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Procter & Gamble’s Waste Reduction, Reuse Strategies

Procter & Gamble partnerships transform waste into worth. This year, those efforts have helped the company increase to 70 its number of zero manufacturing waste-to-landfill facilities.

Trending Topics in Electricity Today: Will the EPA's Clean Power Plan Really Break the Grid?

Well-established power groups are drawing different conclusions regarding the feasibility of maintaining grid reliability as states act in order to abide by the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. What’s causing these reliability authorities to reach such different conclusions, and is more analysis needed? read more

The Intersection of Solar Energy and Energy Storage

According to the US Energy Information Administration, the installation of solar photovoltaics in the United States increased by more than 400% from 2010 to 2014.  Looking towards 2015 and beyond, industry analysts continue to be bullish on solar’s continued growth in residential, commercial and utility scale projects stemming in large part from the drop in […]

Europe lays out foundation for 5G wireless

5G wireless may still be an emerging concept, but already European wireless operators, vendors, regulators and standards bodies are building a solution that some say could "fundamentally change society."

Improved Fuel Efficient Package Developed by International Truck

International Truck has released a fuel efficiency package for its International ProStar trucks, the International ProStar ES (pictured). The ES – which stands for “efficiency specification” – offers improved aerodynamics, a drivetrain with advanced down-speeding and “the most efficient rear axles in the industry,” the company says. Show More Summary

A Suitor Knocks on Pacnet’s Door

There’s M&A in the wind in the Pacific region today, as Pacnet has apparently attracted some attention from down under. Australia’s Telstra has confirmed that it is in duscussions to acquire the company. That’s all they said though, responding to speculation from Bloomberg today in a three sentence letter to the Australian Securities Exchange.  … […]

U.S. Uranium Supplies, Part 2: Mitigating Future Energy Security Risks from Large Imports Disruptions

In the previous ‘U.S. Uranium Supplies, Part 1’ report we covered current-future World & U.S. Nuclear Power generation, primary sources of nuclear fuels, and the growing risks to imported supplies. Here we will cover promising policies and strategies for mitigating future potential uranium fuel imports disruption risks. read more

Google wants you to design the Internet of things

Have an idea for how the much-anticipated Internet of things should operate? If the idea is good enough, Google may pay you to see it to fruition. As part of a new effort to generate more Internet of things technologies, Google is planning to issue a number of grants to facilitate pioneering research in this Continue reading ?

Natural Gas Overwhelmingly Replaces Coal

The growth of natural gas generation in the US has displaced coal generation. There is little evidence in the aggregate regional power generation data that cheap gas has displaced other low-carbon sources of electricity. Nor is there evidence that increased gas generation has induced new demand. read more

Int’l Bytes: Xtera, Orange Business, Metroweb, GCX, NBN

Time for a quick mid-week survey of news from around the world: … [visit site to read more]

Green Technology Improves Coal-Fired Power Plants’ Energy Efficiency

URS and the Ljungström Division of Arvos Group have signed an exclusive agreement to jointly develop, demonstrate and market technology to improve the energy efficiency of coal-fired power plants by 1 percent to 3 percent, with a corresponding reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. This will help power plants realize operational cost savings by burning less […]

Diageo Commits to Water, Carbon Cuts

Alcoholic beverage company Diageo has committed to return 100 percent of wastewater from its operations to the environment. This pledge is one of the company’s 20 new sustainability and responsibility targets, to be achieved by 2020. Among the environmental targets: Reduce water use through a 50 percent improvement in water use efficiency. Replenish the amount […]

P&G Beats Waste Goal Six Years Early

Procter & Gamble has achieved its waste reduction goal six years early and its pulp certification goal a year early, and has grown to 70 the number of global facilities delivering zero manufacturing waste to landfill, according to its latest sustainability report. The company exceeded its waste reduction goal with only 0.4 percent of input […]

Facebook, Other Major Firms to Buy Furniture Without Flame Retardant Chemicals

Facebook, Autodesk and Dignity Health are among the major corporations and government purchasers that have signed a pledge to preferentially purchase furniture made without toxic flame retardant chemicals. The Center for Environmental...Show More Summary

On the Meaning of Existence (and Power Plant Emissions)

We don’t shy away from addressing the deep questions in energy and environmental economics. With this post, we tackle the very meaning of existence (with respect to power plants regulated under proposed greenhouse gas emissions standards). read more

ACT Wastewater Treatment Cuts Operating Costs, Recycles Waste

Applied CleanTech’s sewage recycling technology for wastewater has helped a UK wastewater treatment plant lower its carbon footprint and emissions and is expected to reduce operating costs between 20 percent and 30 percent. ACT announced the results of a pilot project conducted with Scottish Water — the first installation of ACT’s sewage recycling system (SRS) in the […]

IoT will generate a slew of data, but how valuable is it?

The Internet of Things, or the concept of intelligently connecting devices using sensors and wireless modules, is a huge area of opportunity for nearly every telecom and IT company. In fact, at the Cisco Global Editors Conference held here this week, the company said that it estimates that the Internet of Everything–which Cisco defines as Continue reading ?

Wind Mobile Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary and Reaches 800,000 Subscribers

Wind Mobile has two reasons to celebrate: First, it challenged the Big 3 five years ago, and second, it has officially surpassed 800,000 active wireless subscribers and 1,400 network sites, maintaining its fourth spot in the Canadian mobile landscape. MobileSyrup sat down with Pietro Cordova, the newly appointed Wind CEO, to discuss the past, present [...]

Potentially huge news – Branson’s Carbon War Room merging with Lovins’s Rocky Mountain Institute

Amory Lovins’s Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is merging with Sir Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room. Unlike Lovins, who has been opposing nuclear energy since the early 1970s — an illogical position that is the primary source of my animosity...Show More Summary

Tech and Telecom Giants Support Resistance to Government Data Collection Demands

There’s nothing, it would seem, that creates allies among enemies as quickly as government intrusion. For the last year Microsoft has been embroiled in a legal battle with the U.S. government over the latter’s demands for information pertaining to at least one particular Microsoft user. In 2013, U.S. Magistrate Judge James Francis issued a warrant [...]

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