six Substances to REACH Candidate List

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 […]

As Canada's New Energy Sheriff Shakes Things Up, Credibility is Imperative

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

Closing the loop with IP/Optical Integration

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

Increasing Private Sector Involvement in the International Climate Negotiations

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

Solar will make up less than 1 percent of electricity generation in the U.S. in 2015

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 ?

3 Climate Lessons From Lima

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

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