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World’s largest solar power plant planned for Chernobyl nuclear wasteland

Electrek has a post on a plan to build a solar power plant at Chernobyl - World’s largest solar power plant planned for Chernobyl nuclear wasteland. The proposed 1GW solar plant, if built today, would be the world’s largest. There are...Show More Summary

WIOCC Plans Johannesbug Metro Buildout

There's a new metro buildout in the works over in South Africa, according to Capacity.  WIOCC has big plans for the Johanneburg metro area, and intends to build out metro access to some 40+ PoPs there. ... [visit site to read more]

As Macy's Closes 100 More Stores is There Any Hope?

Business Insider chose to go inside Macy's at its flagship location in Manhattan shortly after the corporation announced it was closing stores. The closings, which CEO Jeff Gennette hopes will help create a better shopping experience across the entire brand, followed six straight quarters of dropping sales revenue. Show More Summary

Duke Energy Takes Solar Shot at Modest Commercial Businesses

When it comes to accessing the new energy market place, Duke Energy has a made a key move — going after the smaller-to-mid-sized commercial solar markets, which it thinks has huge potential. Today, the Charlotte-based utility announced it will be making significant investments in REC Solar, including personnel.

Why Your Firm Should Be Engaging the Board on Sustainability Challenges

CEOs may be missing a key opportunity to meet sustainability challenges by engaging their boards of directors.

Overcome the Smart Home Gender Gap 

It only takes a quick Google search to see the promise of the smart home. The way in which we can now control functions in our homes and how devices control aspects of our lives for us is nothing short of incredible. And to consumers who aren’t technology-lovers, it’s nothing short of overwhelming. Though the […]

‘Value not volume’ the new mantra as iron ore majors slow down

Things have changed in the land of the red dust. In Australia, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto have lifted their boots off the iron ore expansion pedals. In Brazil, Vale has plenty of gas left in the tank, but doesn’t want to boast about it. Show More Summary

Small Cells Look to a Bright Future

One of the ways in which small cells will be used is to facilitate the transition to Voice Over LTE (VoLTE).

Building Trusted Relationships Pays Off

Building and maintaining positive business relationships is essential for success. Whether you're just beginning your career or are a veteran in your field, it's necessary to continuously develop the relationships you have with those you respect and trust. Show More Summary

First offshore wind farm in US completed. Details of FOAK costs & schedule

Deepwater Wind has completed attaching blades to the last of five massive, 6 MWe peak capacity wind turbines that make up the 30 MWe Block Island Wind Farm. That is one of the final steps in the process of installing and commissioning the facility. Show More Summary

Doubling the battery power of consumer electronics using lithium metal batteries

MIT News has a report on "new lithium metal batteries could make smartphones, drones, and electric cars last twice as long" - Doubling battery power of consumer electronics. Founded in 2012 by MIT alumnus and former postdoc Qichao Hu...Show More Summary

July is World’s Hottest Month on Record

Climate Central has a report on the latest global temperature records - Scorching July is World’s Hottest Month on Record. By NASA’s reckoning, July 2016 was 1.27?F (0.84?C) hotter than the 1951-1980 average. It was 0.2?F (0.11?C) above July 2015, the next warmest July in records that go back to 1880. Show More Summary

Use Olympian Strategy to Organize Your Job Search

Olympic athletes need to stay organized to meet their training goals and do well during competitions. Using strategies these elite athletes employ is a great way to keep your job search on track. Here are a few organization tips from top athletes to keep you moving toward your goals. Show More Summary

King Coal is Dethroned in the US, and That’s Good News for the Environment

This is the worst year in decades for U.S. coal. During the first six months of 2016, U.S. coal production was down a staggering 28 percent compared to 2015, and down 33 percent compared to 2014. For the first time ever, natural gas overtook coal as the top source of U.S. electricity generation last year and remains that way.

Beyond Growing Pains: Germany’s New Normal in Renewable Energy Policy

In July 2016, the German government decided to abolish the country’s feed-in tariff (FIT) for renewable electricity generation. Instead, the government now plans to auction contracts for renewable electricity deployment to the lowest bidders.

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