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GERMAN OCEAN WIND BOOMING

Germany more than doubled its offshore wind power capacity in 2014 January 19, 2015 (ZME Science) “In 2014, Germany installed 543 offshore wind turbines, reaching a capacity of 2.35 gigawatts (GW), getting closer to their plans of having...Show More Summary

CHINA READIES GEOTHERMAL EXPANSION

China Nears Publication of Plan to Guide Geothermal Developments Jannuary 21, 2015 (Bloomberg News) “China could be nearing publication of a plan to guide the development of geothermal energy resources over [the years 2016 to 2020 as...Show More Summary

Broadband providers, NCTA support Republicans' net-neutrality proposal

Incumbent service providers and industry trade groups back a proposal by a group of Republicans to thwart a potential move by the FCC to reclassify broadband Internet service providers as common carriers under Title II in the 1996 Telecom Act.

Energy Quote of the Day: "Halfway Between $50 and $100"

The steep and fast oil price decline is hitting companies hard, with projects cancelled and workers being laid off. As analysts scramble to evaluate which companies are most vulnerable in the lower oil price environment, some are trying to figure out when oil prices might recover some of their recent losses. read more

WEMO Zigbee products for doors, windows, smoke detectors, keychains, and more – CES 2015 (VIDEO)

WEMO is showing off a line of new Zigbee products to complement existing WEMO devices. The products utilize a bridge to your network and can be used for a variety of purposes. via WEMO Zigbee products for doors, windows, smoke detectors,...Show More Summary

CuriosityStream's Hendricks sees potential in nonfiction/factual OTT services

John Hendricks, who is best known as the founder of the Discovery Channel and until last year the chairman of Discovery Communications, is ready to make his own mark in the burgeoning OTT video space with CuriosityStream--a pure-play...Show More Summary

Missing from the State of the Union: A Carbon Price

Many in the climate community are applauding President Obama’s discussion of climate change in his recent State of the Union speech. But he did not present a policy for placing a limit on, and then reducing, the amount of greenhouse gases we emit. What he did not advocate for was a price on carbon. Why? read more

Birch names Gibson to lead wholesale business

Birch Communications has tapped David Gibson to lead its product development teams and its emerging wholesale service business as its new vice president of business development.

Democratic legislators put pro municipal broadband bill on the table

A trio of Democratic Senators has developed a new bill called the Community Broadband Act that is designed to overturn existing state laws that ban or restrict cities and towns from building their own broadband networks.

AT&T tapped by Smiths to manage network, security services

AT&T has been awarded a six-year, $100 million contract extension from UK-based global technology provider Smiths Group, illustrating the confidence the firm has in the telco's ability to serve its global networking requirements.

How Governmental Sustainability Policy Can Speed the Transition to a Cleaner Economy

Sustainability management is simply the latest step in the evolution of the field of organizational management. Twenty-first century managers must pay attention to the use and cost of natural resources, the cost of waste production and disposal, and the environmental impact of organizational outputs and waste. read more

Infinera's Q4 earnings rise to $186M on strong DTN-X sales

Infinera reported fourth-quarter 2014 revenues of $186 million, up from $173.6 million in the third quarter of 2014 and $139.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, due to ongoing customer wins of its DTN-X platform.

Mars Unveils Deforestation Policies for Beef, Soy, Paper & Pulp Supply Chains

Mars has launched three new policies aimed at reducing deforestation in its beef, soy, paper and pulp supply chains. These policies outline clear targets that focus on the raw materials offering the biggest opportunity to reduce the impact that Mars has on sensitive forest lands. In line with its existing palm oil policy, the company […]

Land Use Planning and Economic Growth

Edward L. Glaeser Edward Glaeser argues that too little attention is paid to land-use regulation when it comes to promoting economic growth. From “The Future of U.S. Economic Growth” conference.

China retains global top spot for clean energy investment

China retained its global top spot for clean energy investment in 2014, with surging demand especially in both solar and wind. According to The Bloomberg New Energy Finance report, the country’s investment in clean energy last year hit...Show More Summary

Sustainable Packaging Boosts Sales

Sustainable packaging can help retailers and brand owners achieve an increase in net sales of 2-4 percent and an improvement in their EBIT-margin of 1-2.5 percent, according to a Viewpoint report from Stora Enso. The report says this will increase as millennials become a more dominant group of consumers. Fifty-nine percent of millennials, the generation […]

2014 is the Hottest Year on Record: Some Thoughts

As one month after another broke heat records in 2014, especially in the world’s oceans, the continuing and accelerating trend of heat energy in the global climate system seems increasingly apparent, as clear as any Wall Street trader looking for a trending market could hope for: Up. Or is it? read more

Poll: Who Should Be Most Worried About Google?

Google’s rumored move into the wireless space as an MVNO could give them the last piece of the puzzle.  From the device in your hand, the operating system it runs, the email/office/video/social apps you use, the wireless or fiber access network it connects with, the IP backbone and CDN that serves the data, the undersea cables […]

GEMI Launches Supply Chain Sustainability Tool

The Global Environmental Management Initiative has launched a Supply Chain Sustainability (SCS) Tool, which aims to help procurement professionals compare products’ cost as well as environmental impact. “The SCS tool has been designed as a guide to help support and assist with strategic sourcing and procurement by providing visibility into CO2e and water impacts within […]

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