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Honeywell’s UOP Launches Wastewater Treatment System

Honeywell has launched an integrated bioreactor system to remove organic and inorganic contaminants from a wide range of industrial wastewater streams. Honeywell’s UOP XCeed bioreactor system, based on Honeywell’s immobilized cell bioreactor...Show More Summary

Novelis Partners with Brewery on Recycled Beer Can

Novelis partners with Red Hare Brewing Company to introduce the first certified high-content recycled beverage can.

Future of utilities: New England may opt for “outcomes-based” regulations

12 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

The Northeast’s electric power system is at an inflection point. Distributed energy resources such as rooftop solar, smart buildings and electric vehicles are creating new opportunities but also new demands on the grid. At the same time, ratepayers and policymakers are calling for a more resilient system. Show More Summary

CRTC “Very Disappointed” with Outcome of Charges for Paper Bills Meeting

The CRTC announced in July that it would look into the telecom companies practice of charging for paper bills. After holding the meeting with carriers, the CRTC has published a press release summarizing the outcome. “We would like to thank the companies that participated at the meeting on paper bills. The discussion was frank and [...]

Apple Wearable Debut may Accompany new iPhone at September Event

Earlier this week Apple sent out invitations for an official release event slated for Sept. 9th. The company provided no details, save for its usual mysterious tagline, one that this year read, “Wish we could say more.” While undoubtedly this event will serve as the company’s annual refresh of its iPhone brand, with speculation that [...]

Lessons from Kyoto: A Vision for Effective Global Action on Climate Change

With two decades of experience to draw on, the UNFCCC may be the most influential forum on climate change in the world. The deadline is set for 2015 for an all-inclusive global agreement to halt climate change. But what is necessary to bring 195 countries onboard to limit global warming to 2 degrees C? read more

Germany slates $210 million for sustainable power grid research

15 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

In an effort to meet its ambitious goal of an 80% renewables share in the nation’s electricity demand by 2050, the German government launched a €157 million ($210 million) power grid funding initiative in August. Some 300 academic and research centers and 400 companies signed up to take part in the program, which was jointly Continue reading ?

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 23 - 29 August 2014

17 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

I won't be doing 'TGIF' next week. I will be in Honduras all week and won't have much opportunity to post to the blog or do any Tweeting. I'll be back blogging and Tweeting on a regular basis the week of 8 September. All job Tweets are can be found...

AT&T Digital Life, Home Security and Automation Service, Expands in Keene and Claremont

18 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

AT&T today announced beginning Friday, August 22 it will expand Digital Life to cover Keene and Claremont, N.H. AT&T Digital Life ® makes customers’ lives easier by simplifying the management of their home. Digital Life offers security, convenience and peace of mind, in a customizable and easy-to-use experience from smartphones, tablets or computer. Show More Summary

Dow Electronics plugs into the Internet of Things

21 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

If you listen closely, you’ll hear it. All the electronic devices in your home are tuning up to talk to each other. The Internet of Things isn’t as far off as you might think, and it just got a little closer as Dow Electronics, one of the largest privately held companies in Tampa Bay, partnered Continue reading ?

Renewable energy fueling Asia-Pacific microgrids

The Asia-Pacific region has seen particularly robust demand for microgrids in recent years, due to economic development, electrification, and industrialization directly related to the growing need for more electricity and the resulting development of renewable distributed energy generation and, ultimately, microgrids, according to Navigant Research. Show More Summary

Have a Water Conflict Case Study? Post It on AquaPedia!

I received the following email from Amanda C. Repella of the Tufts/MIT/Harvard Water Diplomacy Program a few days ago. It was a most worthwhile request. Here are the salient points: The AquaPedia Case Study Database is a wiki-style resource created for sharing insight and information about water conflicts, especially those...

How to Turn Tires Into Batteries for Electric Cars

A new method converts scrap tire rubber into porous carbon that works better than graphite as a Li-ion battery anode

More Mobile Apps, But Comparatively Few Users

Mobile app usage is up 12 percent over last year, but all of that usage is concentrated in about 35 percent of the populace.

CPUC shaping “utility of the future”

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has initiated a long-term project to modernize the state’s electric grid by incorporating non-utility owned energy resources into the planning and operation of the electric distribution system. Show More Summary

Ciena furthers Ethernet influence at BT Openreach

BT Openreach has responded to its service provider customers' desire for more Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) services and bandwidth by selecting Ciena's E-suite family of packet switch modules.

Let's Keep Florida Breathable

Last week former environmental officials released a statement supporting Governor Rick Scott’s “Let’s Keep Florida Beautiful” conservation plan. While conservation is a worthy goal, it will mean very little if state leaders don’t also develop a plan focused on addressing climate change. read more

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