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BASF Analysis Tool Helps Companies Lightweight Products, Minimize Costs

BASF says its analysis tool delivers 90 percent to 95 percent accuracy when predicting the performance of parts molded using BASF materials, helping companies lightweight products while minimizing design and development costs. A common...Show More Summary

Job Ads Written for Humans

If you're responsible for writing job advertisements, you must treat each one as an opportunity to market your organization to high-quality applicants. Instead of writing a job advertisement that focuses on duties and required skills, write an ad that makes people excited about the prospect of working for your company. Show More Summary

Geopolitics and Oil Prices: Between A Rock and a Hard Place

Oil traders currently appear to be hedging themselves against the possibility of a deal between Western countries and Iran on the nuclear question, but doing so misses the increasingly complex forces at play today in oil geopolitics and international relations. read more

New Investors In Tow, Interoute Plots Acquisition Strategy

The pan-European fiber and cloud operator Interoute is going on the acquisition trail this year after bringing in two new private equity investors.  With a target of more than doubling revenue to €1B, who might they target for a bit of inorganic growth?... [visit site to read more]

Extrapolating Deployment Trends for Solar PV

Simple extrapolation of present trends implies around 1800 GW of installed solar PV capacity by 2030, with even faster growth looking possible. Low carbon technologies getting to scale like this, and reducing costs in the process, will help lower the political barriers to increased decarbonization. read more

Crocs 2014 Sustainability Report: GHG Emissions Up 8.75%

Crocs reflects on performance and progress toward its 2014 sustainability goals in its 2014 Sustainability Report. The report includes the following highlights: GHGs In 2014, Crocs conducted its second annual greenhouse gas emission inventory, collecting emission data from its factories and corporate headquarters. Show More Summary

Non-Chemical Water Treatment Prevents Scaling, Saves Energy

Fluid Dynamis’ catalyst-based non-chemical water treatment reduced a Salt Lake City courthouse’s running costs and saved energy, according to the US General Services Administration. The GSA tests products in its buildings with the intent of finding products that perform well while being better for the environment than their conventional counterparts. Show More Summary

Proposal Would Require Nanoscale Materials Reporting

The EPA is proposing one-time reporting and recordkeeping requirements on nanoscale chemical substances in the marketplace. The EPA currently reviews new chemical substances manufactured or processed as nanomaterials prior to introduction into the marketplace to ensure that they are safe. For the first time, the agency is proposing to use the Toxic Substances Control Act […]

OriginOil Launches Wastewater Treatment Product Line

OriginOil has launched a product line for all wastewater treatment, including oil and gas water cleanup. The new OriginClear product line will incorporate and replace the company’s earlier Clean-Frac and Prime product line, while also extending into wastewater treatment. Under the OriginClear brand name, OriginOil will offer OriginClear Petro for oil and gas systems, and […]

Electronics, Auto Industry Want ‘Cohesive Federal Chemical Management’

Leading US electronics and automotive industry associations are backing a bipartisan bill that aims to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act, Chemical Watch reports. According to the publication, the Alliance of Automotive Manufacturers...Show More Summary

Portable Sludge Level Improves Regulatory Compliance

Markland’s handheld sludge blanket level detector measures silt/sludge interface levels in clarifiers, tanks and lagoons, and helps provide valuable sludge/biosolids level profiles, the company says. The Sludge Gun, which can be used...Show More Summary

BlackBerry Fourth-Quarter Earnings Surprise Investors

BlackBerry reported a surprise quarterly profit on Friday and said it is looking forward to a bright future, which includes ending the slide in revenue with the end of this fiscal year. “Our financial viability is no longer in question. We’re now turning our attention to revenue stabilization,” BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen said in [...]

SMUD’s analytics evolve with the smart grid

Analysts in the utility industry have much work to do these days. With the deluge of data that has accompanied the smart grid evolution, analysts are leveraging the billions of rows of data and working to transform it into actionable insight. Analytics that utilizes data from the smart meters, coupled with data from a smart […]

Foxconn to Replace Beleaguered Workers with Robots

Although the tech industry is still woefully dependent on under paid, over-worked labourers in some far off country to assemble the gadgets many in the developed world simply can’t live without, it seems all that is about to change, as infamous tech manufacturer Foxconn plans to automate 70% of its workforce in the next three [...]

Environmental Management, Reporting Simplified with Thinkstep.one

How thinkstep.one helps firms improve sustainability management and reporting by bringing together multiple disclosures, standards, regions and data.

EU Energy Briefing: All You Need to Know for March and April [VIDEO]

In this, the latest Brussels Briefing on Energy for viEUws - the European Union Policy Broadcaster, leading journalist Hughes Belin provides an overview and analysis of the latest European Union energy policy developments and news stories. read more

Dubai’s national oil company considers expanding upstream presence: Petrodollars

Many have been waiting for mergers and acquisitions— particularly in E&P sectors — to pick up in light of low oil prices, and one case of a downstream-focused company considering acquiring an oil producer caught the attention of Tamsin Carlisle in this week’s Oilgram News column, Petrodollars.   During periods of low oil prices, opportunities […]

One-A-Day Sponsorship IDs?

FCC invites comments on proposal by coalition of nine radio licensees to shift sponsorship IDs primarily to Internet In an unusual petition that was filed last November – but took five months to hit the FCC’s public radar screen – aShow More Summary

Every 11 minutes Pacific Gas and Electric connects a new solar customer to its grid

When it comes to rooftop solar, Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) had a banner year. In 2014, the utility connected more rooftop solar customers to its grid than any other year in its history and celebrated the connection of its 150,000th solar customer to its electric grid. In 2014 alone, PG&E added more than […]

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