Here’s the challenge: Figure out what combination of power plants offers the most efficient drive system in the cars of tomorrow. In a paper presented at EVS 27 in Barcelona last month, the authors of “An Evaluation Study of Current and Future Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Vehicles Powertrains” reported that a combination of a hydrogen Continue reading ?
Solar panels were installed on more American residential rooftops in the 3rd Quarter of 2013 than any other quarter in history, pushing US installed solar capacity over the 10-gigawatt (GW) milestone and potentially ahead of Germany for the first time. read more
G.fast, a proposed technology that can theoretically deliver up to 1 Gbps speeds over very short copper loops, has taken another step forward as International Telecommunications Union membership reached first-stage approval of the standards.
Verizon's move to purchase EdgeCast, a content delivery network based in Santa Monica, Calif., is another sign that traditional service providers want more control over how video content gets delivered to their customers.
CenturyLink is taking a bigger role in the public cloud market by participating in Dell's Cloud Partner Program, a move that will extend its cloud services to the telco's Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service platfor...
Medical device manufacturers will have to manage a huge dataset to comply with incoming RoHS regulations, as well as other rules and standards relative to their industry. Manufacturers of these products will have to meet RoHS requirements over the next few years, following the EU’s 2011 decision to expand the standard. The substance restrictions under […]
Ciena reported that revenues for its fiscal fourth quarter to October were $583.4 million, up from $465.5 million year-over-year, beating its outlook of $550-$580 million. The vendor also narrowed its net loss to $9.8 million or 9 cents a share, from $38.8 million or 39 cents per share a year ago.
Dow Chemical, Cargill and Life Technologies have won the 2013 President Green Chemistry Challenge award for developing chemicals safer for public health and the environment. The challenge awards are presented in five categories: academic,...Show More Summary
The EPA plans to cut federal inspections by one-third and reduce civil enforcement cases 23 percent, the Los Angeles Times reports. Citing the agency’s draft strategic plan, the newspaper says the EPA argues the shift for fiscal years 2014 to 2018 is a more effective way to focus on cleaning up air and water — […]
Consumer brands including Seventh Generation, Patagonia and Stonyfield Farm have signed a letter to Congress urging chemical policy reform. The coalition, Companies for Safer Chemicals, says it will make a business argument for reforms that help companies bring safer, cleaner products to the marketplace. The founding members of the coalition, led by Seventh Generation and […]
Coca-Cola is converting its 100 newly purchased 2014 Chevrolet Express service vans into fuel-efficient hybrid electric vehicles using XL Hybrids’ powertrain technology. The updated vans will be traversing roads across the country by year’s end, the beverage giant says. Show More Summary
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), whose member including Adidas, Burberry, Coca-Cola and Levi’s represent more than a third of the global apparel and footwear market, has launched an updated version of the Higg Index, a sustainability measurement tool for the industry’s supply chain. The Higg Index 2.0, now available for industry review and use, brings […]
The EPA has made available $4 million in grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from marine and inland water ports. Most of the country’s busiest ports are located near large metropolitan areas and, as a result, people in nearby communities can be exposed to high levels of diesel emissions. Older […]
Desalitech and Japan-based Toyo Engineering Corporation have formed a strategic partnership to introduce environmentally responsible and economical water and wastewater treatment systems to Japanese, East Asian and international markets. Show More Summary
C Spire is making a big splash in the cloud services market by reaching a deal to acquire Mobile, Ala.-based Callis Communications, a provider of cloud-based unified communications as a service (UCaaS) solutions for businesses.
ASHRAE has published ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2013, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy, which combines the 2010 standard and 18 published addenda into a consolidated standard. The core of the standard in Sections 4 and 5 specifies methods to determine comfortable conditions (temperature, humidity, air speed and radiant effects). Show More Summary
If you reside in a part of Verizon's territory where it does not yet offer FiOS service, you will never get it. You'll have better luck with your local cable operator.
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) are part of a project called...Show More Summary
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s campus won a SITES certification for sustainable landscaping after participating in the Sustainable Sites Initiative’s pilot program. The pilot, which launched by in 2010, included 150 projects from 34 states. Roughly 30 acres on NREL‘s South Table Mountain campus in Golden, Colo. Show More Summary
With Warsaw now a fading memory and the meager outcome still cause for concern that there really isn’t enough substance to build a robust global agreement upon, I signed up for The Radical Emission Reduction Conference at the Royal Society. read more