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Preparing for Paris: What to Expect from the U.N.'s 2015 Climate Change Conference (Richard Tol)

Richard Tol In late November world leaders will gather in Paris at the United Nations Climate Change Conference for what is viewed as the last great chance for a sweeping international agreement to limit carbon dioxide emissions. The...Show More Summary

Thankful for the Light

This is the United States in the 1930s: Although nearly 90 percent of urban dwellers had electricity by the 1930s, only ten percent of rural dwellers did. Private utility companies, who supplied electric power to most of the nation's consumers, argued that it was too expensive to string electric lines to isolated rural farmsteads. Show More Summary

Banks Support Environmental Risk Management Program

The Natural Capital Declaration has launched an environmental risk management program, which develops methodologies and tools to map natural capital risks across lending and investment portfolios and to help embed them in credit risk assessments. Show More Summary

Use Twitter to Get a Job Offer

Landing your dream job is difficult, but modern tools make it much easier to identify job openings and connect with prospective employers. As part of your job search, you should be setting up social media profiles and using them to grow your network. Show More Summary

The smart building leading the wave of IoT adoption

22 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

“Internet of Things” technology has a wide range of applications from precision agriculture to a smart city and even a smart building. Like so much with IoT, what a smart building currently lacks  is a concrete, widely accepted definition. The definition most agreed upon by the industry is a building with some degree of automation. That […]


New polls: Americans love solar more than any other type of energy; Two new polls show that support for renewables is on the rise across demographic divides Herman K. Trabish, April 15, 2015 (Utility Dive) click to enlarge Recent numbers...Show More Summary


100% NEW ENERGY GRID CAN BE STABLE An All Wind, Water, and Solar Grid Will Be Stable Without Batteries Charles Q. Choi, 23 Novmber 2015 (IEEE Spectrum) “The U.S. electrical grid could rely completely on solar, wind, and water power,Show More Summary

It's Okay to Say No

"No" is one of the first words you learn in childhood, but that authoritative word gradually disappears from your vocabulary as you enter the workforce. You may be reluctant to say "no" because you want to distinguish yourself as a reliable team player. Show More Summary

At GEN15, Network Operators Stepped Their Game

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Metro Ethernet Forum's GEN15 conference in Dallas, Texas as a media sponsor. Software-defined Networking, Network Functions Virtualization, and Lifecycle Service Orchestration were the big buzzphrases just as they were last year. But there was a distinct difference in the air.... [visit site to read more]

Radical Rethink: The Birth of Circular Manufacturing

Capitalizing on the significant new business opportunities offered by circular economics can be best realized by developing three key approaches: shifting from asset owning models to service based ones, utilizing the Internet of Things technology to track products and materials and developing strong take back systems. Show More Summary

Apples-to-apples: The potential of energy storage to displace natural gas

Those considering energy storage can now compare the cost effectiveness of each technology on an apples-to-apples basis. An in-depth study from investment bank Lazard in conjunction with Enovation Partners, Levelized Cost of StorageShow More Summary

Update: More Citizens Broadband Radio Rules Set to Take Effect

Back in May we reported on the opening up of the 3.5 GHz (3550-3700 MHz) band for a wide variety of new uses, making it the new home of the new Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). While some of the new (or modified) rules governing that band took effect last July, a number didn’t, thanks … Continue Reading

US Retail Sales Fell Below Predictions

U.S. retail sales fell below the anticipated 0.3 percent rise in October 2015. The actual 0.1 percent climb has retailers wondering what to anticipate during the 2015 holiday shopping season. A steep general increase in consumer spending...Show More Summary

AMS-IX Teams Up With ChinaCache For Mainland IX

AMS-IX has found another new market to export its internet exchange model to, and it's kind of a potentially big one. They've entered into a strategic agreement with ChinaCache through which what is being billed as the first IX in mainland China will be built and operated.... [visit site to read more]

Leveraging IoT to Improve EHS Management

The internet of things is already being used to drive cost savings and improve efficiencies across industries including waste and water management, green building, farming and oil and gas. Now connected devices are coming to environment, health and safety. These include smart sensors and other equipment used to collect and monitor EHS data, for example. […]

Nokia and Oi to launch IoT lab in Brazil 

Nokia Networks and Portugal Telecom-owned mobile operator Oi will partner in the development of Internet of Things (IoT) projects in Brazil.Both companies will be working jointly on initiatives focused on LTE-M technologies (a 4G specification developed for machine connectivity), at a facility to be launched in the first quarter of 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. […]

Avaya IP Office Through the Years – From Inception in 2002 to Today

The business phone system has evolved exponentially over a relatively short period of time, growing from a basic tool for inter-office and conference connection and communication less than two decades ago, to an comprehensive multi-channel communication system with an ever-growing suite of advanced features and capabilities today. In fact, consider that in just over ten years [...]

5 Greatest TED Talks on IoT 

I’ve gathered together five of my favorite TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) talks highlighting various aspects of the Internet of Things. The speakers below cover a wide range of topics including how to design clothing and architecture...Show More Summary

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