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TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 16 - 22 July 2016

3 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Thermonuclear bomb blast? Love this photograph - a microburst during a thunderstorm over Phoenix. You can see a video by clicking here. Reminiscent of some of those H-bomb tests in the Pacific Ocean in the 1950s. Wow! Enjoy this week's summary. User's Guide - if you are new to...

DevOps Can Bridge the Gap Between Technology and Culture

Business leaders, managers and supervisors should pay attention to the state of DevOps, especially in the tech industry. DevOps gives companies opportunities to improve many aspects of software development. A recent study touts how DevOps has an unintended consequence: Tech firms improve organizational performance across all departments. Show More Summary

Networking Choices in the IoT World

Networking IoT devices will be a massive undertaking, and there is room for more than one approach.

Thursday Twofer Videos: 'The Importance of a Water Ethic' & 'A Conversation on an American Water Ethic'

3 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

I stumbled across this short (just under 13 minutes), inspirational video on water ethics featuring Cynthia Barnett, Jeremy J. Schmidt, Christiana Z. Peppard, Jane Elder, Dorene Day, Rick Kyte, and Josephine Mandamin. The video is courtesy of the Center for Humans and Nature 'Fostering a Water Ethic' project. Here is...

Are You Really Ready to Conduct Job Interviews?

As a business professional, chances are you may have to participate in a job interview on behalf of your employer sometime during your career. This is especially true when you reach a managerial or supervisory position and need to question job seekers who want to work for you. Show More Summary

The Climate Change Secret In The Great Trees

How ancient sequoias may hold a key to reversing climate change; The massive, ancient trees were once thought to be vulnerable to drought and fire. But now, scientists are attempting to clone and replant them all over the world to absorb...Show More Summary

Solar Makes A Home’s Value Grow

Increase Your Home’s Value with Solar Panels; Consider installing a home solar system to save money on utility bills and boost your home’s value. Shelley Stonebrook, August/September 2016 (Mother Earth News) “…Installing a home solar...Show More Summary

Wind In The Stock Market

New Wind Energy Stock Debuts on NASDAQ... Jeff Seigel, July 19, 2016 (Wealth Daily) “…[$7 trillion is] expected to flow into the clean technologies space…[because] the rapid decrease in production costs for wind and solar…[is] allowing...Show More Summary

Doc Brown Lives! Flux Capacitor Is World’s Fastest Car

The Flux Capacitor is now the world’s fastest street-legal electric car; Jonny Smith's Flux Capacitor just set a sub-10 second 1/4 mile time at the drag strip. Jonathan M. Gitlin, July 19, 2016 (Ars Technica) “Jonny Smith's Flux Capacitor...Show More Summary

EHS Software Market a ‘Booming Growth Segment’

The global environment, health and safety software market will exceed $1.4 billion in 2020, up from $932 million in 2016, according to forecast by Verdantix. The market will grow at an 11 percent compound annual growth rate over the next 5 years reflecting economic growth, industry dynamics, and private equity investments. Software suppliers such as […]

3 Steps from NAEM for a Successful EHS Software Selection

While using an EHS software system can generate multiple benefits, selecting a solution in the first place takes time and effort. However, if not conducted properly this process can have costly consequences.

Tesla's Master Plan, Part 2

Elon Musk has a great blog post up outlining Tesla's updated plan for the future - Master Plan, Part Deux. From the point of view of this blog, Musk is the most important person on the planet as he's been the most successful at accelerating...Show More Summary

We Need a Lorry-Load of Energy Savings; in the new ECO, the UK Government Delivers a Hatchback

The United Kingdom was once a world leader in energy savings. We proved that investing in buildings, insulating lofts, and switching to efficient boilers, motors, and lighting created jobs, saved money, and lowered the environmental costs of energy systems. Show More Summary

Property Taxes: Still Taxing

Increases in project costs due to property taxes and/or a developer’s inability to secure a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) can make or break the economics of commercial and small utility-scale projects. According to a report written...Show More Summary

Europe Increasingly Dependent on Oil Imports, Above All from Russia

European dependence on oil imports has grown from 76% in 2000 to over 88% in 2014. The EU spends some €215 bn on oil imports, over 5 times as much as gas imports (€40 bn). Russia is the biggest supplier: dependence on Russia has grown from 22% in 2001 to 30% in 2015. Show More Summary

U.S. Electric System is Made Up of Interconnections and Balancing Authorities

Electricity generated at power plants moves through a complex network of electricity substations, power lines, and distribution transformers before it reaches customers. In the United States, the power system consists of more than 7,300...Show More Summary

White House Announces Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative

President Obama has announced the Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative, following through on commitments made at the White House’s 2015 National Clean Energy Summit. This highly anticipated initiative will help support energy efficiency improvements and deployment of renewable energy for homeowners across the United States.

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