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Are Loan Guarantees the Right Answer for Catalyzing Development of CDR Solutions?

The USDA recently announced a $91M loan guarantee for Cool Planet’s biofuel and biochar facility in Louisiana. Loan guarantees from the US government are a critical way for early stage companies to reduce their cost of capital for capital-intensive projects. read more

China Seizes Opportunity to Fill Its Petroleum Reserve. Should Others?

China is apparently snapping up cheap oil cargoes to fill its strategic petroleum reserve. That might make sense for the US, too, if it was earmarked for new regional SPRs, rather than refilling the existing one on the Gulf. The Wall St. Show More Summary

Joshua Newton's Water Jobs and More! - 29 October 2014

21 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Josh is back with more jobs and stuff! I knew he would come through on National Cat Day! The pictured feline is my Galahad (aka G-had), seeking breakfast, not a job. These posts are archived here. 1) Senior WASH Consultant - UNICEF (New York): Download Senior_WASH_Consultant_TOR 2) Consultant: Environnemental &...

Lockheed’s fusion sales pitch

Please count me as an extreme skeptic on the possibility of anything useful coming from the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works fusion project described in the below commercial. The only explanation I can think of for the recent hype and attention...Show More Summary

TDG: U.S. broadband homes continue to cut the pay-TV cord

Whether it is Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime, it's clear that consumers have a plethora of online video choices they can access via their broadband lines.

Level 3, tw telecom deal clears FCC and stockholder approvals

Level 3 Communications cleared two major decisions in its move to acquire tw telecom, announcing that both the FCC and the stockholders of both companies have approved its acquisition of the competitive provider.

Is Renewable Energy Less Effective Than Energy Efficiency at Reducing CO2 Emissions?

The policies to implement worldwide renewable energy build-outs are, as of yet, far from sufficient to reduce global CO2 emissions. At the same time, I believe these policies are yielding significant adverse results regarding economic competitiveness. read more

AT&T brings U-verse service to Adams County, Mississippi

AT&T may have focused a lot of its broadband attention on driving 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services into more communities, but its move to bring its fiber-to-the-node (FTTN)-based U-verse service to Adams County, Mississippi, shows it is not slowing down its traditional U-verse strategy.

Cox Communications to bring 1 Gig service to Virginia

Cox Communications is capitalizing on the growing 1 Gbps it decided to take part in by announcing that Virginia will be the next market where it will deliver the fiber-based broadband service.

Flexible Pollution Rules can Boost the Economy: 5 Reasons Why

Nobody likes being told what to do. Gina McCarthy, head of Environmental Protection Agency, knows that. So she asked her agency to craft a plan that leaves it up to states to shape their energy future – as long as they cut carbon emissions from power plants. read more

CenturyLink taps Liberty Global, Covad exec Aamir Hussain to be new CTO

CenturyLink has appointed Aamir Hussain as its new executive vice president and CTO, taking over the role from Matt Beal, who left the company in April to become Vodafone's innovation and architecture director.

NTU to build region’s first renewable energy integration demonstration micro-grid

23 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU Singapore) will be building a hybrid micro-grid which will integrate multiple large-scale renewable energy sources. The first in the region, the hybrid micro-grid will test and demonstrate...Show More Summary

Less CO2, More Profit? Absolutely!

I find it difficult to believe that even in this day and age that companies still need to be provided with incentives to ensure that they are operating in a carbon-friendly manner. If your moral compass isn’t guiding you, then the driver should at least be to ensure your organizations’ business continuity and profitability. Several organizations […]

Want Green Power? Try Community Choice Aggregation

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) or municipal aggregation, is defined as an energy policy that can promote distributed and/or renewables generation through community-based contracts with electricity suppliers. The community acts as an aggregator, and residents within it are automatically part of that CCA. read more

Granite, AT&T extend wholesale agreement through 2017

Granite Telecommunications has reached an agreement to extend its commercial agreement with AT&T through 2017, a move that will give it confidence to continue supplying its POTS voice and other data services to its business customer...

Tata Intros New Take on Cloud Networking

Just about all network operators these days are looking to hook up the cloud, introducing new ecosystems and programs targeted on the new opportunities out there. Tata did the same this morning with a ‘comprehensive cloud enablement platform’ called IZO, but with a new twist. This one featured an ecosystem of 13 other network operators […]

Internet of Things

By now you probably have heard about the “Internet of Things” and its potential to change how we live, play and work.  Granted, it has become the most hyped buzz word replacing the Smart Grid and Big Data in my view. It’s kind of like vampires being out and zombies being in when it comes to TV shows and movies. Show More Summary

How Would We Provide Enough Energy For 11 Billion People?

Due to a slowing of birth rates, predictions of a world of 12 billion by 2100 or sooner seemed to be wrong. Population estimates in the last decade, including from the United Nations, began to focus on an eventual plateau around 9 billion. But now it appears those lower forecasts might have been too optimistic. read more

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