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Shentel's wireline segment operating income drops to $3.8M

Shentel reported that its wireline segment operating income was $3.8 million, down both sequentially and year-over-year from $4.4 million in the first quarter of 2014 and $4 million in the second quarter of 2013 due to expected legacy declines.

BEEF WORSE FOR CLIMATE THAN CARS?

Global warming study raises the steaks; Latest research shows that eating less red meat would have a greater impact in cutting carbon emissions than giving up cars. Damian Carrington, 31 July 2014 (Mail & Guardian Africa) “Beef’s environmental...Show More Summary

SOLAR TO POWER THE WORLD

How many solar panels would it take to power Earth? What would a world powered by solar energy alone look like? According to one study, it would need to be enough solar panels to fill an area about the size of West Virginia. Amy Gleich,...Show More Summary

Consolidated's Q2 commercial sales rise 5.5%, but legacy declines continue to be a drag

Consolidated Communications reported that second-quarter data, video and Internet sales were a key revenue driver, rising to $69.5 million, but legacy declines offset total company growth. The company reported a 5.5 increase in commercial sales year-over-year.

MARINE LIFE LIKES OFFSHORE WIND

Seals flock to offshore wind farms to feed; "As far as we know this is the first study that's shown marine mammals feeding at wind farms," explained Deborah Russell. Brook Hays, July 21, 2014 (UPI) “…[M]arine life thrives on and about...Show More Summary

WORLD EMISSIONS TRADING PLANS

FACTBOX-Carbon trading schemes around the world Ben Garside, July 17, 2014 (Reuters) “...Around 40 countries and over 20 states, regions or cities have started or plan to begin emissions trading schemes or carbon taxes to put a price on emissions…Under cap-and-trade schemes, companies or countries face a carbon limit. Show More Summary

Costing Climate: It is All Relative

"Based on a leading aggregate damage estimate in the climate economics literature, a delay that results in warming of 3° Celsius above preindustrial levels, instead of 2°, could increase economic damages by approximately 0.9 percent of global output." read more

Biodiesel Market to Grow 8.1 Percent

The global biodiesel market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 8.1 percent between 2013 and 2018, according to a report by Research and Markets. According to the report, one prominent driver in the market is the advantage of using biodiesel over diesel, noting that the market is in need of a clean […]

Airbus Using Bees to Monitor Environmental Footprint

Airbus is using bees to help analyze the environmental footprint of its operations at Finkenwerder Airport in Hamburg, Germany, by keeping them on-site and analyzing their honey, according to the company. The bees collect pollen and nectar from plants across an approximately 12-square-kilometer area around the airport. The honey that is produced is then sent […]

NERA Study Predicts High Costs For Proposed Ozone Regulations

A study commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers states that the more stringent ozone standards proposed by the Obama Administration could reduce GDP by $270 billion per year and carry a compliance price tag of $2.2 trillion from 2017 to 2040. The NAM estimates the new standards would be the most expensive regulation the […]

The Cost of Inaction: New CEA Report

The Council of Economic Advisors just released an important analysis on the costs of delaying climate action. It follows on the heels of many other reports sounding the same alarm: climate change is here, it is very costly, and doing nothing to reduce dangerous carbon pollution runs intolerably high risks. read more

PepsiCo And The Nature Conservancy Partner For Sustainability

PepsiCo and The Nature Conservancy are joining forces to encourage consumers to recycle more often and to help protect sources of drinking water sources throughout the US. As part of a new five-year partnership called “Recycle for Nature,” PepsiCo will expand the availability of recycling bins in the US, beginning at gas stations and convenience […]

Arizona Public Service Flips Position on Solar

Arizona Public Service, a public utility that has fought for two years against solar systems – a fight that included an anti-solar campaign at the public’s expense – has now asked for permission to install its own residential systems and pay rent for the rooftops, according to Bloomberg. Arizona Public Service is seeking regulatory approval to […]

Coalition Urges Kraft Foods to Reduce Packaged Waste

A coalition of more than 20 public interest groups, sent a letter pressuring Kraft Foods to reduce its packaging waste. The group, calling themselves the Make It, Take It campaign, has asked Kraft to develop plans to design packaging from safe, sustainable materials using recycled content, while minimizing unnecessary packaging. The group also wants Kraft to […]

Shaw to Buy Viawest

Shaw Communications is making a big play in the western USA colo and cloud market place. Yesterday the Canadian MSO and network operator announced plans to purchase ViaWest in a dea worth $1.2B. … [visit site to read more]

Fuel Stability Problems Challenge FAME Biodiesel

Fuel stability woes challenge the increase of FAME (Fatty Acid Methyl Ester) biodiesel beyond the current B5, or 5% blend. Mercedes-Benz and some other original engine manufacturers (OEM’s) will not warranty their engines when blends of B6 or higher are used. read more

IMF Pushes for Higher Energy Taxes to Fight Climate Change

Energy prices should reflect the harmful and environmental side effects of using fossil fuels, particularly damage such as climate change and air pollution, the International Monetary Fund said in a book published Thursday. The IMF book “Getting Energy Prices Right: From Principle to Practice“argues energy prices in many countries are too low and are set at levels […]

T-Mobile Gets a Bid, But Not From Japan

Yes, a bid landed on the table for T-Mobile today from a foreign wireless carrier backed by a billionaire with a talent for disruption. But it wasn’t from Softbank and Masayoshi Son was not involved. The French carrier Iliad, which is backed by Xavier Niel, has come out of nowhere to offer … [visit site to […]

New York Opens Data on Thousands of Solar Projects

Solar companies and prospective commercial and residential customers can now view details of nearly 10,000 solar projects that have participated in New York’s open enrollment solar incentive programs over the past 10 years, including the ramp up of installations under the state’s NY-Sun initiative. The data is publicly available on Open NY, the state’s open […]

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