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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

What Americans for Prosperity Gets Wrong About the Ex Im Bank

Ted Jones The following is a guest post by Ted Jones, Director of International Supplier Relations for NEI.A spokesperson for Americans for Prosperity told The Hill last week that Congress should allow the U.S. Export-Import Bank to expire when its authorization ends in June. Show More Summary

The logic of telco M&As

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on Hutchison acquired O2. BT acquired EE. Years ago Hutchison sold  Orange that is a part of EE, and BT divested O2. Nokia acquires Alcatel-Lucent and becomes the second largest network vendor, i.e. a business it planned to divest for some years. These are […]

LANhome TECHnologies Takes Automation to the Next Level

19 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

The Internet of Things (IoT) and connected devices have become household names in the last few years. Today, many have a device or two which can be accessed through mobile and web applications. LANhomeTECH looks to help users take full advantage of the potential of these devices, harnessing the power of the cloud. While nearly […]

Agriculture demand sows discord in US diesel markets

We all notice how natural disasters impact commodity values, whether it’s a hurricane immediately raising gasoline prices at the pump, or  snow storms leading to an uptick in demand for heating oil. Take the Midwest for example. Wet weather has delayed spring planting, resulting in a build of diesel stocks in the Midwest, feeble agricultural […]

USDA Program Aims to Help Agricultural Producers Cut Emissions

Agricultural producers can reduce net emissions and enhance carbon sequestration by more than 120 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent per year — about 2 percent of economy-wide net greenhouse emissions — by 2025 by participating in a US Department of Agriculture initiative that aims to address climate change. Building on the creation of the […]

CO2 Solutions Completes Carbon Capture Pilot Testing

CO2 Solutions’ carbon capture process shows potential for CO2 capture that may be better than existing conventional capture technologies, according to results of the pilot testing of the process, completed by the company and the University of North Dakota’s Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) in January. In addition, the tests showed CO2 Solutions’ technology […]

Alder Acquires Gasmet Technologies Oy

Alder, a Nordic growth capital investor, has acquired Gasmet Technologies Oy, a manufacturer of gas monitoring equipment in the environmental instrumentation sector, for an undisclosed sum. Gasmet’s products are employed globally in regulatory monitoring, process control and environmental/safety applications. Show More Summary

Telus Details Investment Plans for Calgary, Greater Montréal, and Ontario

Canada’s No. 2 carrier, Telus, is busy upgrading its infrastructure across the country. Recently, we’ve seen several announcements from Telus covering multiple geographical areas, such as Ontario, greater Montréal, and Calgary, following announcements of a network upgrade scheduled for British Columbia and Alberta. Show More Summary

Earnings Preview: Level 3’s Integration Kicks Into High Gear

On Wednesday morning, Level 3 will report its first quarter earnings.  Hence, as has been our custom on this site, here is a quick preview of what to expect.  This will be Level 3's first full quarter with the tw telecom business added in, and I expect to see significant integration expenses in advance of […]

Google Partners with Ray-Ban/Oakley for the Future of Glass

Google Glass is not dead, far from it in fact, as reports indicate a more consumer friendly version of Google’s eyewear project is already in the works, and this time the company will make a concerted effort to overcome the barriers that hampered societal integration, adoption, and acceptance the first time around. Taking a page [...]

Oomi smart home gear improves security, comfort, and entertainment

21 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

You might recognize the Oomi name from a story we did on the gear back in January of this year. I’m not sure what happened on that first crowd-sourced funding campaign for the gear, presumably it didn’t raise the funds it needed. The Oomi product is back now and it offers the same promise of […]

Global Energy Trends and Implications for India: Carbon Intensity of Electricity Stagnating but Efficiency, Renewables Can Change That

The global energy system is in a period of rapid transformation: electricity plays an ever more important role, as do renewables, distributed generation and electric vehicles. New technologies and business models are disrupting and challenging a traditionally risk-averse and slow-moving industry. read more

Jovago Meetup Held in Lahore

“ is an enterprise that aspires to support and promote the tourism industry in Pakistan. Unfortunately, tourism in Pakistan has been on a decline for years and at the moment Pakistan is getting only ten percent of the total...Show More Summary

The significance of the physical and the benefits of oil barrels: Petrodollars

Ned Molloy explains the benefits of having ownership of physical barrels — and how companies that do so are still competing in trading with those armed only with information — in this week’s Oilgram News column, Petrodollars.   In the crude oil trading world, having ownership of physical barrels is prized for the information it […]

Ramblings Jobs: Logix

Two new job listings this past week on the Ramblings Jobs board from down in Texas to go with four others already on the books.  If that sounds familiar, it's because it is.... [visit site to read more]

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