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Freevolt generates power from thin air

What you see above may look like an unremarkable slice of electronics, but it can theoretically power a low-energy device forever, and for free. If that sounds like a big deal, well… that’s because it is. Drayson Technologies today announced Freevolt, a system that harvests energy from radio frequency (RF) signals bouncing around in the […]

Confirmed: Apple rolling out electric car 

The rumors that Apple is building an electric car are apparently more than just rumors. The Cupertino-based computer company turned iPhone pioneer plans to start selling electric vehicles to members of the general public by 2019, according to a story in Monday’s Wall Street Journal. Source: Confirmed: Apple rolling out electric car – FierceEnergy

Greening Up Your Marketing Events

Even though digital age channels like social media, webinar, and vid-cast are on the rise, a physical event like a trade show is hard to beat when it comes to face to face interaction with prospects, customers and industry thought leaders. Unfortunately, these events also have a large environmental footprint. All that lighting, display blitz, […]

DE-CIX Acquires IST-IX as it Launches in Turkey

The interconnection space saw a little consolidation occur simultaneously with organic expansion today. DE-CIX both formally launched its new Istanbul internet exchange and made an acquisition in the same market. They have acquired IST-IX, which was originally founded by Terremark.... [visit site to read more]

And Now for a Different Point of View about Cover Letters

Job candidates spend hours upon hours crafting cover letters that are designed to impress hiring managers. The reality is that many employers don't even read through letters and dive right into the resumes. Is crafting these materials...Show More Summary

VW Emissions Scandal: Almost 1.2M UK Vehicles Used ‘Defeat Devices’

Volkswagen has admitted almost 1.2 million diesel vehicles in the UK are involved in the emissions scandal and used “defeat devices” to cheat air pollution laws. VW said the diesel vehicles include 508,276 Volkswagen cars, 393,450 Audis, 76,773 Seats, 131,569 Škodas and 79,838 Volkswagen commercial vehicles, The Guardian reports. The total number of vehicles affected […]

Google to ‘Cut the Crap,’ Reduce Waste

Google, in an effort to reduce waste and increase recycling, has partnered with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to help drive the circular economy. In a blog post, Google VP Jim Miller details the company’s current waste reduction efforts: how Google has already begun to “cut the crap” by cutting energy waste, materials waste, food waste […]

The Next Euro Fiber Consolidation? Maybe Viatel

While Vodafone and Liberty Global may not be getting any swaps in this year, it does look like there may yet be a bit more consolidation among fiber network operators in Europe before the year is out. Rumors have reached me from several directions now that the Digiweb Group may be ready to part with […]

EPA Finalizes Pollutants Discharge Rule for Steam Electric Power Plants

The EPA has finalized the Steam Electric Effluent Limitation Guidelines, in a move that the agency says will reduce the discharge of toxic pollutants into America’s waterways from steam electric power plants by 1.4 billion pounds annually, as well as reduce water withdrawal by 57 billion gallons per year. Toxic pollutants include mercury, arsenic, lead, […]

Bion Patents Process to Recover Nitrogen from Waste

Bion Environmental Technologies has filed a new patent application for a process that recovers a nitrogen-rich, non-synthetic fertilizer product from a livestock waste stream. The fertilizer contains 12 percent to 15 percent nitrogen in a solid crystalline form that is water-soluble and provides readily available nitrogen. It contains none of the other salt, iron and […]

MSDSonline and KMI Rebrand as VelocityEHS

Cloud environmental, health and safety services provider, MSDSonline, and its wholly owned subsidiary Knowledge Management Innovations, a global EHS and sustainability management information system providers, have rebranded as VelocityEHS. Show More Summary

Are the bulls wrong about the outlook for utility-scale batteries? Probably

Utility-scale energy storage is poised for prodigious growth over the next decade, according to the market research firm Frost & Sullivan. “Overall, attractive pricing, combined with a surge in manufacturing and supportive policies for...Show More Summary

Sprint will Abstain from 2016 Spectrum Auction

In today’s wireless world spectrum is king, arguably the most important de facto natural resource of technological world. For years now network operators (and other interested parties) have fought tooth and nail over the finite amount of bandwidth useable for the transmission of data, resulting, as one might expect, in hoarding that in turn has [...]

Former NRC counsel attacks quoted source used in “Radiation isn’t the Real Risk”

In a recent post titled Message is reaching the public – radiation risks have been greatly exaggerated I pointed to a New York Times piece by George Johnson describing how the evacuations ordered after the Fukushima reactor core melt events has already caused about 1600 early fatalities. Show More Summary

South Korea to invest $350 million in IoT smart device makers

The South Korean government will invest in $350 million in some 300 companies it thinks can compete globally in the next four years, to develop an IoT ecosystem with inter-linked “smart devices”.Officials from two key government ministries, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning; and Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, revealed the South […]

A Texas tale of two winds

It was a curious stretch of time for wind power generation in Texas. From mid-August to mid-September, the availability of wind generation in the most heavily-stocked market did a virtual U-turn. Mid-August, as usual, was hot, stultifyingly so. On Thursday, August 13, at 1:00 a.m., demand for power in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas […]

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